posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by SilentKoala
You could just create a new account.....you will obviously lose your stats... but S&F... and W and K aren't THAT important, interest and value is,
which S&F.....and W and K does not ALWAYS reflect accurately. If you are planning on staying on ATS for a while and contribute casually, it should not
take too long to build up a new profile full of relevant and interesting threads and replies to others.
To answer your other concern about your old account remaining with all your posts:
It's all Google Searches fault with over extending their reach into our privacy, really. Think about it, who would ever to come to ATS and look for
your user name if it were not for Google search directing whoever right to it.
There is a way to improve privacy, but it would take some coding and formatting efforts from ATS staff.
They could, yes, delete your account, so that whoever comes to ats cannot search your user name any longer if they tried, therefore it will also be
removed from Google during re-crawling, YET all of your posts/threads/replies will remain on ATS so there will be no lost or missing content which
would destroy a forum. Nobody trying to breach privacy deliberately would find your content easily if ATS and other forums could be set up this way
No way to search ATS for your user name after deletion
User name not found on Google associated to ATS
Content from user profile remains in full but unsearchable unless manually seeked out though millions of potential threads.
edit on 3-1-2013 by
unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)
edit on 3-1-2013 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)