Question What Happens to Accounts That Are Never Used

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  1. HamezSEO

    HamezSEO The Helper

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    Do accounts get deleted/deactivated if they are not used for a long time?
     
  2. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    Nope, I don't think so.
     
  3. Bryn

    Bryn Paragon

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    Not all forums seem to do it but, what if that inactive account actually gets used again? It doesn't happen that often but still.
     
  4. HamezSEO

    HamezSEO The Helper

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    I was just thinking if your inactive for a year your account should be wiped
     
  5. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    I wouldn't have that idea, Not if it was an retired admin or an account with 15,000 posts
     
  6. Lucky!

    Lucky! sudo rm -rf / Retired Admin

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    Back in my admin days here, we only sent emails. That's about it. No need to wipe an account just because they haven't signed in.
     
  7. Jerlene

    Jerlene Collecting FP$ Administrator

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    I personally will stop going to a forum for a long time then go back. I've been away from forums for years before.
     
  8. LadyLannie

    LadyLannie Up-and-Coming Sensation

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    Lol glad i came back then
     
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  9. Joshua Farrell

    Joshua Farrell Administrator Administrator

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    We do nothing to the account. Not a whole lot of people like having to create a whole new account if they don't have to.
     
  10. HamezSEO

    HamezSEO The Helper

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    Thats fair enough I just know accounts are made on here and never used.
     
  11. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor Owner Administrator Owner

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    I’ve never really felt that it’s necessary to delete inactive accounts, given that there’s always that small possibility that a member from forever ago may return. The only accounts we would ever delete would be the typical spam accounts that have zero posts, and that hasn’t been done in a long time.
     
  12. Teg

    Teg Package Team Member

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    Personally, If a forum deleted my account because I was inactive and I did come back to find that account deleted, I wouldn't make a new one. Generally, forums I've been a part of don't do that. I've been a member here for years and years. I leave, I come back, life just gets in the way for me a lot. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that here.
     
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