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21-Apr-2012, 03:35 PM #1
Talking Free at last! Free at last!! (With apologies to M.L.K.)
To let everybody here, and the rest of the world know, I have deleted my Facebook account. I actually feel a sense of freedom.

If anybody has anything to say to me they can say it here, to my face or by e-mail...

...and I don't give a flying fig how many people "like this"!!!

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21-Apr-2012, 04:09 PM #2
Just to confirm, you did actually delete as opposed to deactivate the account, didn't you?
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21-Apr-2012, 04:23 PM #3
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Just to confirm, you did actually delete as opposed to deactivate the account, didn't you?
Yes, "delete" it was!
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21-Apr-2012, 04:34 PM #4
I have a fb account but never use it
deleted thanks for the heads up Jim
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21-Apr-2012, 04:34 PM #5
Congrats!!
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21-Apr-2012, 04:54 PM #6
I actually KILLED mine a long time ago. There was killer program on the net called Seppukoo (a phonetic variation of seppuku, the Japanese ritual suicide) that completely wiped anyone using it off any social network. That means no trace left whatsoever, something that even deleting FB does not achieve completely. I believe its efficiency because FB blocked it completely shortly afterwards.

Got there just in time.
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21-Apr-2012, 04:57 PM #7
I don't get it, how did you get your account deleted?

I thought you could only deactivate it?
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21-Apr-2012, 04:59 PM #8
click the delete link in post 2
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21-Apr-2012, 05:03 PM #9
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click the delete link in post 2
whoops missed that link lol

cool never knew that. Always thought you was tied in with them . Doubt many people know tbh.
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21-Apr-2012, 05:12 PM #10
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I don't get it, how did you get your account deleted?

I thought you could only deactivate it?
Go to this facebook page:

https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contac...delete_account

It'll interject you login window first but, once done, you should get there.


follow the steps of password email etc. and enter of captcha code and click ok.

Then do not enter (login) to your FB account for at least 14 days (because that will reactivate it). Try after 21 days and you should come up complete blank.
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21-Apr-2012, 05:14 PM #11
Not many people know that. It's one of the biggest privacy gripes people have about them (other than all the other ones).

I haven't tested this (I want to keep my account) but apparently there is a faster way of doing it too. Reset your birthday to anything that makes you seem like an 8 year old, and they'll wipe you off the site within 48 hours.
If anyone tries this I'd be very interested to know the result.
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21-Apr-2012, 05:15 PM #12
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Then do not enter (login) to your FB account for at least 14 days (because that will reactivate it). Try after 21 days and you should come up complete blank.
You have to be a bit more careful than that. Any site activity, including "like" buttons or "log in with facebook" options on external websites will automatically stop the deletion.

And that reminds me, I should really add some screenshots to the library guide on the topic.
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21-Apr-2012, 05:32 PM #13
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You have to be a bit more careful than that. Any site activity, including "like" buttons or "log in with facebook" options on external websites will automatically stop the deletion.
Indeed. Thanks for adding that.

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And that reminds me, I should really add some screenshots to the library guide on the topic.
good idea

Incidentally, checking that link brought my track blocker telling me that FB would track me thru an abundance of sites (if they weren't blocked). For those that don't know this, if one really gets to hate FB (or anyone else), getting a tracking blocker could be a good idea. I had mine installed barely 15 minutes and already had nearly 200 attempts (foiled) at the time. Not simply facebook, everybody.
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21-Apr-2012, 08:39 PM #14
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To let everybody here, and the rest of the world, I have deleted my Facebook account. I actually feel a sense of freedom.

If anybody has anything to say to me they can say it here, to my face or by e-mail...

...and I don't give a flying fig how many people "like this"!!!
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21-Apr-2012, 09:57 PM #15
I enjoy my FB account!
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