Brother deleted my account – any way to get it back?

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  • #854381

    mimipos
    Member

    I just created a WordPress account, and blog, and imported all my posts from my Tumblr.

    I left during the import to make some tea, and when I got back my brother had deleted my blog (we had a fight and he’s petty) – I can make a new blog and reimport all my posts, but I would very much rather keep my original domain name: mimipos.wordpress.com

    Is there any way I can get the name back? Or do I have no choice but to pick a new name?

    Apologies if this topic (or a similar one) already exists, but I had a look and didn’t find anything that helped.

    Any help would be very very greatly appreciated!

    #854478

    supportbot
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    #854479

    mimipos
    Member

    The blog that was deleted:
    http://mimipos.wordpress.com/

    Also, I read that when directed to that address, it is supposed to say that the blog was deleted and now show content, but when I check it, I can still see all the content.

    #854480

    timethief
    Member

    No I’m sorry to tell you that when a WordPress.com blog is deleted it’s gone forever and the blog address ie. the URL cannot be recycled and reused by anyone.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    You will bow have to register a new blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/
    P.S. Why on earth would you let anyone have access to your log-in information? That’s not wise. http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    #854481

    timethief
    Member

    This blog http://mimipos.wordpress.com/ has not been deleted. Use this log-in link please http://mimipos.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    #854484

    mimipos
    Member

    I only left it for 3 minutes while the import was running, and my brother has never ever done anything like this before.

    When I tried to log in, I get this message:

    Error Accessing Dashboard

    You are logged in as “mimipos” and do not not have the necessary privileges to access the dashboard for “mimipos”. Please ask an administrator of the site to invite you.

    #854485

    auxclass
    Member

    http://mimipos.wordpress.com/

    Is still live for me with content. Is that the correct blog?

    When a blog is really deleted you only see a note that it was deleted. Did you bother do something to your Admin privileges or just delete a few Posts or some content? There is an email that you need to click on to confirm a delete blog.

    #854487

    timethief
    Member

    Check your email account and look in the spam filter too.

    #854488

    mimipos
    Member

    That is definitely the correct blog – it has all the same posts as my Tumblr
    ( http://mimipos.tumblr.com/ )

    I checked through my mail and the email with the link for confirmation is in my archived items, and since I no longer have access, I assume he followed the link.

    #854490

    mimipos
    Member

    Also, my WordPress profile still says that http://mimipos.wordpress.com is my website.

    #854491

    auxclass
    Member

    It looks like your brother demoted you down and took away your admin rights by using your admin rights – yes strange logic but you can demote yourself.

    I have flagged this for Staff – they will need to restore your admin rights – your content should be safe since we can all view it –

    Change your email to make sure your bother can’t do more damage and change the password once you get your Admin rights back.

    Keep the faith

    #854494

    mimipos
    Member

    Wow, thanks so much!

    My brother doesn’t know any of my passwords – I just had gmail open in a tab so I assume he used that!

    Again, I can’t thank you enough (both auxclass and timethief), you’ve been super helpful!

    #854500

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

    #854523

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, that was rather odd. Since you were still listed as owner of the blog, I promoted you back to admin.

    #854524

    timethief
    Member

    All is now sorted. Hooray! for macmanx. :)

    #854527

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #854625

    mimipos
    Member

    Oh, brilliant!
    You all helped me so much, and so quickly too!

    Thanks so much!!!

    #854701

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

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