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Warning Account Deletion procedure change

May I bring your attention to the recently revised way in which we handle account deletions here:
Changes to the AO Account Deletion procedure - Alfa Romeo Forum

Basically if you request account deletion from today, it is now perfomed automatically and instantly with no restore function, so only delete if you mean it!

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Love the Troll comment Very :EVIL: The BORED approve :borg:


No more moaning about taking too long for confirmation codes or admin to delete accounts
also no more changes of mind, just hit the Red Button :EVIL:

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I can't believe he said that

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Bored are just that.... bored
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Bored are just that.... bored
'The Bored' if you please :sideways: , we expertise in the forum hijacking! :Bored:
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Was there really that many moaners on the "speed issue of account deletion" that the need to have a human involved in the process of an account deletion needed removing? That many?

I know I miss alot of the bemoaning/trolling that goes on outside of say WOT, but I for one liked the idea that some "admin person" (read: human) got to press the delete. The idea of an account being unrecoverable on the press of a couple of buttons is a little scary. Needless to say, a hacked account?

Anyway, the decision is the boards to take but for example I would have said an automatic suspend (like ban) on the account when the button for deletion is pressed and say then a deletion by a human in a weeks time, allowing for any "reconsideration" or other issues ie hacking/"joker" accessing the account etc, would be IMHO a better way forward.


[ Just my tuppence worth, feel free not to argue MHO anyone ]

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Kurzon,

Basically we have highlighted a few areas where we can automate daily recurring tasks without affecting the quality of our services. Self deletion is the only one currently that would affect members directly.

If admin are working at the same rate of growth then we are being reactive and that was never AO! It’s true to say that if we keep doing the same things we will get the same results, so this is why we need to automate a few areas of the site to avoid getting bogged down in day to day running when software can really help us out. If a grown adult cannot be rational then there is little we can do...

On your point of an account being hacked, we have already contacted every member that had a password the same as their username and changed it for them, also new registrations are no longer permitted to have the same username and password and we now use security token sessions to stop any XSS cross site scripting which is how people took control of your accounts. We also heavily invested in a McAfee service to scan our entire site 3 times a day looking for vulnerabilities and/or links to viruses or scams posted to the site etc.

To reiterate this point again, if a member wants to delete their account for any reason whatsoever, we should let them, of course we don’t want people to feel that they have to leave and I would have to assume they had reported issues before deleting, however common reasons for leaving are: “sold my Alfa” “didn’t buy one in the end” or “Kurzon sending me dirty messages” :chill:

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I said MHO ... and rather just 'moan' I wanted to provide a possible alternative solution. It would seem that is not possible as you said re: manpower/'reactive'? Although this, the GrimReapers job, I'd happily take on whether or not an account was submitted for deletion :elaugh:

At this point I would urge the honourable gentleman to watch Terminator 2 and pay particular focus to 'Skynet' and see what happened when things became a little too automated
... you have been warned

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Bored are just that.... bored
Step away from the keyboard


Or walk the plank press the button :EVIL:

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watch Terminator 2 and pay particular focus to 'Skynet' and see what happened when things became a little too automated
... you have been warned

Sorry the word "Skynet" has not been recognised, an error report has been created and sent to the webmaster, please try another word.

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... we're too late it's already begun!

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Is Kurzon an automated thread/post generator


Surely there is no human hand behind such drivel
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You obviously didn't read the Facebook/Twitter appreciation thread in WOT



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