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Old 07-14-2018, 10:53 AM   #16
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I believe that each individual should be able to decide for themselves what happens with their data.

What seems innocuous now, may not be so innocuous anymore in the future.

What seemed innocuous in 2010, is not so innocuous anymore nowadays.

There are other examples in history - things that started out innocuous and then turned bad/very bad.

So - why not do it like github - if one wants to remove one's account, all posts, etc. will be re-attached to a special user "Ghost". And then the account can be 100% deleted.

Jeremy - This question seems to come up regularly (hence the faq entry), so why not do something about it. Thank you.
Ok... so if a person AGREED to the terms and conditions of LQ? I'm sure you did.

I'm not sure what is so insecure about LQ? Locations, real names, occupation, etc are ALL optional and further more editable at any time. The only thing that's required is an email address that is not even visible to any other members. All you'd have to do is close your email account, or edit LQ->NULL email

I personally think LQ should keep this the way it is.
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:13 AM   #17
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:19 AM   #18
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MadMaverick9...I think you've made your point...please refrain from repeating it, again.

My thoughts:
I assume (yes, I know...) that the LQ forum is based upon some pre-existing board software that has limitations that may prevent the removal of users without also removing their posts (see the results of cleaning up yesterday's spam attacks, for example)...but even if this issue is only a matter of policy, please consider:
One could make their profile completely anonymous. There's no requirement (that I can see) to provide a valied email address...or any email address at all, for that matter.
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If someone has provided valid data in the past, all they'd need to do to "protect" themselves is to change everything in their profile to be invalid or remove it altogether. Just sayin'
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:38 AM   #19
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Just wondering how this may relate to open/free vs proprietary software. Does LQ own the individual's account information, much like Facebook's or Microsoft's proprietary ownership of all their clients' data?
 
Old 07-14-2018, 05:23 PM   #20
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Just wondering how this may relate to open/free vs proprietary software. Does LQ own the individual's account information, much like Facebook's or Microsoft's proprietary ownership of all their clients' data?
Open source in no way has an impact here. As I have made very clear elsewhere: We don't remove accounts that have posts associated with them. You can remove/change all data we have associated with you in your control panel except your username, which we're happy to change to something generic if you'd like (and have done for members who have requested so since the beginning).

--jeremy
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:37 PM   #21
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Foobar
Youíre misspelling that...Itís FUBAR
And I donít see how it applies here.
I only asked you not to repeat your argument for the umpteenth time...I did not want (or expect) you to delete it.

Iím sorry you did.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 12:33 AM   #22
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Quote:
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Foobar
Youíre misspelling that...Itís FUBAR
And I donít see how it applies here.
I only asked you not to repeat your argument for the umpteenth time...I did not want (or expect) you to delete it.

Iím sorry you did.
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Just because it says so in the faq makes it not discussable? I don't think so.

On github one can delete one's account and it will simply change the username to "Ghost".

Why can't that be done on LQ ???

I find it unacceptable that in this day and age one can not delete one's account on LQ.
Okay, why would it be important to someone(s) that other LQ members can no longer identify posts made by that member?
Apparently my original question remains.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 05:30 PM   #23
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Open source in no way has an impact here. As I have made very clear elsewhere: We don't remove accounts that have posts associated with them. You can remove/change all data we have associated with you in your control panel except your username, which we're happy to change to something generic if you'd like (and have done for members who have requested so since the beginning).

--jeremy
Which is to say, an LQ member can, for all intents and purposes, close his account. Unlike Facebook. I'm happy with that.

Question: If the exiting member wanted to change his username to, for example, 'ghost', or 'A.Nony.Mouse', would all his existing posts show the new name?
 
Old 07-17-2018, 05:34 PM   #24
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W

Question: If the exiting member wanted to change his username to, for example, 'ghost', or 'A.Nony.Mouse', would all his existing posts show the new name?
Yes

--jeremy
 
  


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