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New registrations, email validation, and account deletion requests


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Over the last week or two, there has been a large increase in new member registrations. We welcome everyone who is joining us here and hope you enjoy your stay.

However, there is a growing problem being noticed with a portion of these accounts. People are attempting to register with fake email addresses or with addresses they somehow no longer have access to. When you do this, we are unable to help you with any registration problems as there will be no way to verify who you are. If you do not provide a valid address, the validation step will bounce and your account will not be approved. We do not do manual approvals here.

One other thing to check if you're positive the address you used is good, but you've not received the email, is your spam folders. Services like GMail and Yahoo will often dump forum validation requests into the spam folders because they see it as unwanted email even though it's the most common validation practice there is.

Please also be aware that we cannot act on a request to delete an account when sent through the "Contact Us" link. There is no means to validate you are who you say you are since that link is also available for Guest use. If you wish to request an account deletion, you'll need to send a PM to one of the forum admins while logged in in order to do that.

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:09 PM, Arthmoor said:

Please also be aware that we cannot act on a request to delete an account when sent through the "Contact Us" link. There is no means to validate you are who you say you are since that link is also available for Guest use.

If there was some secret loophole to deleting someone else's account, I doubt it'd be THAT easy lol. Almost can't believe people tried that.

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On email validation and keeping emails current ... one site I subscribe too sends out a re-validation email each year on the anniversary of the date you joined.  If the email is returned as "undeliverable", the account is immediately suspended (can't log in and a message is displayed).  If the validation response is not replied to in five days, the account is suspended.  After 30 days, suspended accounts are deleted. 

The way to get your account out of suspension is to validate your email again. 

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