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[WMTech] User Self Delete LITE 1.1.4

Allow your users to delete their own account

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Chris Deeming submitted a new resource:

    User Self Delete (version 1.0.3) - Allow your users to delete their own account

    Read more about this resource...
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yet another useful resource Chris kindly provides. Excellent work as always.

    Possible suggestion: For those that are prone to the "Forum Rage" bug. A feature that will greyscale the users posts, and auto remove avatar leaving a melodramatic final post "I'm leaving" really hissyfitting out of control in pre-defined "forum of choice". Or a rage quit button as a lighter option for those that will potential return when they've calmed down. << this suggestion is a bad sense of humor I'm unfortunately cursed with. :ROFLMAO:

    Excellent job Chris, as always. (y)
  3. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I may have missed this... but does this remove their posted content, or only change it to guest?
  4. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    In the screenshot the description says posts will be renamed to "ImANoob" after 5 days ... I didn't see an option to change this, hopefully there will be???
    Anthony Parsons likes this.
  5. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    If you look closely it's the members username for the screenshots. I believe it will still show the username of the deleted member though instead of Guest or something like that.
  6. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    You can specify a username the posts are attributed to, in our case it's "Anonymous". You can pick any you like.
    Anthony Parsons likes this.
  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Thanks... seen.

    Ok... so what does it delete then in regards to their account? I mean, does it remove their username from the database? If so, wouldn't that named association of existing posts inherit OR cause some type of issue if that username becomes registered again? Or is this purely a soft delete function, and once the cooling off has ceased, their username is still there, but the profile itself doesn't exist, nor can it be accessed any further, or that username used again?

    Just trying to understand before I give it a try, that's all.
  8. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    Ah, well spotted that man ... my attention span and checking details doesn't run to reading things properly ;).
  9. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    Hi, it removes the user account and associated information, password, email and so forth. I'm assuming it cans registration IP address as well. IP on posts likely is still stored.

    Cleaning up IP logs is something for another addon that will save from having to do it manually :)

    Anyhow, I should let Chris do the talking or to the very least confirm what I'm saying is correct.
    ArnyVee likes this.
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    whyweprotest is totally correct.

    I should sleep more often. I wake up and all my add ons are supported :LOL:
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  11. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Thanks. So what happens with posts that keep the username that has been deleted, as per this add-on's option to leave the field blank, thus the posts retain the username?

    So if registered user 'Susan' deletes her account, after 100 posts, her account is removed... leaving available the username 'Susan' to be registered again. When the new 'Susan' registers, are there any association issues with the existing post data that is using that name?
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If the username attribution option is left blank it is handled in the same way as deleting a user from the admin cp.

    Their username remains in posts and they are marked as a guest. A bit like ragtek's posts here.

    There is nothing to stop a user from registering as Susan as there's no longer a user record with that username.

    The guest posts with a name of Susan remain as guest posts. This could cause some confusion, of course, but that's just one of those things that either has to be managed or like whyweprotest says, pop a forum username in the options and this will essentially anonymise all the posts and attribute them to a single account.
    Anthony Parsons likes this.
  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Sounds good... will give it a try. Added a little thanks to your developer hours.
    ArnyVee and whyweprotest like this.
  14. kankan

    kankan Active Member

    Nice addon.
    I made a test with a factice user and met this issue :
    After deletion demand, when logging out and trying to login again, Firefox displays a Redirection Error Message inviting me to check for cookies.
    (issue met on Chrome as well)

  15. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Clicking the "contact us" link just seems to refresh the page for me ? Is there a way for it to bring up the contact us overlay ?
  16. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Maybe the contact page needs to be negated in the code from becoming an error page, as many who utilise more effective captcha systems remove the contact us overlay and force it to be page loaded.
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  17. Michael

    Michael Active Member

    Does this clear out custom fields that have been filled in too? This addon sounds great, thanks!
  18. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Hi Chris, great work as always. One thing. I use a contact form under the syntax www.mysite.com/forms (liquidPro SimpleForms add-on) but isn't possible to use clicking the contact link in you add-on :)
    What can I do? :)

    Thanks! ;)
  19. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah I need to roll out a fix for that.

    Right now, my recommendation is to use an e-mail address. In the Admin CP set the contact URL as:


    I know it's not ideal, but I need a bit more time to make that a little better.
    Shelley likes this.
  20. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Take you time Chris :) I'll wait for an upgrade as soon you can :) Thank you :)

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