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I want to delete my account completely, including all of my posts from day one to the present.

Can someone help me with this, please?

Thank you.

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My first thought, when I saw this new thread was, "Well, if he is aiming not to have his posts read, this will have everybody look up all past posts to see what is going on." wink With only 421, I had a look-see. Then my 2nd new thought was, "He wants to vanish because they were not looked at enough, with few responses." In fact, somewhere in there I read something along those lines - if you don't get more responses, you want to go because you're wasting your time.

In case it's the 2nd - that you wanted more responses - here's my reaction to the samplings I looked at.

You're presenting compositions. We are pianists and piano students here. When I see a composition, I want to get my hands on it, explore it, see what I can bring out of it, what I see and hear in it. Everything I clicked on was an mp3 recording. No score. So no ability to do anything like I described.

Some said it was "for" a particular named piano. I'm thinking that it was a playback via a given piano. My Finale allows for that. The timing was perfectly even: all notes had the same strength - it sounded like playback of a score like I can do if I write something into Finale and then play it back. There was a Gigue (2009) - I was itching to put some life into it, and so potential to do so - phrasing, voicing etc. The music itself - the notes - were good. Same with the one with Bach in the name (Oh yes, Back with Bach - pun doesn't work if your mother tongue is German wink ) You'd want to bring out different voices in the interplay.

So you have compositions, being presented to people who play piano, being played back electronically, with no chance to explore the score. If the actual concern is paucity of response to your posted music, this might be a cause and solution.

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Sooooo...how do I delete my account including all of my posts? That's my only concern at the present time.

I am eighty-six years old and very ill.

Larry G. Alexander


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Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums) because they are part of a discussion with replies which would not make sense any more if some of the posts were deleted later at any member's discretion.

In other forums that I know an account can be deleted upon request (PM) submitted to a mod or to the owner of the forum, in this case Frank. Your posts would then remain but no longer display your name.

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All of my original compositions are copyrighted. My publisher and I want them removed.

QUOTE: "Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums)"

This is nonsense. I have had my works removed from other websites with no problems. They are my property and my publisher has a financial part-ownership.

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Hi Larry,

You haven't uploaded any pieces to this forum. So one way of disabling people to listen to your compositions through this forum is to change the addresses of the pieces. A lot of work, I guess, but maybe worht it if it is important to you.


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Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
All of my original compositions are copyrighted. My publisher and I want them removed.

QUOTE: "Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums)"

This is nonsense. I have had my works removed from other websites with no problems. They are my property and my publisher has a financial part-ownership.

Larry G. Alexander


There are no laws governing this in the US. In Europe though, there are indeed laws that would give you the right to demand all your content be removed.


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Contact Frank, and we will all be glad when you are gone.

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This will be interesting to see what happens. Frankly, they should oblige him back to obscurity. But I suspect, that when you type onto a public forum that all the content belongs to the forum. Except for the use of your "music" according to copyright laws of course.

So long Farewell

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@chernobieff I had to laugh when I clicked your link.

To the OP I suppose when you enter a forum and voluntarily submit thoughts and post responses, the content is public. If you don’t want anyone listening to your recordings, I suggest removing them from their source, be it YouTube, SoundCloud or whatever host you use. The forum does not host music, other than possibly the recitals in which you may or may not have participated.

Posting this here is like yelling in the lobby of a building and hoping the CEO hears you. Unless he happens to be strolling through the lobby, he’s not going to hear you.

Send a message to a mod or to the owner of the forum, as has been suggested.


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Originally Posted by cmb13
To the OP I suppose when you enter a forum and voluntarily submit thoughts and post responses, the content is public. If you don’t want anyone listening to your recordings, I suggest removing them from their source, be it YouTube, SoundCloud or whatever host you use. The forum does not host music, other than possibly the recitals in which you may or may not have participated.

While this is true in the US, this is no longer true in Europe.


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Originally Posted by Pianist685
Contact Frank, and we will all be glad when you are gone.


No, we will not all be glad when Larry is gone
He has contributed to these forums by sharing his compositions

Larry, so sorry to here you are very ill. Wishing you the best

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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
All of my original compositions are copyrighted. My publisher and I want them removed.

