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Just wondering what happens

Discussion in 'Ask Peter' started by At home in NZ, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    When an LC member withdraws for whatever reason, although I am thinking in terms of death, what happens to their account? I assume their Ancestors are removed from the LC site and the member's profile is deactivated. But, what happens to all their contributions to the forum, do they remain within the discussions complete with their avatar?
     
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    The forum software does not allow posts to be removed when a member leaves (because in most cases they will be referenced in responses from other users), but I think the avatar would be replaced by a generic graphic.

    However if a LostCousins account is closed all of the data is lost, including any connections that had been made. Members are encouraged to enter the email address of a beneficiary on their My Details page - there's usually someone who will be prepared to safeguard the research for the benefit of future generations, even if they are not planning to actively continue it.
     
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