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too many useless users??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dave Castelo, Apr 14, 2001.

  1. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    hi, i checked the "members" list (the one just below the advertising on top) and noticed TOO MANY users with zero posts...
    I mean A LOT of users (check it yourself), this is pretty anoying if you are try to find if a friend is here at talkbass (which i was trying to do, i was looking for letter K but got frustrated with a hundred pages and not even got out of the letter B)...

    should anybody do something about this, isn´t this eating bandwidth?

    and could someone explain me why is this...

  2. They register for the free bass, then they leave.

    The only reason I can fathom not deleating them is that what if some are newbies and havent had the chance to post yet. Other then that, I dunno.
  3. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Perhaps... they just enjoy reading everyone else's posts....but choose not post, themselves.
    I seldom post anymore. So, should I be now kicked off of TB?
  4. Hows this for lame, there is actually 600 pages of the members (yes i checked it thats how i know :eek: ), so out of that i reckon 200 post regularily, would i be wrong in saying that? I still think there should be a cut off date. If a account has been idle for like one year then it gets deleted. Or say if that person doesn't log on for a set time then they are deleted, unless notice to Paul is given. I know Hotmail does it. If ones account isn't accessed once in 60 days then its deleted.

  5. Hotmail deletes after 60 days now? Hmmm...when I wanted to get rid of my hotmail account a LONG time ago, they said that they automatically delete users who don't log in for 120 days.
    Oh well.
    As for the amount of users here, I'm pretty sure about half of them never post here. I never intended to, I only signed up to win that Warwick...however long ago it was. :p
    And look at me now! 801 posts and rising! :D
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how could this be eating up bandwidth? if they have no posts, they are just a small entry in a database. no big deal.
  7. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    There is a search button above (it looks like this <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/images/top_search.gif">
    you can search on user or even a partial user name and it displays all the threads which they have contributed to.

    A search on the letter K brought back about 4,000 results, so you might want to include a few more letters !
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    yeah i did that after posting this message... but I still think there are too many "users" (4000 for k?)

    whatever,thanks for replying
  9. The funniest thing about your statistics is that some of these 200 still fall into the useless users category. :D
  10. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    HEY! I resemble that remark!;):D:D
  11. *whiney on* Heeeyyyyyyyyy shut uuuuuuuuuuuuuup.

    *whiney off*
  12. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    LOL - add me to that list !!!!
  13. Baboo


    Feb 22, 2000
    Northern New Jersey
    Well, I happen to be one of those people that almost never post.
    As is quite evident by the fact that I've been a member for over
    a year and this is my second post. Every question I've ever thought
    to ask has already been discussed. I read all current posts as well
    as doing several searches for whatever I'm looking for.

    OOPS!!!! This posting is becoming a habit.
  14. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Baboo, it's like a drug...you get addicted so fast, this site should have a warning from the Surgeon General...
  15. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    Hey Baboo, welcome to the world of posting on TalkBass. You'll find it enjoyable and worthwhile. If not then post a thread about it and let us know why it wasnt enjoyable and worthwhile.
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'd rather have people registering and not posting than posting total garbage, like some people we know...

    Will C.:cool:
  17. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Just Who Could you be talking about?

    *Ralph On*
    Tastes like....burning!
    *Ralph Off*
  18. bassmonkeee could you not post stuff like that while i am at work, :)your going to get me busted from laughing

  19. :cool:

    Whaddaya mean?? I go to Berklee. everything I say is useful!
  20. I think people get mixed up between bandwidth and disk space. Les, the only thing that takes up bandwidth is the actual transfer of packets of information from one place to another. These packets need space on a physical wire or cable in order to travel. The more packets you have traveling on the same wire, the more traffic there will be and performance slows. Then you need a thicker cable!
    User accounts sitting on a server's hard disk somewhere are not sending or receiving any information, therefore using no bandwidth.

    Now, someone posting 150 useless posts in 1 day, that could be considered wasting bandwidth. :D

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