I'm looking over my member report to see when members last logged-in to determine how many active members I have. I'm of the mindset that those I'd consider active are members that have logged-in since June of this year up until now. Do you think this is a good measure? How do you determine how many active members you have? I hope this makes sense.
We have a set policy on our site that our members are made aware of. If you haven't logged in or shown any public activity on your profile in a year, your account is suspended for inactivity. We despise lurkers and have no problem getting rid of them. I'm not in this for the ad revenue or the numbers. We want members who are SOCIAL and participate in some form or the other.
But, I think your time span is too short. People have real life issues that sometimes take them away from our sites. It could be a month, three months and even 6. They may come back eventually when things settle down. But for us, a year seems to be a little much. If you haven't visited us in a year, then you've either forgotten about us or lost interest in what we do.
Hope that helps!
(Oh, and I changed the suspension message on my network to say that their profile was most likely suspended for inactivity and if they would like to become active again to contact the admin.)
I've suspended over 1,000 members since last year and have had probably 30-40 ask to be reinstated. So, I made a wise choice. Our greeting team got tired of leaving birthday messages on profiles that hadn't had any activity in forever, which is what gave us this idea to get rid of the dead wood. Lurkers take and give nothing back...
Is your network paid access Diane?
And do you know what it means when the space is blank in the last visit column??