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Keeping yourself and others safe on HealthUnlocked - Reporting inappropriate Private Messages (Chat)

Keeping yourself and others safe on HealthUnlocked - Reporting inappropriate Private Messages (Chat)

You can Report inappropriate Private Messages as well as posts and replies. Just select the '...' at the bottom right of the PM you wish to report and select 'Report'. Replies can be reported by selecting 'Report' from the options available when you select 'More v' under the relevant post/reply. (The 'More v' selection also gives you the option to edit your posts/replies at any time).

Please note that reported posts and replies go to the community admins for review and appropriate action, but reported Private Messages go to HealthUnlocked. If HealthUnlocked agree that the reported PM is against HU guidelines, they will ban the sender from all HU communities.

If you'd prefer your community administrators to review a PM for appropriate action:

1) IF the PM has been sent to multiple recipients, Just reply to the PM, adding the administrators to the PM recipients. The sender will see that you've done that.

2) If you don't want the sender to know you have reported the PM, just copy and paste the offending PM into another PM to your administrators.

Your community administrators are listed in our Community About page: healthunlocked.com/cllsuppo...

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Hi Neil or Good day

I'm surprised people would send inappropriate private messages this is a support site after all not a dating agency................Ok I will stop doing it ;)


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Can't help yourself, can you :) .


This is very good to know and be reminded of. I was an administrator of a NHL cancer support page of about 4,500 people on Facebook, and there were many strange things going on. Besides offering support and watching the activities, my main concern was to scrutinize the profile of the new requests to approve. I put my 'heart and soul' into It, as I see that Aussie Neil does and I thank him greatly for his time and efforts! 😍


On behalf of my fellow administrator HAIRBEAR and the volunteers that keep us all safe (with Newdawn deserving particular mention), thanks SouthFloridaLady. Spammers know when to target communities, but thanks to that shared vigilance, our community is kept safe around the clock.



Bump of this post; given yesterday's inappropriate action by a now banned past member of HealthUnlocked.


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Sunday I had two new CLL friends to dinner with me and my husband. I told my heme-onc and was sternly told “to be careful, that crazy people get cancer too!” It gave me a giggle as they are lovely people, but I suppose he has a point.

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Good reminder Neil. My observation would be...if you receive an unwelcome or unsavoury private message (pm/chat), please report it to HU using the dots at the bottom as described by Neil. This is a better strategy than engaging with the unwelcome ‘chatter’ because once a member has been in pm contact with you, they can continue to do so even if they are restricted from another community. Only a total HU ban takes the person off the HU site completely.

There’s always chancers and opportunists around and sadly some scammers will actively target what they view as more vulnerable members such as people with cancer.

Don’t get into private conversation with them, simply report to HU and if any distress is caused, alert one of the Administrators.




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