Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: deleting a user

7: Re: deleting a user (response to 6)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Jade, this subject comes up from time to time, but I don't remember anyone ever giving a good reason for why you should ever truly nuke a user from the system, rather than simply deleting, banning, disabling, or whatever that user.

Yes, nuking the user can always be done in some way (hack some SQL), either by also nuking all the user's content or by transferring that content to some bogus "nuked user" placeholder. But why? Is there ever a good reason to do so? (There may well be, I just don't remember any...)