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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by NightAngel79, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. NightAngel79

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    Account Deletions: We periodically get requests to delete an account. This was previously not allowed. You now have the following options:

    1) We can drop you into a "Disabled" usergroup that does just that - locks the account down completely. This makes it unusable. However, the beauty here is if a user changes their mind it can easily be recovered.

    2) We can "delete" your account. The Xenforo delete function removes the account completely, email association, etc. However it *does* leave all your posts in tact. It grays out the username attached to the posts and changes your title to "guest". So, all your posts are still in tact for the sake of conversation flow but the account is in fact deleted. This cannot be reversed. If you wish you hadn't requested it some time in the future.. bummer. :(

    A complete purge (as in delete your account and all posts/pms/etc) is not allowed. It will mess with the flow of conversation and we like to keep what all is put on this forum for record. Often times if we just delete your content, conversation looks weird. However, if we delete yours and the replies where people were trying to help you, well, that's just not fair to them. They deserve their credit when possible.

    However should you have a special case you need to make to me, you're welcome to. Safety, legal reasons, etc. If I see reason that a full purge is in fact necessary I will run it by Rob. Side note: All posts you delete or edit in your history to work around this can and will be reverted to whichever version of edit history we choose.

    Sorry to see you want to go! :(

     

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  2. SUroot

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    Unless its an iPhone :p

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  3. Frisco

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    One thing good about accounts remaining here is any info/discussion that can be landed on by searchers in need of a device issue remedy.

    I used to belong to a forum that used "Motet," a now out dated forum system, where the admin would routinely completely remove all threads/posts/words by members who happened to ignite her ire. ;)

    No, my account never got removed. Yes I noticed a few years ago that the entire site was removed and now exists only as an empty link in The Wayback Machine. :D
     
  4. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN MSG ROB
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    Delete android forums account option 2.I can't log in.I have tried everything suggested. It tells me to try logging in,but there is not a spot specified to log into. If I can't use the account. Then I don't need it. So please just delete it.
     
  6. Xyro

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    Hi Betty,

    You're logged in right now - otherwise you wouldn't be able to post here. :)

    What exactly are you trying to do when you get the error message about logging in?
     
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  7. ThePrinceFaz

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    Delete account - Option 2
    Thanks!
     
  8. Champ2117

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    Please, delete my account
     
  9. D-U-R-X

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    Hi Champ2117,

    Per the site rules/guidelines:

    If you send an email to the address in bold, just above, from the address you used to sign up, Admin will be able to delete your account.

    Cheers,
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  10. Xyro

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    We don't typically worry about it for people with 0 posts, so I've deleted his account.
     
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  11. rednuker

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    Option 2 please. If I do come back in the future, I will be using different email and username, but for now I am using another Phone/OS.

    And, yes I'm sure. You can completely delete account. I understand my posts will be kept under a 'guest' username. Thanks.
     
  12. Unforgiven

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    Can I ask why you came back 2 years after you were asked how you wanted the account deleted the finally answered. It has nothing to do with the process, I'm just really curious.:p
     
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    There ya go!
     
  14. mjbalys

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    please delete my account, option 2
     
  15. Xyro

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    Done.
     
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    Please delete my account, option 2. Thanks!
     
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  18. Labyrinthine

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    I would also like to request my account me deleted. Thank you.
     
  19. stedman420

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    Please delete my account, option 2, a full purge would be much more appreciated though please. It's for personal reasons I'd rather not discuss but I can say it's nothing against your sight.

    Thank you very much for your consideration.
     
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  20. Unforgiven

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    Hi stedman,
    I'm sorry to see you go.

    Please email your request to the above URL or to androidforums.com@gmail.com from the account you registered with. I can't remember the exact reason why, but this is important for folks with several posts.
     
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    Admins, please delete my account with option 2. Thanks!
     
  23. Mikestony

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    Sorry to see ya go Fontaine. :(

    or,
    Please email your request to the above URL or to androidforums.com@gmail.com from the account you registered with.
     
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  24. brenno fix

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    first :

    Hi Together ;-)

    by an accident i used a wrong username, so i made an second acc. msm8226 !!

    could you please delete this acc. brenno fix ?

    Sorry for that ;-)

    thx in advance
     
  25. Mikestony

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    Hiya brenno fix!
    To expedite your request, contact Phases or send an email to the link I posted above your post;)
     
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  26. htrak

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    Please delete my account. Option 2
     

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