If you've ever created a node, then you shouldn't ever lose your ID.
Agreed. That should really be the bottom line. If somebody goes away for 18 months, since they still created a node, then they shouldnt loose the nick. If somebody logged in and never posted, for X number of days, thats another story.
Maybe this should be slowly
implemented with the past accounts, and something that should become procedure, and process with the new accounts. If they know they'll get reaped without participatning (IE: Logging in..) then its simply a matter of procedure.
_14k4 - firstname.lastname@example.org