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'Email Registration'

LeverPuller

Member
I understand we can no longer register for a new account via email to the admins. What I want to know is how we can take abandoned accounts. I already have an account on FA, but my friend would like one, and her usual username is taken. Not taken and being used, just taken and abandoned. (Or wiped, whatever. Either way, like 42 pageviews and nothing else.)
I've already sent a note and email to Dragoneer, I want to make sure that's what I needed to do. >_> I feel kind of like a douche posting here, too, but I think I'd feel more like a douche sitting here until registration starts wondering why I was never contacted, only to find out I didn't email the right person or something.
If anyone here has some insight into this, please let me know.
Thanks! :)
 

LeverPuller

Member
You have a request that lots of people have probably pondered.

And though I must admit that I don't think I've ever had that situation happen to me, I feel that abandoned accounts should be able to be requisitioned by people who will legitly use them.

She wants it to post her art, so I thought that should be enough. :p Either way, I don't want to be a pest by emailing everyone I can find. So I thought I'd ask.
 

Summercat

Former Motterator
She wants it to post her art, so I thought that should be enough. :p Either way, I don't want to be a pest by emailing everyone I can find. So I thought I'd ask.

PM or E-mail a Furaffinity.net admin (Not a Forum admin/moderator) when the mainsite goes up, and await a response. While taking over abandoned accounts is allowed, admins can actually check to see when it was last logged in to. If it's been a long time, then they'll consider reassigning the account.

Long time would mean a few years, IIRC.
 

LeverPuller

Member
PM or E-mail a Furaffinity.net admin (Not a Forum admin/moderator) when the mainsite goes up, and await a response. While taking over abandoned accounts is allowed, admins can actually check to see when it was last logged in to. If it's been a long time, then they'll consider reassigning the account.

Long time would mean a few years, IIRC.

I'll just send the email to one of the other admins and see what happens. Thanks! :)
 

chickadeet

New Member
Oh wow, I've been curious about this myself. I'll have to send an e-mail and see for myself if something could be done.

EDIT: Umm, I tried sending an e-mail about it to one of the admins (specifically ahkahna), but my email said it had been rejected. Is this because account registration is currently down, or because something's wrong with the email I sent it to?

EDIT2: Thanks for sending me the PM, but when registration came back online, I just made an account. I'm very happy with it, but thank you for taking the time to reply anyway, irreverent.
 
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Irreverent

Member
Long time would mean a few years, IIRC.

No content, no favs or watches....a stripped account; one year since last access. An account with content and favs is two years.


Oh wow, I've been curious about this myself. I'll have to send an e-mail and see for myself if something could be done.

EDIT: Umm, I tried sending an e-mail about it to one of the admins (specifically ahkahna), but my email said it had been rejected. Is this because account registration is currently down, or because something's wrong with the email I sent it to?

Not all of the admins use the username@furaffinity.net format.
 

Noodle

Cute odds and ends
I'm also wondering what happened to email registration exactly.
Was it taken down because it was just too much work?
It was taken down because there was way to many people emailing the admits to get accounts.
It had to be closed so that they had enough time to clear out the back log and get them all up without having more just pouring in.
 

LeverPuller

Member
Well I've now noted two admins, and still no reply. No email reply, either. Wth. >: I'm not gonna bitch if they just tell me to fuck off, but I want to know how it works and if it can happen or not. My friend doesn't want to create an account if she can get the one she wants.
/end complaining

Anyways, hope for reg. to be up this weekend. At least that way more people are happy. I'm not ready for the influx of trolls and assholes, though. ): Please, guys, if you know you are a terrible person, don't create an account!
lol jk
...
but srsly
 

Bastion

New Member
I've been trying for the same thing, and I haven't had a reply either. >.< The admins may be backed up with a ton of people having the same requests...or people just spamming their inboxes with useless stuff. XP I guess all we can really do is wait and see what happens.
 

Nall

Badger on Blow
I introduced someone to FA too and told them to email Dragoneer, but no response from him either.
 

Eske

Don't believe the mask...
I emailed FA support with a quick question about advertising a few weeks ago, and only now received a response. I'm sure the staff is just incredibly busy. Have patience. :)
 

Asswings

Banned
Banned
They're talking about getting accounts that are abandoned, dumbasses.
 

Bastion

New Member
>.< Mmmm....registration is re-open... I dunno if I wanna settle for a new username and make an account now...or wait to see if I can get this old one.
 

redfoxnudetoons

Banned
Banned
They're talking about getting accounts that are abandoned, dumbasses.

They were talking about taking over abandoned accounts, because regular Registration was down, as well as the fact that E-Mail registration was closed, dumbshit. ignorant forum poster.
 
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LeverPuller

Member
My friend wants the username she wants. It had nothing to do with registration being open or not. That's not the same with everyone else, though. So, you're both right, and both wrong. Why is it -that- big of a deal, to argue over it? S:

ANYWAYS. YEAH. MORE PATIENCE. I'll wait a bit for the registration flow to slow down some, then I'm gonna bother some more. : P
 

Irreverent

Member
If you want to register a new account, self-server registration is back on line. Please insure that your email-client/spam-filter does not block mailings from *.furaffinity.net. Unlike the old process, the new process is closer to forum registration and includes live email confirmation and a recaptcha Touring test.

If you want to attempt to recycle an abandoned account you need to EMAIL one of the support admins listed on this page. The site owner and tech admins receive a very high volume of email from the sites over 400K+ users; so please only make requests of the support admins.

Not all support admins have standard email addresses in the format username@furaffinity.net. If in doubt, send a FA note first.
 

Smelge

Hey, Assbutt
a recaptcha Touring test.

Turing.

Touring is where you go off for a lovely weekend to see the countryside. Turing is named after Alan Turing who pretty much built one of the first computers then killed himself because of the gays.
 

Nall

Badger on Blow
Just create your own username. Chances are it's some dumbass name-squatting loser who has the account. My friend emailed another admin because Dragoneer wasn't responding and every single possible one of the usernames that he wanted were taken up by people who weren't even using them, and hadn't used them since they were registered in 06. They only log in once in a while to make sure nobody gets it. It's fucking retarded.

FA needs a way to deal with name-squatting. No (legitimate) submissions and you haven't used it in 3 months? BAM! INSTANT DELETION!


You know, admins wouldn't have to deal with this so much if we could see when they were last logged in. HINT HINT.

edit// or better yet. Program the account creation page to check the last time the person logged in if the account already exists. If they haven't logged in for a year, then it lets you take it over. Then the admin wont have to deal with it at ALL (unless said previous owner comes back and finds their account got jacked).

edit2// Here is a prime example of a name-squatting bitch: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/alpha
 
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Irreverent

Member
Turing is named after Alan Turing who pretty much built one of the first computers then killed himself because of the gays.

Indeed. Ironically, FF spell check doesn't know the difference, and I was far too under-caffeinated at the time to notice either.
 

Asswings

Banned
Banned
Uh, Nall? You realize there are people who only have accounts to look at porn, right? You don't have to have any social activity to use an account for that.
 
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