Account Termination

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by kzlambert, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. kzlambert macrumors member

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    Just want to know if anyone can terminate my account here at MR. My new job isn't really cool with rumor sites (if you know what I mean ;) )

    I PM'ed admin and no reply. Anyone that can help?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Who did you PM? Doctor Q can likely help you out fairly quickly...
     
  3. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Lets just say for ha ha's that you stay and don't tell them, how will they know. Im not saying that you risk it but do they have ways to find out if your hanging out here.
     
  5. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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    Just being cautious...really worked hard to get this job...aint going to let anything take it away however small :)
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Generally, when people use username that appear to be very close to their real names, it's not too hard to figure out if you're looking for a specific name.

    Yes, they could change their username or reregister under a different one, but it's not worth even the possibility of losing a job over...
     
  7. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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    Couldn't have said it better myself
     
  8. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Of course, you're going to put all the Merom-hangers-on out of their misery before you go. Right? I wish!
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Yes I agree that it is a high risk. Now that said, what if say you don't have any contact with a rumor site and you work for a certain company but you have someone else that lives in the same house and they are active in such a site would there be any issues?
     
  10. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately not....haven't started yet:)
     
  11. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure....but its not a major loss for me....i only used this site for help. Now I will have a group of pros to go to for help :)
     
  12. kzlambert thread starter macrumors member

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    Account terminated within the hour...thanks DoctorQ

    Thanks for my time here...enjoyed it.... Bye Guys :)
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Have fun.:)
     
  14. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Account has been closed.

    Let's hope kzlambert has a great experience at the new job.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Is it possible to change the status when someone leaves from guest to something more official.

    Something like "retired" or "inactive"
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes, those might be more informative. But no single short title indicates a reason general enough for all the cases we run into, and some situations involve privacy, so we use Guest as the generic "inactive but not banned" status.
     
  17. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Why not just log out and never log in again? Just too tempting, eh? :)
     
  18. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    According to his profile he was/is a fine art student. What kind of job must he have found that causes him to feel he has to leave MR or risk losing the job? MI6? Does MR have communist sympathies that I'm not aware of? Is it that influential? :confused:
     
  19. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    My guess is that kzlambert is going to work for Apple in which they have an NDA. :)
     
  20. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Ahhh, yes. Perhaps he's going to become Ive's protege*.
    *with Frenchy accents over the 'e's
     
  21. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've proven to myself that it's impossible. I even asked them to delete my account when I stepped away from being a moderator but for some reason, people have this thing about being nice and helping people.
     
  22. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    I like "Emeritus" myself. Gravitas out the yin-yang!
     

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