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GeneralRe: Over 10 million members Pinprofessionalmbadi27-Apr-13 10:37 
GeneralRe: Over 10 million members Pinmember GeekBond 27-Apr-13 13:44 
GeneralRe: Over 10 million members PinmemberMark_Wallace28-Apr-13 21:02 
GeneralRe: Over 10 million members PinmvpOriginalGriff28-Apr-13 22:47 
It isn't a fragmentation problem, it's a database consistency problem. When they delete or disable an account, they don't delete all the posts and articles they have made, in case the account needs to be re-activated (as has happened). So either they need a special "class" of user id numbers they can change them to or (better) just leave it as it is and disable the number. Sure, you get "holes" in the member numbers, but that's pretty much irrelevant because only the DB actually uses them - the external world pretty much only uses the UserName.
 
And I'd much rather not update 19,000 messages, 9,000 answers and 7,000 comments on one account in order to disable it if I can change a bit field in one row instead! Laugh | :laugh:
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GeneralIron Man PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon27-Apr-13 8:20 
GeneralRe: Iron Man PinprotectorDaveAuld27-Apr-13 8:22 
GeneralRe: Iron Man PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon27-Apr-13 8:40 
JokeRe: Iron Man PinprotectorDaveAuld27-Apr-13 8:46 
GeneralRe: Iron Man PinmemberNaerling27-Apr-13 9:12 
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