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Posted 11/12/15 , edited 11/12/15
Just curious... when people post threads about their account being compromised are they going to start routinely disappearing, or was the one that disappeared this morning a fluke for reasons that can't be disclosed?

When I went to check on whether the person had any luck resolving their issue (I was kinda worried about them), I saw that the thread with their post and my reply letting them know the steps they needed to take is apparently gone.
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Posted 11/12/15

arimareiji wrote:

Just curious... when people post threads about their account being compromised are they going to start routinely disappearing, or was the one that disappeared this morning a fluke for reasons that can't be disclosed?

When I went to check on whether the person had any luck resolving their issue (I was kinda worried about them), I saw that the thread with their post and my reply letting them know the steps they needed to take is apparently gone.


I see that one got closed because the thread creator nuked the posting account. It likely got resolved privately with PMs or emails. They routinely close all forum threads where the OP/creator has completely deleted their account with the /nuke page, no matter what the subject of the thread was or what forum it appeared in.
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Posted 11/13/15

arimareiji wrote:

Just curious... when people post threads about their account being compromised are they going to start routinely disappearing, or was the one that disappeared this morning a fluke for reasons that can't be disclosed?

When I went to check on whether the person had any luck resolving their issue (I was kinda worried about them), I saw that the thread with their post and my reply letting them know the steps they needed to take is apparently gone.


As email have to be unique in the system, we have to wipe secondary accounts upon restoring their proper account, if they used the same email address for those. This will lead to some posts without a poster upon the deletion of the secondary user.
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Posted 11/13/15

shinryou wrote:

As email have to be unique in the system, we have to wipe secondary accounts upon restoring their proper account, if they used the same email address for those. This will lead to some posts without a poster upon the deletion of the secondary user.

Thank you for the response; that is what I'm used to seeing (I've seen it a fair number of times now). When this happens the post is still there inside the thread, but it doesn't have a name attached to it any longer. In this case, the whole thread (their post, my response, and any other responses it got) is completely gone.

It sounds like you're not aware of it being a new policy, so I'm guessing it happened by accident or for unique reasons. Hopefully it's the latter and someone took care of it for them; that would be the best outcome.
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Posted 11/13/15
I just work on the help forums, I don't know in detail how the other parts of the forum are operated.
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Posted 11/14/15

shinryou wrote:

I just work on the help forums, I don't know in detail how the other parts of the forum are operated.

It was actually here in the help forums. When I first saw it disappear I thought that maybe someone moved it to another forum board, but that wouldn't make sense because this is where the thread would belong.
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