Private Message vs Profile Post

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by d22, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. d22

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    While pursuing the new software system I went onto ‘New Profile Post,’ and ‘Profile Page>Profile Post,’ it appears those are personal messages along with private information (names linked to screen names, phone numbers, email etc.) displayed for public consumption, which I suspect was not the users intent.

    It appears there may be some confusion between Private Messages and Profile Post.
    However, this has been addressed in another thread, community-information-and-feedback, and in case you missed it here was the explanation as to why it is: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In both software systems, profile posts have always been publicly available, whereas private messages are for one on one communication. As such, if there is personal information posted, we will review it upon request for possible removal.
     
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    "Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. I'm happy to provide clarification on these concerns.

    Profile Posts have always been publicly available in both our previous software system (vBulletin) and the current software system (XenForo). This has not changed. There have not been a large number of profile posts made since the software switch, so the vast majority of posts were made under the previous software. If any of your personal information was shared, please contact us and we will address it on a case by case basis.

    What used to be Private Messages are now called Conversations. These have never been publicly available, in either our previous software system or our current software system. To assist in the transition, I have renamed several of the Conversations phrases to "Private Conversation(s)".

    Both Profile Posts and Conversations (previously, Private Messages) are designed to provide additional methods for interaction in our community. We enable them to allow our members to communicate in multiple ways best suited for them and their needs.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. We value our members' privacy and look forward to addressing any other concerns."

    Thank you for your time.

    -TN
    TacticalNuke, Today at 3:00 PM Report

    Thank you TN, and GoVikings814 for your suggestion.

    Note* If anyone has sent a message (from March 2014 to present) assuming it was private may I suggest to look through New Profile Post and/or Profile Post. If there's any personal information you wish to stay private then send an Admin a message asking for a review and removal of said information.
     
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