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    I notice that a LOT of the members dont post... wuz up wif that? do they just register so they are "member" and not always guest(jus for the record) or are there "ghost members" registerd automatically by bots?

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    almost 1,400 members i think, and the most ever online was 36. I think there is a lot of inactive members.

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    Default Re: Ghost Members

    Originally posted by JChen99
    I notice that a LOT of the members dont post... wuz up wif that? do they just register so they are "member" and not always guest(jus for the record) or are there "ghost members" registerd automatically by bots?
    That's very true.....the posts are usually 0! Maybe the modearators should email all these people asking if they still want to be member of BF(Can't imagine why people won't want to. ).

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    Originally posted by Joanne
    That's very true.....the posts are usually 0! Maybe the modearators should email all these people asking if they still want to be member of BF(Can't imagine why people won't want to. ).
    Unless there's a mass mailing system, that'll be one tough job.

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    I think most of them are just here for 1 question. Such as raquet choice, maybe an injury, etc. Then they leave and never come back.

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    Originally posted by Chia
    I think most of them are just here for 1 question. Such as raquet choice, maybe an injury, etc. Then they leave and never come back.
    Yeh, I think that too

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    Currently 819 Members have posted out of the total of 1671 that's stated by "Members" on the bottom of the title page

    That's 49.01% NOT EVEN 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kwun, I think it's time to do something about the numbers of ghost members

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    Originally posted by JChen99
    Currently 819 Members have posted out of the total of 1671 that's stated by "Members" on the bottom of the title page

    That's 49.01% NOT EVEN 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kwun, I think it's time to do something about the numbers of ghost members
    why?

    we are not going to impose on member any rules on whether they need to post or not. everybody are free to register, whether they post or not is not required.

    it is similar to free speech, everyone are free to talk, and free to stay silent.

    on a different point of view, the best posters are not neccessary the posters with a lot of posts. i prefer quality posts than quantity posts.

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    Originally posted by kwun
    why?

    we are not going to impose on member any rules on whether they need to post or not. everybody are free to register, whether they post or not is not required.

    it is similar to free speech, everyone are free to talk, and free to stay silent.

    on a different point of view, the best posters are not neccessary the posters with a lot of posts. i prefer quality posts than quantity posts.
    hey... so u guys still do frequent this section
    There are automatic registration programs out there that, upon getting on registration webpages, automatically registers. I'm not saying that people who dont post should be kicked out for not posting, I'm just implying that there might be "members" that are registered through these bots.

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    Originally posted by JChen99
    hey... so u guys still do frequent this section
    There are automatic registration programs out there that, upon getting on registration webpages, automatically registers. I'm not saying that people who dont post should be kicked out for not posting, I'm just implying that there might be "members" that are registered through these bots.
    i read all forums (hint hint)

    ah, i see...

    what's the point of these bots?

    and who'd care bothering a badmintonforum with these bots?

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    Originally posted by kwun
    i read all forums (hint hint)
    hmm... better not say anything bad about the admins anywhere then

    Originally posted by kwun
    ah, i see...

    what's the point of these bots?

    and who'd care bothering a badmintonforum with these bots?
    I dunno quite frankly, people just like owning accounts?
    I know it sounds weird that someone would put bots on forums such as this one, but from what I've heard the bots just search on the net and register(depens on how it's programmed, but there are quite a few out there that dont care what the registration is for... they just register) CAN anyone confirm this??
    If you register for ebay, they have that thing where they want u to type in a few numbers (which the bots cant do) so it'll precent bots from resigering

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    Originally posted by JChen99
    hey... so u guys still do frequent this section
    Jchen, you also posted this comment on the 11 feb this year on another thread. You have repeated yourself. Wether we choose to comment is up to us

    Here's an example of a thread of which half the posts are irrelevant. Is that the quality you want??

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/sho...&threadid=8629

    Of course, Kwun is right (as always). One has the choice to remain silent if one wishes.

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    Originally posted by Cheung
    Jchen, you also posted this comment on the 11 feb this year on another thread. You have repeated yourself. Wether we choose to comment is up to us

    Here's an example of a thread of which half the posts are irrelevant. Is that the quality you want??

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/sho...&threadid=8629

    Of course, Kwun is right (as always). One has the choice to remain silent if one wishes.
    I still dont get that thread ^^"

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    Originally posted by JChen99
    I still dont get that thread ^^"
    He's just pointing out an example where half of those posts have nothing to do with the thread.

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    Originally posted by Yodums
    He's just pointing out an example where half of those posts have nothing to do with the thread.
    u mean all of those posts?
    yah i kno wut Cheung means. I think half of those posts should either be deleted or moved...

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    Originally posted by JChen99
    u mean all of those posts?
    yah i kno wut Cheung means. I think half of those posts should either be deleted or moved...
    Sigh! LOL

    I still dont get that thread ^^"

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    I think it's actually a good thing that not everyone posts all the time. A lot of forums that get overcrowded lose the "community" feel to it. If you look at usenet, most of those groups use to be like a tight-knit 'family' until it became oversaturated. Now it just contains random off topic posts by people stopping by without bothering to check back ever again. And spam--lots of spam.

    I think the balance we acheived here is just fine. Also, just because people don't post doesn't necessarily mean they aren't 'active' members who like to read what we post. I used to be a member here a long long time ago (maybe 2-3 years or more?) but never posted. I have no idea what my account name back then was actually since my computer fried so I lost all my bookmarks. People tend to lurk for awhile before they start posting. When I signed up this time around, I didn't really post either until much later. Now I post too much and give Kwun headaches

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