08-18-2010, 5:31 PM
Just curious here. I was sorting through the member database looking for a name I could only recall part of but knew that when I saw it...well...you know. Anyway.....I saw quite a few member names (non-paying mind you) that had not visited the site since 2007. In the interest of controlling database space....shouldn't these be cleaned out periodically? I'm just asking. There may already be a policy on this and I just don't know about it. Kind of thinking out loud I suppose.
08-18-2010, 6:28 PM
If you can remember the first part of the name, you can go under search, and "advanced search" and search by username, when you start typing the name, it will pull up a list of possibilities.
08-18-2010, 8:05 PM
I understand trying to keep the database optimal, but I don't really think the site is slow either. I'm not sure space is an issue either, and if it is, the posts are going to make more than the user data.
I think if they deleted the older inactive members it would be hard to boast to potential sponsors, etc. how many users the ARC has.
08-18-2010, 8:07 PM
A lot of them will find their way back at some point.. Howard (assault) being a prime example.. He was gone for 2 or 3 years and now is one of the most active members we have..
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
I was just curious. I know that other sites that I've belonged to clean the database out after 1 year of inactivity. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the way it is....curiosity just had me open my big mouth! LOL