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pros/cons (easy ?)


Say you have a double opt in mailing list, of which the subcriber list is
store in the db. Im still somewhat of a newb, so bear with me... are there
any pros/cons as to keeping the 'unverified' subscribers in a different
table, aside from organization?
I did just that, where, when they subscribe, they are put in a temp table,
and them moved to the real table once verified (and the temp entry deleted).
At the time, I did this thinking organization of data... but as an
afterthought, am thinking I just did a lot of unecessary coding... ... and
am thinking just an y/n field for verified or not in the primary table would

It's not actually a mailing list, just thought that'd be the easiest
example.... the main table holds about 1000 entries, and there about 10-20
temps/days. The only con to my setup I can think of (again, as an
afterthought) is deleting the unverified entries after a week and the extra
resources of going through the entire db searching for the week-old
unverifieds, but with the size of my db, I dont even think that is a con in
my case.

Did I waste a lil time there w/ the extra table?
Jul 19 '05 #1
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