[wp-hackers] deleting a user, save posts by him
carthik at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 16:05:38 GMT 2005
Demote the user to level 0. That way you minimize what the user can
do, and still get to keep his posts.
On Apr 7, 2005 12:02 PM, Mike Little <journalized at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 7, 2005 4:55 PM, Mark R. Andrachek, Jr. <mark.andrachek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What about adding a "deleted" column to the user's information? If a
> > user is deleted, don't let him log in or show him in the normal
> > userlist. And perhaps allow the admin to decide:
> > 1) delete old posts
> > 2) change posts status to draft/hidden
> > 3) leave posts, as-is
> > 3) leave posts, unlink author
> There is no point to a deleted column, that in effect is what level 0
> is for. Yes they can log in but, they can't do anything.
> 2) No, this will break all your permanent links, this will deprive
> your readers of your content.
> 4) (the second 3) You can't do this because then you have to change
> all code which expects to be able to retrieve the user information
> based on the user id in the post.
> Frankly the justification for all this (that there may be a lot of
> level-0 users) hasn't convinced me of anything.
> But I do agree that deleting a lot of posts en masse is not a good thing.
> Mike Little
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