We purposely don't delete accounts here because the flow of threads becomes destroyed and ends up seeming choppy and confusing. People do searches for old threads and its important that when they find them they are still intact. This site is public and people come here to read threads to gain knowledge. Everytime someone posts here the post becomes open for public consumption. Its important to chose a user name wisely, consider your words and the information give and own up to what you say. If you struggle with that then don't post, turn your notifications off and walk away from the thread. As the others have said. That being said, anyone who choses a user name that is not common to them and doesn't give info that people will recognise (names, places, times) can write about intimate details that cannot be discussed with even close friends and lovers. Your choice.