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[GNC-dev] Dormant Bugzilla Accounts

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In the course of editing the wiki on the subject of Bugzilla accounts, the question arose as to how many gnome.bugzilla.org <http://gnome.bugzilla.org/> accounts had been ported over to bugs.gnucash.org <http://bugs.gnucash.org/> and remained in dormant status—and if there are still many of these, have the powers that manage these issues made any kind of determination on how these accounts will be handled now, should the account holder seek access again?

It would seem to me that after a certain period of time, any accounts that remained unaccessed should be considered unused, and the account disabled. The user would then have to register from start again as if they were new users. Others felt that it would be appropriate to continue the original model for several years.

Can someone inform me what practice will be followed in this regard?

The manner in which this issue is handled will affect the language and content of the wiki with regards to the Bugzilla wiki page, and I want to be sure that whatever gets put there reflects the practice and goals of the developer base.

Cheers,
David
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Re: [GNC-dev] Dormant Bugzilla Accounts

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Hi,

All accounts that touched any GnuCash bug were migrated over.  The ONLY
user data migrated were email address and full name.  The user account
passwords were NOT migrated because password data is not accessible (which
is a GOOD THING).  So all those accounts are, technically, in a dormant
state.  If those users would like to access them then they will need to
perform a password reset on the account.

Removing accounts is... challenging.  The database requires them to remain
in order to maintain proper history.

Is there a problem with keeping the accounts around?

-derek

On Tue, February 5, 2019 10:45 am, David T. via gnucash-devel wrote:

> This message is probably directed to Derek…
>
> In the course of editing the wiki on the subject of Bugzilla accounts, the
> question arose as to how many gnome.bugzilla.org
> <http://gnome.bugzilla.org/> accounts had been ported over to
> bugs.gnucash.org <http://bugs.gnucash.org/> and remained in dormant
> status—and if there are still many of these, have the powers that manage
> these issues made any kind of determination on how these accounts will be
> handled now, should the account holder seek access again?
>
> It would seem to me that after a certain period of time, any accounts that
> remained unaccessed should be considered unused, and the account disabled.
> The user would then have to register from start again as if they were new
> users. Others felt that it would be appropriate to continue the original
> model for several years.
>
> Can someone inform me what practice will be followed in this regard?
>
> The manner in which this issue is handled will affect the language and
> content of the wiki with regards to the Bugzilla wiki page, and I want to
> be sure that whatever gets put there reflects the practice and goals of
> the developer base.
>
> Cheers,
> David
> _______________________________________________
> gnucash-devel mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-devel
>


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Re: [GNC-dev] Dormant Bugzilla Accounts

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No. There's no problem. I just want the wiki page to reflect what actual practice is. I wasn't thinking that the accounts would be removed.

David

On February 5, 2019, at 9:25 PM, Derek Atkins <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi,

All accounts that touched any GnuCash bug were migrated over.  The ONLY
user data migrated were email address and full name.  The user account
passwords were NOT migrated because password data is not accessible (which
is a GOOD THING).  So all those accounts are, technically, in a dormant
state.  If those users would like to access them then they will need to
perform a password reset on the account.

Removing accounts is... challenging.  The database requires them to remain
in order to maintain proper history.

Is there a problem with keeping the accounts around?

-derek

On Tue, February 5, 2019 10:45 am, David T. via gnucash-devel wrote:

> This message is probably directed to Derek…
>
> In the course of editing the wiki on the subject of Bugzilla accounts, the
> question arose as to how many gnome.bugzilla.org
> <http://gnome.bugzilla.org/> accounts had been ported over to
> bugs.gnucash.org <http://bugs.gnucash.org/> and remained in dormant
> status—and if there are still many of these, have the powers that manage
> these issues made any kind of determination on how these accounts will be
> handled now, should the account holder seek access again?
>
> It would seem to me that after a certain period of time, any accounts that
> remained unaccessed should be considered unused, and the account disabled.
> The user would then have to register from start again as if they were new
> users. Others felt that it would be appropriate to continue the original
> model for several years.
>
> Can someone inform me what practice will be followed in this regard?
>
> The manner in which this issue is handled will affect the language and
> content of the wiki with regards to the Bugzilla wiki page, and I want to
> be sure that whatever gets put there reflects the practice and goals of
> the developer base.
>
> Cheers,
> David
> _______________________________________________
> gnucash-devel mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-devel
>


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Re: [GNC-dev] Dormant Bugzilla Accounts

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On 05/02/2019 15:55, Derek Atkins wrote:

> All accounts that touched any GnuCash bug were migrated over.  The ONLY
> user data migrated were email address and full name.  The user account
> passwords were NOT migrated because password data is not accessible (which
> is a GOOD THING).  So all those accounts are, technically, in a dormant
> state.  If those users would like to access them then they will need to
> perform a password reset on the account.
>
> Removing accounts is... challenging.  The database requires them to remain
> in order to maintain proper history.
>
> Is there a problem with keeping the accounts around?

I'm OK with Derek's answer, David T.  Are you?

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Re: [GNC-dev] Dormant Bugzilla Accounts

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Yeah. As I mentioned at the time, my primary concern was to make the wiki reflect the status quo. It's all good.

David

On March 17, 2019, at 2:58 AM, Wm via gnucash-devel <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 05/02/2019 15:55, Derek Atkins wrote:

> All accounts that touched any GnuCash bug were migrated over.  The ONLY
> user data migrated were email address and full name.  The user account
> passwords were NOT migrated because password data is not accessible (which
> is a GOOD THING).  So all those accounts are, technically, in a dormant
> state.  If those users would like to access them then they will need to
> perform a password reset on the account.
>
> Removing accounts is... challenging.  The database requires them to remain
> in order to maintain proper history.
>
> Is there a problem with keeping the accounts around?

I'm OK with Derek's answer, David T.  Are you?

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