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Automatically deactivate inactive accounts

Inactive accounts should be automatically deactivated.

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    elvenpriest01

    That would not be nice, cuz a friend of mine was inactive for 6 days cuz she had school work to do. And before you say anything else think of this: If you have too much work to do and deviantART had inactive accounts go deactivated and it happens that you don't have time to check for updates and your work would be done due to that you or anyone else suggested that inactive accounts should be deactivated due to too much work, too little time of location like a bus or a taxi or simple cuz your internet has died down. Would you really like to have DeviantART to deactivate accounts that might have a problem with either work or internet if you were the one who was inactive due to too much work or the internet connection has died?

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    jacie2

    I'm talking about automatically deactivating accounts that have been inactive for a year or more.

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    PlantFeathers

    If the account had no activity what so ever since it's creation then sure, but no support otherwise. The account owners may come back y'know. I wouldn't be happy if I had to leave the site for a year for some unavoidable reason only to come back and find my account and everything on it gone.

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    elvenpriest01

    Thank you PlantFeathers, I forgot about that.

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    jacie2

    @ PlantFeathers, most people aren't coming back if they've been inactive for that long

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    SX-Donutbandit

    A year is way too little time. Some users remain inactive for a year and then come back, so how do you think they'd react to coming back only to see their account banned and all of their artwork gone?

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    mindlessdolly

    I strongly disagree. My oldest account is 11 years old. I log in there every 2-3 years to check if everything is alright. The reason I have not deactivated is that it is very important to me in terms of nostalgia.

    You did not mention your reasoning. Why should the accounts get deactivated? I have friends I haven't talked to for almost 10 years. I go on their profiles sometimes to look at their art. I won't talk to them ever again. Their art is the only thing which is left after them. I think you aren't aware of the consequences of such a feature. Many people have passed away, their art bringing comfort to people who remember and love them.

    Should paintings get burned if the person isn't there anymore, too?

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    spacelion88

    Sorry but this is a very bad idea.

    What if someone goes into a coma for 7 years, wakes up & wants to reconnect on DA?

    What if your house burns doown & you get kidnapped by pirates held hostage as a slave labor for 17 years in some other country & lose all your stuff, but then you get rescued & return decades later? Your art might still be on the site while everything else got destroyed?

    I'm exaggerating wild scenarios a little but seriously, life is chaotic. People become homeless too, good hard working people who don't do drugs but just can't keep up with the harsh requirements of cost of living. Look at all the wildfires & natural disasters going on around the world today!

    oh my god! can you just imagine?!?!?! I think this could possibly be one of the worst ideas ever suggested on the internet.

    Your post is bad & you should feel bad

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    Kerynean

    I was suffering from severe art block due to mental illness for three years so I was very inactive on DA since I wasn't actively producing anything. The idea of having my account suddenly deleted after the period of say, a year and the idea of having to come back and REBUILD everything on top of the possibility of someone taking my username (which I use everywhere) would effectively kill any enthusiasm I'd have for even using the site.

    So no, this is not a good idea.

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