Private messages often become the dark underbelly of a community. It’s a place where members get spammed, receive unwanted sexual advances, and personal attacks.
Private messages started out as a great way to communicate privately. Now with more people online, there are also more dark things involved with Private Messaging. It’s now a place that receives Spam, unwelcome or inappropriate conversations, angry messages, and even viruses. Depending on the website, there may be ways to get rid of unwanted messages. Most of the time though, you will have to manually remove unwanted messages.
- Private messages are private. It’s unlikely anyone will know of another’s issue with a private message unless the recipient reports the abuse.
- As a community leader, you can restrict some of the potential for abuse by turning off private messaging, or at least making it a privilege for senior members.
- One way to assess where problems could lie is to track high-volume senders and recipients.
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