Post by whistlekiller2000 on Mar 28, 2019 21:30:54 GMT
We have had a few members re-applying recently whose previous accounts have been deleted without them understanding why. In the vast majority of cases, there's nothing sinister about it, just some housekeeping that we carry out on a regular basis. For the benefit of those returning and for the general forum at large, I thought it'd be a good idea to put up a post outlining the long extant and specific forum rule (2g) under which these deletions are carried out so that members don't fall foul of the guidelines going forward. We realise that reading the rules is often overlooked but they are all there for our guidance so it's worth familiarising ourselves with them.
Rule 2 (Accounts) - - (2g) Accounts are periodically reviewed using the following criteria which ensures our membership numbers are accurate in relation to active members:
1) Account approved but no activity at all; account deleted after three months.
2) Account approved, used then no activity; account deleted after six months.
3) Account approved, used and posts made then no further activity; account deleted after one year.
Forum Staff reserve the right not to delete any accounts pertinent to the running of the Forum or not to delete longstanding members after a prolonged period of inactivity.
You can also brush up on the rest of the rules at your leisure here: Forum Rules