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Old 07-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Thinking YakkityYaks Policy on Private Messaging

For anyone playing or following the Yak Big Brother game, Private Messaging around here has become a hot topic. I would like to say firstly that this post is not directed at anyone in particular. I am just prompted to post it because of recent discussions regarding Private Messaging at YY.

Firstly, let it be known, on the record, that administration (myself or TheKdd) and YY staff do NOT have the ability to read PMs sent between two members of this site. The only PMs we each have the ability to read are PMs sent directly to us.

I don't know, nor do I want to know, where these speculations rose, but I want you all to understand that YY started as a site to correct what we felt was wrong at other sites. Now, the plugin is available to allow staff and administration to read PMs. We cannot deny that. However, that plugin is NOT something we have installed for this website. We cannot and will not speak for other sites, but there is a popular (well dwindling in popularity) site that has this ability. We specifically chose NOT to go down this road because we wanted to be different. And this is just one of many ways we chose to do so.

To be honest, it hurt TK and I a little bit to hear that this suspicion was going around. We work very hard and dedicate ourselves to maintaining class and integrity on this board, so it was a little rough hearing this for the first time.

So, let me please reiterate that private messages sent on this website are just that ... PRIVATE. Please do not convert this thread into pointing out or naming names. I don't care to know where these rumors started, nor does it matter. I just want the air cleared around here that this has NEVER been an option for staff members of this site and will NEVER be.

As for the Yak Big Brother game, TheKdd and Mystycl were allowed to apply for casting because we knew this wouldn't be an issue. As for the game, Mikey and I have taken every precaution necessary to ensure that no cheating (as has been rumored) can occur.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know. I hope that I have cleared the air for those questioning the integrity of this site.

Thanks for reading this. Carry on.
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I may be one of the more naive members of this site... but I am one who has been around since the beginning, and I never once even thought it was possible for someone to read my, or anyone else's, PMs. It would never have occurred to me in a million years to even question it... but then again, many of you know that I don't get involved in the gossip, or push back against anyone, or join arguments, etc. as none of that is in my nature.

I highly respect the owners, admins, mods, etc. of the Yak. I am friends on FB with a few of you, so you kind of know who I am in real life. But YY is a community, and we all enjoy gathering here for BB, TAR, Idol, DWTS, and even my most favorite of all television - and that is the "episodic" type of programming. Outside of TV, you guys have helped me mourn the loss of my 2 "children" in the past 2 years... my cats are/were my children. TK helped me from the other side of the country (VA to CA) with a computer problem, and I enjoy joking and laughing with everyone in the forums.

I am sorry that there was even a need for wingz to post this thread... but then again, I understand why he had to do it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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Thank you, KM. We appreciate that
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Wingz, you are awesome! TK, you are awesome! I apologize on behalf of the Houseguests in the YBB house this Summer for making these allegations. I hate that our fun and friendly little game could start something like this. I love this site, and will support it as long as I possibly can. It was NEVER my goal with this game, nor did I ever imagine the issue would arise, to tarnish anything you all have done here.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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I don't know what the hell is going on but I can assure you that the owners, admins, mods, etc. have a life and have way better things to do than read PM"s that are not sent to them!!
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I can vouch for what wingz wrote because I was reading his private messages between him and TK and that's what they were talking about.
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LOL YD
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That was a joke, by the way. The fact that TK and Wingz hasn't banned me yet proves that they aren't reading what I'm writing about them in private.
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LMFAO! I can vouch for that.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:57 AM   #10
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I can understand why a message would have that option. If it was installed, it would not bother me at all. In case something arose through private messaging, but I have never thought that anyone would just use the option just because.

Thanks for have a such a great board.

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