Response to operaolaf:
This is what happens when you don't stay up to date with things. Everything you lost or had was Opera discontinued around 2-5 years ago. As for >your Account, when you signed up, You agreed to the TOS, but I assume like most angry people who get their accounts deleted, you never read the >TOS.
I had been using my account with the last year. I had NOT gone 2 years without using it and EVERYTHING was there and nothing was lost.
I had read TOS and know that Opera, like all commercial enterprises, has the right to change anything at any time. That includes being able to delete or remove users at any time.
I was not in charge of this forum, but I am an Certified IT professional with over 32 years of experience. I am responsible for databases and Tens of Thousands of Accounts. The beauty of computers and DB apps is that those in charge have all the User's contact info. If a Major Change had to be implemented, then here is what any pro I know (my colleagues, etc.) and I would have done. Alert your Support Team what is going to happen and have a plan. Send a notification email to ALL Account Holders. Wait for Account Holders to log in and see the changes -- with DB apps you can track who has logged in. See what issues the Support Team has been addressing. That is very simple and straightforward. I find it disconcerting to discover that when
Opera KNEW they were going to make significant changes they failed to contact ALL Users.