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It's your fault if you failed to update your electronic mail.

JaegerJpaw

New Member
Disclaimer: Different opinions. This does not apply to you if you remember your information but the FA system refuses to send you a confirmation code.

"But I made an accounts so people don't know I'm a furry or like porn!":oops:


If you cared about your account you would have ensured that you had a dedicated email with a dedicated password. There are much more serious things than pornography

"But I used my college email.":eek:


Your school email is for SCHOOL.When you graduate they are no longer responsible for you or will continue to provide for you. What made you think it would last forever? It's not that hard to create another account for personal things. If anything have 2, one for business and one for yourself.

"But I forgot.":confused:

I bet you remembered to play your favorite game the other day. I bet you remembered to watch your favorite show the other day. I bet you remembered to check on your favorite artist profile. If you can't even remember for yourself then you never truly cared about your account.

"I have a life, I cant remember everything.":mad:

Reread that previous statement to yourself one more time. Set an alarm, keep a personal journal, make a reminder. We live a world where technology gives you an option so you won't forget. Hell, write a posted note. That excuse sums up how much you cared about your account.


Yes it is partially Furaffinity's fault for the lack of tightness in the security but it's your fault that your information was not kept up to date. Your information wasn't compromised the day of the hack, it was compromised when you stopped caring about your personal information being kept up to date. Please stop taking internet security so lightly.

So, here you are trying to shame people into not getting to update their e-mails. Because of something that happened UNPREDICTABLY! Like we were supposed to KNOW in advance about how the site got attacked.

Then you go on to finally blame FA for the security problem. Sorry, your thread is null and void.
 

Draghorn

Business Dragon
Personally I have sympathy for those who haven't been able to update their email. I found out yesterday that I lost a yahoo email account because I forgot that I hadn't updated the email address associated with it. (Thankfully it was an email I only used for as a throwaway for spammy stuff so no that big of a loss actually.) It was still associated with an old ISP email address.

When I was losing access to that old ISP account I tried to remember all the accounts I had associated with it. I think I got most of them, but so far I've at least lost two accounts because I didn't remember that it was associated with it.

I don't know about you, but I have literally hundreds of accounts across the internet, with email associations split between two different email addresses at this point. At this point if I was forced to change one of those email addresses I am certain I would loose access to something afterwards especially if it was something I don't use often.

If I still have your attention - One big tip I would leave you with is don't use an email associated with a revocable membership. Basically don't use the email given with your ISP or your work email. Because if you change ISPs or jobs then you've unwitingly screwed yourself. I suggest using a free email address from one of the big companies like Google or Microsoft. Those accounts seem like they are safe for the foreseeable future. (At this point it might be a little risky relying on a Yahoo account considering the shape Yahoo is in.)

Anyway, I at least understand how this could happen to someone, especially if the account was something they didn't use all the time. I'm with you guys. ^_^
 

Ryuu Girl

Less Friends, Less Bullshit.
So, here you are trying to shame people into not getting to update their e-mails. Because of something that happened UNPREDICTABLY! Like we were supposed to KNOW in advance about how the site got attacked.

Then you go on to finally blame FA for the security problem. Sorry, your thread is null and void.

I'm not shaming anybody. A lot of people knew that site is unstable but aside from that. I don't expect anybody to have visions about site attacks however I expect people to be more knowledgable about internet security and how easy it can be surpass it with the right resources and lack of proper protection.

Nice strawman.
 

Gem-Wolf

da golden wuff
And they were all locked because they were either needless complaining with no point OR they were closed to funnel the conversation into one thread instead of having multiple threads saying the same thing.

It was nothing personal, there's no need to get butthurt because your spam threads were locked. I realize you don't care what I have to say, but use a bit of logic before you make statements like you have been. You're making things worse, not better.

As for the people who are blindly believing in what this person has to say, I suggest you look at evidence yourself and make your own conclusions. Never let them or anyone else make judgements for you.
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Bluedraggy

New Member
I'm actually going to just totally ignore the OP premise. It's wrong in so many ways it doesn't deserve any response. What I don't understand though is why KNOWING which email address I used to sign up with should be required? Every site I use has two options - forgot password and forgot email. You click Forgot email, enter your username, and they send an email to that address. That's my situation. I own a domain and thus I have access to (ANYTHING)@mydomain.com. I have unlimited possibilities - all of which forward to my current realm address. I made some guesses but all have been wrong so far. Why don't they put a Forgot Email option on there?

If the concern is that accounts have been hacked and the email address changed - I hate to say it but, so what? If my account was hacked before the password was reset, it's still hacked. The problem is, I can't reset my password without KNOWING my email address. In fact, I'm 100% sure that if an email is sent to the address on file, it will get to me. But I don't KNOW which it is and there's no way for me to find out or to send the code to WHATEVER that address is.

