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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:08 PM

How do I remove myself as a DU member ? (and no I'm not kidding).

I can't find any mechanism for that ,and emails to admins requesting that be done have gone unresponded to.

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Reply How do I remove myself as a DU member ? (and no I'm not kidding). (Original post)
abq e streeter Feb 2014 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2014 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2014 #2
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #12
phleshdef Feb 2014 #3
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #8
phleshdef Feb 2014 #17
Post removed Feb 2014 #18
phleshdef Feb 2014 #20
MADem Feb 2014 #30
Scuba Feb 2014 #4
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #19
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #5
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #10
hrmjustin Feb 2014 #6
valerief Feb 2014 #7
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #9
valerief Feb 2014 #11
cyberswede Feb 2014 #13
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #15
MADem Feb 2014 #31
Behind the Aegis Feb 2014 #14
abq e streeter Feb 2014 #16
JimDandy Feb 2014 #28
moriah Feb 2014 #21
cbayer Feb 2014 #22
sir pball Feb 2014 #23
cbayer Feb 2014 #24
sir pball Feb 2014 #25
cbayer Feb 2014 #26
sir pball Feb 2014 #29
Liberalynn Mar 2014 #34
JimDandy Feb 2014 #27
Mosby Feb 2014 #32
madinmaryland Mar 2014 #33
Orrex Mar 2014 #35
Zorra Mar 2014 #36
cyberswede Mar 2014 #37
Nye Bevan Mar 2014 #38
Skittles Mar 2014 #39
treestar Apr 2014 #40

Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:12 PM

1. Contact the NSA and request they delete you....



Sorry, couldn't resist. But seriously, just change your password to jibberish without writing it down and log out. Poof!
For all intents and purposes you are gone.

No other real mechanism unless you get yourself banned.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:18 PM

2. I'm sorry you're leaving, my dear abq e streeter...



Take care and god speed...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:02 PM

12. Thank you. One of the dwindling number of people here who are still thoughtful and civil.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:19 PM

3. Just log out and stop posting. Sheesh.

 

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:58 PM

8. Ashole responses like this are exacly why I want out...formally , not just logging out.

Go fuck yourself.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:22 PM

17. Why does it matter? You are an adult right?

 

Is the temptation too great if your account is still accessible?

It seems to me like you are more intent on making a big dramatic, attention seeking production out of it. Otherwise, you'd act like a grown ass fucking person, log out and not come back.

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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:05 PM

20. Wow, so emotional.

 

You take your internets super serious.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 04:10 PM

30. Look, there is no mechanism to "delete" yourself from the forum.

You can go around and delete each one of your individual posts, then log out (changing password to gibberish, as someone else kindly suggested) and never return, or just stop posting.

If you do a search of DU, you'll find these instructions repeated to others dozens of times.

If you want to do a "Goodbye, Cruel World" post, just do one and don't be disingenuous about it. Expect to be mocked--GBCW posts usually are--but have your say and be done with it, if it means that much to you.

This is a rough-and-tumble discussion group; though not nearly as nasty as some of the unmoderated ones. If you don't have thick skin, and if you cannot tolerate differences of opinion that will undoubtedly arise in the Big Tent, you're better off making your exit.

Telling people to eff themselves? That's not helpful.

You could always run around spewing invective at your fellow DUers and get banned--that would close down your account irrevocably.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:28 PM

4. Mention that The Blaze and Free Republic are your favorite sites and you'll be sharing here.

 

Your account will be deleted nearly instantly.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:33 PM

19. Not a bad idea. Thanks.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:36 PM

5. go get some self-control?

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:01 PM

10. Again, thanks for nothing. A serious question and a bunch of asshole responses.

Exactly why I want to formally end any association with this site.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:52 PM

6. You can not self delete an account. If you really do not want to post here either

 

stop posting or you can change your password to something you can not remember.

I hope you change your mind and stay.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:55 PM

7. You could always change your identity and move to another country.

Or just stop posting.

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Response to valerief (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:59 PM

9. I want to formally end any and all association with DU. Thanks for nothing.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:01 PM

11. You're welcome for nothing. nt

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:08 PM

13. Maybe just take a break for a while?

I know some members have done that, and it was helpful.

That...and avoiding GD.

But seriously, best of luck with your decision.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:15 PM

15. Thank you for a civil answer,but no,I just want a clean and permanent split.

I no longer have any respect for the administrators of this site nor for far too many people here compared to when I joined. it's ridiculous that there isn't a simple mechanism for saying "I'm outta here".

