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Old 04-26-2017, 06:05 AM
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Where is the account delete button?
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:45 AM
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It is against wetcanvas policy to delete accounts, especially for members with a large number of posts.

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Old 04-26-2017, 09:34 AM
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Re: Deleting Account

As other websites seem to understand, the decision to stay or go should be with the account holder, in this case me, irregardless of how many messages I've left to encourage others, etc.

Every other site where I have to sign in has an account delete option. If a person deletes their own account, but then changes their mind during the next 30 days, all they have to do is sign in again, and the account is reactivated with all information, etc., intact. Thus the website administrators don't have to deal with the changes of mind and regrets that come with such a difficult decision.

Perhaps Wet Canvas is behind the times, as your words indicate that there no option, and no flexibility.

In my opinion, that tough line is unreasonable.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:51 AM
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Why do you want to delete your posts and threads? Deleted posts can ruin threads which have contributions form other members. Why not just stop posting?

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Old 04-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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I did NOT ask for posts and threads to be deleted.

I asked for the right to decide whether or not to close my account, which is an entirely different thing.

Every other website where I have to sign in has a non-destructive account delete option. A person may delete their own account, which should certainly be their right, without disrupting existing threads.

As mentioned, if there is a change of mind or heart during the next 30 days, all the account holder has to do is sign in again, and their account is reactivated again with all their settings, etc., intact.

The decision to stay or go should be with the account holder, in this case me, irregardless of how many messages they've left to encourage others, etc.
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Re: Deleting Account

I agree with the OP. A user should have the right to decide whether he or she stays or goes. The decision and power to execute that decision should remain with the user and not with the organization. The statement "against policy" creates a shroud of vagueness and distrust. Why exactly is it "against policy"? It's not against policy to walk out of a store, a church, a subway station, etc. I haven't visited in years and have minimal intention of doing so in the future. Nothing personal, interests change. My guess is that the web property has an incentive to report higher than actual membership to the shareholders of troubled F+W.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:22 AM
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Simply deleting the account will tag all posts as. "guest" posts. My error.

If you wish for your membership cancelled, contact your moderator.

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I agree with the OP. A user should have the right to decide whether he or she stays or goes. The decision and power to execute that decision should remain with the user and not with the organization. The statement "against policy" creates a shroud of vagueness and distrust. Why exactly is it "against policy"? It's not against policy to walk out of a store, a church, a subway station, etc. I haven't visited in years and have minimal intention of doing so in the future. Nothing personal, interests change. My guess is that the web property has an incentive to report higher than actual membership to the shareholders of troubled F+W.




The deletion of account rule was established well before the ownership by F+W so your guess is incorrect.
I note you last posted ten years ago.

Yorky already explained why it is policy, but I will reiterate: Removing posts from a thread can make the entire thread meaningless so the actions of one member can ruin multiple threads for all members.


You raise a good point regarding policies on a web site and it is good to remember this when joining any site- read the terms of service before joining.


You do retain the right to leave and no longer participate. A member desiring to leave the site may do so and never post again. The account will go dormant and all the posts will slowly fade into the background as new threads drive them off the front pages and as those pages become history they are closed to further comments.


I hope this helps answer your questions.


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