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How To Close A Wikipedia Account When Someone Dies

All the information you'll need to close a Wikipedia account.

Service: Wikipedia is a community-based online encyclopedia.

How To Close An Account: Erasing all traces of a user’s contributions to Wikipedia is called the “right to vanish.”

1. Log in to Wikipedia.

2. To request deletion, add the {{db-user}} tag to the top of each user page and any subpages in your userspace. An admin will delete the page for you.

3. Send the bureaucrats an e-mail from your Wikipedia account and ask that it be renamed, giving "request for courtesy vanishing" as the reason.

Required Information

  • Username/Email
  • Password

Wikipedia official page on vanishing.

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