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Remove the switch that disables account removal

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NanoSector:
Hi there.

Yes, bug report. Not feature request, bug report.

My friend and me have been searching in the law for certain problems amongst websites.
While searching we found that it is illegal to forbid people to delete their accounts in some countries (not all).
There is a switch in SMF that disables the account removal, thus forbidding people to remove their accounts.

This piece of law will get to more countries anytime soon, so I think it's a good idea to remove the switch now so SMF doesn't get in trouble.

Kryzen:
Couldn't agree more. :) Disallowing someone to remove their personal information is rude, offensive and BS. Within a few years/months/whatever there will be a law created by the EU that disallows disallowing the removal of personal information. It would be great, awesome and fantastic to see that switch removed.

emanuele:

--- Quote from: Yoshi2889 on March 31, 2012, 03:51:03 PM ---While searching we found that it is illegal to forbid people to delete their accounts in some countries (not all).
There is a switch in SMF that disables the account removal, thus forbidding people to remove their accounts.

--- End quote ---
But there is also the permission that allows admin to allow remove accounts.
So if in a country the law asks you to give this permission you can use it, if not you are free...am I wrong?

NanoSector:

--- Quote from: emanuele on March 31, 2012, 04:05:48 PM ---
--- Quote from: Yoshi2889 on March 31, 2012, 03:51:03 PM ---While searching we found that it is illegal to forbid people to delete their accounts in some countries (not all).
There is a switch in SMF that disables the account removal, thus forbidding people to remove their accounts.

--- End quote ---
But there is also the permission that allows admin to allow remove accounts.
So if in a country the law asks you to give this permission you can use it, if not you are free...am I wrong?

--- End quote ---
Some websites in the countires with this law still forbid it. And I highly disagree with these.

People are free to keep their information private if they want to. They should NEVER be forbidden to remove their accounts; let them remove their accounts + posts if they see the need to do so.

IchBin™:
That's the whole point in having the option though. For those places that need to allow it, they can. For those that don't need to allow it, and don't want to allow it, they can do that too.

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