You cannot delete your contributions, but it makes sense for this service

For services that are under an open license where your contributions are for public knowledge (such as Wikipedia and ToS;DR).

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Service Title Rating Status Author
WordReference "When a message is placed in WordReference or its forums, you are granting an irrevocable license to the site to use it in perpetuity.<br>" APPROVED Agnes_de_Lion Staff
ToS;DR Phoenix "When cancelling your account, we scramble your data in our database so you cannot recover your account and we don't lose your contributions." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Reddit "Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others unless you first delete the specific content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account.<br>" APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff "The nature of the Service and its implementation results in some caveats concerning this processing, particularly in terms of GDPR Article 17 Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten). We believe these caveats are in line with the broader societal interests served by providing the Service. These caveats are discussed in detail in the full privacy notice, but the most important restriction is that your username will still be publicly associated with rooms in which you have participated even if you deactivate your account and ask us to forget your data." APPROVED KnossosDomovoi Curator
GitHub "After an account has been deleted, certain data, such as contributions to other Users' repositories and comments in others' issues, will remain. However, we will delete or de-identify your User Personal Information, including your username and email address, from the author field of issues, pull requests, and comments by associating them with a ghost user.</p> <p>That said, the email address you have supplied via your Git commit settings will always be associated with your commits in the Git system. If you choose to make your email address private, you should also update your Git commit settings. We are unable to change or delete data in the Git commit history — the Git software is designed to maintain a record — but we do enable you to control what information you put in that record.</p>" APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Podyssey Podcasts "Deleting your Account may not fully remove the content you have published " APPROVED pederdm000 Staff
xda-developers "<p>You automatically grant and assign to us, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant and assign to us, a perpetual," APPROVED Agnes_de_Lion Staff
Free Software Foundation "The FSF maintains services such as wikis, email discussion lists, forums, and software distribution Web sites where users may submit information to be published publicly." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Tumblr "Note also that this license to your Subscriber Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of Content shared through Tumblr’s Services - when you post something publicly, others may choose to comment on it, making your Content part of a social conversation that can’t later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others. " APPROVED Agnes_de_Lion Staff
Fanlore "Because Fanlore is a wiki, information published on Fanlore will be publicly available forever, even if edited later." APPROVED ThisIsLiz Curator
Wikimedia "Any content you add or any change that you make to a Wikimedia Site will be publicly and permanently available.</li> <li>If you add content or make a change to a Wikimedia Site without logging in, that content or change will be publicly and permanently archived in the public interest." APPROVED Berrely
Miraheze "In general, all content (pages, images, files, etc.) on Miraheze is public, including any contributions made by Miraheze community members. The history of every edit to content made through the Services is publicly displayed and retained indefinitely by Miraheze. Even if an article is "deleted," a website administrator or volunteer may still see what was removed from public view. Aside from the rare times when Miraheze is required to delete editing-history in response to a court order or legal process, there is no guarantee that permanent deletion will occur." APPROVED EarldridgeJazzedPineda
Wikipedia "<li>Any content you add or any change that you make to a Wikimedia Site will be publicly and permanently available." APPROVED Peepo Staff
Chegg "Even if your account is cancelled, your photos, bibliographic and citation information, comments, likes, friendships, and any other data you have shared via the Services may persist within the Service after cancellation of your account (for example, if your content has been reshared by others).</p>" APPROVED EarldridgeJazzedPineda
WordArt "anything you post to a public portion of our site may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it." APPROVED EarldridgeJazzedPineda
AppValley "<p>If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. " APPROVED Agnes_de_Lion Staff
Padlet " <br>We do not delete the user content you posted on padlets created by other users." APPROVED welda Curator
osu! "On uploading user submitted content <p>When posting on the forums, participating in chat or uploading content to our service such as a beatmap, you are expressly publicising all submitted content. In most cases, it can be edited and deleted after submission at your discretion, but in certain sometimes this functionality may be locked to maintain relevance and provisioning of service to our user base.</p> <p>As an example, if you upload a beatmap and it is "ranked", it becomes the basis for the user base at large to achieve scores on. At this point the option to delete a submission will be revoked.</p>" APPROVED Sagiri is my waifu.
Taskulu "deleting your account won’t delete those tasks as they are considered part of a project that’s owned by someone else." APPROVED Deveroonie Curator
substack "When you delete your account, any Posts associated with that account will also be deleted. However, any Post that you have made public may remain available." APPROVED blazyrawr
Open Source Initiative "However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the publicly available OSI Service, you irrevocably grant OSI the perpetual" APPROVED Agnes_de_Lion Staff
Tumblr "What won’t get scrubbed are Reblogs of your posts. Those will remain on whatever blog reblogged them." APPROVED beans
Discord "Deleting your account permanently deletes identifying information and anonymizes other data as described in our data retention policy." DECLINED beans
Wikipedia Any content you add to the site is permanently public DECLINED (deactivated) Suspended

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