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River

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Just because I do not post, should not make you automatically assume that I am an inactive user.

If I do not post, it means that I have nothing valuable to add to the conversations which are taking place on the forum. I have always tended to be more of a lurker on most forms which I visit anyway, so I would ask that you revise who you class as inactive please, as opposed to someone who hardly signs in.

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Same I guess im marked as inactive even tho I log into the site most days.

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2 hours ago, River said:

Just because I do not post, should not make you automatically assume that I am an inactive user.

If I do not post, it means that I have nothing valuable to add to the conversations which are taking place on the forum. I have always tended to be more of a lurker on most forms which I visit anyway, so I would ask that you revise who you class as inactive please, as opposed to someone who hardly signs in.

"Lurking" is the exact issue we are trying to combat. We're not prohibiting it entirely, we're just asking that you don't do it for 12 days out of the year and instead make a single post on each of those days.

We're not even asking you to make a meaningful contribution in the form of content, answers to a support topic, or constructive feedback — you can just post in one of our off-topic threads if you like.

Increased activity will lure new users and new users will interest existing users which in turn encourages greater contribution, ultimately leading to more content and a healthier community.

Twelve posts in the span of a year when you can download - at minimum - 1,200 files in that same span of time, isn't too much to ask. If it is, then WebFlake is not the community for you. Perhaps signing up and being required to make X number of posts to gain access to a proprietary license or joining a community that consists entirely of lurkers where RSS feeds are the only active threads is more your thing.

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agreed,  forums are made of activity, content, and good members,  whether it is posting content, answering requests, or simply giving support.   google and all the other search engines see this as activity, and will crawl and scan the forum more frequently when new activity is spotted.

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I got kicked into the inactive section as well, wasn't even aware of this new system. Welp, not a lot to do than becoming active again. I completely understand it from the administrations perspective, just sucks for those who weren't aware of it.

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There's a lot of leeches here too. People who just download and don't contribute much or any. I don't think the staff ask for too much for people to stay active. 

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7 hours ago, Kaneko said:

There's a lot of leeches here too. People who just download and don't contribute much or any. I don't think the staff ask for too much for people to stay active. 

I do agree an active forum is a good forum iv contributed a fair old bit id say. and will continue to do so inactive or not

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i think it is only fair. we get here a lot of cool stuff for free.

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same issue, i try to be more active! :)

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On 7/8/2018 at 9:17 PM, Kaneko said:

There's a lot of leeches here too. People who just download and don't contribute much or any. I don't think the staff ask for too much for people to stay active. 

And how much do you think you contributed with your 11 posts??? And how in the hell 'downloading' a file is not an active state??? In any forum in the world which proposes the files to download, the ratio of these so-called 'leeches' has been (still is and will be) always bigger than those who post in the forum. And it is a fact which has poorly chances to change (unfortunately).

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5 hours ago, fantomas said:

And how in the hell 'downloading' a file is not an active state???

It's not an activate state.  You log in > Go to Downloads > Take the file you want > and you're gone till the next file or update you want appears. That's not being active. Some other download sites require you to be a Paid/VIP Member to download specific files or require you to post in regards to the file before downloading it. Be glad WF does not do that. 

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17 minutes ago, Kaneko said:

It's not an activate state.  You log in > Go to Downloads > Take the file you want > and you're gone till the next file or update you want appears. That's not being active. Some other download sites require you to be a Paid/VIP Member to download specific files or require you to post in regards to the file before downloading it. Be glad WF does not do that. 

I find this quite ironic, considering that this website and forum is build on taking others peoples work and making them available to the public for free.

I know many sites which allow downloads for free, but do not chastise their users for not making a 'valuable contribution' to their forums.  If you want people to post, use a carrot and not a stick.

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On 7/10/2018 at 7:10 PM, River said:

I find this quite ironic, considering that this website and forum is build on taking others peoples work and making them available to the public for free.

I know many sites which allow downloads for free, but do not chastise their users for not making a 'valuable contribution' to their forums.  If you want people to post, use a carrot and not a stick.

You've been a member of this site since 11/28/2014. That's 1,321 days. You've downloaded 296 files. You have five posts, two of which are in this thread.

I don't imagine anything other than "the stick" would encourage you to be active within this community, as evidenced by this thread.

We're not "chastising" anyone, we're simply attempting to foster more activity. Instead of pissing and moaning and trying to assert moral high ground, perhaps offer an idea for that "carrot". For the record, WebFlake isn't purely a file source — we do have support forums and a wealth of archived answers.

At the risk of sounding redundant, you're welcome to seek greener pastures with these other sites but it seems to me that you recognize WebFlake is the place to be or you wouldn't be here.

This topic has run its course. Locked.

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