How I can delete my account on OpenStreetMap?

asked 21 Sep '10, 11:28

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As the wiki says:

Contact a sysadmin, the sysadmin will disable your account and remove your details from the OpenStreetMap database. Your email address will usually be retained in the event that an OpenStreetMap sysadmin needs to contact you in the future.

If you have made any modifications or additions to OpenStreetMap, the sysadmin will ask you to license these under any future OpenStreetMap Licenses or to release as public domain.

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answered 21 Sep '10, 11:35

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OK. How do I contact a sysadmin ?

(02 Nov '10, 08:28) rmw

I clicked on the "wiki says" link in TomH's response, got to a list of administrators, and picked a few of them. Couldn't see a "send message to link.

(02 Nov '10, 08:31) rmw

We can see that this one is getting more complex. Maybe the wiki-page could be edited by "those who know":

One of the sysadmins could add that bit of information on how to contact them officially.

But then it occured to me that leaving OSM is still not entirely clear. If somebody leaves for neutral reasons, fine.

Yet, if somebody is possibly frustrated or whatever, what if he or she does not grant automatic license upgrades nor wants to release into the public domain?:

  • No can delete account?
  • Contributions will be erased?
  • Will be forced into some default license?
(03 Nov '10, 20:37) Screentoosmall

How can i contact a sys amdin?

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answered 29 Oct '12, 10:18

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The wiki currently says "Send an email to the support address and an administrator will disable your account". I'd do that.

(29 Oct '12, 10:35) SomeoneElse ♦

You should e-mail the support e-mail address, as mentioned in https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FAQ#How_can_I_close_my_account.3F

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