[wp-docs] User accounts
podz at tamba2.org.uk
Wed Mar 16 15:45:00 GMT 2005
Tor Bjornrud wrote:
> I think in the case that someone is clearly abusing the account system
> and codex, it's perfectly alright to delete an account. This is very
> different from someone just creating an acct and leaving it, imho.
I do wonder though if a script did hit the site ...
> I haven't weighed in on this yet, but I think it's a bad policy given
> that the codex is supposed to be an inclusive project. Who's to say
> that someone who created an acct got distracted and didn't get to
> contribute? I know I poked around the codex for quite a while before
> ever posting, and even now I haven't done all that much. But if I had
> found that my account was deleted because of inactivity, that would've
> been quite discouraging.
> Basically, I value making the codex more inviting to occasional editors
> FAR more than saving some user account real estate, which is practically
Likewise I did some, then went silent ... so the same thing applies to me.
> In addition, leaving accounts fits the open-source commons that we're
> trying to build with the WordPress community. It's fine to have a
> meritocracy, and works extremely well, but I don't think that needs to
> conflict with welcoming users and contributors with open arms. Deleting
> user accounts *can* be perceived as the contributor not being "good
> enough" to be in our club.
I have a point I'll make in a followup.
> Leave no contributor behind.
Agreed - but A2gay.org.uk ... a contributor ? I'll eat my hat :)
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