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    this is mostly to bproffit i guess. he's prolly the only one who can do much about it, but i was looking through the member list and i noticed a large amount of people have 0 posts but have been registered for a year or more. why are these accounts still here and active? why not remove all accounts with 0 posts that are over a year old? if the people that created them comeback and want to post then they can just recreate their account.
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    /me agrees.

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    same
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    And why cant they stay?
    Last edited by Hypz; 01-02-2005 at 02:16 AM.

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    And why cant they stay?
    Probably because the user name could be one another user wants because he/she thinks its nice. If someone has an account with a cool name that has just been sitting inactive for over a year it could be seen as going to waste.

    Heh, if someone else had Suminigashi and wasn't using it I dunno what my account name would be because I use this name for everything .

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    There is always the possiblility that someone created those user names for eventual abuse as a spammer, which is something we've been contending with lately.

    Here's what I think should happen: I will make an announcement warning everyone that 0 post accounts created before 11/1/04 will be zapped in two weeks.

    That should take care of the issue.

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    Originally posted by bproffitt
    Here's what I think should happen: I will make an announcement warning everyone that 0 post accounts created before 11/1/04 will be zapped in two weeks.

    That should take care of the issue.

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    We should expect to see a change on the front page after axeing all those accounts

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    It is a good idea since they are just sitting there and a lot are even 'banned' since they were spammers. Kill the nobodys!

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    Well, this comes from experience. I've been a registered member for quite some time, and have had difficulty trying to post. I've received error messages telling me that I didn't have the proper permissions to reply to posts. Of course, <put foot in mouth> right after I emailed one of the mods </put foot in mouth>, it seems to work rather well.

    I would say that if this was my experience, perhaps it has been others as well?

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    I seem to remember having a similar problem, but I'm not sure it was this forum. Something vbulletin-based though, and it magically fixed itself just after I mailed an admin.
    Anyway... are there forums here which aren't readable if you're not logged on as a user? There might be a lot of silent lurkers reading them if there are. Of course, if they never post, nobody will be sure they exist.

    "If a 0-post lurker is deleted before he sends a PM to anyone, did he ever exist?"
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    I agree completely with getting rid of accounts that haven't been used in a long time. And if someone has experienced difficulty posting that is unfortunate, but it can be fixed if the member seeks a solution.
    When I first started posting here, I noticed I couldn't reply to posts in threads if I was replying to them from a notification link in my email.
    Anyway, "silent lurkers" can read the forum no prob; you don't have to be "logged-in" to read posts. If someone has somthing to ask/say making a new account is easy and shouldn't present too much of a problem.
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    If anyone's wondering why I haven't done this yet, be at ease. I wanted to confer with some folks before I launch this little housekeeping project.

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    I haven't posted before b/c I am felt I had nothing to contribute. I do frequently search the site for solutions to my problems, though.

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    i have 1 post! im a dweller

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