User talk:Puffin

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RETIRED
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.
                                                                              Editor for 6 years, 2010 - 2016.

Compromised account[edit]

Please disregard the previous message, my account has evidently been compromised. That is a really serious allegation to make and I'm shocked that someone would write that. I am perfectly fine and well, I've just chosen to stop editing Wikipedia following the incident yesterday, it's a choice I made because I haven't edited for about a year, came back briefly and now this has happened, so I just feel that it's best to stop for good now. The repercussions of such a message are so serious, I can assure you that I most certainly did not write that. I would never do anything like that. I would like my account to be blocked indefinitely please to protect it from further abuse or being compromised. I chose to retire from Wikipedia yesterday, as clearly shown by the retirement notices I put up. I assure you I would never take such action against myself. Puffin Let's talk! 11:54, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Puffin, I've blocked your account as requested, which is also per requirements for accounts that have been compromised. Just as a note for the record, this block does not reflect any problems with your editing or anything like that, as samtar surmised below. I've left autoblock and IP block disabled, so that you are free to create a new account or edit as an IP if you'd like to. You also still have talk page access, just in case (though we don't normally unblock accounts that have been compromised); I'll remove it if you'd prefer that, or if any further shenanigans occur. Thank you for your work; you're welcome to come back if you want, and good luck to you regardless of what you decide. Writ Keeper  12:17, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Response to your message[edit]

Hi Puffin, I'm glad to hear you are okay. Thank you for your message on my talk page, I can see that Writ Keeper has blocked the account - though I believe this is due to the compromise and not your enforced wikibreak request. You may wish to ping them here to discuss this. Please take the time to read about user account security. As a note, when we were made aware of the previous message, I reacted by informing the WMF emergency team - they are now aware of the account compromise so please don't worry about hearing from them. I hope this experience hasn't soured your opinion of Wikipedia too much, and in the future look forward to your return. Kindest regards -- samtar talk or stalk 12:14, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Come back soon Face-smile.svg - INVISIBLE-Talk! 12:33, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
I hope your experience at AN/I hasn't been too sour. Hope you come back soon to continue to improve the Wiki. Mr rnddude (talk) 12:38, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank god you're okay! - Not gonna lie I've felt like shit since reading the ANI section so I'm glad your okay, Your edits and your CSD'ing are extremely appreciated although it may not of seemed like it yesterday but trust me they are, ANI can be a crappy place at times and the best thing to do is ignore it and do what you enjoy doing best which is editing, Anyway I'm glad you're okay and hope to see you around!, Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 15:05, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

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