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User merge: what about Join date?

by Big Monstro » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Hello.

I've tested your extension: it's great to merge users' posts :D

However, I noticed there is no change of the remaining member's join date. So, if you merge a previous user with a newer one, the remaining (newer) user could have very old posts but a much later join date in his/her profile. Example: an user joined in 2017 with posts written in 2010 (from an older account). It doesn't make sense. The join date should be edited by the merging.

It's my suggestion, thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
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Re: User merge: what about Join date?

by Walther » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Today I had the same issue; an user had 3 accounts for some reason, and wanted them to be merged into 1 account (the latest he made)

Account A was from January 2012 and had 2 postings
Account B was from June 2015 and had 26 postings
Account C was from October 2016 and had 35 posting

Merged A to C, the total of postings for C raised (as aspected) to 37
Merged B to C, the total of postings for C raised to 53

Now in the user profile, there are 53 postings.
When you click on 'view all postings', 35 are shown... :shock:

All the postings prior tot October 2016 are neglected in the search.
Apparently phpBB only searches starting from the date joined, which makes kind of sense and thumbs up for not wasting server resources

However, it would be nice if the join date was set to the oldest join date.
Maybe even optional with a checkbox. :idea:
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Re: User merge: what about Join date?

by Willoughby_wx » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:37 am

You could always change the user's join date/time via the database.
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Re: User merge: what about Join date?

by RMcGirr83 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:25 pm

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