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Posted at 11:18 on 28-Sep-2016
PLEASE READ EVERYBODY
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We are currently in the process of a revision of the Groups here at DFN, which will result in a major clean-up anytime soon (maybe next weekend or the following days). There are now just about 500 groups and such an amount is far too much for members to keep track of. Beyond that, there are many among the current groups, which simply failed to raise any significant interest, mostly because they are too specific in theme and content. Other groups simply function as mere picture dumps - which is not, what the groups application was designed for.

Let me give you an example of what we are targetting:

The Catsuits group was created on April 3rd, 2012. In its four and a half years, this group had less than 200 members joining in, who came up with just one single discussion thread and the group was visited a mere 3,096 times. The groups last update was 30 months ago; its founder/moderator was last active in April 2015.

So there you see some of the criteria, we are looking at when deciding what's to stay and what's to go.

-- sub-par interest in the group's theme
-- groups created for picture storage only
-- groups way too specific in theme (one member created no less than 13 different feet-groups in a day!!)
-- groups, whose owner/moderator is no longer attending

I collected and classified the stats from our server; Revy will make the considerate decisions and take action.

yours
DFN-staff
Posted at 11:35 on 28-Sep-2016
Long overdue, cool! :)
Posted at 11:36 on 28-Sep-2016
Yep...a lot will be deleted this evening. A lot of dead ones.
Posted at 12:11 on 28-Sep-2016
Good idea. A lot of groups are dead. Even if anybody posted anything to them occasionally, it stay unnoticed.
Posted at 14:54 on 2-Dec-2016
So then I wanted to ask if one of the groups I was in charge of got deleted? I was in charge of the group Transgender Executions and I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore.
Posted at 15:33 on 16-Dec-2016
G said:

... Transgender Executions ... I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore.

This group became dropped during the last clean-up as it had a low score in terms of views and participation in relation to its age.
Posted at 16:00 on 16-Dec-2016
End-Of-Year Groups clean-up is about to begin today and should be completed by Sunday night.

The current groups became evaluated based on the statistics recorded by our server, such as total number of views, discussion topics/postings, comments, group members, etc. This data resulted in a participation index calculated for each group and set into relation to the respective group's age (i.e. date of creation until present). The most recently created groups were exempt from the final evaluation, because these are granted time to mature. Furthermore, there is a small subset of groups, which DFN-staff considers as "untouchables", which belong to long term supporters of DFN - mostly genre producers, such as EwP et. al. - and were also exempt.

Just to give an example:

One of the first groups to perish tonight will be the group "Catsuits". It was created on April 3rd, 2012 and ever since managed to attract a mere 3,222 total views with its 203 group-members couldn't come up with more than just one single discussion topic.
Edited by Hadrian, 2 month(s) ago
Posted at 21:47 on 7-Jan-2017
Hadrian said:

G said:

... Transgender Executions ... I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore.

This group became dropped during the last clean-up as it had a low score in terms of views and participation in relation to its age.


Thank you for telling me. It was a good group while it was around. I shall miss it