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Old January 5, 2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Deletion

How does someone delete their account and all posts made?
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Old January 5, 2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Once it's out there, it's out there, even if you delete it.
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Old January 5, 2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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Yeah, I figured that was the case. Thanks
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Old January 5, 2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Unfortunately true

People often think their Internet posts are anonymous, but in reality, an electronic trail exists and and can be traced.
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Old January 5, 2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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Generally, no, because it disrupts continuity of threads to which you've contributed.

That's not a categorical imperative. If there's some extremely unusual case where deleting all posts is the Right Thing To Do, although I can't think of one, I'm sure the staff would consider it carefully. There have been a few unusual cases in the past that have been handled by less disruptive means than deleting someone's posting history.
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Old January 19, 2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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Someone advised not to write anything on the internet you did not want to
read on The New York Times front page.
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