Help! Myspace Won’t Let me Quit!

So i logged on to MySpace for what I thought was my last time today. I decided to cancel my account…after 3 years of wasted time I am finally ready to be productive. I’m graduating college and its time to enter the workforce…no time for Myspace, my new social network will only contain business professionals on Linked In. (note the sarcasm, doesnt always come across well in text).

Like any seasoned Myspace veteran, Im used to the frequent MSBSOD’s (MySpace Blue Screens of Death) that show up so conveniently right when you attempt to post a comment, upload a picture, or even just log in. Little did I expect one to show up when I tried to cancel my account. Not to mention they make it harder to get rid of your Myspace than it is to cancel a damn AOL account! Three screens and an email confirmation link later, I was finally on the final screen..


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Sweat dripping down my brow, I said a quick prayer for forgiveness to the social networking gods, and clicked “Cancel my Account”. My Myspace life flashed before my eyes. All the profile updates, picture uploads, bands I dont give a shit about, comments and friend requests flew by in a blur. I felt nothing but regret…and began pounding the backspace key in a desperate attempt to maintain my online presence. . .and I got this:


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WHAT THE F*CK?! I went back and tried it 10 more times, it still won’t let me cancel my account. (Luckily I was able to log back in and leave a few more comments). I now look like a jackass to the people I told I was canceling my account. It would appear that I attempted to cancel it and got cold feet at the last minute…DAMN YOU MYSPACE! Hey Tom, I know your living well off your advertising revenue, but get your shit together!

I gotta go see who’s online. good luck canceling your account!

  • http://www.mississaugaforums.com/blog/jbgranic/index.php? John Granic

    I’ve got the same problem. MySpace won’t let me cancel my account. I tried often. So I deleted everything off my page. Nothing on there. Except the status where I write that MySpace is pissing me off because they won’t let me cancel my account.

    I also did a small test. I changed my email. They sent me a confirmation email for the change of address almost immediately(less than 2 seconds). So I tried cancelling my account again. To date no confirmation email.

    I’m no expert and no lawyer but one thing I am sure of by MySpace not allowing members to cancel their own accounts, what MySpace is doing is ILLEGAL.

  • http://www.mississaugaforums.com/blog/jbgranic/index.php? John Granic

    I’ve got the same problem. MySpace won’t let me cancel my account. I tried often. So I deleted everything off my page. Nothing on there. Except the status where I write that MySpace is pissing me off because they won’t let me cancel my account.

    I also did a small test. I changed my email. They sent me a confirmation email for the change of address almost immediately(less than 2 seconds). So I tried cancelling my account again. To date no confirmation email.

    I’m no expert and no lawyer but one thing I am sure of by MySpace not allowing members to cancel their own accounts, what MySpace is doing is ILLEGAL.

  • http://www.mississaugaforums.com/blog/jbgranic/index.php? John Granic

    I’ve got the same problem. MySpace won’t let me cancel my account. I tried often. So I deleted everything off my page. Nothing on there. Except the status where I write that MySpace is pissing me off because they won’t let me cancel my account.

    I also did a small test. I changed my email. They sent me a confirmation email for the change of address almost immediately(less than 2 seconds). So I tried cancelling my account again. To date no confirmation email.

    I’m no expert and no lawyer but one thing I am sure of by MySpace not allowing members to cancel their own accounts, what MySpace is doing is ILLEGAL.

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I totally agree. It took me about 50 tries over the course of a couple weeks before it would actually allow me to cancel my account. I think they are pulling the old AOL scam – giving you the runaround because they don’t want to cancel accounts!

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I totally agree. It took me about 50 tries over the course of a couple weeks before it would actually allow me to cancel my account. I think they are pulling the old AOL scam – giving you the runaround because they don’t want to cancel accounts!

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I totally agree. It took me about 50 tries over the course of a couple weeks before it would actually allow me to cancel my account. I think they are pulling the old AOL scam – giving you the runaround because they don’t want to cancel accounts!

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  • http://myspace.com/startshxt_getshot Bill

    i agree.

    myspace has been nothing but drama and BS since the start so im just trying to delete it to get away from the people that i dont want to have any contact with me.

    every time i try to cancel it, it says that i have to give a reason for why im cancelling, and once i do THAT it wont let me click the cancel button?!

    WTF am i supposed to do?
    wait for tom to get my email?!
    fuck that!

    someone help!

  • http://myspace.com/startshxt_getshot Bill

    i agree.

    myspace has been nothing but drama and BS since the start so im just trying to delete it to get away from the people that i dont want to have any contact with me.

    every time i try to cancel it, it says that i have to give a reason for why im cancelling, and once i do THAT it wont let me click the cancel button?!

    WTF am i supposed to do?
    wait for tom to get my email?!
    fuck that!

    someone help!

  • http://www.myspace.com Deanna Case

    I am also attempting to delete my account and have sent 7 cancellation requests in the last 24 hours. NOT ONE CONFIRMATION EMAIL HAS BEEN SENT TO MY INBOX! The confirmation email, from Myspace, is needed to complete the cancellation of the account. At first I thought it was my email, so I reset the settings. Nope, it’s definitely all Myspace related.

