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I have been trying to delete my account for a few days but nothing is happening. I went to https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/users/delete/9206 and clicked the button where it said it would take 24 hours. However 7248 hours have passed at least and still nothing.

There was a notice saying that it was due to be deleted in 60 minutes which counted down but at the end nothing happened.

Is there anything else I need to do?

marked as duplicate by Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog, rene support Apr 20 '18 at 16:22

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    I'll investigate and see if a cog fell out; I can confirm that the system definitely knows about it - digging... – Marc Gravell Apr 20 '18 at 9:18
  • @MarcGravell Thank you. – user270465 Apr 20 '18 at 9:26
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    By my records, it hasn't been 72 hours - it was logged at "2018-04-18 14:12:48Z", but yes, I agree that it is overdue; I'm still investigating. Just for context: there isn't a large backlog, so it isn't a catastrophic system fail or anything. – Marc Gravell Apr 20 '18 at 9:30
  • @MarcGravell Thanks so much. I have clicked delete a number of times now on different SE sites as it wasn't working but maybe the first time was "2018-04-18 14:12:48Z". – user270465 Apr 20 '18 at 9:31
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    FWIW - your question has made us realise that some parts of this flow were unnecessarily awkward, and cause the useful text explaining what is going on to disappear (meaning: we display useful text for the first 24 hours, but when it goes past that, the text disappears); we're looking into improving that aspect – Marc Gravell Apr 20 '18 at 11:11
  • @SonicWizard it's not really a duplicate. See the comments and answer. – user270465 Apr 20 '18 at 15:27
  • @Lembik Here on Meta Stack Exchange, we close questions as duplicates of faq questions if the answer is already covered in a subsection of the faq question (even though the questions themselves aren't duplicates). In this case, the answer is already covered in the second and third bullets of the proposed target. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Apr 20 '18 at 15:29
  • @SonicWizard OK but what about the identified bug? – user270465 Apr 20 '18 at 15:29
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    @Lembik The bug is that there is no deletion notice on your profile during the developer hold-up period. This is already mentioned in the FAQ as a known issue. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Apr 20 '18 at 15:31
  • @SonicWizard this has now been resolved – Marc Gravell Apr 23 '18 at 11:07
  • @MarcGravell So a deletion notice is now shown on accounts that are held up for a developer to check? Can you please update the FAQ? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Apr 23 '18 at 22:43

As this post explains, your high-rep profiles need human intervention before deletion, which only occurs after the 24h have gone by. All in all: everything's working as expected, and someone just needs to have a look at your profile — which will hopefully happen later today. No need to ask for deletion again (as the system will have informed you once you retried it :)

It looks like there was a bug somewhere, since we should have been telling you earlier that this would happen, but probably weren't. Workin' on fixing that to avoid future confusion ;)