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kanebt
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The title pretty much says it all.
I cant find an option in my control panel?

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There is no option to delete an account because doing so, and removing postings associated with that deleted account, would create huge holes in the DaniWeb database - support threads would become meaningless. You can, however, unsubscribe to admin emails and posting notifications etc via the control panel, and then not log in anymore...

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Yeah. Your details must be kept on file . We produce a lot of bulk emails so in case your ISP wants proof that we are not spammers, we must provide it.

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Welcome to daniweb regardless......

You must have signed up for a reason!!

Why not tell us whats on your mind?

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Hell, with only 2 posts, you've already joined the top 25% of posters on the board.
Only 8 more posts will get you into the top 2%!

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There is no option to delete an account because doing so, and removing postings associated with that deleted account, would create huge holes in the DaniWeb database - support threads would become meaningless. You can, however, unsubscribe to admin emails and posting notifications etc via the control panel, and then not log in anymore...

I thought user deletion and post deletion were separate issues?
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95665

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I know that if this was the Uk though, you would legally have to honour this request under the DPA, but i think the USA is different

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It is a vBulletin feature to delete user accounts. However, because we are so large, we cannot do so for legal reasons placed upon us by our web hosting company and all of the major ISPs.

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I know that if this was the Uk though, you would legally have to honour this request under the DPA, but i think the USA is different

Really? Here in the US it's the complete opposite - we aren't allowed to delete user info.

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I know that if this was the Uk though, you would legally have to honour this request under the DPA, but i think the USA is different

What? I don't think so. I may be wrong but I can't be bothered to look it up.

What I do know is:

- The Data Protection Act is grossly misunderstood in the UK.

- You are obliged to provide what you have on record when requested by it's owner.

- You can be penalized for having inaccurate data / failing to provide it on request in a timely manner and not taking reasonable precautions to protect it.

- You can't give that data to any third party other than a government official with a legal warrent, or express permission of the owner.

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maybe i am just confused....

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happygeek
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I think you are :)

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The Dude
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Another site im on (from the uk) someone the other day also wanted thier account deleted. (They only had 2 posts) -- It was deleted......

I dunno why people sign up on a site THEN WANT THIER ACCOUNT REMOVED?? (After they get what they need)

Seems kinds selfish and looks like they are only USING the site for thier needs then want stuff gone............

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My experience of people asking for account deletions, in general rather than this specific case, is that someone joins up - asks a question - does not an answer they like - then throws a hissy fit demanding everything about them is removed. Either that, or almost as common, asks a question regarding homework or a problem they are having with a work project, gets an answer, then does not want anyone at college/work to know where they got the help from.

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kdoiron
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Wait a second - people ask for homework help on a forum? What's next - paying to have the work done?

Seriously, though, that's a very good possibility. Back in my day, there was no internet to do your homework for you. You had to do it yourself.

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The Dude
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Wait a second - people ask for homework help on a forum? What's next - paying to have the work done?

Yes :D

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aldata111
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I want to delete my account because I am leaving my job for another company and title and do not use the DaniWeb service. I want my account disabled so no one can log in and abuse this service. Since my company email will be redirected to a catch-all, anyone in the company can request a new password and log in. I can see then the only solution is to change my email address and falsify as much of my account as possible. What other option is there? I must have been forced to create an account while googling for an answer to a question. Absolutely I created this account so I could get information and had no intention of spending any more time under pressure to read unrelated posts and answer other people’s questions. I wish I could, but I can't. But DaniWeb does not require that I do. And if there are enough answers, and enough people have the time, then this website can grow and be successful. The community is about the 2% of the people that take the time and gain from it, not the 98% of passer-bys. The 2% is what makes DaniWeb successful, so let the 98% of the people disable their account, please.

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Nick Evan
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Reading posts has never required anyone to create an account nor does creating an account require you to fill in your personal information.

You can go to your user-control-panel and disable all e-mail notifications. You have already deleted any personal info that may or may not have existed on your profile, so people won't find your profile anymore.

Deleting accounts is not an option here because we get a lot of people asking help with their homework. We try to help them and put a lot of effort in making a good reply which will help them and benefit any future visitors to the thread. When people are allowed to delete their profile, they will do so right after they've received the help they wanted and by doing so, they are removing a thread which could be useful to any future visitors to Daniweb.

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happygeek
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I want to delete my account

As per the Acceptable Use Policy:

"To comply with federal anti-spam guidelines, DaniWeb stores the registration email address, current email address, all IP addresses used to register with and post, date of registration, and date last visited of all members as confirmation and proof of opt-in status. DaniWeb's policy is to permanently maintain all registration records."

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PeterKerk
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If I cant delete my account? AT LEAST give me the option to stop those annoying 'daniweb misses you' emails! How do I do that?

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