Discourse - Managing account data

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Discourse is a forum that lets the Mozilla community communicate about a variety of topics of interest to Mozillians. Its privacy notice is here.

What data do you receive from my account?

  • Anyone can create a Discourse account. You have four options:
  • Provide an email address and user name
  • Sign in with a Google account
  • Sign in with a GitHub account
  • Sign in with a Mozilla account

If you sign in using a Google, Github or Mozilla account, we will authenticate your account using OAuth.

Required Account Data

  • Username
  • Email

Optional Account Data

  • Full name
  • Link to Mozillians profile
  • Profile picture
  • About me (blank text box)
  • Location
  • Website


Your account is publicly associated with your posts and likes.

How do I access my account data?

This is easily accessible by signing in to your account at https://discourse.mozilla.org.

How do I update my account data?

You can update your account at https://discourse.mozilla.org.

From the login page follow these steps:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right hand corner. This opens your profile.
  2. Choose the gear icon from the dropdown menu.

How do I delete my account data?

You can delete a Discourse account in two ways:

  1. Sign in to your account and go to the Preferences page. Click the “Delete My Account” button.
  2. File a bug under Product: Infrastructure & Operations with Component: Community IT: Discourse.

This will delete all required and optional account data. Note:

  • All Discourse contributions are retained, so they can continue to be used for by the broader community.
  • Your publicly displayed email address/display name will be changed to “Removed Account”

How long do you keep my account data?

  • We keep account data for as long as your account is open, unless you choose to delete the account.

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