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(Q1) How soon should accounts with 0 posts be deleted?  (Q2) ... acounts with <20 posts?  (Q3) ... accounts with <150 posts?

(A1)  one week w/o posts
- 1 (2%)
(A1)  one month w/o posts
- 4 (8.2%)
(A1)  three months w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A1)  six months w/o posts
- 2 (4.1%)
(A1)  one year w/o posts
- 3 (6.1%)
(A1)  NEVER!
- 3 (6.1%)
(A2)  one week w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A2)  one month w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A2)  three months w/o posts
- 1 (2%)
(A2)  six months w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A2)  one year w/o posts
- 3 (6.1%)
(A2)  NEVER!
- 9 (18.4%)
(A3)  one week w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A3)  one month w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A3)  three months w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A3)  six months w/o posts
- 0 (0%)
(A3)  one year w/o posts
- 5 (10.2%)
(A3)  NEVER!
- 18 (36.7%)

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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2008, 11:33:10 AM »

Nah, the poll is just a side-show anyways - this ain't no democracy here.  But it looks like there's an emerging consensus that deleting zero-post accounts after a couple weeks of inactivity is a good idea.  If done right (i.e. an automated warning e-mail three days before deletion), it can actually increase newbie activity.

But I accidentally voted for Buchanan.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2008, 11:56:41 AM »

And I accidentally didn't reset the poll.

Life goes on.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2008, 12:07:37 PM »

It's important to be able to tell your listeners that your message board has almost 3000 members, whether they're active or not.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2008, 12:21:42 PM »

You should give people more than just a couple of weeks to overcome shyness, I think.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2008, 05:40:03 PM »

We got 17 members in the 20 hours since I start this thread:

"PC Harris", "ecomiergo", "Insedohon", "Meeliageoge", "BiopewitleTow", "StymnGarErymn", "freshweterp260", "SexyCat", "MolReaL", "Hipolik", "VonyAntenor", "Hoforieffic", "DDDepressionnn", "Lance", "hochuvtail", "Pcmgstot", and "oppoggict".

None have posted thus-far.  I agree that some people take a while to start posting, but it's weird that such a large fraction of new users are like that.  Combined with the recent spike in registrations - something is weird.

(When I'll have the time, I'll tweak the script and smooth-graph registrations-per-day over time, and maybe also a time-to-first-post average.)
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2008, 05:41:48 PM »

We got 17 members in the 20 hours since I start this thread:

"PC Harris", "ecomiergo", "Insedohon", "Meeliageoge", "BiopewitleTow", "StymnGarErymn", "freshweterp260", "SexyCat", "MolReaL", "Hipolik", "VonyAntenor", "Hoforieffic", "DDDepressionnn", "Lance", "hochuvtail", "Pcmgstot", and "oppoggict".

None have posted thus-far.


It's all Hansen anyway. Everyone is Hansen.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2008, 05:56:44 PM »

How about the option to permanently shithead Alex Libman instead?
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2008, 06:00:42 PM »

It's all Hansen anyway. Everyone is Hansen.

Is that authoritative (i.e. based on them coming from similar IP / hostname patterns or from known proxies)?

My top wild guess was that it's an "inside job" by the #1 nick-hopper rancemuhamitz (currently aka "Rancid Panocha") looking for ways to screw with me.  Acting very weird lately, including deleting all posts...

How about the option to permanently shithead Alex Libman instead?

You're mean!  Girl hormones fighting boy hormones?
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2008, 06:02:00 PM »

Not sure, but I just find your constant deletion/recreation of your account a greater disruptive force on the forum than people who prefer to lurk.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2008, 06:13:34 PM »

Oh, you're missing 99% of the drama.  Once I hired two separate hitmen to watch this BBS and kill me if I ever came back, setting it up so that I can't pay them not to kill me if I did.  They're both dead now.  :lol:
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2008, 08:23:35 PM »

I hypothesize that they are all lurking and waiting for intelligent threads to jump in on but find only threads about cat eating and obsessiveness about gathering statistics about thread posters.

 :P
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2008, 10:31:59 PM »

It doesn't matter exactly how long accounts without posts are given before deletion, all that really matters is that there's a rule about it. A rule that's strictly enforced, preferably by a script. Because the reason this BBS is so shitty is the lack of rules.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2008, 10:52:41 PM »

It doesn't matter exactly how long posts are given before deletion, all that really matters is that there's a rule about it. A rule that's strictly enforced, preferably by a script. Because the reason this BBS is so shitty is the lack of rules.

...in regards to some things. 
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2008, 11:04:45 PM »

It doesn't matter exactly how long posts are given before deletion, all that really matters is that there's a rule about it. A rule that's strictly enforced, preferably by a script. Because the reason this BBS is so shitty is the lack of rules.

...in regards to some things. 

No, in regards to everything. Everything must have a rule regarding it. Not a guideline or suggestion, but a rule. All rules must be strictly enforced by scripts (that is a rule). If it were not for the rules, this BBS would delve into anarchy, and before you know it we'd all be smoking pot.
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Re: Deleting Lame Accounts
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2008, 11:09:01 PM »

It doesn't matter exactly how long posts are given before deletion, all that really matters is that there's a rule about it. A rule that's strictly enforced, preferably by a script. Because the reason this BBS is so shitty is the lack of rules.

...in regards to some things. 

No, in regards to everything. Everything must have a rule regarding it. Not a guideline or suggestion, but a rule. All rules must be strictly enforced by scripts (that is a rule). If it were not for the rules, this BBS would delve into anarchy, and before you know it we'd all be smoking pot.

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