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Is it possible to delete an account by geocaching HQ? I would like to have a name of an account which is not used for more then 10 years and has 0 founds.

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I feel this depends on who gets your mail.   I asked for similar, almost the same as I have now, belonging to an inactive no finds/hides account.

It was explained that it's an account, and they may join soon.  About a year later I saw a brand-new member with that name...

Stop back and tell folks what happened.  Thanks.  :)

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42 minutes ago, team appeltern said:

Is it possible to delete an account by geocaching HQ? I would like to have a name of an account which is not used for more then 10 years and has 0 founds.

Why?

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43 minutes ago, team appeltern said:

which is not used for more then 10 years and has 0 founds

 

I think this may be possible,  IF no account activity at all.  You can't see if the account has logged dnfs, or write note or even an archived unpublished cache page.

 

I believe that from time to time now a sweep of unused, untouched accounts is done.  If the username you want is close to being swept, maybe you can have it.

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5 minutes ago, TmdAndGG said:

Why?

Because i would like to have that name.

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Just now, TmdAndGG said:

Why?

 

For me, it was simple. 

I had a name in mind, something I've been called for many years, but that unused-for-many-years account was taken by another.

I couldn't get that name I really wanted,  simply because someone "did it first".

 

We see a bunch like that, type in a name on "find another player", and besides the one you looked at, there's a dozen "close" with no finds/hides.

 - Sock accounts in the waiting...

 

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Ok, I get it. Here's another good thread for the problem. If you don't want to wait indefinitely, try variations of the name you want.

 

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I asked HQ by email for my problem and they changed my name to what I wanted. So after ten years I've got the name I wanted, big applause to HQ :D

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