In this thread twickster and I had this exchange:
In that thread, Gfactor asked that all further discussion about this be place here. So I’m responding to twickster here. Let me just add that I think the PMs, serve a useful function here. It allows people to communicate privately. Once PMs are no longer private, they become less useful.
No. There is no need to divulge what the actual PM said. None. You just declaring it so does not make it so.
I guess we have different definitions of “necessary”. Very different. Yours seems to include some notion of “easier” or “helpful to you”.
No, it wasn’t. You simply could have said that he was warned because he was abusive to a Min in his PMs. Problem solved. And proof that divulging what he said wasn’t “necessary”.
Yes. Because you would have been supporting the notion that PMs are private. That’s a much larger and more important issue than any one warning, even if it makes it a little easier for a Mod to explain himself in one particular instance.
FYI, here is our previous exchange: