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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7992 new feature request

Administrator notification on user account creation and deletion

Reported by: boonebgorges's profile boonebgorges Owned by:
Milestone: Under Consideration Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: needs-patch


See #7826.

Is there interest in having BP notify site admins when user accounts are created or deleted? The impetus here is deletion, since it's an event that affects privacy, though I can see that we might consider doing both deletion and creation, for consistency.

This could be very noisy for some sites, so it would need to be configurable, either in the Settings UI or via a filter.

This kind of notification could easily be written as a plugin, so the question is whether it's something we think most BP installs would want.

Change History (2)

#1 @r-a-y
5 years ago

The impetus for why I suggested this is due to the GDPR Data Erase feature that comes natively with WordPress.

In WordPress, site admins are notified when data erase requests are submitted by the end user. The difference with BP is we leave deletion in the hands of the user. Some might argue that BP's no-telemetry approach is better for privacy reasons, but if I were administering a BP site, I would want to know if a user has deleted their account from the site.

Like you said, this kind of notification can be written as a plugin. Just thought that there might be an argument for it as a part of core.

#2 @boonebgorges
5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Thanks, @r-a-y ! You've convinced me. I think this would be a useful feature, but I think there should be an easy way to turn it off. A filter would be the minimum, but IMO this is an item likely to be accessed frequently enough that it may be worth a UI toggle. (Maybe it could go in WP's Privacy settings? Not sure.)

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