When deleting an account, the "What do you want to do with your works?" page doesn't link to information on orphaning


  1. Create an account you're willing to delete

  2. Post at least one work with a co-creator

  3. Post at least one work created only by you

  4. Hi, username! > My Dashboard > Profile > Delete My Account

When you delete your account, you'll be taken to a page asking you what you want to do with your works. This page gives you the option to orphan, but doesn't say what orphaning does.

In the Works You Made With Others section, the sentence, "You are not able to delete these as they are shared works" should be changed to, "You are not able to delete these as they are shared works, but you can orphan them or remove yourself completely as a co-creator." The word "orphan" should link to archive_faq_path("orphaning").

In the Works and Collections You Made By Yourself section, the word "orphaning" in the sentence, "You can delete them, but please consider orphaning them instead!" should link to archive_faq_path("orphaning").

Not having info easily accessible means users occasionally write in to PAC to say they didn't know what orphaning was and are now unhappy they can't delete the works.

While we're doing this, variations on the word "author" should also be replaced with "creator."


Sammie Louise
September 12, 2019, 9:42 AM

Went to the delete my account page and:

  • Links to the Orphaning FAQ are where they’re supposed to be

  • References to changing the pseud to “orphan” do have double quotes

  • There are no translation missing errors

Matty Lynne
September 12, 2019, 9:41 AM

It does say: Change my pseud to "orphan" and attach to the orphan account

I do not see "translation missing" anywhere on the page.

September 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

Pull Request


  • Use a consistent translation method on the users/delete_preview view

  • Use double quotes in the option Change my pseud to "orphan" and attach to the orphan account

  • Update the When I choose... step definition to work when the radio button label text has double quotes in it

Testing Instructions

  • Make sure there are double quotes in that option

  • Make sure it doesn't say "translation missing" anywhere on the page

September 11, 2019, 8:46 PM

I think the reason it’s single is just that it was easier code-wise – I was going to change it, but was too lazy to Google how to escape quotation marks (I can never remember if the
goes before or after). Since it’s bothering someone other than me, though, I am happy to change it!

Claire Baker
September 11, 2019, 2:02 PM

I do have a question over whether it should be ‘orphan’ (as it currently is) or “orphan” as we tend to follow American grammar rules, but I’ll leave that up to you to determine.










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Internal 0.9