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Old 03.10.2011, 12:04
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Re: List of the self-deleted

Technically, a duplicate account would require it to be a duplicate. It can't be a duplicate if the original account no longer exists, as one can't have a duplicate of nothing.

So just sign up again using a different name. But add "_loser" to the end so we know you're one of the knee-jerk-deleted-my-account-out-of-spite people.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:05
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what exactly is the point of announcing rules that cannot be enforced anyway?

I can cloak my IP and create a hundred accounts if I wanted to (and was so inclined..)
We'll still find you. Not everything is an IT equation, geek boy.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:05
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Re: Tara a Bit

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this ridiculous self-delete thingy comes from On High in Stockholm
Oi you! Isn't pooh-poohing senior offi^H^H^H^Hmanagers against the new T&Cs
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:06
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Re: List of the self-deleted

so are the t&c's so different??

I though it was just so the local can send email spams straight to my junk folder?

if people are really that bothered then they should pack up there pc's and never turn them on again.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:10
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Oi you! Isn't pooh-poohing senior offi^H^H^H^Hmanagers against the new T&Cs
Yeah, probably. I wish that Stockholm dictating changes (and rather abruptly, too) without thinking them through and without providing adequate notice, justification or guidance to their voluntary moderation team that supports their income-generating business was also prohibited in the new T&C.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:12
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Re: List of the self-deleted

I haven't got the email either. Does it mean that my account will be deleted as I haven't agreed to the T&C's
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:12
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We'll still find you. Not everything is an IT equation, geek boy.
Very true.

The thing is that people tend to be a bit dim, and have trouble hiding their linguistic tics and real life biographies and expertise. Anyone with half a brain and enough time to waste spotting them can nail a duplicate account fairly easily. You don't need to have all the special info upon which I'm sure the moderators and admin rely, just a keen eye and a visceral hatred of cowardice and dishonesty.

Of course, it helps if it's a member who used to have a high profile, otherwise there isn't really anything worth looking for. The ideal ones to spot are former members with high post counts who made a dramatic departure - perhaps deleting all their posts before they went - or who have an unusual specialism - perhaps aeronautics or linguistics or sometihing equally nerdy. New members with an extensive knowledge of EF history or past EF buzzwords are also likely candidates.

Proving it, though - well, there's the rub. And I suppose if a new/old member behaves himself under his new username, where's the harm?

Apart from the fact that we all know who they are, and aren't particularly impressed...
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:13
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Was sad to see that SwissAstrid pressed the delete button. So far, I saw the following gone:

Betrand - Geneva

LOL he'll never come back, how many high profile flouncies is he upto ??
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:13
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Re: List of the self-deleted

what email???
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:15
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Well I made it clear in a recent thread that I am a techie dinosaur!

How does one open more than one account? Changing the name is easy enough - but don't they recognize your computer? Not that I want to do it, just understand how.
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How does one open more than one account? Changing the name is easy enough - but don't they recognize your computer? Not that I want to do it, just understand how.
Use a different computer, use a different email address, try to remember not to give yourself away by knowing too much.

It's like being on the run from the FBI, but sadder.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:17
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Re: List of the self-deleted

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Probably in your spam folder -- in an email sent to all users the other day.
Still not received mine. And it's definitely not in a spam folder - I checked on the server (I've not picked up any mail for a week or so).
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:17
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Re: List of the self-deleted

I don't see any point in deleting an account. It is a permanent move, not a 'flounce'.

Getting on for 500 people have left so far. I guess that most of them were people who got the email and do not use EF on a regular basis.

I wish that The Local would take a long hard look at their lack of customer service and communication skills. Most of this situation could have been avoided with proper communication IN ADVANCE.

I feel sure that the vast majority of people accept that changes are inevitable. To be honest, none of the changes to date have amounted to anything significant on the operation of EF for most of us. The new terms are not that different to terms that we have probably accepted on many other sites.

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I see your point, Deep Purple. We should have posted to the Announcements forum simultaneous to the email going out. I don't know why we didn't because in hindsight it seems like the obvious thing to do. Afterall, that's what the Announcements forum is for. Will definitely keep it in mind for next time.
Had this been an isolated incident, I could accept this. Sadly, it has been the norm for a variety of changes in recent months.
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How does one open more than one account? Changing the name is easy enough - but don't they recognize your computer? Not that I want to do it, just understand how.
Here you go. Not that you'd want to do it ...
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:19
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Had this been an isolated incident, I could accept this. Sadly, it has been the norm for a variety of changes in recent months.
Meh. It's the internet. It's fun.

If my boss was acting like this, I'd be upset.
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:22
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I haven't got the email either. Does it mean that my account will be deleted as I haven't agreed to the T&C's
I think it means that you've agreed to their T&C because you didn't click the "delete me, delete me now and forever" link in the non-existant email....
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:24
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Re: List of the self-deleted

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Well, as a mod, isn't she a representative?
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:25
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Well, as she's a mod, isn't she a representative?
I said boss, not Mistress of My Soul, Fridge and Liquor Cabinet...
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:26
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Re: List of the self-deleted

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not in spam folder...


if I don't receive it does this mean I don't have to abide by T & A , or T & C or whatevah
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Old 03.10.2011, 12:29
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Re: List of the self-deleted

Perhaps you deleted it by accident?
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