1. SubscriberRuss
    RHP Code Monkey
    RHP HQ
    21 Feb '01
    13 May '19 14:191 edit
    If an account has been inactive for more than 10 years and has had no activity outside of core games, the account will be queued for removal. This will include their games too.

    We have removed inactive players before, but not where a history of games existed. The accounts and games will be removed this time.

    The conditions where this will not apply :

    - A game has been played against another player who has been active within the last 10 years.
    - A player has posted in any forum at any time that remains accessible in a public or private forum.
    - A player has been involved in a shared event/community feature such as a clan / club or tournament.

    This will remove a lot of legacy data which is of very little value to anyone. It will also free up a lot of early account names that can then be reused by new users.

    Furthermore, it will simplify future work that requires changes to our database design.

    We will not be notifying dead accounts of their impending removal as any email sent that is bounced back to us as undeliverable damages our reputation as a relatively high volume email sending website.

    edit : "Drone" games will also be removed too, regardless of player activity. These are few in number though, and are from site launch era.