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250quadguy8417/07/2018 21:45:48
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Hi all sorry to say but I had given up the hobbie a while ago I may be back in future but was just clearing up some online profiles . How do I contact a forum admin to close my account as I can't seem to do it from settings ?
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator17/07/2018 21:53:07
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Darren is there is no mechanism to close your account. Simply stop posting.

Hope to see you back one day - many folks take a break - many also return!

Best wishes anyway.

BEB

250quadguy8418/07/2018 00:07:07
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Heya it's more to do with Google search and cached images that have been removed and my name in threads im trying to clean up. As I am trying to use a different forum name. Can it stop posting as my name? I have changed my name in settings but still showing.

Indeed I may return later down the line
250quadguy8418/07/2018 00:10:23
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If you can't remove my account can you change it so its renamed 250quadguy84 and posts as that? Thanks
Ikura18/07/2018 07:02:02
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There has to be a mechanism to erase a person's account and personal details or it is breaking the GDPR legislation.

No company, organisation or website is legally able to withold a persons information or maintain an account when the person in question has requested it to be deleted.

Accounts have to be deleted and the registered personal information along with it.

MattyB18/07/2018 09:23:33
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Posted by Ikura on 18/07/2018 07:02:02:

There has to be a mechanism to erase a person's account and personal details or it is breaking the GDPR legislation.

No company, organisation or website is legally able to withold a persons information or maintain an account when the person in question has requested it to be deleted.

Accounts have to be deleted and the registered personal information along with it.

Correct - it's the so called "right to be forgotten", though in the regs it's the right to erasure...

Full details from the ICO site.

Edited By MattyB on 18/07/2018 09:27:07

Pete B - Moderator18/07/2018 09:31:06
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Posted by 250quadguy84 on 18/07/2018 00:10:23:
If you can't remove my account can you change it so its renamed 250quadguy84 and posts as that? Thanks

It's easily enough done, Darren - for the benefit of other just click on the 'Settings' button at the head of the page, go to 'My Profile', then change the name and click on 'Save'thumbs up

I've done it for you, as you can see. Look forward to your return - most do!teeth 2

I'll refer the GDPR issue to the admin folk...

Pete

Beth Ashby Moderator18/07/2018 19:05:22
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I've spoken with our tech guys and we can delete your account, this will include all posts, albums, images and threads started by you and cannot be undone. So please let me know if you'd definitely like to go ahead with this and I'll get them on it.

Beth

Gary Manuel18/07/2018 19:20:53
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Darren

Before you get Beth to delete your posts etc, please be aware that it could affect the flow of any threads you have contributed towards. Unless there is a particular reason for wanting to delete your posts, I would urge you to reconsider for the sake of other readers.

250quadguy8418/07/2018 21:33:41
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Hi all, thanks. I am just trying to clean up my online presence that's all.i have tried to change name in settings before and use Google removal tool but still no good as it contains my name, iv been moving all forums to different naming conventions

That would be good Beth if you could, if I come back at I'll create a fresh account with a new name.

Thanks
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator18/07/2018 22:35:42
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You have a new name now and that appears everywhere - does that do what you wanted?

BEB

Pete B - Moderator18/07/2018 23:17:37
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I've spent the past 40 minutes going through all your posts since 2010, deleting those which you had edited and in which your name appeared - and there were a heck of lot of them!

Your name no longer appears in any post on this forum. If you are happy with that, please let me know.

Please note Gary's request above - deleting posts/threads completely will be quite disruptive....

Pete

250quadguy8421/07/2018 01:05:10
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Thanks for this. Just wanted to remove my name from forums that's all. I can't scrape through unless it's removed from the posts.

Thanks all

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