[drupal-devel] [bug] deleted users' nodes disappear

menesis drupal-devel at drupal.org
Thu Mar 17 14:23:57 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/19055

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      4.5.2
 Component:    node.module
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  menesis
 Updated by:   menesis
 Status:       patch
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/node_user_delete.diff (507 bytes)

When a user is deleted, all nodes which he created can't be accessed
anymore, because they have non-existing uid and queries which select
from node and user tables fail.
There are two ways to fix that:
1) also delete nodes.
2) reset nodes' author to Anonymous.
1 is most probably undesirable side effect. When I encountered such
problem I was happy those nodes were still in database and I could
bring them back by changing uid. Otherwise I would have lost the
Here is a simple patch which implements 2) - sets node.uid to 0


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