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#1 OFFLINE   zlim

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:47 AM

I'm always amazed at the number of "members" that joined years ago and have never been back.

Today there are three members celebrating birthdays. Two haven't been active since 2003 and the third since 2006.

It seems to me that if someone hasn't been here in 10 years or longer, that "member" can be removed.

I just went through that process at another forum. I got the member pages from over 50 to 4!
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#2 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:52 AM

I agree but we will have to see what Fran and Corrine think.
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#3 OFFLINE   ebrke

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 12:26 PM

I guess 10 years is reasonable--seems pretty unlikely they're ever going to show up again.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:32 PM

View Postebrke, on 06 June 2015 - 12:26 PM, said:

I guess 10 years is reasonable--seems pretty unlikely they're ever going to show up again.
Or at least unlikely they will remember they ever were here before.

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#5 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:40 PM

I've never known Scot's to purge members. I've done it at my own board before. After deleting someone who hasn't visited in a decade, I invariably get an email from them asking me why they can't login when they tried to yesterday. ;)
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#6 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:36 AM

We do not purge members or posts generally but we will discuss it and see if there is a need.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Liz.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 04:27 PM

Please, comrade- I have labored tirelessly for the collective- don't purge me!
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#8 OFFLINE   zlim

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 02:46 PM

Cluttermagnet, you don't fit the profile that I was discussing. There are "members" who registered in 2003 and never appeared after that date. Or at least never bothered logging in since 2003.

I often wonder why people sign up for a forum if they can read the posts and have no intention of ever contributing. It seems pointless.
I read some forums and if I see something I want to post about, then I register and post.
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#9 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:06 PM

I know exactly what you mean Liz. Since I vet most of all the new users, I frequently see people who register and never say anything or even come back.
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#10 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:48 PM

As I say, we will discuss this and determine whether this is something we wish to do.
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