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[closed] How can I delete my WordPress.Org account? (12 posts)

  1. developer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I no longer want my wordpress.org account.

    How can I delete it?
    How can I also delete my plugins and the related forum posts?

    Please help!
    Thanks a lot.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You mean here on this site site? You can't.

    Or do you mean on your own site?

  3. You don't.

    If you want to delete your created plugins, just wipe out SVN. Though I would suggest just updating the readme to say 'No longer supported'

  4. developer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    regard my wordpress.org account on this site, I read in this topic that it's possible to delete it:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-can-i-delete-wordpress-org-accounts?replies=5

    James, a Tech Wizard said: "I, or one of the other moderators, can delete them for you if that's what you'd like."

  5. There's no official policy about it, and it doesn't delete your posts anyway, nor will it delete your svn stuff. So ... I'm less inclined to do it, since there's not much benefit.

    WHY do you want to nuke your post? If you hate WP and want it to die in a fire, just walk away :) I promise we won't hold it against you.

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you hate WP and want it to die in a fire

    I just laughed noodles on my keyboard.

  7. developer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I don't hate anybody. Peace and love. Thank you all. ;)

    I've already updated the readme file with a 'No longer supported' line.

    I think it's good to leave my plugins free-source for everyone until they will work fine with the latest wordpress version. The same i think for the related forum support posts. As it has been till now.

    It's a different thing for the users personal account, James, Tech Wizard, said it is possible to delete it (here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-can-i-delete-wordpress-org-accounts?replies=5) and that he could, and then he did it.

    I just wanted to know HOW to do it because I didn't find this option in my profile, so i just asked.

    Please answer if you know or can.
    Thank you very much.

  8. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Users cannot delete their own profiles. The site admins *can* delete profiles, and until a while ago we did occasionally do this. However, the number of requests to have posts and accounts removed kept on increasing, so the policy now is that we do not delete either.

    (Otherwise people come along, get help, then request numerous deletions and noone else can benefit, amongst other things.)

  9. developer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your answer.

    You said that you do not delete anything anymore, but you have just deleted an evidence, the entire forum thread linked in my previous post (this one: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-can-i-delete-wordpress-org-accounts?replies=5 ), where James correctly helped a user, deleting his user account.
    Administrators are there to help users, great James!

    Deleting your own account is a human right.
    Update your privacy policy.

    Peace.
    Have a nice day

  10. Human right, perhaps ... but not a promised right of this site, which is not held by US legal rights, the UN rights, or anything else. Thread deletion is at the whimsy of the admins and mods as per the site rules.

  11. developer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for you answer.

    I read the Policy page, http://wordpress.org/about/privacy/,
    where it is stated in section 'Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information' (last lines):
    "... And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities."

    So, after the whimsies,
    ...has anybody any reasonably helpful answer that respects and is in agreement with this site privacy policy?

    Please.
    Thank you.

  12. You didn't refuse to supply it. You posted it, you supplied it, no one MADE you. That policy isn't about the forums, by the way, it's about the fact that by visiting here, the server snags your IP, desktop info, etc etc. Like 99.999% of websites out there.

    What we're saying IS in agreement with that policy anyway.

    You CHOSE to share info. We are NOT deleting it. You have no personal information in your posts. You have changed your email to a fake email. You have removed your URL. You now can do the smart thing and walk away and be done with all this.

    We are under no legal, ethical, or moral obligation by ANY law, US or foreign, to delete your account. We have no policy in place to delete accounts. Nothing you, nor we, have done is in violation of policy, law or anything other than annoying everyone. Go away and be happy :)

    I'm closing this topic.

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