A better solution would be to work out how to disable a user.
That way at least you have a historic track of the user, even
if they no longer have the ability to log in.
From: mediawiki-l-bounces(a)Wikimedia.org [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces@Wikimedia.org] On
Behalf Of Elliott F. Cable
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 16:36
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Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Deleting a user account
It leaves edits with no editing user. Among other things; why do you
need to remove it, 'swoop'?
On May 31, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Sy Ali wrote:
On 5/31/06, Swoop <docuswear(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Can someone point me to the documentation which
shows how to
delete user accounts?
I am running mediawiki 1.5.7, and am logged in with sysop and
There is some sort of deleteoldusers.php script in the maintenance
directory, but aside from that there's no official way.
I might suggest editing the users table in the database and deleting
that row, but I've been told in the past that this can be a bad idea.