It was quite simple to delete many accounts by clicking on 'help', but I cannot find such a possibility at Area51.

Can someone tell me how to delete that account?


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This is actually a frequently asked question over at Meta.Stackexchange and has a specific question about Area51 accounts (which closed as duplicate of the previous). The process is simple:

  1. Change your name to delete
  2. Change your profile to say Please delete this account
  3. Go to the Contact Us page and fill out the form, stating you'd like your account deleted.

That's pretty much it, network-wide.

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    "Go to the Contact Us page and fill out the form.." that form doesn't work, it says: this operation can't be performed ...
    – bobie
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 14:36
  • Hmm, not sure what to do then. But presumably someone from SE will notice your name and delete it without that (though it may take some time).
    – Kyle Kanos
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 14:39
  • Exactly. The text is a lie. There's a selection for "I need to delete my user profile" but after filling in the form and submitting, it says the operation cannot be performed. A waste of my time.
    – Shon
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 17:55
  • @sss4r down voting my post might vent your frustration, but it's not going to help solve your problem, which would be to make a new post about the issue.
    – Kyle Kanos
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 21:41
  • Right. I tried changing my vote but told it's locked unless you edit the answer.
    – Shon
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 22:26
  • @sss4r : don't worry about the downvote, it's really okay (it's only 2 imaginary internet points)
    – Kyle Kanos
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 23:43
  • Please edit your answer in the slightest, I'll change my vote -- I don't even know why I down-voted it. As you guessed, I was just frustrated, wasn't my clearest thinking.
    – Shon
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 0:33

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