thank you all (well, most of you
) for the information.
I just changed my profile data to fake data, for me that is almost as good as deleting my personal data, but not quite in regards of IP addresses. I will change my password to a really long random one (as suggested by deepceleron) and logout. After that, I hope, a deletion request is not needed anymore by me to keep my privacy.
not sure why you care about an account where the only 2 posts are right here.
perhaps I am just accustomed to the information privacy laws in my country that allow me to request deletion of data, that allows connecting to me as a real person, from anyone as long as it is not needed by law to keep the data... I hope information privacy is still a valued goods in the bitcoin community.. I don't want my account being hacked and used over TOR network to do illegal stuff in this forum, and later police knocking on my door because my IP address was saved when I registered to or posted my first three posts in the forum... but on the other hand, perhaps the forum operators are required by law to keep my IP address saved... the whole deletion process and consideration of different laws is just too complicated for me to keep up my deletion request... so for now I just hope SMF is unhackable and the hosting of this forum is totally safe as well...
perhaps my point is not valid because this hacking scenario is in fact impossible and I am just a little bit paranoid ..
Actually deleting an account would be disruptive to a forum, parts of a conversation would go missing and make threads into nonsense, so it's normally not done.
it seems that SMF is really not as good as i thought, just look at other forum software where "deleting" user accounts does not disrupt any conversations and no postings or conversations go missing by deleting user accounts. sure the account would not be actually "deleted".. but wait, if all account data except for the user ID is completely substituted by a "deleted user #399" account data, for me that means "deleting" the original account...
I think I was not precise enough... I was not interested in deleting the account per se but in deleting any information that can be used to track back to me as a person...
I really have to choose my words more carefully in the future
(I still want to register again at some point in the future)
Because he's a moron.
please don't be offensive to anyone in this forum, this does not provide a good image for the bitcoin community, especially to newbies. I think it would be much better to try being helpful instead of being offensive without contributing anything...
I hope someone can still understand me without thinking of me as a troll
have a good time