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Old 06-08-2004   #1
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In about a week, I will be purging the forum of the bazillion member accounts with zero posts. There are just so many accounts with no actual activity on them.

In order to avoid this, all you need to do is post once. This proves that you at least intend to be around, unlike a lot of these ten month old accounts with no posts on them.

EDIT: Added the Stalin pic. (Arrow)
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Old 06-09-2004   #2
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Oooh, Mystic, you HAVE to put a picture of Stalin at the top of this thread! :lol:
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Old 06-09-2004   #3
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What's the point?

If I had one of those accounts, I'd be pretty darn angry about that. You need an account to be able to see which messages are new since your last visit. Every board has its lurkers, and it's not a smart idea to get rid of them.

Maybe you can get a "last login" time statistic somewhere. If so, you could spare anyone who's logged in sometime during the past two weeks, and then it would be a bit more reasonable.
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Old 06-09-2004   #4
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Hence the one week warning. If anyone is actually USING the account, they can post once, maybe in this topic to say "I'm using this account to lurk."

The reasoning behind it is two-fold:

1. It cleans up the member listing for those who want to use it.
2. It cleans up dead user names for those who might be interested in registering them.

The requirement for not getting deleted is rather simple: You must post once. I don't think a 1 post limit for staying around is that harsh.
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Old 06-09-2004   #5
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For once, I agree with Mystic...
For once...
uh...


I think I'll go into this corner over here and bang my wall against the head.

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
*sniff*
Much better.
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Old 06-10-2004   #6
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Where's my Stalin picture?

http://images.google.com/images?q=stalin&ie=UTF-8&hl=en
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Old 06-11-2004   #7
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You know, it does look nicer with him up there. XD
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Old 06-11-2004   #8
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I have to admit, I like it. It does make it look better =P
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Old 06-12-2004   #9
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It's a good thing were doing this, since I have about five accounts that I forgot about since I didn't know how to use phpBB. Also, I forgot the password. Now that I've learned, I'm a non-purge-able, respect*SHOT*able*SHOT* mem...be*SHOT*


Ouch. Purged I am.
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Old 06-17-2004   #10
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Hey! Why not change the code or something to allow you to view new posts... through a cookie or something so that they don't have to log in or register.

And, speaking of cookies, I'm gonna get one right now. My favorite is Chocolate Chip.
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Old 06-18-2004   #11
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You know, they should do this with all OTHER messageboards too. Good thinking, Mystic.
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Old 06-18-2004   #12
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Purge has been completed. Obviously, accounts made in the last month were spared just in case they aren't abandoned.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people create accounts and never actually use them...
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Old 06-18-2004   #13
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How many?
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Old 06-18-2004   #14
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I deleted 75-90 or so accounts...I wasn't counting...
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Old 06-19-2004   #15
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Whoa...
*faints*
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Old 06-27-2004   #16
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OMG......*someone get the smelling salt!*
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Old 06-27-2004   #17
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Good purge, man :P
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Old 12-28-2006   #18
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Are you going to do something like this with those thousands of locked/useless topics?
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Old 12-28-2006   #19
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Why did you bump this...
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Old 12-28-2006   #20
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......................
Because I wanted to reply to the topic maybe, just MAYBE, you know.
Christ just get off my ***
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