[development] user deletion

Walt Daniels wdlists at optonline.net
Sun Mar 26 17:52:32 UTC 2006

This seems to make everything deleted to belong to anonymous. At that point
they are all indistinguishable, i.e. you can't tell which ones were spammers
and really should disapear entirely. So a very aggressive delete spammers
should be done first. Someone needs to write the delete spammer module as a
prerequisite to applying this patch. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org 
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Gerhard 
> Killesreiter
> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 1:07 PM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: [development] user deletion
> Hi there!
> There have been a lot of problems/discussions when it comes 
> to Drupal's handling of deleted user accounts.
> The problems did arise from the fact that we did leave user 
> information in some places (notably node authorship, etc).
> The discussions did arise from the fact whether we should 
> keep the content or not.
> I did propose to fix the problems
> (http://drupal.org/node/53348#comment-82298) and retain the 
> content. it would be easy to do a contrib module which would 
> delete the content instead (just make sure your user hook 
> gets called befor the one in node.module).
> I think this approach is least destructive and leaves 
> opportunities for other approaches.
> Jose and Zen did provide a patch
> (http://drupal.org/files/issues/user_delete_3_0.patch) which 
> I will be glad to  commit if I get otld it works by an 
> independend review.
> If you disagree with this approach and thinks it does not 
> allow you to do something you think that Drupal should allow 
> you to do, please let me know too.
> But you better be quick about it. :p
> Cheers,
>     Gerhard

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