Is there any way to delete a forum account?

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tagica

#1

I’m just curious. Plus,I might need to in the future…not sure.
@Ana @awesomeonion @Liza
anyone got the answer?


#2

Hmmm Change your name to Deleted3141

Delete as many of your posts and change you bio to deleted and change you profile pic to jello


#3

are you sure that’ll work? xD


#4

And I need THT’s permission 2 change my name


#5

The only way I know how to delete an account on here is when you are on the first trust level. I don’t think you can delete your account when you are no longer a new user.


#6

The mods can delete your account. You can’t unless your account has existed for 24 hours or less, or if you haven’t done anything.


#7

Any moderator can delete your account, but why would somebody want to do that?


#8

Because you want to leave??


#9

But why couldn’t you just keep your posts?


#10

A moderator is the only person that can delete an account as far as I know.


#11

I’m not for sure, but some people want to delete the traces after leaving so it doesn’t come back to them in the future.


#12

Yeah, I understand that. It’s still pretty sad when somebody deletes an account though. I guess that you have to be able to do that because of the new data protection regulation rules in Europe.


#13

Yeah, this is true :blush: All accounts can be anonymised in Discourse, you would have to ask forum staff (but you are allowed to request this). I learnt about GDPR from discussions on meta.discourse.org :sweat_smile:


#14

That’s what I guessed. Otherwise, it wouldn’t comply with the European laws.