Confused (in General)

Paddy Boy June 28 2008 12:13 AM EDT

This is from VivaLaVida, who, as you will read, cannot post. So I'm lending a hand.

From VivaLaVida:

This is VivaLaVida. I logged in roughly midnight EST. My characters are all retired. I cannot post. As far as I know, I did nothing wrong.
There is no thread, no chatmail, and no email notification that I know of.
I'm assuming I would be hearing something if I had errored in some way.
So, to Captain Admins and/or Commander Jon.
What's up?

bartjan June 28 2008 4:06 AM EDT

No idea what happened.
I just unretired the largest character. Perhaps that makes the account usable?

Wizard'sFirstRule June 28 2008 12:05 PM EDT

I suspect its someone hacked into his account?

QBOddBird June 28 2008 12:06 PM EDT

Hacked into his account? To retire his characters? Not to mention, I'm unaware of the option to turn on and off one's own forum-posting capabilities...

Wizard'sFirstRule June 28 2008 12:11 PM EDT

I believe Jon once said that the site assumes you have an active character.

QBOddBird June 28 2008 12:15 PM EDT

What's that got to do with anything? Nobody's going to hack into his account to retire his characters, and he can't forum-ban himself without a name change.

AdminJonathan June 28 2008 1:30 PM EDT

Sorry, thought I'd put everything back after I was done testing last night. Fixed.

VivaPinata June 28 2008 1:33 PM EDT

So I can post now?

QBRanger June 28 2008 1:35 PM EDT


VivaPinata June 28 2008 1:37 PM EDT

Not to be a complainer and all or to sound ungrateful for fixing umm... anyways, my second character "Gunslinger" wasn't retired before last night. And I didn't manually retire him. Any chance I could get him back free of charge? Or do I send an admin 50k tax for existing during a changemonth? Please and thank you :D

AdminJonathan June 28 2008 1:58 PM EDT


VivaPinata June 28 2008 2:05 PM EDT

Thanks abunches :D

Tchoob June 30 2008 5:47 AM EDT

I'll use this thread, as it is a similar issue. Any ideas why my second character got deleted? I'm sure it was here yesterday, I used it as item storage, and now it's gone, along with some items. It's name was Almighty Bla.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] June 30 2008 6:49 AM EDT

it was automatically retired for having a score/PR ratio of less than .25, it still exists, and can be un-retired after four days. Or you can pay an admin 50k to manually un-retire it.

Tchoob June 30 2008 7:00 AM EDT

Ah, that explains it. Couldn't find it in the Wiki, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. Thanks.

Usul [CHOAM] June 30 2008 7:09 AM EDT

That's a useful info, I suggest someone update the wiki or put it in official FAQ. So that the auto retire thing doesn't appear to be a mystery to new players. I would also suggest that a notification of some sort is sent prior to any auto retire, chatmail is preferred.
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