Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:36
It was suggested in another thread that this be posted for clarity, so here goes.
Should a Neowin member choose not to participate on Neowin anymore, there are 2 things you can do..
1). Log out, don't come back.
2). Clear out your profile (personal stuff like email address and IM addresses) and anything else that you deem personal, then follow step 1.
If we continually deleted accounts, we would have a small member base, every now and again we send out an email reminding in-active members of their accounts at Neowin, there is a criteria for those mails being sent out:
- You have more than 10 posts.
- You chose to receive emails from the administrator.
- You have entered a correct email address that is valid and active.
- You haven't logged in for 6 months or more.
So really it is entirely up to you as a member if you want to be part of Neowin or not.
Neowin also never deleted a members contribution to the board, so in saying this please be sure you don't post sensitive information (such as your home address, or anything that can be linked to you personally). In certain cases Neowin will remove personal information on request, but we will not wipe a members post tally, that only serves to screw up untold numbers of topics and posts.
Additionally, we will every now and then delete dupe accounts and spammer accounts to make way for those names to be used by [future] genuine members, we have also in the past deleted accounts that have been inactive for a long time and a member has requested to use that inactive name. In the case of someone registering, never having posted and was only active in the same week (up to a year or more ago) means we will also delete it on request, should a member want to use that member name.
Last but not least, Neowin does not sell, give out or misuse your email address, ever. In fact, we probably send less "board mails" than any other board, other than the automated subscription to topics you yourself can activate (and disable) at will.