How to Delete MacRumors Account & ALL Previous Posts/Threads?

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #51
    Unless the dude is going into witness protection, which I don't think he would be good at as the first rule of witness protection is don't announce you are in witness protection.

    Why would you take a job that demands you scrub your online past and force you into posting things you do not agree with.
     
  2. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    #52
    Maybe going a bit off topic here but with the growth of social media and an online presence it's easy to see why someone wouldn't necessarily want all their past posts to be reviewed, especially just a few years ago not knowing it would be so readily available. We should certainly know better now but there is some merit to posts made many years ago.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #53
    Web forums are different from front facing sites like Facebook and Instagram. People are more guarded here as opposed to letting everything hang out on social media sites. If we crossed the line that everything we post online is bad this place might as well shut down.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    #54
    And rightly so.

    Some of the threads that set my spidey sense off are those - often started by a newbie (who then proceeds to disappear or vanish into the ether) who requests information with a disingenuous first (and last) post which suggests that "we all introduce ourselves".

    Absolutely agree.

    Personally, I think it outrageous that companies (reminiscent of those jealous, controlling boyfriends you hear about) demand access to your online account and history; it is none of their business as long as you are discreet and professional while working for them.
     
  5. bigjnyc, Dec 20, 2018
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    bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    #55
    OP is either working for the CIA and becoming a special ops ghost..... or he is working for Samsung :D
    --- Post Merged, Dec 20, 2018 ---
    People have done much worse for Money
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    #56
    True.

    But not if you value your personal space, revere your privacy and enforce your boundaries.
     
  7. niploteksi macrumors regular

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    #57
    Sorry, just trying to get into the Christmas spirit...
     
  8. jtara macrumors 68000

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    #58
    Indeed.

    Why WOULD anybody apply for a job at the White House?! ;)
     
  9. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    #59
    I'm not sure that's true. I'm much more careful about what I post on social media, as friends, co-workers, and possible employers can read it. I rarely every post anything political on my Facebook (the only social media I have). However, before I got kicked out, I was very active in PRSI, sharing many things I would never talk about in personal public.
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    #60
    But in FB people tend to use their real names.
    I’m guessing you are not called Samiwas?
    Plus even if it was your real name, most potential employers will search FB or Twitter. Not MR.
     
  11. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I misunderstood MacNut's post. I took it to mean that on MR, people will be more careful about what they say, while on Facebook and Twitter and whatnot, they say whatever they want. Now that I read it again, when he says "people are more guarded here", he means that people are more anonymous here, not that they hold back their words.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Having never been on FB or Twitter, I find it hard to believe that the posts can be more carefree than some posters on here!
    Some posters WAY over share.

    Anyway off to put that cream on my rash that’s flared up again on my tooshie! :p
     
  13. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    #63
    Twitter can be useful, but I will confess that I have never seen the point of FB.
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #64
    Facebook has turned into the cesspool of the internet.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Being able to easily share things amongst some family or friends, at least that's what it mainly was early on and still is for many. Twitter on the other hand mostly just seems sending whatever is on your mind into nothingness and then it's up to wherever might be interested in it to actually hear it.

    That said, seems like that's not quite what the thread is about.
     
  16. jtara macrumors 68000

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    Twitter, actually, is quite useful for a number of things besides "sending whatever is on your mind".

    For one, it is used by many tech companies as an emergency/alternative means of communication. Website/API/whatever goes down? So many companies tweet to keep their users informed.
     
  17. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Although I haven't read a criticism of FB that I don't agree with, for me, FB is valuable. This is because I live in a remote part of the US, and many of my friends and associates live up on the mainland. I see them once a year at most; some I haven't seen for two or three years. Yet via FB, we can stay in touch. Yes, email works too. But FB -- especially with comments -- seems much more immediate.

    I also have a relationship of now almost 50 years with a tribal people in the southwestern Pacific. It used to take many days or even weeks to exchange letters. Now, although many of the people I was close to have died, I'm in constant FB communication with their children and grandchilden, most of whom have mobile phones with FB on them

    If I dropped out of FB, and believe me I've thought about it many times, I'd lose that connection. And I can't let that happen.

    I'm contributing to thread drift here, so I won't go on.
     
  18. sracer macrumors 604

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    Maybe the OP was only pretending to ask for their own situation. Considering that it was a public inquiry, I think it more likely that he/she asked with the real intention of determining if it was possible for someone ELSE to have done it. Maybe they suspected someone that THEY are considering for employment of having done it and wanted to see how feasible it was. Just sayin' ;)
     
  19. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    #69
    This explanation is so convoluted and strange, it must be true.
     

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