Is there an update on how to delete an account? Or is sending Laurel a messages still the method used? I messaged a couple days ago so I just wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing.
Go to the story side of the site. Your login is the same. In the story submissions submit a story whose title is PLEASE DELETE MY ACCOUNT. Leave the description blank. In the text field or the note field explain why you need it deleted. Enter your account name there also. It may take up to seven days.
how do I track messages and why would I want this?
I don't understand the question? Track how? You can see all the PM's you have received or sent by clicking on the Private Message Link in the Top Right Corner of the the page. Although it might be on the left, depending on which theme you have.