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Deleting old users

by Wassercrats
on Aug 08, 2004 at 06:35 UTC ( #381003=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

ysth thinks users who haven't been here for a certain length of time and have no posts or reputation should be deleted to free up some user names, like Barry. It should be done automatically. That's what ysth says.

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Re: Deleting old users
by bradcathey (Prior) on Aug 08, 2004 at 13:26 UTC
    Or automatcially delete any user with over -100 XP or more than 10 (yikes) "Worse" nodes ;^)

    —Brad
    "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. " G. K. Chesterton
      Or how about if users with negative overall XP can't post discussions? Or perhaps /ignore could work on nodes as well?

      bassplayer

        Most excellent suggestion bassplayer, but then we would have nothing to shake our heads at ;^)

        —Brad
        "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. " G. K. Chesterton
Re: Deleting old users
by CountZero (Bishop) on Aug 08, 2004 at 18:44 UTC
    I'm a reserve-officer. Suppose I get sent to some far off country to defend King & Country and upon coming back I find my account at Perlmonks deleted? Nice homecoming!

    As long as the database can still contain all users, there is no need to change anything.

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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Re: Deleting old users
by thor (Priest) on Aug 08, 2004 at 13:49 UTC
    The problem with this is that some people are perfectly content to lurk. And I'm fine with them doing that. Besides...what's in a name? Nothing guarantees that there won't be two Adam Smith's within a given domain, so why worry if someone has chosen your favorite handle?

    thor

    Feel the white light, the light within
    Be your own disciple, fan the sparks of will
    With all of us waiting, your kingdom will come

Re: Deleting old users
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 08, 2004 at 13:37 UTC

    Not a very clever idea.

    What would have happened to this?

    I can live easily with somebody who joins and does not contribute. I have more problems with somebody who contributes too much. ;)

    However, I can decide to ignore both.

    Please do the same. Whenever you get an urgent desire of posting something trollish, eat something, drink a beer, smoke a sigarette, find a date, whatever, but stay away from the keyboard. Get a life!

      Sound advice, but why haven't you taken it yourself?
Re: Deleting old users
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 08, 2004 at 08:33 UTC

    Wassercrats thinks that users who have annoyed the Monastery with trollish nodes for a certain length of time should be deleted to free up the other users time, like this. This is what Wassercrats says.

Re: Deleting old users
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 08, 2004 at 07:41 UTC
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      I understand that Wassercrats has created troll nodes and feed them oxygen to fan the flames, however, I see nothing wrong with starting this node. ( Well quoting someone else wasn't the smartest move, but not trollish ). On the other hand, the posts by Anonymous Monk in this node are far more trollish than anything proposed.
Re: Deleting old users
by jmcnamara (Monsignor) on Aug 08, 2004 at 19:12 UTC

    I think that we should delete the young users.

    They seem to be the ones that cause most of the problems. :-)

    --
    John.

      I think we should delete Your Momma!
Re: Deleting old users
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 08, 2004 at 12:44 UTC
Re: Deleting old users
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 08, 2004 at 08:23 UTC
    ysth think ...
    So why do you care? Quit trolling
Re: Deleting old users
by borisz (Canon) on Aug 08, 2004 at 12:50 UTC
    I like the idea to delete users without any posts very much. Once I registered myself, I misstyped my emailaddress to a older invalid one and locked my username.
    Boris
      But when do you pull the plug? I say all this sounds a bit sketchy.

      —Brad
      "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. " G. K. Chesterton
        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.
        Boris
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