Maybe 1/2 of the rest 89% of the members are ones who have wrote 0 posts. In other words, probably they haven't used real existing email address and can't activate their accounts or they have lost interest in posting before they have even start.
Actually only 42 members are inactive (not verified their account via email).
I appreciate your suggestions Kokuma, but I have no intentions at this time of removing activated accounts with 0 posts. There are many people who come here to read who do not post (for whatever reason) and I would not want to be so harsh as to remove them. I have no problem with them being members and being lurkers.
This is not to say your idea is not a good one. If the board were 5+ years old, I could definitely see the kind of cleanup you are suggesting happening, but as it is TSS is too young to do such cleaning as of yet.
There are two main reasons why I wouldn't wanna delete someones account that has been activated.
The activation process is not one that is 'easy' - a person that goes through not only signing up but activating their account via their real email address must be someone who actually wanted an account. Forcing them to use a real email address pretty much removes the probability that the person is an advertiser or spammer.
If they didn't really want to sign up, they would not have because they'd have no reason to do so. Someone who comes here for information can get what they need without signing up. 'Guests' can freely look through the forum to find any information they need without signing up. So someone who signs up definitely wanted to sign up.
I would not want to remove them unless they made the request to do so. Or as stated above.. the age of the board warranted such a cleanup to occur. But right now TSS is young and still getting on it's feet slowly.
I have an account at another forum (an mmorpg site) that I've posted exactly 17 posts at in over 5 years, most of those posts from over 2 years ago. I read the forums at that site almost daily. I would be rather upset if they removed my account because I wasn't an active poster.
Just looking at the activity we can tell that there's less then 100 people that are really active posters on the board. To me that's okay because perhaps someday some of those lurkers will feel comfortable enough to say hello to us. Until then they can keep reading silently
I appreciate all the good suggestions and I hope you don't take it personally that I don't use them. I mostly think it's just a bit too early in the life of this board to use them as of yet.