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Can someone please delete my account?

  1. Oct 22, 2008 #1
    I would like to close my account on here, can someone please advise me how to do so.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    We don't, in general, close accounts without good reason. I can, however, ban you if you want.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #3
    But it is my account... I opened it, I should be allowed to close it...
    Any other forum would respect the wishes of its user in a matter such as this, and what I am asking does not impede the forum at all...

    If for some reason you can't find anyway to delete it, I would rather not be banned thanks.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 #4

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    When you open an account here, you agree to adhere to the PF rules (which you agreed to when you signed up, and are displayed in the link "rules" above).

    If you don't wish to post here anymore, then just don't post!
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 #5
    Well it is ridiculous that you force people to still hold an account on here. What a friendly place! Is it just so you can get member numbers? Anyway, Cristo, thanks for pointing that out to me have a nice day :)
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 #6

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    What do you want to accomplish by having your account deleted, as opposed to simply not using it any more?
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 #7
    Not getting in trouble from my uni tutor for asking for help with assignment questions...
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 #8

    cristo

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    This is one reason why we don't delete accounts. We do not encourage students to cheat, and allowing accounts to be deleted once they have received help would be giving such encouragement!!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 #9
    Cristo, thanks, but please don't jump to conculsions and accuse me of something I have not done. I HAVE NOT CHEATED IN ANY WAY AND DID NOT INTEND TO USE THIS FORUM FOR THAT. If you look at my previous posts you would realise that! I have only ever asked for help with questions that I have attempted and done most of the work for. Even then, the responses I did recieve were not necessarily helpful! My tutor merely warned me that others have been accused of cheating by using such forums, thus why I want to clear my name account etc of any association so there is no way that will happen to me even though I have not actually recieved answers on here. The tone of your response sounds like you want to push me off here anyway! unbelievable that this has caused such a fuss.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 #10

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    Whether you were cheating or not is a matter for your academic institution to decide and is not the primary issue here. If you are accused of cheating then your academic institution may visit PF and view all your previous post and decide whether you were cheating. However, if PF were to delete your account, then your academic institution has no way to decide if you were actually cheating on not. In this was, PF could be seen to be condoning cheating.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you obey your institution's guidelines on assignments, we cannot enforce guidelines imposed by individual institutions since we have no knowledge of what they are! If you were unsure as to whether help was permitted you should have enquired with your instructor before posting here:
    If you are innocent as you say you are, then you have nothing to worry about as your instructor can come here and see that you weren't cheating.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 #11

    cristo

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    This is what I meant, however Hootenanny said it more succinctly.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 #12

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    Along the lines of what Hoot mentioned, I'd recommend showing one's tutor one's post on PF, and perhaps getting approval of one's tutor or institution to use PF as needed.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 #13

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    Your university tutor? Exactly how would he or she penalize you? There are many ways of cheating , in fact university tutors do give you the answers to homework in a sense by arriving at the answers with you - I used to be one - giving and getting answers to homework questions is technically not the issue. You are not in grade school anymore right? Your grade is going to depend mostly on tests. TAs and professors do not reprimand you for getting answers online except for the point that you are not going to learn anything and thus are not going to do well on tests. Keep your account here ... you may need it in the future.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 #14

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    Hi cmcc3119! :smile:

    Some other forums are like that, but PF is not.

    Your tutor should look at PF, and particularly the 1. 2. 3. homework format, and praise PF for its ethical policy.

    I suspect this is just your tutor's personal opinion, and that if you go higher up you will find that your uni has no such policy. :smile:
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 #15

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  17. Oct 22, 2008 #16

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    :bugeye: That's ridiculous! I'd LOVE to see my students coming here for study help. If you follow our guidelines, show your own efforts first, and only receive guidance, not answers, on assignments or problem sets for which you are allowed to ask for additional help, then there should be no reason to worry about using our homework forums. Many of us here ARE educators, and understand why this is a problem on other forums, and that's why we're so strict about the guidelines here.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 #17

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    I'd say that we'd have to know more. He says that *he* personally didn't post answers, but it doesn't say that answers weren't posted. I'm sure there is much more to this.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2008 #18

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    Offtopic (seemingly), but want to let the powers that be know that I'm playing around with bug**not accounts for a bit to check stuff out (eg. make sure all the recommended accounts are already banned, etc.). Hope I don't get myself banned in the process.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2008 #19
    Heh heh, I know what that censored word says, but oddly the censoring makes it look as if it says something dirty when it doesn't.
     
  21. Dec 3, 2008 #20

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    I try to check them on a regular basis and catch any that haven't already given themselves away. Obviously, some got through recently when I wasn't checking, but they're gone now...it was time for them to bug OFF. :biggrin:
     
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