I've been a wordpress.org user for quite some time. While I never really needed to create a WordPress.com account, I was soon forced to, due to the ever-increasing Gravatar use.
Unfortunately my usual username has been taken, by a user whom I contacted. His wordpress site hasn't seen any activity since 2006 and yet still hasn't been purged.
According to the support, any inactive account will be purged - I thought 6years would be a good amount of time to have zero activity and be flagged as a purge?
ps: the user showed very little enthusiasm to login (lost the password) and delete the account. I went as far as sending him a password reminder but never saw any action.
What can/should be done, so that I can make proper use of this username and finally be able to setup my gravatar?