Yes, this is very annoying. Students think that the person is still in class and are expecting a reply to their messages post to them.
The point is why are they treated different on the discussion board. Either way they both dropped the class, they are not in People, so that should be indicated on the Discussion board in both cases. One has Inactive next to their name and the other says nothing, as if they are still there.
It actually seems more like a bug fix, rather than an enhancement.
Colorado State University
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