Legacy Minecraft accounts have been out of date for over 8 years. And for the majority of that time period, players have had the opportunity to migrate their accounts, but chose not to (and I can't think of any good reason of why they chose not to).
Many accounts which have been inactive for as long as a decade have had usernames that other players have wanted, but couldn't take because they have already been claimed.
I am aware that account migration is currently closed until the Microsoft migration. However, a month or so after the Microsoft migration, I believe that Legacy accounts should have their usernames wiped if they still choose to not migrate. Not years after the migration--a month, or maybe two if I'm being generous. They've had over 8 years to migrate and they chose not to, I don't see a valid reason to give them even more time.
In February of 2015, something similar happened, where trial accounts were wiped so people could take their usernames. Six years later, we should do this again.
To be clear, I do not believe that these accounts should be deleted. People paid for them, after all. However, since they remain untouched, I believe that they should have their usernames wiped. It's not fair to active players that they can't claim a username they want because someone who hasn't logged in for a decade has their desired name.
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