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joysn 09-05-2012 02:55 PM

Remove profile from LQ
 
Hello,

i want remove my profile from LQ, but i am too stupid to find how i can do it...

Or is it not possible?

Thanks

dugan 09-05-2012 03:15 PM

There are no forums where this is possible.

jeremy 09-05-2012 04:48 PM

FWIW, we regularly remove profiles that have no posts associated with them.

--jeremy

unSpawn 09-05-2012 09:33 PM

Could you tell me what does regularly mean? And is no posts the only rule?

jeremy 09-06-2012 12:30 PM

We don't have any set schedule but:

* We'll remove any account by request, as long as there are no posts associated with it.
* We periodically prune old accounts that have not accessed the site in many years and have never posted. Before doing this we always contact the member notifying them of the pending deletion and give them a couple weeks to log into LQ, which will prevent the account from being pruned.

--jeremy

unSpawn 09-06-2012 08:18 PM

Searching common terms like loan, credit, financ, card, free, casino, game, online, poker, sell, buy, order, wow, porn, sex, etc, etc return 300+ accounts created between 2007 and now that could be slotted for removal. If you would email me a list of plain user Ids I could return a FP-filtered list.

jeremy 09-10-2012 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unSpawn (Post 4774558)
Searching common terms like loan, credit, financ, card, free, casino, game, online, poker, sell, buy, order, wow, porn, sex, etc, etc return 300+ accounts created between 2007 and now that could be slotted for removal. If you would email me a list of plain user Ids I could return a FP-filtered list.

I was able to automate the removal of most of these accounts.

--jeremy

unSpawn 09-10-2012 10:51 AM

Thank you.

joysn 09-12-2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4774283)
We don't have any set schedule but:

* We'll remove any account by request, as long as there are no posts associated with it.
* We periodically prune old accounts that have not accessed the site in many years and have never posted. Before doing this we always contact the member notifying them of the pending deletion and give them a couple weeks to log into LQ, which will prevent the account from being pruned.

--jeremy

i think all what u tell is ... BS. i registered 2008... and i never made a single post since that time... the only post i made up till now was the question how to remove my profile. And now? i have a post... does this mean that u will never remove my profile?

If your forum has a design which removes every post from a poster once the account is removed then u should really think of a change... i never saw a forum in all those decades i use forums which disallow a user to remove his profile/account. Shame!

szboardstretcher 09-12-2012 02:36 PM

Whats this all about? Just stop logging in.

jeremy 09-12-2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joysn (Post 4778733)
i think all what u tell is ... BS. i registered 2008... and i never made a single post since that time... the only post i made up till now was the question how to remove my profile. And now? i have a post... does this mean that u will never remove my profile?

If your forum has a design which removes every post from a poster once the account is removed then u should really think of a change... i never saw a forum in all those decades i use forums which disallow a user to remove his profile/account. Shame!

Feel free to contact me offline to discuss.

--jeremy

joysn 09-14-2012 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by szboardstretcher (Post 4778738)
Whats this all about? Just stop logging in.

i dont want to just not log in anymore, i want to ensure my profile and my email address to be removed?
Or is it not allowed to have such desire?

Does this forum need a certain amount of registered users to be attractive for advertising rings?

joysn 09-14-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4778753)
Feel free to contact me offline to discuss.

--jeremy

i dont understand why i need to discuss offline. i want my profile to be removed and thats it?
and i want others to see what policies u have and how u deal with such issues...

dugan 09-14-2012 10:19 AM

As someone already asked, do you have a reason for wanting your profile removed?

Quote:

Originally Posted by joysn (Post 4778733)
i never saw a forum in all those decades i use forums which disallow a user to remove his profile/account. Shame!

FWIW, Gentoo's forum doesn't allow users to remove their own profiles either.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...93274fca504c61

LQ and Gentoo's policies are consistent with what I've seen elsewhere.

el chapulín 09-14-2012 11:09 AM

Do the following:

Remove all profile information.

Change your email to garbage - e.g. joysn -at- linuxquestions.org or something else which looks like a valid email address but isn't.

Change your password to random garbage or a hexadecimal hash... Click on the "save changes" button.

Logout

The only info Linuxquestions would have on you at that point is the IP addresses for posts - and I'm afraid that's unavoidable and if it worries you - pull the plug...

Goodbye, etc


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