ninninon wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm
I'm back, just reopened the Notepad file to check my account deletion status of all the the accounts I have under this name. I can't believe you guys are happy to have a 3 page long debate about something so trivial.
But is it trivial? The existence of threads with posts that reference what was said could create problems for those that follow and actually deleting an account could leave loose ends in the database. As a result, much of the debate has been over what methods *should* be used to "delete an account", which has led to discussions of what the law may or may not require.
As for reasoning- I want this name gone, the whole "Ninninon" thing, gone.
Your wish may not be the governing determination. It has already been noted that a private message to a moderator would have been a cleaner solution, since you had only made one post here under your user id at that point. Now you have several more and have--now--reinvigorated this thread, making your user id more prominent that it was before. Seems counter-productive to me...
And, for people saying there is no personal information, they have my email address. Is that not personal information?
That's debatable. At least philosophically, user ids on a unix or Linux system are public information as there are a number of ways to see who has an account and to get some minimal information within the system, from a "whois" or reading /etc/passwd. this is more akin to names in public records than it is to anything private.
Where are the mods around here? What's going on? Oh, and I created an account to ask a very simple question ages ago, and still do own a couple of rapberry pi's- it's not like I don't use them, I just don't want any accounts under the name ninninon to exist that I don't use anymore.
Well...first, it wasn't a question, really. More of a request, or possibly even a demand. Second, I wouldn't count 3 weeks as being "long ago." Third, as noted, a PM to a mod or even to the Director of Communications would have been more likely to come close to your desired result than starting a public thread. I think, like the Engineer, you are being hoist by your own petard. And finally, trying to erase all traces of a given ID from the internet is a hopeless task. Even if you get every last account deleted, there are internet archives that will retain data that will persist. Far better to just not use any of the accounts with the name you want to drop and let it sink into oblivion over time.