[development] user deletion

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Tue Mar 28 15:49:01 UTC 2006

On 28-Mar-06, at 5:48 AM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:

> John Handelaar wrote:
>> Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>>> John Handelaar wrote:
>>> >> However, if you're going to assign all deleted content
>>>> to one account, can it please not be Anonymous User?
>>> Too late.
>> So you committed it anyway, despite asking
>> for objections?
>> May I ask what the point was of your original message?
>> The old user deletion may have been broken but it
>> was far less destructive to data than this.
> I'm sure that killes saw your objection, but decided that the  
> benefits of the patch outweigh the costs. You can disagree, but he  
> also has the right to make this decision. His call for objections  
> does not imply that he has to stop if any arise.
> This project is a never ending iteration. We'll get this right  
> eventually. Most reasonable people will agree that assigning to the  
> same uid as anonymous is not a perfect solution. Some rainy day,  
> I'm sure a patch will arise which assigns all this content to  
> uid=-1 or something like that and we'll begin the process again.

Well..."some rainy day" -- anyone that wants the other functionality  
(which I'm definitely +1 for), please make a patch! I'm sure Gerhard  
will apply a nicely coded patch...

-- Boris

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