What you cannot do yourself is delete your 'account' here. there isn't really any such thing. This is because it messes up the boards. Hundreds of threads could be messed up. Threads in which lots of other members have taken lots of time and effort to contribute to as well as you. If a member's posts are suddenly taken out of a thread, then it may not make sense any more. And multiply this by another 100 threads the leaving member wants posts deleted from.. then you have a very, very messy board with lots of threads that are no longer readable.
If you want to leave because you decide this site is no longer for you. We warmly wish you well. All you have to do is clear out your profile and just, well, don't log in again ? Simple as that.
If you ARE in some sort of predicament that means that you need your account hidden or changed in order that there is nothing to identify you onsite anymore ( for instance if you have a stalker or a jealous partner etc etc).. Clear everything out you can and contact the admin asap. He can change things so your previous 'incarnation' here is completely scrambled, yet leaves the posts intact under a random anonymous name.
Once again though, for most, if you want to leave. Please, no more endless pm's to the admins and the mods asking to 'delete' accounts. Just clear out your profile area and don't log in again !
You post voluntarily on a public forum and once you do that then it's in the public domain. While members own and are responsible for the content of a post, by posting they grant the forum (in most cases) a non-revokable license to publish/display that post. <--- current legal understanding.
Edited by sheenchen, 13 December 2011 - 01:33 PM.