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Delete forum account

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:36 pm
by Timescale
Where is this option?

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 pm
by W. H. Heydt
So far as I know, there isn't one. You can just stop posting as the easiest solution.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 am
by Timescale
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 pm
So far as I know, there isn't one. You can just stop posting as the easiest solution.
Well, I'd like the difficult solution that is also kind of required by law. An option where I can be somewhat sure that none of my account details remain on this sites DB and such.... You know.. the concept of deleting ones account.

Is the purpose of this forum to give half baked "solutions" that do not address the actual question at all?

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:55 am
by wildfire
Timescale wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 am
Well, I'd like the difficult solution that is also kind of required by law. An option where I can be somewhat sure that none of my account details remain on this sites DB and such.... You know.. the concept of deleting ones account.

Is the purpose of this forum to give half baked "solutions" that do not address the actual question at all?
1) This is an international forum, it would help if you state where you are from and the "kind of" law you are referring to.

2) The purpose of this forum is to discuss Pi matters and if required other posters may provide solutions to any problems other Pi users may have.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:08 am
by 5t4n5
Just a random thought:

Maybe just send the moderators a polite email asking them to delete your account would get you what you wish.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:14 am
by Andyroo
5t4n5 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:08 am
Just a random thought:

Maybe just send the moderators a polite email asking them to delete your account would get you what you wish.
That’s impossible - they have no email and PM is disabled on the board.

You can report your own post (use the ! In the top right of the post) and that lets you add a message to the mods.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:15 am
by Timescale
5t4n5 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:08 am
Just a random thought:

Maybe just send the moderators a polite email asking them to delete your account would get you what you wish.
None of the responses are of any help....

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:24 am
by Imperf3kt
Timescale wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:15 am
5t4n5 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:08 am
Just a random thought:

Maybe just send the moderators a polite email asking them to delete your account would get you what you wish.
None of the responses are of any help....
The one by Andyroo is very helpful as far as I see.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:25 am
by Greg Erskine
Have you thought about having a rest? Things might seem different in the morning.

Call me Nostradamus, but I think you will disappear shortly. :mrgreen:

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:08 am
by 5t4n5

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:23 am
by wren
I've just saved every single one of Timescale's posts and will be uploading them across the internet as required by me.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:08 am
by W. H. Heydt
Timescale wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 pm
So far as I know, there isn't one. You can just stop posting as the easiest solution.
Well, I'd like the difficult solution that is also kind of required by law.
Please cite a specific law that has that requirement and applies to the UK.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:33 am
by gkreidl
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:08 am
Timescale wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 pm
So far as I know, there isn't one. You can just stop posting as the easiest solution.
Well, I'd like the difficult solution that is also kind of required by law.
Please cite a specific law that has that requirement and applies to the UK.
Data Protection Act 2018
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/201 ... 012_en.pdf

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:46 am
by Heater
gkreidl,

Great to have the link to the word of the law.

But TL;DR.

Could you summarize how the Data Protection Act applies to this forum. Which, as far as I can tell, holds no personal data on anyone?

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 am
by gkreidl
Heater wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:46 am
gkreidl,

Great to have the link to the word of the law.

But TL;DR.

Could you summarize how the Data Protection Act applies to this forum. Which, as far as I can tell, holds no personal data on anyone?
I think the only personal data which the forum holds is the user's email adress, if he didn't add furher information like location etc.
I think the RPF should state somewhere, that things you publish here are not considered "private". They are in the public domain.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:14 am
by jamesh
GDPR is the law, and to have your account removed please email your request and details to [email protected].

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:39 am
by fruitoftheloom
jamesh wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:14 am
GDPR is the law, and to have your account removed please email your request and details to [email protected].

This is the post which led the OP to abandon:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 8&t=250895

Obviously FREE advice was not worth anything.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:49 am
by Heater
We see it so often.

People expect so much, for free, from a band of volunteers on a forum and those working hard to create Free and Open Source software.

When they don't get what they demand they stamp their feet go off in a huff. In this case proclaiming that everything here is "completely pointless and useless".

Timescale - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1532141

We don't need that.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:16 am
by goodburner
Heater wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:49 am
We see it so often.

People expect so much, for free, from a band of volunteers on a forum and those working hard to create Free and Open Source software.

When they don't get what they demand they stamp their feet go off in a huff. In this case proclaiming that everything here is "completely pointless and useless".

Timescale - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1532141

We don't need that.

I thought the admins were from the raspberry foundation? Which is definitely doing well fiscally, as it should be, as they make good products. Didn't know they were working for free :D

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:25 am
by fruitoftheloom
goodburner wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:16 am
Heater wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:49 am
We see it so often.

People expect so much, for free, from a band of volunteers on a forum and those working hard to create Free and Open Source software.

When they don't get what they demand they stamp their feet go off in a huff. In this case proclaiming that everything here is "completely pointless and useless".

Timescale - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1532141

We don't need that.

I thought the admins were from the raspberry foundation? Which is definitely doing well fiscally, as it should be, as they make good products. Didn't know they were working for free :D

Only the Hosting is paid by RPT / RPF.

Posters, Responders and Administrators are all unpaid for participating in this Forum.

Re: Delete forum account

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:30 am
by PeterO