06-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
| | Re: How do I delete my account?
Part of it is about the way the software the site runs on works. When I would delete people's accounts in the past, I found out that it only removed the account, but the posts stayed on the site. I realized that they probably wanted all of the posts gone as well, but deleting posts is a time-consuming process, and I get asked about it frequently.
At that point, I decided it would be in everyone's best interest to have the ability to delete anything they've ever posted - at any time. This is not something many forums allow people to do, but I feel strongly about it because I know people often post personal information here and later decide they want to delete it. So I was able to enable those permissions on the forum.
So basically, you have the ability to delete anything you post on this site (as written above and in the guidelines), including information in your bio.
It is not our responsibility to go behind everyone who posts on this site and has second thoughts about it later, cleaning up their mess.
So part of it is about personal responsibility and our boundaries. You can delete anything you've posted, and anything in your bio. We're not responsible for anything you post.
So that is kind of the "evolution" of how and why that decision was made.
Chris Hartwell, MSW