Social Media

How to Delete Your Reddit Account

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Reddit is a social media site that has been around since 2005. The platform is popular because of its communities, called subreddits, where people can talk about everything ranging from memes to the elections. There is a subreddit for almost everything.

If you are looking to leave Reddit for whatever reason, this article provides a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Reddit account permanently.

Things to Know About Shutting Down Your Reddit Account

As a Redditor, you might want to delete your Reddit account permanently if you no longer want your posted content online.

What to know about account deletion:

  • You will not be able to recover the account again.
  • You will not be able to open a new account with the same username you used before.
  • If you did not delete your comments before deleting your account, your comments can still be viewed. The only difference is they would be shown as posted by ‘[deleted]’ instead of your username.
  • You also would not be able to easily download your data like with other social media sites like Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll have to contact Reddit and request that they send your data to you.
  • You cannot delete your account from the Reddit app. You have to log in using a web browser.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account

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With all of that in mind, here are the steps you should take to delete your Reddit account permanently.

  • Open on your browser and log in to your account. The button to log in can be found at the top right corner of your screen. Skip this step if you’re already logged in.
  • Click on the user icon at the top right corner. The user icon may be customized or not. Once you click on it, a drop-down menu titled ‘My Stuff’ appears.
  • Click on ‘User Settings’ under ‘My Stuff.’
  • Scroll down and click ‘Deactivate’, at the bottom of the page.
  • If you have not created a password for your Reddit account, you’ll be directed to do so. An email will be sent to you with a link to create your password. Once you’ve done that, or if you already have a password, you’ll be asked to fill in your username and password.
  • Check the box that says you understand that deactivated accounts cannot be recovered, then click ‘Deactivate.’
  • Another box will pop up, asking if you’re sure that you want to delete your Reddit account. It would state that the action cannot be undone. If you’re completely certain, click ‘Deactivate.’
  • Your Reddit account is now permanently deleted.

To be sure your account is gone, try logging in using your username and password. It should display an error message.

It’s often advised to always read the privacy policies of social media sites you are signed up to and constantly monitor your privacy settings. Alternatively, you can use privacy tools to remain discreet and still enjoy the benefits of these social media communities like Reddit.

How to Delete Your Tumblr Account Permanently

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Social Media

Tumblr is a blogging and social networking that hosts over 475 million blogs and boasts 400 million monthly visitors. Users of Tumblr can post text, images, and other content to their blogs. Users can also ‘reblog’ content they enjoy, follow other users’ blogs, and make their blogs private. But if you have enough of it, it’s probably best to delete Tumblr.

Learn how to delete Tumblr for when you no longer want your account and its content online.

How to Delete a Secondary Tumblr Blog

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There are two types of blogs you can create on a Tumblr account: Primary and Secondary blogs.

The primary blog is where you post content and follow other blogs. A secondary blog is a connected blog that you can use to create a private membership group that restricts the people you share your content with.

You can delete your secondary blog, even if you want your primary blog to maintain online. Here’s how to go about it.

Using the Smartphone App

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon which is the person-shaped icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Choose the blog(s) you want to delete.
  • For the Android app, click on ‘settings’ (the gear icon), then select ‘Delete this Tumblr’.
  • Then for the iOS app, all you have to do is swipe left on the blog and choose ‘Delete’.

Using the Web Version

  • Log in to your Tumblr account on the online website and click on ‘Settings’.
  • Choose the blog you want to delete.
  • Click on ‘Delete Blog’ which will appear at the bottom of the screen.

If you’re not satisfied with this and you want to be off Tumblr permanently, then this next section is for you.

How to Delete Your Primary Tumblr Account

Deleting your primary account deletes all the blogs you own and releases the URLs so they can be used by others. This action also removes you from the groups you have joined and clears any accumulated Tumblr credit. Moreover, your email address will be removed from Tumblr’s log so it can be used to start a new account.

