Severing ties with SDMB

Dear SDMB management;

Please cancel my username and anything else that connects me with the SDMB!
Thank you.

Generally speaking, we don’t cancel names or anything else. We just figure if people want to leave, they can just leave.

The main thing that will sever the relationship is that you don’t post again. That way, not one will ever know if you’re gone.

The OP sounded to me (“anything that connects me with the SDMB”) like he wanted all trace of his presence erased - any posts he made, possibly any posts that refer to him, etc.

Not that you’d do any of that either, but he’s definitely wanting more than you think he is, samclem.

Is it Oscar season already?

Hmmm…well, as someone who had almost 3,000 posts wiped from the existence of another board, due to a “misunderstanding”*, perhaps the best thing would be to PM the OP and ask him to clarify his/her position?

  • I actually wanted them to stop sending me reminders when people responded to posts I could no longer participate in, as I was suspended from posting priveliges.

We don’t “cancel” usernames.

And from the registration agreement:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_sdmb_rules

As I understand it, the only connection between your SDMB account and the “real world” is your email address (and any other information you may have voluntarily provided in the user profile).

Assuming that you keep your email address hidden, there should be nothing to worry about; that is, I don’t think I can run an external ‘query’ against SDMB which will map my nom-de-board with me.

What about this.

Perhaps the user is worried that somebody else may now be able to post on this message board using their username.

If thats the case, a courtesy banning or some such might not be a bad idea.

Obviously a little more info or communication from the OP would help clear things up.

Only if he gives someone his password.

If there’s a security breach the OP is welcome to contact me off the board, we do have other things we can do. But you have to tell us, you have to clue us in to the situation.

A quick glance through the OPs latest posts shows a recent disagreement with someone else on the board and that could have some bearing on the situation. I can’t say for sure if that is a factor or not but it’s possible. It would be unfortunate if someone got so bugged at another poster that they quit this place entirely but it wouldn’t be the first time.

:slight_smile:

I’d go a step further and request my (if it were me) user name to be changed. Many people use the same user name across many boards (or variants of the the same name) and often times people in real life may even recognize the user name as someone they know, this would help break that connection as well.

I believe in the past some users have been voluntarily suspended (on sabbatical.) You could suspend his account.
Oh, and I believe the OP is talking about this thread.

The key word is voluntarily. He didn’t ask.