Whats with all the members

He has: 388 posts

Joined: Apr 2005

I see we have over 10 000 members an only about a hundred active members

Do you prune members once a year or what?
are you planing to a prune soon?

Megan's picture

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We've never actually pruned before. Some of the former admins were afraid of losing the lurkers. We are planning on doing some cleanup after the sale goes through, before we move to the new server.

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Dont Clean me Up Ok? LOL

They have: 5,633 posts

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woot! New server! and trimming trees! What else could you want?
Oh, wait! a re-deign too? Its like christmas!!

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Jingle Balls... Jingle Balls... (It feels Like Christmas already)...

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That's depressing.

He has: 698 posts

Joined: Jul 2005

A lot of them are probably people who came in and advertised something in The Market Place, or posted their site in the Website Critique Area just for indirect adverts. Wink

Kurtis

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I agree with mscreashuns. It's very annoying when someone joins just to spam. You could probable trim them easily, lets say they only have 1-3 posts and havent posted in months. That would probaly get rid of half of them.

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That's the plan!

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It's starting to get colder out side I am so excited, it really is like christmas. The hell known as "summer" it lifting its curse!

Megan's picture

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Oh, I see you're in florida. That explains it Laughing out loud

They're starting to put up fall decorations in the stores here. It's scary.

They have: 5,633 posts

Joined: Jan 1970

Still so excited Laughing out loud My sister thinks I'm weird.

He has: 388 posts

Joined: Apr 2005

Dont worry baja we all think your weird Wink

They have: 5,633 posts

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awwwww, I feel so loved Laughing out loud

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Hmmph, well we've had our two week summer in England and it's descending into autumn now. Still getting a little nice weather but the leaves are falling and the nights are drawing in... Soon be Christmas! Laughing out loud

Quote: Dont worry baja we all think your weird

I'll second that Laughing out loud

a Padded Cell our articles site!

He has: 37 posts

Joined: May 2002

Good thing you didn't prune... 'cause I was able to pick up my account I originally created... Sticking out tongue

He has: 183 posts

Joined: Sep 2005

Thats what i do, my members go away for a while, and then i blast an e-mail out, and they come flocking back for a little while...

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Joined: Sep 2005

I'm not sure what the point of pruning members is. They don't take up much pace, or bandwidth for that matter. And the number of members you have is a good measure of how successful a site is. Just because all 10,000 don't post, doesn't mean they should be pruned. I have members from the first week that keep their email addy's active and lurk around the site, but only have 1 or 2 posts. And they enjoy the newsletters they get.

Not that it's my business, but I'd suggest not pruning members.

He has: 388 posts

Joined: Apr 2005

It is your business. everyone gets a say on how the forum is run, thats what helps to make it great Smiling

Megan's picture

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Joined: Jun 1999

I figure about 90% of the members with less than 2 posts are most likely spammers. Anyone who is not will have a chance to re-activate their accounts before they are pruned. I am planning on sending out a mass email when the ownership is finallized which will hopefully bring back a lot old members. Only accounts that have been inactive for an extended period of time will be removed.

I do value your advice, skyhawk Smiling There are definitely pros and cons to it, for sure. It is misleading when the numbers say 10,000 members but there are actually much fewer who are actually active. Members will bring it up occasionally to (as in this thread).

She has: 120 posts

Joined: Oct 2000

Some of us less active members have been here for quite awhile Smiling
I would hate to get pruned! I have enough of that in real life Laughing out loud
Personally I hope to become more active on the board in the near future, this is a good community.

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