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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

Co-Rion,
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

        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?

        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.

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