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Old 24.05.2013, 10:55
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How do I delete my account?

Can't see the option in control panel . . .
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Old 24.05.2013, 10:57
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Re: How do I delete my account?

Its like Hotel California.

"You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!"
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Old 24.05.2013, 11:41
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Re: How do I delete my account?

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.
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Old 24.05.2013, 11:53
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Re: How do I delete my account?

Gastro, try this:

http://www.englishforum.ch/profile.php?do=editoptions

And down the bottom of the settings screen add the international (off topic) forum to your ignore list. It's not relevant to Switzerland and most of the stupid polarised arguments happen in there.

And then keep using EF as it was intended.
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Old 24.05.2013, 12:42
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Re: How do I delete my account?

Wow - I didn't know that. I've now added all other forums to my ignore list.

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Old 24.05.2013, 13:35
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Re: How do I delete my account?

It is a shame to see that you are leaving but fully understand your decision to do so.
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Old 24.05.2013, 13:37
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Re: How do I delete my account?

I tried disabling email notifications, doesn't work either....
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Old 24.05.2013, 13:42
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I tried disabling email notifications, doesn't work either....
Let me try the strait on approach:

You can't delete your user from the EF.

Only option you have is to stop logging in and using the EF.

Reason: Can you imagine the holes left in threads if everybody that wanted to could delete their user... thus their posts too... Leaving many threads without logical post order or understandable meaning.
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Old 24.05.2013, 13:43
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Re: How do I delete my account?

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I tried disabling email notifications, doesn't work either....
Try setting up your spam filters, or failing that changing the email EF sends stuff to.
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Re: How do I delete my account?

Jumping - I am not trying to delete my user, only the notification part.
I tried giving another email addy, doesn't work.
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Old 24.05.2013, 13:55
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Let me try the strait on approach:

You can't delete your user from the EF.

Only option you have is to stop logging in and using the EF.

Reason: Can you imagine the holes left in threads if everybody that wanted to could delete their user... thus their posts too... Leaving many threads without logical post order or understandable meaning.
You should be able to delete your account, without deleting your content.

i.e. Rather than saying "banned" next to an account name, it would say "retired" or something.

I understand why The Local doesn't do this . . . the user population keeps growing and can't go down much.
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Old 24.05.2013, 13:57
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You should be able to delete your account, without deleting your content.
Whats the difference with just not logging in?
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:02
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Re: How do I delete my account?

by deleting your account you're saying I don't want to be part of the EF.
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:13
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Re: How do I delete my account?

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Whats the difference with just not logging in?
It does not offer an opportunity to make a statement.

I understand when people do not want to come back, for sure. It's like any other group dynamics.

I think it is more practical to simply not log in and just give yourself a break. I am not saying OP will do this, but we have had a bunch of folks who swore that they will "never come back" and how useless this place is. It gets a little bit difficult afterwards with reappearing dupes, recycled user names, etc etc. On the other hand it is good to see the community is quality, since it attracts.

Mod jacket off (got tired of the mod hat metaphor), groaning and neg reps are taken too close to one's ego, why? Do you also frown when people virtually pet you and green rep and thank? Naw, one likes it. So we should be able to then put up with some marginal disagreements. If there is a debate with an unpleasant atmosphere, start a better one. If your ethics go against something you saw here, start a debate on the stuff. But flouncing or trying to say a few people represent the entire and giant community does not seem so...conducive. I also know people when protected by anonymity will be more heartless than other times, but then I think it might work the other way, too - kind words, honesty, genuinely open stuff, good jokes, not too much hurtful sarcasm nor other cheap blows.
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:15
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Re: How do I delete my account?

Hi musicchick, I think GG is angry because of the vile racist filth posted on the Woolwich attack thread which is perfectly understandable.
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:16
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by deleting your account you're saying I don't want to be part of the EF.
Nope, saying you never were. And you will never want to be again. Which as we got used to by now, is often not true. I understand, though.

If one wants to leave and be noticed, leave a statement, why not put it in one's visitors messages.

MG, that thread is being well supervised.
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:22
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You should be able to delete your account, without deleting your content.

i.e. Rather than saying "banned" next to an account name, it would say "retired" or something.
Just announce that you plan to open a forum for the english speaking population in Switzerland and user deletion will be an automated process
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:33
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Let me try the strait on approach:

You can't delete your user from the EF.

Only option you have is to stop logging in and using the EF.

Reason: Can you imagine the holes left in threads if everybody that wanted to could delete their user... thus their posts too... Leaving many threads without logical post order or understandable meaning.
(my bolding)


errrm, not completely sure that's a valid argument here
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:48
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errrm, not completely sure that's a valid argument here
Gotcha... still...
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Old 24.05.2013, 14:58
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You should be able to delete your account, without deleting your content.

i.e. Rather than saying "banned" next to an account name, it would say "retired" or something.

I understand why The Local doesn't do this . . . the user population keeps growing and can't go down much.
I agree, when I am done with an online account somewhere, I like to be able to delete or disable it. I don't want to have to monitor my EF account periodically to make sure it hasn't been compromised (because no website is immune to hacking!) once I'm out of Switzerland. This doesn't seem to be unreasonable, and this is one of the first online accounts I have where deleting your account seems to have been deemed impossible (kiva is another).
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