Time is running out for 'memberz' who have not activated their accounts ... or posted at least once. Several projectz have kept me from purging the accountz of those people who registered ... but never made themselvez known on this Forum. But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (and it is not an onrushing train ) ... so I expect that this Forum's member count will be going down soon, as the never active accountz are deleted.
This is a recurring task ... trimming away those that have registered as memberz, but have never actually participated! Such purgingz are largely dependent upon how much "other work" existz for the administratorz. When the workload approachez 'zilch' ... the memberz are checked for activity ... or lack thereof. ONCE AGAIN! One (significant) post is enough to prevent a member from being purged. "Hi!" in "Introduce yourself" is NOT significant. At least, you have to tell us how you acquired Gruntz, and how long you have had the game. Telling us how you found this Forum is a plus! The postz we really want to see, however, are postz in discussion threadz. That showz us that you are truly interested in the game.
I think my last post was like few years ago, I joined this forum when I was in 10th grade or something, I am glad that this forum still gets some interaction!
An "inactive member" is one who has never posted anything ... has not participated, in other words, in this Forum. Every now and then I "get a bug in my ear" and decide to search for 'members' who have never posted, and whose last visit was over one year old. It has been quite a few years since I last did that ... and it is so far on my personal "back burner" that it is unlikely to happen again this year.
So there is no need to be concerned about having your account deleted ... by my rules, it never will be.
Both Gaby and Bea visited the Forum today! Neither left any post, though ... and that led me to check the birthday notice for today (maybe it was their birthday was my thought). No, not at all. Two birthdays noted, one with 0 posts, and last activity in 2014. So I will probably go through the membership, selecting only 0 post people, and delete those last visiting the Forum at least one year ago. I wonder how low our membership count will go as a result of this action? What remains will be people with enough interest to participate in Gruntz in some way, not just "Lookie Lous".
There are a number of other 'members' with 0 posts, but their last login was within the last year. If I get 'the bug' again next year, if they are still without any posts, they will be deleted. Except for the Designers who I set up as members to support their Custom Levelz ... 0 posts, but retained as long as this Forum exists.
A word to the wise: if you wish to remain a member, be sure to participate ... somewhere ... in Forum threads.
I think there are also so many people with up to 5 posts that can be deleted. As if deleting members doesn't mean a ban and can join again if they want to.
When a member who has posted is deleted, the number of posts are skewed. I could delete the posts along with the member, but some of those posts may be significant. I have enough things demanding (or I freely give to) my time, than want to read those few posts to see if they are significant. The deletions IMHO are simply to reduce the membership count to those who really cared (at one time, at least) about the game of Gruntz. Many people visit and create a login who know nothing about the game, and feel that they must become a member in order to view the content. The Forum turns outto be not what they were looking for, but they do not even consider deleting the account ... perhaps because they are not aware that they can do so. Some people (SPAMmers) create an account with no intention of ever participating, but know enough about ProBoards to create a signature for the account ... with links to whatever they want to advertise. At one time I was much more involved with everyday happenings here, and would delete such accounts immediately. As one can see in today's list, I missed a couple of them when I had my computer woes.