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Upcoming Pruning of Dead Accounts

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by tehelgee, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. The One Char

    The One Char Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Might as well say I'm here.
     
  2. RainChild1024

    RainChild1024 I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Would it be possible to get a list of names that have been freed up by the purge? Asking for a friend here.

    (My sockpuppet name list needs some inspiration.)

    Edit: Nevermind, 14k names is too much for me to trawl through for inspiration.
     
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  3. ValStriker

    ValStriker Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    No better place to make a first post than here i suppose.
     
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  4. Starseeker

    Starseeker Making the rounds.

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    I've posted a few times, but just in case, I'm here.
     
  5. SoopahPunch44

    SoopahPunch44 Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Pls no prune
     
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  6. Gouled Barre

    Gouled Barre Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Would someone who frequently logs in and has completed the email registration but has never posted get their account pruned. Posting for safety.
     
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  7. MissileTeatime

    MissileTeatime By the power of Vaporware!

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    Well, maybe we don't need to add a link to the announcement banner, then.

    tehelgee What are the criteria for whether or not I'd get sent an email for this? I know I'm safe from getting account-purged, but there's an email bug I've been dealing with and I want to figure out if the email for this got affected by it.
     
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  8. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    If you have this forum watched, you should have gotten an email about this thread being created.
     
  9. MissileTeatime

    MissileTeatime By the power of Vaporware!

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    ...Right, I just got the impression (from somewhere, can't find any sign of it now so I must've been mistaken) that an email about this was sent to every account.
     
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  10. Throwaway_QQ

    Throwaway_QQ Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    I'm not dead I'm just a lurker.
     
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  11. M.Python

    M.Python Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Have fun with the cleaning.
    M.Python rolled 3 die of 6 faces, total: 5
    Rolled on: August-02-2020, 01:09am
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  12. Fleur

    Fleur Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Just wondering if the title of the email that was supposed to be the verification was the one titled :
    Questionable Questing Account Confirmation Required
     
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  13. alethiophile

    alethiophile Shadowed Philosopher Administrator

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    Yeah, that's the one.
     
  14. Ej190

    Ej190 Making the rounds.

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    Hmm, think I'll be fine.
     
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  15. pepenepuyoyo

    pepenepuyoyo Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Hiiiiiiiii
     
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  16. Jorin

    Jorin Mostly A Lurker

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    Will banned members be deleted as well?
     
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  17. Mr_Exterminatus

    Mr_Exterminatus Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Probably not a bad idea to purge the inactive.
     
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  18. Radek

    Radek Promethean

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    Did you actually read the OP? Only accounts with zero posts and completely inactive since long ago will be purged. If a member actually managed to get themselves banned, they must have posted.
     
  19. Ant-Man

    Ant-Man Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Mr. Questionable Questing I don't feel so good.
     
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  20. MacElfrish

    MacElfrish Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Posting just to be safe.
     
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  21. 94000130 FFF70000

    94000130 FFF70000 Getting out there.

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    What about accounts that meet the criteria but have Liked posts in the past? Will purging them cause missing references that lead to broken everything?
     
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  22. unknownIndividual

    unknownIndividual Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    I'm posting this even though I already know I don't actually need to in order to keep my account.
     
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  23. Bowbeam

    Bowbeam Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Posting for the pruning
     
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  24. howaboutno

    howaboutno Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Hello posting to avoid deletion
     
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  25. AxelAccelerator

    AxelAccelerator The space-time continuum remains fucked

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    I'm just lurking, not dead
     
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  26. BladeD

    BladeD Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Live by the lurk. Die by the lurk.
     
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  27. ranmatoushin

    ranmatoushin Confused, As Always

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    mind PM'ing me the two forums your not naming please? i'm a curious induvidual.
     
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  28. velinus

    velinus Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Posting to make sure I'm not sent to the Shadow Realm.
     
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  29. kentter

    kentter I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The "major" forums as I know of can be summed up as Space Battles, Questionable Questing, Sufficient Velocity, Frozen In Carbonite, and The Sietch. Space Battles is the originating site for all the others is itself a spinoff from StarDestroyer.net back in the mid 90's as Johan Alm's CG movie site and the forum taking a life of it's own.

    Questionable Questing is the first big SB sister site made from all the people who didn't understand why you couldn't roll play loli porn in Creative Writing on SB. The old owner had banned NSFW material which is held to this day by SB's staff. They made QQ to have their own forum with blackjack and hookers, hold the gambling and extra hookers please. Now we have the lewds. People who can't post stuff in SB/SV for being to explicit or looking for porn written by writers on the other two come here.

    Sufficient Velocity popped up when a big name mod got fired from the staff but the admins tried to make it look like a mutual parting then got called out. The outraged userbase with several year of slowly failing software and database problems with the owner being MIA and unreachable for all intents and purposes meant when Squishy launched his clone and made porting over archives easy at the height of the scandal a lot of writers and questers cloned over all their works in the first few weeks and months giving Sufficient Velocity a huge chunk of SB's userbase and works from the start. As the SV rants thread will show you still have the problem of Squishy and his lawfare leftist based site management but the site is stable and self substantiating outside of the hot mess that is all of General Discussion. Without the scandal and site problems to jump-start SV it would be a far smaller site today with nothing to really draw SB users.

    Frozen In Carbonite is such a site started by a former member of all three Horton. He got banned from the triad so made his own. There's really nothing to draw membership for his site other than guy's banned from the big three can join but most of them got banned for a reason. All of SBs issues that made it look like the site was failing were fixed by then and the other two had no scandal to capitalize on nor was he such a big name to draw a crowd with his rep. It's all but dead in traffic but enough people know about it and are from the big three to count as a spinoff.

    The Sietch is the latest splinter site to come from the SB community. The latest big scandal was a long running mass PM group composed of right leaning member who kept getting in trouble with whitehall debates and some of the mod staff. Somebody found out about it and dragged up the worst posts they could find while cropping dates and names to make it look like a Nazi infestation in SB was going on. A huge mess splattered out of it and some people from the PM got banned. They founded The Sietch as a site more accepting of right wing views than the greatly left leaning SV and non political QQ would allow. Of course this means most of their traffic and posters are there for right wing stuff that runs into Rule 8 for QQ so anything to deal with them is like linking QQ on SB.

    Other than than I'm sure there's a dozen more splinter sites from SB over the last two decades but either never got off the ground or are so long ago I've never heard of them. In general SB is the main hub, SV the left leaning clone, QQ the lewds, Sietch the rightys, and FiC the deadbeat Chihuahua.
     
  30. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

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    Not true, https://forum.questionablequesting.com/threads/make-a-history-page.6844/#post-2191939