Member Rara Avis
Earlier this year, Kellie, a friend of mine took me out to a really fancy dinner and told me she was celebrating because she had won a quarter of a million dollars in some big contest, the name of which I no longer even remember. Later in the evening, she laughingly told me it was all a lie. She said it was the only way she figured I would let her pay for the meal.
The point is, I never doubted her when she told me she was suddenly rich. I had no reason to doubt her, because she had never before lied to me, even in jest. What do you think the chances are I'll trust her the next time she tells me she won a contest? I usually believe people, Kellie, until they give me a reason to NOT believe them.
I got your email and I'm glad you were honest with me about using Cody's logon to access the DM forum and then forgetting to change back to your own before replying in that thread. I just wish you and he had been honest without first being forced into a corner. It would make it much easier to believe you about other things.
We take people's privacy very seriously, and the Moderators are repeatedly cautioned to respect the confidences to which they become privy. Cody will at the very least lose his access to the DM forum because of what he did for you, and there's a reasonable chance he'll be asked to leave the forums. He breached our trust. You didn't have the admonishments that he did, but in taking advantage of his friendship to go where you weren't invited, you also breached our trust. Not to mention his.
I will accept your explanation that neither you nor your mother were involved, because I really have no choice except to accept it. I would strongly suggest you change all of your passwords and be a little more careful with them in the future. Bottom line is, if someone else uses your account, you are still responsible.