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asked 2018-08-09 09:39:52 -0500

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How can I remove my account on this website?

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As a moderator, I can suspend your account, but not remove it.

Perhaps one of the administrators can help you.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-08-10 02:39:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-11 14:10:37 -0500

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We're working on an automated way to make this happen through your profile. But for now please use the "give feedback" button at the bottom to contact the site admins.

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Slightly off-topic, but with the GDPR being all hot: how are you planning to do this @tfoote? I can't imagine that just blanketly deleting any and all contributions of an account would be desirable. That would completely destroy the site if it was a productive account. There is quite a bit ..

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-09-11 14:20:44 -0500 )edit

.. of debate whether, and if yes, how much, of a forum post is actually 'general' content or really personal data, and how that works out with the chronological structure and coherence of media such as fora.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-09-11 14:22:09 -0500 )edit

When you delete an account you need to remove all personally identifying information, but content on the site is not part of that. I found a good article at: https://www.discoursehosting.com/your... about anonymizing.

tfoote gravatar imagetfoote ( 2018-09-11 14:23:21 -0500 )edit

According to some sources it actually depends on the content itself. Some (extreme) interpretations could mean that forum admins would have to scrutinise all posts by a forum member to see if it contains any personally identifiable data, and if so, remove it.

That page is nice though.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-09-11 14:27:24 -0500 )edit

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