Regarding Personal Information and Forums

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Blyx, Apr 29, 2018.

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  1. Blyx
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    Hello, fellow Skyblockers,

    It has come to the attention of the team, that there are players who wish to have certain aspects of their accounts removed for privacy reasons… be it previous past names, or posts left hanging about.

    There is a possible bypass for this, where a new account is created and merged with your old one, removing select information, such as listed previous names, or posts you wish you no-longer had.

    The reasoning behind this is due to the fact that some people first sign up to the forums using real-names or names they'd rather forget, whether initially deliberate or affected by autofill, they later request to change their name and no-longer wish to be associated with it for whatever reason.

    If you start a fresh account, what will be carried over?

    - Post count will remain the same as your previous account. (Assuming that’s not what you wanted removed). Merged posts won't be viewable in your post history.

    - Trophy points and number of likes will match your old account, unfortunately all other ratings given and received are lost.

    - Previous forums ban history.

    - The join date of your account will match your old account.

    What do you gain?

    - Removal of all previous names.

    - Removal of posts you no longer wish to have.

    It is possible to do both, or only one of these things.

    If this is something you’re interested in, what do you need to do?

    Send a PM to Leeeroieee or anyone with an administrator rank on forums, and they should be able assist you!
     
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  2. teqtu
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    teqtu Senior Member

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    thank you blyx <3
     
  3. Lucy_036
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    Thanks Blyx!
     
  4. BertBerry
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    Tysm blyx and leee :D
     
  5. MissPandas
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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. Rolly
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    Woah that’s pretty neat.

    Though some players may use this method to get rid of their history. ( Get rid of pointless threads, old attitude, ex. )
     
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    Nice!
    Thanks!
     
  8. Frannn17
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    Great job!
    Thanks
     
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  10. OfficerWade
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    Awesome! I have had to message staff members a countless amount of times to remove my old cringy posts. Glad to see a bypass!
     
  11. Brandon
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    Who would even want this lol?
     
  12. Leeeroieee
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    Some things we've found out so far when merging accounts:
    • All ratings received or given by the account being merged from are lost, only likes are preseved
    • The join date for the merged is whichever account was older
    • Conversations and warnings/bans from both accounts are carried over, but name history from the account being merged from is removed
    • Follows behave inconsistently. Your old followers will show up in your sidebar but when you click on them it will say they are not following you
    • Your posts will be preserved but won't show in your activity or be searchable as posted by you until we rebuild the cache, which takes a very long time to finish
    Just thought I'd mention this in case any of these things are dealbreakers for anyone.
     
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  13. Blyx
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    Edited the main post to accommodate this.
     
  14. _Cyborg_Ninja_
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    why does your profile picture look like a bunch of nooses to me










    i am SeWer sLideAL
     
  15. archerexpert777
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    Thanks, Blyx! This is good for people who dont like their private information displayed all without creating a new account.
     
  16. Zaila
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    Thanks! This is quite handy indeed!
     
  17. Nightcat
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    Does the user ID stay the same? (The one in the profile URL that is used for mentioning users.)
     
  18. teqtu
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    I got this done to my account, I had like 50493 or something now I have 99482 or something. The URL changes.
     
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