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I think a member should have more than 20 posts in order to be on the members list. I mean come on look at it. Its flooded with a bunch of members with only 0 posts. A half of this site is full of members who have no posts. I think this problem is because of the video section. Here are what some rules should be:

10 posts for a signature and avatar
20 posts to get on the members list
50 posts to view MMA videos and downloads

We have a lot of members but also a lot of members not posting. There are only about 20 members with more than 100 posts and thats a huge problem. I hope the best for this site thats why we need these new rules installed. I think this will make are site endeavour.
 

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Rush said:
I think a member should have more than 20 posts in order to be on the members list. I mean come on look at it. Its flooded with a bunch of members with only 0 posts. A half of this site is full of members who have no posts. I think this problem is because of the video section. Here are what some rules should be:

10 posts for a signature and avatar
20 posts to get on the members list
50 posts to view MMA videos and downloads

We have a lot of members but also a lot of members not posting. There are only about 20 members with more than 100 posts and thats a huge problem. I hope the best for this site thats why we need these new rules installed. I think this will make are site endeavour.
hmm that idea has some merit actually... I could argue it both ways.. but yea we have tons of people just signed up but not doing anythig.. members who have not signed on since they joined... we should have some reward or way of recoginizine those of us who post and to encourace other members to become more active but it should not be at the detriment of the casual poster perhaps that should be hopw you can enter a clan.. need to have so many posts or something..
 

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The way I see it, once a person becomes a member and they just look at the video section, they become hooked on this site. The video section brings in the most people to this site, if you have to post 20 times in order to view the videos then they will just go somewhere else. Yeah it's kinda bad that they don't post but at least they are on our site rather than another.
 

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Rush said:
Should we install these new rules? I think they are pretty reasonable.
I think it's an alright idea, with both good and bad points.

I'm not sure how many, if any of you, have email account on MSN's Hotmail. That's set up to where if you don't sign in or do anything with your account it gets 'frozen' until you reactivate it.
I think something like that might do the trick. If you sign up and don't do anything, you get frozen and forced to reactivate next time you try to sign in. That way the serious members who just don't talk that much can stay, and the ones who aren't... well stay frozen.
 

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The way I see it, once a person becomes a member and they just look at the video section, they become hooked on this site. The video section brings in the most people to this site, if you have to post 20 times in order to view the videos then they will just go somewhere else. Yeah it's kinda bad that they don't post but at least they are on our site rather than another.
thats what I was hinting at.. leave things as they are but for other features make them for more active members.. like I stated before the clan thing we been talking about.. or maybe give more options to them
 

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I think it's an alright idea, with both good and bad points.

I'm not sure how many, if any of you, have email account on MSN's Hotmail. That's set up to where if you don't sign in or do anything with your account it gets 'frozen' until you reactivate it.
I think something like that might do the trick. If you sign up and don't do anything, you get frozen and forced to reactivate next time you try to sign in. That way the serious members who just don't talk that much can stay, and the ones who aren't... well stay frozen.
anohter good idea not as serious as what my idea was to just remove them is more friendly
 

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anohter good idea not as serious as what my idea was to just remove them is more friendly
That would take a long time and some posts and threads may be deleted. If your talking about the members who have not posted at all and all they look at is the videos or never sign on, you could delete their accounts if you want. If they are members who have posted 1-5 times then just take them off the member list. You should have more than 20 posts to be on the members list IMO.
 

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Rush said:
That would take a long time and some posts and threads may be deleted. If your talking about the members who have not posted at all and all they look at is the videos or never sign on, you could delete their accounts if you want. If they are members who have posted 1-5 times then just take them off the member list. You should have more than 20 posts to be on the members list IMO.
I don't see how you think that would take a long time. You can set a 'time-out' option for any length of time, doesn't have to be 30 days inactive like Hotmail is.
As for deleting accounts, unless the admin can do that besides banning, I don't think you can. We can't even delete our own accounts, I've looked around on here and haven't found a single way to unsubscribe from this site. That could be why there is so many unactive members... they signed up, decided it wasn't for them and couldn't delete themselves.
As for only those who have 20 or more posts to be on the members list, to me that sounds silly. If you're a member, you're on the list... period. It's not the "Members who actually talk" list. Some members are here strictly just for the information, don't punish them for not talking to anyone... maybe they just don't want to. Not everyone here is here to make friends, some are here for information only and you have to respect that.
 

