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When someone deletes their account, does their username become available?

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ummm... err.... OH sure ask something I don't know ;) IDK will try to find out though :)

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ha ha! finally, a mod couldn't answer one of my questions :P
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Lol
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So I guess this confirms you're as human as anyone else, doesn't it? Like I've said, I could never do a moderators job. Don't work too hard Deana, you can't win them all. ;)
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Okay guys I got the answer... No, user names do not become avail if someone deletes their acct because there is still content tied to that name. Even though the member is gone their content remains and that name will remain tied to the content (I guess forever since we don't pull q's anymore after a certain time frame)
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and I feel dumb now because I should have been able to figure that out since I knew content stayed up under the username XD
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woo hoo!
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Lets find out! TheGreatBambino is now open for the taking! :)

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You deleted your account?!?!?!?
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No. It was a joke! No need to worry. Not like it would be important if I deleted it, there are still plenty of awesome people on ask.com (Like yourself) :)
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Sure but that would be terrible! O.o
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In what way? I am just somebody nobody actually knows on ask.com. (Except maybe a few people on ask.com)
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i'd rather be a nobody, than a somebody ~John
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Hmmm good point.
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Johnny stop acting that way.....lol...jk..
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I know, I said it. ( Ego much, Luis?)
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Raule stop acting funny.....lol....jk....
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i not luis! XD
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Oh. Am I "Papí" still?
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"Papi love"
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apple: tell the mod up there, your comments are being delayed.
YES YOU ARE!
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Great. I thought only Marga would call me that....I should just change my username to "Papi".
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What do you mean: John
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Oh the "papi love" part is from the Beverly Hills chihuahua
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Oh, didn't get the reference.
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Probably not since you can see there old Q's and A's.....

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hey your question just got dumped...

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what question?
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never mind. I think my activity button is screwed up again , It went back 3 days and I didn't catch it
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lol
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Probably since I took this username from an old person who deleted his account

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What was HIS user name?
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I'm not that old,whipper snapper!
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Oh his username is yzeelyf
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And doc I think I misspelled old. It's supposed to be de@d lol Jk
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Indeed! 1887!
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Eh! Whats up, doc? *in a bugs bunny voice*
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No! I am not letting you take my name! >.<

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If you've been a good member they retire it like Wayne Gretzky's number.

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I know a few people who have closed their accounts, and then later had customer service reopen them. So my guess is that just closing the account doesn't free up the name, since they still have the option of coming back later if they want.

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