Originally Posted by 2004_3300_SCR
I disagree entirely ... especially on a site with a high number of dormant accounts. Way too much potential for bad actors. Stretch the time a little, sure. Eliminate entirely? Nah.
You may have a point there, but how about when a member is making a specific request? I haven't heard from a Mod here asking if there is a particular post I'd like to edit.
As the founder of a large Harley on-line community forum, I can tell you that when a member had a concern, a mod would jump in and address it very quickly, and hopefully, to that member's satisfaction.
When a request couldn't be accommodated, the member's concern was addressed with an explanation as to why the request couldn't happen, or what could be done as a compromise. It was never simply ignored and left up to the members to debate, while they were powerless to effect any change.
Of course, forums like this used to be all over the internet, with a ton of daily traffic, and some of them had hundred if not thousands of posts per day.
Our site had quite a few Mods and a handful of Admin to run it. Nowadays, many of them are just left on "auto-pilot". If this is one of them, ok, I have to accept that. But this is one of the reasons Facebook has assimilated most of the former on-line communities. (Spoken by someone who, as I said, founded a large forum and watched it grow and grow, then, as Facebook evolved, shrink to a fraction of what it once was.)