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I don't see how you think that would take a long time. You can set a 'time-out' option for any length of time, doesn't have to be 30 days inactive like Hotmail is.
As for deleting accounts, unless the admin can do that besides banning, I don't think you can. We can't even delete our own accounts, I've looked around on here and haven't found a single way to unsubscribe from this site. That could be why there is so many unactive members... they signed up, decided it wasn't for them and couldn't delete themselves.
As for only those who have 20 or more posts to be on the members list, to me that sounds silly. If you're a member, you're on the list... period. It's not the "Members who actually talk" list. Some members are here strictly just for the information, don't punish them for not talking to anyone... maybe they just don't want to. Not everyone here is here to make friends, some are here for information only and you have to respect that.
yea some people may not know much and are trying to learn more about the fighters and the groups before they post.. so give people time..
 

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From what I've read in this thread, it seems to me that you would like to encourage more members to actually post. I don't know if removing access privileges to the entire site will accomplish that. It really depends what you want the site to become - either a small group of active members or a larger group which will consist of lurkers, etc. who are into the site but don't feel compelled to speak. From my experience, usually people tend to lurk at a sight for a while before they begin to post so if you're are too hard core about requiring posts, you will inevitably negatively affect the amount of people who will eventually become members. It doesn't hurt anyone if some members don't post but I do understand your goal of promoting more active membership.

Other sites ie Ninjashoes.net have similar polices but they only limit access to certain areas like the video/media section until you have a certain number of posts. That way people can still lurk but there is an incentive for them to become more active.
 

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So far everything seems ok. Personally, I see no reason to delete a person from a memberlist if they have 0 posts, or to delete their accounts because they’ve become inactive.
I’ve been a member of many sites where I’ve forgotten my sign in name and i check the memberlist to see what it was.

Its hard to get all members to be active, many lurk and read, especially if they’re not really familiar with the subject, we shouldn’t punish them. They’ve signed up, there’s a chance they may start posting.

Witchy, to unsubscribe to the site / forum posts go into your user cp, go to List Subscriptions and remove the ones you no longer want to be updated on.
 

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So far everything seems ok. Personally, I see no reason to delete a person from a memberlist if they have 0 posts, or to delete their accounts because they’ve become inactive.
I’ve been a member of many sites where I’ve forgotten my sign in name and i check the memberlist to see what it was.

Its hard to get all members to be active, many lurk and read, especially if they’re not really familiar with the subject, we shouldn’t punish them. They’ve signed up, there’s a chance they may start posting.

Witchy, to unsubscribe to the site / forum posts go into your user cp, go to List Subscriptions and remove the ones you no longer want to be updated on.
Well duh, lol... I knew that part. However that just stops the emails you get and stuff showing up in the user control panel. I meant that there's no way (that I could find at least) to actually 'delete' your account. That's probably why there's so many users who haven't come back since sign-up... they just couldn't delete themselves so their names are still on the list.
Either way it doesn't bother me. I don't care who posts or how many times they do, or in this case don't. ;)
 

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Well duh, lol... I knew that part. However that just stops the emails you get and stuff showing up in the user control panel. I meant that there's no way (that I could find at least) to actually 'delete' your account. That's probably why there's so many users who haven't come back since sign-up... they just couldn't delete themselves so their names are still on the list.
Either way it doesn't bother me. I don't care who posts or how many times they do, or in this case don't. ;)
I agree. It shouldn't matter how many post a person has in order to do anything on the forum. That's the point of regisering instead of being a guest. From what I can see 90% of the people who register just look at videos but sooner or later they will post just give them time.
 
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