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    It seems that Ivor is now trying to con the members into thinking there are 100's lurkers spying in on them each day and they most be stopped at all cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivor the twat
    Someone has suggested that we cancel any members who have never posted a thread/post in the last xxxx year/s. If this action was taken those that only 'lurk' on the forum would disappear. Obviously one argument is that they bring nothing to the forum but another is, that it is too unfriendly to block them. It might also shut down a raft of the inevitable 'bot/false' accounts.

    Just wonder what peoples opinion of this is (especially from those that just lurk?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    I favour that . Just one year should be sufficient. No point having deadwood on any forum. If anyone has membership cancelled for beoing away, there is no problem to them joining again
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad
    Surely the whole idea of any forum is to encourage active dialogue between members. In so doing this makes for a lively, active and interesting forum. Therefore, I think it is fair enough to cancel the membership, not necessarily ban, any non-active members. For clarity, a non-active member shall be defined as anyone who fails to post on this forum at least once per year. To avoid any misunderstandings, this should be added to the forum rule book and any non-active members shall be deleted on review. I would also suggest that this review is conducted once a year, say 31st December, to minimise work for the admin staff.

    This measure will also help to eliminate any 'sleepers' hiding behind multiple membership entries
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    I'm not sure how you can cancel a membership, yet not block non-active members, as Nomad is suggesting. That would rather defeat the object of Ivor's suggestion.

    One year, no posts, cancel. No looking in. They are welcome to re-apply, and would be given a further year to post.

    One forum I joined expected me to post within 7 days, or my membership would be cancelled. Fotrget the forum, as I did not post!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gotlost
    I would go even further. If no activity for any 6 months period give them the deep 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    I agree with everyone, cull the lurkers!!

    And if they were to delete all accounts that haven't posted in 6 months as Gotlost has suggested they could be down for 1200+ members down to 30-35 at the most

    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    As has been said, one expects that in a forum, those present contribute - not that it would always have happened in ancient Pompeii perhaps. Lurcio would have had something to say about that! Frankly, howerd... err... how weird would it be if no-one other than members could access the very useful information found on here about Surin - it is how I stumbled across the Forum and all you helpful guys around 4/5 years ago.
    Yes 5 years ago SF was an OPEN FORUM that all local expats could view......very different today where its more like a Facebook Account !!! .
    Ivor's paranoia that ex members like me can breeze in when I like to bring news form behind the veil of secrecy must be very disturbing for him
    Big Ol' Lucky Ol' Al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    One forum I joined expected me to post within 7 days, or my membership would be cancelled
    Total horseshit. I'm a member of tons, lurker & active, and have never seen a rule like that. Bitch is making shit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    very useful information found on here about Surin
    What fuckin information? There's absolutely nothing there that can't be found somewhere else.

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    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    One forum I joined expected me to post within 7 days, or my membership would be cancelled
    Total horseshit. I'm a member of tons, lurker & active, and have never seen a rule like that. Bitch is making shit up.
    I think you mean quoted by Nick...I call BS also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?
    It's a cross-over thing, only locals understand.


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    So how many "members" would be left if every member had to make one post annually ?

    (Surely I'd still remain...in between any additional bans, of course. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post

    So how many "members" would be left if every member had to make one post annually ?

    (Surely I'd still remain...in between any additional bans, of course. )
    It would force all those hundreds of lurkers to post though, through fear of having their account deleted .............wouldn't it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?
    It's a cross-over thing, only locals understand.

    The Ram is miles ahead of The Rin with less Kymer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?
    It's a cross-over thing, only locals understand.

    The Ram is miles ahead of The Rin with less Kymer.
    Yet, could be an advantage - Sooryn Kamen rule.

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    The majority in Surin are already dead from the feet up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
    The majority in Surin are already dead from the feet up.
    Thank you

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    I've outlaws in The Ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post

    So how many "members" would be left if every member had to make one post annually ?

    (Surely I'd still remain...in between any additional bans, of course. )
    It would force all those hundreds of lurkers to post though, through fear of having their account deleted .............wouldn't it
    Actually out of 1,200+ "members" at the very least 1,000 don't post on an annual basis. A sad fact.
    I'm not sure how many log on every month or possibly log on only when they are back in LOS checking out what's been happening around town or news updates.

    (Truly I don't have a clue from the member count as to how many have gone up the chimney at the wat or elsewhere.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
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    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?
    It's a cross-over thing, only locals understand.

    The Ram is miles ahead of The Rin with less Kymer.
    What does the Ram have that the Rin doesn't ?
    An international circuit race track.
    An operational airport with flights daily.
    A Thai tier 1 championship football club.
    A McDonalds.

    Okay , big deal...what else ?

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    What is the USP for the Surin Forum ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson View Post
    Is Surin still downtown Buriram ?
    It's a cross-over thing, only locals understand.

    The Ram is miles ahead of The Rin with less Kymer.
    What does the Ram have that the Rin doesn't ?
    An international circuit race track.
    An operational airport with flights daily.
    A Thai tier 1 championship football club.
    A McDonalds.

    Okay , big deal...what else ?
    All they need now is an ICC approved cricket ground with 30m boundaries.

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    ...and shaded parking lots for elephants too.

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    Happy Mothers Day from the Surin Farang Members

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    Mother's Day 2017 | Surin Farang Community Forum

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    Yup, class act. Whaaaat - no pictures like on Teak Door ! Sheeesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
    Whaaaat - no pictures ! Sheeesh.

    Just the one


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    have been on SF some years
    find it quite small/laidback/enjoyable

    couple of weeks ago the SF software turned "wild" on me, couldn't log in
    then my nick was not recognised then my email was not recognised

    reregistration failed
    got some automated email informing me that I did not meet the requirements
    for membership, whatever they are

    weird, can hardly think I'm banned, haven't posted anything weird

    anyway
    if somebody here could be bothered to ask the SF techs to "re-surrect" my
    as a user, it would be appreciated

    my SF nick is/was melvin

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    ^Do they have a secret handshake now. Pointy hats and secret rituals?

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    Roll on The Ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    ^Do they have a secret handshake now. Pointy hats and secret rituals?
    Yes. All three of the principle posters.

    An inclusive Old Boys' Club without any boys.

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