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From: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-20 1:06 PM 
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From: kizmet1Jun-20 3:04 PM 
To: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 13) 
 638.2 in reply to 638.1 
Very interesting. I have read of this happening to unknown people.
Is it possible FB thinks they are "helping" survivors by deleting their loved one's accounts?
I never joined FB so I don't know how it works.
 

 
From: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-20 3:14 PM 
To: kizmet1  (3 of 13) 
 638.3 in reply to 638.2 

They are not know for being a caring entity. It’s more likely a purge if inactive accounts to free up space. 

I posted it because your online life is something to be taken into consideration when you are making arrangements. 

 

 
From: kizmet1Jun-20 5:10 PM 
To: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 13) 
 638.4 in reply to 638.3 
How sad. When a loved one dies copying FB pages are probably the last thing the family thinks about.
Be nice if FB would post a banner about this topic.
 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-20 5:16 PM 
To: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 13) 
 638.5 in reply to 638.3 

I don't know. I know of two people close to me who died and still have accounts years later. They serve as kind of a memorial site now. I suspect someone requested the account be closed.

 
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From: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-22 1:19 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 13) 
 638.6 in reply to 638.5 

Marci (marcinmin) said...

I suspect someone requested the account be closed.

Could be, that is what Facebook is claiming.

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 10:14 AM 
To: random gibberish (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 13) 
 638.7 in reply to 638.1 

A few notes on this:

(1) EVERY person needs a will.  The will should be drafted by a lawyer (not done online or with forms).  For most people it costs a few hundred at most.  Besides making sure assets go to the right heirs at minimal expense, and also protecting minor children by naming guardians, a will gives an executor authority to act for an estate, which includes the right to deal with digital assets and accounts like Facebook or Delphi (as well as things like online banking).

(2) Delphi will track a member's written instructions for their accounts and also owned forums.  Email any requests to walthowe@delphiforums.com, gunter@delphiforums.com or post them conspicuously in an owned forum.

(3) Re Facebook, see this article:  How to Delete a Deceased Loved One's Facebook Page - NBC4 ... NBC4-TV in D.C. gives instructions. The station reports (more details in the article):

      "Facebook has more than 1 billion users, but what happens to a person’s Facebook page when they die? An estimated 580,000 Facebook users in the U.S. alone will die this year, according to a Pepperdine University Law Review...Facebook ... has two options: You can request to either memorialize a Facebook page or delete it all together.  Facebook provided the following instructions:

  • First click the flower or star in the right hand corner of the page,
  • Then click “help,”
  • Then "visit the help center,"
  • Next, type in the search box "deceased user delete,"
  • Then choose memorialize or remove account.
  • Facebook requires you to fill out an online form and upload documentation. Gonzalez needed her sister’s death certificate and proof she was a lawful representative of the deceased."

 

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 10:16 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 13) 
 638.8 in reply to 638.5 

See this post (638.7 )where I explain how one deletes or memorializes pages on deceased Facebook members.

 

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 10:18 AM 
To: kizmet1  (9 of 13) 
 638.9 in reply to 638.2 

Related key thread here in this forum on how Delphi hosts should give instructions on their accounts:

Leaving instructions to transfer forums

As I mentioned to Marci, also see this post (638.7 )where I explain how one deletes or memorializes pages on deceased Facebook members.

 

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  • Edited June 23, 2018 10:19 am  by  Glen (GEAATL)
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 10:19 AM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 13) 
 638.10 in reply to 638.2 

Thought this thread may interest you as you've asked related type questions about Delphi.

 

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