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 Post subject: Inactive users
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:09 am 
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I was wondering why usernames are not pruned if they are not active. I don`t know if this forum has the addon but there is a function that prunes users who don`t post in a period of time after they registered.

There was a time on the forum when there were more users than posts. That ment that some users haven`t posted anything at all. So the question is why register usernames if you don`t use them? You can read post withouth registering usernames.

Or better yet the help section of the forum should allow guest to reply and post topics as some register a username ask a question like: Why was my username suspended and than never post again.

Just some suggestions that will keep the forum cleaner.....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:36 am 
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I think they want to see the highlight when someone opens a new thread or replies to another one....this is in the case when ppl register users just to read posts, not reply to them...and the others that only register a user just to ask a question, then never use the user again...well u`re right there..guess someone should take care of that heh :roll:



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:36 pm 
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Strongly agree!
Look at the Memberlist there are lots of registered users but inactive for a long period of time... you can post and read a thread without getting yourself a username. I wonder what's the purpose of registering yourself a username in the forum and after all you don't use it?



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:34 pm 
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I agree with removing the users tbat do not join for let`s say a year, would keep a more accurate database, but I do not agree the fact that people could post with no indetification. First because the lame topics would increase as they could be annonymous, second because if anyone says anything, i`d like to know who he/she is.. in return, he should be able to stand for what he/she said.
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Also what about topic pruning? I think it should be enabled in 1 year too =)



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:48 am 
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Well since my username and nickname are Stefano and i see no stefano active in here but an old idle one. i'll be glad if u guys delete da old one so i can use it. merci



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:18 pm 
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I agree with removing username when inactive, but not everyone has the time to join and post. Removing the username won't be a good idea.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:44 pm 
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Ok. This could be solved easily homer:

1:User prunning should be enabled and the time limit should be from 6 months to an year.

2:Before deleting an username the forum should send an email to the user with this message: Your username will be deleted in 10 days if you don`t post on the forum

Or something like that.

But, and here comes the tricky part...i don`t think simba would want to delete all the usernames of undernet officials that are not quite active on the forum: See moderators for example...

But that too will not be a problem as a certain tag could be implemented to prevent certain usernames from being deleted.. I`m not sure there is such a phpbb module but if there isn`t it should be suggested to the phpbb designers :)



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:05 pm 
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Yeap username pruning is a nice idea. There should be a phpbb modyle that does that. I'll try to find one

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i face the same problem on my website. but the thing is when u delete a username the id on his old posts are deleted aswell. that will be a perfect thing to do if, delete inactive usernames, aswell inactive threads. so old ownsers posts dont get mixed wit the recent owner.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:24 pm 
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I actualy have a small problem with pruning inactive usernames.

When we installed the forum all Undernet officials had the chance to register their usernames first (Usenames 0 to 20 or so) and some of these never login, but I want the usernames to stay.

What I am looking for is an option like (No expire, or no purge? a setting I can check on usernames so they never get deletet)

Any idea's will be welcome.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:41 pm 
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Maybe if you add that users to a hidden usergroup and find a pruning addon that can allow you not to purge some usergroups...



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I think it's a bit late.

I didn't check the number of users on this forum, but I think there are a few thousands. Then check the forum. How many people are posting? Imagine starting deleting all of them, it'd take weeks. This would've been a great idea if it was started on the beginning of the forum. At least, that's how I did on my forum, so it's not difficult to check the users once in a while, I delete every inactive user :)


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Heh... That's what I was saying, it's too late. Not sure if pruning works for users that were registered before it was enabled, so if not, even if enabled, won't help too much. I doubt another 10.000 users will register so fast, to make it have any effect.


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