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Re: False Passwords Void / Method to Disable Your Account

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Oct 01, 2009 at 16:56 UTC ( #798684=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to False Passwords Void / Method to Disable Your Account

What happens to a user's real name and email address when they disable their account? I assume this is in response to the break in, in which users raised larger concerns about their information after they abandoned the site than just accessing their account.

Cheers - L~R

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Re^2: False Passwords Void / Method to Disable Your Account
by Co-Rion (Monk) on Oct 01, 2009 at 17:01 UTC

    I assume that the users locking their account will have erased their email address.

    I think an appropriate metaphor to setting your password to "0" is "locking up the house and throwing away the key".

      Is this just a stop-gap to a better solution in the future? It seems to me that the long term the goal should be to create a "Disable" button that erases that users real name, email address, and password. And maybe that users home node for good measure?

      Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

        No. You can set all these yourself, and as this is a one-time thing, I don't see any need to spend time on making this functionality into a button.

        Would it also remove the information from google cache and the wayback machine, and distribute “corrected” copies of the old printed newspapers to everyone's homes?

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