[aur-general] Removing stale accounts from the AUR

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Tue Feb 4 13:02:14 EST 2014

On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 at 13:17:25, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Hi,
> I plan to remove all AUR accounts that have not been used for at least
> 500 days (according to the last login time stamp). This affects ~35000
> users, see [1] for a complete list. If your account is on that list and
> you think it shouldn't be there, please let me know.
> Side effects:
> * The ~2000 packages maintained by these users will be orphaned.
> * All ~20000 comments written by any of the users will be removed.
> * Votes will be retained.
> [...]

After some reconsideration, I think it is better to do this the other
way round. Comments will be retained (support for this will be added
with a patch I just submitted to aur-dev [1]) and votes will be removed.
We can still do comment cleanups later if we want to.


[1] https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2014-February/002646.html

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