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Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by spiffychick » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:20 pm

Not sure what version 3.0 3.1 or 3.2 is running in this board, but picked the oldest one because it is several years old.

I helped set up this board about 3 years ago and turned the admin over to the organization.
http://csaforum.holcombfarm.com/index.php

Unfortunately, the woman running the forum has left, the forum is no longer wanted by the organization and they would like it deleted.

They will gladly provide you with current management credentials etc.

Can you help delete this board?

Thank you.

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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by JimA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:53 pm

Hi there, welcome to phpBB.com! :)

We do not have any control over this board or any other board that's not on the *.phpbb.com domain. All we do is supply and maintain the software that the board runs on.

To properly and completely remove the board the administrator can simply delete all of the files from phpBB of the server and delete the database in the host's control panel for this domain.
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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:13 am

spiffychick wrote:Not sure what version 3.0 3.1 or 3.2 is running in this board
Judging from the theme it's 3.0.12.
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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by spiffychick » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:40 pm

JimA - Thanks so much for your response. If we did delete the database from the website server itself, would the Board still exist out there in cyberspace for "members" who have gotten onto it? (primarily spammers now.) Could you supply a new admin login to the organization so that they can actually get rid of the Board altogether?

Thanks.

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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:59 pm

if you delete the database and the files the board is gone. period. it does not exist at all and nobody will be able to find it, access it etc.

phpbb.com has nothing to do with that board or any other board except their own.

nobody here has any access to any other phpbb board except their own.



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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by david63 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:00 pm

spiffychick wrote: If we did delete the database from the website server itself, would the Board still exist out there in cyberspace for "members" who have gotten onto it?
The board as such would not exist and nobody would be able to access it. However it is possible that it may still show up in search engines for some time to come. There are procedures to have links removed from search engines but they are not simple to do and you would have to do each and every search engine individually.
spiffychick wrote:Could you supply a new admin login to the organization so that they can actually get rid of the Board altogether?
Nobody from here is able to do that - it can be done but only if you have direct access to the database.

Probably the easiest way to achieve what you are trying to do is via your hosts - although they may be reluctant without some authorisation from the account holder. Presumably somebody is paying for the hosting now - if they stop paying then the host will eventually delete the account and your board will disappear.
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Re: Admin gone, Organization wants to delete board

Post by spiffychick » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:29 pm

Thank you all so much for your responsiveness and help.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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