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Old 03-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hello, I would like my account deleted


Title says it all.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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No need. Go to your User CP and uncheck any options which involve emailing you. Then change your password to something really unforgettable and long and hard to guess and then log out. Since your account has posts (even if only 2 in 3 years) deleting the account leaves those posts orphaned and so, for that reason, we tend not to delete accounts.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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I'd prefer if my account were deleted permanently as well. I will uncheck all email options, but it case the options change in the future, with the default set to "yes, spam me", I'd strongly prefer that my account were permanently removed.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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For the record, under no circumstance would we ever change your privacy preferences. We do not remove accounts that have posts associated with them for the reasons Ray mentioned.

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XavierP View Post
Then change your password to something really unforgettable and long and hard to guess and then log out. Since your account has posts (even if only 2 in 3 years) deleting the account leaves those posts orphaned and so, for that reason, we tend not to delete accounts.
It is possible to simply ban account. Effect will be nearly same, and posts won't disappear..
 
Old 03-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #6
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True, but they may choose to return. This would probably only happen if the user requested a ban.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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Why would anyone want to leave anyway? We need all the knowledgeable Linux people that can be had!
 
Old 03-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #8
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maybe they decided linux wasnt the right flavor for them?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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Today tomorrow Linux , leaving Linuxquestions like leaving a university before to complete your education, everyone is free to come or to leave but i think that there are rules that you have to respect, or just next time before to register in a forum is better to read good the term and conditions.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 06:21 AM   #10
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Why would you want to leave. If mails are a bother - write a e-mail client rule to delete all mails from LQ as soon as you get em.


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