Moritz Wilhelmy wrote: Dave Reisner wrote:
the off topic train goes choo choo crash boom
Back on topic, I agree with Pierre (as I usually do in issues regarding privacy and security).
AUR accounts should be deletable. Names can be reserved for a fixed period (from 3 months to 1 year) to prevent confusion.
So yeah, someone who wants this now should write a patch. Here's a possible plan:
1) Create a "disabled" table in the database (account ID, timestamp). 2) Add a disable button to the account page that inserts the user in the "disabled" table and removes him from the user table. 3) Have the account creation function check the "disabled" table when it checks for name availability. 4) Add something to purge records from "disabled" when the interval is up. Add it to the other housekeeping functions.
Bonus functionality: *) provide interface to view and manage "disabled" table
Just some ideas.