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As you know, 3DSPlaza has been around for at least 9 years. Within that time, many users had grown up using 3DSPlaza and moved on.
For the past few years, the amount of activity had decreased. As users had matured, got more powerful devices & utilised more modern services such as Discord and Twitter.

In more recent years, users have wanted to have their accounts deleted. Usually, it would mean using Deleter 3000. Deleter 3000 is a forum spam removal tool. It is very limited in terms of what it removes and it results in a permanent ban rather than what the user really wants. Sure, many posts are removed and their account is no longer viewable to the usual public. It might be just about what needs doing. However, it is not the proper way of fulfilling such requests.

Some of the reasons for wanting to remove an account:
- No longer want to be associated with the website
- No longer using the website and so are wanting to keep things cleaner in regards to where data is being stored
- Rather not have username (current or past) bring up certain websites -- i.e. embarrassing past posts
- Security concerns -- would prefer having as much information removed as possible

Regarding the last point: yes, 3DSPlaza has not exactly been made with the best of practices even for the time. Hope you are not reusing passwords.
But further to the point. With those points and article 17 of GDPR ("right to be forgotten"‚Äč) in mind, there is something that has recently been in the works that I would like to announce.

As of 26th July 2020, a new option named 'delete account' is shown on the profile edit page. This leads to a powerful account removal tool that will go above and beyond in removing any posts made under or towards your account, regardless of where those posts were published throughout the website.

Account Removal tool (asks for confirmation): http://3dsplaza.com/members/delete_account.php

As for where you can find users who used to be very active and have been on this website for a long time, Lani had made a good write up that includes an invite link for the Discord server. Thread 83831

Posted on 2020-07-26 04:53:34 by NodePoint

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