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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:40 PM

How do I delete my account?

I've looked for a link on a few pages and can't find anything.

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Reply How do I delete my account? (Original post)
Old Crow Aug 2015 OP
uppityperson Aug 2015 #1
Old Crow Aug 2015 #2
uppityperson Aug 2015 #3
Old Crow Aug 2015 #4
EV_Ares Nov 2015 #8
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #21
Make7 Dec 2015 #22
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #23
bettyellen Jan 2017 #28
Agschmid Aug 2015 #5
uppityperson Nov 2015 #10
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #17
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #19
Turbineguy Jan 2017 #29
rzemanfl Jan 2017 #30
REP Aug 2015 #6
EV_Ares Nov 2015 #7
uppityperson Nov 2015 #9
EV_Ares Nov 2015 #11
uppityperson Nov 2015 #12
EV_Ares Nov 2015 #13
REP Nov 2015 #14
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #18
MADem Dec 2015 #16
Alekzander Jan 2017 #26
IHateTheGOP Dec 2015 #20
Alekzander Jan 2017 #25
marybourg Jan 2017 #31
FrankfurtCat Feb 2017 #36
Jeneral2885 Dec 2015 #15
Contrary1 May 2016 #24
Cary Jan 2017 #27
WhiteTara Jan 2017 #32
Cary Jan 2017 #33
WhiteTara Jan 2017 #34
Cary Jan 2017 #35
MADem Feb 2017 #37
Old Crow Feb 2017 #38
MADem Feb 2017 #39
MosheFeingold Feb 2017 #40

Response to Old Crow (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:43 PM

1. Try contacting Admin, link is at the bottom of every page on DU.

Why do you want to do that?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:48 PM

2. I'm finding this place to be intolerant and unfriendly.

As proof of that? I'm even afraid to post this message in response to your question.

I'd say there's about a 95% chance that this very post, where I'm giving an honest answer, will result in either an unfriendly response ("Don't let the door hit you on the way out--we don't need your kind anyway!" or a trial-by-jury or both.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:11 AM

3. There are a certain number of outspoken people who are not very nice. But there are enough who

are and enough different forums/groups to make it worthwhile here. I've gotten frustrated with nasty tone and taken a break, coming back to view LBN's gathering of news and some of the smaller groups/forums.

It gets weird here at times and around now in the election cycle is one of those times. I wish it wasn't, but it does happen at times. My advice is to take a break, or chose what to reply to carefully, or seek out the smaller forums found under Forums and Groups tab at the top of the page.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:29 AM

4. Thanks; I appreciate the friendly response. (N/T)

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 05:36 PM

8. Do you know why you cannot delete your account at DU? How can they legally not allow you to

 

deactivate it. I have looked at their rules & do not see where that was told to you when you signed up.

Just asking for now, but may pursue further when can get enough info.

Thanks if you can assist.

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Response to IHateTheGOP (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:38 PM

22. How did you activate an account without agreeing to DU's Privacy Policy?

[div class="excerpt" style="margin-right:2px; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius:0.4615em; box-shadow:-1px -1px 3px #bfbfbf inset;"]Opt-Out and Modification of Provided Information

Democratic Underground users may request that their personal information be deleted from Site records by sending an email to mail@democraticunderground.com. The Site will remove personally identifiable information from its records for any user that requests removal, provided that the user’s account remains inactive for seven days. Any user whose information is removed from Site records shall thereafter be bound by rules for “All Users,” as provided above, except that information in the public domain, such as a user’s forum posts while a Registered User, will not be deleted from the Site’s records.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=privacy

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:26 PM

28. You're welcome!

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:49 PM

5. You won't get an answer like that from that poster.

In general I think you'd have to self-delete everything, then change your password to a scramble, and log out. That's about the only option.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 07:20 PM

10. Thanks, I try to be helpful and at minimum civil if not wonderfully friendly.

I think that's what you meant. If not, I am sometimes naively confused.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:27 PM

29. This is a problem that comes and goes.

And at this particular time in history (and for good reason) people are on edge. This in addition to the usual knee-jerk reaction to postings not fully read. I think a lot of trolls signed up to try and create chaos. Now that they are creating chaos in the government, they don't need us anymore.

