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inactive user removal ALSO deletes the(ir) post(s) !?

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TabsInTitleNOTMini_2
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Post Posted May 29th, 2018, 4:56 am

faq.php#f0r6 :
"[...] many boards periodically remove users who have not posted for a
long time to reduce the size of the database.
"

Does this ALSO remove their posts !??.. I registered 015 Dec 28 with user name
"TabsInTitleNOTMini" and posted a message about tabs _not_ being in the title
bar when the window is not _maximized_ (made a typo when creating the user
name). However a google search "tabs title bar not maximized site:mozillazine.org"
around that epoch does not yield _my_ post (I see there have been other posts
on this subject since :-), i will check them!).

I understand removing inactive / 'posts-thrice-per-decade' usernames from the
database; however the(ir) post(s) should be kept: I have seen this being done
by changing the poster to 'Anon' before deleting the user profile.

TabsInTitleNOTMini_2

DanRaisch
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Post Posted May 29th, 2018, 6:17 am

I don't see any such user ID around that date. Are you sure that you were registering on these forums and not this one -- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox

I understand removing inactive / 'posts-thrice-per-decade' usernames from the database; however the(ir) post(s) should be kept:

Why, if it was only one and (apparently) received no replies?

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Post Posted May 29th, 2018, 11:38 am

Well there is no active account with name of TabsInTitleNOTMini_2 on forums.mozillazine.org as otherwise you would not have been able to use it while as a Guest poster. There is no inactive account with name of TabsInTitleNOTMini_2 either.

No account with that name at sumo either https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/TabsInTitleNOTMini_2

I don't think any accounts are intentionally deleted here as that is a generic FAQ sentence. Many years ago there was a database issue in which some people lost their accounts.

We do however deactivate accounts that were used for spamming.

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