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Re^3: Deleting old users

by borisz (Canon)
on Aug 08, 2004 at 13:31 UTC ( #381046=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Deleting old users
in thread Deleting old users

That belogs to the gods, but I think three month without any post is a good start. The user should be informed about this when he registers himself and It could be repeated in the first email from pm.


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Re^4: Deleting old users
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Aug 08, 2004 at 16:57 UTC
    Be sure to keep user XP in the formula, or you might eliminate a saint who has never posted...


Re^4: Deleting old users
by logan (Curate) on Aug 11, 2004 at 23:16 UTC
    Gotta disagree. Tilly is one perlmonks' most prolific posters, yet he disappears from time to time. As I understand it, his work sometimes requires that he refrain from posting on public forums, so there are long periods of silence. Had we enforced a "three months of silence" rule, Tilly would have been nuked and we would have lost one of perlmonks' most valuable resources. Furthermore, if a user is nuked and the namespace freed, how do we label the previous name-user's nodes in order to distinguish new-Tilly from old-Tilly?

    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      Ughh, I do not mean three month of silence, I mean three month for the first post. If there is a post the user can silently watch the rest of his live. It is just to clean up users that register and do nothing then.

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