13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2008 9:58 AM by ali brown
TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
I would like to delete my account.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhone
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Hello TexanMan05!

    Discussions can't be deleted. Just stop using it.

    ali b
  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Just seems hard to believe you cannot delete your account. Without starting a fuss, I would just like to delete my email and account (private information) from Apple.
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    Your account will simply go dormant and eventually be archived. There really is no way to delete it absolutely.







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  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Not the best that could be done to delete an account, but thanks I think (thanks for helping atleast)
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Hello Again TexanMan05!

    Go to My Info.
    Log in to whichever of your Apple IDs, you wish to remove the info from.
    From the 6 selections, try to remove or change whatever info you wish.
    Most of the text fields cannot be left blank though.

    After you quit using the account, it's posts will be archived. What that means is, that if there are no additional responses in the Threads they reside in, the Topics will get continually pushed down on the Topics list. After a certain amount of time, maybe 2 to 6 months, the Threads will be locked, so no responses can be entered. But the Threads will not disappear.
    Threads in heavily trafficked Forums, may be archived more rapidly than those in areas, with less activity.

    The Topics that you started using the account, will show your Alias, in the Author field of a main forum page, but eventually, readers will have to keep going to the succeeding pages to view them.

    If someone were to do a Discussions Search, using these parameters:

    Restrict by Category or Forum: All Categories
    Restrict by Date Range: All
    Restrict by Username: The Alias Of The Account

    all of the posts, created since about 11/13/05, would be found.

    ali b
  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    The dilemma is that I use the AppleID for iTunes, but I want to get a different user name. Is there a way to change your user name. I want to use my email on that account, for a different user name. I went and it will not let me change the email.
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    You can change your name by simply opening a new account, choosing a new user name and filling in all the information, using the email account you want.







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  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Texan,

    "Is there a way to change your user name."
    If you mean the Alias, no.

    In which account, did you try to change the Email Address?
    You should be able to use the same Email Address, in both accounts, I think.

    ali b
  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    WHat I am trying to do is get rid of this user name and make a different one, but use my Apple ID.
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Texan,

    You can't get rid of it.
    Refer to My Previous Reply
    As Miriam posted, just create a new Apple ID.

    To create a new account,

    Log out of Discussions. Delete the Apple Cookies in your browser preferences. Then follow either of these instructions.

    -How Do I Create My Account?
    If you haven't signed up for an Apple ID for the Apple Store or AppleCare Support website (or forgot your old one), you can create a new account on the My Info webpage. Just click the "create one" link on the right side of the My Info page. Choose your country location and preferred language from the appropriate pop-up menus, then click Create Account. In the resulting page, enter a unique name (such as your email address) in the Apple ID field and fill in your other relevant information accordingly (fields marked with * are required). Click Continue to complete the process.

    -To register, click Login in the sidebar on the right side of the Discussions page. In the resulting page, click the "create one" link at the bottom of the page, then click "create one" in the subsequent page and follow the instructions to create an Apple ID. For more information, see the Apple ID FAQ page.

    Those instructions, and more info, can also be viewed by clicking on ? Help & Terms of Use, in the right column of Discussions pages.

    ali b
  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Ok thanks. I know how to do all that. An Apple ID and a discussion alias (theres the word I was looking for!) are different. I want to keep my current Apple ID but choose a different Alias.
  • TexanMan05 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    . Had to do this to mark it unanswered
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Texan,

    As I previously posted, you cannot change an Alias on an account.
    The only way to get a different Alias is to create a new Apple ID.

    And Thank You, for extending the courtesy, of awarding in  Discussions, as this is not a requirement, nor mandatory, but is much appreciated!

    ali b