it would never have crossed my mind to follow this up.
Given the number of members here and the number of mods it is clear there is a distinct lack of Admin and Moderation.
Surely if a member doesnt post for, lets say a 6 month period then their membership should be considered past and their account removed. And should mods decide to stop visiting and not make it known they no longer wish to moderate then their mod status should be removed after 3 months and likewise their account after 6.
Someone questioned this recently. All these redundant members gives a false impression.
To be honest I was surprised I had been a member here so long and I dont recall the exact circumstances, but.................... if my memory serves me right when I joined here there was some outlandish control measure in place for new members. I think I may have made a couple of posts and gave up, considering it totally boring.
I seem to recall at some stage later I received an email which made me look in and start to contribute, I suspect a rule change had taken place. During this time I certainly wasnt lurking, I had just decided not to bother with a forum that made it so difficult to contribute and wasnt even looking in.
Now that I think of it, is that why this place has so many redundant members?
You could possibly be right. There used to be a new members forum. It was removed to encourage new posters.
I feel the forum is doing a great job of bringing United fans together. Me, JSP, Carrot and O-Dog have been talking probably since back on 606 on the BBC 15 years ago. And it’s great to have a place where fans can talk uninterrupted by idiots.