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  1. #1
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    help! where's the exit! Or How to Deactivate a SwellInfo forum account

    People often ask the mods to delete their accounts; but I’ve yet to see that happen. However, if you wish to stop posting on SI, but are like me and have an addictive personality and can’t control yourself around a keyboard, an open bar, set waves and a host of other fun things then here’s an easy way to “delete” your account.

    1.Go to your profile page, you can get there by clicking on your name or Click on the Settings link, it’s near the top right as that’s where we are headed.
    2.Once the Settings page loads there will be a left Nav Bar, under the “My Account” section there will be a link titled “Edit Email & Password”. Click on that .
    3.Enter your current password
    4.Edit your current email address. Put in any junk address that is properly formatted, like ChuckYouFarley@iquit.net or YouGuysSuck@IhateThisPlace.com. The software SI uses for the forum doesn’t validate the new email address, unlike when you first signed up. This is so you can’t recover your password. It’s like when you throw a package of cigarettes in the garbage, an hour later you’ll be digging in dirty baby diapers and coffee grounds. This way you flush it down the toilet.
    5.Click the Save Changes button. This takes you back to the Settings page again.
    6.Once again there will be a left Nav Bar, under the “My Account” section there will be a link titled “Edit Email & Password”. Click on that, this time we’re going to put the final nail in the coffin.
    7.Enter your current password
    8.Now, open up a notepad application and type a random string of letters and numbers in it, more than 8 characters and less than 12 (I think those are the site requirements). Copy the string into the New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
    9.Close the notepad instance without saving.
    10.This is it. Click the Save Changes button.
    11.Click the logout button. (You’ll must likely get an error that says, “An error occurred while attempting to log you out. Please click here.” Click here, I mean there, you know what I mean.
    12.After the “All cookies cleared!” page loads click on the "return to site forum" link.
    13.Clear your internet cookies, cache, history and clipboard.

    You will no longer be able to login into that nor recover the password. For all intensive porpoises you have deactivated your account. If you choose to take this route, please, in grand old SwellInfo fashion, please write us a good bye letter. Those are the best.

    There’s a lot of BS on this site, there’s a lot of cool stuff too. I like it, but it’s not for everyone. It’s all good.

    One of my favorite SwellInfo posts:
    http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showt...994#post144994

    And one of my favorite quotes:
    "my sh!t is further down the line cupcake"
    -Atantic0

    Right up there with "Kook confetti". That one goes through my mind quite often while surfing in some decent waves and looking at the impact zone after a set comes through.

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    This should be stickied at the top of the forum.

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    Bump, for AtanticO.

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    This is a Public Service Announcement brought to by our sponsor Gaffalicious Inc. ltd. Global.

    Definitely sticky material here!

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    I love a solid good bye post, lemme get my popcorn ready...

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    I just want to apologize to my wife, Nancy, for the Jessica Hahn bathtub incident. It was stupid and I'll never do anything like that again. And I love you and I'll never do anything like that again. I'm very sorry and I'm very sincere...please don't make a mockery out of this.

    I'm serious and I'm not trying to bring the show down, but I just wanted to apologize........ I'm serious...........Thank you............................................... ........I'm done Howard.

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    Gaff, please don't go!

    Free ZGaff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koki Barrels View Post
    Gaff, please don't go!

    Free ZGaff!
    He ain't leaving, man.

    Ahh man, now everytime someone wants to deactivate, the excuse will be that ZaGaf's process was too complicated............or I would have left......I was going to do.......I'll do it........you watch me.....I'll leave.......I'll never come back............I'll do it..........You just watch me.......

    Hey, what does Koki Barrels mean, Koki Barrels? I always meant to ax you that. I know what barrels are, but the Koki part has got me stumped.

    Hey what do you call a girl with one leg? Stumped !! AHHHH OMG, that was sheer genius..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    I know what barrels are, but the Koki part has got me stumped.

    Hey what do you call a girl with one leg? Stumped !! AHHHH OMG, that was sheer genius..........
    You call her Hip Hop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Hey, what does Koki Barrels mean, Koki Barrels? I always meant to ax you that. I know what barrels are, but the Koki part has got me stumped.
    When in Maui, drive East on the road to Hana, turn at the field with the cow with the big bell around his neck and you find the sweet beachbreak i named myself after.beach-hotel-hana-maui-v415936-1600.jpg



    Gaff, you are the man! A true SI Legend. And you will sorely be missed here. If i ever make it out to your neck of the woods, we're def paddling out and drinking some brews, brother!

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