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  • WPyogi


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    I’m aware. I found this a little shocking to be honest.

    Automattic/Matt/ is clearly under the jurisdiction of Europe in some way or other, either through WordCamps or other means. I’d rather not bring up the fact that individuals or businesses operating under European law are legally required to provide a means for a user to delete their account, or at the request of that user.

    I didn’t really want to go down this route, it automatically makes me look combative or otherwise arsey. I would however like to have my huge total of 9 posts deleted, though slightly higher because of these ones.

    This isn’t an unreasonable request. It’s a human right granted by Europe and while I would MUCH rather settle this quickly, now, via a reasonable request, I will follow up. I’d rather not though, it’s a great non profit resource. My posts are of very little value and this disappears meaning you get to continue that policy rather than European Courts deciding for you that all European users must be provided with a means of account deletion or simply not be given service.

    Denying a culturally defined right on the basis of wanting to keep search results is, in my opinion, not particularly ethical. Let’s just sort this here and now please. It’s much easier.

    I’m sorry but it is not possible. As WPyogi pointed out, the forum’s policies are clearly outlined on – a document we encourage everyone to read before joining or posting.

    “In extreme circumstances, members of the moderation team might be persuaded to remove sensitive information that has been included in posts accidentally”

    I would ask this. And that the team understands that it makes it very difficult for a user to do anything “persuasive” when they do not wish to add further information that would potentially not be deleted, with no means of contacting privately this is very difficult. I have however attempted to contact you via quirm and blackwidow Esmi to provide a persuasive argument.

    I also emailed Matt regarding the matter.

    I have yet to see any evidence that this is an extreme situation. And please stop emailing me.

    The policy itself makes it difficult. I don’t want to go into more detail publicly BECAUSE it’s an extreme situation. Hence attempting to contact you privately to discuss it. Do please respond to those emails, I will go into more detail in confidence, allowing you to make a better private decision amongst other moderators.

    Surely you must understand that someone would not want to go into detail about an extreme situation publicly in a place where refusal to delete the content would mean it only becoming worse.

    We are not asking you to go into details but you could at least indicate why you feel this is an extreme situation.

    Court cases, personal attacks and identity theft. Relevant to the username and a couple of other bits and pieces that all tie together. It’s a web of things that have been used to personally attack me overall, which I want rid of. I’m sorry but going into more detail publicly just isn’t possible, I find it a sensitive situation. I moderate numerous subreddits and communities myself, which is relevant. Amongst the hundreds of thousands of people in those communities there’s a few that want to harm you, few go as far as this one though.

    This and 1 other place is all that stands between it finally going away, and that place is a so removal won’t be a complex issue once finally getting a response.

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