I done goofed

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by spockandawe, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Oops, I accidentally a subaccount. I was just seeing what the page was like, and I thought there was another button to click before it was finalized, but... nope :B

    I don't suppose there's any way to delete it, or orphan it, or pass it off to another account? Because I'd let my silly mistake stand, but now there are extra buttons on pages, and change is Literally The Worst, and also it's a constant reminder that I made a stupid mistake. Last I heard, account deleting wasn't meant to be a thing, but this subaccount hasn't posted anything at all, so I don't know if that makes a difference. Or if it could be handed off to 'definitely not spock', that would be totally fine.

    Helo, I've fallen into a subaccount and I can't get up :(
     
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  2. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    If i remember right, the way to remove a sub account is to rename it to something that won't be used, like "deactivated5-21-17" or something similar. Accounts can't actually be deleted because the forum software doesn't support it.

    Also, I did this as well. Maybe request a rename in the changing account names thread? Or would it be best to make a thread specifically for sub accounts, if only so we can track them more easily.
     
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  3. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    I mean, my issue isn't that the account exists, it's that now that it exists, I've got an extra bar at the top of my screen, and a drop down window between this and the post button, just waiting to be misclicked. I don't have any expectation that I'll use the subaccount, I don't care if it exists somewhere else, I'm just intensely (disproportionately) bothered by the changes its existence forces onto my plain, everyday posting experience.

    I know that account deletion isn't a thing. But I don't know if there's a way to transfer subaccounts, in which case I'd be happy to have this attached to the definitely not spock standalone account, or even have it as a standalone profile or something. I am just passionately loathing the drop-down window I've been staring at as I type, that's completely useless to me, gets in my way, and does nothing but serve as a reminder that I made a stupid mistake I can't undo. I just want to find any way to fix that dumb problem.
     
  4. electroTelegram

    electroTelegram Well-Known Member

    iirc once @seebs accidentally orphaned all subbacounts, could this be done purposefully and only to specific subs?

    (i am also the owner of unused subs i wish to abandon :V)
     
  5. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    I would also like to orphan some unused subaccounts
     
  6. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    The problem is that if a subaccount gets orphaned, it can cause anything related to the account to start giving very strange errors and basically make it impossible to, say, even PM the account, or something.
     
  7. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    If it's orphaned, would pming the account be a problem?
     
  8. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    If orphaning-orphaning them is no good, but transferring them is possible, I'm happy to volunteer @definitely not spock as a sacrificial lamb. I pretty much just use it as a way to send myself pms, maybe for a possible future throwaway joke or two. I don't mind if it gets used as a dumping ground for unwanted subaccounts.

    I am become the carrier model, with a hoard of my very own cassette children
     
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  9. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    Spock, please don't convert the orphans into fighter planes. Its rude, you need to get their permission first.
     
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  10. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I am not exactly sure what breaks and what doesn't, but if I guess wrong, whole hunks of the forum become unusable until I manually fix it, so... I am concerned.
     
  11. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    Do you have a second server you could science on for a bit, or is it just this one?
     
  12. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    Also if you need a test dummy subaccount @Laser Skeleton is free for testing
     
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    It's just this one, and I would rather not mess with it if I don't have to. The failure mode was bad enough that, like, I couldn't even go to the admin control panel. I had to do SQL queries by hand.
     
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  14. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

    ORPHAN ALL THE ACCOUNTS, JOIN THE BURGERPANTS REVOLUTION

    ANARCHY, ANARCHY!
     
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  15. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

    Wait i just realized if old meta was cleansed then the ballad of burgerpants has been deleted. What a travesty, i may never recover! D:
     
  16. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    Old meta is in the Undercity
     
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  17. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

  18. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    Go to TSM -> Undercity
     
  19. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

    I cant find it? Is it a thread?
     
  20. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

    Oh wait i figured it out, im still banned by request from old meta. I can see undercity on a sub but not on my main.

    @seebs hey super bees would you or another mod go ahead and unban me if you dont mind?
     
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