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TalonMan said:
Yes.

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... :(

At least, you didn't update everyone's password at once like a certain someone once did a while ago.

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TalonMan said:
Yes.

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... :(

No need to apologize, you are doing your best and I'm sure that is appreciated. I wish I could help and with my condition I'd be a spam killing machine LOL. In any case you and the other mods do what you have to do and I trust you guys will work this out.



pokoko said:
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.

Well now I'm paranoid you didn't look at them all. I'll just re-send them I guess.

And no worries Talon, seems like a small loss for a great update.



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Well, I had 3 unread PMs. At least one of them was fairly important, but it's my fault I put off reading it. I don't think the person who wrote it still frequents this forum though.



Hiku said:
Well, I had 3 unread PMs. At least one of them was fairly important, but it's my fault I put off reading it. I don't think the person who wrote it still frequents this forum though.

Well if you remember the users name, date, subject, or really anything memorable you could put in a special request to have someone query the records.

The messages weren't actually "deleted" so I assume they still exist. Just they can't be restored, but perhaps searched?



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Bandorr said:
Hiku said:
Well, I had 3 unread PMs. At least one of them was fairly important, but it's my fault I put off reading it. I don't think the person who wrote it still frequents this forum though.

Well if you remember the users name, date, subject, or really anything memorable you could put in a special request to have someone query the records.

The messages weren't actually "deleted" so I assume they still exist. Just they can't be restored, but perhaps searched?

Thanks. Since it was a reply to a PM I sent, I can get the username, subject (probably) and a timeframe narrowed down to a day or two.



Hiku said:
Bandorr said:

Well if you remember the users name, date, subject, or really anything memorable you could put in a special request to have someone query the records.

The messages weren't actually "deleted" so I assume they still exist. Just they can't be restored, but perhaps searched?

Thanks. Since it was a reply to a PM I sent, I can get the username, subject (probably) and a timeframe narrowed down to a day or two.

No clue if it works. I'm clearly not an admin or a mod here.  Just offering a possible suggestion. If the messages still exist then there still may be some sort of connection to the database.

Don't want to get your hopes up or anything. I probably shouldn't have offered it up as suggestion without checking with those in charge so good luck.



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Bandorr said:
Hiku said:

Thanks. Since it was a reply to a PM I sent, I can get the username, subject (probably) and a timeframe narrowed down to a day or two.

No clue if it works. I'm clearly not an admin or a mod here.  Just offering a possible suggestion. If the messages still exist then there still may be some sort of connection to the database.

Don't want to get your hopes up or anything. I probably shouldn't have offered it up as suggestion without checking with those in charge so good luck.

Well check talons message in this thread from 17 hours  ago and you should know enough



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