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Possibility to delete our account

I think that a lot of OpenID issues could be made 10% less agonizing if users had an easy way of deleting their own accounts, and merging them with other accounts. Please provide this functionality.


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It would be a lot less agonizing (and probably with fewer negative repercussions) if people just emailed [email protected] when they needed this done.

  • I was just downvoted in a separate thread (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3952#3952), presumably by this user, for saying this exact thing. Jul 14, 2009 at 16:25
  • Kyle: Looks like I just got DV'ed for it as well.
    – TheTXI
    Jul 14, 2009 at 16:26
  • Yes, emailing them is great. We should just email them all of our questions and have them post them instead of using a form too. :) Honestly, emailing them is confusing too. What information should I include? How long is the response time? Do I even understand enough about the intersection of how SO works/how OpenID works/how my provider works to give them a good explanation of the problem? The current UI is terrible. If I add a new provider to and to an existing account, the user fdbk is completely counterintuitive. I know the team is bent on not fixing this, but they should fix it.
    – jsight
    Jul 14, 2009 at 16:27
  • @jsight: Never had a problem. Try myopenid.com.
    Jul 14, 2009 at 16:28
  • The turnaround time for getting problems like this taken care of is pretty minimal. And it takes a lot less effort than going on MetaSO tantrums.
    – TheTXI
    Jul 14, 2009 at 16:29

I think for the rare occurrences of this, emailing [email protected] is just fine. Anything more complex is only likely to end in more support requests and problems.


Accounts get deleted automagically after a period of inactivity and < 100 rep, but I like the idea of being able to manually disassociate your OpenID would be a good feature to have, especially if your OpenID were to get compromised in any way, shape or form.

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