Originally Posted by Saucy Sailoress
To be fair, I think Facebook also counts members who have drifted off...
I am sure they do. Most sites actually just report total people who have registered and not the number of active users. We do actually do some house cleaning
and remove accounts which registered but never activated their account by clicking on the link in the activation email
. We do this every so often (once or twice a year) and have probably cleared out 5,000 to 10,000 accounts because of this. Many of them are spam bots which try to register and post.