Topic: Any benefit in removing unwanted fields in user table?
There are many fields in my user table that I don't use, mostly the IM fields but also a few others - MSN, AIM, JABBER (who uses jabber any more haha), etc.
I've also modified my UI to hide these fields wherever they exist and also modified my queries to never select them.
My question is, is there any performance benefit in me deleting them to reduce my database field count, size, etc.
Also - would deleting these fields make future punbb updates difficult? I know updates will always be a pain for me anyway since I have a highly custom modded forum.