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Tony650
Member (Idle past 1413 days)
Posts: 450
From: Australia
Joined: 01-30-2004


Message 16 of 31 (87888)
02-21-2004 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by NosyNed
02-14-2004 1:28 AM


Re: Just...
NosyNed writes:

This is a way to find 'lurkers' isn't it??? lol

Heh heh, yep! I know I didn't register anything like a year ago, but I've been reading the forum for at least that long and I post very little, so I thought I'd better poke my nose in, too (sorry Ned, I couldn't resist).

Anyway, just letting the admins know that I am officially "still here!"


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AdminAsgara
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Message 17 of 31 (87889)
02-21-2004 1:22 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Tony650
02-21-2004 1:05 PM


Re: Just...
Don't worry Tony, anyone who has posted, even once a long time ago, can't be deleted. Each post belongs to a specific poster and to delete the poster would be to orphan the post. In a good database, this shouldn't happen.


AdminAsgara
Queen of the Universe

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Percy
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Message 18 of 31 (93383)
03-19-2004 3:47 PM


Deleting Old Members With Zero Posts
This is just to let people know that I'm doing this once again, and plan to do it periodically. Members with zero posts who registered a year or more ago, 34 in number today, are being deleted from the database.

--Percy


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Phat
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Joined: 12-30-2003
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Message 19 of 31 (194913)
03-28-2005 7:29 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by Adminnemooseus
02-20-2004 10:53 PM


Re: Actually for Percy/Admin's attention
Hi, Moose. So what happened to the effort to clear the member list of inactive names? As an example, in the first page alone, we have

1) aabbey, which has a link to a page no longer operational.
2)AaronM- no activity for over a year.
3) abbeyj-no apparant activity
4)abdhamed-although I would give him another few months...Egypt is a long way off.
5)abe-no activity
6)absolutelycatholic--and absolutely no activity forever! :)

etc...etc...you get the idea. Why not get rid of them?


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Phat
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Message 20 of 31 (194915)
03-28-2005 7:31 AM
Reply to: Message 18 by Percy
03-19-2004 3:47 PM


Re: Deleting Old Members With Zero Posts
See above link to Moose...I am asking you the same question.

Respectfully, Phatboy


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Percy
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Message 21 of 31 (194933)
03-28-2005 9:09 AM
Reply to: Message 20 by Phat
03-28-2005 7:31 AM


Re: Deleting Old Members With Zero Posts
What happens when you try to do this yourself?

--Percy


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Phat
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Message 22 of 31 (194961)
03-28-2005 12:04 PM
Reply to: Message 21 by Percy
03-28-2005 9:09 AM


Re: Deleting Old Members With Zero Posts
This is the message that I get:You are not authorized to update search dictionary files:
Phatboy: This function requires director level permissions
AdminPhat: This function requires director level permissions

If I can do it, I will sweep through and clean up the members list. Tell me how to do so.

This message has been edited by Phatboy, 03-28-2005 10:06 AM


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Adminnemooseus
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Message 23 of 31 (194966)
03-28-2005 12:24 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by Phat
03-28-2005 12:04 PM


Re: Deleting Old Members With Zero Posts
This function requires director level permissions

I like it that way. I would prefer that any such member deletions be left to Percy.

But I think I agree with AdminJar's (Private Admin Forum) message, that since we now have online member listings, perhaps we should now not delete such members.

Adminnemooseus


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Brad
Member (Idle past 2169 days)
Posts: 143
From: Portland OR, USA
Joined: 01-26-2004


Message 24 of 31 (194992)
03-28-2005 2:08 PM


Phew
Just making sure I wasn't deleted. I don't post often, but do read this page quite a bit. I guess I should get more active on the board so this thing doesn't make me go "OH CRAP, QUICK, WHERE'S THE REPLY BUTTON SO I CAN SEE IF I CAN LOG IN!!!" Phew.
Brad
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AdminAsgara
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Message 25 of 31 (195010)
03-28-2005 5:34 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Brad
03-28-2005 2:08 PM


Re: Phew
Don't worry Shadow, no one is deleted that has posted at least once. That would orphan your posts. Not something you do with a database.
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Abshalom
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Message 26 of 31 (195013)
03-28-2005 5:46 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Admin
02-13-2004 3:21 PM


Who've Posted "NO MESSAGES" for How Long?
Dear Administrator:

I registered over one year ago, and have posted no recent messages because:

1) I have received no replies for the past couple of months to my most recent messages.

2) I am extremely busy during the first three or four months of each new year, and only have time to read forums, but no time to spend posting messages.

Please consider this a request to remain a member with my current password and priveleges.

Regards, Abshalom


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Admin
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Member Rating: 2.3


Message 27 of 31 (205823)
05-07-2005 9:11 AM


Member Pruning Today
In a short while I'll be deleting all members who fit these criteria:

  1. Have never posted any messages.
  2. Joined more than a year ago.

If you fit this category and would like to remain a member, post a random message to Practice Makes Perfect. Once your message count is no longer zero you'll be a permanent member.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

    
Admin
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Member Rating: 2.3


Message 28 of 31 (314287)
05-22-2006 9:03 AM


Member Pruning Now
In a short while I'll be deleting all members who fit these criteria:

  1. Have never posted any messages.
  2. Joined on or before December 31, 2004.

This will reduce our member count by 591.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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ohnhai
Member (Idle past 2543 days)
Posts: 649
From: Melbourne, Australia
Joined: 11-17-2004


Message 29 of 31 (314296)
05-22-2006 9:30 AM


you could set the system to fire out an email at every month of contunued total lack of activity. saying something like;

"We have noticed you have not yet posted to the EvC forums after -N- days. Click here to visit the EvC Forums.

or Click here to deleate your EvC Forums account"

after three concecative unanswered massages assume a DNA (Dead Never Active) and loose the account.

Woulndt auromatically deleate the account just fire a message to the admins to do so.


    
Phat
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Posts: 9284
From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003
Member Rating: 1.7


Message 30 of 31 (322582)
06-17-2006 2:00 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by Admin
05-22-2006 9:03 AM


Re: Member Pruning Now
Go for it, Boss! :) I never did like clutter! Ohnhais idea seems good too, though. As far as the alias thing goes, is there any way to delete an alias name without deleting the alias postings? Wouldnt the postings simply remain with the primary name?
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