[aur-general] AUR "Jamie" account

Daniel J Griffiths ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Mon Oct 12 14:32:02 EDT 2009

Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:41:42 -0500
> schrieb Daniel J Griffiths <ghost1227 at archlinux.us>:
>> I see the logic of both points of view, but I'll add my two cents 
>> anyway. I think that Daenyth is right, but I'd also say that an
>> account that was created a long time ago but has never been used
>> could probably be removed. Hell, on the forums we have accounts
>> created in 2003 with a 0 post count... after six years of inactivity
>> I'd say it's time to move on.
> I don't agree in this. I also have an account on the forums, which I
> don't need often, because usually I need to report a bug in flyspray or
> I already find an answer for my problem in the forums. And I don't need
> to login to search the forums. So you probably don't see any activities
> for my forums account for a long time. But if I need to post in the
> forums, then I'd like to use my "old" account. So deleting a forums
> account due to supposed inactivity is not really nice and shouldn't be
> done. And I'd be pretty angry, if my accounts would just be deleted
> without asking me.
> In case of an AUR account I'd principally say, that the forums "Jamie"
> has bad luck. I think he should register a different user name on AUR,
> and, if he wants to use the same user name in AUR and the forums, then
> he should register this AUR user name in the forums and use that.
> But in this case of inactivity in AUR one could friendly ask the owner
> of the AUR account "Jamie" and ask him, if he wants to keep it or if he
> agrees in giving his account to the forums "Jamie". And only if he
> agrees this should be done. If he doesn't answer or agree then this
> account should be untouched. And this should really be an
> exceptional case.
> Heiko
When I said inactivity I wasn't talking about someone who hadn't posted 
in a while. I'm talking about accounts that have been active for six 
years and /never /used.

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