Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

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Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Mmartin » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm

Hey all,

Did you ever try to pick a name for your character, only to find out all the good ones have been taken? Well, me too and honestly there's way too many unused accounts hogging up names for both characters and UCP accounts. On may 4th, all unused accounts (including over 90 thousand character names!!!) will be deleted.

What counts as a unused UCP account?
- No characters created / imported
- Last login more than 6 months ago. If you have a UCP account from which you exported all of your characters and wish to keep it, please log into it now to do so

What counts as unused in-game character?
- Created more than a month ago
- No playtime (wasn't in-game)
- Isn't banned
- Level is 1
- Admin level 0

Feel free to ask any questions relevant to the topic at hand below!
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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Alonzo. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:20 pm

If the character has playtime then it will remain? Or we have to import them and log on ?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Marksman. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Could this path the way towards a similar purge for forum accounts in the future or will this purely be for In-Game and UCP related accounts?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Mmartin » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:24 pm

Marksman. wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Could this path the way towards a similar purge for forum accounts in the future or will this purely be for In-Game and UCP related accounts?
Good point. I'll do some research and maybe remove all accounts without posts that are older than n days.
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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Chanel » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:25 pm

How many accounts are expected to be deleted?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by bluesklues » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm

So, it is not just accounts being removed but UCP's too. Okay— Wouldn't this just be resolved from removing accounts from 2015 that haven't been active since? To reduce the problems of having individuals who doing whatever in their in real life, who will return solely to see that their whole accounts / stats have been removed?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Phora » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:29 pm

Chanel wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:25 pm
How many accounts are expected to be deleted?

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Mmartin wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm
On may 4th, all unused accounts (including over 90 thousand character names!!!) will be deleted.

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Mmartin » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:30 pm

Alonzo. wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:20 pm
If the character has playtime then it will remain? Or we have to import them and log on ?
it says right there
Chanel wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:25 pm
How many accounts are expected to be deleted?

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it says right there
Klu wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
So, it is not just accounts being removed but UCP's too. Okay— Wouldn't this just be resolved from removing accounts from 2015 that haven't been active since? To reduce the problems of having individuals who doing whatever in their in real life, who will return solely to see that their whole accounts / stats have been removed?
How? If you don't have a character, or you do but were never in-game and you had the account for more than a month - how does that apply?
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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Remorse » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:33 pm

Klu wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
So, it is not just accounts being removed but UCP's too. Okay— Wouldn't this just be resolved from removing accounts from 2015 that haven't been active since? To reduce the problems of having individuals who doing whatever in their in real life, who will return solely to see that their whole accounts / stats have been removed?
It's UCP accounts that have no characters created/imported on them and that haven't been logged into in the last 6 months.

As for in-game characters, they'll be removed if they have no playing hours and they were created more than a month ago. No stats are being lost.

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by bluesklues » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Mmartin wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Klu wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
So, it is not just accounts being removed but UCP's too. Okay— Wouldn't this just be resolved from removing accounts from 2015 that haven't been active since? To reduce the problems of having individuals who doing whatever in their in real life, who will return solely to see that their whole accounts / stats have been removed?
How? If you don't have a character, or you do but were never in-game and you had the account for more than a month - how does that apply?
Had to read-through again, my bad. If they are being wiped through the means of them having no playtime, then sure. I'm in favour.

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Chanel » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Oh sorry I'm a blind journalist. Is it possible to see the list of available names after May 4th?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Sebz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:36 pm

Chanel wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Oh sorry I'm a blind journalist. Is it possible to see the list of available names after May 4th?
That's the fun in it, you will get to name change and find out.

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Nicola » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:26 pm

Chanel wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Oh sorry I'm a blind journalist. Is it possible to see the list of available names after May 4th?
He's not going to list 90,000 names...

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Xaingulu » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:48 pm

And what going to happen with the banneds?

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Re: Unused Account Purge (4th May 2018)

Post by Warren_Hewitt » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 pm

Xaingulu wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:48 pm
And what going to happen with the banneds?
Mmartin wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm
What counts as unused in-game character?
- Isn't banned

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