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Deleting one's login

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Can you tell me how to delete one's login?  You really should add this option to profile management.  Thanks! 
post #2 of 24
That would probably impact the postings.  I think the account could be "locked" by the moderators, though. 
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't know about that.  I've seen plenty of sites with forums that simply show "Member Hidden" or "Member Deleted" for posts from hidden/deleted members.  If you're going to provide a means of creating an account and sharing (personal?) information, you should also provide an adequate and secure way of removing one's login and personal information for people who decide that the service offered doesn't, or no longer, meets their requirements.
post #4 of 24
That feature has never been supported by the EpicSki forums under either vBulletin or the current Huddler platform.  I think you're over-reacting to the requirement that only supporters can post a sale in the Gear Swap.  Your account is completely anonymous and uses a pseudonym.  I really don't understand the need tor deleting an account.    Even when an account is banned, its not deleted.
post #5 of 24
What kind of personal information?  Stuff in your account or stuff in your posts?  You can lie about your birthday, etc.  And your posts were never private anyway. 

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Originally Posted by robbyx View Post

I don't know about that.  I've seen plenty of sites with forums that simply show "Member Hidden" or "Member Deleted" for posts from hidden/deleted members.  If you're going to provide a means of creating an account and sharing (personal?) information, you should also provide an adequate and secure way of removing one's login and personal information for people who decide that the service offered doesn't, or no longer, meets their requirements.
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
That's not the point.  If I don't want to use a site, I should be able to delete my login.  If you can't provide that function, you certainly don't much care about privacy or security.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
I put a question mark after personal because some people might share personal info.  Others might not.  Whatever.  The point is, a method for deleting one's login should be provided.  This is common sense.

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

What kind of personal information?  Stuff in your account or stuff in your posts?  You can lie about your birthday, etc.  And your posts were never private anyway. 
 


 
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'm not overreacting to anything.  I haven't used this site in years (before the epicski name change).  While cleaning out my inbox, I found an email advertising the most recent site update and decided to check it out.  I have a pair of skis I want to unload, so I thought I'd post and see if anyone uses your marketplace.

As for the requirement that supporters alone can post ads, that's fine.  But so far I have seen nothing to encourage me to support your site, starting with your bad attitude.  I have no idea if your marketplace is even used much, so I'm not about to become a supporter to find out.  And, frankly, I'm not going to "support" any site that shoves ads down my throat on every page.

So, at any rate, I've changed my email address to some nonsense and deleted all info in my profile.  Keep the login around if you want.  Whatever.

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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

That feature has never been supported by the EpicSki forums under either vBulletin or the current Huddler platform.  I think you're over-reacting to the requirement that only supporters can post a sale in the Gear Swap.  Your account is completely anonymous and uses a pseudonym.  I really don't understand the need tor deleting an account.    Even when an account is banned, its not deleted.
post #9 of 24
Here's where we get back to that confusing item I mentioned in another thread:
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This is for NEW members/supporters who sign up. If someone has been active here for a while and choose to become a supporter, this 30 day rule is waived.

I looked at his profile.  He's been here at least since July.  He hasn't been very ACTIVE, but he's been here over thirty days.  So what does the above statement mean?  The 30 rule is waived for supporters?  Sort of sounds like there is only a 30 day rule, though, right?  And he's certainly well beyond 30 days....  If you're here for 3 years, but only a member you still have to be a supporter?  If you're here 3 DAYS, but become a supporter, it's fine?  The beginning of the section is totally clear:  "If you want to sell your gear become a supporter."  Then that paragraph comes along and confuses me.    Take out the word "member" or even take out the WHOLE bit. 


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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

That feature has never been supported by the EpicSki forums under either vBulletin or the current Huddler platform.  I think you're over-reacting to the requirement that only supporters can post a sale in the Gear Swap.  Your account is completely anonymous and uses a pseudonym.  I really don't understand the need tor deleting an account.    Even when an account is banned, its not deleted.
post #10 of 24
I can't think of any site that I haven't had to contact an admin to remove my account.  And frankly, even if some site TOLD me my account was "gone" I wouldn't believe it for a minute.  It's just invisible unless you're the admin.

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Originally Posted by robbyx View Post

That's not the point.  If I don't want to use a site, I should be able to delete my login.  If you can't provide that function, you certainly don't much care about privacy or security.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
I've actually had an account here for years.  I just haven't used it in, well, years.  Anyway, I guess I'm not the only one who finds some of this stuff confusing.  I don't particularly care for the 'tude I've seen so far and I want to delete my login.  I don't see why this is a big deal.  I also think it's highly inappropriate for Cirqueride to bring up the content of a PRIVATE email message in a public forum.  But, obviously, he doesn't care about etiquette or manners.  Clearly.
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
I can think of many.  What's your point?

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I can't think of any site that I haven't had to contact an admin to remove my account.  And frankly, even if some site TOLD me my account was "gone" I wouldn't believe it for a minute.  It's just invisible unless you're the admin.
 


 
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I can't think of any site that I haven't had to contact an admin to remove my account. 
 


Most of the ones I can think of are on the simplemachines.org packages.
post #14 of 24
You can edit your account details by going to the tab at the top of the page labeled My Profile. Click on Edit Account Details.  Most fields can be edited, and none of the information there is available online to anyone but the user.
post #15 of 24
Yeah, Robbyx, all I can see is a list of what you've posted if it makes you feel any better.  Earlier I could see where you've skied, etc., but all that is gone now. 
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
It's not about making me feel better.  I deleted all of the relevant info and changed my email to something nonsense so that I wont' get any emails from this site for any reason.  Am I the only one who thinks that's a really stupid way of handling a user who wants to delete his account?

