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“Unregister” vs “Deregister”

I'm just wondering what the consensus would be on the antonym of register. The intended use of the word is for a website. Users can register for the site, and should they desire, they can also "unregister".

Can you list a set of words that would fit the problem domain?

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I didn't downvote this question, but I'd like to know if that was done simply because OP didn't do a quick search and find the existing question before posing it again. –  FumbleFingers Jun 6 '11 at 2:48
    
I don't know, but people are actually practicing "pity voting". Should we increase the rep limit when you can finally upvote? –  Thursagen Jun 6 '11 at 5:00
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Here are my search terms: What is the antonym of register What is the opposite of register –  Danger Doug Jun 6 '11 at 6:19

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There are several words including "cancel", "eradicate", "rescind", but I think the most relevant word is:

Deregister

Taken from here

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I don't really understand the rationale for actually answering this question here. Why isn't it better to just let OP follow the "possible duplicate" link, and leave it at that? –  FumbleFingers Jun 6 '11 at 2:45
    
Haha! Um... save him the trouble? –  Thursagen Jun 6 '11 at 2:45
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I'm a tireless fifth columnist working to spread my own idiosyncratic foibles throughout .se! Actually, I was under the impression that downvoting cost me rep, but I can't imagine it would influence my choice of action whichever way it went. Unless you only ever say really dorky things, rep just keeps creeping up. But I do like it when I get another upvote on an answer I gave weeks ago. Makes me feel it's worthwhile spending more time answering as well as possible, knowing your deathless prose really can live on beyond the first day or so. –  FumbleFingers Jun 6 '11 at 5:15
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...Applaud... you've just written your fifth essay at the same post! –  Thursagen Jun 6 '11 at 5:17
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@FumbleFingers Ham and Bacon found the information I couldn't, he/she solved my problem, therefore I gave him/her the accepted answer. My post is pretty much the same as the one linked to, so the community can do as they wish with it, but that doesn't remove the fact that Ham and Bacon helped me clarify an issue and in my opinion deserves the accepted answer. –  Danger Doug Jun 6 '11 at 6:25

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