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    N7Legion

    This article does not answer my question

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    1shot1k

    I want a deactivated account not a inactive one

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    usuallypotatoes / jrs25872

    If you want your account deleted, email support. It does take time as account deletions go in waves as I can tell, but stop complaining that you cant do something that you can do

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    Loulas (Edited )

    I don't want it inactive. I want it DELETED. You know, obliterated rather than concealed. Destroyed rather than hidden. Disintegrated rather than covered-up.

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    God

    This is ... strange. "Delete" an account must be possible, period. There is no debate possible on that. In some countries (where Discord is available, so it must obey local law) it is a GIVEN that users can ACTIVELY delete their accounts on social media systems.

    Guys, this needs fixing, really.

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    TheGrandTriumph (Edited )

    Wow. It's been a year since these problems have been circulating.

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    Pan

    And it will be much more since they don't care, and people will be still spamming this article.

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    inactiveaccount

    I don't want "basically the same thing" as a removed account. If people want you to REMOVE their information from your servers, you HAVE to. You can't just say "oh, we'll keep your information, we'll just make it inactive" if people want it GONE.

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    Hammer82

    have you morons added a way to delete accounts yet or do I have to get some legal advice on how to remove my info from your databases?

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    pie75

    lol
    look at all of you people raging over this
    complaining about 'privacy' and whatnot, this is the internet
    everyone has everything if they want it, just because you've used the internet, if you think about it that way
    and, from the Discord ToS:
    By uploading, distributing, transmitting or otherwise using Your Data with the Services, you grant to us a nonexclusive, transferable, royalty-free, sublicensable, and worldwide license to use Your Data, subject to the Company’s Privacy Policy.you agreed to it anyway tbh

    and additionally, complaining about there not being a delete button, will not get there to be a delete button, so you're all wasting your time.

    I honestly laughed so hard at all these comments.

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    Ronin

    Transferring my account to an email I don't use is not the same as permanently deleting it. This is not fooling anyone. You did not answer the question, "How do I permanently delete my account?"

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    The Heartbroken

    I made this account because my friend wanted me to, then we had a dispute, now I just don't want it to exist. this is the least helpful thing ever. -_-

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    Jaws (Edited )

    They seriously need to add a delete account feature.Or perhaps the ability for the user to suspend their account for x amount of days. 

    @Siddeeq, Hello! I read your previous comment regarding the delete button. I don't quite understand why you might think that complaining about the absence of a delete button will only prevent Discord from implementing it. 

    Perhaps one may wonder if Discord never intends to implement the Delete button so it can keep priding itself on it's "impressive"  Usercount

     

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    Senor Krabs

    This is bulls**t. I don't want this app anymore!

     

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    TimoV

    I don't see the use of this app. I want to delete my account right NOW.

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    Asriel Dreemurr º3º

    Wow these cunts are just ignoring us?

    Jesus christ no wonder they are getting hate.

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    marines

    Totally unprofessional.

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    vegeta897

    People that have a problem with this have a fundamental misunderstanding of how computer data works.

    Perhaps they don't know that "deleting" really just means overwriting a set of 0s and 1s with another set of 0s and 1s? You aren't actually getting rid of anything tangible. They do not rip something out of their server hardware and throw it in the trash.

    In Discord's data, the only thing that personally identifies "your" set of 0s and 1s is your email address and username. By changing them, you're doing the same thing that would be done if a "delete" function were implemented. In this case, you get to choose exactly which 0s and 1s to replace them with! Neat, huh?

    I could register a bogus account on another service after you "deleted" your account from it, and it would be the same end result. My bogus account would have as much to do with you as your new bogus discord account would.

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    marines

    @vegeta897, not neat at all. Deletion means to put zeros in place of your data and that's exactly what Discord should implement like any other serious web service does.

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    vegeta897

    @marines How would zeroes be less connected to your identity than a bogus email and username?

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    marines

    @vegeta897, it's less connected by the definition.

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    vegeta897

    @marines So basically the difference is in your imagination? Bits of data do not carry such associations with them, they are what they are, any other meaning you attach to them is in your head. Both resulting sets of data are invoked by you, it doesn't matter whether it's a delete button or changing your details. Neither one is any more or less of a removal of your previous data. Your previous data is removed in both scenarios.

    So, what tangible difference does it make?

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    God

    Girls.

    It's

    a) about law and rights people have. You cannot just make up your own privay rights. Period. 

    b) about tech: We do not KNOW what data Discord stores besides email and Passwort. "Deleting an account" means that not only Email and Passwort get "nulled", but the connection between those and, e.g. login times get deleted ("nulled"). If you just overwrite one set of data, there is still a connection between that entry (ID in the database) and e.g. your login times or even IP addresses.

    c) about being a grown up: even it is just "imaginary": It is STILL mandatory to HAVE an account-delete-function, even if that internally only overwrites some data sets.

     

    Obviously Discord has to be mistrusted, as our data is not safe with them. I am speaking about IP logging, Cookies that get stored on our systems (even if we change the email address) and usage data gatherred by Discord tech partners (included functions from third party servers). 

    This is a serious thing. I do understand that most kids who use Discord don't care about privacy - but the way Discord is handling this issues speaks loud and clear. DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE professionally - or use a VPN to connect to it and make sure to have your browser running in a sandbox.

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    marines

    @vegeta897, I understand you may not get this and you're not obliged to. That's what everyone does and that's what people are requesting for. If you don't need it it's fine. If you change your email to something else then that email is gone forever and nobody can use it. Get it? That's why account removal is being used everywhere else. Also your suggestion breaks TOS.

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    Kir6y

    What happens if you suspect your account was hacked and you want to delete it? Because leaving it inactive probably won't work if someone remotely is using the account

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    MARINE_IN_GOD_MODE

    This damn thing sucks ass in every way. And nothing was said about you cant delete your account before making a account. So ill do this. As of right now you no longer have permission from me to use any thing of mine in any way shape of form. None of my info ,name, email, nothing at all. I want this account deleted. And im posting on facebook a warning to all about you cant delete a account on here. I have over 125,000 follower. Word will get around fast about this bull crap practice of yours.

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    Ass Bite

    Discord was not easy to figure out at first, I would like to delete my account but you don't offer this service. Absolutely ridiculous.

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    Saya (Edited )

    "we don't delete accounts ever just like everyone else these days because we want to harvest your information" how about this: fuck you

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    discordistrash

    Allow us to delete our accounts. This is absolutely unacceptable.

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    discordistrash

    If you won't let me delete my account, let me change my fucking email and stop jerking me around. Every time I change it and accept the verification it goes back to my old one. I don't want your shitty account. Fuck. Off.

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