@torn2 said in New in 1.2.0?:
@pichalite said in New in 1.2.0?:
dmins and global mods can read anyone's chat messages
Not even sure why this would be thought of as a good idea? Users shouldn't expect that admin are going around trying to read their private conversations... If there are admins who abuse the database, then we shouldn't make it easier for them.
Conversely, as a forum administrator (moderator) I do not want my service being used as a conduit for nefarious actions. Being able to monitor all of the activity on a forum may be important to some. If I have it in my terms and conditions that all communications may be monitored I should have that opportunity. Now, if NodeBB moves to a full encrypted chat system I may have to consider turning off the chat feature.
NodeBB is not an email service, it is a forum software, and an expectation of privacy is not necessarily implied. For example, when I signed up here at community.nodebb.org I did not expect my chats to be private between myself and the recipient. I had a feeling that the administrators could read them and I am fine with that. Of course, if I were using a forum that confidentiality was at the utmost of importance than I can see how encrypted chats and posts may be important.