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Old 10th Nov 2020, 12:48
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Account closure

Afternoon,

Id like to close my PPRuNe account permanently and have sent a message to the moderators without any response.

Any ideas, and any reason why there isnít an account closure button?

many thanks in advance.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 13:31
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Had same issue, asked everywhere, sent messages to mods, never got a reply...just open a new account.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 13:35
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Click on this link. It usually takes a few days for the right person to get to it.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 13:54
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I clicked on the link to get a minor character change in my name to upper case and all I got was a log in screen requiring an access code
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 13:56
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I clicked on the link to get a minor character change in my name to upper case and all I got was a log in screen requiring an access code
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 14:18
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The very fact that a mod has transferred your post from R&N to this forum would suggest that even they don't know either. I guess they are only moderators and not administrators. However, speaking to a friend some months ago, he told me that a couple of enquiries he made to the administration remained unanswered.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 14:24
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Write something offensive and then ask the question, at least it will be read. Maybe mention the unmentionable airline, that will raise a flag somewhere!
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 14:25
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The provided link doesnít work. I donít want to amend my account or open a new one. I just want to close up. Posted a few comments on a thread last week which were removed, so I just want to close up. Been on PPRuNe for years but my time is over.

Any other comments on how to close my account would be welcome. Anyone moderators that could do this for me?
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 15:06
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How about going to the source?
https://www.internetbrands.com/contact-us/
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 15:49
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Why not simply remove any notifications from your profile and stop logging in?
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 16:28
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To my knowledge there never has been a way of deleting an account entirely. I'm not up to date on recent developments but it has always been a source of complaint.
I think the problem lay in the fact that in the event that someone registered and then either caused trouble or used the forum for illicit gathering of data or information then there was no way of tracing them if required.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 19:29
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trouble is with GDPR that's not acceptable any longer. Some data can be retained for a reasonable amount of time but not indefinitely.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 21:10
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Iíve been locked out of one forum for many years now, by my good friend Rob. No cool down period, no fixed period, just locked out. A request for a review of ęmy caseĽ was met with no understanding. Itís their train set, so they get to do what they want to, but itís a weird way to moderate.
For the OP, AFAIK GDPR says you should have an easy way to leave a site/forum/mail list.
The question is if GDPR applies since this site is not based in Europe. Or is it?

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Old 10th Nov 2020, 21:36
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The EU certainly intend GDPR to apply to non-EU websites:
https://www.cmdsonline.com/blog/the-...r-us-websites/
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Old 11th Nov 2020, 05:17
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Does this help: Right to be forgotten
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Old 11th Nov 2020, 06:01
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I was also ę zeroed Ľ with no warning or whatsoever and I never broke any rules as far as I know. I opened a new thread in the technical forum to ask why I was zeroed thinking it was a glitch, I did not get a clear answer and my topic was locked. Then I sent a message to the admin and I was only told: ę Because you been a pain Ľ and they punished me again a second time by zeroing my account... All of these because I tried to seek an explanation. I got punished twice like I was a kid after being here since 2006...
Look around, so many members are being zeroed or banned...
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Old 11th Nov 2020, 06:04
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Thank you for the replies. No more keyboard bashing for me now, but it seems my account will have to remain in limbo. Smile, nod your head and walk away.
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Old 11th Nov 2020, 06:49
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Then they are in vialation of GDPR rules. They care enough to move this thread to another forum, so they are aware of your situation.
That makes it worse.

BTW, my forum ban has now lasted 6 years.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 15:03
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Just irritate the Mods and they will soon kick you off!
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 23:36
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A previous account of mine was banned (as usual, I've no idea why) and I asked for it to be removed properly under GDPR.

I got several emails back mocking me, so I contacted the hosts directly. That account has now gone.

Unfortunately there seems to be a real issue here with bullying moderators.

This account has been zeroed for no reason that I'm aware of, it's really quite sad that people get their kicks out of "punishing" people they've never met, for things those people never knew were wrong!

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