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Re: Old, unused nick desired..

by lemming (Priest)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 01:06 UTC ( #85609=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Old, unused nick desired..

It would be nice to have an cleaner go through and wipe all the users that have the login once, no writeups designation from http://tinymicros.com/pm. Something like after a month, have NodeReaper or one of his minions do so for a few extra cherry pies.

Update: I agree with footpad, I'm just after the nicks that have never been used for more than one day with no input.
Current as of June 4, we have 1667 nicks with no login and 4395 that have logged in once with no writeups. Out of a total of 8553 logins that means only 30% of the nicks are or have ever been used

Update #2: According to jcwren, the "Logged In Once, No Write Ups" is really "Logged In at leastOnce, No Write Ups". So my math is a bit off. But anyone with a creation date and last time here that is the same should be considered if they have no writeups.


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Re: Re: Old, unused nick desired..
by footpad (Monsignor) on Jun 05, 2001 at 01:15 UTC

    I'd support this so long as it didn't get out of control. Certainly clean up those that log in once but do not post and those who never log in at all. I'd make the limit about six months or so.

    However, I'd be careful about cleaning up 'nyms from those who've simply wandered off for an extended pilgrimage. For example, a certain monk recently rejoined us after an extended (~9 months) absence. It would be nice for those folks to have a home node to return to.

    --f

      I agree with footpad, possibly this is a good reason to use the email. Maybe email those users after a six month period and ask if they still are interested in being a part of the community? Or just see if they respond (give them a time period of which a response should be expected, I'm not sure what that should be).. if not, reap 'em - and free them up for others.

        For those who have requested a username but never logged in, I advocate a quite short lifespace: Purge such usernames after 60 days or so, no confirmation e-mail required (the e-mail address likely doesn't work anyway).

        For those who only used their username within 24 hours after creating it (so called "logged in once, never posted"), after 90 days, e-mail them stating that if they don't use their username in the next 90 days, then it will be deleted. Don't use e-mail replies to save an ID (that requires too much work to match up received e-mails to IDs).

        If you've ever created a node, then you shouldn't ever lose your ID.

        For the rest (used their ID a bit but never posted), we'll get around to those when things get too boring.

                - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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