How to Delete Wikipedia Account – Cancel Permanently

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How to Delete Wikipedia Account

Are you fed up using your Wikipedia account, and as such you wish to cancel (close) or even deactivate your account?

If the above is the case then don’t bother because here is the right place where you can learn how to cancel (close) or even deactivate your account.

There are various reasons why you may wish to delete your Wikipedia account among all of them is email spamming by the company.

Meanwhile, Wikipedia is a Online Encyclopedia where user can create account, search various topic on the website and take knowledge, write or edit article related to the post, and get detailed knowledge on the topic you searched.

First A Little Bit About Company

Wikipedia website was founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and it is one of the best online encyclopedia website that can be accessed worldwide. The website is currently available in more than 250 different languages and it is getting more than 18 billion page view every month.

How To Delete Wikipedia Account

Currently there is no option to delete your account from wikipedia but you can take retirement or change your user name password from preference menu so no one knows you or change your page to retirement so it will mark your account as deleted. To take change your page to retirement you can follow the below given steps :-

Delete Your Account through Website

■ Go to the following url wikipedia.com

■ Login to your account.

■ After you login to your account click your user name mention at top right side section navigation links.

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■ After you click on your user name you will  be redirected to your main page now click on USER PAGE to enter into editing mode.

■ When you enter into editing mode click on insert and then template.

■ Now search for template retired and then click add to template.

■ After you add the template then click on insert button given at top right.

■ Now you will see retire option then click on Save Page to make retirement from wikipedia.

Delete Your Account By Sending Email

■  Open Your Email Account That Is Registered With The Application Or Website.

■  Now Compose An Email And Enter The Email Address Email stewards@wikimedia.org

■ On Subject Type “REQUEST TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT”.

■ Now Write An Email Requesting Them To Delete Your Account From Their Database, And To Wipe All Your Information With Them, If Any.

Here is a SAMPLE on how to write such an email.

PS :- Email Sending Process may take of upto 24 to 72 hours so check your mailbox during this time for further clarification on deleting your account.

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