rjnq, on 29 July 2011 - 07:36 AM, said:
I don't want to be a full member, I actually never wanted to join in the first place, but was simply trying to comment on an article, and am sorry I ever did. I won't make that mistake again. I'd like my account deleted.
Unfortunately, the PCWorld article comment system uses the forum system for all comments. So, when you make a comment, you are actually posting to the forum and then the comment system "reflects" those posts as comments on the article page. And for this to work, you must have an account....either one that you create yourself or one that is automatically created for you if you use another login "service" such as Facebook Connect.
So, yes, you did not know that and, yes, you do not like it. While it might be harsh, all I can say is life is not fair...get over it and move on.
And as several others have already said, PCWorld does not delete accounts as a standard rule. You are certainly free to continue to gripe about it here if it makes you feel better, but it probably ain't gonna change a thing. Yes, that sucks, but I will refer back to my comment just above.
If you really want any remote chance of getting your account deleted, then try PMing bcappel
. While I suspect that you will get the same answer as I and other have offered, since he is the one who deals with the forum and can do what you want (none of the rest of can even if we wanted to...even the moderators), he would be your only chance and might decide to make an exception if you ask politely and respectfully ("you catch more bees with honey" as the saying goes).
Assuming that the answer remains "no", then as other have stated, just abandon your account. As long as you don't fill out any information in your public profile on the forums, no one will ever know whose account this is. We cannot see any personal information for the account unless you enter it into your public profile. And if it is a concern about getting spam email from PCWorld or others, then you should be albe turn all email notifications off. The forums themselves only send you email notifications for topics or forums that you "watch". If the "third party" login process also creates you a general PCWorld website accounts as well (don't know if it does or not), then you might get other emails through that, but they can be turned off as well (I turned them off a long time ago).
End result, if that you should have no impact from the account unless you WANT to have impact from it (i.e. actively use it).