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So....should members in public groups be removed from the system in less than 7 days?

This question was raised in a thread a few minutes ago. Thoughts?

- PT


Wed. Aug 16, 12:51pm

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no. i think this site is extremely helpful for many reasons, not just the logging in to a group. those who want all members of their group to log all the time should put that info in the mission statement of the group.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:00 PM

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How about if they are removed from the group, not the system?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:14 PM

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yes, they are removed from the group. They get a "default" group with all of their information. They also remain in their private groups and teams.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:29 PM

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axe PT tourists, not inconsistant loggers

I said this in the other thread, so I'll repeat it here:

I think there's a big difference between PT users who go on a 3-week vacation and are accidentally removed, or PT users who have the inlaws arrive suddenly and end up being removed from a group because they're offline for more than a week and, on the other hand, the INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING new users who join PT groups and then never make a profile or log in again.

I am in a couple of groups where the "4th spot" has cycled, and I groan every time a brand-new PT user with no profile joins. They NEVER log in again, and we're stuck with them taking up the space for a week. I'm sure they think it's a cool idea and then change their minds and never visit PT again, without it ever occurring to them that they inconvenience the rest of us.

Again, this isn't about not being the most active logger in the world 365 days a year. This is concerning people who browse through once, join a group or two, then never visit the site again. I know that software can be set up to distinguish the two! Maybe there should be a rule that in one's first 3 days one has to make one post or they are off.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:44 PM

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I think people who join a group without completing a profile or logging should be removed in two or three days. I've seen it happen often and it is just a waste of space. Would it work to have people who are new start with teams until they've gotten into the habit of logging? I'm sure people start with good intentions but they just don't follow through.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:45 PM

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I agree with the above posters and removing the people with no profile.

I was frustrated to find that even though I put myself on vacation status I just got back from vacation to find myself removed from all of my groups. Maybe have some way for exisitng group members to override the removal?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:54 PM

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Educate PTers...

I am sure that there are many PTers who want to PARTICIPATE in the community lounge area WITHOUT KEEPING A LOG.

To do this, the PTer only has to FORM A PRIVATE GROUP of 1. Then they NEVER HAVE TO LOG ANYTHING, but can participate in the community discussions.

PT, please educate PTers of this option. I only discovered it by mistake when I did not log for a week. I love it! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:56 PM

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1:54 poster -- that already exists. If they change group status from "public" to "private" you will not be dropped.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 1:59 PM

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If someone doesn't have a profile, I think they should not be allowed to join a group. The effort of putting together a profile should help to weed out people who want to actively participate in groups vs. those who just want to use the community section.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:25 PM

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Yes, they should be removed

Yes, I think members that do not log anything for 7 days should be removed from the group. It's very frustrating when you are trying to be motivated and stick with this and you are one of very few "active" members in your group. The vacation option allows members to go away without being removed.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:40 PM

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I think a distinction needs to be made between "group members who don't log on" and "group members who log on but don't 'log' anything". What the PT site does is kick you out if you don't log on to the whole site (meaning you get on the internet and visit PT in most cases) - however they will still do nothing to address the incredibly aggravating issue of users who will not fill in their logs or participate in their groups if I am understanding this thread. In which case I do not care if you boot people off with a few days less activity because I doubt the issue that's bugging most of us will change.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:48 PM

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Remove them!

If they do not LOG any entries, they should be REMOVED. It defeats the purpose of the site if you are part of a group that is not actively participating.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:56 PM

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Remove them if they don't post anything

I think they should be removed from the groups if they do not have a profile or do not log any entries into their food diary or comments to the group. I am part of a very active team and a very INactive team. I get no motivation or inspiration from the team that rarely participates. Seeing others log makes me want to continue and to be part of it. It inspires me to eat healthier because I have to log my entries. I really think if they are not actively logging they should be removed from the GROUP. They should be allowed to stay on PT for the community boards, etc. But if they do not participate in the logging -- please remove them.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:59 PM

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I think that they should be removed from teams as well as groups. It is very frustrating when 60% of your team doesn't even have profiles. I know there is the option of moving to a different team, but why should I leave when they are the one's not logging? I love to get new ideas from other team members by looking at what they are eating, and asking for meal ideas and receipes. Why waste the space on those who are not actively participating?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 4:30 PM

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4:30 Poster

I agree -- remove them from groups and teams!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 6:11 PM

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I agree, remove those from groups & teams that don't fill out a profile & don't log or post anything after 3-4 days. They are just taking up space that an active person could be taking. I have a 4th spot in my group that I would love to replace w/an waiting active participant that wants to be there then we could make our group private.



Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:14 PM

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Take them out of the teams too please. It's hard to try to support your team by viewing logs if you have a team of 50 but only 20 are active & postling.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:16 PM

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Some additional information when signing on would be helpful.... If there were steps you took to get to the different parts of the site.... Yes, some people are hesitant to log, some want to see what it's all about, some don't know how to participate, Maybe a suggested starting point to outline how to use the site, what's expected when you join a group, vs a team.... While there are some teams that try to help, if I wan't computer savvy I wouldn't have figured it out on my own... Now it seems simple but at first, it was very confusing.... I couldn't really find a STARTING point..... Maybe that would help... I'm also frustrated when you have inactive people join..... But maybe we should all think "How can I make them feel welcome and help them on their new journey?"

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 1:56 AM

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Yes, get rid of the deadbeats! You can choose "vacation" under your profile if you'll be away and not able to log. I think giving a grace period of 7 days without logging is reasonable. After that I would take them out of their groups and teams and they would have to find new groups and/or teams. Why should a small group of four have to carry the baggage of one person who is not logging -- it kills morale and wastes space. Too many new people are joining teams and then they never fill in their profile, log, or comment. It's frustrating to me as an active member of my teams and groups.

Friday, August 25, 2006, 11:57 AM

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I think that if a member changes their status to "Vacation" they should NOT be taken out of their groups and/or teams. I would give them a month because some people do take long vacations and they were being responsible by making their status "Vacation".

Friday, August 25, 2006, 11:59 AM

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This topic is very old. Has there been any updates to how to remove inactive members from a team? There are some in a team that I am in that have never posted anything and have a blank pf.

Saturday, May 05, 2007, 5:33 PM

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