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Old 22.09.2020, 11:35
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They don't care, they just stand up for the bullies that make this place no longer enjoyable. Some even recommend that the bullies become mods...
Thatís why you need to write the Editor if you have a genuine complaint. I know for a fact he is listening and if there are enough complaints, he will react.
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Old 22.09.2020, 11:36
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Re: How do I delete my account?

It seems the Mods can impose a time-out on posters. Why not make this available for users to impose a time-out on themselves.

And an automatic time-out for anyone imposing more than 20 groans a week.
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Old 22.09.2020, 11:59
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The in thing right now seems to be to delete your account in a flounce and then re-join under a different name.

If you do that, say, 6 times within a month, Editor Bob will believe there is a huge exodus, but of course will also be happy for all the newbies.
Oh no, they don't like that. I heard.
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Old 22.09.2020, 22:18
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They don't care, they just stand up for the bullies that make this place no longer enjoyable. Some even recommend that the bullies become mods...
I think you're right that any one, single complaint is likely to be accorded a mere nod and not much more.

However, I think there's a difference between writing to the mods (who are, after all, a diverse group of forum users) and writing to Editor Bob. For a user who is unhappy enough to consider leaving the forum, I still think it can be worth it to write to Editor Bob, setting out very clearly what you think has gone wrong, and what would help to make the forum liveable, for you.

Some users declare why they go, some do so plainly and clearly, others "flounce" (or are deemed to be doing so), some miss the forum and come back (which means something is good enough to be worth preserving) and others just give up and don't participate any longer, whether they leave (have their username deleted) or not.

Whatever it is (and it might be different things for different people) something is clearly not working well on this forum, when one user after the next leaves. If each person would make his/her reasons for leaving known to Editor Bob, there might be a way that he can see a similarity in those reasons (or not) and if so, there might be a tipping-point at which he thinks there's a pattern such that it is worth his intervening.

Having said that, The Local, which owns this forum, is just a business like any other, that's all, and it derives its revenue from adverts and clicks. The Local doesn't have to like it's forum users, and it might be that there's enough traffic, even if a significant group of core contributors just leave. Perhaps there are enough real newbies to keep clicking on ads, and for advertisers to feel the site is worth using, so that the local's coffers are filling suffiently. If that's the case, then there is no need (from a business point of view) to change a thing, or to care about any of the hurt caused, or any reputation this forum may have.

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1. Just don't log on here again. You cannot delete.

2. Ask a Mod to suspend your account.

3. Really insult people and you will be banned forever.

4. Didn't you know? ALL your scribbles here belong to The Local. Just like Facebook.
Please suspend my account.
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Old 11.02.2021, 12:24
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Re: How do I delete my account?

I was checking the statistics on the numbers of deleted accounts recently but they don't seem to sum up. Can somebody help?
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Old 11.02.2021, 12:31
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I was checking the statistics on the numbers of deleted accounts recently but they don't seem to sum up. Can somebody help?
You need to add the blue and orange ones together.
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Old 11.02.2021, 12:33
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Re: How do I delete my account?

When you login, use your username but for your password use your current password but also add: "+flounce". This will instantly delete your account and all your posts.


If you have multiple fake accounts, and you want to delete them too then just use:"+Multi-flounce"
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Please suspend my account.
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Please send a PM to a moderator or email your request to the forum.
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Old 11.02.2021, 14:59
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When you login, use your username but for your password use your current password but also add: "+flounce". This will instantly delete your account and all your posts.


If you have multiple fake accounts, and you want to delete them too then just use:"+Multi-flounce"
My previous post got me negative rep, so I thought I should stress that YES your posts do get deleted permanently. Don't shoot the messenger, try it at your own risk! You won't be able to log back in and complain.

If you are not sure about leaving the forum, then why not go for "+light-flounce" option? Your deleted posts are kept on hold for 7 days on Editor Bob's personal laptop

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Please suspend my account.
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Just don't post. If you have no self-control, ask your mum to change the wifi password.

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My previous post got me negative rep, so I thought I should stress that YES your posts do get deleted permanently. Don't shoot the messenger, try it at your own risk! You won't be able to log back in and complain.

If you are not sure about leaving the forum, then why not go for "+light-flounce" option? Your deleted posts are kept on hold for 7 days on Editor Bob's personal laptop



Pos rep from me.
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Just don't post. If you have no self-control, ask your mum to change the wifi password.

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