On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Petr Bena <benapetr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM, John Vandenberg
What happens if the ex-sysop has lost access to
their original email
address .. ?
If the sysop lost their email, they are in same troubles as if any
other user lost their email and forgot password. It simply shouldn't
It does happen.
It's a significant problem if it is an ordinary user, but they can
always create a new account and assert that they are the old user and
nobody really cares.
It's a major issue if it is a sysop, because it can be very hard to
verify the identity of someone claiming to be a sysop, so 'crats and
arbcom and the community try and find a web of trust that extends back
in time. Not fun.
Also, you might want to query the databases to see how many admins
don't have an email address set. I wouldn't be surprised if there are
a few. IMO any that dont have an email set should have their sysop