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Keep in mind that there may be a wait period before a staff member confirms your request. During this time, your account will not be accessible, unless it is reactived prior to approval. 99% of those accounts are approved for deletion, though if you have an active paid membership, this process may be delayed until your membership expires or 180 days after.


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Biology Forums - Study Force automatically deletes accounts after three months of inactivity. Our automated system will make two attempts to reach you. If you do not login within that time frame, your account gets marked for deletion. This means that your username will now be available to future members.

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