Just a notice, we recently discovered that someone got into a moderator account and started hard deleting a load of key and legacy threads...around 150 threads have been lost dating back to 2007 and some weeks ago so we can't roll the forums back.
Luckily no personal data could be accessed by this moderator, and we've altered the permissions so hard deleting isn't possible in the future
Sorry for any inconvenience with this and sorry for any lost posts.
We had a couple of reports of people's signatures getting edited etc. in a bad way. You can rest assured this wasn't done by staff and nobody has compromised any of our databases.
However, remember to keep your passwords secure. If you use similar passwords to elsewhere which has been accessed, people and even bots may be able to access your account.
We always recommend using unique passwords, and two-factor authentication if you are able. Make sure you're as secure as possible
Nope, I mean spit! Though, I suddenly realise how weird that sounds when you don't read it as short for 'spitting image' o.o - ah well! Spirit could work too; did Tatiana die? That would explain the reincarnation.
What qualifies as newb? Less than 3 months member?
I guess "Yo." is simple and all-compassing. It catches the new person's attention, suggests that you're not to be tried (so read the rules) and yet has a feeling of comradery that allows the newbie to think they might have a good time.
I remember that, aye I have a friend who was going to be a florist, then she changed her mind last minute and is now doing occupational therapy. I'm still doing history, and still being sulky over essays. xD
Good that all is well! Some of the newbie posters in the newbie place are pretty imaginative nowadays. Takes me like, 10 minutes to think of an adequate response. "Hello welcome read the rules enjoy your stay" just doesn't cut it any more!