IMPORTANT: Inadvertent deletion of a few regular member accounts

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Chip, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Hi, all,

    I have to apologize; in cleaning up a bunch of spammer registrations yesterday, it looks like I might have inadvertently deleted the accounts of a couple of regular posters.

    This was completely unintended and in no way is meant as any sort of commentary on the value of the commentary made by the posters in question; the editing was taking place directly in the database tables, which is much quicker than using the user panels, but also makes it easier to have errors like this happen.

    If you are a regular poster and suddenly can't log in, or see your posts appearing as "guest" instead of as a registered member, please email me (chip at degreeinfo) and I will figure out how to get you fixed up.

    I apologize for the problem.
     
  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. Mine was one of the deleted accounts. Interestingly enough, it allowed me to create the same name/account again. It's like a new beginning!
     
  3. bazonkers

    bazonkers New Member

    I saw that in a thread where you posted yesterday and this morning *poof* you were a guest with a small forum name. Glad you didn't quit and you are back! Too bad you are a newbie. :)
     
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I'm flattered that somebody noticed.

    I'm also glad that I'm not gone. I have found myself posting a lot here lately (I have the internet on my phone and often have sit-around-and-get-paid-for-nothing type jobs, I read books and newspapers until I can't take it anymore, then I come here).
     
  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Hehe, and some of my posts are awaiting moderation :rolleyes:
     
  6. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    Ah,

    Well that makes a ton of sense. Honestly, it's all good. Especially if I can get off of moderator approval status before I post 6 things ;)

    Best,
    Al
     
  7. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. Glad to be back on. I didn't recall being a spammer! :) Thanks for putting me back on, Chip! I really enjoy this site.
     
  8. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I was hoping you'd be back soon! You were on a roll last week with your great topics and replies.
     
  9. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, Maniac. Same to you. I was just curious and didn't realize they would make such hot topics.
     
  10. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    I have also seen the opposite as far as account deletions. I noticed some formerly banned members that are no longer banned.
     
  11. rickyjo

    rickyjo New Member

    It happened to me to! I was afraid I may have gotten myself in trouble with somebody important. Glad to see confirmation that it was just an accident.
     
  12. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back... n00b :D
     
  13. Jazz

    Jazz New Member

    It happened to me too. Luckily, I could just re-register with the same user name.
     
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    To those who had their accounts deleted - I know that when you re-registered your post count went to zero. If you let me know what it should be (even a guess is OK) I can bump it back up to what it was before our little accident. Thanks.
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Better not be having anyone guessing about 8,000 posts. :eek:
     
  16. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    After that many, I think you deserve a comemorative ring, or maybe a championship belt.

    A toast: here's to 8,000 more posts! And 21 more master's degrees! :D.
     
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And enough sig lines for them all. :eek:
     
  18. Jazz

    Jazz New Member

    I had eleventy million posts :D

    In all actuality, maybe 20 or so. I'm a newbie.
     
  19. rickyjo

    rickyjo New Member

    Kizmet: I think I had just broken 90 posts, but I'm not 100% sure. Thanks.
     
  20. rickyjo

    rickyjo New Member

    Thanks to the moderators for restoring my post count, I'm very grateful!
     

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