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Should old deactivated usernames be recycled? 

46 deviants said Yes! All the good names are taken and most deactivated
14 deviants said No! It would cause too much confusion seeing already used usernames being brought back up again

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SpaceshipLewis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think that if they are inactive and contain nothing, they should be recycled. Things that have content could be archived.

What if they are archived with a dArchive:username type of thing.

If someone died or something, it would be nice to have an archive to come back to there is a huge risk in internet data that things can be lost forever. People's entire life's work could never be seen again due to overwriting things online.
royalraptors Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting idea!
Cerrenyra Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that accounts that have been deactivated for a while or inactive for a year to a few years should have their names recycled.
occhiolism Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say even 2 years is a perfectly reasonable grace period. If you abandon something for that long you lose the right to use it, it's just logical
Laikaris Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Use the traslate google plis.(?)

Creo que se debe discutir eso. Se pueden "reciclar" pero debería ser después de conseguir contactar con el dueño de la cuenta vía gmail.

Algunas cuentas pueden estar repletas de arte y si son borradas para la reutilización de la cuenta seria una lastima muy grande. 

Es un gran debate.
Mellochi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Accounts that have been inactive for 5+ years should definitely be cleared for re-use.
Especially those that have nothing on them. People took the name and then never used the account. Those ones hurt my heart. :c
CRG-Free Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes and I think they should have everyone who hasn't been on in 5 years sent an e-mail saying if they don't log in within 90 day they will have their account froze until they log in and will have to choose a new username with their account being blacked out and art put into storage. With their username going into free supply. If the art is moved to storage then it won't be stolen and their identity stolen as easy. If they make it so that you can see a users history of their username and when someone enters the address at the top of the page it asks did you mean and shows past users of the name with current name and a slide over drop menu of their profile they could also allow recycling of names users had gotten rid of.
pastel-suqar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
And accounts that haven't been online in like 4 years 
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