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 04:16 PM

31. People have told you how to do it. Log out and don't come back.

Change your password to gibberish.

Get banned by insulting people.

That's how you can do it--now pick one and get on it. Stop whining. It's quite "simple" if you'd only get busy and just do it, rather than indulging in attention seeking conduct.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:12 PM

14. There is no way to do it.

I wish you'd reconsider. I know it has been tough and the civility level is at a new low. Some are just taking breaks. I hope you consider that an option. If you disappear, it is simply one more voice silenced.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:18 PM

16. No way out...Somehow that figures from a site I used to be proud to be a part of.Thank you, friend

Keep up the good fight.I no longer want to be associated with DU whatsoever, but I guess I'm stuck on some level for all eternity. I want my voice to be silent here now. I don't argue with republicans and also have no stomach for dealing with all the jerks ( including some of the type you know I'm referring to) who have overrun this place, including the assholes who run it.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:37 PM

28. I know in the past that admins have removed

posting privileges when members have stated they are unhappy with the site. And calling them assholes would seem to qualify, so let me alert on this post and see if we can help you with your objective.

Sorry you are unhappy.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:40 AM

21. I thought the traditional way was to flame out and get banned.

Of course, it'd be nice to avoid that, and I'm sure it's nowhere near as fun as people think it must be.

Wish you'd reconsider, but if there's no way to delete yourself.... hey, at least we're inclusive!

Take care of yourself whatever your decision ends up being.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

22. Change your password to something you type randomly with your eyes closed.

That should do the trick.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:32 PM

23. Don't you have to enter it twice?

Me, I'd either hand over my login creds to a random member here and ask them to change the password...or post them to reddit and tell them to have at. PPR in <5 minutes guaranteed!

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Response to sir pball (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:04 PM

24. I don't think so because this is a solution that has been proposed previously.

I guess the reddit solution would work if you want to go out with a bang! Me, I'd rather be remembered fondly after my GBCW.

I have also proposed putting this on a post-it and sticking to your screen:


DON'T POST ON DU OR THE KITTEH GETS IT

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Response to cbayer (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:34 PM

25. You do - just checked.

Can't copy-paste the random one into the second field, either. And you could always use the lost password feature.

It seems that going out with a bang, or at least publicly, is the goal here though. Otherwise I'd imagine this would be in ATA.

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Response to sir pball (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:41 PM

26. I wonder if that changed when we went to DU3.

How did you like my kitteh idea?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:39 PM

29. It would work for me..

But I have a lot of self-control when it comes to Interwebz discussion boards...they're just words on a screen, I can and have let go very easily

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Response to cbayer (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 09:32 AM

34. poor kitteh!

 

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:27 PM

27. You can't. Membership numbers on many sites

are financially important for advertising revenue. If there is no mechanism for members to delete their accounts, then membership numbers remain artificially inflated and thus garner more income (some churches do the same thing and it's frustrating).

Don't know if that is part of the reason here on DU, though. I'd hate to think so, but don't understand myself why they aren't allowing members to delete their accounts from this site. There must be some way to do that while still preserving former posters previous posts.

Did you ask why (nicely) in the Admin forum?

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 02:53 PM

32. i hope you change your mind

Breaks can really help.

Lowering your expectations can make a difference, with DU3 I expect to see bigotry given a pass by a jury with no involvement by hosts or admins, so when it happens I don't get upset, at least not very much.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:24 PM

33. You could always pull a Walt Starr...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=2507034&mesg_id=2507034


Tomnbstone me now, Skinner

Since yhou can't take me posting on your site, tombstone me right the fuck now.


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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:48 AM

35. Publicly challenge Skinner to a dance-off

Of course, you have to win in order to get your account deleted.

madinmaryland tried this route, and look at him now.

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Response to abq e streeter (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 12:20 PM

36. Here is the exact, generally accepted method, developed by Walt Starr:

Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 04:24 AM

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Tomnbstone me now, Skinner

Since yhou can't take me posting on your site, tombstone me right the fuck now.

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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 04:24 AM
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http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x2507034

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Response to Zorra (Reply #36)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:48 PM

37. LOL - I never noticed he misspelled "tombstone" nt

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #37)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:16 PM

38. And "you".

Perhaps he needed some "Dutch courage" to address Skinner in that manner? I know that I would never dare to.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:50 PM

39. still my favorite all-time DU exchange

OMG I loved it

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Response to Zorra (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:39 PM

40. lol

Walt Starr will never be forgotten!

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