People leave. They get fired. They die.
But through all that they are still in Jira. We change their password to a random one, and edit the email address. But this still clutters up our lists of assignable users, and occasionally results in a dearly departed getting assigned an issue. Jira prevents us from deleting them:
I am aware that we can bulk assign the reporter to someone else... but then we loose valuable at a glance history. What we'd like is to really disable the users, without deleting them.
There are many dupes of this report, most closed as "won't fix".