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Images of Light
Posts: 252
Westlake, Louisiana, US


So why does MM not delete say 3 year old accts?  If they have not had any activity. It would free up lots of space and there system would run faster as well.
Dec 10 12 10:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mortonovich
Posts: 5,232
San Diego, California, US


Because Model Mayhem has more tools than Home Depot.
Dec 10 12 11:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 8,144
Pleasant Hill, California, US


you may get a better response if you asked in the "site related" forum.
Dec 10 12 11:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rays Fine Art
Posts: 5,917
New York, New York, US


One part is people that are happy with the pictures they have up and see no point in changing anything.

Another is people taking a hiatus but intend to get active again once more urgent personal business is taken care of

Another is the fact that having more accounts is one of the things that makes the site viable to advertisers, and therefore keeps the site available to us.  (I recently got a notice from another site that I was at risk of being dropped for inactivity.  That site has something like 15,000 total members, with less than 300 llamas in the New York area.  It's actually pretty worthless to me or to advertisers.)

Just in case you're not aware of it, when you are browsing for llamas or anyone else, you can sort the results by last activity, recently updated, or longest on MM, all of which would be ways limiting the results and making them more useful to you, as would restricting the results to those portfolios that have had activity within a specific time period such as 30 days.
Dec 11 12 08:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 20,820
Portland, Oregon, US


Maybe MM should hire people to take care of that.  And in order to pay them, maybe MM should start charging for membership.  Let's say, $75 a year.
Dec 11 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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JessieLeigh
Posts: 2,001
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


It's highly unlikely that these inactive accounts are taking up space that is needed for other purposes. It's the active users that are using up the most of a website's resources.
Dec 11 12 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Boho Hobo
Posts: 25,351
Portland, Oregon, US


Images of Light wrote:
So why does MM not delete say 3 year old accts?  If they have not had any activity. It would free up lots of space and there system would run faster as well.

makes MM seem more active to have 800k  (active and dead accounts) than 150k (just active) accounts.

Dec 12 12 12:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Andrew Thomas Evans
Posts: 23,842
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


I've never really got upset because I was viewing a account that hasn't been logged into for a while. In fact, I'm not sure how that could even bother anyone.

hmm


Not to mention I had a old myspace friend from years and years ago on here who tagged me here years and years ago, and I was able to find them on facebook. She hasn't been active here for a few years and if she was purged I never would have connected with her again.



Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com
Dec 12 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
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rfordphotos
Posts: 4,609
Antioch, California, US


Images of Light wrote:
So why does MM not delete say 3 year old accts?  If they have not had any activity. It would free up lots of space and there system would run faster as well.

I imagine it is all a numbers game. They sell "potential" ad clicks to their customers --- telling them they have 3/4 of a million registered users sounds better than the 345,000 that have been active in the last YEAR.

Dec 12 12 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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J Welborn
Posts: 2,552
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


It's all about the ad space they sell ---best to have large numbers even if they are not active . It's about the business end and not about the models and photographers  .
Dec 12 12 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,191
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I am sure they promote the total number of accounts when selling ad space, dead accounts or not they are trying to get more money.  Any sensible advertiser is going to pay based on daily traffic, unique visits, and conversions but I doubt IB cares how smart the advertiser is...

We are at the bottom of the list when it comes to what they care about
Dec 12 12 03:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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