Is this a glitch or did everyone lose their messages?
Mine are gone too for what it's worth.
"Your inbox is empty."
I hope they can be recovered, because I had a few unread messages.
Sent still there.
Inbox is indeed emptied out, messages will not be recovered. New messages will appear like normal.
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Yeah, messages are gone.
Whoa, yeah. What happened?
Edit: does it have something to do with the NSFW messages debacle lately?
Yeah. Fixes being implemented.
Unfortunately, the idiot spammer won that particular battle as I was testing and forgot my "where" clause. No messages were actually DELETED, but there is no way for me to programmatically figure out which of the 600k+ messages should TRULY be deleted, and which ones shouldn't. So, we're just going to have to live with it.
As mentioned - your "Sent" is still there, so you should be able to see most of any on going conversations you were having.
It's an inconvenience, I know - but there is collateral damage in almost any war. And with the upswing of providing a tool for moderators to mass-delete this crap, I hope we can all just forgive this mishap - it doesn't happen very often where I incorrectly wholesale delete or corrupt data (in fact, I think this is the first time in over a DECADE of working with this website!!!).
My bad - sorry... :(
Things happen. I'm certainly not going to complain about a mistake when someone is doing something positive for the website.
Most of my messages were just unsolicited cat pictures from Super Boom, anyway.