The rake task for merging users is now available on
Users can be merged by executing
This merges the data of the
source user into the
target user before it deletes the
source user. The content of 45 tables gets merged, so depending on the amount of data associated with the
source user this process can take a while.
Plugin authors can hook into the merge process by handling the
:merging_users event. I’ve already implemented it for the polls plugin, which merges the votes of the two merged users.
Incoming links that still reference the
https://talk.example.com/t/some-topic/17/3?u=source_username) won’t be associated with the
A user can have only one shadow user (from the
allow anonymous postingfeature). So, if both merged users had a shadow user, then the one owned by the
source userwill be lost… well, it’s still there, but not associated with an existing user anymore.