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Poster: Chief Archivist Date: Sep 16, 2010 2:48pm
Forum: forums Subject: Archive Account

Hi there,

I had made this account many months ago, and after fulfilling the original purpose of it, I had forgotten about it. I really desire now to delete/remove this membership, so that I do not have a website membership laying about. How is this done?

Thank you!

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 16, 2010 4:42pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Archive Account

you're account has been deleted as requested.

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Poster: jonc Date: Sep 16, 2010 3:18pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Archive Account

What are you trying to do, remove traces of your Web history? If so, good luck! There are archives and repositories that will live long past the original site. Removing an account won't erase your history from these.

Typically, removing an account is a lot trickier than hitting the DELETE key. Your ID will be embedded deeply in the server's databases, and many will refuse your request unless there is an impending threat to your safety or security. The Archive may have a different policy, it will be interesting to find out.