[drupal-devel] [feature] re-assign all nodes from deleted users to anonymous.

nysus drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sat Aug 6 16:31:58 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    node.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  kubaZygmunt
 Updated by:   nysus
 Status:       patch (code needs review)

I think whether or not cotent gets deleted when a user does should be
optional.  When deleting a user, there should be a checkbox that says
"Delete user's content," defaulted to on.  Or there should at least be
a warning.

Quite a bit of the site could get unwittingly obliterated.  I've had
this happen to me.  I set up a test account.  Then I added some content
with the account.  After I was done with the account, I was quite
surprised to discover all the content gone.


Previous comments:

Sat, 06 Aug 2005 14:48:02 +0000 : kubaZygmunt

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/node_delete_user.txt (667 bytes)

I've added node_user hook, to re-assign all content from deleted users
to anonymous during deleting.


Sat, 06 Aug 2005 15:56:43 +0000 : mathias


I think most admins expect that when a user is deleted, their content
is also deleted or at least hidden. 

While I don't want to see a GUI for this, I still like the idea of
controlling finer Drupal details though the $conf init array in


Sat, 06 Aug 2005 16:00:18 +0000 : Thomas Ilsche

By the way: For my work (soc testsuite project) it would be quite handy
to have a dedicated user_delete function (like user_save). Is there any
policy or plan against this.

Thomas Ilsche

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