Do pms always appear on the front page?

From what I have gathered, whenever you send a PM to someone, it posts the message on the front page under “latest profile posts” (where it apparently stays for months since very few people send pms, then it is still visible when it gets bumped from front page to “page 2” of “latest profile posts”. Can someone confirm this? Is there a way to send a private message that is not visible to the world? Thanks.
 

MikeyFresh

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From what I have gathered, whenever you send a PM to someone, it posts the message on the front page under “latest profile posts” (where it apparently stays for months since very few people send pms, then it is still visible when it gets bumped from front page to “page 2” of “latest profile posts”. Can someone confirm this? Is there a way to send a private message that is not visible to the world? Thanks.
I think you have probably confused a PM with a Profile Post?
 
Thanks! I dont know what I was thinking and must have mixed up the two. Sorry about that and thanks for clarifying.
 

Salectric

Senior Member
This brings up a question I have-- What is a "Profile Post"? I had the same experience recently as the OP. Someone sent me what was intended to be a PM but it appeared as a Profile Post. I didn't have trouble finding it since I saw the notification that someone had sent me something, and I responded to it in a PM. But that still left me with questions---What are Profile Posts, and where are they located other than on the first page?
 

JohnVF

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This brings up a question I have-- What is a "Profile Post"? I had the same experience recently as the OP. Someone sent me what was intended to be a PM but it appeared as a Profile Post. I didn't have trouble finding it since I saw the notification that someone had sent me something, and I responded to it in a PM. But that still left me with questions---What are Profile Posts, and where are they located other than on the first page?
A profile post is somewhere between a public post and a private message. If you click on your name at the top right you'll go to your profile page, and profile posts appear down that page. Everybody can see them but only if they bother to go to your profile page (and who does that, really? Creepers).
 
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