From what I've seen so far in this thread and the messages I've received from Cirquerider, there's no way in h*ll I'd give this site a penny of my money.  Bad weekend warrior attitude for miles!  Yuck.
post #17 of 24
Bye.  I tried to help, I think you sort of got in a snit a bit fast myself. 
post #18 of 24
I took this to mean that you have to be a supporter to sell stuff.  NEW members, even tho a supporter ,  has to have 30 days in before posting a sale.  sort of eliminating the fly by nighter, one post person that is willing to pay the supporter fee.  

It works for me.  I do feel better about buying from known quantities! 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Here's where we get back to that confusing item I mentioned in another thread:
 

I looked at his profile.  He's been here at least since July.  He hasn't been very ACTIVE, but he's been here over thirty days.  So what does the above statement mean?  The 30 rule is waived for supporters?  Sort of sounds like there is only a 30 day rule, though, right?  And he's certainly well beyond 30 days....  If you're here for 3 years, but only a member you still have to be a supporter?  If you're here 3 DAYS, but become a supporter, it's fine?  The beginning of the section is totally clear:  "If you want to sell your gear become a supporter."  Then that paragraph comes along and confuses me.    Take out the word "member" or even take out the WHOLE bit. 




 
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post

I took this to mean that you have to be a supporter to sell stuff.  NEW members, even tho a supporter ,  has to have 30 days in before posting a sale.  sort of eliminating the fly by nighter, one post person that is willing to pay the supporter fee.  

It works for me.  I do feel better about buying from known quantities! 
 


 
Thank you Skier_J, you've explained it much better than I did. 
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Maybe so.  But here's the deal.  I haven't used this site in years.  They sent me an email a while ago about changes to the site, so I decided to look.  I have a pair of skis I'm selling, so I thought I'd post and see if anyone uses the gear swap area.  Frankly, I've been to many sites that offer some kind of a "marketplace" that no one uses, so I have no idea how well stuff moves through here.

Since I'm not a supporter, my post was deleted.  Of course, good UI design dictates that a simple "Is this user a supporter?" error check be performed *BEFORE* allowing the user to proceed with a post, but whatever.

I've looked around and, frankly, I don't see much to like about this site.  There's more and better information available elsewhere.  A laundry list of 5 star reviews doesn't really tell me anything...

So I asked to delete my profile.  One of the moderators decides to bring up the gear swap post's removal as me overreacting.  Of course it couldn't possibly be that I simply don't want to use the site and want to delete my login?  And, never mind that the gear swap issue was actually in a *private* exchange between the moderator and myself.

Let's see...in the past few hours, I've encountered unfriendly responses to a simple question and a moderator who has no problem with posting the content (granted, this time, there's no reason to keep anything private, but still) of a private message to a public forum.  Sorry, not the kind of place I want to hang out, much less support financially!

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Bye.  I tried to help, I think you sort of got in a snit a bit fast myself. 
post #21 of 24
Yeah, I think there should be something that stops you from posting something you're not allowed to post.  If you're not allowed to CREATE a post in a forum it shouldn't let you start, end of story.  Sounds like a feature that they should be working on to me to avoid this issue which just generates ill will. 

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Originally Posted by robbyx View Post

Since I'm not a supporter, my post was deleted.  Of course, good UI design dictates that a simple "Is this user a supporter?" error check be performed *BEFORE* allowing the user to proceed with a post, but whatever.


What, you don't think my reviews of my own mountain are more in-depth than any review you'll find in some magazine???? 

I think equipment reviews are always subjective, but if you are on here long enough you get to know the reviewers from where they ski.  After a while you may get to know them personally.  And then you'll know if you trust their equipment reviews.

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I've looked around and, frankly, I don't see much to like about this site.  There's more and better information available elsewhere.  A laundry list of 5 star reviews doesn't really tell me anything...
post #22 of 24
Since moving the site to the current platform in February, the forum-specific permissions have been broken. Its a complete drag for all of us because we use permissions to control how posts are handled in gear swap, Ask a Boot Pro and Ask a Ski Pro.  On October 15, a large scale upgrade of the site features is scheduled to upload that includes a repair of that functionality. 

I agree with you that this is inconvenient and embarrassing to have a post deleted.    Actually, you post was just moved to an area where it is not visible to members, not deleted, and the notice I sent informing you that the post was removed did not accuse, but simply suggested that perhaps you overlooked the posting guidelines at the top of that forum.  I'm sorry if you read more than that into it.  I'm sure we both ski the same places, and nothing personal was ever intended.   I was just implementing the site rules as we have them.
post #23 of 24
Here's my takeaway from skimming this thread.

The OP hasn't used this site in years.  Really hasn't used this site in years.  Really.

But now wants to spend a lot of time posting on it.  To ask that his account be deleted.  And keeps posting, even after effectively getting his desired relief through self help.

Call the waaaaaambulance.

You guys know that I'm not all unicorns and rainbows about the site.  But this is ridiculous.
post #24 of 24
You forgot..........Because I said so.

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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

Here's my takeaway from skimming this thread.

The OP hasn't used this site in years.  Really hasn't used this site in years.  Really.

But now wants to spend a lot of time posting on it.  To ask that his account be deleted.  And keeps posting, even after effectively getting his desired relief through self help.

Call the waaaaaambulance.

You guys know that I'm not all unicorns and rainbows about the site.  But this is ridiculous.
 
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