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  1. #1
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    Jul 2016
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    Default active members and guests

    It seems as if the site has a massive amount of dormant members. is there any way we can get this tidied up via moderators.
    It would be great to have the chance to chat with people who are still active rather than checking every profile to see when they last posted.
    Just an idea. Also the visitors becoming members and being active will help.
    BS was a great site to chat to fellow spankees and spankers.. ( slippers one preferred!!lol)
    Any opinions anyone?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2009
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    I agree.
    Surely those absent for a year should be deleted.
    I also suggested in the past that the last visitors to my profile should be contained to 20 at max.
    As i find it annoying to click on my far too lengthy visitors (members) list and find some have not been active for 2 years or more.
    So can the mods please give this consideration.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    Thanks Red hand for the backing. When I look at the last visitors to my profile it seems to show the same names as it has done for ages, thi=us not knowing who is active as red hand says. also the number of visitors climbs but the names don't change so I can only assume that it is guests looking in on your profile. Maybe i'm wrong on that one though.
    OTK for me if am wrong.. quite willing!!

  4. #4
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    Apr 2009
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    Birmingham Pro sub/switch
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    138

    Default Re: active members and guests

    Quote Originally Posted by red hand View Post
    I agree.
    Surely those absent for a year should be deleted.
    I also suggested in the past that the last visitors to my profile should be contained to 20 at max.
    As i find it annoying to click on my far too lengthy visitors (members) list and find some have not been active for 2 years or more.
    So can the mods please give this consideration.
    I would leave old profiles for longer than a year - some people come back after relationships have failed, some people like to look for old acquaintances on these forums.

    I hate forums who show the last few people who have clicked on your profile, it means I daren't go and check anyone's profile out for fear of getting a memo when it turns out I wasn't interested in them.

    Are there any mods left on this forum though?
    Professional submissive and switch, lots of lovely clothes and implements, CP and BDSM in a dungeon/schoolroom or domestic environment in Birmingham - visits London, Croydon and Bristol.

  5. #5

    Default Re: active members and guests

    I have just joined the site, so will see how active it is
    Jx

  6. #6
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    May 2009
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    Dorchester Cant Accom.
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    Sadly it doesn't seem too active nowadays, but only us can change that. I've met four people from here over the years, all very good, reliable people. A good success rate. Long may it continue.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    I would say this site is getting busier perhaps at least in part due to british spanking closing down.


  8. #8
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    Chester
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    Hi All , i am new to this site , was an active member of BS & still a member of other sites . Myself & my partner regularly attend Munches and Kink events at a local club where we are members.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
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    Brighton /can accommodate
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    I am not opposed to the changes suggested above, but have to admit that I was dormant on this site for years so am not in a position to criticise others for doing the same.
    Part of the problem is that people often join on-line groups, but if they are not immediately successful in making contacts, they wander off again. Or feel that the group is 'too quiet'. It is a tough job to try to persuade people to stay, to participate, and make the most of the opportunities that a site like this offers.
    And can I thank the moderators for all the work that they do.

  10. #10
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    West Sussex
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    Default Re: active members and guests

    A very useful discussion - thank you for starting and/or contributing to it.

    I set up the site, own the site, administer the site, moderate the site and pay for it - it makes a loss year on year of about 200.00 plus my time.

    We have about 10,500 proper members (At the outsetI I deliberately allowed about 1,000 spammers in to get things going. This was prior to using captcha to prevent any more from joining and they are now locked away as dormant members).

    I can't see individual private messages but do get broad statistics and looking at them a lot goes on behind the scenes, often with people who haven't contributed to the forum for years. I also believe that the proliferation of social media, swipe left/right type sites hurt forums like this a lot initially but I can now perceive a move away from this trend back to sites like this as there is the very depth we are discussing.

    A while back we were a seething snake pit of endless comments and sniping by two or three very active members who were basically frightening everyone else off so I banned them and the site quietened down but became focussed upon people making arrangements to meet for spanking sessions thus: Quieter but more relevant.

    I myself have made quite a few very happy connections through the site, mainly with ladies.

    The feedback that I have had is that we are too M/M oriented and that we are not busy enough. I broadly agree but I can only provide the pitch and the goalposts: who plays and how often can only be decided by users.

    By deleting users we leave their threads hanging as either 'Guest' or their posts deleted which would make threads very confusing so there is a genuine debate over whether to time limit membership based on activity.

    One final point: I know from direct experience that many ladies will not post but contact people that have posted, often years ago through the PM system. They don't want endless contacts and pictures of willies but would prefer to look at the sort of comments people are posting and responding to a longer term view.

    I'd like to encourage more ladies to join but have no idea how to do so - I regularly go out with posts on other forums and would encourage other members to do so as well. I would like the site to suit all who love spanking and to lean in no specific gender direction or sexual orientation.

    Hope this helps to clarify a few things and please, keep the discussion going - all suggestions are welcome if not always acted upon at all or immediately.

    Regards to all
    John

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