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Yes, Margie. Any board that meets the criteria described in the first post of this thread (no recent posts and not enough traffic) is a candidate for flagging and deletion. If a board you own is flagged, just un-flag it and then make a post there. If none of your boards have been flagged but one or more fit the criteria, just make a post at that board to prevent having it flagged.

Once a board is flagged, I'm pretty sure you have a month to un-flag it and post there in order to save it.

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This explanation ought to be pinned somewhere to the new Layout for Main [sign in to see URL] Because I know a few individuals who have been wrongfully given -'s in their reputation / karma by folks who have received such notice's / having their boards removed to where it had to be rebuilt because said board owners / staff failed to recognize it's a Runboard feature and they take it out on innocent members. For example One Nameless board here choose to make mine -14 and + 2 for no reason other then that.... It's petty Nonsense that Owners don't bother reading or more to point Blame other members when their site got erased without just causes because they didn't read or do anything about the said for mentioned notices


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If we pin explanations of everything to the homepage -- even if it only contained things that have been asked 50 or more times -- the homepage would be a mile long, and all that information would get lost on it anyway. That's why we have the FAQ, so everything can be categorized and searchable. Granted, people aren't going to be looking for a topic about automatic board deletions if they don't already know it happens, but the system does send an email directly to the owner when a board gets flagged, and it does put a big notice up on the board that anyone who visits it will see.

I don't remember how long it takes to delete a board once it's been flagged, but I do remember thinking it was ample time for anyone who might be on vacation or just doesn't check their email every day. I also have a board that was flagged on March 28 (6 weeks ago) that's still there, and I'm waiting to see how long it will take before it gets deleted.

If someone goes six months without making one post at their own board and it isn't popular enough to rack up 100 page views within that six-month period, there's a good chance that nobody cares about that board, and it has probably been abandoned. But the emails still go out, just in case.

If you could see how many boards are created and just abandoned, you might understand why we do it.

The only issue I see right now with the system is the fact that clearing the flag alone isn't enough, and someone has to actually make a post to keep the flag from coming back within the next day or so. But as I said over at Queeny's, I'll talk to Thor about that and see if he can make it so clearing the flag will be enough to keep it from getting flagged for 6 more months.

You have also given me a couple more ideas. When a board is created, the creator receives an email, and I think this would be a good place to warn people about our board deletion system.

Also, if you recall that screen shot you sent me yesterday, maybe we could also use that spot for such warnings.

So I see 3 things we might be able to do to improve this system, and I thank you for giving me the ideas.

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Re: Inactive board cleanup


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If someone goes six months without making one post at their own board and it isn't popular enough to rack up 100 page views within that six-month period, there's a good chance that nobody cares about that board, and it has probably been abandoned. But the emails still go out, just in case.

Six Months? I see boards flagged from 2003 that are still there (over 150 of them) which leads me to believe it is the page views that are really the primary trigger on when a free board is deleted.



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I've noticed non-flagged boards without posts since 2003, too, but haven't checked the stats to see if they have racked up 100 page views every six months.

I wouldn't say there is one primary trigger over another, though. If a board meets one criterion or another within a 6-month time frame, it doesn't get flagged.

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that's all fine and good but I think the Warning of deletions needs to be attached to your generated welcome to runboard emails that board owners get sent upon making a new site because as I stated before there are way too many board owners who for whatever reason are clueless that it's Runboard itself that removed said boards and then the same people wrongfully single other members out and either name change the person's log in or they smite them some off the wall amount just because they blame that person for their boards being removed.

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I've seen a few boards left for dead that were made back in 05/06 that are still here despite it being a ghost town so the generated messages about deletions must not have any effect on activity as much as views


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Both of my practice boards got flagged. It had been 6 months and 3 days since I had posted at them when they got flagged. That happened this past December. I have it on my list to post there every month now.

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^ Case in Point Last activity was back 5 yrs a go yet the board still sits which is why I said the automated flag for deletion means nothing when a Board is still here 5 yrs after the people last posted there. There's many many more that continue to fall through the cracks as well.

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That board has had 503 page views in the last 3 months, so it far exceeds the criteria for keeping it around.

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