Um, don't delete users' cards! Seriously, i'm not sure what else to do about this. The Admin user, by design, can do anything, and just like root can really mess things up. I suppose we could add a warning, were you thinking anything beyond that? --John Abbe
Point taken :) What about not allowing deletion of user cards, but a similar action that disables accounts instead? For instance, what happens if a user makes a lot of edits and then later his account is deleted. What happens to those links in the edit history?
Also, how do I undo or fix this? Is the card truly deleted or is it hidden somewhere?
--Scott Keeler.....Tue Mar 04 09:17:36 PST 2008
You could just try inviting them again (maybe that's what you meant by "If I try to recreate the account..."). When you delete cards, they do actually stay in the database and if you go to New Card and create a card with the same name it uses the old cards's data, so you could try that.
Good question about edit history, i don't know what happens now. If a User really wants to delete themselves do they want to not even show up in the edit history? Do we want to allow that?
--John Abbe.....Tue Mar 04 12:18:55 PST 2008
Yeah, that's what I meant. I recreated the card and it shows up in the users list, but I still get the login failed error when trying to sign in. When I try to click the options tab on the user card I get oh man you've uncovered a bug... 500 Internal Server Error.
I really don't think you want the edit history to be modified because a user card is deleted or disabled. That could lead to a lot of problems and abuse.
--Scott Keeler.....Tue Mar 04 14:48:15 PST 2008
You recreated it through New Card, or through Invite a Friend?
--John Abbe.....Tue Mar 04 21:50:45 PST 2008
I tried both actually. When I tried re-inviting I got the error as described in the issue card. When I tried recreating using new card, the user card showed up, but I still can't login and when I click options on the users options tab I get the 500 internal server error.
--Scott Keeler.....Tue Mar 04 22:39:18 PST 2008
Re: "a similar action that disables accounts instead" - you can block users, it's a check box in the Options tab
--John Abbe.....Fri Jul 04 11:25:07 -0700 2008