Don't care much about losing ++s, but would it be a good idea if we could see a history of deleted and created accounts as well? Like, a trackers of devranters.

I'd at least get less paranoid with "I lost ++s, someone must've deleted account... Who could it be?"

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    @cafebabe Why? it does make completely sense, especially if the person behind the deleted account wants everything gone.

    When i deleted my account, one of the reasons were to un++ everything as well as removing my comments and posts.
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    @Frederick it doesn’t makes sense because deleting an account is not indicative of them not liking your rant.
    These are two very disjointed events.

    Simpler explanation is ++ should be like cash not stocks ( for the life time of platform)

    once you own cash it’s yours even if company that gave it goes out of market .

    I do not understand Implementing ++ like a stock that tanks with its giver ( suggested me a better word)
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    @Frederick true but, since you can't see who liked your rant (except in notifications) no one would actually know/ have a way to trace who deleted their account.

    Plus loosing ++ is a sure sign of someone leaving, making people curious and trying to go down a rabbit hole and find who left, whereas leaving them it's like nothing ever happened
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    @hardfault Not really, without having seen their database i assume the table used to store the ++/-- have a relation to the user table with a foreign key.

    Also it wouldnt make sense, you could delete your account and just recreate it again to keep giving ++s to a single rant.
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    @Frederick I don’t understand that argument my cpu(🧠) is slow lately

    But ideally data structures should not govern UX , rather UX should govern data structures

    may be subjective opinion but making ++ receiver the sole owner of those ++ makes sense UX wise
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    @Frederick Also if you look at like this, it wouldnt make sense.

    "One person likes your post"
    "Person deletes his account"
    In sense of context that would make it like
    "None likes your post"

    Also, that would also make the ++/-- table saving a lot of invalid data like user ids, that isnt used anymore.
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    If you don't know who ++d the rant, you can't remove the ++ either. So you can't down vote the same rant you up voted.
    Plus, gdpr.

    A better idea, is to keep ++s for only two years.
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    This similar discussion on S.O seems to give some insight https://meta.stackoverflow.com/ques...

    Comment Quote
    "...you could also have gained points if the deleted user had instead downvoted (- -) your posts; I am sure you wouldn't protest such reversals as vehemently."

    Personally, I think the removal of ++'s after account deletion makes the platform spam free.
    If the removal is fair for - - it's also fair for ++
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    I don't think ++ should go. But I would like a list of who opted out.
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    @cafebabe To be honest, I quite like it. There's something "peaceful" in knowing there'd be (almost) no trace left if you choose to delete your account.
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    @NoMad that's absolutely not gdpr-friendly.
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    Lol imagine if @-red left one day without any explanation.
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    Maybe not a log of deleted accounts, but if you truly care about ++ so much (I literally have no idea if my score goes up or down because I don't care) maybe something like stack overflow has where it tells you why you got ++ or -- recently. One of those could just be (Deleted account) but not give the username or anything (Obviously a deleted user wants their information gone, so displaying their username would be counter intuitive)

    But honestly I think the whole score thing isn't enough to warrant such development costs. Just participate in the community, that's what it's all about
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    @Frederick devRant uses Neo4j, so...
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    @PrivateGER I admit it were a pretty stupid argument, not only just because it assumed something wrong (i must had thrown the knowladge about devrant showing their stack, out the window when i wrote that comment).
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