account deletion

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woggle
KVRAF
2359 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:38 pm

Not hearing back from this Ben person yet, pm estill in my outbox. Is Ben around much or just every few days or so?

v1o
KVRAF
1806 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: account deletion

Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Hold on a little while I go through your history to find out what pissed you off.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

woggle
KVRAF
2359 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: account deletion

Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:38 pm

Huh, no offense intended, but who are you and why are you doing that? Are you able to delete my account? In which case, thanks.

v1o
KVRAF
1806 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: account deletion

Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:51 pm

woggle wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Huh, no offense intended, but who are you and why are you doing that? Are you able to delete my account? In which case, thanks.
I am nobody. I am not able to delete your account, what even gave you that idea? I was curious why you got so riled up. Please stop sending me private messages and blocking any responses.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

woggle
KVRAF
2359 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: account deletion

Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:59 pm

v1o wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:51 pm
woggle wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Huh, no offense intended, but who are you and why are you doing that? Are you able to delete my account? In which case, thanks.
I am nobody. I am not able to delete your account, what even gave you that idea? I was curious why you got so riled up. Please stop sending me private messages and blocking any responses.
i did not realise pm responses were blocked, my apologies. I thought you might be an admin hence your response - otherwise you are just being a bit of a sadistic ghoul deriving pleasure from deriding the distress of others. Really glad that soon no trace of me here will remain for people like you

v1o
KVRAF
1806 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:27 am

I get no pleasure from the torment of others. I hope you get some help soon for your afflictions.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
27485 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:48 am

woggle wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Really glad that soon no trace of me here will remain for people like you
Ive seen accounts removed (well, they're just Banned, actually), but just so you know, those people's posts dont get deleted.
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woggle
KVRAF
2359 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:48 am
woggle wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Really glad that soon no trace of me here will remain for people like you
Ive seen accounts removed (well, they're just Banned, actually), but just so you know, those people's posts dont get deleted.
Someone said hibidy had posts removed. I still havent heard from this Ben person

kosmios
Banned
33 posts since 27 Feb, 2019

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 am

Unless your real name is linked to your 'woggle' account in a way that cannot be unlinked (there's no such thing AFAICT), user name 'woggle' is just a random person on the internet (a nobody).

Simplest thing to do would be:
1. change your profile email address to 10minutemail or similar. AFAIK, kvr auto bans all accounts associated with such temp emails.
2. after that, change your kvr password to something you don't know, then just log out. For example, open Notepad, type a long string of characters, then go to 'change password' page here on kvr. Change it, then close Notepad without saving.
3. kvr will send you a confirmation letter about the password at your 10minutemail address - confirm the change. Email address promptly expires.

In less than 10 minutes you are done, no way back! Deleting 2k+ posts one by one would be a lot more work. Mods will probably refuse to delete your posts - no reason.
Last edited by kosmios on Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

samsam
KVRAF
2607 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 am

This Ben person is the site owner.

Maybe hibs had a reason for special treatment?

Not sure what the legal obligation is for a public forum to remove posts at users' requests.

woggle
KVRAF
2359 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 am

kosmios wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 am
Unless your real name is linked to your 'woggle' account in a way that cannot be unlinked (there's no such thing AFAICT), user name 'woggle' is just a random person on the internet (a nobody).

Simplest thing to do would be:
1. change your profile email address to 10minutemail or similar. AFAIK, kvr auto bans all accounts associated with such temp emails.
2. after that, change your kvr password to something you don't know, then just log out. For example, open Notepad, type a long string of characters, then go to 'change password' page here on kvr. Change it, then close Notepad without saving.
3. kvr will send you a confirmation letter about the password at your 10minutemail address - confirm the change. Email address promptly expires.

In less than 10 minutes you are done, no way back! Deleting 2k+ posts one by one would be a lot more work. Mods will probably refuse to delete your posts - no reason.
thanks, I will give that a go now - I don't think I can even remember my current passwrd :)

kosmios
Banned
33 posts since 27 Feb, 2019

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:13 am

samsam wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 am
Not sure what the legal obligation is for a public forum to remove posts at users' requests.
They keep all posts/activity in their logs, even if edited/removed from what's publicly visible. That's for police, etc.
They have no obligation to remove posts, or a whole account, by user request.

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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4887 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: account deletion

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:43 am

Under GDPR, the forum has to remove any personal information on request, except where it interferes with freedom of expression. So, personal email addresses etc should be zapped in the database. But forum posts, particularly replies, will come under freedom of expression. There's no real obligation to delete posts unless they contain personally identifiable information - and I doubt any site owner would be expected to go and find it. It would be up to the user to identify it. And if they can do that they can edit the posts themselves (unless they are locked).

There was one user who had their account scrubbed clean some years back (I think they threatened German privacy rules, which are more stringent). They then went and signed up again under a new account.

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