#1 Posted by nikhil_nambiar (5 posts) -

For now, I'd like to close my Giant Bomb account. It's a basic, non-premium account but I can't find the page/ button that'll let me close it.

Please help!

#2 Posted by Icemael (6320 posts) -

Log out and don't log in again?

#3 Edited by crusader8463 (14421 posts) -

I don't think there is a close option you just have to log out and never come back. If you PM a mod they can ban you but that's the closest thing I know of.

#4 Posted by nikhil_nambiar (5 posts) -

@crusader8463: Ok thanks for the info. There really ought to be a close account feature though.

#5 Edited by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

I am going to second the opinion that there should be a close account feature, even if it requires you to PM a mod. There are times you want to make a break from a community or remove an online alias as much as possible from the web. It can be very aggravating not being able to have control over an account you created, even if it is 'hosted' by another person.

I attempted the same over at the penny-arcade forum and the admin was EXTREMELY fucking rude about it(you are an asshole Tube if you are reading this).

#6 Posted by Drebin_893 (2914 posts) -

@crusader8463: Ok thanks for the info. There really ought to be a close account feature though.

Out of interest, why should there be?

#7 Posted by Levius (1125 posts) -

You can log out any time you like, but you can never leave.

#8 Edited by Sanity (1905 posts) -

Nothing can rid you of the bomb, i'll let Diablo tell you about it.

#9 Posted by SeanFoster (868 posts) -

Write down 15-20 characters worth of text and numerical gibberish on a piece of paper, change your password to that gibberish, delete password entry from your web browser/empty your cache, log out of GiantBomb, rip up the piece of paper. Account closed!

#10 Posted by Rorie (2885 posts) -

I can always disconnect an account and change the name to gibberish, but we really don't support full account deletion. There's so much stuff incorporated into an account (images embedded in forum posts, wiki edits, topics that have been replied to by other members, etc.) that deleting everything at once would probably cause issues. But if you ever want to get off the forums, feel free to delete as much as you like from your profile, then send an email to support@giantbomb.com.

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#11 Posted by RazielCuts (2953 posts) -

@nikhil_nambiar said:

@crusader8463: Ok thanks for the info. There really ought to be a close account feature though.

Out of interest, why should there be?

He's cancelling Fez II and leaving the games industry.

Maybe he said some dumb stuff in the forums and wants that stricken from the record? (Although I don't think thats how the internet works..) Or he can't fight the urge to jump into stupid arguments on here so he wants to to cut off his ability to do so? Or maybe none of these as his post count is pretty low.

#12 Posted by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

@rorie said:

I can always disconnect an account and change the name to gibberish, but we really don't support full account deletion. There's so much stuff incorporated into an account (images embedded in forum posts, wiki edits, topics that have been replied to by other members, etc.) that deleting everything at once would probably cause issues. But if you ever want to get off the forums, feel free to delete as much as you like from your profile, then send an email to support@giantbomb.com.

That is a resonable compromise. With the account name changed it would be hard to trace back to anyone.

#13 Edited by Barrock (3531 posts) -

Are you putting DrxLecter on a job application?

#14 Posted by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

@barrock: Did I ever say I was? How does that have anything to do with anything? People can still care about their internet personas without them having any impact on real-world situations.

#15 Posted by Barrock (3531 posts) -

@barrock: Did I ever say I was? How does that have anything to do with anything? People can still care about their internet personas without them having any impact on real-world situations.

Sorry, I'm filling out job applications and just pictured you doing that. Meant no disrespect.

#16 Posted by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

@barrock said:

@drxlecter said:

@barrock: Did I ever say I was? How does that have anything to do with anything? People can still care about their internet personas without them having any impact on real-world situations.

Sorry, I'm filling out job applications and just pictured you doing that. Meant no disrespect.

FWIW, I do use the pseudonym Hannibal Lecter (and a dummy email) for web pages and accounts that I don't want linked back to my real life name or email(which is pretty much everything except financial sites that need my real info, I find it much safer not sharing my real name with the random people on the web.)