The Android or iOS app cannot be used to delete your Tumblr account. You can only do it on the web browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • If you have signed up for the two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter the code sent to your mobile device.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon and choose ‘Settings’.
  • At the bottom of the page, you’ll see ‘Delete Account’ tab in the color red. Click on it.
  • Then, you’ll be taken to a page asking if you are sure. You have to confirm your decision by entering your email address and password.
  • Finally, Click ‘Delete Everything’.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully deleted your Tumblr account.

Banned from Discord? Find Out How to Get Unbanned

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Getting banned from a digital platform can be a real bummer, especially when it happens without warning. In this guide, you will find out how to get unbanned from Discord and how to avoid a Discord ban in the future.

What is Discord?

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Discord is a free Voice over IP (VoIP) digital platform that brings together gamers from all over the world. As a result, the platform has built a community of gamers that chat, share ideas, create new memories, and make new friends.

The first release of Discord was in 2015. Since then, the platform has attracted about 56 million monthly users.

You can use Discord on a web browser, Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux. Moreover, Discord allows users to create their own servers about popular games. Servers are communities where members can conduct text or voice chats.

Reasons for a Discord Ban

As with any social platform out there, Discord has a list of rules to guide its users. You can get banned from Discord by server administrators or by Discord.

When a server administrator bans you, you will no longer have access to that server. However, you can chat on other servers. On the other hand, if Discord bans you, then you cannot access the entire digital platform.

Below are some of the reasons that could lead to a Discord ban:

  • Organizing, participating or encouraging the harassment of others
  • Repeatedly sending friend requests or messages to users that have made it clear they are not interested in talking to you
  • Failing to use the Not Safe For Work (NSFW) label on channels
  • Sharing sadistic images and content that displays animal cruelty
  • Selling your account or server
  • Sending spam to other users
  • Facilitating hate speech 

If you violate the published rules, Discord can issue a warning, delete the disparaging content, or remove your account or server. On the contrary, if you violate server rules, you will get banned and will most likely not get a warning. You could also get banned on other servers for violating the rules of one server.

How Were You Banned From Discord?

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Discord utilizes usernames and IP addresses to track users. Therefore, when you violate server rules or the overall Discord guidelines, you cannot access the services you have been banned from using with your username or your device’s IP address.

Even though you change your username, you still cannot use the banned services because the platform will recognize your IP address thereby blocking it from accessing Discord or a Discord server.

That means that if you are determined to start accessing the banned services, you will not only need a new username but also a new IP address.

How to Get Unbanned From Discord

Fortunately, there are several ways to get unbanned from Discord.

  • Firstly, you can send a direct message or a friend request to the server owner or high-ranking server staff members if you can to plead your case. If your case of misconduct was not that severe, you may get unbanned if you promise to observe the rules. However, according to server owners on Quora and Reddit, violators of rules never get second chances.
  • That brings us to the second option. Because you will most likely not receive forgiveness, your best chance of regaining access to Discord is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The beauty of using a VPN is that you can hide your real IP address and in turn get an IP address of another country.
  • Thirdly, you can change your username to something different from your previous name. For instance, if your username was previously “Smart Rookie” you cannot change it to “Smart_Rookie” because the administrators will notice.

Therefore, with a new username and a new IP address, you can create a new Discord account and no one will ever know that you were previously banned.

Start Using Discord Again

To start using Discord or a Discord server again, here are the steps you should take if you use Discord on your macOS:

  • Close your Discord application
  • Go to Library>Application Support and permanently delete the Discord folder
  • Open your applications folder and permanently remove Discord
  • Restart your computer
  • Reinstall the Discord application
  • Launch your VPN and connect to a server in another country to get a new IP address
  • Open the Discord app
  • Register a new account with a different email address from your previous account. Remember to use an entirely different username
  • Once you have created a new account, you can sign in and join the server you were banned from using

If you are using Discord on Windows, follow these steps:

  • Close your Discord application
  • Go to Local Disk (C)>Users>Admin>AppData>Local. To see the AppData folder, you might need to enable hidden items by checking the “Hidden Items” box under the “View” tab. Open the Local folder to find the Discord folder. Once you find it, hit “Shift +delete” to permanently delete it
  • Restart your device
  • Reinstall the Discord application
  • Open your VPN and connect to a server in another country to acquire a new IP address
  • Launch Discord and create a new account with a different email address and username
  • Access the server you were banned from using

Note that once you have created a new account, you can disable your VPN. This is because you only needed it to create a new account.

