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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    shajian

    I see many groups which are not active for months. I think chess.com should have monitoring system over the groups.

    There are groups without Super Admin or Admins (http://www.chess.com/groups/view/indian-tigers. Already 42 members are there with this group)

    Also many groups are created & continues with 1 Member only. The Super Admin is not capable of convincing people & getting members.

    Dont you guys think such groups should be removed from the list?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    karkani

    Yes.. Group like those, which are inactive and continuing with one member must be removed. But It's a little bit of problem in chess.com view, since its a feature available for paid members. But group like Indian tigers must be removed since no one is responsible for that group.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    asampedas

    I think it hurts their eyes to see emptiness.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    4268N_-8703W

    kco is right, to a point.  BUT, when someone is trying to find a decent group they have to search through some useless clutter.  Some of these "groups" were probably started by newbs who were active for a week.  Take out the trash and the place will look more respectable.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    wormrose

    I just did a quick count and found 325 groups with only one member and just over 400 with two members. That seems ridiculous, but I can't think of a reason why they should be removed except inactivity. It's really no skin off my nose. It seems like it was just a few months ago that there were almost 1,000 groups and now there are more than 3,500. If I were looking for a group to belong to it's almost certain I would never be aware of the vast majority of the groups. It does seem as though these groups could be categorized as social or political or regional or gender determined or by lifestyle choices or by other distinguishing characteristics. And I think those distinctions might help others to find others who are similar to themselves.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    Billium248

    I'm in a lot of these inactive groups.  I don't get many alerts from them, so they don't bother me.  But every once in a while, someone will join Chess.com who is a fan of ... and finds that group, and I make a new friend.  Cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    mattattack99

    Billium248 wrote:

    I'm in a lot of these inactive groups.  I don't get many alerts from them, so they don't bother me.  But every once in a while, someone will join Chess.com who is a fan of ... and finds that group, and I make a new friend. 


    Like Michigan!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    TheGrobe

    Perhaps a better filtering mechanism when searching groups would be a better solution -- with the ability to exclude the groups you mention from your search results it shouldn't matter to you whether they're there or not.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    wormrose

    That's what I'm saying. There should be some kind of search filter. The admin could select keywords from a list... you know the drill. Then a person could find groups that suited them.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    rooperi

    Are one person groups that bad?

    I've come accross a few where fairly strong players create such a group for the purpose of playing vote chess, I think one was called One man Army, or something....

    That would give teams opportunity to play vote chess agains a strong player, although I seem to remember these games timed out.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    muthuanju

    ok ......

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #12

    TheGrobe

    Better late than never.  I'm glad you concur.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #13

    trigs

    Karl_ wrote:
    shajian wrote:

    I see many groups which are not active for months. I think chess.com should have monitoring system over the groups.

    There are groups without Super Admin or Admins (http://www.chess.com/groups/view/indian-tigers. Already 42 members are there with this group)

    Also many groups are created & continues with 1 Member only. The Super Admin is not capable of convincing people & getting members.

    Dont you guys think such groups should be removed from the list?


    What is wrong with one man groups?  I use a private group to store important stuff and to experiment.  This way I don't bother others when doing this.  And some small groups are for Admin meeting purposes and can be low in number.  I don't see anything wrong with them at all.


    hey that's right! i'm starting my own one man group right now! and you can't join it!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #14

    4268N_-8703W

    Activity is the key.  A one-man group that is active, fine.  A multi-member group that does nothing: what's the point?   It's just clutter.  The filter mechanism should be promoted.

    How about all the Tournaments with a tiny fraction of the players needed to start?  More clutter to sort through.

    This is just proof that data storage is cheap and plentiful at Chess.com.  Other places too, I'm sure.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #15

    wormrose

    I don't think a one person group takes up as much data storage space as so many of the useless comments I've read in various forums. But a one  person group always has the potential to become more and an inactive group always has the potential to become active. In the meantime it's no skin off my nose.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #16

    TheGrobe

    It depends what you want to do with it.  You can't play a vote chess game with a Blog, for example.  I've seen inquiries about how to play team chess (2 vs. 2) and setting up two groups for the purpose of playing a vote chess game between them was the best solution.

    All of the arguments against small (or low activity) groups goes away with an improved filter mechanism that allows you to avoid seeing them if you don't want to.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #17

    shajian

    The real issue is not managing one member groups but if it is active or not.

    Some members keep creating groups & and not bothered to manage well.For Example, a member created the team "Team India" & started participating in World League. Around 500 members joined the team.

    But the team owner was not ready to accept other players as Super Admins or Admins. After few months he disappeared from the site. The team was keep getting members as the name represents a country.

    The members had to write to the staff for many times. After many arguments, the staff selected few members as Admins recently and the team is active again.

    If you search for groups, you can find many groups where the Admins have not logged in for months.

    I was only suggesting the staff to find the groups with no activity for a period of time and remove them after posting the notice in the group.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #18

    oinquarki

    TheGrobe wrote:

    Perhaps a better filtering mechanism when searching groups would be a better solution -- with the ability to exclude the groups you mention from your search results it shouldn't matter to you whether they're there or not.


     Yeah. I think it would be really nice if you could search for teams with certain stats too. Recently I was searching through the pages and pages of groups and teams to find one that was about the same size as one that I'm adminning so that we could play. It was a pain in the butt. With a better search feature, it wouldn't be.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #19

    rooperi

    shajian wrote:

    The real issue is not managing one member groups but if it is active or not.

    ........

    I was only suggesting the staff to find the groups with no activity for a period of time and remove them after posting the notice in the group.


    Even activity is not always a measure of usefulness. I had questions about certain software, found a group dedicated to it. Apparently the group was inactive for months, but I posted my question anyway and got an answer within minutes....

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #20

    Billium248

    rooperi wrote:

    Even activity is not always a measure of usefulness. I had questions about certain software, found a group dedicated to it. Apparently the group was inactive for months, but I posted my question anyway and got an answer within minutes....


    This is probably the biggest reason I haven't deleted a lot of the inactive groups from my list.  Sometimes they simply go into a state of hibernation, but they can be easily revived when someone new joins.


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