John Rouillard wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:18:42 +0200, "Tobias Herp" said:
> >when a retired user sends a mail, a new user is created, reusing
> >the old username (but with a new id, of course).
> >Is this a bug, or is it a feature?
> I'd say it was working as intended since you retired the user and
> declared the user's object dead. It shouldn't be resurrected on the
> basis of an (easily forged) loose association with the real user.
Yes... it's not a really burning issue to me, I just wondered.
> >Would it be more desirable to reanimate the retired user instead?
> Maybe. The question is does the site the email is comming from reuse
> email ID's. If so then the reanimated user would not necessarily be
> the original user.
Right. It might depend on the practice on the site concerning retiring users. And maybe a canonical way of temporarily deactivating users would be useful?
Or the time since the old user was retired/last active could be used for a decision.