[development] user deletion

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Tue Mar 28 18:37:55 UTC 2006

Boris Mann wrote:

> 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...

Not in this development cycle. As I explained it is easy enough to do 
what John wants using a rather small contrib module.


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