- Yes – (evil laugh)
- No – (see my message below)
- I’m indifferent
I’d like your feedback on this because I’m curious how regular members feel about pruning “no longer active” accounts.
I’ve installed an updated version of the Prune Inactive Users function which allows us to remove Members who have only posted an average of less than 1 post in 10 days.
Now, let me pause to think about exactly what this could mean. Take Bu Lai En as an example. He currently has 1,000 posts on the forum. If he holds true to his word about not posting anymore, at some point in the future, his “10 day posting average” will drop below 1. Maybe in about 28 years? (10,000 days) So in Year 28, Bu Lai En’s account could be wiped out by the system.
I beleive his posts would still be there, but his moniker would be come fair game. For instance, Mother Theresa’s granddaughter my come over and assume BLE’s identity (and then proceed to run havoc, well, if she’s anything like her grandfather)
(Woah, there’s a lot of strange ideas floating around in that example. When I first came to Taiwan, coming up with snappy, cogent examples for my Bushiban students was not my speciality.)
ANYWAY, my question is…
Do we really mind if our account IDs expire even after we are no longer using them regularly?
We (the admins) are itching to wipe out the “Inactive members” – those with less than 1 post average per 10 days who have not registered within the past 4 months.
I’m aiming for a final decision by CNY. We have over 1,800 registrations now, and following the formula described above, we’ll be saying “bye, bye” to over 1,000 members IDs.