Does Neowin delete member accounts?


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fusi0n

:iiam:

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LimeMaster

From the forums I've seen, most of them don't allow you to delete your member account, so what the Neowin staff are doing is completely reasonable. :)

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Arachno 1D

Jeeps dont be agreeing with the Admins they`ll never get out of the office door :woot: :laugh: :laugh: :D

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Growled

That doesn't matter. They'll get the big head if everyone agrees with them. Don't start a trend. :P

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LimeMaster

That doesn't matter. They'll get the big head if everyone agrees with them. Don't start a trend. :p

I suppose I can trust what you are saying as you are a former staff member. :p

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The Evil Overlord

Guys, why are you posting in a 2008 thread???

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LimeMaster

Guys, why are you posting in a 2008 thread???

I believe it was you that revived the thread, so quit complaining. :p

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TAZMINATOR

I believe it was you that revived the thread, so quit complaining. :p

 

LOL

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The Evil Overlord

Moi???

:shiftyninja:

Actually it wasn't me it was a guy who changed his name from steven farker to 2_05 for once :p

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JustGeorge
2). Clear out your profile (personal stuff like email address and IM addresses) and anything else that you deem personal, then follow step 1.

You can't delete every email address. There is no option to delete the email address associated with your account.

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Mainer82

Please delete my account.

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Barney T.

Hi Mainer82,

Neowin does not delete accounts as this action disrupts threads and the flow of forums when posts are deleted. If you wish, please stop using your account and it will vanish into obscurity.

 

Best,

 

Barney

Neowin Administrator

 

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adrynalyne

Does GDPR play into the denial

of deleting data? Or is there some loophole?

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+virtorio

I was wondering the same thing. 

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Jim K

With respect to GDPR ...

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The above, apart from the strikethroughs (which indicate this is no longer policy) was last edited in 2008. From Friday, May 25 2018 we updated our forums to include GDPR compliant tools, such as the ability to anonymize a member that has chosen to leave Neowin (or has been banned) this can be done on request and is irreversible. In such cases you will have to prove you owned the account and reside in a GDPR enforced country.

https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/632944-does-neowin-delete-member-accounts-gdpr-update/

 

Don't shoot the messenger ... I'm just passing on the above.  :) 

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DentedAphid7

Thats BS.

 

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If we continually deleted accounts, we would have a small member base, 

 

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Jazmac
3 hours ago, DentedAphid7 said:

Thats BS.

 

 

About as bad as those sites you try to unsubscribing from. You click the unsub link, but keep getting spammed by the same BS. My Yahoo account is STILL getting email from a company I unsubbed from at least 6 times more than 7 years ago.

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Brandon H

merged in

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adrynalyne
On 4/23/2008 at 6:36 AM, Steven P. said:

If we continually deleted accounts, we would have a small member base

There is so much wrong with this. Starting with if you need ghost accounts for a member base size, you are fooling yourself or someone else looking at the numbers into the relevancy of Neowin. That’s just another form of artificial inflation. 

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Brandon H
Just now, adrynalyne said:

There is so much wrong with this. Starting with if you need ghost accounts for a member base size, you are fooling yourself or someone else looking at the numbers into relevancy. 

physically "deleting" accounts also deletes their posts which can ruin threads for other users and people searching on google. there is a reason for the ruling.

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shockz

Waiting for this thread to be locked because members provide feedback on a ###### policy.

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