@yariplus said in Can admin and mods read private messages?: It speaks volumes about Discourse's userbase if the default concern of PMs is pedo rings. TBF my impression was this came across as a post feature extreme justification, as many were equally uncomfortable with the implementation, had questions and raised similar concerns. That it never occurred to me or others doesn’t mean such activity is not happening. I would imagine if it’s done it’s most effective when automated with bots. Using PM system as the exchange. I have no clue how prevalent this might be. I’ve only recently read intel agencies use gamer boards for comms and not even pm posts either! It’s a big world out there!