Had a complaint from Katina regarding Glynis ""pestering"" her via the PM system, even after being told that she wasn't feeling well enough to PM people.
I think I will have to don my ""Diplomacy Queen"" hat again and have another word about this. I had a ""little"" word in the email I sent to her and Chris when they were suspended for a week, basically asking her to be a bit more selective about PMing people, and I also asked her to bear in mind other people's health issues when you PMd me, Bex.
""I have unfortunately received a complaint tonight about your use of the PM system. I know you are a very friendly individual and like to chat to everyone, but please bear in mind that not everyone is the same, and will not respond well to getting lots of unsolicited messages whenever they log on. People can see this as an intrusion of their privacy. As I mentioned in my email to you before you had your week off, it is probably better NOT to send everyone who logs on a PM - it's not seen a very good ""nettiquette"", and it can annoy people. Also, as I have mentioned to you in the past, many members of the message board are extremely poorly and at times it will be the most they can do just to log on and read, they don't have the mental or physical energy to keep replying to PMs.
""Similarly, it's generally not considered good health-board nettiquette to send messages simply detailing your own health problems - especially not in an unsolicited message. In any kind of internet interaction you need to be very careful about giving away your personal contact details - real name, email address, phone number etc - as some people on the internet will not be who they say they are. Please be very careful who you give this information out to"".
This needs polishing. I am in blunt-mode tonight...