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Offline SophinaTopic starter

Deleting profile?
« on: July 26, 2008, 04:03:34 pm »
I'm just curious: I'm not really interested in continuing on EL, so to free up the DB space (and the username) I thought it would be polite to delete my profile. Could someone tell me how to do this? :)

Offline Bliss

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 06:03:48 pm »
Send a PM to Vekseid.

Offline Haibane

Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 06:24:00 pm »
Georgine, I have PM'd you.

My worry is, if an account is deleted, its posts (and so it's games) will be too. I do not want that to happen. Our game was the most amazing game I have played at E and I would like it to remain. And the username can't be reused surely... your old posts need to stay and these would bear that username...

As I said, I'm a bit confused, please answer my PM.

Thank you.

Offline Trieste

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 06:49:46 pm »
I believe usernames stick around until a mass clean-up (which happens like once every 2 years, I think). 'Tis up to the V-man.

Offline Haibane

Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008, 06:53:12 pm »
At which point... what would happen? The dead usernames posts would be deleted?

Offline Moondazed

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008, 06:56:59 pm »
I don't believe the posts actually disappear, I think the username just doesn't have a link to a profile, but I'm not positive about that.

Offline Trieste

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2008, 06:57:19 pm »
I think so. *nods to 'Dazed*

Offline SophinaTopic starter

Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 06:58:39 pm »
That sounds good.Thanks for everyone's replies! :)

Offline Vekseid

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2008, 08:16:45 pm »
I don't believe the posts actually disappear, I think the username just doesn't have a link to a profile, but I'm not positive about that.

This is correct. I don't delete approved members, generally. It orphans posts and too many people just say they're quitting in order to make a new account in order to avoid someone who usually figures it out anyway /rant >_>

Offline Haibane

Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2008, 03:07:19 am »
Okay, as long as the great game we had stays up... I'm very disappointed of course, but it's your decision Georgine - have fun wherever you go and whatever you do. Bye! *hugs*

Offline Xillen

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Re: Deleting profile?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2008, 01:03:36 pm »
If an account is deleted, won't all posts made by that account be considered "Guest" posts (even though they're on boards where Guests of course are not allowed)?

And Trieste, if I recall correctly, a mass cleanup only affects unapproved members.