[Mediawiki-l] Never delete users !

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 14:06:50 UTC 2008

> Does it still hold true what Rob wrote there? That MediaWiki does
> not support the deletion of users? Is that still the case in 1.11.0?
> Or does someone know of an extension which will allow to easily
> remove user accounts?

It still applies for the same reasons. What are you meant to do with
article histories of articles the deleted user edited? A user with no
(undeleted) edits can generally be deleted if you really have to (by
altering the database manually), but there's rarely any need - you can
always rename the user to "DeletedUser1".

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