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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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