I would ideally like to completely remove my account from this website since I have not been able to stop the promo emails for many months, and have not been able to find a way to remove my account. I find this almost insulting and it makes me think this site is nothing but a spam machine (sorry to be rude, I'm sure everyone here is super friendly, but stopping automated emails and removing an account should be EASILY accessible options for any website that requires registration).
Can someone please help me? GET ME OFF THIS WEBSITE!!!
This is a problem that has been encountered by virtually every forum-type website in existence, and many have found reasonable ways to allow account deletion. Giving a lengthy explanation about why you're unable to do it is like spitting in my face.
I have nothing against keeping my posts on the site, even with my username attached to it. But I want my personal information (my account, including my email address) out of your databases.
If you can't grant me that courtesy, then for pete's sake fix the bug you have with the radio button in preferences to stop the spam.
Anthony Rowlands wrote:I have gone to My Profile -> Preferences and checked the "No" radio button for "May JavaRanch send you occasional email notices...." many months ago and still I receive promo emails (which are little more than spam).
Hmm, that would be a bug if that's how it's behaving. But I would have expected many more complaints if such a basic thing was broken. Can you tell us which emails you have received (after setting that radio button to "No") and how many of those? Just trying to figure out what might be wrong.
On Oct. 3, I received an email titled "October JavaRanch Journal." Here are the first few lines of the email:
The CodeRanch Journal October 2011
Howdy from everyone at the Ranch!
This month's journal has a sponsor!
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And the last few lines, which after navigating thru a few links, tells me to unsubscribe through My Profile -> Preferences as I previously mentioned:
Jeanne Boyarsky works as a Java Developer for a bank in New York City. She'd write a longer bio but is currently captivated by the free Stanford class experiment ai-class. With 30K+ students the community is amazing.
All this, and much, much, more, on javaranch.com.
If you do not want to get these newsletters, see here: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/Journal
Let's be honest. This is spam.
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