I agree! I think the only reason they dont delete older inactive profiles is to keep membership high and makes it look active even though only 1/4 maybe active.
In the last year only 20% of members have logged on, only 6% in the last month and 4% in the last week. Remember under Last online you can hide all the members who haven't been on line before that time you set.
It's easy to see that there are many thousands of members that don't use the site.The search filter options reveal a lot.Search says there are 305,000 members. Only 63,000 (21%) have been online in the last year. Only 22,000 (7%) in the last month.87% of members are men. 6% of members are women. and 7% couples. This tells a lot that men really love getting there clothes off.Only 23% of members have uploaded photos. and only 5% of members are certified.I think people should have to upload a photo if they want to remain on the site. It gives more credibility to them.Getting certified is not that difficult and is a good way for people to be able to trust you. It filters out potential fake profiles.Perhaps they should clear out all profiles not logged on for a year and all members with no photo should be given a time to upload one or be deleted.
This I agree with. I feel that This is a great policy. Many sites actually have that feature that if you aren't active for at least 90 days your stuff is deleted.
As was mentioned, even on the log in page there will often be featured profiles for someone who has not logged in for years. Just now, as a test, I clicked on one at random that was presented as a sample member: https://www.truenudists.com/user/Lost722
That person has not logged on in 6 years.
I saw someone proposed 90 days - I think that's way too strict, but putting a member account on hold after a year, and deleting after 2-years of inactivity seems reasonable.
I also remember talking to at least one member I knew in the "real world" (not online here) who said he could never remember his hold account login so created a knew one but the old one was still out there - he just couldn't remember how to log into it.
And I agree, I presume they are not deleted so the site can boast of high membership numbers as may be needed for future plans - whatever those might be.
hmm.. interesting topic. also some interesting, and very one-sided viewpoints from some...
people use the site, or don't use the site, have pictures or not, videos or not, certification or not, they friend and de-friend, comment on forums or not, use the chat room or not, etc all for a variety of reasons. if one can't distinguish quality people for what is mostly *online only* friendship, or if one is deluding themselves that this site, and the internet, is the real world.. well, your choice of deity to help you...
but, it IS clear that TN's management does not have an interest in clearing out old profiles. if they did, they would have done it already. if you ever see them in chat, they've said repeatedly they're 'so busy' and 'only use this site for fun'... so either they're lying and hedging their bets for a sale, like gay.com to planetout, or they're serious and just barely scraping by and aren't able or interested in making this place so much more than it is.
regardless, it got me thinking about my own friends list... i actually do try to interact with everybody on a regular basis, even if it's just a quick 'here's what's up with me!/what's up with you?' note. i just checked my own friends list, and deleted anyone who hasn't been logged on in over a year (and yes, i checked their timeline for possible discrepancies with the TN official 'last login' note in the upper right corner of their profile. i went from 424 friends down to 406, so only 4% of my friends haven't been on in at least the last year, and more like 90% of them have been on in the last 6 months. does that mean i'm choosing.. not better, but more active, friends?
maybe... but it would be nice if TN would cull the rosters and get down to the meat of the matter, so to speak. warm bodies, not zombies, please. and a huge change in mods and stated rules wouldn't be a bad thing either. if something is really a chat room rule, put it in the chat room rules popup. but that's a whole other bone of contention.
cheers, 'topher ;)
hmm.. interesting topic. also some interesting, and very one-sided viewpoints from some...people use the site, or don't use the site, have pictures or not, videos or not, certification or not, they friend and de-friend, comment on forums or not, use the chat room or not, etc all for a variety of reasons. if one can't distinguish quality people for what is mostly *online only* friendship, or if one is deluding themselves that this site, and the internet, is the real world.. well, your choice of deity to help you...cheers, 'topher ;)
Topher, Thank you for an excellent post. I must be, to use a Brit-phrase, daft. For the life of me I don't fully understand the uproar over "obsolete members". I have a couple of friends from this site that I stay in contact with through texting so we can see eachother at naturist events or just to hang out. But, what difference does it make if they got so frustrated with either some of the mods in the chatroom or some of the bullies in the forum? If they stay away for weeks, months, or years - why prevent them from coming back? If they were deleted or unsubscribed then their post history wouldn't exist as if they were never here. Honestly, I think some people just like to bitch and moan even if there is nothing of significance to complain about.