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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Nov-15 13:43:05

Hi all,

Since our "friend" Jeffrey appeared, we took the decision to turn off profiles to preserve any personal info and pictures.

We are now at a point where we would like to turn them back on and we thought that this was a good time to have a bit of a clear out and refresh.

We have decided to clear all profile information from Mumsnet (images will remain). If there is something you have written and would like to keep you have until Monday 16th to email and will will keep that information for you, otherwise, all profiles will be wiped clean and can be filled in again after Tuesday 17th.

If you have any questions about this, please post below.

Many thanks

CantSee4Looking Tue 10-Nov-15 14:00:32

Could you even clear pictures for those who wish it? I have no idea to which username my profile is attached anymore and would like everything deleted if it is possible.

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 10-Nov-15 14:01:22

That's fine, delete away! grin

nickelbabe Tue 10-Nov-15 14:04:11

Fine by me.
I lost all my profile info when I did a namechange and it decided I needed 2 profiles at the same time but wouldn't let ne link to either of them.

a clean slate would be good .

can you also get rid of my hiccoughs pleaae? It's been 20 mins and it's annoying me.

Arfarfanarf Tue 10-Nov-15 14:22:02

ahh. that explains it.

I wondered why mine wasn't showing.

I emailed twice but clearly you don't want to talk to me.

I'll be in the corner, eating worms...

RatOnnaStick Tue 10-Nov-15 16:11:34

I'd also be quite happy for everything, pictures and all to go. I can't remember which username the profile is linked to any more and I'm not sure I want to put a new one up again.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Nov-15 17:02:20

Hi there Arfarfanarf, so sorry about that. We're just dropping you mail now to explain things a bit more. flowers

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 10-Nov-15 17:10:21

I'd like photos gone as well please.

Hiddlesnake Tue 10-Nov-15 18:16:16

Yes, I think photos gone would be an excellent idea. In for a penny, in for a pound.

I'd also rather photos go.

MrsBertMacklin Tue 10-Nov-15 18:48:03

Can I take this opportunity to ask - has any group / person been identified for the hack yet? Are the police still investigating? I dropped out for a while so sorry for asking for what I'm sure is the thousandth time.

QOD Tue 10-Nov-15 20:26:04

Awww no one can see my gross burnt out verruca photo? sad

Ledkr Tue 10-Nov-15 21:51:04

Photos gone for me too please

FlangelaLansbury Tue 10-Nov-15 22:19:06

Buggered if I know what profile I've got, feel free to get rid of it all.

I too would like to know what's going on with the divine Jeffrey, and if it was linked to that street harassment thread. I've been wanting to ask but didn't know if there would be some Voldemort type Death Eater/MN siren if I mentioned it.

Fillybuster Tue 10-Nov-15 23:36:02

I was going to ask to keep my profile, but then realised its been years since I last updated it and I don't really care much either way. Please feel free to delete away....another vote for photos to go too, please, otherwise I'll have to go in and remove them all manually.

HoneyDragon Wed 11-Nov-15 00:10:47

Why do you need to delete the profiles rather than allow users to do so?

ICantSpellNoffink Wed 11-Nov-15 00:39:09

I think it would be a good idea to delete photos too.

CantSee4Looking Wed 11-Nov-15 09:32:30

Honey - is it even possible to delete profiles?

Also there are a good number who have lost their profiles whilst they are still active due to namechanging and not knowing to what name the profile is attached.

They are giving people the choice of keeping the profile rather than just sweeping the big broom of delete. You want to keep it, let HQ know and they have said they will keep it.

Katymac Wed 11-Nov-15 09:40:26

Just to confirm the photos are staying? There are some this is my only copy of - because a hard drive failed & I don't know how to download them blush

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 11-Nov-15 09:44:39

I'd say delete the lot and everything, and then it's a fresh start for everyone.

CantSee4Looking Wed 11-Nov-15 10:14:24

Katy - on a windows computer you can either use the snipping tool or you can right click to save image as. Not sure how a mac would work though but suspect that there might be a version for doing this. Alternatively the print screen function? Won't be the best quality but would be better than nothing.

trixymalixy Wed 11-Nov-15 14:03:06

no please don't delete the photos! there's one i have lost the original for. is there a way to save it back to my computer?

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Wed 11-Nov-15 14:24:44

I must have missed something.

Whos Jeffrey?

Arfarfanarf Wed 11-Nov-15 14:28:53

Jeffrey was a couple of 17 year old boys who were being stupid little pillocks and hacking into mn.

Jux Wed 11-Nov-15 15:41:51

Keep my photos!!!

Tell me how to download them, I don't have copies any more.

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