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Is this a glitch or did everyone lose their messages?

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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.

Last edited by Hiku - on 15 May 2018

Inbox gone.
Sent still there.

You are bound to love Earthbound.

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?

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mZuzek said:

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.