t.brown 89142 (9/4/2012)
I've attempted to answer a newbie question recently and because some of their data is private, some of the thread happened in private messages - which may be confusing to anyone else following the thread.
Just wondered what any views, or consensus there is on private messaging
(And please No PMs on this subject)
I've not have anyone PM me sensitive data, but I do reply to them and tell them i will be posting in the original thread so others can benefit; I send them the answer as a PM, and also to the thread.
i guess if someone sent me a bunch of social security numbers or something sensitive, I'd tell them not to share sensiive data, and probably munge the data on their behalf when i posted it to the thread, since they didn't know better;
they'd learn from the post even better, i would reckon.
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