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sethnintendo said:

So everyone here that says he should just stop logging don't give a shit about being in control of their personal data. To ask someone to go back and edit all their posts to nothing is overbearing to the user. A simple delete profile isn't asking for much. I'm going to look into EU online rights law more even though I'm not even European because frankly this seems to be in violation.

How would you like it if Facebook or any other shit social media site said nope sorry can't delete your posts, pics or profile?

...and your goal is what, exactly? To attempt to get VGChartz fined or shutdown (because you realize, any fine Brett would have to payout would likely be the end of the website). We're not Facebook, that should be plainly obvious.

Also, in case you are new to the internet, you should understand that anything you post (whether here, or Facebook, or Twitter, or anywhere) is permanent, no matter how much "scrubbing" is done. That's why people are able to dig up old Twitter or Facebook posts, even long after those posts and profiles have been deleted.

So please - allow me to be the first one to introduce to you how the internet works: If you upload a picture or post something to a forum (any forum), your data is permanently etched in the land of www, forever. That's why I always tell my kids to be careful what you say or do on the internet, because those posts will follow you around for the rest of your life - and my kids fully understand this concept, for the record...



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TalonMan said:

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So please - allow me to be the first one to introduce to you how the internet works: If you upload a picture or post something to a forum (any forum), your data is permanently etched in the land of www, forever. That's why I always tell my kids to be careful what you say or do on the internet, because those posts will follow you around for the rest of your life - and my kids fully understand this concept, for the record...

Aw man, why didn't anyone tell me this sooner? I got into trouble:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240131



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ktay95 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Since permabanning someone takes effort and just, you know, avoiding a site doesn't, I'd say yes. There's just not much of an argument to having to perm someone who could just not log in. If that isn't something one can do, then they must not really want to leave the site.

That said, maybe in the future The Mods and Admins could agree on adding a 'Delete Profile' feature.

how fucking hard is it to click a few buttons to permaban someone versus say somebody having an addiction and telling them "just dont visit the site lol"

10/10 logic 🙃

yeah and im sure the guy attempting to quit smoking for the 8th time and failing doesnt want to quit smoking does he

You can disagree with the idea of not Permabanning someone (still not honoring them ), but your tone is unnecessary. 

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FloatingWaffles said:
Ka-pi96 said:

I can confirm from personal experience that this doesn't actually work.

damn, what did you do lmao, post porn? call someone out? or what 

Mostly called people out. Did post a picture of a vagina head too though.



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axumblade said:
CGI-Quality said:
We no longer honor Perma requests. :P

Just log off and forget the site exists!

Or do like a member from years ago and change the password (and email I think?) so the temptation isn't there. I know there are ways around that but it makes it more difficult and less worth the effort to some. 

When I wanted a break from the site 7-8 years ago, I just changed my password to random letters and numbers.



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TalonMan said:
sethnintendo said:

So everyone here that says he should just stop logging don't give a shit about being in control of their personal data. To ask someone to go back and edit all their posts to nothing is overbearing to the user. A simple delete profile isn't asking for much. I'm going to look into EU online rights law more even though I'm not even European because frankly this seems to be in violation.

How would you like it if Facebook or any other shit social media site said nope sorry can't delete your posts, pics or profile?

...and your goal is what, exactly? To attempt to get VGChartz fined or shutdown (because you realize, any fine Brett would have to payout would likely be the end of the website). We're not Facebook, that should be plainly obvious.

Also, in case you are new to the internet, you should understand that anything you post (whether here, or Facebook, or Twitter, or anywhere) is permanent, no matter how much "scrubbing" is done. That's why people are able to dig up old Twitter or Facebook posts, even long after those posts and profiles have been deleted.

So please - allow me to be the first one to introduce to you how the internet works: If you upload a picture or post something to a forum (any forum), your data is permanently etched in the land of www, forever. That's why I always tell my kids to be careful what you say or do on the internet, because those posts will follow you around for the rest of your life - and my kids fully understand this concept, for the record...

If a fine that's based on an actual law would be the end of the site, wouldn't it be prudent to to do stuff to prevent it from happening? I believe antagonizing the person who would be responsible for that is pretty much the opposite one should do.



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vivster said:
TalonMan said:

...and your goal is what, exactly? To attempt to get VGChartz fined or shutdown (because you realize, any fine Brett would have to payout would likely be the end of the website). We're not Facebook, that should be plainly obvious.

Also, in case you are new to the internet, you should understand that anything you post (whether here, or Facebook, or Twitter, or anywhere) is permanent, no matter how much "scrubbing" is done. That's why people are able to dig up old Twitter or Facebook posts, even long after those posts and profiles have been deleted.

So please - allow me to be the first one to introduce to you how the internet works: If you upload a picture or post something to a forum (any forum), your data is permanently etched in the land of www, forever. That's why I always tell my kids to be careful what you say or do on the internet, because those posts will follow you around for the rest of your life - and my kids fully understand this concept, for the record...

If a fine that's based on an actual law would be the end of the site, wouldn't it be prudent to to do stuff to prevent it from happening? I believe antagonizing the person who would be responsible for that is pretty much the opposite one should do.

There's a great deal of misinformation in this thread (and frankly, all over the internet) about the EU law - and while I don't pretend to be an expert (or even educated on the topic, any higher than "101 Level" knowledge), there is so much that is totally misunderstood (both because of the cryptic wording bandied throughout the rules themselves and just a general lack of understanding of technology) that I feel I should at least point out some of what I do know:

 - First of all, the VGChartz server is based out of the US - but in reality, that doesn't matter all that much because the EU law covers the PEOPLE not the HARDWARE (specifically, people visiting the site who happen to live in the EU).

 - Forums (in general) fall into a very grey area - the "right to be forgotten" section revolves specifically around "personal data" (and this is where things become murky). Websites like Facebook (who are the true targets of laws like this, not some community forum like VGChartz) have OODLES of personal identifying data points everywhere - because of this (and because anything you post on FB can be tied directly back to that personally identifying material and is readily available - see: Cambridge Analytica scandal), a person has the right to have their privacy protected and to have all of that data deleted (even though, as I already pointed out, anything you post on the internet is there FOREVER regardless of how thorough FB might be in their deletes - so thinking your privacy is protected because you asked them for a delete, is a complete myth)

 - VGChartz does NOT house or force you to maintain any personal identifiers, except for an email address during the registration process - but that email is NOT exposed anywhere, so there is no way for anybody to tie your posts back to a person.

 - A case could be made (and, in fact, HAS been made) that an IP Address is a personally identifying data point - but beyond IP Bans, VGChartz does not store or maintain IP Addresses. We do track them temporarily while you're actively browsing the site - but once you logoff for a few hours, those tables are refreshed and that marker goes away.

So now, we turn to the core of this entire debate: How much time should a lone developer dedicate towards some abstract maintenance - forcing a ton of grunt work building something that:

 - in all likelihood doesn't even apply
 - is an exercise in overkill
 - and has a high probability of creating data integrity issues

Change your email, log off, click the "Forgot Password" (which will generate a random and completely unmemorable password, and email it to you), and be done with it. Allow me to continue investing my limited time into enhancements that actually attempt to improve your experience on the website, rather than wasting it by trying to satisfy the one or two people who seem to feign an obsessive view of protecting their privacy on hobby website that contains almost zero personal identifiable information, while they expose their entire life story on other social media websites...