Let's make one thing absolutely clear first! NO ONE -- including me (the site administrator) is able to read anybody's PMs. They remain 100 % private and confidential. The same with emails members send to each other. All that stuff goes automatically from the sender to the receiver!Just a heads up for those of you who go to Jarkko's forum. Tysh Darling is a secret moderator or administrator there. This suggests to me that there is something Jarkko has been keeping hidden about his relationship with and her and therefore his inability to control her behaviour. It could also mean she has access to all your PMs over there also. It is not safe.
For those of you wondering how i know, i tried to put her on my foes list so her posts would not show and the system would not let me on the grounds that she is one. I am going to enjoy the excuses.
Partisan's message inspired me to run some tests with a number of active members, and I noted that indeed there were several who could not be added to the FOE list.
I also found the reason - in 2005 we had a closed section, "FAQ committee" that tried to develop Leonard Cohen FAQ for all participating sites. All forum members were invited to work with the FAQ, and a number of them volunteered and got admission to the section. All had moderator rights in that section (only). Unfortunately the project did not go any further and no messages have been posted to the section in more than two years. I did not want to delete the section (maybe we find new energy some day to continue with it), but I have now removed all moderator rights in that section except my own (other FAQ moderators were Tom, Dick, Tim, Kjelling, Linda, Joe Way, andrea, Bobbie, KimSolez, tom.d.stiller, Andrew (Darby), eeey, David, Pete, Mirek, Eve, linmag, babz, lightning, Einat, jurica, Sandra, Richard, lizzytysh, Megan2c2b, glyn, Natalie, sleep, Sue, Paula).
Now any member(s) except the administrators and moderators of the whole Forum can be added to the private FOE list of another member - and this FOE selection can also be cancelled any time.
For those who don't remember what a FOE is:
[This is a summary of the original thread. I removed it from News to Everything Else but by mistake left a shadow thread in News. Then I removed the shadow one but noted that also the original one in Everything Else was gone. One learns something new every day! However there were no more messages than the one by Heretic and my reply that is re-constructed above ]What are my Friends and Foes lists?
You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their online status and to send them private messages. Subject to template support, posts from these users may also be highlighted. If you add a user to your foes list, any posts they make will be hidden by default.