[wp-hackers] deleting a user, save posts by him
mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Thu Apr 7 07:43:49 GMT 2005
Amit Gupta wrote:
> ah!! I should've made myself more clearer, no?
> I know of these two methods, ie., via admin panel & MySQL. what I was
> asking is that I don't want to use any of these things, essentially,
> move the posts to another user.
> I've a blog setup for someone who's not techy & has about 100-150
> posts of a user he wants to delete. Now doing it through admin panel
> is out-of-question. And he can't do it via MySQL too. I can create a
> script for him to do that ofcourse, but does the posts really need to
> be assigned to another user? I mean he wants to keep the attribution
> of the posts to the original author, but don't want him to post again.
> As I know of it(correct me if I'm wrong), a 0 level user can't post,
> right? So this can be overcome by simply making the author a 0 level
> user, which will stop him from posting but also keep his posts with
> proper attribution. Now the problem will arise when the number of such
> 0 level users increase. 1,2,3,4,5... its ok, but if they reach
> somewhere 50-60 or above, its gonna be messed up!!
> so a solution should be there!! I mean there should be an option which
> allows the posts to remain with proper attribution while the user can
> be deleted.
Reducing to level 0 sounds like the perfect solution. What's the
problem with 50-60 deactivated users? I've run installs with 3 times
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