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Non Active Newbies
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:55:57 am »

Over half this forums members are non active newbies (users that have never contributed)
I'm considering removing these users from the membership.
Some of these accounts could be sleeper spam accounts and I don't wish to be checking non active members regularly.
How long can one stay a non active newbie before I delete the account?
I'm open to suggestions for that.
Since this forum was created to showcase my software and help Home Automation users. Input is required to make it successful.
If you don't plan on contributing don't join the forum and stay as a guest.
Note: it only takes one post even just to introduce yourself to stay a member and get out of the non active newbie list.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 10:01:21 am »

I'm here!  Living in my pool house right now, because I'm deathly allergic to something in my house but I should be moving to an apartment (hopefully soon) and I will take up my hobby again.  Please don't delete me.

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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 11:04:10 am »

Members with at least 1 post don't need to worry about losing their accounts.
Therefore Hawk1 you are more then safe.  ;>
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 02:02:05 pm »

I have been lurking, with a few posts, since the beginning of AH and AHP, and would like to stay ( and have access to the conversion tool!)

I have been using AHP for my version of "home automation" for many years, and am currently controlling 30 or so X-10 modules for lighting, furnace control, fireplaces, etc., with an antique XP machine.

I also have AHP available on a Vista machine, installed just after I purchased a
"new" CM-15a (before the old X-10 went belly-up), that I have never used.

Appreciate all the life support work that all of you people have put into AHP!

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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 03:34:25 pm »

Hi Steve,
I had seen you lurking here from time to time.
I don't wish to remove any ones account but I'd rather have 10 actively contributing members then 2,000 non contributing members.
The conversion tool is available in the members only section which was previously available to anyone that posted.
However this limit has been increased to 5 posts as I wish to be sure I will get some feed back on this before I release it to the X10 community at large.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 07:55:27 pm »

I would say that a few days or even a week would be more than enough before deleting a non active account, especially if an introduction post is all it takes to remove the member from non active status.

For those that are just looking at the info the guest account is fine.  I snooped around as a guest for a while before I jumped in to PCC and it provided enough info to leet me know what PCC was all about now I'm hooked  (RoFL)

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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 08:06:36 pm »

as yoda would say:  "hmmmm, hooked you are!"

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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 08:37:08 am »

I would say that a few days or even a week would be more than enough before deleting a non active account, especially if an introduction post is all it takes to remove the member from non active status.

For those that are just looking at the info the guest account is fine.  I snooped around as a guest for a while before I jumped in to PCC and it provided enough info to leet me know what PCC was all about now I'm hooked  (RoFL)

just my thoughts

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I'm leaning to a month.
Really why register if your not going to post that day?
Granted there are times a power outage or internet service goes down while posting.
Heck it has happened to me even however I usualy can get back on in a few days to post.
In extreme cases it could be a few weeks if a natural disaster strikes while posting. ??? ::) :`)
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 07:25:45 am »

I don't know what my current status is but I do like to stay as a member.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 12:37:43 pm »

Users can find out their current status in their profile page.
Non Active Newbies will be anyone that has never posted.
Many of these accounts I have found are sleeper spam accounts, thus the reason behind removing them.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 11:00:54 am »

I'm currently not very active as everything is working perfectly, but once in a while I like to have a look at good X10 forums to see what's going on.  So, keep me activeł

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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 02:22:18 pm »

I only tinker with my x10 occasionally but I like coming to your forum when I do. You have a lot of great stuff here and I appreciate you having the forum.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 07:06:44 am »

I would say after 3 months of not posting, then remove them.  Sometimes lurking and finding a solution to your issue (as well as trying the change) takes some time.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2015, 06:40:20 am »

I've removed any Non Active Newbie that registered over a year ago and hadn't posted.
I realize some users may not be able to return here for months but this thread has been up for almost a year.
Warning:
Anyone that sees their status as NonActive Newbie and has been registered here for more then 3 months 30 days is in jeopardy of having their account deleted.
A simple post introducing your self will change your status from NonActive.
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Re: Non Active Newbies
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 10:03:41 pm »

Over half this forums members are non active newbies (users that have never contributed)
I'm considering removing these users from the membership.
Some of these accounts could be sleeper spam accounts and I don't wish to be checking non active members regularly.
How long can one stay a non active newbie before I delete the account?
I'm open to suggestions for that.
Since this forum was created to showcase my software and help Home Automation users. Input is required to make it successful.
If you don't plan on contributing don't join the forum and stay as a guest.
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Hi,

I guess I finally got accepted! :) I signed up over a week ago, but just received word that i was signed up. I have some questions about the X-10 Marmitec that I will be posring.

Cordially,

Jimmyb29
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