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AJ Konlucko
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Removal of non-active accounts

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 7:40 am

Hi all.

At the moment almost 87% of our forum members have not logged in this year (2016). We are proposing that at the end of each calendar year, that we remove all accounts which have not logged in in the previous year. New members who have been a member less than 30 days would be exempt from this for the first year.

If somebody has not logged in to the forum (not posted, just logged in) in over a year, I think it is safe to say that they won't be coming back.

This will not kick in until the 1/1/2017 so we have a few months to hear any feedback or concerns with this. I will be shortly emailing all members who would be affected by this.

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby wolfwriter » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 8:11 am

I don't see a problem with it. If someone has not even logged in over the course of a whole fecking year then they aint going to.

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 8:14 am

Thanks for the feedback, this was my thoughts too. I know some forums have a 60 or 90 day rule, I think in our case a year is fair enough.

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby PaulE » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:03 am

Seems reasonable. If you send them an email reminder before the clean up, they have the opportunity to log back in if they'd merely forgotten, or lost the link to the site.

I know I've joined up to things in the past, and then forgotten about it until I got an email reminder.
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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:06 am

Very true Paul. Once I have access to email members I will do this.

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby Enzed » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:09 pm

I agree a year is very fair, especially if you send a reminder / warning first. If someone's lost the link your email will be their way back in to their account.
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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby Peter McLennan » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 1:49 pm

PGB wrote:...Once I have access to email members...

I think you've got all the access you can get. This sort of thing requires an SQL query of the forum database, done via CPanel (PhpMyAdmin), or a remote application. That's how I scan newbie accounts, and also check for new regulars.
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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 2:09 pm

I have just sent you a PM about this.

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby Rkcapps » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 2:25 pm

They can always join again when the time suits. I know i had an 11 year break with 3 kids. Just getting back into the swing of things. Everyone is different...

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Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 31 Oct 2016 3:20 pm

Email has been sent to all members about this, the writing challenge prize and the change of forum ownership.


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