'New members' with 0 posts

tvbox

Distinguished Member
Was just curiously looking at the members list and have seen hundreds of people who have made no posts and have not signed in since the day they joined.
Are they trying to spam the site by overloading the servers?

I think pointless accounts like that with 0-10 posts should be deleted after a certain amount of days/months of no activity, and then send them an email warning they'll get deleted and ask them to sign in.

That would also make the forums faster, as the servers have a load of people just wasting HD space.
 
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krusty

Guest
probably find at least 50 percent of new members who never contribute are the xbox 360 48hr code scroungers!! theyre like parasites:mad:
 

Julie

Well-known Member
Was just curiously looking at the members list and have seen hundreds of people who have made no posts and have not signed in since the day they joined.
Are they trying to spam the site by overloading the servers?
It would certainly not be spam & it's hardly overloading the servers if they do not regularly sign in.

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So you see, you are actively encouraged to join from day 1, even when you hadn't intended to. What you do afterwards is entirely up to the individual. Some new members simply find the info or advice they are looking for, sign out, and don't return until several months, or even years later, when their AV equipment develops a fault, time to buy a new TV etc. to seek further advice.

I think pointless accounts like that with 0-10 posts should be deleted after a certain amount of days/months of no activity, and then send them an email warning they'll get deleted and ask them to sign in.
Well, I'm pleased that is your opinion & not that of the forum, lots of valued members who now contribute regularly with useful advice would have been "deleted" a long time ago if the forum had adopted that unfriendly suggestion. Email warnings with that tone would no doubt guarantee that member would not return & we would lose a potentially useful fellow member of the forum.

I hope the vast majority of forum members are valued here, whether they post only every so often, as well as the more active members who rack up thousands of posts in a short period of time. One exception comes to mind, your friend Nil Burns, he is certainly not welcome here.:D
 
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Stuart Wright

AVForums Founder
Staff member
If people register they have access to attachments which they might otherwise not be able to see.
Someone may register to follow a thread by subscribing to it. Or they may privately want to contact a member about an issue.
Plus members who do not switch off their admin email option also receive newsletters.
Also a higher membership count helps encourage other people to join - wow look how many members there are!
Inactive members draw virtually no resources.
The only people I remove are those who have an invalid email address and who have not visited for a year since they are wasting potentially useful user names.
Otherwise members are valuable.
 

BB3Lions

Distinguished Member
There profile on the server would take bits not megs. Also if there not active then there profile wont have an impact on the performance.
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
Ok thanks everyone for clearing that up.

Maybe people come here just to read and not post much.

:hiya:
 

BB3Lions

Distinguished Member
Fair point. You also have to remember from your comment that to post in a forum requires confidence, especially here where there is a clicky sort of 'gang attitude' atmosphere. But thats like that in any forum in any part of the online community.
 

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