Is there a way to delete inactive users? Lets say inactive means a user last seen 1 year ago, without any post.
You can do it manually by heading to their profile, go to the persons’ admin panel, head all the way down until you find a
Not sure about inactive users, but there are many topics to search for regarding the same question. I found this one:
I’m aware of how to delete a user manually. I was looking for kind of automatic or bulk way.
I wouldn’t actually mind having this functionality built into Discourse, but it is not popular because it “decreases” user count metrics.
That seems like a fairly safe definition, except what if this user had a bunch of read time? I’d say you need to limit it to
- last seen 1 year ago
- no posts
- user at TL0 (less than 15m total account read time)
Absolutely. this is also a good limit for inactive user.
I don’t know how inactive users might increase any value to the forum. I mean who cares if we have a million of inactive users?
It’ll need to have a LONG default for safety. Like two years.
Another advantage of having this ability is to free up short usernames that are taken by inactive users.
I submitted a PR about this:
Thats great . where is the option to change the default 2 years limit? And btw can we also do a webhook call when a user is deleted?
Oh yes there should be a site setting to adjust the time limit here @nbianca for sure. 2 years is still a good safe default of course.
Is there a way to undo the delete?
This feature purged a bunch of users that we’d have preferred to have emailed out a reminder to first.
No, unless no changes have occurred since your last backup.
It’s highly advisable to consult the release notes before applying any updates, and in addition I would strongly recommend you run all changes through a staging site before touching a live instance.