This is the only location on the boards I have seen this sticky note...
I am not sure but I would assume that not all members view this particular board.
Is there possibly a way to email this to all members? Hmmm 9500+ members hmmm maybe not
Make it known to all new members in the confirmation email
Perhaps post it on other boards as well
Just trying to look out for the other ladies...
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:20 am
Joined: 17 Dec 2005
I'm crawling out of my little cave over here to thank you for looking out for all of us girls Eire.. you really are a sweet heart _________________ When i was young i knew everything… She a punk who rarley ever took advice…now i'm guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor… - Verve Pipe
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:15 pm
DarkChyldesKiss Site Admin
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Location: Inner Sanctum
Eire and all members,
What I've done is PM or email members who have been inactive for at least a year. The email/PM I sent requested that if the members wished to remain active that they needed to post. Out of 10 pages of members, I may have had one response about wishing to stay an active member. Most either didn't response or I received an inactive email account response. All members were given a month to reply in case of conflicting jobs,vacations and such.
All PMs and emails have been done out of my own email addy so that the site isn't bogged down with inactive email account responses.
The housekeeping of non-active members is for the best interest of the active members and the health of the site in general. The inactive members that are being deleted are those who have posted nothing since registering in the past year or longer.
Members who have posted will remain active.
If members wish to become active members again, the process is easy enough to re-register.
Thank you for your conern.
Mel and her staff are doing everything in the world to maintain the site so that people can enjoy it.
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Location: Inner Sanctum
Here's a quick look at how many non-active members we are looking at.
There are approximately of 152.5 pages of non-active members @ approx 50 members per page = 7625 members total.
We have about 189 pages of members total so approximately 9500 member total.
If I had to guess I would say about 30% of the non-active members are spammers from what I've seen. Do we really want to keep spammers on our boards to flood us with unwanted junk?
Having approx 1875 active members is a shinier number than having 7625 non-active members.
It's the 1875 active members who keep this site SHINY! It's the writers and members that respond to posts that drive and keep Mels alive! It's the new members who join in when they see the awesome ladies on Mels do what they do best!
Remember, this site is about creativity, contributing and community!
I encourage all non-active members to at least post their introduction to show their support. Come be a part of our community.
I encourage all our active members to let your muses out to play and get those silent members to respond!
That's my thoughts tonight as I stroll through the memberlist.
Yikes! Normally I just "lurk" over in the poetry section. Sure glad I took a peek at this post. I don't want to be excluded from Mel's! _________________ And all you are, you are to me.
Our love, our souls, our destiny.
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:39 pm
Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Location: I'm right over here!
I plan on continiung to be an active member but if one lagged off for a year or so and then was indeed ((eeek)) deleted. Would one just be able to re~register? Or how would that work?
kaJo _________________ We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors ... but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:50 am
Joined: 01 Dec 2005
Location: Transplanted to Africa
We are deleting only members who have not posted anything, or have dead e-mail addresses.
If you do find yourself deleted, just reregister, and post something, anything, somewhere. Even a post to this thread will keep you as an "active" member of melswebs.
~Hawn _________________ 'A'a i ka hula, e waiho i ka hilahila i ka hale.
Dare to dance, leave your shyness at home.
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:05 am
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
I'm another one guilty of spending too much time 'lurking' and reading the posts, without contributing much myself.
I'll try to be a bit more active. I get so much enjoyment from this site, you honestly wouldn't believe, so its time i put in a bit of effort and give something back in return. Just go easy with me, I've been told I can sound confrontational, but I can assure you I'm actually sweet and generally mild-mannered.
Bravo to the admins for this website.
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:15 pm
Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Location: Garden City, Missouri
I, too, spend a lot of time "reading", rather than posting. I SO enjoy this site!!! So here is my post to show that I do wish to remain an "active member" of Mels!!!! You are an awesome group of ladies and I have learned so much over the past year or so! Thank you for the efforts put forth on this website!!
Rogena _________________ Rogena
"The heart would never have rainbows if the eyes never had tears..." Anonymous
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:48 pm
Joined: 31 Jul 2007
Location: upstate new york
Please don't delete me....I like it here.
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:23 pm
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
I'm another member who loves to read but rarely posts. This is a wonderful site. _________________ "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:55 pm
Joined: 20 May 2008
Location: I'm at my computer
I just joined a few days ago, and love it. It's a positive place to be, and I've posted a few things on here. Just wait until I hit the poetry board... Heeheehee _________________ Smile! You are loved!
Tue May 27, 2008 6:03 am
Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Glad to see I'm still "alive" though according to my e-mail box, there was a reply to a post I made... but the thread is no longer there for me to see what was said. *sigh*
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