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How do I delete my account?
« on: 2012-05-18 20:27:52 »
If this seems like an unusual question, it's because I'm an unusual person.

I've been inactive lately since I've lost the enthusiasm for Final Fantasy that I had before, and stopped visiting the forums.  Not that I was ever a really big contributor to anything.  I just liked the community.  But my life has changed since, and I cannot see myself coming back.

It occurred to me out of nowhere to officially leave the forums by deactivating my account, as I seem to remember multiple forum members doing this in the past, but I can't seem to find out how.  Either the option disappeared at some point, or I'm just being unforgivably stupid.  Anyway, I just have to ask, because now I'm curious:

Is there a way to do it?

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #1 on: 2012-05-18 21:59:01 »
No. Only staff can delete accounts. And generally speaking, we don't, because it means removing that user's content. Any replies to that content will no longer make sense, and any support threads you've answered will no longer provide assistance.

If you no longer want to visit, then just don't sign in. That way, you can always come back.
« Last Edit: 2012-05-18 23:50:01 by Bosola »

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #2 on: 2012-05-18 23:49:32 »
As far as I know, the only accounts that have ever been deleted were Jari and hermoor, both extreme cases. It's not something we typically like to do, especially since you may one day change your mind.

If, for some reason or another, you don't want to be associated with this account anymore, I recommend clearing out as much of your profile as you can, and changing your username to something that you don't have any ties to.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #3 on: 2012-05-18 23:51:37 »
Didn't Jari delete himself? I can't remember. Maybe he just tried to ban himself.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #4 on: 2012-05-19 09:43:37 »
I guess "delete" was a poor choice of word on my part.  I don't want to annihilate the evidence that I was ever here.

Weren't there several members who voluntarily "left"?  Their positions (Freak, etc.) were changed to "Guest" and their profiles vanished, but their posts still remained.  Or did that happen only to banned people?  MrAdults, koral, Sightless_Seer, and the the third Jari are the examples I'm thinking of.  Maybe it can't be done anymore.

I would be fine with leaving my account "alive", it's just not going to be seeing any activity.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #5 on: 2012-05-20 00:04:45 »
It was an option in the old forums, that was before the upgrade and switch to this newer forum.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #6 on: 2012-05-20 07:47:53 »
... Somehow, it just didn't occur to me to ask you.  Anyway, thanks!  That's what I thought.  I guess they'd get rid of the option because of people repeatedly leaving and coming back with new accounts.

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #7 on: 2012-05-20 16:37:47 »
Indeed. Well, I suppose this is a fond farewell. ^_^

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As far as I know, the only accounts that have ever been deleted were Jari and hermoor, both extreme cases. It's not something we typically like to do, especially since you may one day change your mind.

If, for some reason or another, you don't want to be associated with this account anymore, I recommend clearing out as much of your profile as you can, and changing your username to something that you don't have any ties to.

Please delete my account, i have posted twice counting this time and used the Forum no more so there's no problem about deleting my posts and my accounr

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #9 on: 2019-09-07 16:25:44 »
"2012"

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #10 on: 2019-09-07 17:35:33 »
"2012"
(third post i make, still not much posts to be deleting something important if admins delete my account and my posts) I know this thread is from 2012 but admins don't have an option to message them on the forum on this matter so i have to reply to an admin and ask him to delete my account and all my posts because i even haven't posted 1xxx amount of posts like OP has

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Re: How do I delete my account?
« Reply #11 on: 2019-09-09 12:22:54 »
As far as I know, the only accounts that have ever been deleted were Jari and hermoor, both extreme cases. It's not something we typically like to do, especially since you may one day change your mind.

If, for some reason or another, you don't want to be associated with this account anymore, I recommend clearing out as much of your profile as you can, and changing your username to something that you don't have any ties to.

I know you saw my post because you connected yesterday, please delete all my posts and my account.