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Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 17:41
by fixles
After the "Help" I've received on this forum I wont be using debian or these forums again. Is there a way I can delete my account? Or if an admin see's this post please delete my account.

Thanks.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 18:09
by nadir
The most short answer: No.

We could discuss in long detail if it is possible in general (probably is) and what would be better this way or that way, but it is very unusual.
I know the feeling, i had it more than once. But a few weeks later it (often) doesn't matter anymore.

I am just a user, so i might be wrong (this question should rather be answered by someone with the power to do it - or not do it).

You could send an email to:
team@forums.debian.net
or go to the IRC channel and ask there:
Server: irc.oftc.net
Channel: #debian-forums

It is not easy to get banned here, so the best you can do is to go to "user control panel" set a fake email-address and a gibberish password you can't remember. childish? Perhaps. Does it make one feel better? Yes, it does :-)


take it easy. have fun.

btw:
Shall we make a contest? I will guess what the next posts will look like? If i am right i get a new PC ? Deal?
(randicus, your turn. waiting for your wisdom).

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 18:42
by AnInkedSoul
nadir wrote:It is not easy to get banned here, so the best you can do is to go to "user control panel" set a fake email-address and a gibberish password you can't remember. childish? Perhaps. Does it make one feel better? Yes, it does :-)


+1 best post evahhhh.....

I feel sorry for all those that haven't enjoyed that experience :lol:

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 18:55
by nadir
Oh? No new PC for me. Damn...

I have thought about it for a bit. I know exactly one forum where the admin will happily ban you and delete your posts and delete your account.
The reason is their rules: "We will never ban anyone". "We will not delete posts"
Yeah, not easy for mortals, but it makes perfect sense once you have seen the light.

roflmao.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 23:18
by dilberts_left_nut
fixles wrote:Is there a way I can delete my account?

No.
Your account must remain (displayed prominently on a spike at the crossraods) as a warning to others ... :lol:

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-14 03:35
by Rifester
I've asked to be deleted, a few times.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-14 03:52
by vbrummond
Rifester wrote:I've asked to be deleted, a few times.

I do not have such an ability I am sorry to say. But perhaps I might if I spin around three times and make a wish for it. Want to try it with me?

No?

Well, go petition those that do have that happy power. Anyway I am just trolling. Have a day. :)

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-14 04:43
by Rifester
I just finished spinning. Still here.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-15 01:26
by Rifester
Don't you have some beets that need planting or something?

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-18 16:09
by jheaton5
If the OP is still around, the best way to be done with the site is to remove it from your browser favorites and never come back.

Edit: Doesn't always work, though.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2013-01-18 17:21
by nadir
jheaton5 wrote:If the OP is still around, the best way to be done with the site is to remove it from your browser favorites and never come back.

Edit: Doesn't always work, though.

Says the one who happily bans and deletes all posts. What was that again? A bash thread? I can't remember.

We see:
It can be done.
But at most forums it won't be done.

You sure got humour.

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2014-02-03 23:49
by eath
I have multiple accounts. ( I forgot I had one earlier ) Can they be merged or have one tranfered to the new user name. (I am trying to clean up an email address so I can use it for someone else.)

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2014-02-05 04:39
by llivv
eath wrote:I have multiple accounts. ( I forgot I had one earlier ) Can they be merged or have one tranfered to the new user name. (I am trying to clean up an email address so I can use it for someone else.)

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=252

Re: Is it possible to delete my account here?

PostPosted: 2014-05-14 03:04
by fender0107401
Generally speaking, there is no easy way to do that, as it requires to manipulate a lot of tables of the database.

Furthermore, it may compromise the topic consistency (try to image that some useful replies will go a way and this does not make sense) so I do not believe the phpBB (and other forum packages) developers will implement this function.