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I have accounts on several Stack Exchange sites. I do not wish to be removed from all of them, just one or two that I never really use and am no longer interested in. Is this possible? If so, how? If not, please consider this a feature request.

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    Like many others, I suspect, I have signed up for one or two SE sites that I don't really partake in. While there is no harm in remaining, it makes sense that I leave them... but like you, I see no way of doing this. It's curious that at least 8 others agree, yet no-one else has answered or commented.
    – CJM
    Dec 5, 2011 at 15:50

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You can delete your own account in two ways:

  1. If your profile has little or no activity, go to the profile, click "Edit Profile & Settings", and then use the "Delete Profile" link on the left:

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  1. If you have been participating on the site for a while, go to the contact page ("contact us" at the bottom of any page on the site) and choose "I need to delete my user profile" from the dropdown.

All profile deletions are per-site, so you can leave an individual community without affecting the others. If you are on a lot of Stack Exchange sites and want to leave them all at once, the most expedient way to do so is to email the team and request network-wide deletion by going to the "contact us" page, choosing "Other" from the list of topics, and explaining your request/situation.

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    Before I try this, can anyone official confirm that this will work?
    – ericg
    Jul 28, 2012 at 10:29
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    @ericgorr It will work, but you can only delete your own site profiles where you haven't had much activity. To delete profiles with posts on them, you have to contact us via the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. See here for more info: How can I delete my account?.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 28, 2012 at 15:47
  • See stackoverflow.com/help/user-deletion, @ericgorr
    – Arjan
    Jul 28, 2012 at 15:55
  • @AnnaLear Are the vote/comment associations kept when the account is deleted in this way? So, if one decides to join again, can (s)he view his/her comments at the activity tab?
    – Rob W
    Jul 28, 2012 at 21:31
  • @RobW No, if the account is removed and the user later signs up again, none of the questions, answers, votes, or any other activity are mapped back.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 30, 2012 at 16:47
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    the link doesn't work Mar 9, 2015 at 9:44
  • This link doesn't work for me either. Perhaps it was changed? Also, this may not be useful for some, but one can go to the "Edit Profile" section of their account then the "Communities" tab and hide certain communities.
    – Rob Wise
    Sep 22, 2015 at 16:46
  • Looks like it's been changed - I've updated the question to reflect the site's new layout. However the functionality seems to be broken. Following my instructions removes the community of your list of communities but doesn't actually remove you from the community.
    – munyengm
    Sep 23, 2015 at 17:40
  • @munyengm I updated your answer with the current ways to get your profile deleted. The site switcher only tracks the sites you're interested in tracking (top 5 by rep by default, but you can customize it - and even add sites you don't have profiles on). :) Sorry about the confusion.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Sep 23, 2015 at 18:45
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    Is this information still up-to-date as of Januar 2017 ? Jan 17, 2017 at 9:16
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    @Criggie it "doesn't work" most likely because you have some activity, hence don't get the instant profile deletion. Aug 24, 2017 at 21:42
  • @ShaWizDowArd point. Making it hard to leave a stack means that betas seem to have more support than they really do. In my case parenting.se is in beta, and I specifically wanted to remote my support for that site as it stands. Not straight forward, obviously.
    – Criggie
    Aug 25, 2017 at 4:50
  • Instead of leaving you could also just opt to hide the affected communities. That way, it won't be shown to you or people viewing your profile page without cutting ties to answers and comments you might have already made.
    – Bachsau
    Sep 29, 2019 at 14:51
  • I just followed the process to successfully leave a single stack-site. No real issues, other than my own unfounded concern that I might accidentally be removing all sites. Seems to have worked just fine. Jan 23, 2020 at 20:15

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