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How can I delete my account and all of my questions on StackOverFlow?

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marked as duplicate by Jon Seigel, Jonathan Sampson Mar 20 '10 at 18:21

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Dupe of... list is too long, try here: meta.stackoverflow.com/search?q=delete+account –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:18
    
While your account can be deleted (see the duplicate and the answers below) your questions will remain see the cc-wiki license at the foot of every page - creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 –  ChrisF Mar 20 '10 at 18:23
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@ChrisF: Accounts can be completely destroyed. There are two types of deletion: Deletion, and Destruction. The first leaves the good material behind for the benefit of others, the second completely incinerates everything in a wicked-awesome sort of way. –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 20 '10 at 18:24
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@khat - I didn't know that. I'll leave my comment here as a record of this difference. –  ChrisF Mar 20 '10 at 18:26
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@khat - Have you tried Destructing User #1? I believe it's sort of a rite of passage for mods, right? –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:27
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@Pollyanna: I have heard of those who tried, but legions of weeping ponies haunt your dreams during the process, and that would just be unbearable. –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 20 '10 at 18:30
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@ChrisD - it's important to note that the data exists in old data dumps though. Given that it's CC-Wiki, Jeff can't control all the data everywhere it exists, it can only be deleted locally. But there have even been cases of high-profile (and prolific!) users taking their ball and going home too... (and, IIRC, one case of someone leaving then saying, "Uh, guys, I changed my mind - can I come back please?!" leading to quite the effort to undo a delete...) –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:33
    
@khat - it's going to take me a long time to get used to your name change... Weren't your accounts previously associated? Zounds! –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:37
    
@Pollyanna - who is this "ChrisD" to whom you speak? –  ChrisF Mar 20 '10 at 18:39
    
@Pollyanna: Meta is a terrible island of lowly-eques - I have no associations here. @ChrisF, "ChrisD" is your sequential-grandfather, of course. –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 20 '10 at 18:41
    
I deleted what I could. If there's more than 1 answer, I can't delete my question. –  anon Mar 20 '10 at 18:43
    
@ChrisF - Shush, I'm trying to have a conversation with one of your multiple personalities. Let ChrisD have control for a moment please. –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:54
    
@ChrisF, Only worry when you see ChrisZ or ChrisXXX. –  perbert Mar 20 '10 at 21:03

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You can request that a diamond-moderator destroy your account. This may require some internal-dialog amongst the moderators before this action is actually taken though as it's not a very common practice and may have some fine-rules that govern the action in some way.

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To request a diamond moderator destroy your account, flag one of your questions for moderator attention and make the request in that request box. –  Adam Davis Mar 20 '10 at 18:25
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+1@Pollyanna: Jeff made a good suggestion too; edit your profile to say "Please delete me," just as an extra measure to determining your ownership. –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 20 '10 at 18:28
    
Actually, that's a good idea. –  anon Mar 20 '10 at 18:50