Hi everyone,

Recently it was brought up that there was nothing in the FAQ or Terms of Use about the publishing of PMs. In fact, the only reference to this is made in the Dispute Resolution Forum where it says that it's OK to publish PMs there "contrary to normal Boards.ie Guidelines that permission be sought before publication of any PMs sent or received."

There was always a rule in place against publishing PMs, but it seems it wasn't actually added anywhere officially and as such became an unwritten rule. This was an oversight that we have now rectified by adding a new guideline not to publish PMs. This ensures that everyone, including new users, are aware of it. This isn't an issue that comes up frequently, but at least now it's explicitly covered in the Boards.ie FAQ.