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  1. 23 Mar '07 03:07
    something that would help this site is if people that have not moved within the past year be deleted
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Mar '07 03:47
    How would that help the site at all?
  3. 23 Mar '07 03:50
    it would take off a lot of the people on "Find Player" and also when you seach by country because there are some people that I have seen who have not moved for 500+ days
  4. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    23 Mar '07 03:58
    Originally posted by beatlemania
    something that would help this site is if people that have not moved within the past year be deleted
    What if they had to go and do some kind of duty for a year and wanted to carry on when they get back? Not only Armed Forces personnel, but volunteers in third world countries? Imagine having survived drought and famine, bullets and bombs, or worse, and the thing that kept someone going was that when they got back they were going to win a game, only to find that they'd been removed?

    One of my clan members in currently in Afghanistan. He hasn't played for 190 days, and he won't move for another 200 at least. He's still got 2 clan games going and his opponents haven't timed him out (yet...). I'll be happy to see him back.
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Mar '07 04:33
    Originally posted by beatlemania
    it would take off a lot of the people on "Find Player" and also when you seach by country because there are some people that I have seen who have not moved for 500+ days
    So what happens to all the games they played? Do they disappear to? Wouldn't want old games cluttering up the Public Games page.
  6. 23 Mar '07 07:56
    Originally posted by beatlemania
    something that would help this site is if people that have not moved within the past year be deleted
    good point!
  7. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    23 Mar '07 12:10 / 1 edit
    maybe move them to an 'inactive player' status? They would reactivate their account instantly just by logging in or making a move, but if they hadn't moved for 3/6/12 months they wouldn't appear on searches or player tables.
  8. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    23 Mar '07 12:23
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    maybe move them to an 'inactive player' status? They would reactivate their account instantly just by logging in or making a move, but if they hadn't moved for 3/6/12 months they wouldn't appear on searches or player tables.
    Stopping them from posting in the forums would be a posative move.
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    23 Mar '07 13:01
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Stopping them from posting in the forums would be a posative move.
    [i]positive
  10. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    23 Mar '07 15:01
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Stopping them from posting in the forums would be a posative move.
    sorry, I don't follow. Are you suggesting that people who hadn't moved should be restricted from posting? You of course know that this would simply result in people creating games simply to allow them to post
  11. 25 Mar '07 03:28
    ALL, I have to say to the people who complain about this is...TOUGH!!!
  12. 25 Mar '07 04:07
    I think most sites never delete old, inactive accounts because they can boast to having 200,000+ members or whatever, even though maybe only 50,000 may have used a site in the last year.
    The boast can be used for revenue-raising motives. A site that, on the face of it seems well-populated would be more attractive to join & subscribe to than if you knew only 25% of the total membership still actually use it.
    Of course a member may re-join after a year or more, but I would think this happens fairly infrequently.
  13. Standard member reader1107
    petting the cat
    25 Mar '07 19:30
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    I think most sites never delete old, inactive accounts because they can boast to having 200,000+ members or whatever, even though maybe only 50,000 may have used a site in the last year.
    The boast can be used for revenue-raising motives. A site that, on the face of it seems well-populated would be more attractive to join & subscribe to than if you kne ...[text shortened]... e a member may re-join after a year or more, but I would think this happens fairly infrequently.
    My account was closed at another chess site because I hadn't moved in thirty days. It didn't bother me because I don't play there, but just saying that it does happen. And there are people who haven't moved in 300-650 days but post on the forums. That seems a bit tacky at best.
  14. 25 Mar '07 20:45
    There's a few active players I'd like to delete.
  15. Standard member Raven69
    Different
    26 Mar '07 01:15
    Me too...like that Dr Strangelove...who ever comes up with a screen name like that, deserves to be deleted.