1. Deleted User

    OP Deleted User Newbie

    Your username gets changed to "Deleted user" and your profile is no longer visible. You become unable to access your account. Quotes in other people's comments still contain your original username.

    Does anything actually get deleted to the point where it is unrecoverable?
     
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  2. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    The posts that you see like that are from accounts that are "soft deleted", in that the only thing really removed is their specific account information and that's it. This is done in order to keep potential important information in threads and posts from being removed (ie if someone answers a question or makes a tutorial for something, that information won't be removed permanently, simply most ties to their user name).

    There are accounts that are hard deleted, but basically 100% of the time they're just spambots so nothing important is lost.

    I don't think we often soft-delete accounts either these days, most of the time they'll just be banned unless there's some special circumstances.
     
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  3. Scarlet

    Scarlet Soy Consoomer
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    Actually users can do it via their profile now lol. I think after doing it they have a one day grace period to log in and reactivate it? Look through your profile settings, the option should be there.
     
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  4. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    Ooooooooh, actually didn't know that :lol:
     
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  5. n00buigi

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    I think it's a great idea that important info isn't lost :)
     
  6. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Gamer Professional Deluxe
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    "What happens when you delete your account?"

    You make the Costello lion cry, so don't do it!
     
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    If you die in the temp you die in real life
     
  8. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    Nah when Costello sees an account deletion request he is like.

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  9. PineappleGod

    PineappleGod 100% Shit, 0% Post
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    SIGN ME UP
     
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  10. DinohScene

    DinohScene Gay boy
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    Remember people, don't go around and delete your account.
     
  11. MohammedQ8

    MohammedQ8 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    The better question is what are the levels for here ? Hehe
     
  12. DinohScene

    DinohScene Gay boy
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/gain-xp-level-up-at-gbatemp.502506/

    It so that helpful members in the community stand out from the others.
    Unfortunately it's not that hard to abuse but our current high ranking members can easily distinguish themselves from trolls or like farmers.
     
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