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Old 02 January 2016, 05:27   #51
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On almost all forums I have been a member, this is an option, why is it not here? I may at some point decide that I want to close my account on here,.............
We don't delete profiles/accounts, even if you DO type in Underline and put misleading information in your profile

For anyone planning a prolonged debate about this policy, I would draw your attention to the following:

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Inspired by the no-nonsense approach of the team of rule makers at 24 hours of LeMons we are invoking a version of their rule 2.4 on Whiner Eligibility and any posts deemed to be whining will be removed without notice. Serial offenders will have their posting rights revoked. If you believe that you might be a whiner, please check with a domestic partner, guardian, or health-care professional before posting.
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Old 02 January 2016, 06:51   #52
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[QUOTE=willk;702846]We don't delete profiles/accounts, even if you DO type in Underline and put misleading information in your profile

I wasnt asking about your deletion policy for people who put misleading information on their account (which would be a be good many people) that is a good policy for online privacy which most forums give the option to do, not sure why you'd want to bring it up though in a 'we'll let you off this time' kind of way. Also I didn't type in underline that would be ridicularse, I copied and pasted what I typed out not in underline and it pasted in underline. I thought it might revert back to normal when I posted but it didna. I was rather asking how I can delete my account, it's a perfectly normal thing to ask of any membership organisation isn't it? As for invoking the 'whining rule' after 1 post asking how to do something perfectly legit I think you'd want to be adjusting the sensitivity of your whineometer there. I could understand if I was a whinger/whiner but I'm not. This needn't be a lengthy debate, I have nothing against Ribnet at all, or it's members and would recommend the site 100%, I'm not throwing any toys around, I just want the option to close and delete my account, this is an option on forums and sites why isn't it on this one? Is it a case of you not knowing how to do it? Again, no need to take offence, criticism and change needn't be a negative thing, no need to see it as whinging unless it is at a level that could be seen to be excessive and unecessary. So can you please tell me how to close and delete my account or look in to offering this option if technically possible? I just think if you are going to offer voluntary membership to an excellent site you should offer members the option of terminating that membership and their content when they want, why spoil it by refusing a simple option?
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I think there should be an option to leave every Internet based subscription service. I think this should be a right of any body for any reason. You don't have to delete posts but just the user's details.
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Old 02 January 2016, 07:09   #54
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And that is the short version I wish I could get to the point quicker lol I think there are certainly other members who would like this option and I cannot add to or improve on the way it was put by HT
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Old 02 January 2016, 07:37   #55
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I think there should be an option to leave every Internet based subscription service. I think this should be a right of any body for any reason. You don't have to delete posts but just the user's details.
Andy, there is nothing in a users profile that they can't change themselves except their username. If there was a really compelling reason to anonymize a username then it could be done on a case by case basis. But:

- we have never allowed account deletion for the reasons explained
- Nobody is required to publish any personal information about themselves.
- we don't really believe in rewriting history
- knowing that probably helps avoid some crazy trolling I've seen on some other forums - If people have to consider whether what they are about to write should exist for all time they may think twice before posting, that is a good thing.

Nobody is forced to join. If they don't like the policy they don't have to post in the first place.
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Old 02 January 2016, 07:46   #56
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Andy, there is nothing in a users profile that they can't change themselves except their username. If there was a really compelling reason to anonymize a username then it could be done on a case by case basis. But:

- we have never allowed account deletion for the reasons explained
- Nobody is required to publish any personal information about themselves.
- we don't really believe in rewriting history
- knowing that probably helps avoid some crazy trolling I've seen on some other forums - If people have to consider whether what they are about to write should exist for all time they may think twice before posting, that is a good thing.

Nobody is forced to join. If they don't like the policy they don't have to post in the first place.
'tinternet is a very unforgiving place & many of us are still learning how to use it & the consequences of our actions therein. Nothing posted on the 'net should be deemed as private, confidential or transitory. Everything stays. Before posting anything, I ask myself "would I be prepared to stand on the town hall steps & broadcast this to all & sundry?" If the answer is no, then don't hit the Reply button.
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Fact is although a forum a free it is someone property (someone owns the server) if you want to control what is kept on the server the you need to own it..... Otherwise you're writing on someone's else's wall and expecting them to paint over it at your request. Once you start paying for a service it may be different but never be under the impression that anyone other than the admin/owner is in charge and they can do what they like.... If you don't like it don't go writing one other people websites.....
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I'm not throwing any toys around, I just want the option to close and delete my account, this is an option on forums and sites why isn't it on this one? Is it a case of you not knowing how to do it?
Not at all, in fact it's very simple to do. We choose not to delete old posts though as they make up an important part of the fabric of the forums.

Anyone can stop posting any time they like, and we'll normally agree to a username change if requested. We can also deactivate an account if required, but that won't affect anything previously posted. I understand that Yetiman's account has now been deactivated.
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Chuck him out!

Purely on the basis of over-underlining and under-paragraphing, truly frightful.

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13 posts & he's gone, am I missing something?
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