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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#37282 closed enhancement (invalid)

Lower down the duration of Recycling a deleted site address and make it to some days instead of 2 years.

Reported by: pabitrapati Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
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  1. Create an user and a new blog site (pabitrapati.wordpress.com).
  2. Deleted the same user site.
    • No confirmation mail received regarding deletion of User site.
  3. Now, after two days, while I wanted to create a new site with same site address(i.e. pabitrapati.wordpress.com), this was not available.
  4. I tried checking, if it has been acquired by any user, but it was not (Refer SiteAddress.jpg).
  5. But, it also didn't allowed me to create a new site with the same address.
  6. I posted the same in the forum and came to know that for re-using a deleted site, it takes 2 years ( refer https://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/).
  7. Also, there is no way that an user can recover the deleted site.

Observations :-

  • Since, there is no way, user can do anything about a deleted site, hence there is no point in blocking for so long duration of 2 years. So this needs to be lower down to 5 -10 days at max.
  • Rather, this makes users to move some other site to create their blog site where they find the desired blog address.
  • Also, no email confirmation for blog site deletion is sent to the user, neither there is a provision to recover the deleted blog address.
  • However, 'Web Address' section in user's 'Account Settings' section shows the same address (pabitrapati.wordpress.com). Refer WebAddress.jpg

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WebAddress.jpg (154.9 KB) - added by pabitrapati 5 years ago.
SiteAddress.jpg (160.6 KB) - added by pabitrapati 5 years ago.

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Change History (5)

#1 @pento
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @pabitrapati!

This bug tracker is for the WordPress open source project, WordPress.com is a site that uses WordPress, but has its own custom settings and policies.

In this case, you'll need to continue talking to WordPress.com support at https://en.support.wordpress.com/, they'll be able to help you with recovering the original site.

#2 @pabitrapati
5 years ago

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

that is a support forum and they dont care about any Enhancement. They will just support with what they have. I had posted this question there. but didn't get any satisfactory answer there. So did I opened and Enhancement ticket here.

#3 @ocean90
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I'm sorry that you didn't get a satisfied answer there but we can't help you with WordPress.com here.

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