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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#5916 reopened defect

Update Account Deletion Page to explain posts etc WILL NOT be removed/edited

Reported by: Ipstenu Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.org Site Keywords: has-patch needs-copy-review
Cc:

Description

An ongoing issue is that people want to anon their accounts (fine that's their right) but don't realize this WILL NOT remove their posts!

This needs to be made much more clear as we end up with angry users wanting to know why their 'anon' account still has links to their domain.

related #5093

Change History (8)

This ticket was mentioned in PR #42 on WordPress/wordpress.org by dd32.


4 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#3 @dd32
4 months ago

  • Component changed from General to WordPress.org Site
  • Keywords needs-copy-review added

#4 @dd32
3 months ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 11317:

Main Theme: Data Erasure request form: Add an explicit callout that support forum activity will not be erased, but rather the account anonymised.

Closes https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress.org/pull/42.
Fixes #5916.

#5 @dd32
3 months ago

In 11318:

Main Theme: Data Erasure request form: Replace a reference to a 'thread' added in [11317] with the correct WordPress.org term, 'topic'.

See #5916.

#6 follow-ups: @tobifjellner
3 months ago

@dd32 Ehm. Unless we're talking about reviews, only moderators have the power to "...edit any personal details out of your support forum activity prior to requesting erasure."

#7 in reply to: ↑ 6 @Otto42
3 months ago

Replying to tobifjellner:

@dd32 Ehm. Unless we're talking about reviews, only moderators have the power to "...edit any personal details out of your support forum activity prior to requesting erasure."

Those who handle the removal requests have already been given that ability for when it is needed.

#8 in reply to: ↑ 6 @dd32
2 months ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Replying to tobifjellner:

dd32 Ehm. Unless we're talking about reviews, only moderators have the power to "...edit any personal details out of your support forum activity prior to requesting erasure."

Ugh.. I thought users had the edit rights on forum posts still? Or is that actually time limited?

Yeah, this string is not great if they can't self-edit, I'll have to change it then..

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