Inactive accounts on the OutProud Network
Last updated: 6th of October, 2019
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We like to keep it fresh
We want people to have someone to talk to, so only active accounts are allowed on the network.
To make sure that we have no dead accounts, we eventually phase out any accounts that
have not been active for a while. This happens over a long period of time, so that
your account doesn't get unexpectedly deleted.
After 1 month of inactivity, we will send you a notification to your email address,
and an automated direct message to you on the OutProud Network. If you do not become
active on the network again, we will repeat this another month later.
After a total of 3 months of inactivity, you will be logged out of all your devices,
we will repeat the email notification in phase 1, and your account will no
longer be visible to other users. This means you will not show up in people's
timelines, notifications, follower/following lists, in the explore tab or in search
results. Your profile will still be available if accessed through it's direct share
After a total of 5 months of inactivity, we will send a final warning to your email
address. We will also permentantly delete all your private messages and notifications. You
will no longer be following any other users, and all your followers will also be removed.
These will not be recovered even if you become active again. Your posts, uploaded
images and other account data will remain available if you become active again.
After a total of 6 months of inactivity, we will permentantly delete your account on
the OutProud Network. An email will be sent to you to inform you of this. If you wish
to join again, you will have to create a new account and cannot recover your previous
information. If your 20th birthday has passed, you will not be able to register again
(More information on this here
All your content, including your profile, posts, images, settings, and anything else
you may have uploaded or saved. No content will be kept, and nothing may be recovered
later. Your email address will also be deleted and we will no longer send any further
emails to you.
Please note that, after phase 4, your username becomes public and may be claimed by
another user. We cannot guarantee that your username will still be available if and
when you return.
What counts as "activity"?
Up until the start of phase 2, not everything you do may count as "activity". Here is a list
of what is
- posting something on your profile
- commenting on a public post
- liking a public post
- sending a private message to a group or another user
- editing your profile
Please note that simply opening the OutProud Network website/app does not count as
After phase 2 begins, we are more open to what counts as activity. After you have been
logged out of all your devices as a part of phase 2, simply logging into your account
on any device will reset the inactivity timer and your account will not be deleted.
Please note that this will not recover any data that was deleted as a part of phase 3.
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