Quote from kaburi »
That's why there were pop-ups and banners warning you that you needed to grant us explicit permission or face account deletion well before this happened. We started the warning messages on December 17, weeks before the deadline.
I definitely had no banners or pop ups or anything like that and I posted with my old account hours before it was deleted. Maybe these warnings were blocked by my adblocker, but since most browsers have adblockers already built in these days that should have been expected. Got no notification/pm/message on this forum either. All I got was an email from Curse that didn't even mention mtgsalvation and that went directly to my spam folder.
Seeing how many important threads and users were deleted who now want their accounts back you quite obvisously failed to deliver the message properly. The EU laws may have been the reason why you had to delete the accounts, but not communicating the problem properly was your fault and only your fault.
EDIT: Still have the emails in my spam folder and it never mentioned mtgsalvation, not in the header and not in the mail itself. It's ridiculous, the email just reads 'consent required for uninterrupted service' sent from 'The Curse Team'. That sounds like the very definition of a spammy phishing mail if you don't know who 'The Curse Team' is and my email program (Thunderbird) acted accordingly and put it where such emails belong.
I get the 'What's been happening at MTG Salvation' emails from...actual MTG Salvation... every once in a while and these don't go to my spam folder. Would it have been so hard to use the same system to deliver the warning about the EU privacy laws/account deletion?