But I'll use the only alternative - I've sent a request to the address mentioned. How they'll know it's ME requesting it though is anybody's guess. I just don't think that knowing which email I signed up with should be a requirement. Having it (whatever it is) be VALID does seem reasonable though. Just my $.02. Patiently awaiting the fix. Interestingly, I DID check to see what email address was on this Forum account. Apparently it's not the same as at the main site though since it still says it's not right.
 

JaegerJpaw

New Member
I'm not shaming anybody. A lot of people knew that site is unstable but aside from that. I don't expect anybody to have visions about site attacks however I expect people to be more knowledgable about internet security and how easy it can be surpass it with the right resources and lack of proper protection.

Nice strawman.

Telling people it's their fault they didn't do something they couldn't predict? Nice hypocrisy.

Again, your expectations and when things actually happen don't coincide well.
 

Ryuu Girl

Less Friends, Less Bullshit.
Telling people it's their fault they didn't do something they couldn't predict? Nice hypocrisy.

Again, your expectations and when things actually happen don't coincide well.


Even if the attack wasn't going to happen, you should have your email updated. It's not being a hypocrite you're trying to twist it into one but hey if the shoe fits, war them.

Funny how you made an account to respond to this.
 

Ryuu Girl

Less Friends, Less Bullshit.
Personally I have sympathy for those who haven't been able to update their email. I found out yesterday that I lost a yahoo email account because I forgot that I hadn't updated the email address associated with it. (Thankfully it was an email I only used for as a throwaway for spammy stuff so no that big of a loss actually.) It was still associated with an old ISP email address.

When I was losing access to that old ISP account I tried to remember all the accounts I had associated with it. I think I got most of them, but so far I've at least lost two accounts because I didn't remember that it was associated with it.

I don't know about you, but I have literally hundreds of accounts across the internet, with email associations split between two different email addresses at this point. At this point if I was forced to change one of those email addresses I am certain I would loose access to something afterwards especially if it was something I don't use often.

If I still have your attention - One big tip I would leave you with is don't use an email associated with a revocable membership. Basically don't use the email given with your ISP or your work email. Because if you change ISPs or jobs then you've unwitingly screwed yourself. I suggest using a free email address from one of the big companies like Google or Microsoft. Those accounts seem like they are safe for the foreseeable future. (At this point it might be a little risky relying on a Yahoo account considering the shape Yahoo is in.)

Anyway, I at least understand how this could happen to someone, especially if the account was something they didn't use all the time. I'm with you guys. ^_^

I highly appreciate your thoroughly planned response. A lot of points you make I can definitely agree with. I use Google for business and yahoo for personal stuff, and I can remember when I needed to make an account in order to access a game but somehow Yahoo was rejecting it to the point it wasn't showing in any of my folders not even the spam. Google all the way.
 

Ryuu Girl

Less Friends, Less Bullshit.
I agree, keeping email address up to date is just common sense really. It's something I do automatically though

I apprecaite the response. I blocked him but it's obvious they could not grasp the concept that updating personal information as well as changing is critical in todays digital world.
 

Quilmeleon

Active Member
Disclaimer: Different opinions. This does not apply to you if you remember your information but the FA system refuses to send you a confirmation code.

"But I made an accounts so people don't know I'm a furry or like porn!":oops:


If you cared about your account you would have ensured that you had a dedicated email with a dedicated password. There are much more serious things than pornography

"But I used my college email.":eek:


Your school email is for SCHOOL.When you graduate they are no longer responsible for you or will continue to provide for you. What made you think it would last forever? It's not that hard to create another account for personal things. If anything have 2, one for business and one for yourself.

"But I forgot.":confused:

I bet you remembered to play your favorite game the other day. I bet you remembered to watch your favorite show the other day. I bet you remembered to check on your favorite artist profile. If you can't even remember for yourself then you never truly cared about your account.

"I have a life, I cant remember everything.":mad:

Reread that previous statement to yourself one more time. Set an alarm, keep a personal journal, make a reminder. We live a world where technology gives you an option so you won't forget. Hell, write a posted note. That excuse sums up how much you cared about your account.


Yes it is partially Furaffinity's fault for the lack of tightness in the security but it's your fault that your information was not kept up to date. Your information wasn't compromised the day of the hack, it was compromised when you stopped caring about your personal information being kept up to date. Please stop taking internet security so lightly.


Considering I use the same email for every furry site I am on, its weird I get this error message on FA and FA only. While it was in Read-Only mode I confirmed this as I always do when FA is hacked or crashes. Considering its happening to a lot of others I know who own only one email address, its a glitch in the system and not user fault in this scenario. Was no need for a full password wipe across the site. If I did this my employer would fire me for causing confusion.
 

