Forgive me if this was suggested elsewhere. This is my first post and I did my best to search first:
Our site will take on 50-70 new (and temporary) users every six months. Ideally we're with WordPress forever. Naturally, those users will eventually pile up.
I love the clickable "author" byline in that most themes have the byline embedded in the template (so you don't need to type "by John Doe").
However, I'd also love the ability to delete a user when they leave our organization without deleting their posts, or reassigning their bylines to an arbitrary user account.
Overall, it would help keep things clean and simple. There was a post here: (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/delete-user-but-keep-who-wrote-the-post?replies=5) That seemed to ask for the same thing, but maybe there's been a solution I haven't found since then?
This might also make story assigning easier and would avoid the inevitable same name problem (Steve Smith, for instance) without forcing someone to go by "Steven" or use an initial, etc.
I know for security, we could change their email address, but that's not a bulk action, so it would be tedious.
Thanks for considering or for any help you can offer.