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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 8 months ago

#1767 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Inform users upon registration, that the account can't be deleted or renamed

Reported by: pixolin Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Profiles Keywords: needs-patch
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Description

According to the [Support Forums Welcome message](https://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Deleting_Accounts) accounts currently can't be deleted and usernames can't be changed due to technical limitations.

As the registration form can be accessed without reading the Support Forum Welcome message, the registration page should inform users that their account can't be removed or renamed.

(Note: this bug ticket refers to [support team meeting on June 9th, 2016](https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/forums/p1465491116001219) where an additional note to the registration form was suggested.)

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Change History (5)

#1 @ocean90
2 years ago

#3082 was marked as a duplicate.

#2 @ocean90
2 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Are there any suggestions for such a text and where to place it?

#3 @obenland
2 years ago

This might become obsolete with GDPR compliance work needed for w.org.

#4 @dd32
8 months ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm going to wontfix this for two reasons:

  • GDPR requires a delete user functionality
  • Users shouldn't expect that accounts can be renamed, and I don't think the registration flow is the ideal location for that.
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