DEADWEIGHT MEMBERS Oct 13, 2014 9:08:36 GMT 8
Post by Registrar on Oct 13, 2014 9:08:36 GMT 8
Today I had to come up with $110 to renew my hosting of corregidor.org and the numerous sites that have grown from it. That's not the cost of the domains, that's the cost of the data storage. It got me to thinking about people who are
People join us for lots of reasons. I like to think they are real people who are joining us so that they can make a contribution of their knowledge or insight, and that we can all benefit from this. Even if they only give a worthwhile post the "thumbs up" for a job well done, then they will have fulfilled a purpose. Some of our members have given a tremendous number of hours and effort into obtaining, and sharing their knowledge with us. A "thumbs-up" is a pat on the back to these good people. It costs nothing.
As much as I welcome our membership, I dislike sleepers. These are people (well, they might be people) who join us, and then go promptly to sleep, and make no contributions. Not a word. Not a post.
You'd be surprised how many folk have joined and we've never heard from them ever again. Ever! The problem with these members is that they are indistinguishable from phantom members, and spam bots. Who's to say they aren't bots in the first place?
Soon, I will go through the members roll and delete the members who have not made a post within the first several months of their membership.
I will also delete members who haven't made a post in the last couple of years. As they have done a creditable imitation of being deadweight, I will consider them surplus to our membership, and cast them overboard.