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We should let people delete their own accounts. This is a basic feature expected on Websites nowadays. This will also remove the burden from webmasters team having to delete accounts manually.
Enable 'delete own account' permission for authenticated users Update relevant docs to clarify how people can delete their account
- Setup Jenkins job to automatically clean up sub-site accounts for accounts deleted on D.o
For years, we've never deleted accounts, even when people requested it.
This is no longer tenable, I think. Even facebook offers a way to delete your data. And it is actually a legal requirement over here that you as website owner provide a possibility for users to delete their accounts.
That we don't have such a possibility atm is that we are concerned about loss of valuable content. We'd need to keep content when a user deletes the account.