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How long does "offline for some time" denote? Rather curious on that timescale, is it weeks/months or longer? How dedicated are these BM "members" we never see or hear from? For those of us who have done the birthdays thread in "days of yore" hee hee, we know only too well the glumness of posting up members' names who no one had ever heard of, or are likely to hear of. Out of curiousity (which didn't kill this cat, lollarooroos), as a purely one off exercise, I trawled through today's birthday list - partly inspired by the sheer volume of faceless profiles. Figures are: 129 'members' celebrating a birthday today (incl duplicate profile members - that's a start for a cull if ever there was!) 69 out of 129 exhibiting a grey silhouette - lhaverlee! 62 of the above mentioned 69 - Off Line For Some Time 48 with profile pix - Off Line For Some Time Now my abacus beads tell me that is 110 inert members whose only seeming contribution is to chock up BM for no rhyme nor reason. Harsh stats.....?

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Catkins @ 11/11/2017 07:56  

I input that with paras etc but has printed it as long continual post...

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Catkins @ 11/11/2017 07:59  

This has been raised a couple of times (in one guise of another) in the last 4 years or so that I've been a member but doesn't seem to get a resolution.

I feel it defo gives a false reading of the site and it's general day to day activity.

I must admit the way the birthdays are now set out does give a better 'snapshot' of the situation, it's more apparent when you see profiles side by side that there are duplicate profiles, as most folk simply use the same name but with a number or symbol before or after it. Although there are/have been others with completely different names too.

'Inactivity' is an enigma ... don't know if it's a few weeks, months or years. Perhaps as suggested 'a cull' of long standing inactive profiles would make the stats look better in that the current active members standard & subscribed show the site is in full use.

Matt is there a way of making inactive members 'sleep' in the background sort of thing, so they don't show on the birthdays etc but you can find them in search facility if required .. perhaps with an inactive search button? Or am I being stupid?!

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Lindsay @ 11/11/2017 11:00  

The last paragraph was purely out of the fact that I sometimes check up on old mates profiles to see if they have been online.

I don't use any other form of social media n although I do have phone numbers and can call em. I do think it's nice to get a message from time to time in order to catch up with each other in this busy world we live in!

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Lindsay @ 11/11/2017 11:06  

Quick answers cos I'm in a rush...

1) Note on the profiles means they've been offline for like 1 or 3 months I think.

2) Recently online means within the past week or two.

3) The search page allows you to A) sort by last-accessed date, so the further you go into the results the less recent the members are. B) Completely filter people out who were not online within the past Week, Month, Year

4) Out of the 80,000 members we have, 20,000 logged in within the past year, approximately.

5) Leaving old account available (rather than deleting them) gives people an opportunity to come back to the site and fetch old photos, messages etc if they ever so wish to (many people come back after years away. Not having to rebuild their friendships, profile, photos etc gives them more reason to come back).

6) People contacting old profiles (Wishing happy birthday etc) triggers an email to them and helps pull them back to to the site. Win-win!

There's literally zero benefit to deleting old accounts. Number 3 above gives you enough control over search results to filter out those you don't want to see.

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Matt @ 11/11/2017 11:25  

4)Does this mean the other 60,000 didn't log in within the last year??Just asking....

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jinx57 @ 11/11/2017 11:29  

My God how did you work that out?

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Matt @ 11/11/2017 18:49  

I do be avin a abacurse down yer.....helps to count sheepies....;)>

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jinx57 @ 12/11/2017 09:34  

Just an heads up. My birthday is on New Years Eve. Xmas and birthday pressies, all in one 😊

So all donations to Yorkie Mick 😊😂

YM:

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yorkie mick @ 14/11/2017 13:25  

My birthday is in September.
But I have 364 un-birthdays a year, when I will happily accept gifts, drinks, and felonious sex.

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Panuno @ 14/11/2017 15:32  

Up to now I,ve had a birthday every year.

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Deleted Member @ 14/11/2017 19:13  

WML at Matt and Jinx. 😂

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Sandi @ 15/11/2017 09:56  

 It also looks good to advertiser when your can say you have 80,000 members 

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Bikeabill @ 16/11/2017 13:20  

Also indeed Bill.

But imagine you was offline for a year and we deleted your account. A few months later you came back and had to rebuild all your profile up, you'd lost all your PMs, forum posts, event attendances, photos etc. Would you bother recreating it all? I bet not! Most people would just be pissed off and leave for good.

But if you came back after 2 years and found your account and profile still available - there's a much greater chance you would start using the site again.

I'm seeing lots of old members coming back and using the new site now. We had a 6-fold increase in people sending PMs and Nods in the past month!

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Matt @ 16/11/2017 20:45  

Just to add to the debate, Im chatting again with someone who I talked to on my first week here in April. They then disappeared off the site until a couple of days ago, so about 9 months as an inactive member, and now back again.

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Panuno @ 17/11/2017 08:55  

Matt, I had nods over a year old

I didn't even know they were there till I found the nods list.

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Cornholio @ 17/11/2017 19:28  

've been away a few years and then come back....... Like a bad penny 🤣🤣🤣😋😋😋😋 and I must admit I like the fact I'm still here and a lot of mates are still here too.... Awwwwwwe group hug 🤗 and keep us hands where I can see em 😂

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xSuzix @ 03/12/2017 20:54  

It's good to see you back Suzi x

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davidneale @ 03/12/2017 21:00  

Thank you David 😀 lovely to see you too x

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xSuzix @ 03/12/2017 21:03  

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