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I have been told that I have too many accounts on Stack Exchange. And he is right. Some are totally useless. Now I would like to delete those accounts. I have found the following advice:

How can I delete my account?

Alas, this recipe does not work for me. Moreover I cannot post there because ... guess what ... I have no account there! Moreover, what is annoying, there seem to be other questions on the same issue, but they are all routed to the above one.

Can someone please explain me how I can delete some accounts?

  • I closed this question instead of migrating it to Meta SO. It is clearly off-topic here, but @MarcelC has strong opinions about migrating it to Meta SO. – RoflcoptrException Jul 17 '13 at 19:24
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    @RoflcoptrException: support questions are on-topic on any meta site. That's why there's a predefined support tag. Migrating these to MSO is a sure-fire way to dramatically increase support costs without actually resolving anything - please do not do this again. – Shog9 Jul 17 '13 at 19:43
  • That was my impression too. Meta is good for pretty much anything that does not for into the main site. – user3470 Jul 17 '13 at 20:11
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    At no point did I signal that you have too many accounts - you decided that. Heck, I have 35 :) – Mark Mayo Jul 18 '13 at 0:20
  • I decided that I have too many. And they are totally useless. Heck, can't you just respect this? – user3470 Jul 18 '13 at 5:54
  • @MarcelC. I am in love with your attitude man.. – Nean Der Thal Jul 22 '13 at 3:03
  • @HaLaBi I am in love with your comments man.. – user3470 Jul 22 '13 at 19:12
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I see that you've followed the instructions about changing your "about me" section to say "please delete me". The only other thing you need to do is to contact the SE team with links to all of the profiles you'd like deleted. Fill out the form on this page and include links to all of the accounts you want deleted.

That form will be sent to an email inbox that's checked by a real human being, so it may take a little while for someone to see and process your request. Filling out the form is a request for deletion, not deletion itself; one of the Stack Exchange community members will do the actual deletion.

Just a note, though: we have 104 150+ sites in the SE network. You're certainly allowed to have accounts on as many sites as you wish. You don't have to delete them, though you're free to request deletion if you truly want it. I just want to make sure you know that we don't have an implicit or explicit rule limiting the number of sites you can participate in.

  • Thanks a lot for your kind help. Your tone is pretty different from the pedantic and bossy comments I have received following my request. Much appreciated. – user3470 Jul 17 '13 at 20:05
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    @Laura to clarify, I certainly wasn't saying he had too many accounts - I was encouraging him to sign up for area51! Wasn't expecting this :/ – Mark Mayo Jul 18 '13 at 0:22
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    @MarkMayo Are you working as a beater for stackexchange? – user3470 Jul 18 '13 at 18:12
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    Not at all, just want to clarify when someone changes my words around :) – Mark Mayo Jul 19 '13 at 0:34

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