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Re^4: Database Clean up?

by rattusillegitimus (Friar)
on Aug 25, 2002 at 04:06 UTC ( #192630=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Database Clean up?
in thread Database Clean up?

I agree that the unused "nicks" can be frustrating. My own handle would be 6 characters rather than 17 if either corwin or rattus had been available. However, given what JayBonci said lower down about deleting user nodes being potentially problematic, I wonder if renaming the users would be a better solution. I would suggest something like User<node_id>, which most likely would cause few if any username collisions. This would free up the usernames that are registered but have never been used.

- $0.02 from the rat
He seemed like such a nice guy to his neighbors / Kept to himself and never bothered them with favors
- Jefferson Airplane, "Assassin"

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Re^5: Database Clean up?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 25, 2002 at 04:31 UTC
    Posting cause I feel the renameproposition deserves a stronger vote than a ++.

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