[wp-hackers] deleting a user, save posts by him

David House dmhouse at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 11:12:13 GMT 2005

On Apr 7, 2005 5:02 PM, Mike Little <journalized at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I propose a hybrid solution. When you want to delete a user, you can
click on a 'delete user' button, which internally demotes the user to
a level-0. Without that button things are going to get very confusing:
imagine you're just an average admin user and you want to delete a
user. Which makes more sense to you, pressing a big fat red 'delete
user' button, or changing the users level to 0? It just makes sense
from a usability point of view. But by all means, internally demoting
a user to level 0 makes sense, I suppose.

The only disadvantage to the level-0 solution I can think of is that
when a user is browsing through user profiles, how can they tell if a
user has been deleted? In other words, will we ever need to
differentiate between everyday level-0 users and real deleted users?

-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com

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