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Title: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Dave Leip on October 19, 2010, 04:00:37 pm
Note that I have removed almost 1000 unused accounts (most older than 1 year that either never logged in or have no posts).  Note also that I am aware that I did delete a couple of accounts in the process where the user had logged in more recently (but there were no posts).  Just create a new account if that impacted you specifically (since the username is removed and the email is removed, you can use the same parameters).
Thanks,
Dave


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: The Mikado on October 19, 2010, 04:07:01 pm
Thanks for the heads up, Dave.

While you're on site, would you please respond to Joe Republic's thread on Moderator's Corner?  Thanks in advance.  :)


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Kalwejt on October 19, 2010, 04:30:42 pm
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on October 19, 2010, 04:34:32 pm
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

you can log off any time you like, but you can never leave


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Teddy (IDS Legislator) on October 19, 2010, 09:03:11 pm
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

you can log off any time you like, but you can never leave

He's right, I tried!! :'(


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: ilikeverin on October 20, 2010, 06:12:29 am
kljackson!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 20, 2010, 10:55:00 am
R.I.P. the right hon. K.L. Jackson


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 21, 2010, 10:08:42 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

you can log off any time you like, but you can never leave

Welcome to the U.S. Atlas Forum.  Such a lovely place, **echo**such a lovely place.**echo**


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Tender Branson on October 21, 2010, 11:55:42 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Eraserhead on October 21, 2010, 08:23:11 pm
Nobody told him not to delete kljackson?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 21, 2010, 08:27:27 pm
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2010, 12:58:30 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

Where did you see him say that?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Tender Branson on October 22, 2010, 01:23:25 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

Where did you see him say that?

Nowhere, but I guess he´s the only one that can remove an account as mentioned in the first post by him. If you mail him from the email account with which you have registered, then I guess he could.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 22, 2010, 01:46:17 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Uh....I could easily forge an email so that it says "sent from" your email address, even if it was sent from my account.  That's trivial in many email programs.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Phony Moderate on October 22, 2010, 02:05:56 am
Were any other noteworthy accounts other than kljackson deleted?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Tender Branson on October 22, 2010, 02:22:15 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Uh....I could easily forge an email so that it says "sent from" your email address, even if it was sent from my account.  That's trivial in many email programs.


And you know the email adress with which I registered how ?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 22, 2010, 02:31:09 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Uh....I could easily forge an email so that it says "sent from" your email address, even if it was sent from my account.  That's trivial in many email programs.


And you know the email adress with which I registered how ?

Well not you specifically, but many of us have our email addresses listed in our public profile.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Tender Branson on October 22, 2010, 02:34:36 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Uh....I could easily forge an email so that it says "sent from" your email address, even if it was sent from my account.  That's trivial in many email programs.


And you know the email adress with which I registered how ?

Well not you specifically, but many of us have our email addresses listed in our public profile.


Well, then there´s also the possibility that Dave only deletes accounts where he got an email and the correct password to log into the Forum. This can only be known if the account of the user was somehow hacked.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 22, 2010, 02:52:40 am
Well, then there´s also the possibility that Dave only deletes accounts where he got an email and the correct password to log into the Forum. This can only be known if the account of the user was somehow hacked.

Yep.  As long as either:

1) You have to demonstrate that you know the account's password, or...
2) Dave replies to the initial email with a request for a followup confirmation email,

then it's fine.  But if all it takes is a single email that appears to be from the appropriate email address, then that's way too easy a way to delete accounts.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: k-onmmunist on October 22, 2010, 05:06:14 am
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

you can log off any time you like, but you can never leave

Welcome to the Hotel Atlasia?


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2010, 03:42:34 pm
Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

What's to stop someone from forging an email from me saying "Please delete my account"?


How can you write an email with my email account ?

Dave,

Is there a way we can have an option to delete our accounts if we decide to leave permanently?

The answer to your question is in the 1st post.

E-Mail Dave and he will erase your account - forever.

Where did you see him say that?

Nowhere, but I guess he´s the only one that can remove an account as mentioned in the first post by him. If you mail him from the email account with which you have registered, then I guess he could.

He's had a no deleting policy in the past (other than for space now, I guess)... that's what got us into that whole TexasIndy situation.


Title: Re: Accounts Deleted
Post by: True Federalist on October 26, 2010, 01:56:40 pm
Were any other noteworthy accounts other than kljackson deleted?

Actually kljackson was a victim of an earlier purge of unused accounts.