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Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:31 am
by Bhaern Quel
Yes I know this was touched on before concerning experience, however we also have members that have neven joined or never visited, even though some have experience.

The reason I looked at list was to propose deleting members that joined that appear to be a bot.

However the first 14 on list does not have a join date, though 4 of them have experience.

I need to get to 149 on list before I see anyone that joined and visited (that day or a day after). Of the 148 only the same 4 (that never joined) have experience points.

If the data is there but hidden that is one thing.

IAE I propose triming out perhaps one bot a day (perhaps more) so that membership numbers are not so inflated.

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:48 am
by Shir'le E. Illios
I'm not quite sure what you mean. It seems to me that everyone on the members list has a join date. Certainly everyone with experience does (in fact, all of them have a last visit date too).

Saying 'the first' doesn't mean a lot since it depends on how you've got the names sorted.

But I agree that the list should probably be culled. There are currently over 90 people who registered, but never activated their account. Might be a good idea to delete those of those accounts that were created more than two months ago or so. Maybe even include those who have activated, but never posted (which would make the number closer to 140 accounts). Then there's also a number of people who have been active, but who never posted (making the total close to 290 accounts), but we can probably leave those for now.

Anyway, I'm not sure what you mean by people without a join date, but I agree that we should probably get rid of a number of accounts that haven't been used.

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Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:03 am
by Bhaern Quel
Perhaps my browser.

Opem memberlist.

Sort on date joined.

I get

1 Mikayla 67 Resident
2 Ebon Traveler
3 Ceuron Traveler
4 Ariana_Jadon Traveler
5 Ocelot_08 Traveler
6 glorfindel1 Traveler
7 Aergale 53 Resident
8 phosteres Traveler
9 Izzton Deneld Traveler
10 kaze_ookami 29 Regular
11 Helix Traveler
12 Felunzaruk Traveler
13 Albad 8 Faithful
14 Darthir murrpau Traveler

This time sort gave me as number 15

15 This user won't see you online when you'll be in hidden mode Offline Shir'le E. Illios 13 Feb 2006 (648 Days) Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:23 am 2351 High Priestess

The first 14 according to my display never joined, though Mikayla has 67 ex. pts., Aergale has 53, kaze_ookami has 29 and Albad has 8 ex. pts.

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:39 am
by Shir'le E. Illios
Odd, Mikayla is number 13 for me and the rest don't even appear on the first page. And all have a join date.

Maybe I'm just seeing more details because I'm the admin... anyone else seeing what Bhaern's seeing?

Love -x-x-x-


Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:48 pm
by Sancha
Yes, I am too.

I actually PM'd Bhaern a few days ago with questions that turned out to be related to this issue. I was trying to find Aergale's old posts so I could see if she had been here recently, and so I could PM her to continue a discussion we began back in April or June right before I went off to school. I had trouble finding it through searches or the member list, and eventually just went through the Theological Forum threads until I came across one of her posts (I couldn't remember the exact spelling of her name at the time). Her profile, once I got into it, wouldn't let me see All her posts, or her last post, or any of the usual info.

All I see on their profiles is the bottom right section, where their Race, Alignment, Class settings are displayed. The rest of it is all blank though.

After I spoke with Bhaern I tried searching the memberlist, and I too see the same thing with Aergale and Mikayla and a number of other members. I had mine sorting alphabetically I think, and just got stuck in a loading loop when I tried to change sorting methods for the list, so I didn't poke into it any further than that.

But I too see people who have a join date and XP, but no other details listed. You SHOULD be able to see more info as the admin.

Is it possible those users have set something in their profile options that prevents the normal info from being publicly viewable? (Though as Admin, you should be able to see it regardless of any setting they toggle).

Or is it possible that they deleted their accounts? (That was Bhaern's theory. I thought maybe they were banned users, but you'd remember banning someone, right? And usually there's wank from other users on the forums after people get banned, and I haven't noticed any such wanking).

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:20 am
by Shir'le E. Illios
They're not banned users, that at least I'm fairly sure of.

Perhaps it is something to do with their settings as you suggest, maybe some privacy setting. Not sure, I'll have to investigate more when I have time (looking at it myself with a non-admin account for example). Though I don't consider it very high priority; the issue with the board not sending notification emails is probably more important.

Anyway, thanks for letting me know.

Love -x-x-x-