We have a key employee who is resigning. I would prefer to retain her attribution for stories she has posted for our institution. My first thought was to create a custom "resigned" user role and move her account there. Then I began to consider the various methods a user (whether actual employees or not) may exit as a contributor.
- Temporary Leave
- Internal Promotion
- Position Change
- Asked to have Attribution Removed
- Asked to have Content Removed
My first inclination is to move the user into a logical role. This would preserve both the frontend and backend attribution. It would also allow a simple method for reinstating users upon their return. In addition, there could be some benefit in a report on the history of user activity as well.