Sorry for the thread title, I was unsure how to word it.
Basically, I recently reported a thread in Ranting & Raving and the thread was deleted, either by the poster themselves or a mod. The following day I received a ranting PM from the OP of the thread about the report. When I reported the post I stated as such on the thread. However, in the PM that I received the poster made reference to what I said when reporting the post and had not said on-thread. The poster in question is a moderator and as such can see the reported posts forum (at least this is how it used to be, yes?) and clearly this is where they got their information from.
I reported the PM and responded to the poster to tell them not to contact me again and I heard no more about it.
That being said, what is the policy on this? Is it acceptable for a poster to contact someone who reported their post and use information they gleaned from the mod forum/reported posts forum to give them crap via PM? Personally I found it to be wholly unacceptable but I wanted to see what the official word is? Is it fair game for those with access to the mod forum to use that information in situations like this?