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Posted January 5th, 2012 - 9:52 am from Rome, Italy
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Posted January 5th, 2012 - 4:14 pm by from Dongshi, Taiwan (Permalink)
Deleting their family members without a pang of

Guilt
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Great way to run a business. Gosh, wonder why Facebook doesn't take that approach.


Posted January 6th, 2012 - 8:58 am from Barcelona, Spain
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 7:20 pm by from Jajinci, Serbia (Permalink)
Not member of WS, but i have 2 points of view on that.
Buisniess point: Deleting members is suicide for any site, because site worth more with more users, you can't proove just like that is some profile double/fake, so every user is valid.
Members point: It is good to remove/block/put outside irrensponsible/non active/fake members. If i'm gonna ask someone for help, i'd like to get someone who can reply me as soon as possible, not to get to someone who will simply ignore me.
So delete or not delete, really i don't care, put as inactive or move them on the last pages of search, yeah!!

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 7:37 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
I doubt that carrying dead profiles exclusively for the sake of claiming a larger number is overall good for business. But luckily for communities like WarmShowers.org that question is irrelevant since they are not businesses.

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 8:36 pm from Moscow, Russia
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 9:38 pm by from Jajinci, Serbia (Permalink)
Neither CS was businesses till recent history. So, if they start do delete, they wont be interesting for corporations, also there is very very small risk to scare new members to join.
Trust me fake profiles are relevant too. I worked on some project of social network where was big amount of fake profiles. I wanted to destroy all fakes, but nooooo, don't toch them, we must sell it. Even i got order one day to generate new fake accounts.
Anyway, i gave you 2 points of view, businesses or personal, you can't support both, but let's don't spam what point you'll support.
CS will never delete fakes/inactive, guess why :)

Posted February 17th, 2013 - 5:08 pm from Rome, Italy
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Posted February 18th, 2013 - 1:54 pm from Rome, Italy
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Posted February 18th, 2013 - 10:06 pm by from Albany, United States (Permalink)
I think deleting unused accounts is a fine idea.

Posted February 21st, 2013 - 11:56 am from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted February 20th, 2013 - 10:07 pm from Rome, Italy
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