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Re: Old, unused nick desired..

by BMaximus (Chaplain)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 04:14 UTC ( #85667=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Old, unused nick desired..

I'm for it. I say that if the person hasn't logged on for six months and has less than 10 posts that user name should be released. And I think that's being lenient.


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Re: Re: Old, unused nick desired..
by Tiefling (Monk) on Jun 05, 2001 at 20:40 UTC
    That seems a little harsh. In addition, the node is tied to its creator, as I understand it. For an individual node by an infrequent user to have to revert to someone else's ownership would be a trifle awkward. I think that node creation (provided your node isn't reaped, of course) should give you a lifelong passport (right of sanctuary) at the Monastery.

      So you think six months is harsh? Most sites only give you half as much. Three months of inactivity and your account is wiped. You would let someone squat on a name that has only 1 or 2 posts and its obvious that they either forgot about the account or abbandoned it completely. Maybe a reminder should be sent out if a person has been MIA for three months or more? So what would you suggest?

        I would suggest being lenient. As there does not, in fact, appear to be a great shortage of space here, we can afford to retain the distinctive identities of those who've contributed, even if they have vanished. Given the way that, say, Geocities aggravated their subscribers, I'd say we'd make ourselves quite unpopular and unnecessarily draconian if we were to cull users who have posted. Perhaps after _one year_ we might send out reminders.

        Tiefling the lenient
Re: Re: Old, unused nick desired..
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 05, 2001 at 12:20 UTC
    Oh... so Erudil can never take a sabatical? :-)

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