JoesusHCrust

inactive profiles

16 posts in this topic

I like looking at the other profiles on this site and I've noticed that a fair few of them have no activity for years. I've jsut looked at one that's had no activity for 6 years. At what point, if at all does the site remove inactive profiles? 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Kittet3 said:

never. why would it? 

I don't know. They just feel.....scruffy. Like clutter lying around. They make me feel itchy. I want to tidy them away. 

Surely you understand? You live in Antarctica. Everything is white, it shows up the dirt. You have to keep on top of it. 🙂

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some people take long breaks from hobbies but it doesn't mean they won't even return. I went a solid 5-6 years without touching any new console games at one point!

 

Also, on that note I've been here about six years and have <140 posts. I'm probably considered an inactive person to most people. I wouldn't want to lose my profile.

Edited by Vrisnem
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use blank spammers accounts now as private party starters, so there is always a use even for dead:).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, JoesusHCrust said:

I don't know. They just feel.....scruffy. Like clutter lying around. They make me feel itchy. I want to tidy them away. 

Surely you understand? You live in Antarctica. Everything is white, it shows up the dirt. You have to keep on top of it. 1f642.png

 


But those profiles earned trophies. Why would they go away?

 

There is no posted requirement of trophy earning frequency to stay on the leaderboards, just that there are earned trophies, regardless of age. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, HaserPL said:

Every once in a while I catch myself peeking at my friend's profile who passed away over 3 years ago. So no, I'm against deleting inactive profiles.

I completely understand this. While not related to gaming, two of my friends on another website passed away in 2014-2015, and I was upset when a 2019 change on that website reset everyone's friend list. Coming to grips with the the only remaining digital 'proof' of our friendship vanishing was tough. I absolutely respect wanting to honour old accounts for this reason. 

Edited by Vrisnem
3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why remove inactive profiles?  A big part of the purpose of this site is also to determine trophy rarity based on the number of people who earned trophies and aren't cheaters.  Removing the profiles of people who are currently a part of those statistics for reasons besides them being marked as cheaters would invalidate the statistics this site has.  Also you have no idea what the reasons are for the inactivity.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, AlphaOmegaSid said:

We have our own families, and are busy with our jobs/careers to put food on the table and pay bills. Plenty of us got tired of these useless Achievements/Trophies because they became more of a chore.

 

If it were not for these pointless, e-peen rewards, we would still be gaming on future consoles. Many of us would rather play games with no Achievements/Trophies support. All we have to worry about is having fun playing games, not printing and actively following guides to not miss any Achievements/Trophies.

 

You must be young, or oblivious to think this way. Many of us moved on from Achievements/Trophies because there are far more important things in real life. Do something productive to secure your future, and spend more time with family you love.

Yeah, trophy hunting is over for sure in the most sweeping, generalizing way possible. Might as well cancel the site, let alone a few straggler accounts...

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, JoesusHCrust said:

I like looking at the other profiles on this site and I've noticed that a fair few of them have no activity for years. I've jsut looked at one that's had no activity for 6 years. At what point, if at all does the site remove inactive profiles? 

Bit morbid but I'd like to think we'd want to keep the profiles of dead gamers. Sort of like a living memorial to their gaming achievements.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, AlphaOmegaSid said:

We have our own families, and are busy with our jobs/careers to put food on the table and pay bills. Plenty of us got tired of these useless Achievements/Trophies because they became more of a chore.

 

If it were not for these pointless, e-peen rewards, we would still be gaming on future consoles. Many of us would rather play games with no Achievements/Trophies support. All we have to worry about is having fun playing games, not printing and actively following guides to not miss any Achievements/Trophies.

 

You must be young, or oblivious to think this way. Many of us moved on from Achievements/Trophies because there are far more important things in real life. Do something productive to secure your future, and spend more time with family you love.

I'm not sure what you're on about my friend! I said I liked looking at other people's profiles and asked if there is a point when inactive profiles are deleted. I didn't say anything about trophies so I'm not sure what way you think I think that proves that I'm young or oblivious!!! 

 

Edited by JoesusHCrust
didn't want multiple quotes merged!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/11/2020 at 0:11 AM, JoesusHCrust said:

I like looking at the other profiles on this site and I've noticed that a fair few of them have no activity for years. I've jsut looked at one that's had no activity for 6 years. At what point, if at all does the site remove inactive profiles? 

This is something I do as well but with trophies not sure if by activity you meant forum activity. Nonetheless, it makes me sad to see people stop playing because I think that maybe it could happen to me as well. I hope nothing bad happened to anyone maybe people just get bored and moved on, but I agree with other people there's no point in deleting inactive profiles they are doing no harm.

On 7/11/2020 at 9:14 AM, AlphaOmegaSid said:

You must be young, or oblivious to think this way. Many of us moved on from Achievements/Trophies because there are far more important things in real life. Do something productive to secure your future, and spend more time with family you love.

A little bit harsh here. JoesusHCrust is not advocating for deleting inactive profiles, he just asked whether and if the site deletes profiles. I think it's a legit question.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The list of reasons someone could have gone inactive are so long that it would be silly to list them here. However as stated before if inactive were removed it definitely would skew the trophy rarity on this site. Plus when/if that person comes back and all their stuff is gone it definitely could turn them away from becoming active again.

 

I basically didn't game at all between 2007-2010 as I was focused on my career (and working a ton of hours to make ends meet) and my spare time mostly went to hanging with friends dating etc. Then in 2011 I picked up the ps3 and have been pretty active (with small breaks here and there). So long story short I wouldn't agree with deleting inactive accounts at all.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/8/2020 at 10:01 AM, thrnthrn said:

JoesusHCrust is not advocating for deleting inactive profiles, he just asked whether and if the site deletes profiles. I think it's a legit question.

Exactly. People have given a load of really good reasons why inactive accounts are kept on the site. I was just curious. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.