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Forum topic by Tooch posted 09-16-2015 02:20 AM 1146 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tooch

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09-16-2015 02:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question member accounts site

So someone I knew had recently signed up but couldn’t remember the exact username, so I decided to start looking through the Jocks section to try and find them. Being that the person just signed up, I figure I would start at the back of the Jocks section since they probably weren’t very active.

I went through 40 pages of members who haven’t made a single post in about 5 years. (ranging from roughly 1800-3000 days)

So my question is, how long does a person’s account stay up if they are inactive? Wouldn’t it be kind of worth it to eliminate some of these “dead” accounts? would that help the site run more efficiently?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails


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bosum3919

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 03:26 AM

But , but, but, then the home page couldn’t claim 111,370 woodworkers (or whatever the latest number may be) if they deleted all of those inactive accounts. You are probably creating heresy with an idea like this.

-- Bob

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 11:25 AM



But , but, but, then the home page couldn t claim 111,370 woodworkers (or whatever the latest number may be) if they deleted all of those inactive accounts. You are probably creating heresy with an idea like this.

- bosum3919


^^^^^^^^^^^ yep!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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RobS888

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 11:27 AM

Does not posting mean they don’t visit and enjoy the site?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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Roger

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 11:41 AM



Does not posting mean they don t visit and enjoy the site?

- RobS888

I don’t have much to say but, I do enjoy the forum very much.
There, that should protect my membership a little while longer.

-- Do like you always do,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 11:58 AM

Any decent website has a way to tell how many visits daily, weekly, etc. They can see repeats and how many individuals visited. Members can be claimed only when they have a user/password.

So yes, eliminating those people would lower the claimed number of members. And I don’t think it would help the site run any better, since not being logged on does not take up any of the website’s assigned bandwidth. And I’d venture there are hundreds if not thousands of “lurkers” watching this website every day without signing in who they cannot even count, but show up as visits.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#6 posted 09-16-2015 12:31 PM

I don’t know if it would run any better with less jocks but some are just lookers and enjoy the wood stuff but may not have the shop to make much. Also, way back when I remember there with a lot of scammers signing on. I don’t know if they ever got cleaned out. They were hawking all kinds of stuff. Might be some of them left that don’t get on here anymore.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-16-2015 06:44 PM

Well you have guys like Roger (above) who have 15 posts in 2161 days. No offense Roger, just using you as an example because I saw your post above…. , but I’ll bet you LOOK here way more than that.

Then you have the “MotorMouths” (like me) who post something most every day. And one of the things I do a LOT of is look at OLD posts. I find all kinds of interesting things, made by folks who haven’t posted anything in 4 or 5 years. If those things are deleted, we’d be losing a TREASURE TROVE of projects and information !
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Daruc

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#8 posted 09-16-2015 08:11 PM

I could be wrong but, deleted memberships don’t help sell advertising!
I’m not sure where all the members that never, never post come from, bot I’m sure there is a reason…

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 02:02 AM

Your buddy could just reenlist, I know at least one LJ that must have forgotten about the site and returned with a new name later. Probably counts as 2 members to boot ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Tooch

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#10 posted 09-17-2015 09:44 AM



I don t know if it would run any better with less jocks but some are just lookers and enjoy the wood stuff but may not have the shop to make much. Also, way back when I remember there with a lot of scammers signing on. I don t know if they ever got cleaned out. They were hawking all kinds of stuff. Might be some of them left that don t get on here anymore.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

That’s what I was kind of referring to, Jim. Lots of people who created an account to try and push advertising for their store (i.e.- TED’s woodworking, that jerk!) and maybe got flagged and never posted anything useful.

its not a big concern of mine, I was just curious.

Here’s another thing to think about- what happens to all of your digital information when you die? who becomes responsible or accountable for all of that? I know that’s a morbid thought, but also a pretty interesting question when you think about it…..

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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bosum3919

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#11 posted 09-17-2015 04:11 PM


Here s another thing to think about- what happens to all of your digital information when you die? who becomes responsible or accountable for all of that? I know that s a morbid thought, but also a pretty interesting question when you think about it…..

- Tooch

Here is an even closer thought, without being morbid. Who owns the content once you post it on LJ? Example being where members are locked from their accounts and cannot get back in to edit, update or even delete.

-- Bob

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#12 posted 09-17-2015 04:24 PM

In some WW sites you can only edit your posts for a few days (a week) but most are like an hour and after that I don’t know how it can ever be edited or even deleted. I have been told once you post it you don’t own it,is that how it goes?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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bosum3919

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#13 posted 09-17-2015 04:36 PM


In some WW sites you can only edit your posts for a few days (a week) but most are like an hour and after that I don t know how it can ever be edited or even deleted. I have been told once you post it you don t own it,is that how it goes?

- distrbd

Doesn’t apply to this site as you can continue to edit or delete. I am not a legal expert, but I don’t except your statement regarding ownership. Especially since there is nothing in writing to state that you are giving up rights and or ownership when you post.

-- Bob

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distrbd

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#14 posted 09-17-2015 05:11 PM



Doesn t apply to this site as you can continue to edit or delete.
- bosum3919

I just double checked my older than an hour posts,I can not edit or delete them, or maybe I’m missing something?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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bosum3919

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#15 posted 09-17-2015 05:15 PM


Doesn t apply to this site as you can continue to edit or delete.
- bosum3919

I just double checked my older than an hour posts,I can not edit or delete them, or maybe I m missing something?

- distrbd

Try projects.

-- Bob

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