Author Topic: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?  (Read 4685 times)

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Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« on: May 25, 2012, 02:14:15 AM »
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 02:31:09 AM »
Well theres a way to do it by hacking, they can change your email then send password to a new one and use it to gain access, or if its reported. So yea if they want to they can. Use email.  th-wink

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 02:41:32 AM »
Mods can't change email especially not over there. From what I gather they don't even see the original mod reports.

AL anyone with access to change your email can just change the password from the control panel.

If a person has data base access it's possible to shift through all of the data to read PM's. It would be a hell of a lot of work though. There used to be a mod that would give Admins access to PM's if I remember my research from the last time this question came up.

Yep found it.

http://vbmods.info/archive/index.php/t-542.html?s=360faa955f5f1ce38df73e6f6c6fff66  It can only be used by super admins though.

I don't know if it's changed in the newer versions but from this article it seems to be a lot easier to do in VB then any other forum software. Just by doing a SQL search from the admin back end.

http://www.hmtk.com/archives/how-to-use-sql-to-read-private-messages-on-a-vbulletin-forum.html
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 02:53:10 AM by rusty »
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 02:58:47 AM »
When you send a PM at GJ, write your message with the assumption that Ryan will be reading it; that way you won't have to worry about saying something that might get you banned.

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 03:01:45 AM »
Or to put it more simply. If you're worried about it. DON"T put any information into a database you don't want the world to potentially see.
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 05:06:41 AM »
^^^ Too late for that. You guys know things about me that would make my mother gasp.  noevil  lolx

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 09:59:28 AM »
^^^ Too late for that. You guys know things about me that would make my mother gasp.  noevil  lolx

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 11:38:56 PM »
^^^ Too late for that. You guys know things about me that would make my mother gasp.  noevil  lolx

Hell Merk, you make me gasp panicx panicx :POKIE: :D ;D

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 11:59:38 PM »
I was thinking, it's more like up chuck at times.
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 12:26:05 AM »
At least Merk has good taste in women. I saw a woman at Walmart in Ripley, WV today with some big AOL's hooters. He shirt was so low cut, you could see where her boobs no longer cleaved.  thumbsup2 thumbsup2
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2012, 12:28:38 AM »
Hey you should stop by Parkersburg tomorrow since your in the area. :)

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012, 12:35:34 AM »
I'm headed south. Spending the night in the Walmart parking lot in Ripley.
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 01:20:49 AM »
I always wondered what kind of truckers spend the night in Walmart parking lots ... now I know.  :D  :D  :D

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 01:40:18 AM »
Trucker's that drive late and know that getting a spot at the next truck stop is about as likely as Mickey providing sanctuary to a family of illegal immigrants.
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 10:37:42 AM »
Trucker's that drive late and know that getting a spot at the next truck stop is about as likely as Mickey providing sanctuary to a family of illegal immigrants.

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2012, 11:32:18 AM »
Trucker's that drive late and know that getting a spot at the next truck stop is about as likely as Mickey providing sanctuary to a family of illegal immigrants.

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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2012, 01:34:42 PM »
I think they can read the I/M's and change them.

Last week I requested and received permission to quote from a post on this forum over there. I wanted to help a member with a rare and delicate tool.

The member here said sure, but cautioned me about mentioning his/her name - as that could get me banned over there.

I followed his/her advise and posted the information into the thread.

Additionally, an I/M was sent where our member's name was referenced including 2 links for additional information. The member over there I/M back thanking me.

What makes me highly suspicious is the I/M quoted my original message; in which 1 link works, the other was re-typed with the characters used in comics for swearing (#*$%) and the link to our GG thread is broken.  angryguyx
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2012, 02:03:58 PM »
Any use of Thegaragegazette.com any where on that site gets auto changed to $%^&*((*^$##^ type of returns. Ryan seems to have us set as a censored word. It works the same way as the typing of the fbomb here turn into no-no.

I typed in the fbomb and the software auto changes it into no-no.

It was just my oddball sense of humor that made it work that way. It can be turned into anything the admin wishes.
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Re: Can the mods on the GJ read private messages?
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