deleting account

gatoreye Oct 30, 2008

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  1. gatoreye

    gatoreye TrainBoard Member

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    how do I delete my account here?
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What is the issue?

    Charlie
     
  3. gatoreye

    gatoreye TrainBoard Member

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    is there a way to delete the account?
    thanks
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, you didn't answer my question at all but it's pretty simple; If you are unhappy here, simply stop visiting the site and logging in.

    Charlie
     
  5. gatoreye

    gatoreye TrainBoard Member

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    ok will do. thank you.
    didnt want to post the problem here, doesnt seem right.
    thanks again!
     
  6. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Another mysterious post. Oh well. You can't please all of the people all of the time. Anyone who's displeased with Trainboard can contact me via PM at any time, or Charlie, or any of the admins or mods, or through any number of ways. We certainly try to address any problems a member has as soon and as thoroughly as we can. We understand that sometimes a problem can not be addressed to a member's liking.

    If that is the case, then just dropping off the Trainboard forums is the best resolution to your problems. There's no real reason to resign. Just don't visit here any longer. Or, if you visit, don't log in, which means you can't post. You can still read nearly all the forums.

    Because I don't know your issue(s), I don't know how to respond further than the above.
     
  7. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I wonder if it had something to do with the pot topper thread?:tb-sad: It's sad when people leave, especially when you don't know why?
     
  8. Tuna

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    Maybe some people just don't want to leave while still having a login name and information available here.

    If someone wants to delete their account, they ought to be able to do so without question.

    So, how do you delete your account here without getting a rash of BS questions that shouldn't matter?
     
  9. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd:​
     
  10. Tuna

    Tuna TrainBoard Member

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    Like I said, some people may not like that answer as there is still the fact that they have a login name, password and other information stored here.

    Just never coming back doesn't delete that stuff - or does it????
     
  11. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tuna,

    As an admin, I can ban or delete a member at will. But I'd rather talk to them first, to see what the problem is, and if it can be resolved. In most cases it can be resolved. Over the years I've talked with many members, always behind the scene, when they have problems. Members can delete their own posts, and delete their profile information. I don't encourage this, as it can sometimes make threads they have participated on damaged or non-sensical with the gaps. Members cannot delete their quotes cited in other posts. So you can probably see how difficult managing threads can be, especially if you realize the forum software is oriented toward managing traffic, rather than context-sensitive issues. We're all volunteers here, so a context-sensitive issue is hard to manage, and oftentimes harder to edit.

    I won't comment on individual situations--that's a private matter that has no place here in public. To remove a member completely from our database does take considerable effort, in that we have to take down the forums while we rebuild the database. That's not our deficiency; it's a deficiency in the software that runs these forums. But, be assured, I can make anyone disappear, if they so wish.
     
  12. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tuna,

    About passwords--no one, even our network administrator, has access to passwords, except his own. That's built into the forum software. It's built into all forum software.
     
  13. Tuna

    Tuna TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Pete,

    That's the best answer I've seen yet. The problem is it didn't come out in the first response to this message. Gatoreye wanted to delete his account and basically got told to just stop coming here if he didn't like it. The first response to questions like this should have been that it's real difficult to delete and account for all the reasons mentioned in your post. Maybe this is an FAQ item.

    When someone is banned, does their account go away? Can other people still see their posts? Can others still try to PM them?

    Generally, I think all forums need a way to disable accounts while leaving all the post information. Something like changing the user name to 'deleted account' or 'inactive' and the removal of all profile information. If the software doesn't do that, that's too bad.

    Thanks for the information.
     
  14. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It is our policy that we do not delete user accounts. It is possible with the software, we simply choose not to do it.

    If you have further questions, contact us by e-mail.

    Charlie
     
  15. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tuna,

    We're all volunteers here at Trainboard, so sometimes it takes a while for a response. We all have lives outside of Trainboard. I'm usually on top of these threads, but not this summer, due to a divorce proceeding. My own situation aside, we do try to stay on top of threads, and answer problems promptly and courteously. This thread was a little neglected, but not by lack of effort on our part, just by lack of resources. This thread didn't find a champion until I took it up. Sorry for the delay, truly--what would you like to know that I haven't told?

    Pete



    Yes, when someone is banned, other members can see their posts, and PM in response. Of course that relies on the fact that some banned members, feeling it coming, delete their posts, so you won't see them.
     
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