JaegerJpaw

New Member
Considering I use the same email for every furry site I am on, its weird I get this error message on FA and FA only. While it was in Read-Only mode I confirmed this as I always do when FA is hacked or crashes. Considering its happening to a lot of others I know who own only one email address, its a glitch in the system and not user fault in this scenario. Was no need for a full password wipe across the site. If I did this my employer would fire me for causing confusion.

Well, it's FA. IMVU came in with hopes to acquire a furry audience to come into their camp. And not keep the slacking staff on their toes, that's for sure.
 

Wakboth

Active Member
Considering I use the same email for every furry site I am on, its weird I get this error message on FA and FA only. While it was in Read-Only mode I confirmed this as I always do when FA is hacked or crashes. Considering its happening to a lot of others I know who own only one email address, its a glitch in the system and not user fault in this scenario. Was no need for a full password wipe across the site. If I did this my employer would fire me for causing confusion.
Yeah, if it's a valid e-mail account that FA just doesn't accept, that's not on you. But there have been so many people talking about how they don't remember the account they used, or how it's long dead, or was a temporary one in the first place. They did screw up.
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
If you're an active Internet user, trying to keep everything on every profile for every site up to date is a sure way to become crazy - it's understandable that many people don't consider changing e-mail on some furry website all that important, since the only advantage it gives is to restore the password you know too well to forget, and occasionally receive some useless update news you don't need. It's totally Furaffinity's fault for not stating the importance of changing the mail before force resetting every password without any warning - in fact, even a simple "guys, re-check your mail, or y'all lose your accounts soon, duh" message would do. It should be a freaking common sense on side of FA's staff (or any social network staff for that matter), and with all my respect to their hard work and willingness to resolve the issue, let's be honest and objective - they kinda screwed up on that one.
 

Nemnth

Nemnth Ferheart Dragon
I would rather not post my opinion on such a thread like this, but I feel as if you are more bashing people than trying to help them.
I forgot what email I used to sign up myself, I had to get it changed, which thanks to the admins for the help!
But it's ridiculous to be ranting about this in the first place.

Yes, I forgot my email in which I used for FA and I take responsibility, and to say I don't care about my account for that matter is an incredibly ridiculous claim. But there is for no reason why you should be creating a thread to rant about others having issues. At least, that's how I'm decoding this thread.

Yes, it was their fault, as in people who forgot their emails, but a lot of people have outside lives and really can't afford to spare the time to constantly update their emails or what-not. I wasn't even aware that I used a completely different email before than the one I'm using now.
 

Dragonley

Nephuel
Disclaimer: Different opinions. This does not apply to you if you remember your information but the FA system refuses to send you a confirmation code.

"But I made an accounts so people don't know I'm a furry or like porn!":oops:


If you cared about your account you would have ensured that you had a dedicated email with a dedicated password. There are much more serious things than pornography

"But I used my college email.":eek:


Your school email is for SCHOOL.When you graduate they are no longer responsible for you or will continue to provide for you. What made you think it would last forever? It's not that hard to create another account for personal things. If anything have 2, one for business and one for yourself.

"But I forgot.":confused:

I bet you remembered to play your favorite game the other day. I bet you remembered to watch your favorite show the other day. I bet you remembered to check on your favorite artist profile. If you can't even remember for yourself then you never truly cared about your account.

"I have a life, I cant remember everything.":mad:

Reread that previous statement to yourself one more time. Set an alarm, keep a personal journal, make a reminder. We live a world where technology gives you an option so you won't forget. Hell, write a posted note. That excuse sums up how much you cared about your account.


Yes it is partially Furaffinity's fault for the lack of tightness in the security but it's your fault that your information was not kept up to date. Your information wasn't compromised the day of the hack, it was compromised when you stopped caring about your personal information being kept up to date. Please stop taking internet security so lightly.


Preach it, girl. Preach!
 

WingDog

Member
My email was up to date, it wasn't one I used very often, but that shouldn't matter, the email is still active and yet I still can't get a code to reset my password. FA should have left it up to us to change our passwords ourselves. Now I'm unable to get into my account because of it. I take no blame for the stupidity of FA's decision making skills.
 

Quilmeleon

Active Member
Yeah, if it's a valid e-mail account that FA just doesn't accept, that's not on you. But there have been so many people talking about how they don't remember the account they used, or how it's long dead, or was a temporary one in the first place. They did screw up.

I received my email and apparently was same as I sent to accounts@furaffinity.net from. Errors happen I am not upset about that. Again a forced password change would been better than a full wipe.
 
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