GitLab Documentation

Deleting a User Account

Associated Records

Introduced for issues in GitLab 9.0, and for merge requests, award emoji, notes, and abuse reports in GitLab 9.1.

When a user account is deleted, not all associated records are deleted with it. Here's a list of things that will not be deleted:

Instead of being deleted, these records will be moved to a system-wide "Ghost User", whose sole purpose is to act as a container for such records.