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BROKEN THREADS

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 5 Jul 2013 09:17

WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF OLD POSTS RE TRYING TO FIND TURNING UP
COULD WE HAVE A BROKEN THREAD WERE OP IS NO LONGER A MEMBER
IT CAN BE SO DISAPOINTING WAITING FOR THAT NEVER TO BE REPLY!

Graham

Graham Report 5 Jul 2013 14:47

do you mean closing threads as the original posters leave? :-S

jax

jax Report 5 Jul 2013 15:11

You cannot tell if someone has left or not or even changed their email address.

The only time you can tell, is when they have deleted their account and it will tell you when trying to send a pm...when you will see this message




It is not possible to send a message to this member. Their account may be deleted.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Jul 2013 21:09

don't forget, no member is removed from GR unless they themselves have cancelled their sub AND asked to be removed.


Or GR has permanently banned someone

Otherwise, a member who has not renewed their sub just drops down to Free Member status.

which means they still show as a member, even if non-active or dead!

Graham

Graham Report 7 Jul 2013 16:11

If somebody left and came back later and was still trying to find an answer to the question on an old thread of theirs, they could add a new post to that thread saying that they were still looking for information.
Also, if somebody returned, it would be nice for them to still have their tree here, so they wouldn't have to do it all again.
I wonder though how much of our subscription fees goes towards the cost of keeping all those old threads and old trees on here. :-S

KenSE

KenSE Report 7 Jul 2013 19:52

I think the cost of storage would be negligible, particularly as messages and old trees are mostly text.

However as the number of threads, messages and trees is continually increasing the processing involved is also increasing as evidenced by occurrences of the dreaded error message.