Add Account Deletion


Please include a standard feature for the user to delete his forum account. Also, changing the username becomes impossible after a certain number of messages were posted, as far as I know.

This, combined, makes it impossible for the user to not leave digital traces. In many countries, it is legally granted to people to request the erasure of their personal data. For example, here is EU regulation.

This feature already exists.

However, you can only delete your account when it is new. See the relevant site settings to adjust those thresholds.


None of the regulations require deletion or anonymization to be self-service, so the self service options are locked out after they would become disruptive to the community.

You can ask the forum administrators to delete your account, but they may respond by anonymizing it instead.

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Thanks for the replies.

From your words I can understand that the mechanism of Discourse is such that it is impossible to delete users’ accounts without breaking the whole thing.

In addition, it’s not possible to change the username.

That’s just not right. Users are not even warned about this when they sign up.

No, that’s not correct.

This is also not correct.