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  1. We Are Cartographers

    We Are Cartographers Active Member

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    Does this Godforsaken Place Not Have an Option to Delete an Account?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by We Are Cartographers, Apr 6, 2013.

    I would like to commit the forum-equivalent of honourable harakiri. But I can't seem to find the sword.
     
  2. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    A little more detail might help this reader. :)
     
  3. Pheonix

    Pheonix A Singer of Space Operas and The Fourth Mod of RP Staff Contributor

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    The only thing I can thing is to get yourself banned buddy... :/
     
  4. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    To the best of my knowledge, you can't delete an account. You can just leave and never come back, leaving the empty, soulless husk of yourself here, your comments pushed ever further back in time until you are completely forgotten ...

    Good luck, wherever you go.
     
  5. funkybassmannick

    funkybassmannick New Member

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    You mean "you're profile?" ;)
     
  6. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Your profile, not "you're profile." Sorry - couldn't resist. Yeah, I guess I meant that. I was just kind of jokingly suggesting that his undeleted account would remain here as the husk of himself, while his real soul would be elsewhere. I didn't mean offense.
     
  7. funkybassmannick

    funkybassmannick New Member

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    Ouch! I wasn't offended by the comment, but the embarrassment from that grammar mistake HURTS.
     
  8. SwampDog

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    Generally it would be down to Admin to simply delete your account - common process on most forums I've visited - but your posts would remain.
     
  9. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    Why do you want to delete your account over, say, just stopping coming here? Seems pretty simple to me. Nothing is requiring you to be here.
     
  10. jannert

    jannert Member Supporter Contributor

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    If the Staff can't delete an account, I presume the mechanics of the site mean it can't be done.

    If you're worried about leaving your details, just go and edit your profile and remove all your personal details. As your posts have already been seen, there isn't any point in removing them. Just dust your cyber-hands and walk away!

    Good luck to you, whatever you do from now on.
     
  11. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    That's right. I wouldn't be able to delete an account, I just don't have that power. And as far as I know the site owner - Daniel - does not have that power either, or he has never done it.

    I don't know why the OP wishes to leave the site but all I can say is: I've left this site once, for almost half a year, and I did that by just not coming here. If I can do it then I'm sure someone else can.
     
  12. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Walking away isn't as grand a gesture. If you can't slam the door on the way out, no one will notice your exit.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    And you've been using the Internet for how long? You leave a trail wherever you go.

    No, this isn't about slipping quietly away. It never was. Your every action says otherwise.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Well yes, throwing insults is one way to get banned again. Won't get your trail erased, though.
     
  15. Nee

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    "Nah, nothing so grand."

    ...yeah right. I called it from the start.
     
  16. E. C. Scrubb

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    Sorry, forums don't work like that. Since other posts that come after yours are based on your posts, there's no way to completely remove any trace of you from a forum. Even if your account and everything else was deleted by the owner, the threads would still show your name, and then underneath it, "Guest," if this forum is built on the normal programming language that a lot of forums are built on anymore.

    And even if it was all completely wiped off. It wouldn't matter. You can still be found easily on this forum, or have you not heard of Google search (it doesn't just search active accounts), or "The Way Back Machine," or one of a number of different ways in which you can be found on the internet after being on it. Sorry, but unless you're a top level hacker or part of a national internet security apparatus . . . "control" of traces on the internet is a pipedream.
     
  17. Fullmetal Xeno

    Fullmetal Xeno Protector of Literature Contributor

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    Don't get angry at me when i say this, but the FBI tracks every internet post we make and keeps it so even if you delete your account, they still have the information. It's still there. This website has no delete option, so continuing to post like this will decrepitude your reputation by the community.
     
  18. Nee

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    Passes round tin-foil hats.
     
  19. funkybassmannick

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    Allowing people's names to be removed (reduced to 'Guest,') would negatively affect the flow of discussions. If 2 people did this, whatever threads they both participated in would become very confusing, because no one would know who was saying what.

    Also, if I said "I agree with cartographers" in a post, but your name was changed to 'guest,' people would probably think I was talking about actual cartographers, making them even more confused.

    So, it's better for the forum if you don't delete your account permanently. Thanks for contributing as long as you did, though :)
     
  20. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    Fun has been had, time to shut this thread down.
     
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