Learning Your Lesson

Now that you have gained full access to Discord once again, you should not repeat the same mistakes. Read and observe the rules of Discord and all the servers that you join.

However, it is important to keep in mind that you could follow the rules and get banned because the server owner does not like you. If this happens, you can raise the issue with them without bugging them.

In the unfortunate case that they do not want to unban you, you can let it go and join other servers that treat users more fairly. Alternatively, you can take control and create your own server.

5 Ways Hackers Are Hacking Facebook

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Facebook is one of the largest social networks in the world, with over two billion accounts, making it a target for black hat hackers. Facebook also has a real name policy, meaning you have to use real information when setting up an account. If someone is hacking Facebook, there is a high probability that your personal information is compromised and can be used for other things. 

Discover the top five most common ways cybercriminals are trying to hack your Facebook account.


You would think people have stopped falling for phishing attempts. However, that is not the case.

Phishing usually starts with an email sent to you from what looks like Facebook Support. The email asks you to log in to your account for some reason. The hacker has created a fake login page that looks very close to the original. That is where the email will direct you. Once you put in your login credentials, it saves them. Just like that, the hacker has your information. 

The best way to prevent this is not to click on unknown links and to check carefully whether emails you receive are real or not. Also, turn on phishing blockers on your browser.

Using a Keylogger

Keyloggers are much more rampant than most of the other strategies in this guide. A keylogger records all the keys pressed on a keyboard.

To hack a Facebook account password, hackers create a keylogger server that will run on the victim’s machine, capturing all keystrokes and emailing themselves the records. Keyloggers are spread through malicious websites, pen drives, and USB hard drives. 

A keylogger is particularly dangerous because it can steal sensitive information like bank credentials and other personal information. To learn how to detect a keylogger on your device, check out our guide here.

Plain Password Stealing

Plain password stealing is a common method for Facebook hacking. Therefore, it is important to be aware of this technique. 

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A hacker targets a poorly secured website and hacks their database to steal people’s plain usernames, passwords, and other personal data. That especially works on sites that allow users to sign up or sign in using their social media credentials. Also, most people use the same passwords across different websites, which means if hackers have access to one database, they have access to all your accounts, including Facebook.

To prevent this kind of hack, try not to sign up with your social media credentials on low-quality websites. Some of these sites just store your details in their database without even thinking about encryption or security. 

Another way to protect yourself is to set unique passwords. Do not use the password used on your Facebook account and any other meaningful site for another website/portal.

Corrupted Browser Extensions

This hack comes from downloading harmful browser extensions. You are often prompted to download some browser add-on when you visit malicious websites. Some of these add-ons were created by hackers to be able to control your computer or gain access to your data. Also, these browser add-ons can enable the hacker to perform actions like posting status updates on your wall or liking a Facebook page.

The way to protect yourself from this, do not trust any third party websites hinting that you add a browser extension. You should only install an add-on from the browser store, and only trusted publishers. Ensure you monitor activities on your Facebook account from time to time too, using the Activity Log.  

Social Engineering

Social engineering is information gathering on a person and using that information to gain access to the person’s account. Someone who knows enough about you may be able to get into your account by guessing your password.

A simple way to avoid almost all the hacking tactics listed here is to enable two-factor authentification on your Facebook account. If you set up two-factor authentication, Facebook would ask you to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time anyone tries accessing your account from a computer that Facebook doesn’t recognize.

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