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Re: Ending Account
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2008, 07:56:00 »
It's all about being accurate in my books. This site boasts a membership of 20980, but how many of those people have given up on the site without bothering to have there account deleted because they don't know how?? You should have a simple delete my account button like Yahoo groups.

Mike used to delete accounts that haven't been used in the last year however with workups and tour times taking longer and longer he hasn't done that for awhile. We are still discussing this one.

If this site ever became a moron-zone like yahoo groups I would be gone in a heartbeat.........
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Re: Ending Account
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2008, 07:59:05 »
Good point.

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Re: Ending Account
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2008, 09:53:56 »
I don't think that would be smart because then someone could come and spam/troll the boards, and then bam, their gone.

In practice, they're gone anyway because the staff are very vigilant about getting rid of them.

I'm almost certain that there used to be a means for a user to delete his own account.  Was I imagining it?

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Re: Ending Account
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2008, 09:59:49 »
I'm almost certain that there used to be a means for a user to delete his own account.  Was I imagining it?

No, you are correct, at one time you could but it went away to deter "post trash and runs".
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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2011, 06:39:38 »
How do I delete my account? I've been attempting to look for any type of option on my profile settings. Can someone please help! Thanks

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2011, 12:05:02 »
How do I delete my account? I've been attempting to look for any type of option on my profile settings. Can someone please help! Thanks

1.  Go to the first post of this topic and read from there to here.

2.  Repeat if necessary.
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How do I delete my account?
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2013, 23:01:45 »
I am becoming more of a nuisance on this site but great forum though.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2013, 23:12:32 »
I am becoming more of a nuisance on this site but great forum though.

Just read the Guidelines and you will do OK.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2013, 00:21:17 »
If you are "becoming" a nuisance due to you posting in a manner which is under your control, then you have the means to stop "becoming a nuisance".

Sometimes new people, young people, or new young people are tripped up by their own enthusiasm. In being anxious to learn and/or have your questions answered, you have a narrow view and can't or won't see the big picture. Maturity, initiative and the ability to follow instructions are all traits that make good soldiers. Reckless enthusiasm is not desirable, however.

Slow down, re-read (and understand) the FAQ's found here: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,41136.0.html

Conduct guidelines are here: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html

With literally thousands of members and several years in existence, there are not many questions this board hasn't seen, and answered. Read, read, read and then read some more. Talk to Recruiters who are the only reliable source to provide current answers your specific questions.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2013, 15:14:40 »
I am becoming more of a nuisance on this site but great forum though.

I urge you not to become discouraged and/or upset, simply because you feel you may have gotten off on the wrong foot. Many do, myself included.

Reading will help you understand how users interact with each other and you'll also learn a lot along the way.  If you shy away now, you might end up missing out on many opportunities to increase the knowledge of your trade(s) and the Forces in general. (Yes, you can access threads without being a member, but it's much easier with an account.) In short, you might lose out.

This site has been an excellent tool and many of its users have helped me immensely. I would like to see others benefit as much as I have.
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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2013, 15:43:17 »
Like other moderators before me have said, read and understand more, post less, follow the rules, and you can stay out of trouble and learn quite a bit.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
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Re: How do I delete my account?
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I apologize unreservedly.

I hope that was not what was causing you to think of leaving.

I will not excuse myself.

I wish you  well

Recognizing that you may be wasting people's time with your posts and that you might not be the best person to chime in on most subjects is the first step.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2013, 23:50:42 »
Guidelines

which can probably be summed up as do as you would be done by

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2018, 08:33:25 »
I would like my account deleted because I do not want to be associated with the obnoxiousness of this forum/ site.
I have every right as per the terms to not be a part of this site if I want.

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2018, 08:47:32 »
I would like my account deleted because I do not want to be associated with the obnoxiousness of this forum/ site.
I have every right as per the terms to not be a part of this site if I want.

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It is the SOP of the Staff to observe a 24 hour administrative review period before we delete any accounts. If, after 24 hours, you feel the same then simply PM me and I will carry out the action as soon as I can.

Deleting an account is a permanent action. If in a few years you wish to rejoin, your history can not be rebuilt. We have observed members who's participation on the site ebb and flow due to taskings, deployments, and just life in general. As new questions or concerns arise, members return to the site and carry forward. This is part of our rationale for the administrative review period.

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2018, 09:18:58 »
That’s fine if you want your account to be deleted. You dont, however, have to put the site and the people associated with down. To aspiring and current members, this site has been/ is a wealth of valuable information. Sure you have the recruiting centres for official information, but because of distance, scheduling, at times difficulty to reach via email and phone and the fact that questions arise once you leave the center, this is a worthy secondary resource.

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2018, 09:25:04 »
He's probably just speaking out of anger...seems he didnt fit the bill for Pilot looking at his post history and that's somehow this sites fault.
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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2018, 09:35:04 »
Seems like he might have a “chep” on his shoulders. Sorry, couldn’t resist. My bad.

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2018, 11:34:38 »
There is no need to prove his point.

This will cease, now.

I have reviewed your posts, mt.chep, and the posts that immediately followed them. I saw no "obnoxiousness" directed at you, so I have no idea what your complaint is.

We perhaps tend to be blunt here, and there is perhaps some rowdy banter at times, but raw obnoxiousness is frowned upon.

Please provide some examples of this alleged obnoxiousness, or at least a little more explanation.

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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2018, 12:30:20 »
It might be beneficial if members could self-delete though.
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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2018, 13:02:13 »
It might be beneficial if members could self-delete though.

You would think so, but the reality is we would have a spike in impulse deletes that then re-register a new account a few days later, causing challenges for continuity with posts, etc. (All old posts are "unattributed" once the parent account is deleted.)

Worse, the user may expect that their posts would be deleted too. They would not be in that case, which may trigger a request that the Staff hunt down and delete each post individually. Once the parent account is removed, that becomes a manual and time-consuming task. When an admin deletes an account, they have the option of deleting all associated posts by simply checking a box, should the user request that as well.

Bottom line, any user can request account deletion at any time. They do not need to give a reason, although I typically find it beneficial if they are willing to provide one.

Frankly, if the response to mt.chep's delete request is representative, I can understand why they asked.

We use a 24h cooling off period as SOP because experience has shown that often (anecdotally, a small majority of users in my experience), they change their mind. Sometimes because things have cooled down, and sometimes because they have identified the reason for the request and it could be mitigated via other means.

The other important point, which was touched on above, is that a request to delete is a request to abandon the site. That is, users who delete are not permitted to come back later, under a different pseudonym. This can be a problem where immediate or self-delete is available, as cooler heads prevail and folks may want back in down the road.

Hopefully that sheds some light on the process.


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Re: Why Delete Your Account?
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2018, 13:50:37 »
Very much so thanks!
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