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does anyone know how to purge one's account? (Original Post) samsingh Jun 2015 OP
Purge it of what? nt sufrommich Jun 2015 #1
remove my account? samsingh Jun 2015 #2
you can have your account locked ProdigalJunkMail Jun 2015 #3
that's fine - i just am disconnecting myself from DU - i'm tired of contributing financially and samsingh Jun 2015 #5
drop a line to skinner ProdigalJunkMail Jun 2015 #7
Ask a previously banned poster... boston bean Jun 2015 #4
okay - i can just stop coming to the site samsingh Jun 2015 #8
that is one other option. boston bean Jun 2015 #11
but then isn't there a lost password recovery? treestar Jun 2015 #37
i'm one of the strongest Hillary supporters and i'm still appalled by the treatment received by a samsingh Jun 2015 #12
i'm a very strong Hillary supporter and was pleased boston bean Jun 2015 #13
Call someone the c word Renew Deal Jun 2015 #6
will do. thanks samsingh Jun 2015 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Duckhunter935 Jun 2015 #10
It isn't worth it just to get a free pizza. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2015 #26
Forgive me but I'm pretty sure this is mandatory on Goodbye Cruel World posts FrodosPet Jun 2015 #14
You are supposd to beg them to stay - that is the whole point of the post! patricia92243 Jun 2015 #18
In that case... FrodosPet Jun 2015 #36
To leave DU, just leave pinboy3niner Jun 2015 #15
That does not work nadinbrzezinski Jun 2015 #42
I thought those types of posts were cruel and immature. It's like a pack of nasty sharks. BlueJazz Jun 2015 #16
thank you. samsingh Jun 2015 #17
There is no deleting your account, admins won't do it as they've been asked many times before. seaglass Jun 2015 #19
thanks samsingh Jun 2015 #20
Suggested process: muriel_volestrangler Jun 2015 #21
Good advice...nt Jesus Malverde Jun 2015 #40
Just take a break and leave the door open Rhiannon12866 Jun 2015 #22
that's good advice. samsingh Jun 2015 #23
Thank you! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2015 #24
Just slip out the back, Jack ... JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2015 #25
and certainly "no need to be coy, Roy". TheCowsCameHome Jun 2015 #27
Here's one way..... Nye Bevan Jun 2015 #28
All time classic. nt awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #35
That is an initial inductee to the DU Hall of Fame. hifiguy Jun 2015 #39
Giving it a fiber rich diet might help. CentralMass Jun 2015 #29
Polite requests to do so tend to get ignored. Lizzie Poppet Jun 2015 #30
"Name removed" only happens with newbies, not long timers uppityperson Jun 2015 #41
I was thinking that might be the case. Lizzie Poppet Jun 2015 #43
I like and respect you sam but this a overreaction. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2015 #31
thanks for your kind words. i will follow them. I don't think samsingh Jun 2015 #44
At the end of the day, sam, this is still an anonymous message board./NT DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2015 #46
I will absolutely not say anything snarky or smart alecky... hlthe2b Jun 2015 #32
What do you mean by "purge?" City Lights Jun 2015 #33
FUCK the grave dancers. Keep posting while imagining what they're like in real life. cherokeeprogressive Jun 2015 #34
Take a break for a while. I avoided DU for a year hifiguy Jun 2015 #38
thank you samsingh Jun 2015 #45
I love DU. cwydro Jun 2015 #47
I prefer the vaunted "Walt Starr" method. Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #48
Yes, it was! csziggy Jun 2015 #49
thanks everyone for your kind emails and responses samsingh Jun 2015 #50
Self Control. NCTraveler Jun 2015 #51
Here you go Capt. Obvious Jun 2015 #52
Take a break and come back after the primaries cyberswede Jun 2015 #53
Just take a break for a while. I know you're upset about Skip but for heavens sake, he called OregonBlue Jun 2015 #54

ProdigalJunkMail

(12,017 posts)
3. you can have your account locked
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:21 AM
Jun 2015

but purging isn't really an option. it's here (what you've written) ... and it's staying here.