    I sent Myspace an email through their “help” center & requested that they delete my account. Withing one minute I received a confirmation email of THAT “help center” email with a copy of my message. So obviously Myspace is not having any issues sending emails…JUST the ones that are for cancelling your account.

    I find this completely ridiculous. I have a lot of things in my life that are SO much more important that social networking and I have a small business to take care of. I’m tired of these social networking sites making it so hard to just delete your silly account! I don’t care if my friends can’t comment my pics, statuses, page..etc. I really don’t! Everyone who is ANYONE has my personal contact information and was given it before I deleted….I just wish they would delete my page. If anyone has luck please post what actions we should take. Thanks! ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com Deanna Case

    I am also attempting to delete my account and have sent 7 cancellation requests in the last 24 hours. NOT ONE CONFIRMATION EMAIL HAS BEEN SENT TO MY INBOX! The confirmation email, from Myspace, is needed to complete the cancellation of the account. At first I thought it was my email, so I reset the settings. Nope, it’s definitely all Myspace related.

    I sent Myspace an email through their “help” center & requested that they delete my account. Withing one minute I received a confirmation email of THAT “help center” email with a copy of my message. So obviously Myspace is not having any issues sending emails…JUST the ones that are for cancelling your account.

    I find this completely ridiculous. I have a lot of things in my life that are SO much more important that social networking and I have a small business to take care of. I’m tired of these social networking sites making it so hard to just delete your silly account! I don’t care if my friends can’t comment my pics, statuses, page..etc. I really don’t! Everyone who is ANYONE has my personal contact information and was given it before I deleted….I just wish they would delete my page. If anyone has luck please post what actions we should take. Thanks! ;)

  • Ian Grist

    Hi Deanna, that post was a long time ago, and ive still never been able to delete my account! Myspace won :(

    -Ian

  • Ian Grist

    Hi Deanna, that post was a long time ago, and ive still never been able to delete my account! Myspace won :(

    -Ian

  • Ian Grist

    Hi Deanna, that post was a long time ago, and ive still never been able to delete my account! Myspace won :(

    -Ian

  • Matte

    I’m going through the same thing… regardless of how many times i try to cancel my myspace account i never get the bloody confirmation email.. I called those suckers to complain but they are giving me the run around…. here’s there number: 310-969-7400, extension 4…

  • Matte

    I’m going through the same thing… regardless of how many times i try to cancel my myspace account i never get the bloody confirmation email.. I called those suckers to complain but they are giving me the run around…. here’s there number: 310-969-7400, extension 4…

  • Matte

    I’m going through the same thing… regardless of how many times i try to cancel my myspace account i never get the bloody confirmation email.. I called those suckers to complain but they are giving me the run around…. here’s there number: 310-969-7400, extension 4…

  • Cheesecake

    UGGGGGGHHHHH i know ive tried to cancell my account various times but no confirmation mail is sent
    im so sick of it
    i have lots of friends but i just dont want a myspace account anymore i have grown out of it.

  • Cheesecake

    UGGGGGGHHHHH i know ive tried to cancell my account various times but no confirmation mail is sent
    im so sick of it
    i have lots of friends but i just dont want a myspace account anymore i have grown out of it.

  • Cheesecake

    UGGGGGGHHHHH i know ive tried to cancell my account various times but no confirmation mail is sent
    im so sick of it
    i have lots of friends but i just dont want a myspace account anymore i have grown out of it.

  • John

    I’ve been having the same problem for about a month now. After reading this an idea came to me on how to get your account removed. I think that maybe if we were to post things on our profile that violated the terms of service, they might delete our profiles. Just an idea.

  • John

    I’ve been having the same problem for about a month now. After reading this an idea came to me on how to get your account removed. I think that maybe if we were to post things on our profile that violated the terms of service, they might delete our profiles. Just an idea.

  • John

    I’ve been having the same problem for about a month now. After reading this an idea came to me on how to get your account removed. I think that maybe if we were to post things on our profile that violated the terms of service, they might delete our profiles. Just an idea.

  • Spurs

    Well guys, I have had the same problem. So I showed the bitchs a lesson. I uploaded a anal pic for my profile and it slipped thru. Within 30 seconds I have my cancelation email ive been tring to get 50 times before!!!

    Here is my myspace url

    http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user
    They will cancel it for me now lmfao. Fkn prix.
    BTW Ive take a SS if any1 wants risk posting it here?

  • Spurs

    Well guys, I have had the same problem. So I showed the bitchs a lesson. I uploaded a anal pic for my profile and it slipped thru. Within 30 seconds I have my cancelation email ive been tring to get 50 times before!!!

    Here is my myspace url

    http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user
    They will cancel it for me now lmfao. Fkn prix.
    BTW Ive take a SS if any1 wants risk posting it here?

  • Spurs

    Well guys, I have had the same problem. So I showed the bitchs a lesson. I uploaded a anal pic for my profile and it slipped thru. Within 30 seconds I have my cancelation email ive been tring to get 50 times before!!!

    Here is my myspace url

    http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user
    They will cancel it for me now lmfao. Fkn prix.
    BTW Ive take a SS if any1 wants risk posting it here?

  • Fuggamuffin8889

    I can not cancel my account either, i have not been on this site in 5 years and i just want the page gone, but when i go to cancel my account, it wont even let me click on the button. When i do, nothing happens at all. Can somebody please help me?