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DigDog201

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Why is there no easy way to either close your account permanently or temporary close it. Apparently you have to contact admin and nobody responds.
Apparently the easiest way would be to say something to get banned. I don’t know why there isn’t an option like most sites to either temporary suspend/close your account or permanently close it without having to contact admin first and wait for them to contact you back. I don’t see why that would be necessary. even if they wanted to know why which there could be personal reasons you shouldn’t be required to say exactly why if you don’t want to, but they could still post some kind of link to close with the option of stating the reason...
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Why is there no easy way to either close your account permanently or temporary close it. Apparently you have to contact admin and nobody responds.
Apparently the easiest way would be to say something to get banned. I don’t know why there isn’t an option like most sites to either temporary suspend/close your account or permanently close it without having to contact admin first and wait for them to contact you back. I don’t see why that would be necessary. even if they wanted to know why which there could be personal reasons you shouldn’t be required to say exactly why if you don’t want to, but they could still post some kind of link to close with the option of stating the reason...
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It is really rather simple....Don't log in.

Easiest way to reach admins is to do a post report or PM a mod.

We do not delete accounts, it destroys too many threads leaving holes in threads.

FYI, being banned does not close or delete your account, it just stops you from logging into your account.
 
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DigDog201

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Ha, try getting off FB! Took me over a year🤘
FB won’t let you leave even if you die.
I think it along with others is they want the numbers to say we have this many members/accounts. Etc
Helps with advertising revenue so forth. Alot easier to get people to pay high dollars for advertising when you have a captive audience of say 100,000 vs 100.
At the end of the day your just a number.
Told “ we don’t delete accounts because it will leave holes in threads”
“Just don’t log in anymore”
Hmmm. I seem to recall where people might have said things and their posts were deleted. Somehow the “holes” were worked around. Not like I had hundreds of posts. , what if i have conflicting things going on?
So how many active members are there actually then?
You have to assume then that everyone who left the hobby or site or passed etc is still counted as a member.
Reminds me of the whole twitter buy out deal where 1/3 of the accounts are not legitimate.
 
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DigDog201

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It is really rather simple....Don't log in.

Easiest way to reach admins is to do a post report or PM a mod.
Unfortunately wasn’t that simple.
I would think you have the “contact us” link as the easiest way to contact you. But if I understand you that is not the way to contact you, rather start a post ?
 
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DigDog201

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I don’t get the problem
Just move on with your life and forget it
Thats just it, you don’t get the problem. What if for example it is conflicting with other things.
Do you need all my personal reasons?
So say for example you have a charge card you wanted to close out and the business said” just don’t use it, whats the big deal”
 

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Unfortunately wasn’t that simple.
I would think you have the “contact us” link as the easiest way to contact you. But if I understand you that is not the way to contact you, rather start a post ?
You don't have to start a new thread, you would just report one of your posts and under reason explain what you want or just contact a mod via pm. Owners of TreasureNet manage over a hundred forums.

Check the Pm I sent you...
 
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It is really rather simple....Don't log in.

Easiest way to reach admins is to do a post report or PM a mod.

We do not delete accounts, it destroys too many threads leaving holes in threads.

FYI, being banned does not close or delete your account, it just stops you from logging into your account.
TH is right. It does destroy threads. Can’t remember the guys name but he went in and deleted his posts. Some of them were really good posts on his or others threads and it was a shame he removed his knowledge but for me the really egregious part was the destruction that meant for the work of others on those threads as they took the time to post on his threads or had a conversation. By removing his side of the conversation, he made their side unintelligible in some cases. It wasn’t cool.
 

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TH is right. It does destroy threads. Can’t remember the guys name but he went in and deleted his posts. Some of them were really good posts on his or others threads and it was a shame he removed his knowledge but for me the really egregious part was the destruction that meant for the work of others on those threads as they took the time to post on his threads or had a conversation. By removing his side of the conversation, he made their side unintelligible in some cases. It wasn’t cool.

Exactly, which is why we don't delete accounts.
 

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I thought that when a forum or platform operated globally, they were required under GDPR regulations to delete accounts and information if so requested.
Personal data yes, posts and comments no. Thread locked
 
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