Visitor Messages vs Private Messages

Discussion in 'Community Information and Feedback' started by ThunderHawk, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Member

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    I've been poking around in some active posters' profiles and I am feeling compelled to try to get the word out that VISITOR MESSAGES within your profile are often "public," at least to other members of this forum.

    As I've been poking around, I've noticed Visitor Messages that included email addresses, cell phone numbers, prospective cadets' real names and other information that surely the person sending the message THOUGHT was being sent in the PRIVATE MESSAGE area.

    Please note that VISITOR MESSAGES are only private with certain settings selected. If you intend to send a PRIVATE MESSAGE, make sure you are using the PRIVATE MESSAGE area of the forum.

    Just my 2 cents' worth of advice for today.
     
  2. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    +1 Thanks for the heads-up, Thunderhawk:thumb:
     
  3. Hooah96

    Hooah96 New Member

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    So this may be a stupid question, but I can't figure out how to send a private message lol. Help?
     
  4. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt Member

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    Hooah96: you need to have a certain number of posts before you are eligible to post private messages. I think it is 5.

    **Edited for username change -TN
     
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