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#16 david

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 19:20

Yeah, I would really like to get rid of inactive members. Some members here would like to change their display name that has been taken by an inactive member.


#17 Growled

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:06

I agree with the no deletion policy. I've seen many members return after a long time (sometimes years) even since I've been here. They would be annoyed to come back and find their accounts deleted.

#18 OP Steven P.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:30

Well, for British members, unless Neowin has applied to Information Commissioner’s Office in order to act as a Data Controller it has no legal right to retain personal information of any kind. Of course, if Neowin considers itself exempt to EU or UK data-protection laws, which requires all personal data to be destroyed after the purpose it is used for is completed, there is no problem.

Considering a member can delete all personal data from their profile, all the remains in effect a username which is hard to claim as "personal information", however if Neowin also retains the email address used for registration it's another matter entirely.

We have a Privacy Statement here: http://www.neowin.net/privacy/ although deleting forum posts from the contribution to the forums isn't something we enforce.

At Neowin we expect the registered members to be responsible for what they post.

#19 riot

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:00

In the first post you mention the possibility of deleting an inactive account should a member want to use the name. Where would a member make such a request? :D

#20 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:24

In the first post you mention the possibility of deleting an inactive account should a member want to use the name. Where would a member make such a request? :D

Please contact a supervisor about this, they'll be able to help you out.

#21 +Anarkii

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:25

We do that every now and then already.

Edit: We haven't done that for ages, we will look into this. Some members register just to see the hidden forums.


May I suggest then having new members post say 100 posts then having the hidden forums 'unlock' for them?

That would mean even the new members would have to contribute something to see the awesome stuff in the hidden forums :)

#22 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:37

May I suggest then having new members post say 100 posts then having the hidden forums 'unlock' for them?

That would mean even the new members would have to contribute something to see the awesome stuff in the hidden forums :)

They can always check your last time active on the forum.

#23 xplatinum

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:52

I would like to delete my account. How can I do so ?

Thanks

#24 metallithrax

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:53

You can't

http://www.neowin.ne...ember-accounts/

#25 Nick H.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:53

Your account where? If you're talking about Neowin, you can't.

#26 jason13524

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:54

He has the right to delete his account from here if he wants.

#27 treemonster

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:56

He has the right to delete his account from here if he wants.

lol no he doesn't.

here's how to "delete your account"

log out
delete neowin from your book marks
clear cookies
never ever google neowin or be tempted to visit a link to neowin on google or any other website again.

#28 vetColin-uk

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:56

Neowin has a policy of not deleting accounts.

if you wish to not use it anymore, simply log out.

#29 Elliot B.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:57

He has the right to delete his account from here if he wants.

I think I agree with this, unless someone can give me a good reason to not delete the account?

#30 Hum

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:59

I would like to delete my account. How can I do so ?

Thanks


You can change your member name, if that's what your intent is.