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Re: Privacy
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2015, 09:18:45 PM »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.

I do that, but not-so-regularly.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2015, 09:30:05 PM »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.

I do that, but not-so-regularly.

What's the criteria for that then?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2015, 09:31:25 PM »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.

I do that, but not-so-regularly.

What's the criteria for that then?

Probably just the zeroposters.

Thread: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/news/zero-posters-purged/
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2015, 09:54:10 PM »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.

I do that, but not-so-regularly.

What's the criteria for that then?

Probably just the zeroposters.

Thread: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/news/zero-posters-purged/

Oh I see, I thought it could have possibly meant people who don't contribute anything 'useful' at all.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2015, 10:42:19 PM »
Damn ... 6 pages.  :palm:

Just a suggestion Dave, make up your mind, set the forum's setting as "you want", and close this thread.

Imho, you're being exploited here, cause you're doubting this matter too long (cmiiw), why don't you just take the decision now, make it happen and then move on.

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2015, 10:47:00 PM »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.
I do that, but not-so-regularly.
What's the criteria for that then?

If you have zero posts and have been a member for more than a month you are goneski.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2015, 10:48:10 PM »
Damn ... 6 pages.  :palm:
Just a suggestion Dave, make up your mind, set the forum's setting as "you want", and close this thread.
Imho, you're being exploited here, cause you're doubting this matter too long (cmiiw), why don't you just take the decision now, make it happen and then move on.

Yep, decision made, I'm disabling the hidden option. I see no compelling reason to keep it enabled. Back to business as usual.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2015, 10:55:14 PM »


Yep, decision made, I'm disabling the hidden option. I see no compelling reason to keep it enabled. Back to business as usual.

Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2015, 11:01:27 PM »
Good. Glad to see it back to normal. But does that mean anyone who trial led it is now unable to re join the visible ones?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2015, 11:14:09 PM »
There are currently only two hidden but it could easily have gotten out of hand.

One smart cookie, better make that two for good measure.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2015, 11:19:06 PM »
Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

I don't know for sure, but I presume it does.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2015, 11:21:56 PM »
There are currently only two hidden but it could easily have gotten out of hand.


WTF?
Is that real or a photshopped joke?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #87 on: October 26, 2015, 11:23:05 PM »
Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

I don't know for sure, but I presume it does.

Ah, seems not:
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With this option enabled all members will be able to hide their online status from other users (except administrators). If disabled only users who can moderate the forum can hide their presence. Note that disabling this option will not change any existing member's status - it just stops them from hiding themselves in the future.
I'll have to find them and un-hide.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #88 on: October 26, 2015, 11:29:32 PM »
Privacy is about: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. [/size]Give him a mask, and he will tell you[/color][/b][/color][/size] the truth." - Oscar Wilde quotes from BrainyQuote.com[/color]
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #89 on: October 26, 2015, 11:39:43 PM »
Dunkem, seriously mate, if you really think that someone seeing a pseudonym browsing a forum is at all comparable with someone following you down the street with a camera, then you have some major issues.

Get that tinfoil hat off, relax, and enjoy life!
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2015, 09:04:00 AM »
If you have zero posts and have been a member for more than a month you are goneski.
Is this the same thread that is also not about Tapatalk?

Why are you so motivated to keep the stats tidy? Lab, no. Stats, yes.
Why would you care? OK maybe if they have been inactive for a couple of years you could consider it, but even then why bother? It is not like they are consuming a finite resource like IP addresses.

I can conceive of a member who just wants to read or seek out info. Not this thread perhaps but there are a few worthwhile threads on this forum. I am a member of a few other forums where I do that. I could go six months between visits. They haven't deleted me in years.

If you are going to delete people I suggest starting a search amongst the non-zero posters. At least then you might achieve something worthwhile. 
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2015, 09:11:49 AM »
:-+ wilfred

Why delete zeros? Maybe I just don't have enough forum experience - the vast majority of IRC channels don't kick out lurkers, I certainly wouldn't kick any out of #eevblog, that's just weird and rude. Not everybody talks, some just want to listen, and having the forum track what you've read could be nice. I really don't understand what good it does to delete them.
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2015, 09:29:57 AM »
Personally, I like the clean stats.  :-+ Looking at the members page, it looks like there's 5000 zeroposters, and I'm guessing at least 50% aren't actually doing anything.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:23:31 PM by crispy_tofu »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2015, 09:32:39 AM »
But what purpose do the clean stats serve?
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2015, 09:37:37 AM »
An occasional cleanout does free up potentially desirable usernames.

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2015, 10:10:33 AM »
Personally, I like the clean stats.  :-+ Looking at the members page, it looks like there's 5000 zeroposters, and I'm guessing at least 50% aren't actually doing anything.
Well as you admit, you are only guessing. Furthermore, are they not doing anything as opposed to doing something useful like looking at the members page?
I only occasionally (less than once a year) get curious enough to look at the members page. Even then it was only to see how many people have been here longer than me and are still active. I doubt you even look at the members page so frequently that it is a real problem.

As for liking the clean stats, have you considered that eliminating the zero-posters may render the stats "unclean" insofar as they now do not represent anything in a statistical sense.

You would be hard pressed to come up with a more arbitrary notion then deleting people who take more than one month to make their first post. I once worked at a place that deleted logons to systems after 367 days of inactivity. Even that was less arbitrary because they factored in a leap year every 4 years.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2015, 10:28:04 AM »
There are a number of aggregators that gather up posts from forums on various subjects.
For the amateur radio community when we search for a given topic DX Zone comes up and they provide links to sites like the ARRL forums and E-ham, among others.

I'll bet some of Dave's zombie members are from sites similar to the one I cited above.
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2015, 11:15:15 AM »
Didn't mean to start a fight (lol), just voicing my opinion.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:13:09 PM by crispy_tofu »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2015, 11:22:18 AM »
Is this the same thread that is also not about Tapatalk?

I answered a question. Why get so up-tight?
Perhaps I shouldn't respond to you then?

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Why are you so motivated to keep the stats tidy? Lab, no. Stats, yes.
Why would you care?

Why do you care about my lab?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2015, 11:25:47 AM »
But what purpose do the clean stats serve?

I like having genuine member stats of people who contributed.
It's looks great if the forum has 50,000 members, but if 40,000 have never made a post, those numbers are just bogus.
And before you say "well, they might be active searches". No, I also set my criteria to zero posts and inactive for the last month or two. And it's obvious most of them are just spam accounts that got through the filters.
 


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