There hasn't been much said about this, so I thought it'd be nice to share some ideas. As we know, until Midoki adds Last Active or other useful info to each player's entry in the Guild Ledger, we have to be very creative to find out which guild members have been eaten by a Bigger Fish. Before I start, I have a question for the @Chris [Midoki] or anyone who knows for sure: 1. When a player's town is fully destroyed, does it: a) reset once their shield runs out, or b) stay destroyed until that player logs in again? 2. What about a partially destroyed town? Since this seems to be the best way we have for telling inactive players, it's important we know for sure. I've been assuming that the town stays destroyed. If that's wrong, then my bootprint may unjustly be on a lot of pirates backsides. Anyway, here's how I tell who's inactive. If any of you do something different, I'd love to hear about it. 1. Create a Spreadsheet. Yes, this seems like a pain to add 50 people and constantly maintain it, and it really is, but it's still a great way to manage things. I strongly recommend convincing your first mates and crew to help you maintain it. If you can get a few people to look at a few bases, and update the sheet each week. your scan for inactives only takes a few minutes. You can create a free spreadsheet at Google Docs, make it editable by anyone with the link, then share that with everyone in your guild. (Definitely use an URL shortening service if you're pasting the link in Guild Chat!) I've also added a link to a template below. In my spreadsheet, I use the following fields: Status: (poss. values: Blank, W, X?, X) This is each player's kick status. Blank=OK. W=Watch, X?=May need a kick, and X=Kick. PR: Their pirate rank. Only used to track huge losses since last check. Not intended to be kept accurate Name: Their Pirate name Last Active: The last date they were seen online, in chat or can be deduced by whether they're upgrading. Upgrading: (values: Y, N) Just shows who was upgrading at last base check Town Status: (values: Blank, Partial,Destroyed) Their town at last check. When I see a destroyed town, I make a note of the date in the Notes column. If this never changes after a week, I assume they haven't logged in. GR: Their Guild Rank. Alternatively, you can use different colors for each rank in the Name column. Chat Warn: Number of warnings I've issued an annoying player in chat. Keeps track of repeat-offenders. Notes: General info about that player. Some things I include: -Join Date (great for seniority-based promotions) -Promotion date -When their base was destroyed -If they're on vacation, and when they'll be back. -If they've ever chatted -How full their storages look -Who's a Lady Pirate (I have my reasons!) -Who I need to recheck soon. Here's a Free Spreadsheet Template on Google Docs that's exactly like the one above. You can Download it in whatever format you want for offline use, or download and add it to your own Google Docs for shared use by your Guild. (note: any problems with the link, let me know.) 2. Use Crew as Lookouts. You can't always be online, so if you have a lot of crew in chat, ask them to keep an eye on the guild roster, looking for people they never see online. At the end of the week, collect those names, and check their bases out. 3. Use the MOTD (Message of the Day). Since I'm a First Mate, I can't do this, and I really wish I could. If you update this message constantly, and encourage people to check it, you can use it to find inactives. Simply post a note like "Want to stay in the guild? Stop by chat and check in before X Date" Make sure any crew who see someone make a note of it. This doesn't work so great with players who don't speak your language, or who don't ever visit the Guild screen, though. 4. Keep an eye on Pirate Rank. Since people love to drop rank when saving for a big upgrade, this isn't a great indicator, but it can be useful. If you have a player who has dropped waaay down the list, check them out. Some inactive people sign on, but don't play. 5. Set up a Group. Whether on forums, FB or even a chat room that keeps the history, These can be good for sharing info about inactives. It's also good to discuss strategies, and serve as an emergency contact method in the event someone gets accidentally kicked. I'm sure there are a lot more ways to do this tedious job, so I'll leave the floor open to you guys. How do you check for inactive players?