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  • 2000+ Accounts *Officialy* Lost

    So, Mark has just posted a thread saying that all the accounts that were deleted are gone. He can't get them back. That means there are only about 45 members with accounts. I don't know what we should do. I'm not sure if we should restart here or there because either way, everything is new And on BW, if people register again, can you give them VIP? I mean, if they were VIP before?

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    Well, I for one decided to stay here if Mark can't rescue the accounts. There is no point in going back really. At least for me. We already started to re-build the community here and the fact remains that a) Mark isn't really invested in the board anymore b) rarely reachable and not very communicative. At least here at Buffyforums I know that Nikki will take care of things since she is a part of this community herself.

    Of course in the end that's a decision everybody has to make for themselves.

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    • #3
      I might re-register, but this is going to be my primary community unless everyone vanishes.
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      • #4
        I'm in shell shock. My pms!!!!!! *wails inconsolably* At least my posts are still over there since the last time I copied them. Guess I know what I'll be doing tonight.

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        • #5
          Wow, I really don't know what to do. I guess it doesn't matter since, ether way it's starting from scratch. I'll go wherever everyone else goes, I guess...

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          • #6
            :eek: I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be staying here, where they can trust the moderator....I'm a little angry at Mark at this point, whether it's fair or not.

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            • #7
              I'm actually quite devastated by this. I spent three years there, and my posts meant something to me. So did my reputation, that was hard earned through my posts. Without that membership I would have to start a new and that is not something I am willing to do. So thats it for me, I am done with Buffyworld forums, and horrified that it came to that.

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              • #8
                ...but then what happens to the posts we made? Not our post count but the actual posts...?

                I am in shock over this, I was still hoping they were going to be restored. It doesn't feel real, I still can't believe it!!!
                I am not sure I want to go back there. Having to start all over again... on the other hand, staying here means the same thing - having to start over. I guess I'll create my account there and then I'll see.
                Only thing I am now worried about is that some people will go back and some will stay here and that will split everyone up
                >> and we want s p e c t a c u l a r v i e w s if we're to stay for the w e e k e n d <<

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                • #9
                  We were all converted to guests. Our threads and posts are still there. Obviously I didn't glance at every post ever, but I saw a lot of our threads.

                  I agree this is so unbelieveably unreal.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Beck View Post
                    I'm actually quite devastated by this. I spent three years there, and my posts meant something to me. So did my reputation, that was hard earned through my posts. Without that membership I would have to start a new and that is not something I am willing to do. So thats it for me, I am done with Buffyworld forums, and horrified that it came to that.
                    You're leaving Temp BW, or real BW now, and BW?

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                    • #11
                      Another thing I just thought of. Will Nikki and the mods be able to maintain both this place and BW? It seems a lot of us prefers to stay here now but Nikki created this place as a temp forum and now BW is back and (as far as we know) functioning, she'll have to get back to her admin duties... I know she said she'd let this place stay open but it's time consuming to be an active part of two communities, let alone run them.
                      >> and we want s p e c t a c u l a r v i e w s if we're to stay for the w e e k e n d <<

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                      • #12
                        I am leaving Buffyworld for good. I am not re-registering, and I will not be going back to look over the place. I do not want to see my posts under 'guest' or even the posts of other people I grew to love, or even those I loved to hate , under 'guest'. Its a slap in the face to everyone who worked so hard to earn their reputation (not the actual points rep, but the rep that people had with other members) and respect. I do not know about this place, I do not have the desire to start all over again from scratch, but I will probably stick around a little to keep contact with those of you that I would miss too much if I left completely.

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                        • #13
                          Oh man, this is awful...I mean, I was only there for a year--I can imagine it's much worse for those here longer--but I still can't believe it...I wonder if it's even worth going back, everyone's a guest....this is unreal....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by galathea View Post
                            Well, I for one decided to stay here if Mark can't rescue the accounts. There is no point in going back really. At least for me. We already started to re-build the community here and the fact remains that a) Mark isn't really invested in the board anymore b) rarely reachable and not very communicative. At least here at Buffyforums I know that Nikki will take care of things since she is a part of this community herself.

                            Of course in the end that's a decision everybody has to make for themselves.
                            Amen sister friend! I whole-heartedly agree with you, Chrissy. I'll recreate my account but I'm not gonna use it. I'm satisfied here. I hate that I'm gonna have to move all my BW stuff here (IE: my fanfic, etc...etc...) but that's the way it goes. I much prefer that Nikki be in charge and be actively keeping us in a state of happiness with the forum than at BW where it goes psycho regularly.

                            I'll desperately miss BW but...I'm done. Which is soooo hard to say.

                            EDIT: Am I the only person who hasn't gotten a confirmation email...?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Heather View Post
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                              EDIT: Am I the only person who hasn't gotten a confirmation email...?
                              No, you're not...I just signed up and they siad an e-mail has been sent...and that was 30 minutes ago or so, and I keep refreshign my e-mail...makes things even more frustrating!
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                              • #16
                                Wow. I didn't expect that would be so 'yuck', trying to log in and being 'told' I was not a registered user... I expected it, but didn't expect this to create a big 'yuck' feeling in my stomach.

                                I'm happy here, frankly. I don't think I'm interested in being Veverka at BW anymore. Just Veverka at BF is good. Nice, cosy. And like many of you, what fanfic I have will be copied over here...

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                                • #17
                                  i also would like to stay here, there's no point in re-registering at BW

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                                  • #18
                                    I cannot believe that a major part of the last 5 years of my online life is gone. Just the other day I was happily thinking about how long I've been a part of Buffyworld, and I can't believe that it's all... gone.

                                    I highly doubt I am going to go back now.
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                                    • #19
                                      I knew it, I never had hope that the accounts were going to be restored. I'm so pissed, to the point of wanting to cry. We all spent so much time there, we put our effort to contribute to the board, we earned our place in the forum and our reputation points. And now, all that is gone...it's like all these years never happened. I refuse to go there and post again....but I don't know if I'll be able to refrain from registering just to lurk. But, seriously..this might kill BW forever... I don't see many of us willing to go there and waste time in trying to restore the community, after this...

                                      I have no sites, the only place I could post my fanart was BW....now I can do it here, but this place is a lot less known around the net! Oh, well...the world can live without my art. Still, it sucks.

                                      Bloody hell! Wasn't there really no other way to solve the problem? What is a forum without its contributors? Man...

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                                      • #20
                                        Wow a bit of a shock this morning.

                                        Firstly I've confirmed all accounts for those who have registered again at BW but not got your confirmation email. I will also re-make VIPs for those who had over 500 posts etc.

                                        I'm a bit shocked Mark can't get those users back. The forum does do a back up every day and that should store members too Anyway, not worth going over it really /sigh

                                        I will continue my work on BW, but this will be primary home. It's building up quickly and in the week BW was down it went from page 3 on Google to just a few from the top on page 1. It will get more and more popular and as I can access the database I can keep it up to date!

                                        Man what a morning.. now I need my coffee!

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