Last modified: 2011-09-27 12:05:38 UTC
(Please see bug 11962 for an introduction)
This bug proposes the automatic removal of unused accounts.
The bug 4350 (Delete unused user accounts) started with this purpose, but the discussion moved towards simply hiding the unused accounts instead of deleting them, and it eventually ended up resolved as a duplicate of bug 6397 (Flag to mark accounts locked/hidden), which, btw, is still open.
After the resolution of bug 11962, which was blocking this proposal (see that bug's description page for details) I am now proposing that user accounts which user_touched timestamp stays unchanged for a given amount of time since the creation of the account, to be deleted.
Technically, this requires a change in removeUnusedAccounts.php to detect that timestamp (in case it doesnt do that yet) and then run it periodically on all wikimedia wikis.
To date we have no intention of removing accounts on this basis.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 6614 ***