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Old 02-20-05, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Hundreds of unused accounts here.

Im not sure how much server space the member list uses, but I was looking through it today and I noticed that there are around *500 pages* of members that have NO POSTS AT ALL. Some accounts are days or weeks old, some much more.

Just a suggestion if server space\resources = money, but you could probably remove the accounts of people that have 0 posts and havent been here in the past 3 months. Thatd be nearly HALF of the member list off the server, and it wouldnt effect the forums because they never posted.

Again I dont know what kind of resources these things use or if you care at all, but it seems like quite a waste of space. Not to mention 500 possible user names that cant be used.

No big deal really, just thought id point it out if itd help you guys out.
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Old 02-20-05, 02:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hundreds of unused accounts here.

Hehe, yea I noticed that as well. I never understood why someone would register and never post... maybe to use the search feature.
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Old 02-20-05, 02:37 AM   #3
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I agree. This wouldn't be half-bad of an idea. A lot of sites do something like this. Clear out the rif-raff (and UDawg hasn't posted in almost 3 months, so then he'd be dethroned and we'd ALL move up another spot...MUAHAHAHAHA)
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Old 02-20-05, 02:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hundreds of unused accounts here.

I think you would want to see the accounts last activity, then delete the accounts that have not been used in like the last year or so.
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Old 02-20-05, 04:04 PM   #5
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I never understood why someone would register and never post... maybe to use the search feature.
Yeah i suppose that as well .. they must be registering for the search feature & maybe other benefits like the special discounts .
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Old 02-20-05, 05:42 PM   #6
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discounts?
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Old 02-20-05, 06:08 PM   #7
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discounts?
Well i'm talking about special offers like this one :
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/nvnews_discount/

oh & also some people might register just in case they get in trouble with thier hardware or video cards .. so they know where to come & look for help .
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Old 02-20-05, 06:16 PM   #8
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The records in the database for a single account aren't expensive from a disk space or resources standpoint. Even for tens of thousdands of unused accounts the impact is negligble. If we had hundreds of millions of accounts like this then it would impact query performance and disk space but just a few hundred aren't going to matter.
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Old 02-20-05, 07:12 PM   #9
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Purdue?! You should be banned for that!!!!!

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Old 02-20-05, 07:23 PM   #10
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Don't tell me that you're a stinkin' badger!
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Old 02-20-05, 08:24 PM   #11
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Old 02-20-05, 08:37 PM   #12
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Ah ok. I've been to Milwaukee a few times for conferences, driven by campus there but I thought UW had a campus there too.
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