As we've not heard anything from Biggie in quite a while now (hope you are ok if you happen to see this post mate?) we enquired of the company that provides the forum how we could pay to remove these ads and was told that they couldn't do anything at their end and we had to wait six months and a day from the last time we heard from Biggie on here, before they could action a change by reallocating what is known as the Founders Account to another person, which will be BoltonillIDie (Bolton Till I Die or BTID for short).
Well we've now reached that point and below is the process we have to go through to do this -
BoltonTillIDie wrote:Now it’s been more than 6 months and 1 day we can start the process to change the founder details:
Process is as follows
There is a solution to recover the main administration:
Above all, it must meet the following conditions:
The founder must be absent for at least six months and one day. The last connection should go back to that date. (Any application with an absence of less than six months & one day will not be processed.)
If there are other administrators or moderators you must provide written agreement stating that they accept that you take the status of the founder. (This agreement should be written as a message on the forum by each member concerned, otherwise it will not be valid.) You can use a poll for example or open a topic on the forum.
From there, if all the above conditions are met, you must provide:
The URL forum concerned with the recovery.
Screenshot Profile of the founder (public profile, visible to all members and if the Advanced Profile is activated, screen printing is desired that the tab "Statistics") showing the last visit of the founder (with the format of the date indicating the year: Profile -> Preferences -> Date Format).
Printing screen list of special users (in the admin panel, tab "User & Groups" then left, "special users")
Printing screen or a link to a story accessible to guests gathering the various written agreements obtained beforehand.
A new Email address never registered on any forum to be able to make the changes for the founder account.
Send it to one staff members at the following list: Administrators, Managers or Support Moderators
*Note* This process will take some time as it needs to be forward to a Pro Admin.
After a review of your case, if it appears that the case is valid, the account recovery founder will be done!
(You will receive new names on the mailbox that allow you to login as the founder.)
It's all a bit technical for me but both BTID and Karlypants understands this stuff and will do the necessary.
I trust everyone is ok and happy with this as it seems it is the only way to get to remove the advertisements as we have always done in the past.
We are sorry for the length of time it has taken us to get to this stage and we would like to thank everybody for their patience accordingly.
Finally please note that we are required to put this notice up (we would have done so anyway, I've already explained most of this already previously) but if you do have any comments to add please do so BUT but please be careful what you do say because the powers that be from the forum provider, will be reading this so don't say anything in jest that might set us back another six months and one day of further ads on here if they think what you say is meant seriously!!!
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