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How can I "disappear"?

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    So, I've been using the same username all over the internet for a decade or so, and I googled it recently and found it a bit disturbing how much somebody could find out about me just by googling it.
    A lot of sites and forums allow me to change my username, which is great, but Boards.ie doesn't seem to have that option without paying money.

    Usually my next step would be just to delete my threads and/or deactivate my account and open a new one, but it looks like deleting threads literally isn't an option; and after trying to delete my account I got a message telling me that all my content will still remain, and that my password will only get scrambled, or something to that effect.

    So, as the title says "How can I disappear?" without paying money to Boards.ie, which is an absolutely bonkers solution, even though it's only 5 quid.
    Being forced to pay to remove your info seems like extortion, even if it's disguised as "subscribing".

    Is there any other way to remove myself, or at least change my username to be a bit more anonymous to the world?


Comments



  • You can subscribe and change your name. It's only 5 euro. Deal with it




  • There’s nothing you can do about it, this is the reality of the internet, not just boards, anything you put on the internet is there forever. Anything that you “delete” will never truly be deleted anyway.


  • Boards.ie Community Manager


    You have a few options here.

    1) Pay the €5 to subscribe for one month and have a new username of your choice;

    2) Go through your posts and send us the links to any posts you have with personally identifying information which we would be happy to edit or delete for you - things like where you live, work, study, real name, email address, phone number, etc;

    3) Via an email to [email protected] from the email account registered to your username, you can request that your account be closed and anonymised. Your posts will all remain but will be anonymised on a per thread basis so that your posts in one thread cannot be linked to any posts in another thread as being the same poster. If you go with this option you are welcome to open a new account afterwards.




  • You have a few options here.

    1) Pay the €5 to subscribe for one month and have a new username of your choice;

    2) Go through your posts and send us the links to any posts you have with personally identifying information which we would be happy to edit or delete for you - things like where you live, work, study, real name, email address, phone number, etc;

    3) Via an email to [email protected] from the email account registered to your username, you can request that your account be closed and anonymised. Your posts will all remain but will be anonymised on a per thread basis so that your posts in one thread cannot be linked to any posts in another thread as being the same poster. If you go with this option you are welcome to open a new account afterwards.

    Yea, this sounds like the perfect option. Thanks!




  • He gave us the best 8.6 posts per year of his lyfe.

    Goodnight, sweet Prince.


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