plwk wrote: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23. Accounts will not be deleted upon request / One account per member
Member accounts will not be deleted upon request, but they can be deactivated.
IMHO, this actually protects the person leaving. I've seen people create accounts with the same (or similar) alias as a deleted account and then go on to frame someone by posting inflammatory posts.
The member's posts will not be deleted upon request because this would mess up the continuity of any threads in which they were involved in, and therefore cause inconvenience to other members. Members may only have one account.
I know the law varies a lot, but in some places a person's post is legally considered to be their
writings, which they are legally entitled to give or take away. I'm not a lawyer so my guess would be the laws that would apply would be the laws of where the server this site runs on is located.
Beyond the law, on an ethical level, a person's writing is their writing and IMO their wish to remove it should be honored, taking priority over the inconvenience of others in understanding legacy posts.