I fully inderstand your mixed minds, there ARE pros and con's to the 'Remove article' issue.
The self-deletion sounds great: A long time ago I made an email account with Yahoo.com but when I no longer wanted it, I could not remove my self. Repeated mails to admins etc. did not solve the issue for 6 (six) month. "Why not just leave the account unattended", you might ask.. Well, it's my name, and I don't wanna spread my name and personal details more than I have to, and I have a fealing that others have the same feeling.
HOWEVER: You might wanna make a 5 -> 10 day delay on this function, otherwise someone could lock on, send one of those not-so-kind-messages, and then remove them self again.... that would kind'a work against the hole idea with having to register in the first place.
Yours Sincerely, Robert Holsting, Denmark
1/81 SSBN Ohio Class scratch builder, more at www.robse.dk
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