[*]Delete player profiles/user names from the database that have not been used for more than a year
[*]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.
blakebowling wrote:Shannon Apple wrote:If someone has been actively using a name in the past, it really shouldn't go to someone else, but I do agree that if someone has logged in, played only the allowed 4 games and quit at that, then maybe their account name should be recycled after a couple of years with the name defaulted to their user ID number.
When it comes to account deletion on established accounts, I can understand 100% why that wouldn't happen. Say our friend here decided that he wanted to start over for some odd reason, he gets his account deleted, then comes back 2 months later on a new ID. Technically, he's not a multi because he deleted his old user, but wouldn't that be unfair to other players to be playing players of similar rank who were in fact much higher ranked in their past "life?"
This is part of the reason for the current policy.
Another part of our reasoning is that it would only cause more work for us (i.e. user deletes their account and wants to come back, etc) with no real outside effects (People who code things don't like to put in features that take away functionality).