Change Username/Remove Account

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by nephelem, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. nephelem

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 24, 2016
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    I posted this to summon administrators or moderators and ask for help.

    I made a mistake by registering my facebook account as a way of logging in here.
    Because I use my facebook to log in, it uses my real name here in AAC.
    If removing my fb acct. will remove my AAC acct., then it's ok for me. Besides, all my threads are unresolved.
    I have read some of related topics and there I learned you can't remove your own acct.
    I can make a new acct. but I don't want to abandon this one because my name will still show up.
    So I'm humbly asking to all the admins/mods if you could change my username or deactivate my acct like totally wiped
    that my name won't show up.
     
  2. jrap

    Administrator

    Jun 25, 2006
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    Hi Karen,

    I can change your username. Please send me a Private Message what you would like your name changed to.
     
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  3. nephelem

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 24, 2016
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    How to send a PM? 'Start a new conversation'?
     
  4. dl324

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 30, 2015
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    Yes.
     
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  5. nephelem

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 24, 2016
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    THANK YOU jrap!!!
     
  6. liviubero

    New Member

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Hello,

    can you please delete my account? I do not plan to use it again.

    Thanks.
     
  7. WBahn

    Moderator

    Mar 31, 2012
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    As a general rule we do not delete accounts (note that this is very different from being willing to change a username for a bona fide reason).

    You can make it so that you won't receive any further e-mail notifications by managing your profile and unsubscribing from any threads you have responded to (which looks like it's probably only this one).
     
  8. bvvrand

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    Jun 6, 2016
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    Will you explain why? I'd also like my account deleted. If I knew this wasn't an option prior to creating the account, I wouldn't have made it.
     
  9. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
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    Just walk away and never use it again. It is the same thing, and does not leave a hole in our database or require a special effort by our administrators.

    If this presents a problem you could always ask for a permanent ban. This is under a moderators purview and you would not be tempted to come back.

    If this sounds like I am being nasty it is not my intent. Your posts are locked in.
     
  10. WBahn

    Moderator

    Mar 31, 2012
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    If you had read the User Agreement, you would have seen the following: "You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service." But, in fairness, how many people actually read User Agreements before agreeing to them? I probably look at them much more closely than most -- but only because I am looking for specific things in them. But even so I only skim the bulk of it at best.

    As for explanation, as Wendy indicated, it leaves a hole in the database. Other posters may have linked to posts of yours. Plus, deleting the first post in a thread deletes the entire thread.

    In addition to the technical problems it creates, we also get people (on an all-too-frequent basis) that post things in an effort to get unauthorized assistance on assignments and then want the evidence deleted to prevent getting caught. Since we have no way of know what is and what is not unauthorized assistance, our best way of encouraging people to refrain from asking for it is to make such requests a part of the permanent record. That all falls under the User Agreement where members agree not to post private or confidential information.

    Hope that helps.
     
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