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Old 03 January 2016, 07:15   #61
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My guess is he sold the boat to a friend for vastly more than he paid for it and doesn't want them to find his thread on it.
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Old 03 January 2016, 10:36   #62
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Some members wish to leave. For no reason or reasons known only to them.

However by asking for an account to be closed could mean please make the account unusable again by the person asking.

This forms some sort of closure for the person that asked for it...

To remove all the past posts they have made may well not mean close the account.

More people join than leave but there are many many more members that have joined but never posted or in most cases never made another forum visit for their own reasons.
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Old 03 January 2016, 14:31   #63
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Just for clarity, having consulted the higher authorities at head office, we will close accounts on request but will not delete old posts.
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Old 03 January 2016, 14:38   #64
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Just for clarity, having consulted the higher authorities at head office, we will close accounts on request but will not delete old posts.

Taking the long view John I do think it will save you some angst in the future from the people who wish to leave us for whatever reason.


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Old 03 January 2016, 15:45   #65
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Yep, it's no problem to us and if it makes people happier then there's no reason not to do it.
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Old 03 January 2016, 16:27   #66
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Yep, it's no problem to us and if it makes people happier then there's no reason not to do it.
Am I missing something (second time I've said that today, It must be age) If you close the account, but leave the post "footprint", then bu66er all has changed other than the dear departed can no longer post, which is the same as err, not posting Everything the poster has ever done is still there for posterity, so what's the point apart from an empty gesture
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Am I missing something...
I think you've underestimated the "empty gesture" bit Pikey., As Sonar said, some may just want closure - the idea perhaps that there is no more to be said as no more can be said. Until HQ smoothed the road there was nothing that could be done. Now we'll be able to provide some with what they need doing - ultimately it's about keeping people happy.
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Old 03 January 2016, 17:07   #68
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- ................ultimately it's about keeping people happy.
Oh aye! good luck with that one
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Can't you just change the name of closed/frozen accounts to 'Stroppy_b*gger', 'MoodyBloke', 'PatheticWhiner', etc?
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Old 04 January 2016, 09:05   #70
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'Stroppy_b*gger', 'MoodyBloke', 'PatheticWhiner

People leave forums for their own reasons.

Some that have left may well be the names you have mentioned above.

But as for closed/frozen accounts being named any of the above .

Comments like that make members feel the need to leave..

Every member is a valued member..
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