Sudden drop in community members

My self-hosted discourse instance dropped members by over 25% last week after trending up consistently for a year.

Is there anything specifically I should be looking into for this? Are there any bot culling that occurs, or should I assume this is organic?

I think there’s a setting which culls idle members after a year (actually two years) - it’s something I changed as soon as I noticed it, but of course I’d still lost some.

clean up inactive users after days
Number of days before an inactive user (trust level 0 without any posts) is removed. To disable clean up set to 0.


You are correct, found this:



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