Question What Happens to Accounts That Are Never Used

Discussion in 'Community Matters' started by SickoMode, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM.

  1. SickoMode

    SickoMode The Helper

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    Do accounts get deleted/deactivated if they are not used for a long time?
     
  2. Tick-O-Tock

    Tick-O-Tock Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    Nope, I don't think so.
     
  3. The Monster In You

    The Monster In You Resident

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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. SickoMode

    SickoMode The Helper

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    I was just thinking if your inactive for a year your account should be wiped
     
  5. Tick-O-Tock

    Tick-O-Tock 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! Assistant to the Regional Manager Retired Admin Forum Sponsor

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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 Seasoned Veteran Community Team

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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. Destrø

    Destrø Reputable

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    Lol glad i came back then
     
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  9. Joshua Farrell

    Joshua Farrell Community 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. SickoMode

    SickoMode The Helper

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

    Count Chocula 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. Teghoul

    Teghoul Seasoned Veteran

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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.