QUOTE: "Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums)"

This is nonsense. I have had my works removed from other websites with no problems. They are my property and my publisher has a financial part-ownership.

Larry G. Alexander


There are no laws governing this in the US. In Europe though, there are indeed laws that would give you the right to demand all your content be removed.

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Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
I want to delete my account completely, including all of my posts from day one to the present.

Can someone help me with this, please?

Thank you.

Larry G. Alexander


I have participated in this forum for a number of years, so I know you are a long standing member, who has contributed many of your compositions and offered many comments and suggestions. I do not remember ever reading anything negative which you posted. And have often listened to your compositions with only one wish ... that they could be offered on an acoustic piano ( or good electronic one). And that you had provided a score so I could try them. That's all.

So I'm one of your readers who wants more ... not less.

I believe that the laws regarding copyright apply to these forums as well. As soon as something is published publicly with your name affixed, it is yours. I own every brilliant comment I made to a number of physics magazines and if my theory regarding dark matter is claimed by someone else ... heck I can challenge him. With a single published letter.
"Hey buddy ... that's MY idea ... so hand over that Nobel Prize. STAT! " eek

Just a thought for you. Why not add the scores to each piece ... affix your copyright to the bottom of each page ( which in my program is automatic) and leave everything out there. For people to download, play and enjoy.

I have very few heroes in my life. I'm cranky as a bear. But one of them is Domenico Zipoli ... a relatively unknown composer who left Italy in 1717, sailing across the Atlantic to become a missionary in Paraguay working with the Guarani natives. But somehow his music survived ... to be resuscitated in the 1920's and made available to generations of musicians over 200 years later. I'm one of his devotees ... I play his beautiful work and am humbled by the durability of wonderful music. It somehow survives. And is treasured today.

I write my modest compositions, fueled by the image of Zipoli. When I found a recording of one of my pieces by some student in Europe on some unknown site, I was stunned to see the notes living under a stranger's fingers.

So my advice would be. Don't leave our Forum. Your pieces are safe by virtue of them being here. And I don't remember any comments you might regret.

I'd say ... full throttle ahead. Give us the scores ( with your copyright on each page.) laugh grin

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Contact Frank, and we will all be glad when you are gone.


This has to be the most inconsiderate and rudest post I’ve seen on any forum. Shame on you.


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Originally Posted by Chernobieff Piano
This will be interesting to see what happens. Frankly, they should oblige him back to obscurity. But I suspect, that when you type onto a public forum that all the content belongs to the forum. Except for the use of your "music" according to copyright laws of course.

So long Farewell

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Originally Posted by TheHappyPianoMuse
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Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
All of my original compositions are copyrighted. My publisher and I want them removed.

QUOTE: "Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums)"

This is nonsense. I have had my works removed from other websites with no problems. They are my property and my publisher has a financial part-ownership.

Larry G. Alexander
There are no laws governing this in the US. In Europe though, there are indeed laws that would give you the right to demand all your content be removed.

Those who want to read more about the various legalities swirling around this issue can refer here.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
All of my original compositions are copyrighted. My publisher and I want them removed.

QUOTE: "Deleting your posts will not be possible (that applies to all internet forums)"

This is nonsense. I have had my works removed from other websites with no problems. They are my property and my publisher has a financial part-ownership.

Larry G. Alexander
There are no laws governing this in the US. In Europe though, there are indeed laws that would give you the right to demand all your content be removed.

Those who want to read more about the various legalities swirling around this issue can refer here.


Am I misreading your link? Seems like this is related to data removal for NEGATIVE posting that affect a person’s Image including revenge porn. I don’t see how this is relevant for this circumstance.


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Originally Posted by dogperson
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There are no laws governing this in the US. In Europe though, there are indeed laws that would give you the right to demand all your content be removed.

Those who want to read more about the various legalities swirling around this issue can refer here.
Am I misreading your link? Seems like this is related to data removal for NEGATIVE posting that affect a person’s Image including revenge porn. I don’t see how this is relevant for this circumstance.

Many authorities take this right to be forgotten, once extended to negative information, to cover all information since who is to say what someone considers negative about themselves. For example, see what the EU's GDPR says about this right to erasure (item 1(b)).


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Thanks for your kind and compassionate remarks. I appreciate you.

Best Regards,

Larry G. Alexander


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