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WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 13:36

OK, it's time for a spring clean.

Once the SQL database has been fully transferred (it's not quite there yet) I shall be going through it and deleting all users with NO POSTS whose account was created before the 1st of February.

Any such users will need to re-register if they wish to post.

The database is nowhere near large enough to start deleting old threads yet but there's no point in having empty user accounts lying around doing nothing.
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Post by tubeguru » 19 Jul 2006, 12:17

** UPDATE - JULY 19TH 2006 **

OK, I've just had another account cleanup.

All users who registered before January 2006 who have not posted have been deleted. That's a total of 15 accounts.

I'll be doing another cleanup later in the year - if you have 0 posts and have been regged for more than 6 months, you'll be deleted too.

Use it or lose it - you're wasting space.
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Post by tubeguru » 12 Dec 2006, 11:28

** UPDATE 12TH DECEMBER 2006 **

OK, all accounts with 0 posts, registered before September have been deleted. What's the point of signing up if you don't post? You don't need an account to view the forum, so why waste my database space?

Accounts which have bit the dust this time round:

Sensei
thriftingdiva
Dat_Man_Chris
trinity_tfl
fastlegs(GBR)
NHGMitchell
american_idiot
greenwich30
Paul Weaver
jpb
bokspring
boone
hamsquared3
simonalvelos

Next cull: Some time in May, so if you're going to sign up, post something or lose it.

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Post by tubeguru » 06 Jun 2007, 10:43

**UPDATE: 6TH JUNE 2006**

OK, time for another clear out of unused accounts. Everyone who signed up before January 2007 with 0 posts has been deleted.

That's a toal of eight accounts.

I have left Unisouth's account on the forum so we can all laugh at ********. Check out his profile if you're bored.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP (November 2009)

Post by tubeguru » 26 Nov 2009, 12:19

** UPDATE 26TH NOVEMBER 2009 **

OK, time for another account clearout. Any account created up to May 2009 that has not logged in since registering has been deleted. Six months is long enough for you to have made use of it. The lucky few this time round are:

Craig
Willsden Green
KiwiSurfer
london_craig
bournmoormark
marrieX
euson-king
dave pascoe

As guests now have read-only access to all parts of the forum there is no point in having an account if you're not going to post. I have extended guests' read-only access to the Administration and Announcements section so that people who have their account deleted can at least see this thread and curse me for being an efficient admin. Have you seen the state of some forums' member lists?

In a departure from my normal clear-up process, I will be going through the memberlist in the New Year and looking at people who have not accessed the forum since the end of 2007 regardless of the number of posts made. They'll be saying goodbye too. I see no sense in having server space taken up with dead accounts.

Finally, if you find your account has gone you can always re-register if you want to post something.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 19 Dec 2010, 20:47

Another clear out of unused accounts with no posts that are over six months old.

We've lost about 25 "people" this time.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 03 Jul 2012, 18:17

OK, it's been a while since I had an account clear-up, but I've just deleted a load of people who have been registered for ages and not posted anything in six months or more.

If you're one of the people whose account has been deleted, feel free to re-create it, but be warned that if you don't post it will be deleted again. You don't need an account to read the posts on this forum - they are all visible to everybody.

Accountd deleted: 20.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by Tube Geek » 06 Oct 2016, 15:25

When will the next one be? It's just that 4 years can produce a lot if tat!
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by greatkingrat » 06 Oct 2016, 15:35

Said without irony.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 06 Oct 2016, 16:37

Tube Geek wrote:When will the next one be? It's just that 4 years can produce a lot if tat!
Irony not your strong subject?

I was thinking ONLY LAST NIGHT that I should go through and clear out a load of accounts that haven't posted anything and have been registered for more than six months. I may also get rid of any accounts that haven't posted in the last six years or so. Those people can still view the forum as guests, of course.
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 06 Oct 2016, 16:38

greatkingrat wrote:Said without irony.
Read my mind ...
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by Tube Geek » 06 Oct 2016, 17:00

tubeguru wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:When will the next one be? It's just that 4 years can produce a lot if tat!
Irony not your strong subject?

I was thinking ONLY LAST NIGHT that I should go through and clear out a load of accounts that haven't posted anything and have been registered for more than six months. I may also get rid of any accounts that haven't posted in the last six years or so. Those people can still view the forum as guests, of course.
Tat as in pointless accounts. Like that person who's 101st birthday it supposedly is today
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by GuyBarry » 06 Oct 2016, 17:41

I think you should remove the accounts of everyone who hasn't posted anything about Tube Challenging for a year or more.

Well, there goes mine!
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by tubeguru » 06 Oct 2016, 17:42

And mine ...
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Re: WARNING: ACCOUNT CLEAR UP

Post by A Challenge » 06 Oct 2016, 18:15

tubeguru wrote:And mine ...
And probably mine!
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