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Suggestion Nominee for DP account !

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by samdar, May 9, 2012.

  1. #1
    Shouldn't laugh, but just curious what would happen to a DP account when he / she dies? :)

    Why not have a separate field in the profile called 'Nominee email' to whom the account gets transferred after the demise!
     
    samdar, May 9, 2012 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #2
    this should not be allowed. why should someone gain the reputation of someone else.
     
    dcristo, May 9, 2012 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #3
    Digitalpoint has a one to one correspondence policy between membership and accounts.
     
    Smyrl, May 9, 2012 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    Accounts are not transferrable.
     
    digitalpoint, May 9, 2012 IP
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    robjones Notable Member

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    Besides, when I die I'm planning on posting from Hell. Cant be much worse than Texas in August.
     
    robjones, May 9, 2012 IP
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    warloky Peon

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    #6
    Are you saying the representative of the deceased DP member whom you describe as "nominee" shall continue using his/her DP account? But why not sign up for their own DP account instead of using the dead person's account?
     
    warloky, May 9, 2012 IP
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    robjones Notable Member

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    Possibly because the dead historically pay faster and perform more reliably than most new IDs.
     
    robjones, May 10, 2012 IP
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    warloky Peon

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    He could be thinking of income meant for the dead DP user which might just as well go to his "nominee" on a practical level. Dead DPs can't obviously use the money, can they?
     
    warloky, May 10, 2012 IP
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    browntwn Prominent Member

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    DP is not a payment method and money is not sent to a DP account so how would this help?

    This suggestion is a solution to a problem that does not exist.
     
    browntwn, May 11, 2012 IP
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    Laceygirl Banned

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    If I die, I would be VERY surprised if I still cared about this account(considering I'm dead).
     
    Laceygirl, May 11, 2012 IP
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    warloky Peon

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    So then why institute a nominee if the idea was not for that person to carry on with some tasks for the benefit of a dead principal in his absense?
     
    warloky, May 11, 2012 IP
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    browntwn Prominent Member

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    Well, that is the exact issue. There is no reason to do it. The question assumes someone is taking the place of the dead person to do their work and carry on their business here on DP. First and most importantly, DP does not allow that. Second, the law, at least in the United States, already has provisions where the representative of a deceased persons' Estate could access any accounts (including a forum to read PM or access Paypal or email accounts) as necessary to marshal their assets or wrap up any ongoing business. There is no need for people to designate someone to take over their DP account in the event of their death.

    On a practical level, if you want someone to take over your forum account or some email account or anything when you die then just leave the information for them to do so.
     
    browntwn, May 11, 2012 IP
  13. ryan_uk

    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    :D

    Not if South Park is anything to go by. Should be fine.
     
    ryan_uk, May 12, 2012 IP