On Scifi.SE, a user had their account deleted this morning. Also this morning, about half a dozen of "their" posts were in the First Posts queue. The posts were all roughly a month old, and they all had the same disassociated user#. Here's one of them.

Why'd this person's posts show up in the First Posts queue? Why do a deleted user's posts ever show up in that queue, when it's purpose is to help the community provide feedback to new users? A deleted user is no longer a member of the community, and they're not even going to be able to act on any feedback.

  • Yeah, this is a bug. There's no check for a null owner, and since deleted posts aren't associated with any user there are never any "previous" posts with the same author... Kinda surprised this hasn't been caught before now! – Shog9 Mar 7 '13 at 0:57
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    Here is an answer to "Why do a deleted user's posts ever show up in that queue" :) – ff524 Dec 30 '15 at 13:23

This will be fixed in the next deploy.

Afterwards un-owned posts will never enter the First Posts queue, and any posts in the queues will be removed.

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