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Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:16 am
by G-BLEW
A while ago we decided that we would no longer delete entire accounts. There are a couple of reasons for this…

- It causes some performance issues for the server
- It spoils many threads in which a poster has participated
- It is disrespectful to those who have engaged in conversation (thread) with the poster
- It makes some/many of those threads meaningless if they are brought up by a search in future
- Thanks to services like waybackmachine etc., the posts will still remain visible to the world for anyone who cares to search for long enough

Thanks

Ian

PostPosted:Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:35 pm
by Waveflyer
Good decision.

PostPosted:Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:06 pm
by hatzflyer
Waveflyer wrote:Good decision.


+1

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:36 pm
by Genghis the Engineer
Agreed, fair call.

G

PostPosted:Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:46 am
by IMCR
Great decision.

But following on from the other thread i assume it is tecnically possible for someone to delete their account while leaving their posts to that date intact?

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:49 pm
by Genghis the Engineer
Just never post again, it may as well have been deleted, surely?

G

PostPosted:Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:19 pm
by G-BLEW
But following on from the other thread i assume it is tecnically possible for someone to delete their account while leaving their posts to that date intact?


No, that's not possible (as far as I know).

Ian

PostPosted:Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:49 pm
by eltonioni
Did somebody ask to flounce?

It's a good call for all the reasons mentioned. Asking to be deleted is like asking a past lover to burn all the letters you sent, once it's in the mail you lose ownership and have to stand by what you said.

(By the way, I had no idea that Gyrocopter Girl had more salacious content online when I started that thread :) )

PostPosted:Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:30 pm
by Sam Rutherford
Flounce?

I missed the Salacious girl posts... :(

PostPosted:Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:06 am
by Rob P
Flounce = Leaving (often temporarily) the forum but making the most of it with a farewell post explaining to everyone your motivation and maybe adding a parting shot.

Usual form is to monitor the post for a few days in the hope somebody will have said something nice about you, or agreed with you.

Rob P

PostPosted:Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:18 pm
by flybymike
Before rejoining with a new name.....

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:16 pm
by Wide-Body
How do you change name, but keep previous posts.

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:52 pm
by Flyin'Dutch'
By asking - is it for yourself?

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:59 pm
by flybymike
Perhaps he has lost weight?

Re: Deleting accounts

PostPosted:Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:13 pm
by Flintstone
New, improved, Narrow Body?