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    Default Note to users about "disappearing" posts/threads

    Just wanted to let everyone know that one smod here decided it would be a fabulous idea to hard delete every single post theyve ever made. A bunch of threads are gone now, so if your posts are gone, thats where they went.

    Also, a thread that I had started, the rules thread for the entire forum, was deleted too for whatever brilliant reason he had there, so please bare with us while we try to redo it. The back-up thread for it in the mod forum is also gone as well


    Edit: found an archive for it ... but uh, still have to reformat the whole thing. Sorry that it will be ugly for awhile. Although, I doubt anyone really cares about it in general. Meh.
    Edit 2: Nevermind... we got the whole thing back.


    Also, if anyone notices any "important" threads that are gone, like FAQs, let us know and we'll try to recover anything relevant
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    well that's nice why would he/she do that?
    is it the mod himself who does this or did some rat figured out a way to get into a mod's account again?

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    Not like postcounts matter does it?
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    I blame Babylon Latios. Damn his moronic reign of terror. I lost 10 Post Counts, but it was a necessary sacrifice for his demotion.
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    that makes sense...
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    Oh. I don't think anything happens actually. Only the postcount is affected. Oh well. Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clash
    I blame Babylon Latios. He also IP banned Jay (facetious) in his reign of terror
    I've had trouble accessing the forum for a couple of days now, but I doubt it's an IP ban. My account would be banned too if somebody went through that kind of trouble. Either way, it's nothing a proxy can't fix.

    Latios is a serious tool, but I've always known this.

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    And the reason he/she did this was because....?

    I guess post count doesn't really matter, but it is nice seeing a cute user bar under your name every few posts.
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    I don't care about the post counts.

    So A smod was like: Duhr.. what dus thies butten do?
    Meh it's good to see that it's fixed again.
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    Thank you for telling us that!Why would Serebii pick us a mod to be a mod?

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    I don't care about the post counts.

    So A smod was like: Duhr.. what dus thies butten do?
    Meh it's good to see that it's fixed again.
    Not quite.
    He wanted to leave with a bang / erase all trace of him being here. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Destler View Post
    Not quite.
    He wanted to leave with a bang / erase all trace of him being here. :/
    Well he did a good job at that..

    Seriously who was it!? =P
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    And boy did it...

    In regards to forum loading issues, I put a thread up here. They're unrelated to this latest little fiasco and more of a general hiccup.

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    Well, this effectively explains the fact that my count has gone down...

    What I'd like to know is that once the guy responsible is found, will his admin powers be stripped away from him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyran View Post
    Seriously who was it!? =P
    http://www.serebiiforums.com/showgroups.php
    Have a look around and guess who's not on the list.

    But really, when removing 'all traces', the end result just so happened to be many important threads missing due to his large contribution to several sections, and the forum itself, I suppose.

    The problem right now is not about omgcrymoar or whar teh post count go?. We need to recover stickies and important threads he made. It is possible, even if posts have been hard deleted and cannot be seen by anyone.

    AKA it's not intentional abuse (I think), it's not "hey this moderator is dumb", but he left and removed everything he had.

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    When the posts and threads disapear (when the staff deleate them) wouldn't it always be for a good reason?
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    no palamon, Latios didn't do it for good reason. He simply deleted it to erase all trace of himself being here. >>;
    And he wasn't an admin, he was an smod. And he's a Special Contributor now. :/

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    People, enough bashing of him or I'll infract you

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    Well, did Latios have any reason for wanting to leave in such a big way? He must have known what deleting all of his contributions would have done. Something like that is hardly a spur-of-the-moment decision.

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    To people who were talking about post count .... the issue here isnt really about that at all, mentioning it was just for those people who have already, and actually care about, their posts. THe actual issue is remembering / recovering the important stickies that are gone now. Its pretty damn annoying.

    If he had the initiative to go and delete threads that werent even his posts (ex. the main rules thread) then perhaps he's gone and done the same to others as well. And just stuff he had posted too. We've dug up a few of the threads he made for Tech Help, but who knows what else we're missing. If anyone can remember any stickies hes made, or notice one gone from another mod, let us know.
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    I've gotta admit, thats a hell of a way to go out. Props for the lulz Latios.
    Oh dear. It looks like shame.

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    I guess I needn't have been so hasty in making my thread in the help forums now. I feel like an idiot.

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    How childish. Ah well. We might get a new SMod now
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    Wait so Latios deleted everything. Greatest. Farewell. Ever.

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