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samsingh

(17,621 posts)
5. that's fine - i just am disconnecting myself from DU - i'm tired of contributing financially and
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:23 AM
Jun 2015

time only to see people being locked out with so many people cheering fellow duers being banished.

boston bean

(36,230 posts)
4. Ask a previously banned poster...
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:23 AM
Jun 2015

I know you are upset about the banning of NYC_SKP, right? but I do presume that if you want someone else to do it for you, you will have to follow their suit. Admin is the only one who can purge your account, if you won't/can't do it yourself.

boston bean

(36,230 posts)
11. that is one other option.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:26 AM
Jun 2015

1 more is you can go into your account settings and change your password by typing in characters without looking at the keyboard, so you can't log in any longer.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
37. but then isn't there a lost password recovery?
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 07:55 PM
Jun 2015

I'm lucky I remember mine. I rarely have to actually log in.

samsingh

(17,621 posts)
12. i'm one of the strongest Hillary supporters and i'm still appalled by the treatment received by a
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:27 AM
Jun 2015

fellow DUer.

thanks for your response.

boston bean

(36,230 posts)
13. i'm a very strong Hillary supporter and was pleased
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:28 AM
Jun 2015

to see that calling her that, in a not so clever way, was taken care of swiftly, even if it was a long timer.

We don't need that.

Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)
15. To leave DU, just leave
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:29 AM
Jun 2015

No need to delete your accoount. If deleting your account is important to you, you can email admins by using links at the bottom of this page.

 

BlueJazz

(25,348 posts)
16. I thought those types of posts were cruel and immature. It's like a pack of nasty sharks.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:31 AM
Jun 2015

I hope you reconsider though. We'll miss you.

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
19. There is no deleting your account, admins won't do it as they've been asked many times before.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:42 AM
Jun 2015

You can get yourself banned, I wouldn't suggest it.

You can scramble your password so you can't log in.

My suggestion would be to take a break. There have been a few times when I've just had it with DU and taking a break helps.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,488 posts)
21. Suggested process:
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:49 AM
Jun 2015

Self-delete all the posts you've made that you want to stop DUers reading
Change your signature and profile to have a message to let people know you're no longer posting here
Change your registered email address to something false
Chang your password to something random you will never remember
Log out

Rhiannon12866

(208,042 posts)
22. Just take a break and leave the door open
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:50 AM
Jun 2015

Things change and you could change your mind. When I've been aggravated, I've taken a break. Sometimes you just really need to. But I hope you'll eventually miss us and decide to come back. And you may not think so now, but you'll also be missed...

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
39. That is an initial inductee to the DU Hall of Fame.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:06 PM
Jun 2015

Along with the Fried Chicken Wars, in which millions were lost or went missing, and the moon-bombing thread.

 

Lizzie Poppet

(10,164 posts)
30. Polite requests to do so tend to get ignored.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:51 AM
Jun 2015

As do most PMs to the Admins...

Probably the best way is to post something so heinous that you end up with a "Name removed" where your nick used to be (and not just PPR'd). Might or might not work...

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,721 posts)
31. I like and respect you sam but this a overreaction.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:54 AM
Jun 2015

The mark of a great intellect is to believe two mutually exclusive things at the same time and believe both to be true. SKP did a horrible thing but he didn't deserve a lifetime ban.

But this is a teachable moment. I am very cautious what I say to people in real life when I am mad at someone because I don't get to calibrate their response. I might drop an epithet on somebody and they laugh it off or they just might punch me in the face. You can have your account terminated here at any time, for any reason.

samsingh

(17,621 posts)
44. thanks for your kind words. i will follow them. I don't think
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:01 PM
Jun 2015

i can ever think of Du as a home ever again, but i agree that i'm over reacting.

hlthe2b

(102,723 posts)
32. I will absolutely not say anything snarky or smart alecky...
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:13 AM
Jun 2015

Just log out, save your password somewhere, take a break and thus give yourself an option to return later.

