jelly tot wrote:
Kankapoo wrote:I Fully support this as well how ridiculous!!! What is the reasoning behind this?!
The reason for this change is that as the PM function is not public and cannot be overseen by the moderating team, it can undermine the objective of the Forum as a public space for the provision of mutual support.
I have been on a good number of forums over the last 15 years and none apart from this one have closed down their PM system,giving the dishonest/spurious reasons Sane stated. It's usually accepted that the PM function is something that admin/moderators can't spy on hence private
messaging. That Sane chose to close it because they couldn't oversee/spy on private messages smacks of a disturbing, control freak mindset that reflects badly ethically and morally on Sane as a charity for the mentally ill and their carers.
Instead of tackling real problems that had been pointed out on more than one occasion, Sane in an act of gross incompetence/malice/stupidity(take your pick) chose to do something that made these forums even worse.
Sane deliberately chose to show it's underlying contempt for the mentally ill by ignoring strong, and intelligent ,requests for the function to be retained.