- May 6, 2022
This right here is something so small, but makes such a difference in what separates this community compared to so many others! I highly agree with this and I am not even a member of the Senior's area yet!We are going to start demoting inactive Senior Members. 10 days from today, that is May 10, 2014, if you have not posted in the previous 90 days, and if you do not post at least once every 90 days in the future, your user title will be changed to "Lapsed Senior Member", you will lose access to the Seniors' area and you will have to make 30 more posts to regain access (catchup posting should not be a lot of very quickly made useless one-liner posts) and to go back to being called a "Senior Member". Reputation scores will not be affected by this, they will not change. The demotion will be automatically done by the system but you will receive a PM from the forum software system about it if it happens to you.
This change is to try to make the Seniors' forum as active and up to date as possible. There are currently 1030 Senior Members but only about 250 of those are active, many just make the entrance requirements then lurk! That's obviously not ideal for keeping this this part of the board useful and up to date. I don't think this is too much to ask considering we provide a free forum which is a safe space to chat and swap feedback away from the eyes of vendors.
You will receive a PM and email after 85 days of inactivity reminding you to log in and post within the next few days or risk being demoted. For this reason among others it is important to register a valid email address (ideally an email which you check regularly) to your PR forum account.
To become immune from this demotion you have to achieve a reputation score of 1,000 or more. Senior Members with reputation of 1,000+will receive a private message stating that they are Senior Members for life with no risk of being demoted.