Private messages aren’t private

I had an expectation of privacy in PM’s (unless the person I message were to report it). Silly me. I certainly didn’t expect PG staff to be notified when their name is used in a PM, or to be digging through PM’s of people who recently criticized something they did.

I agree the insult I made was rude and unnecessary, but so is throwing bans at people for expressing their dissatisfaction at losing $100 in items and getting duplicate canned responses over it.

Anyway, just a heads up for anyone who might think Private Messages are actually private.

Yes, we are able to read private messages on the forum to make sure rules are being abided by, people aren’t coordinating cheating, and folks aren’t threatening self-harm. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy on a private forum owned by another entity.