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Offline Ray

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« on: Jun 19, 10, 06:19 PM »
Hi, why do we have so many "new members" who never post? is that a feature of forums in general, or are we just different / unlucky?

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Re: New Members
« Reply #1 on: Jun 19, 10, 06:53 PM »
At least some are signing up for spamming purposes. I noticed Derek kicking one out a few mornings ago....

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Re: New Members
« Reply #2 on: Jun 19, 10, 06:57 PM »
The huge majority of them are robot sign-ups that can create an account, but not use it to PM so they don't get used.

Others are friends of existing members who sign up merely to see pictures that aren't visible to guests.


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Re: New Members
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 10, 09:07 AM »
Normally I check all new members as they join  & remove any suspect ones immediately

All the current ones appear to be genuine humans & not bots or spammers

As Richard said , some will be signups to see the pictures or other attachments. We do a regular clear out though & those who have never posted or logged in regularly get the boot after a sensible periods of time


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Re: New Members
« Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 10, 09:18 AM »

We do a regular clear out though & those who have never posted or logged in regularly get the boot after a sensible periods of time


Read: As and when one of us can be arsed. ;)

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Re: New Members
« Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 10, 09:19 AM »
I have cleared a few other 0 post members  or 1 post asking for help in pchelp from 1 year ago & never replied
no point in keeping them if they aren't going to take part

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Re: New Members
« Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 10, 09:29 AM »
I have cleared a few other 0 post members  or 1 post asking for help in pchelp from 1 year ago & never replied
no point in keeping them if they aren't going to take part

Indeed - it's not like we compete for the maximum number of members, or indeed the maximum number of posts.

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Re: New Members
« Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 10, 10:27 AM »
Thanks peeps for the excellent explanations.  :)

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