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April 12th, 09:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation 34% members have zero posts!

Can we get rid of the members with posts of zero?
I just looked through the members list and found that there are about 120 or so members with zero posts. This inflates the member count. I understand that we have an active member number as well, but 120 members with zero posts is a lot when total member count is 351. That is roughly 34% of the members.

4-22-07
Down to 31%
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May 5th, 06:01 PM   #2
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You're so such a ruffian! A radical! Go Baldron! My Hero!
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May 5th, 06:08 PM   #3
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Can we get rid of the members with posts of zero?
I just looked through the members list and found that there are about 120 or so members with zero posts. This inflates the member count. I understand that we have an active member number as well, but 120 members with zero posts is a lot when total member count is 351. That is roughly 34% of the members.

4-22-07
Down to 31%
This is a good idea.

I think a lot of people register and just never end up posting.

But here is a dilemma: what if a good chunk of those people enjoy reading the forum, but just haven't gotten around to posting? Is posting a necessary condition of owning an account?
 
May 6th, 05:13 PM   #4
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You don't have to have an account to read the forums.
I'm not saying everyone needs to post all the time, but would it be that much trouble to post once saying hello and then again in a thread that they like?
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May 6th, 05:18 PM   #5
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You don't have to have an account to read the forums.
I'm not saying everyone needs to post all the time, but would it be that much trouble to post once saying hello and then again in a thread that they like?
Hmm, I see your point.

But still, this brings us to the question that simply must be addressed: Is it absolutely necessary for someone to post at all, if they want to own an account? If you think so, then we ought to petition the administrator to delete all the accounts that have been inactive the last 2 months, and all the accounts with 0 posts.
 
May 6th, 05:26 PM   #6
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I would say yes to accounts that have been active for three weeks or so and have zero posts being deleted, but just because someone is not active doesn't mean they should be deleted.
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May 9th, 07:34 PM   #7
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Thanks Baldron, I'll look into this. I do plan on deleting user accounts with regard to their last login, and their post count.
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May 9th, 11:35 PM   #8
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Pruning the dead weight is always a good idea.

Emailing them with your intention to do so is an even better one.

An alternative is to create a new membergroup with limited permissions: Inactive Member.

You can then place them into it, and if they want to go active, they can still log in and petition the change.
 
May 22nd, 04:57 PM   #9
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Agreed!

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Hey, was that Finnish?
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