Should inactive members in myLot.com be deleted after some months?

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@cornyman (1128)
Germany
November 26, 2008 2:36am CST
As i searched some discussion in the last days i came along some members with very low responses, so i thought this might be some newbies. I was wrong. They have been members who are inactive since more than a year or some months. Is it correct to let them count as members or would it be better if myLot send them a deactivation E-mail when you don't log in after one or two months and after no response within some days/weeks, deleting this account?
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
You know when I first became a member, I was active for a year then became inactive for about 2 years. When I tried early this year, I was surprised to see my acount still alive. Now I'm as active as ever. LOL! Some sites do that though, they just delete the inactive members without any notice.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
29 Nov 08
Hello jammyt, you're one of these persons who would be affected by deleting the account if they would make it without notice. That's why i think telling the user that the account and the earnings will be deleted within 4 weeks after they get notice (2 or 3 months after inactivity). Then most of the users would join back when they want to have their money not canceled. What would you have been done when you got a notice after 2 months? Would you have let them delete your account or your money or would you start myLotting already from this time on more actively?
• India
2 Dec 08
jammyt is right...Deleting a account is not at all fair..and MyLot team will never do a thing like that...they are great ones you know... Some can become busy for 3-4 months or even 1year if they get some projects then again they can come and join the website and continue the account.If they fount the account and money is missing they get frustrated and they go off and they never come back again and if they stop their referalls from working too. If account is missing they feel as bad luck and they simply go off. They just get frustrated of the website. So lets stop thinking of this horrible thought my friend. Please dont mind. Sorry.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
No I don't think it would be really fair if MyLot deleted inactive accounts. The same reason I don't delete friends on my list who have been inactive for a long time, since I've discovered sometimes one of my friends won't be here for months and months, then all of a sudden, bingo they show up. In fact this happened just the other day. One of my friends hadn't been here for six months...then heard from her again
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
27 Nov 08
That is my view too pyewacket that inactive members should not be deleted. Maybe some consideration could be given to deleting those members who have not activated their accounts or have a zero points but been a member for a couple of years. It is a comment rather than a suggestion because there would be no real value in deleting those people. All those points will disappear and that will certainly upset a lot of members AND myLot will be deleting literally hundreds of discussions about missing points. lol You have been a member for a while now or at least that is what your points would indicate to me. You have seen members come and go no doubt and as you say some might disappear for a while for a whiole variety of reasons. Then one day their circumstances might change and they will be in a position to return to post again on myLot. At least that is what happened with me and could very well happen again as work will pick up. When that happens I simply will not be coming here very often but I would not be happy to be deleted either.
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• New Zealand
26 Nov 08
I dont think that mylot should delete their accounts just because they have been inactive but it would be fair if mylot takes their earing back after a period of time. Of course they should first email them and let them know waht could happen if they dont login to mylot and only if they don't responsive to their emils thn they should start taking the money back.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
30 Nov 08
Hello Helper, you know myLot is a social networking page shouldn't you have then a bit of social attitude when you join this webpage? That means taking part, being active (not only active in making referrals and using their earnings while no more being active, sure it's a minority who acts like this). I think with an e-mail-Alert this "problem" of inactivity wouldn't appear or no more that often. They would know that they loose their money and their "old friends" when they have to open a new account. What do you think about the person who earn only from the referrals while being inactive?
• United States
27 Nov 08
Actually, I was gone for a year, and when I attempted to log on, my account was still active -- so here I am. I am not sure if it would be better to delete the members who have not been active for some months. I had been very active a year ago, then I got a job that really used up much of my time, so I didn't have time for myLot. Now, I could put in a bit of time for myLot, so it's okay. It worked for me to not get deleted, but I guess if the member has not logged on for more than a year, then he/she has to be deleted. Happy myLotting!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
for it to be deleted, they should be given a time frame of at least 4-6 months inactivity. i guess that would be fair. coz we might not know, they were just having troubles in their lives, that even if they want to be here, they couldn't.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
Be careful what you wish for. MyLot could lose some quality members if they were to adopt such a measure. Making thoughtful contributions to online boards can be a time consuming task. Not everyone has the same schedule as everyone else. If you take away the earnings and delete accounts from members who have become inactive for whatever reason, you risk alienating those people and hurting the community's reputation. I went away from myLot and was inactive for several months before I came back recently because I was very busy with work. If myLot had punished me for this absence and deleted my account, I would be posting on some other board right now. When you delete someone's account, you don't just confiscate their earnings, you destroy the hard work that they have done building a reputation. Why would you risk driving away quality members who can provide excellent advice and develop interesting discussions whenever they are available? Why attempt such a sudden grab for their share of the cash that was earned by contributing while they were here? Any timeline for account deletion should be considered carefully.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
11 Dec 08
Hello bayernfan, i'm sure that there are always more than one opinion in our world. And that's actually a good thing because of this the world and humans are developing and you can watch it from another perspective. I think when you give the "inactive" members a time frame (around 4-6 weeks) in which they should be active and if it's only for some responses or discussion each two or three months. I guess they will be again more active when you receive such a nice "We miss you at myLot.com"-E-mail. It's all about the content of the e-mail -written in a friendly way with a clear message at the end. I started the discussion because i saw a lot of members with less than 10 responses but the account was created two or three years ago and the last login was also at this time. On the other side there are member who have more responses but their last login was also many months ago. Some of them seem to use myLot for the earning's of their referrals instead of being active themselves. If you could use the money of the -i guess- thousands of "below 10 response" members and give it again back to the community and the members who just use the money from their referrals. A clean myLot would benefit for all of us, what do you think?