City Lights

(25,171 posts)
33. What do you mean by "purge?"
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:18 AM
Jun 2015

If you no longer want to participate you can just leave. I don't know of any "mass delete" feature that would allow you to remove all of your posts.

 

cherokeeprogressive

(24,853 posts)
34. FUCK the grave dancers. Keep posting while imagining what they're like in real life.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:23 AM
Jun 2015

Post while imagining what their acquaintances think about them and their attitudes.

That, and stop being a financial contributor; like I'm going to do after almost ten years.

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
38. Take a break for a while. I avoided DU for a year
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:04 PM
Jun 2015

because I had reached The Popeye Point (I've had all I can stands and I can't stands NO MORE!!) with the miserable language police. Came back because there are way too many people here I like and respect to let the bad apples run me off.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
47. I love DU.
Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:11 PM
Jun 2015

But I got busy for about three years because I was traveling (worked for an airline and flew for free all over the place), and I just kind of forgot about it.

So essentially, I was gone. No one cared. No one knew I left, and maybe three knew when I returned. I didn't leave in a burst of glory. I wasn't mad at DU. I was just busy with other things. Life lol.

One day, I remembered, oh hey, wonder what is going on in DU? And I came back. Could not remember my password or even the email addy I had when I joined back in 2005. A longtime DUer and friend here helped me, and Skinner could not have been nicer to help me get back on.

But if I never did, who cares? Why the need to "purge"?

Don't go away mad. I didn't. I just went away.

You can do the same.

samsingh

(17,621 posts)
50. thanks everyone for your kind emails and responses
Mon Jun 8, 2015, 09:31 AM
Jun 2015

i'm not feeling as negative as i was - i used to think that progressives would get things right and keep a large tent. I never imagined that there could be such staunch word speech. I was feeling more frustrated than i have ever been with DU.

My loyalty has been swayed to this site - to which i have been financially and emotionally committed for 14+ years. I'm over the initial shock so i'm not going to leave. But i won't have that false sense of comfort that we are a large helpful family warts and all. When people can, in my view, be callously treated - today it was over the use of a word in a stupid way - who knows what it will be tomorrow. Many of us have strong emotional opinions. Who knows what will come out tomorrow and which of us may emotionally post something that gets us banned.

I'm a strong believer in the collective good, and i believe in the old parable that they came for x and i stayed quiet. then they came for y and i stayed quiet. then they came for me and no one was left to stand up for me.

I am a passionate Hilary Clinton supporter. I think she will make a very good President and Bill Clinton will be a great FLOTUS (!). I miss the camolet like world under the Clinton/Gore administration. Hillary as the first Women President will be such a good message after the first Black President. But i don't think we should ban people who have passionate views for others and when they stupidly use stupid words.

There are big issues for progressives to fight beyond this site - placement of progressives on SCOTUS, getting rid of Citizens United, Universal Healthcare, Climate change, 1 person 1 vote. This site has proved a very valuable service - and it was a lifeline after bush allegedly stole his way into office in 2000.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
51. Self Control.
Mon Jun 8, 2015, 09:41 AM
Jun 2015

I don't mean that in a snide way. If your membership payment is on some kind of reoccurrence, put a stop to it. Then simply don't log onto du. It works in multiple ways. You get what you want, and if you change thoughts in the future, your profile is still here waiting for you. Go in with the mindset you are taking a break. If that break turns into an overall positive in your life, make it permanent. Millions of things you could be doing other than this. Determine if this is what you want to use your free time on over those other options. Best wishes to you.

OregonBlue

(7,766 posts)
54. Just take a break for a while. I know you're upset about Skip but for heavens sake, he called
Mon Jun 8, 2015, 11:40 AM
Jun 2015

Hillary a _unt. Go away for a while and come back when you are tired of those other sites.

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