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Delete old accounts.

Postby The Neon Peon on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:12 am

Concise description:
[*]Delete player profiles/user names from the database that have not been used for more than a year

Specifics:
[*]Since there are a whole lot of players at cc that have not taken a turn in the past 30 days, I am sure that there are many that have not accessed their account for over a year. Even players that only have free time during a certain time of year will take a turn within twelve months, the rest have most likely forgotten about cc/ forgotten that they had an account/ forgotten what their account was. (Accounts that have been busted for cheating should stay for the sake of the IP address.)

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
[*]It would open up a whole lot of free space on the servers, therefore depleting the need to buy new servers, therefore more money for lackattack.
[*]It would increase the amount of user names available to users.
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Re: Delete old accounts.

Postby wicked on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:26 am

Believe it or not, people can and do come back after being gone awhile. Those inactive accounts don't take up much room on the server, so that isn't an issue. Plus it would get confusing when going to look at old games or posts. Also, wouldn't want people taking over old names, as that would cause a ton of problems. So don't see this ever happening.
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Re: Delete old accounts.

Postby bbqpenguin on Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:22 pm

plus when you keep old accounts it makes cc look like it has more players than it actually does, giving it the illusion of being a bigger deal than it actually is :)
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Re: Delete old accounts.

Postby KoE_Sirius on Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:25 pm

I wouldnt want someone else using my name even if I never came back to cc.
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Re: Delete old accounts.

Postby cicero on Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:32 pm

The space saved would be minimal, certainly I think (though I have no inside knowledge) not enough to make any significant reduction on the storage space used.

Also I believe this would introduce all kinds of data corruption problems. Imagine checking a game you played just over a year ago ... and one of the players has now been deleted ... what would you see ?
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