[Mediawiki-l] Never delete users !

dKosopedia admin admin at dkosopedia.com
Fri Jan 18 14:10:22 UTC 2008


Thomas, you probably want the UserMerge extension...


On Jan 18, 2008, at 9:06 AM, Thomas Dalton wrote:

>> 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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