Lost members?

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brynpoeth
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Lost members?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Oct 2019, 8:37pm

Recently we had nearly 30 000 members, now there are only 20 000+
What has happened? :?
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gbnz
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Re: Lost members?

Postby gbnz » 16 Oct 2019, 9:04pm

Does it matter? Even out of 20000 there'll only be a small proportion contributing the bulk of the interesting posts. Subject to it not dwindling to a couple of dozen ......talking amongst themselves, it's still worth following

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Re: Lost members?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Oct 2019, 9:06pm

A few dozen? I have hundreds of friends on here :wink:
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Re: Lost members?

Postby Mick F » 16 Oct 2019, 9:17pm

Many folk join the forum to sell or buy something.
The For Sale adds expire and probably the members leave.

Also, the mods chuck people out for being grumpy. :lol:
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Re: Lost members?

Postby kwackers » 16 Oct 2019, 10:16pm

Mick F wrote:Also, the mods chuck people out for being grumpy. :lol:

That's a blatant and obvious lie... ;)

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Re: Lost members?

Postby Debs » 16 Oct 2019, 10:55pm

I expect thousands of members died of severe anxiety whilst reading the Brexit means Brexit thread :|

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Re: Lost members?

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 16 Oct 2019, 11:31pm

Maybe automated spammer accounts being zapped?
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Re: Lost members?

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 5:52am

Richard Fairhurst wrote:Maybe automated spammer accounts being zapped?
I'm not sure that new joiners who haven't had their first post approved show on the members' list.

There's a steady stream of spammers. I myself disapprove a couple or three a day.
Yesterday there was someone wanting to sell Nike stuff, and the other day someone wanting to supply fake ID. Just two I remember. Most of them I don't even remember.

Next time there is one that I see, the first thing I'll do is see if they're on the members' list, and see if they go when their spam post is disapproved.
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Re: Lost members?

Postby merseymouth » 17 Oct 2019, 8:30am

Morning all my friends, MickF joked that the "Mods" might have terminated participation on the forum, but Kwackers cut him down (Surprise, Surpise"!
I would contend that facts might be difficult to obtain to support MickF, but as someone who has personally survived a close shave with the "Mods", that such action must have happened. Much like the "Star Chamber" or a "Kangaroo Court", justice can sometimes be denied!
Is that the heavy breathing of the "Mods" I feel on my neck? IGIMNCB MM

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Re: Lost members?

Postby Oldjohnw » 17 Oct 2019, 9:16am

merseymouth wrote:Morning all my friends, MickF joked that the "Mods" might have terminated participation on the forum, but Kwackers cut him down (Surprise, Surpise"!
I would contend that facts might be difficult to obtain to support MickF, but as someone who has personally survived a close shave with the "Mods", that such action must have happened. Much like the "Star Chamber" or a "Kangaroo Court", justice can sometimes be denied!
Is that the heavy breathing of the "Mods" I feel on my neck? IGIMNCB MM


But one third of members?
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brynpoeth
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Re: Lost members?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Oct 2019, 9:23am

One suspects that they were members who had never posted and/or not logged on for several years
Doubtless the mods shall be along soon to enlighten us
Still got 1.2m posts :wink:
Seems a lot
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Re: Lost members?

Postby kwackers » 17 Oct 2019, 9:26am

merseymouth wrote:Morning all my friends, MickF joked that the "Mods" might have terminated participation on the forum, but Kwackers cut him down (Surprise, Surpise"!

I cut him down because he said they chucked people out for being grumpy and given the number of grumpy people on here (myself included) who haven't been chucked then it's obviously not true.

Of course my (and Mick's) remark was tongue in cheek but did I really have to explain it? :roll:

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Re: Lost members?

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 2:45pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW, I've not seen a spammer so far today.
Looking at the log, no-one else has either.
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Re: Lost members?

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 4:12pm

Just disapproved ManuelPrurb first post for outright spam.

He was in the member list, and remains in the member list after his first post has been ditched into oblivion.

Spammers are still members! :shock:
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Re: Lost members?

Postby merseymouth » 17 Oct 2019, 4:13pm

Hi MickF :D , Did you say that you haven't seen a "Spanner" for a long time? Be a real wrench for you mate!
Question - Should one throw a "Spammer" or a "Spanner" in the works?
Kwackers, I they got rid of the Grumpy then I should prepare for the axe to fall :? . MM