View Full Version : FTAO: Users who havent made any posts! (Discussion)
11th February 2005, 23:58
The PakPassion Mod team has been perusing the memberlist and we've discovered that there are a large number of members who havent posted a single message!!
We do understand that a portion of these accounts belong to guests/lurkers who prefer not to post but needed to register in order to view the forum since we locked it to only be visible to members!
What we need you to do is make a post in this forum with the word 'active' or something to that effect so we know how many of these accounts are in use.
This message will stay in place for a few days before we begin to delete those accounts who havent posted recently so as to clear up the clutter in the memberlist and ensure that only active accounts are listed!
Your help in this matter will be appreciated.
Any questions regarding this announcement should be made by e-mail because this thread is only for checking which members are active. Any other messages posted will be deleted by the moderation team!
12th February 2005, 01:10
Come on merc thats not fair. well i am active now
12th February 2005, 03:49
i think the better way to track inactive members is to check the number of time someone has logged on to the board instead of checking the posts.
12th February 2005, 06:30
BTW, why do you have to post to browse the forum?Strange rule. Not everyone has the time to post regularly.
12th February 2005, 07:28
lol....active? how bout my old account Hadi? it's still upthere and i still can't access it
12th February 2005, 07:46
folks, it's just an audit of inactive or duplicate records which we are tidying.
In a couple of weeks time we will look at the users who have not made a single post and be in touch with them. In the meantime as Merc says a few posts here and there will confirm to us that the username is active.
12th February 2005, 10:00
Is it because you can get the IP address of the user only if he posts ? I think it is like that in public forums.
12th February 2005, 10:17
on this forum we can get the IP address of any user who is browsing PP.net. In fact we can even get the IP address of guests/lurkers who are just browsing the forum.
So no tapioca thats not the reason for the announcement.
Its just that we noticed there were too many accounts with similair names one example is 'Malik KHan' and 'malikkhan'
Now they could be two entirely different people (which is no problem) or it could just be the same user who accidentally signed himself up twice. If thats the case then we will delete the account he is not using!
There are also far too many user accounts with zero posts and we just want to confirm which accounts are failed signups and which are in use!!
12th February 2005, 10:22
Thanks a lot for the explanation, Merc.
That's just the right way a moderator should react to such a question like that.
12th February 2005, 11:24
whats the wrong way then?
I want to know so that i dont make the same mistake in the future :-D
12th February 2005, 11:36
You could have replied 'none of your business' or could have raised questions about my intentions on asking a question like that.
I was half expecting such a reply :)
12th February 2005, 11:37
thanx i'll do that next time
13th February 2005, 02:56
Come on merc thats not fair. well i am active nowcomeon people....why the hell r u debating on this.......
13th February 2005, 02:56
Keep it up guys..it would be reallly nice people..merc and Saj ...do what ever ur doign....and i think its the best way to bring the people in the forums and get the extra accounts out of the way
13th February 2005, 17:36
Merc can you change my join date to 26/4/04
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