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How hard is it to add an "Delete Account" button in a forum?

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Any devs here? I just came to realize that there happens to be no "Delete Account" button in this forum. How hard is it to add a feature to just remove an account from a website? 

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Hard, and Leo has previously refused to add features like a "dark mode" to the forum saying it'd be too much work, so there's not a good precedent for such things.

But on the other hand I think to be GDPR complaint for all EU users, they need some way to request their account/data be deleted.

The forum runs on Invision Community (see the footer on every page of the forum). There is an Invision plugin you can pay $20 + $10/year for called "Delete My Account" that would allow users to request their account be deleted and then Admins/Mods can see the requests and finalize it: https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/7611-delete-my-account/ . But not really that much more functionality than just DMing Leo and asking directly.

Atm there's only about 1 new person joining the forum each week, so I don't know if there's enough demand to warrant paying even $20 for such a feature. Let alone investing dozens of hours custom coding the feature in.

Another big problem is that a bunch of people who've previously requested their account deleted end up regretting it and wanting to come back, and it can mess up a bunch of stuff on the back-end like their ability to send private messages when their account gets reinstated. If you make it as easy as clicking a button in a fit of rage, you'll get a lot more people deleting and regretting it.

What would be nice is something where you request deletion, then you have to not log into your account for 30+ days before the deletion actually occurs. That would filter out the people who impulsively ragequit and then change their mind. But that's unlikely to happen too.


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Instead of deleting. Set a long password that you won't remember.

Or start deleting posts one by one.

Not a big problem if you got few posts.

 

 


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It was removed deliberately because people were abusing it.

Send me a PM if you seriously want your account deleted. But think twice.


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Why can't you just stop coming to the website?

I didn't use the website in over a year for a while.

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4 hours ago, ZenAlex said:

Why can't you just stop coming to the website?

I didn't use the website in over a year for a while.

I didn't understand what you meant.

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