What is the user system for? Is it public by default?


#1

-Hello, I don’t get it: what is the user system for? Is it public by default?

-Why is there a user called system? Can the user called system and my user be one?


(Daniel Hollas) #2

The user @system is Not a real person. A global user for system notifications and other system tasks..

You don’t need to worry about it, it usually does certain tasks in the background (for example downloading local copies of images) and sometimes notifies/messages admins or moderators, for example when somebody flags a post.


(Kane York) #3

Or, more accurately, system is the user that various automated tasks are credited to when a user is needed and it doesn’t make sense to pick a particular one.

System is the staff member credited with performing the 24-hr deletion of self-deleted posts. System will send you PMs with export job results.