Facebook Account Deletion

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Bman, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I just went to delete my account, and at the bottom of the whole options and such it says

    "You can reactivate your account at any time by logging in with your email and password."

    That means my account is really still there and people can see it and so on. What the hell kind of crap is that, I want my account GONE, pictures and everything GONE. How do I do that, do I need to contact them or are they just a bunch of dum****s?
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Looks like you can only deactivate the account.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Oh thats better, but I don't like how they keep it.
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Well, it's a bitch to completely delete it.

    You have to first manually delete everything from your account. All apps, friends, photos, etc.

    Then you have to ask them via email to delete your account.

    At least that's the way I've read a couple times online.
     
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  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Why most companies and sites make things such a bitch. Geez
     
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  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So if I were to go to Facebook and ask them to remove it, they wont remove it?
     
  8. Bank accounts are the same, by the way. They never close them. If you close an account but for some reason it gets a charge, or a bill, you'll still have to pay it, even though you closed it.
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Go back into Facebook and delete all your stuff manually. Then go in and "update" your personal info. Change your name then the next day change your e-mail (with some throw away e-mail account you've just created :p), change your pic (if you have one listed) and so on. I don't know what is placed in your info (if anything) so I am guessing at all this. Then cancel/close your Facebook account.

    And please get rid of them videos. ;)
     
  10. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Cause they need your info to make money.
     
  11. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    send them a little emp in the post - that should delete the info :p
     
  12. Bman

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    hahaha videos are keepers, and yea I can do that. :lick:
     
  13. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I'm getting a feeling you use similar creative methods to solve your problems :p
     
  14. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    that sort of makes sense
     
  15. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I have a facebook account, but haven't been on it in months ..
     
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I can think of a few faces I'd like to delete :squareeye
     
  17. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    its always violence with you isnt it :p
     
  18. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Mistress Marge. :lick:

    Whip me beat me make me write bad checks. :speechless: :yowch:
     
  19. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    PG&E, too.

    I ended up "reactivating" my account with the power company rather than opening a new one. I'm curious to see what happens with the cable folks, now.
     
  20. Bman

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    Well I ended up contacting Facebook and explaining what I wanted done. Which was my account totally removed. They came back explaining why they keep data and all that good stuff. They said though if you remove all contacts, pictures, apps, notes, etc etc and make it look like a new account they can remove the account and email from there servers.

    Now I wrote back saying you know there is no delete all for messages or friends or anything. All they say is we don't have that feature sorry. So I took 3 hours removing contacts and wall posts and everything else, emailed them back. And now my account is 100% gone. Well there is something with them, but no details or anything related me anyway.

    A lot of work to remove a stupid account eh, geez.