Deactivating An Account
Deactivating accounts is one thing we'd rather not do. Deactivating and
deleting an account is a rather permanent, heavy handed course of action.
So, let us propose a few common scenarios and solutions
- I'm going away for a while.
- 1) Unsubscribe from all your mailing lists so you don't go over quota
and miss personal mail or use [gforward] to redirect your mail to where
you will be going. If you were to delete the account, you should still
unsubscribe yourself so that mail won't bounce.
- I don't use/need the account anymore.
- Consider whether there are other benefits to your account that you
haven't discoverd and explored yet. We provide excellent access to community
information whether schedules or contacts, an avenue through which to make
friends and contribute to your community. If you really, really are sure
then a system admin can make your account invisible to the casual user
and disable the password.
- My name is changing.
- See Changing Your Name
- You are receiving recurring, unpleasant email.
- Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(902) 494-2449. Your privacy will be carefully respected and an
administrator will assess the situation and discuss a solution with you.
Don't let abusive or irresponsible users cut you off from your community.
- There are duplicate accounts in my name.
- Generally, we assign you the earlier (alphabetically first) of the
accounts and disable the latter. Send mail to office describing the two
duplicate accounts and which one you are using currently. We may be able
to transfer the account to an immediate family member when accompanied by
a signed user agreement and a cheque for membership (The extra processing
takes paid staff time).