There are a number of things that I think are good about DU. One, if something happens, it's out there quickly. Not always well-described, but out there. And then there's the times you wake up at 2 in the morning with a burning question and somebody answers in 10 minutes.

Sometimes you need a thick skin and other times it's lovy-dovy-warm and fuzzy.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:33 PM

30. Good description. I was ready to leave after having a couple of posts removed.

People are, as you say, "on edge." Drumpf is horrifying and our horror comes in various flavors and provokes different responses. Mine tend toward sarcasm and profanity.

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Response to Old Crow (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:11 PM

6. Accounts can't be/aren't deleted

You can self-delete all your posts one by one, but there's no "switch" to deactivate it and Admin won't do it.

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Response to REP (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 04:00 PM

7. How can they force you to stay activated on DU. I want out too. This place sucks anymore.

 

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 07:17 PM

9. No one is forced to participate. If you want your account inactivated, contact Admin

There is a link at the bottom of every page. You can just sign out and not participate but the only way to make your posts go away is to self delete them.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:00 PM

11. OK that is good but the other poster in this thread says that Admin will not do it.

 

That is why I was wondering. Thanks for the info. Haven't seen the sign-out yet but will I guess.

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:08 PM

12. At the top right hand corner is log out link.

I've taken breaks from DU, sometimes it is not particularly nice here in the big forums. Lbn works and some of the smaller forums are good. It's too easy to spend lots of time and energy here. Best of luck.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:11 PM

13. All is good & thanks for your time & assistance.

 

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:47 PM

14. It is true; Admin will not delete your account.

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 02:27 PM

16. There is another way, but I would not recommend it.

It requires you to run around insulting people (and nowadays, the insults have to be pretty egregious, owing to the partisanship of the primary season), get a bunch of hides, and then have the admins tombstone you.

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:12 PM

26. Hey, thanks but how does that work. They actually do close your account. Thanks.

 

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:11 PM

25. Same here trying to get out of DU.

 

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Response to Alekzander (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:41 PM

31. Goodbye!.

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Response to Alekzander (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 1, 2017, 11:30 AM

36. I became a member around the same time as you...

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...and I have enjoyed your posts very much! It is selfish of me, but I really hope you will STAY!!!!

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Response to Old Crow (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 04:46 AM

15. It's the Corbynites

who should delete their accounts.

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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 06:26 PM

27. I'm sorry you're experiencing that

It wasn't like this when I joined. This place was home. Unfortunately it went off the rails somehow.

I understand how disappointing that is. I used to believe we were better than "conservatives." Now I don't know. It seems to me we could coalesce around Democrats but that doesn't seem possible at this place. Why? I really don't know. Apparently I became a "third way" or a "corporatist" somewhere along the way. I often wonder how that happened. What did I do? Why on earth did I do that?

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Response to Cary (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 07:20 PM

32. You thoroughly supported Hillary?

and when the Bobs were rampant, most of us got that label.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 08:50 PM

33. Yes, but I have never been anti-Sanders

I would have liked to have been friends with everyone. The Hillary people were fine with that. The Sanders people were not.

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Response to Cary (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:32 PM

34. Yes, all of that was a very tough time.

But as they say, it gets better.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 11:23 PM

35. I doubt it

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “It’s my nature…”

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Response to Old Crow (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 12:12 AM

37. I see you've changed your mind since 2015 and have resumed participating! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:32 AM

38. Yup. I've learned which threads and personalities to steer clear of.

I try to spend as much time hanging out with Yui Yoshida as possible. She's mellow and doesn't have a hair-trigger temper like some around here.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:44 AM

39. It's possible to completely curate your experience using the ignore mechanism, too.

If you see someone that goads/baits you and you can't just pass them by, you can ignore them mechanically. They disappear from your universe and the air is clearer!

I think the opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference, as a famous fellow once said.

There are enough "fun" corners in this site to find a good conversation or two!

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Response to Old Crow (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:36 PM

40. I would recommend you

post offensive right wing garbage. Sprinkle it with hate speech.

It would be fun to watch, at least.

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