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Are user id’s reused after a user deletes their account?

  • btees


    Had a strange one off happen with a site I’m making.

    After all my testing I deleted all the testing accounts I’d set up. Then I created some demo accounts to show to my client.

    With exactly one of the new accounts, when it was newly created it’s cover image was that of one of the old deleted accounts.

    Looking in the upload folder it’s user 2. So the user id’s must be reused, right?

    The strange thing is that I can’t replicate it now with additional users, each new one seems to get a new id.

    Pretty strange. Would the id’s be reused if I left longer between deleting and creating a new account? I’m perplexed as to how it happened. I’d imagine it’s not that likely to occur in the wild, but anything I could do to definitely stop it would be great.

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