How long does a friend need to be inactive before you delete them?

United States
May 7, 2008 10:08am CST
i have so many friends that havent logged in for a few months, but i know that i went a few months without logging in before comming back, so how long would you say would be a perfect time to start deleting people because they were inactive?
6 responses
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
7 May 08
I wouldn't even bother. Maybe they'll be back, maybe they won't. Everybody does things way differently, but the only way I know of any friends status, is if I get a notification in my inbox that they've written something new, in which case--I read it and see if it's something I find worth responding to or something I'm qualified to respond to--a question about astrophysics, or feminine hygiene methods is out of my league. I disappeared from Mylot for a couple of months, with moving getting a new job, starting new classes, at that time dating, all of this new and time-consuming stuff at once--but I'm back now, but I could have in that time, been seen as "inactive" and deleted by someone. Peace.
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• United States
7 May 08
yes i decided to just keep them on my friends list
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• United States
9 May 08
Groovy. You never know when they might be back, and why do unnecessary work, anyway?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 May 08
I think a lot of the ones that are on my list have been inactive for a while too, it is hard to say because sometimes people go off for a few months and then all of a sudden come back on and then are really active, I have had that happen a couple of times. So I think that I would probably leave it for a while but not sure how long I would leave it!!
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• United States
7 May 08
i did delete this one guy thats been inactive for 8 months. but i think that if its like 4 months or less they may come back, i was gone for like 3 months one time and then came back
@gemini_rose (16194)
7 May 08
Yeah I would say anything inactive over 4 months would probably be about the right thing to do, knowing my luck I would delete someone only to have them come back and say why did you delete me!!
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
7 May 08
oh i don't really care. they stay there that way. that would take so much time if i will delete all of them or to really find out i they are still active or not. i think that i an exercise in futility. i would rather post. i am having much more fun posting that doing that. lol good day dear! :-)
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• United States
7 May 08
well thanks, i just wanted to know, b/c im sending comments of my business to everyone and noticeing that some are inactive. I probally will just leave them there and not worry about it
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
8 May 08
I am really not sure..I had some friends that were not active for 3 -4 moths,some longer..One day they just all of a sudden started opening discussions..I have not deleted any of mine but i have thought about it...I supposs it does not matter rather you delete them or not,you don't get any e-mails from them anyway....
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@feeding11 (222)
• United States
8 May 08
Don't delete them. Life has kept me away for what about 8 months to a year. My kids have had a busy year and I spent my time doing what was important. Now that things have slowed down I thought I would come back and talk a little. You never know when someone will pop back up again.
@Alixander (178)
• Romania
7 May 08
Hy, Well I saw people too eho were inactiva for at least q year, well my oppinion is they should delete memebers who were inactive for the last 3 months, ore 90 days. Greet.
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