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wow.... that's pretty shit. Had some messages on here from old members who left or ones from a couple of years ago based on things going on in my life, they were good reminders of the decent users here. Shame to see them go.



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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... :(

As far as I care, no problem! Anyway, no backups or just a pain to recover them? Of course if you feel like that's sensitive information, that's OK too.



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.

If it was a reply to a PM you sent, you should be able to see it in your "Sent" tab



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 ever, you did what you had to so its all good! Thank you for your hard work! :)



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It's all good talon. Did deleting all 600k messages take some load off the servers?



MY PRECIOUS SPAM!!1!
Well, I had some messages but all read and I doubt I would ever get back to read them again.
It's a bit sad but it probably just doesn't matter.



Ahh, shit. That sucks. I had a message from Smeags that I was holding on to. He had given me some Castlevania recommendations. I don't think I saved it anywhere else.



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Bristow9091 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.

If it was a reply to a PM you sent, you should be able to see it in your "Sent" tab

From the looks of it, I have every message I ever sent, replied to or not.



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