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We need to delete accounts.

1562 accounts that have 0 posts.

220 accounts with 1 post.

111 accounts with 2 posts.

71 accounts with 3 posts.

46 accounts with 4 posts.

42 accounts with 5 posts.

28 accounts with 6 posts.

37 accounts with 7 posts.

25 accounts with 8 posts.

20 accounts wtih 9 posts.

25 accounts with 10 posts

That's 2196 accounts with 10 posts or less. I wonder how many of these contributed to the forums? 20? Probably less. Maybe none.

Some good usernames there too.

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Well, I made this account incase something ever came up and I wanted to talk to someone who isn't a douchebag (AKA my counselor). Didn't know I had to post frequently to avoid getting purged. I go here everyday too, I just never log in. =p

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I don't really see a need in deleting accounts. It's not like they take up space or are in the way of anything Uhoh
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Are unactivated accounts still taking up usernames?

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Most likely. I support this motion.

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I think the zero post ones should be taken off, maybe we should keep the rest?

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CrayolaColours Wrote:I think the zero post ones should be taken off, maybe we should keep the rest?

This.
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CrayolaColours Wrote:I think the zero post ones should be taken off, maybe we should keep the rest?

This.

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That's like every forum ever, really. I see anything wrong with deleting the ones with zero posts, but leave the ones with posts (even if its just 1) alone.

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AWOL Wrote:If they're under ten and haven't been active for 1/2 a year or more we should delete them.
That too, but I still feel like people with 1+ posts might think one day "Oh yea, I made an account. Maybe I should go back." I dunno.

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get rid of the inactive zeros. and the unactivated accounts.

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AWOL Wrote:If they're under ten and haven't been active for 1/2 a year or more we should delete them.
Nah, just remove ones with 0 posts that haven't logged in in a year.

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Quote:Nah, just remove ones with 0 posts that haven't logged in in a year.
I actually do this every now and then. I just haven't done it in a really really long time. Razz
Site comments are tied to forum usernames, so even people with 0 posts COULD have a comment or 2 somewhere... so I always have to check that the person I'm about to delete hasn't posted anywhere else. Which is why I haven't done it in a long time.

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I think we should delete all of the ones with zero posts regardless of other comments. it just wastes space. I'm all for deleting anything with 10 posts or less really. make sure we aren't deleting any new accounts though.

maybe putting a bot on it that would delete 10 and unders every year. make sure to note that it happens when someone signs up and send out bot emails about a week before they get scrapped so it gives people who are truly using their accounts time to say "please don't delete my shit"
Many forums I sign up for have a system like this in place.
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thought criminal Wrote:maybe putting a bot on it that would delete 10 and unders every year. make sure to note that it happens when someone signs up and send out bot emails about a week before they get scrapped so it gives people who are truly using their accounts time to say "please don't delete my shit"
Many forums I sign up for have a system like this in place.
Or just go on a post whoring madness before your account get's deleted.

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well that would work but nobody uses these accounts. that's the point.
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thought criminal Wrote:I think we should delete all of the ones with zero posts regardless of other comments. it just wastes space. I'm all for deleting anything with 10 posts or less really. make sure we aren't deleting any new accounts though.

maybe putting a bot on it that would delete 10 and unders every year. make sure to note that it happens when someone signs up and send out bot emails about a week before they get scrapped so it gives people who are truly using their accounts time to say "please don't delete my shit"
Many forums I sign up for have a system like this in place.
No. Just no.

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why not?
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thought criminal Wrote:why not?
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Only zero ones. If you deleted under 10 what about all those celebrity accounts?

Had to move on. Account is dead.
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Who cares about those?

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I agree with Desert Fox.

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lol wut?

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AWOL Wrote:If they're under ten and haven't been active for 1/2 a year or more we should delete them.

Theres 3 things wrong with this sentence... ill let you work it out.

And anyway... What if some poor soul joined a year ago and then they are like: "wa wa wa im gonna kill myself wa wa wa.... oh wait maybe that forum i went to a year ago can help me...... ACCOUNT DELETED LOSER! ...." and then what AWOL huh????? why dont you just change your name to hitler?
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AWOL Wrote:If they're under ten and haven't been active for 1/2 a year or more we should delete them.

Theres 3 things wrong with this sentence... ill let you work it out.

And anyway... What if some poor soul joined a year ago and then they are like: "wa wa wa im gonna kill myself wa wa wa.... oh wait maybe that forum i went to a year ago can help me...... ACCOUNT DELETED LOSER! ...." and then what AWOL huh????? why dont you just change your name to hitler?

lol...
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PIMP. Wrote:
AWOL Wrote:If they're under ten and haven't been active for 1/2 a year or more we should delete them.

Theres 3 things wrong with this sentence... ill let you work it out.

And anyway... What if some poor soul joined a year ago and then they are like: "wa wa wa im gonna kill myself wa wa wa.... oh wait maybe that forum i went to a year ago can help me...... ACCOUNT DELETED LOSER! ...." and then what AWOL huh????? why dont you just change your name to hitler?

You exaggerate, and if they don't have any posts in the first place there wouldn't be any difference in just making a new one.

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Rofl. I failed. Let me fix it.

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Delete the accounts and leave the comments?

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if we delete anything under 10 it would be wise to do like what kirby did. if that isn't to hard.
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