If a user gets expunged due to abuse, what info gets expunged?

If a user gets expunged because they fail to appeal within the allotted time frame, what happens to their info? Does their content stay and it just appears as posted by "former member"? Or does all of their content get expunged, too, so it's like they were never a part of the community at all?

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  • It depends on the configuration of the abuse process. In Administration > Moderation > Moderation Options, there is a set of options under "Member Account Protection":

    • Account Age Expunge Threshold -- if the account is older than this number of days, the account will be disapproved instead of being deleted.
    • Posts Expunge Threshold -- if the account has more than this number of posts, the account will be disapproved instead of being deleted.

    If neither of those criteria are met, the account along with all of its content will be deleted.

  • We're having issues with this too, mostly related to minor fall-outs between users, who then report each other as abusive, and have made up again by the time our moderators can act(!) So users, sometimes significant ones, are getting messages that their accounts will be deleted if they don't appeal quickly, and it's all about spats that are already over. But they won't be deleted anyway, because those users are way, way over the thresholds. So shouldn't they be getting more appropriate messages, to protect our moderators from getting enquiries from panicked users?

    Presumably those wordings can be set in strings somewhere and thus toned down. But it would be useful to be able to show different messages to users whose accounts will and will not actually be deleted, as opposed to suspended (disapproved).

    Also, because this is sometimes about following up individual enquiries, and what happens depends in part on users' reputations, I'd want as a moderator/administrator to be able to see a user's actual reputation score in the admin interface. I suppose that's what "7 points" on the profile page means, and the administrator can view that, but it's not the most accessible place.

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  • We're having issues with this too, mostly related to minor fall-outs between users, who then report each other as abusive, and have made up again by the time our moderators can act(!) So users, sometimes significant ones, are getting messages that their accounts will be deleted if they don't appeal quickly, and it's all about spats that are already over. But they won't be deleted anyway, because those users are way, way over the thresholds. So shouldn't they be getting more appropriate messages, to protect our moderators from getting enquiries from panicked users?

    Presumably those wordings can be set in strings somewhere and thus toned down. But it would be useful to be able to show different messages to users whose accounts will and will not actually be deleted, as opposed to suspended (disapproved).

    Also, because this is sometimes about following up individual enquiries, and what happens depends in part on users' reputations, I'd want as a moderator/administrator to be able to see a user's actual reputation score in the admin interface. I suppose that's what "7 points" on the profile page means, and the administrator can view that, but it's not the most accessible place.

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