Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Doug R. » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:30 pm

Arenti wrote:Maybe this has been suggested before or maybe not.


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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Arenti » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:40 pm

Good, I was afraid it would have been suggested more times.

And what was the outcome?
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Doug R. » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:44 pm

As with most suggestions, while most approved of it in concept, it got bogged down in arguments over details, and died.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Arenti » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:51 pm

That sucks. As I think it would really help with losing less people.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby EchoMan » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:41 am

Deleted a few OT posts. The Suggestion forum is not a general chit-chat forum.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Cdls » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:49 am

Arenti wrote:That sucks. As I think it would really help with losing less people.



If they are already hitting the X then we have already lost them. We shouldn't be looking at making quitting harder, we should be looking at making it to where they DON'T want to quit to begin with.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Missy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:46 am

And for that matter---People can't be held to hold on to something they have no desire to have. Sure some people make mistakes and realize it later, but when they come back a second time they are also more likely to think twice about hitting the x as quickly as they had before.

It's already been made more difficult. It used to be that you just clicked on the x and it was gone. Now you're posed the question, "Are you sure you want to quit?" And if people aren't seriously thinking about what the consequences will be if they continue by hitting the next button, then apparently they really do want to quit at that moment in time.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Arenti » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:50 am

Well you might click on the X accidentally and then your account is gone.

And yes the point is that people want to quit at that moment because of something that happened in game that upset a person. And I'm talking about just that, things in game that upset a person and because of that hit the X. While they might regret it the next day.

If you really want to quit what does a few days mean? Just don't check it and act like its already gone, not that hard.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Doug R. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:12 am

Maybe if we do implement the one day death delay, we could make it so that unsubbed accounts can be recovered by the player during that 24 hour period. However, they'd have to log in and do it.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby SekoETC » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:47 am

Arenti wrote:Well you might click on the X accidentally and then your account is gone.


You do know it requires typing your password to confirm, right?

I was thinking it could send an email but then I thought wait, if someone knows a password to an account then they could also change the email to anything.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Indigo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:54 am

If someone is that impulsive, then it's a good lesson to learn: never make a decision being upset or angry.

If the system actually asks for your password to confirm, it eliminates the "accidental" component, so I don't see the use of a "re-thinking" time.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Arenti » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:26 pm

SekoETC wrote:
Arenti wrote:Well you might click on the X accidentally and then your account is gone.


You do know it requires typing your password to confirm, right?

I was thinking it could send an email but then I thought wait, if someone knows a password to an account then they could also change the email to anything.


Lol no I didn't know that. Never get that far.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby Missy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:39 pm

Indigo wrote:If someone is that impulsive, then it's a good lesson to learn: never make a decision being upset or angry.

If the system actually asks for your password to confirm, it eliminates the "accidental" component, so I don't see the use of a "re-thinking" time.


Exactly my point.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby EchoMan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:43 pm

I support this idea, as it would make it much easier to just revive the account, instead of restoring up to 15 characters (with all those memories, names, stats, etc that gets lost), after an account gets hacked or the password otherwise stolen/figured out.
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Re: Unsubscribing shouldn't be instant

Postby marol » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:45 pm

It actually has been implemented by one of the aspirants, but never commited to the repository.
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