D@ve wrote:Yes... I think the problem is, that most Admins here come from a technical background. They are running boards about IT, computers or other technical background.IMHO it is very hard if even impossible to convince someone to embrace one opinion if has a deep different experience.
In these kind of forum you register and if you don't bother any more you just stay away from the board.
BUT if you have a forum about emotional topics as religion, politics (sometimes even cars) it is completley different. Some people there get pi**ed off VERY quickly if others don't share their opinion. They write big long whiny martyr Post (or PN to the admin), where they complain that everybody is stupid, and noone understands them etc. etc. - I guess everyone of you knows this kind of user. But in a technical forum this is not that common. In a forum with an emotional topic you have this on a daily base.
I run a forum for musicians since 2002. Since then I deleted about 5 Users that didn't want their account.
In my forum about christianity we sometomes have 3 Users per day that want to be deleted. And the worst part is: After three weeks, the same people come back: "Sorry, I've reconsidered, please reactivate my account"
And as I said: We have a team member who is just manageing the delete stuff.
I know that you this is hard to follow, since you don't have this kind of problems in boards with non-emotinoal topics. But please understand, that it is a big issue for some of us.
*fullack* here in Germany it was a big discussion about "unsubscribing" from facebook. People where annoyed since they didn't finde the delete-Button (imo they were right). Privacy and "informational self-determination" is a big issue here.Anyway In my opinion it's not possible to understand how an admin can arrogate to him/herself the right to "force" users to stay registered
I absolutely agree with you. And hope that developers will add the feature of course with some options so everyone can set it up as needed.