@KrauseHome (35529)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Personally, sometimes I think there needs to be a Button like this, or if these people are inactive over a certain amount of time, they quit being able to earn anything in here, even if they are our referrals as well. Because I would Hate to think that my Referral is still earning at least $2.50 a month from me, and not been active in here over 2 yrs. now almost. But since they still let us post back to old discussions on here, how do you know unless you check their profiles out in here, how active a person is in here for sure as well?
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• United States
26 Nov 08
maybe after 6 months or so.i'm surprised they don't,a lot of sites do kick you after awhile.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
26 Nov 08
I think its fair to delite their money and after a long period their account as well. There are people that would come log in and after few days or weeks live and never come back and they might have $3 or something like that its only fair for that money to be re used since its not going to be paid.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
29 Nov 08
Hello violeta_va, i agree with you... - because we are a social network and there should be a responsibility for joining the webpage regularly - the money could be thrown into the pot and given out to the active members. Have a nice day and a good time with myLot! I appreciate your opinion on this topic!
@mano5chi (207)
• Spain
10 Dec 08
Many people registered in Mylot because this website pays the users a small amount of money for every post they make. everyone begins to write with illusion and persistence. After a short time, some people realize they aren´t going to be rich writing in mylot and leave the websiteto not ever go back. On the contrary, other people, on the contrary, understand that mylot is more than a pay-per-post site. It´s a place where you can meet people from all over the world, learn a lot of interesting things, think about topics that you´d never raised and, of course, promote another earning-cash sites. Therefore my suggestion is not to erase users that become inactive but add a "delete account" button in the profile. Thus, just those are genuinely interested would continue writing in mylot.
@syfarisk (378)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 08
Yes, I do agree with you on that one. As a social forum site, it is in the best interest of MyLot to have its members joining the site and posting on a regular basis. Inactive members should have their accounts deleted so that the money they have in their account can be used to pay someone else who is active, as the inactive member will not reach the payout limit anyway. This is also good in terms of encouraging more MyLot members to be more active.
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@youless (92961)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Nov 08
I don't agree to it. There are many reasons that they are not active. But who knows whether they will be back to Mylot one day. They won't occupy anything in Mylot. So why they have to be deleted? I love China
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Many people were not active for few months and they are back. It is not fair to inactivate an account. Maybe after one year or so, but not after few months. I was not active for at least 3 months due to personal problems. I think that activity is not the reason to make an account inactive. Some people are log in without responding. They can respond only once a month if they want. It doesn't matter... One day they will come back and be active again...
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
27 Nov 08
Yeah i think they shopuld, especially after a year of being inactive...
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
I think it's just fair that some accounts be deleted after a very long period of inactivity. I think it would be fair to send an e-mail that their account will be deactivated after a few months if they don't reactivate it again. Maybe if a member hasn't participated within a year or even 6 months that would be long wnough to consider if they will be deleted or not.
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• United States
27 Nov 08
I was gone from mylot for a year and I was surprised that I still had an account!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Hi cornyman~I believe that if you don't sign in for over a month then mylot considers you as inactive. I don't know if they block you or what. You'd have to ask them. I think that after a certain amount of time the person would have to probably start a new account if they wanted to come back. I'm not totally sure about this I have only heard some talk about it.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
27 Nov 08
My Dear Friend I don't think so that an inactive member should be deleted on mylot. Because he/she can be busy with some other more urgent work . He/She can be back ofter some break from mylot so it is not good to delete his/her account for you his/her absence. After very long absence it can be temporarily made inactive but not deleted in anycase . Happy Mylotting ! Take Care ! Ganesh !
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
I believe myLot has no provision on termination of membership due to inactivity. Probably because it does no really bother them if there are inactive members anyway they are not giving them any problem anyway unlike those who are active but violating rules. I think it is okay not to delete the account of inactive members so at anytime they feel like doing so they could go back and enjoy myLot once again. I myself have never deleted inactive friends except one who never really showed any support to me.
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• India
26 Nov 08
Hello my friend cornyman Ji, I think your suggestion is worth considering, but how much time should be considered is a big question. have a great time.
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