I want to delete my account, according to this question

Due to a known issue, you might also want to change your username.

But I can't because I recently changed my username. Is there a way I can make my username something like user8475837 instead of my current name without waiting 30 days?

  • Go to another account then where you last change your name. Change it there and apply it to all accounts. – Bart Apr 23 '14 at 17:09
  • @Bart I'm getting this error Display name may only be changed once every 30 days; you may change again in 10 days – Mohammad Apr 23 '14 at 17:12
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    Hmm, that used to be a valid work-around ... – Bart Apr 23 '14 at 17:12
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    @Bart - I remember when that used to work as well, however I think that all changed during an April fool's prank. – Travis J Apr 23 '14 at 18:55
  • I do believe that if you delete your account, your material generally shows up as user1021224 (unless your account was deleted prior to some date, October 2012? - somewhere in that range). The linked material in the post states the only place the name will persist is in close and delete votes - seeing as how you cannot cast delete votes, and only flag for closing, this is probably a very small number of posts. – Travis J Apr 23 '14 at 18:57
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    @Bart that workaround was actually a hole, which we plugged due to abuse of it. – Tim Post Apr 24 '14 at 6:53

You don't have to - just put the text 'please delete me' somewhere in the 'about me' section of your profile.

It's just a check to ensure that you own the account you're requesting for deletion. As long as we can see you able to change something about it, we're good with that.

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