Warning: PM mistake will make conversation public.

Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've stumbled upon a problem with the new forum layout.

You must be certain to click on the messages tab on someones profile page to be sure you are starting a private conversation.

After you click on someone's profile page, you immediately see an open and inviting dilogue box waiting for you. You might start typing in it assuming you are creating a private message but, you are not. You are actually typing onto their profile page in a non-private way. It's similar to posting onto someone's wall on Face Book.

I have read conversations between members that are obviously intended to be private including personal information that does not need to be available online for the entire internet to see. I hope everyone is aware of the need to protect ones personal info.

I sent PM s to the parties involved.

(I also contacted @Krebsie and he quickly deleted these messages. Thanks @Krebsie.)

And, if you happen to feel like the exposure of certain aspects of your personal info is of no consequence, please do your best to respect/protect the privacy of other members who may wish to guard their information as closely as possible.  

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  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dammit Bob!
    How do you like my profile pic Taborski?   @matkn293 ;
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,908 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skydiverD said:
    Dammit Bob!
    Nope. Doesn't have that same ring to it as Dammit Darrin! 
  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Perhaps I should change my screen name to that. LOL
    How do you like my profile pic Taborski?   @matkn293 ;
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, the profile page has a comment section kinda like a "wall"  that is visible to everyone. 
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,908 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's wGray4lines said:
    Yeah, the profile page has a comment section kinda like a "wall"  that is visible to everyone. 
    That's where they get sidetracked. 
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Bob, good to know.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, @Bob-Luken, that IS good to know. I see I've made that mistake a buncha times already. 

    Hey, @Krebsie, is there any way to simplify that aspect of PMs?  For this oldfart, at least, it's really confusing. Thanks in advance....  B)
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 4,774 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bumping this.  There are many public addresses right now, just an FYI.
    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another way to message is of course by going to "inbox" in the menu and create a new message.  Then there's no way that you post it on the recipient's profile as opposed to a private message. 
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • NorthsideSmokeNorthsideSmoke Not Waconia MNPosts: 512 ✭✭✭✭
    hmm I see I have made this mistake on one of the members pages. How do I fix that
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,463 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Too late  >:)
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep. Live and learn. Most of us have done it, I betcha....   :p
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,908 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The other member on who's page the the mistake was made, may be able to delete the message.
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 4,774 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bumping for those who have recently posted to the public wall instead of a private PM.
    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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  • firehouseguyfirehouseguy KansasPosts: 865 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I disagree. It will be totally private, put whatever you want on your wall, we won’t look....I promise!
    Cigars were made to be smoked, whiskey was made to be drank and women were made to be loved. The only thing I try to age is myself. 
  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 921 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Alright......I'll delete all those nudes of me I sent.
  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,863 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Who would do something so silly
    A little dirt never hurt
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 6,957 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    Who would do something so silly
    I’ve done it quite a few times 
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,108 ✭✭✭✭✭
    With every electronic device out there spying on us this just makes sense.

    Still waiting for elderly lady in Worms, Nebraska to plug her brand new computerized 10 appliances in one toaster and it all becomes connected and "THEY" take over. 
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 5,911 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    When they take over?

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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 5,911 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol:

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,666 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • TrishTrish Surface of the sun AZPosts: 1,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did @Markwell finally make the rookie mistake?! Hahaha I am feeling slightly vindicated ...
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trish said:
    Did @Markwell finally make the rookie mistake?! Hahaha I am feeling slightly vindicated ...
    Hey...don't I owe you a newsletter?
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Markwell said:
    Trish said:
    Did @Markwell finally make the rookie mistake?! Hahaha I am feeling slightly vindicated ...
    Hey...don't I owe you a newsletter?
    You need nachos for that?
    Cause, I have that recipe.

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    Markwell said:
    Trish said:
    Did @Markwell finally make the rookie mistake?! Hahaha I am feeling slightly vindicated ...
    Hey...don't I owe you a newsletter?
    You need nachos for that?
    Cause, I have that recipe.

    It would behoove my position to get them nachos. Best be prepared for some unfriendly fire.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6
    Markwell said:
    It would behoove my position to get them nachos. Best be prepared for some unfriendly fire.
    Recipe sent.  :D
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,666 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Never mind. I now realize it was intentional for the lottery. My bad. Lol
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