Well, at least one prominent member has disappeared without trace. Others have perhaps passed away or lost interest, hardly surprising with so little Hayley news these days. It would be interesting to see how the rates of gain and loss of members has varied over the years.
I think you have to deliberately click on "Delete forum account" in profile > settings > Delete forum account to terminate your membership, it does not happen just because you have not logged in in a number of years.
various people did it for a variety of reasons over the years.
I don't understand - the home page is telling me that we have 902 members. Are there some 'hidden' members that are only visible to moderators?
Hi John, I imagine 100 or so members deleted their accounts over the years.
Hello Paul and John...
It is likely the thousand member count might be a conservative estimate, When ProBoards who host this forum upgraded all forums to their version 5 several years ago, they assigned each existing member a user number...based on date registered. So there were ten years of deleted accounts not given a user number. I would think ProBoards’ reasoning for this was that members who changed their username would have thrown a spanner in the works, so ProBoards now use numbers. You can see your number if you click on your name which brings you to View Profile, then look at the address URL at the top.
I think most of that deleted 88 were spam members! Indeed some have sadly deleted their accounts.
Some members choose to hide their presence except for moderators...which is fine.
To me, our age and our forum user number is just a number! Whether 5 or 50 or 500...