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Old 10-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #11
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Wow, I thought there were some things missing. Can't wait to see what's next.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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it's good to do some cleaning. A lot of stuff was barely used to begin with
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #13
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It's for the better to clean a bit up before the migration. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #14
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2. Removed all users 'pending email activation'
Around 4,000 users, most were 2012 or earlier and registered/last visited on the same day (never activated or posted)
@ sothis - Either before (or during) the site move process, or at some point after the move, are you interested in pruning the obviously fake/duplicate/fanboy accounts? As not sure they will be picked up in the above mentioned sweep (based on the criteria you've stated).

The accounts I refer to are those that show no real activity other than having a few anime rated at 5*, and/or a single review/rec used to cheerleader that persons favourite anime. With such accounts almost always having either the same or a few days apart at best "Member Since" and "Last Visited" date stamps, with both dates being over several months old. Meaning it's pretty obvious that whoever created the account had no intention to use the site at all, or at least not that account (as it's a dup), and only created the account to artificially boost the site anime ratings for their selected anime(s), and promote said anime via a (usually) useless review and/or rec.

Judging by what you wrote for [2] above, I'm not sure if such accounts will be included in the pruning for this step (re: your "never actually posted" comment, which I assume won't apply to these accounts if they've posted a junk review/rec), but I can't see how it benefits AP to maintain such users in the user base.

Not sure if a script can be created to find accounts that are say X months old, and have Y days between Member Since and Last Stamp dates. And perhaps have <Z animes listed, but I'm sure such a script would turn up hundreds of such fake/duplicate/fanboy accounts. But I might have time and volunteer to track down such accounts if you are interested in pruning htem (and there's no automated/scripted way to reliably do it).
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
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although a new member here
But feel like these changes will help.
Was surfing through sections of Custom sigs all day long

Lot of interesting reads
Though i feel the forums are bit laggy ,due to large no of Threads i Guess

Anyways, Nice to meet you all ~

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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^ Nice to meet you!

On topic: I agree with what people said, good to see some cleaning, keep up great work.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #17
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Stuff that's been done so far (with future updates to be posted in the thread):

1. Deleted all users who haven't logged on in the last 3 years
Re-reading the OP again, am I correcting in understanding that the list of things in the OP has already been done? And if so, will we (the regular users) see the effects of the pruning before the site migration/redesign, or will it only be evident afterwards?

Reason I ask is that I just checked and there are several user accounts that have not logged in for 3+ years, but which still seem to be on the site (ie. have not been not deleted/pruned AFAI can tell). So thought I'd ask if pruned accounts can still be seen by regular users due to them not seeing the results of the account pruning until after the migration, or due to some accounts slipping through the pruning net.


Oh and I'll echo others in saying I couldn't agree more with the clean-up/pruning decision.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #18
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i set it to something not exact but it was close to 3 years, and yes, all those steps have already been done
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:45 AM   #19
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Cleanup before migration is always a good idea, and it sounds like you've been making good strides! A hearty thank you for all your hard work, AP is a GREAT site!

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #20
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i set it to something not exact but it was close to 3 years, and yes, all those steps have already been done
So should any user accounts that slipped through the net be reported or not? As at least the following two accounts seem to be active when I asume they should have been pruned. (although for reporting I guess a precise date would be needed as a cut-off. Can 1st October 2010 be used in that case or not?)

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/24912400 - Last visited April 24, 2010
http://www.anime-planet.com/users/Duo0484 - Last visited June 13, 2010

I suspect I could find and list more if desired and deemed helpful.
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