Orklad
 member, 9 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 12:13
Account Deletion
Given that Google is telling me that RPOL has had a data breach, how can I either change my password or delete my account?
Imladir
 member, 44 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 12:33
Account Deletion
Preferences > Change Details.
Shannara
 moderator, 3863 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:31
Account Deletion
You cannot delete your account -- accounts are not deleted on RPoL.   If changing your password is not sufficient, we can certainly lock the account for you if you no longer wish to use the site -- just send an rmail to the moderators.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15916 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:45
Re: Account Deletion
Shannara:
You cannot delete your account -- accounts are not deleted on RPoL.   If changing your password is not sufficient, we can certainly lock the account for you if you no longer wish to use the site -- just send an rmail to the moderators.

Also should mention that if you do decide to do this, and later change your mind, you would need to contact us about reactivating your account, as creating a new one would be a breach of site rules.
Dream Sequence
 member, 64 posts
 Certainly the loveliest,
 most civilized of us all
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:47
Re: Account Deletion
Was there actually a data breach?
crimsonspecters
 member, 182 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:51
Re: Account Deletion
I did a web search for "RPoL" and "Data Breach" and got no hits.
donsr
 member, 2028 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 14:09
Re: Account Deletion
  I have   a few thigns like Credit Karma  and  a couple other sources that  inform me of  data breeches..i have only recived   2 contacts in the last..10 years?

 i have...many  emails that say they  are 'this  account  or that account' that look very real..but..if you look at it close enough, you know they are fakes..I have truned  in dozens of those over the years for the  company to step on, prosecute  ect ect.

 I have not recived  a data breech..darkweb  ect ect warning for RPOL ..

 IF..you are really concerned.. contact the   site that was used for the  notice..but  do it through your own links..never..ever..use the link from a questionable Email... you can even  call the Contact number of your REAL  link...but? when in doubt, never use  any Links on the Emails.
Sir Swindle
 member, 220 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 22:26
Re: Account Deletion
Is the spacing in that reply a hidden code or something?
facemaker329
 member, 7243 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 07:11
Re: Account Deletion
In donsr's reply?  No.  He just doesn't type very well when he's typing fast, and he doesn't proofread (it's made for some REALLY fascinating glitches in some of his posts in his game that I play in.)  But his posts always look like that...

And, to be perfectly honest...just what data would you have on RPOL that might be compromised by a breach?  I mean, I'm pretty sure I don't have anything here that someone couldn't get from someone selling email addresses for spambots...
Sir Swindle
 member, 223 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 14:03
Re: Account Deletion
facemaker329:
just what data would you have on RPOL that might be compromised by a breach?

The password that you use for this site and your bank account presumably.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 318 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 14:56
Re: Account Deletion
I'm pretty sure no one should have their bank account up anywhere on RPoL... <.<
nauthiz
 subscriber, 667 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 14:58
Re: Account Deletion
It's not a far reach to assume the warning may have been generated by another website or service that was checking the credentials a user was trying to use to create a new account against a known list of ones previously leaked.

I've encountered this myself.  I believe I received a warning about other sites/services I might use those credentials with needing to be changed immediately.  Though in my case I was aware of when the data was originally exposed some years prior and had already taken sufficient precautions.

If you're trying to use the same credentials you use on RPoL and get that sort of message, you may very well associate the breach with RPoL whole forgetting the dozen other places you used that same username or email address that one time to create an account that you used for a day then never returned to that website/service again and subsequently forgot about.  Later that site suffers a security issue and now that username/email/etc end up on a list of known credentials.
jase
 admin, 3772 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 15:23
Re: Account Deletion
Sites like https://haveibeenpwned.com, https://breachalarm.com/ and https://www.dehashed.com/ will provide information on whether your email address (and possibly other personal information) has been revealed in data breaches.

Regardless of how good any website's security is you should never reuse important passwords.  Best advise is to use a password manager and never reuse a password at all, but I temper that with a bit of reality and sometimes there's accounts you just don't care about.

As for RPoL -- our security isn't perfect and needs improvement but we've never discovered or been advised of a breach.