Completed The great user culling is upon us! Or, well, it could be? (1 Viewer)

Should the great culling continue?

  • Yes! Eliminate them!

    Votes: 47 94.0%
  • No! I like staring at their vacant accounts...

    Votes: 3 6.0%

  • Total voters
    50
  • Poll closed .

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
8,721
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Website
youtube.com
Hey folks, I thought I'd pitch the idea to the community of deleting accounts that meet the following criteria:
  1. accounts with zero posts
  2. have not logged into the site since Jan 2015
Since these folks aren't really participating in the community, I figure it would be useful to our active users to remove them from the user list. This would free up the user names for use, and make the member list far more reasonable to browse through.

Again, this would be accounts that meet BOTH the criteria above. So if you've made one post, you're fine. If you've logged in since Jan 2015 and made zero posts, you're still fine.

This would lower the amount of registered accounts from about 15,000 to 5,000.

what do you think? good idea? bad idea? vote in the poll!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 5 people
Click here to buy one of our amazing custom bandanas!

Wile E Coyote

Pilgrim
Joined
Nov 10, 2016
Messages
104
Current Location
Holtville, CA
Maybe blast them an email first, giving 30 days to login or post. Who knows, it might bring in a few active users who've been off traveling and simply forgot about the site but now have something to share.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 people

bushhippie

Previously crisywantstorunaway
Joined
Feb 27, 2018
Messages
77
Current Location
35180
Maybe blast them an email first, giving 30 days to login or post. Who knows, it might bring in a few active users who've been off traveling and simply forgot about the site but now have something to share.
how do you forget for 3 years tho?
 

Wile E Coyote

Pilgrim
Joined
Nov 10, 2016
Messages
104
Current Location
Holtville, CA
how do you forget for 3 years tho?
It's possible. I first met Matt in 2011 and forgot about the site until I finally joined in 2016. I'm sure there's sites around that I've joined and not been active on for 3 years that I might be inclined to participate in if I remembered them. I'm assuming they get those most popular threads this week emails though.. so maybe it won't bring anyone in. Nonetheless, some sort of warning wouldn't be a terrible thing.
 
D

deleted user

I deleted myself
If you could delete my old account so I can have its name (RucksackRevolt)...that would be pretty cool.

I can't seem to find the password.
 

Coywolf

Mastering the Art of Houselessness
Joined
Dec 12, 2014
Messages
1,529
Age
31
Current Location
Utah
Website
www.youtube.com
I say do it, seeing 15,000 used is a tad bit intimidating, and a bit of misrepresentation, IMO.
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2017
Messages
33
Age
50
Current Location
New York
While the Zero-activity I can side with, the second point I really cannot.
Is it possible we might have the profiles, and lst contributions of folks who've passed-away, and that this may infact be their last, or perhaps even best expressions in their lives?
On another site I belong to we faced the same challenge.
Their profiles, and their contributions/writings/pictures might be the sole place for any of it, anywhere, and I'd be upset to loose them.
I advise we proceed very carefully with this.

Hey folks, I thought I'd pitch the idea to the community of deleting accounts that meet the following criteria:
  1. accounts with zero posts
  2. have not logged into the site since Jan 2015
Since these folks aren't really participating in the community, I figure it would be useful to our active users to remove them from the user list. This would free up the user names for use, and make the member list far more reasonable to browse through.

Again, this would be accounts that meet BOTH the criteria above. So if you've made one post, you're fine. If you've logged in since Jan 2015 and made zero posts, you're still fine.

This would lower the amount of registered accounts from about 15,000 to 5,000.

what do you think? good idea? bad idea? vote in the poll!
 
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
8,721
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Website
youtube.com
While the Zero-activity I can side with, the second point I really cannot.
Is it possible we might have the profiles, and lst contributions of folks who've passed-away, and that this may infact be their last, or perhaps even best expressions in their lives?
On another site I belong to we faced the same challenge.
Their profiles, and their contributions/writings/pictures might be the sole place for any of it, anywhere, and I'd be upset to loose them.
I advise we proceed very carefully with this.
you should really re-read item #1 in the OP.
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2017
Messages
33
Age
50
Current Location
New York
Whoops! Sorry, I reacted too quickly! I saw the alert, and it just invoked in me the same passions. On the other site I mentioned: we nearly lost the last records of some spectacular folks whom we don't want to loose!
you should really re-read item #1 in the OP.
 
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
8,721
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Website
youtube.com
Whoops! Sorry, I reacted too quickly! I saw the alert, and it just invoked in me the same passions. On the other site I mentioned: we nearly lost the last records of some spectacular folks whom we don't want to loose!
no problem, yeah i'm very particular about making sure content here on StP is archived for as long as possible :D
 
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
8,721
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Website
youtube.com
So, when I was crunching the numbers in my first post, I made the mistake of not specifying only users with zero posts; I only searched for accounts that had not logged in in the past 3 years. Including this criteria this time around, this has reduced the number of accounts that will be deleted from some 9,000 or so to 4,080. That's why it's always important for me to double-check these things :)

So, I've removed those accounts today. This has reduced the number of registered users from 15,719 to 11,639.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Drengor

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$540.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $100.00 of $100.00 - reached!
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $200.00 of $200.00 - reached!
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Now im housed up in a suite for three days. Two bedroom, two different direction facing balconies, pet friendly, and a kitchen. Thank god for CAA coverage. Smartest thing ive done in months. Covers 600$ worth of lodging and food for 72 hours from "incident". That being my truck being inoperable. This doesnt fix the problem but holy fuck do i need this.
Holy fuck I missed being back out here. Tour’s been fucking amazing so far, and getting to see so many old friends and making some new ones has been fantastic.
Off day between Salt Lake City, UT and Reno, NV today. Gonna try to find a campsite for us tonight and I’m excited to sleep under the stars ✨
Holed up in the shop property for the third day. Fried 6 eggs and made some toast for myself and my dog. Something to spice up the dog kibble life. Poured myself the cheap rum and rootbeer drink. Buddy from the insurance/license place brought me some ice :D But there is no sunshine and rainbows. This is survival. This isnt intagram. It was dark and frustrating and cramped, with that side of lonely. Tomorrow we move.
Looking for a few people to join me in an off grid wilderness community. Have hydroelectric and small solar.
Almost died a fiery horrific death when the wiring crossed an shorted in the camper, had to jump in the water to save my dog from drowning when a current was pulling him under roots and branches (one of the most heartwrenching experiences of my life), and i fucked the engine in my truck on the mountain highways. Repairs are going to be expensive and take long. Thats kindof how my summer is going. Beats jail but just barely
Just covered about 500 mi in 12 hrs by train. Two hot as fuck IMs under a full moon. Only one stop was made...an unexpected siding in the exact place i wanted to be.
I'm finally headed out on the road and out of this state as a renowned painter's assistant in a month. I cannot wait for my childhood dream of travelling as a visual artist of some sort to become true. Hats off to you, Mayosky. Bless your fuckin heart man. Ya saved me.
Homeless ,married , 5 fur babies

Members online