When a user is "Deleted" does it affect any of the content they've input into Confluence or JIRA?

I have a LONG LIST of "deactivated" users.

I'd like to delete them, however, the documentation does not say what will happen to the content (made by user) once the deletion occurs.  Does it impact content? Contact information (as in creator name?) Other?

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Deactivation won't have any effect on content created by the user.

In JIRA, don't delete any user that has reported, commented on, or is assigned to an issue - you'll find you get problems with the history and display of them.

If you delete Confluence users, their personal spaces will die, but other spaces will be untouched.

Thank you!  I wish I had read that before I deleted someone.  I will just deactivate from now on.


The only thing I remember seeing in Confluence is that where the user is listed (e.g. "Created by John Smith 10 days ago."), the user is listed as "unknown jsmith").

Thanks! That was helpful!

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