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Old 7th July 2020, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century

just a thought...

there may be users that have joined in the last month or so that fully intend to post but haven't got round to it yet....they would be in the zero post category.

would it be prudent to get clever with the select statement to avoid deleting them.
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Old 7th July 2020, 11:05 AM
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Shane, with 1468 posts to your credit, there is no way you are selfish . Bob
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Old 7th July 2020, 11:33 AM
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Shane, with 1468 posts to your credit, there is no way you are selfish . Bob
Thanks Bob! Itís true to say tough that the vast majority of those posts are over five years old. Iíve changed and the world has changed, and as a result I donít have much to contribute these days, but I still like to keep in touch.
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Old 7th July 2020, 11:57 AM
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I suggest you email those you intend to delete before you do so.
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Old 7th July 2020, 12:07 PM
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I suggest you email those you intend to delete before you do so.
With the criteria selected (ie never posted, and not visited for over 5 years) I don't feel that the above suggestion is necessary.


On occasions, I have become a member of a forum because I needed a particular piece of information not available to non members. To be honest, in those cases, I've probably forgotten what those forums are, so being deleted is no big deal.

So, I'm in favour of the "cull".
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Old 7th July 2020, 12:38 PM
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just a thought...

there may be users that have joined in the last month or so that fully intend to post but haven't got round to it yet....they would be in the zero post category.

would it be prudent to get clever with the select statement to avoid deleting them.


No problem, to clarify, both conditions would need to be met to be deleted

I am proposing to delete all Members who have not a) visited in the last 5 years AND b) have never posted.



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Old 7th July 2020, 12:45 PM
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Why ? if they have never posted or logged in after five years, they never will . Bob
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Old 7th July 2020, 02:59 PM
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Or read offline and rejoin when you are looking for a response. Selfish (If not contributing) but nevertheless, easy to do.
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Why so? I look at the forum to keep up to date with members activities, but I’m not doing any projects at the moment so I don’t have much to say that would be of any interest to anyone else. I don’t think that makes me selfish.
I’m not calling you selfish. I think you have interpreted what I said incorrectly. I was agreeing with your previous point and saying that if you are not a member, or have lost your membership, the forum is still available to read. In the past, some people have joined simply to obtain some service or personal gain and having done so, have made no contribution since. In other words their interest is purely selfish as they have no interest in the community from which they are benefitting.
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Old 7th July 2020, 08:29 PM
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Iím not calling you selfish. I think you have interpreted what I said incorrectly.
Youíre quite right, Greg. I stand corrected.
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Old 8th July 2020, 12:47 AM
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Youíre quite right, Greg. I stand corrected.
Thank you. Appreciate your reply.
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