Basically we have highlighted a few areas where we can automate daily recurring tasks without affecting the quality of our services. Self deletion is the only one currently that would affect members directly.
If admin are working at the same rate of growth then we are being reactive and that was never AO! It’s true to say that if we keep doing the same things we will get the same results, so this is why we need to automate a few areas of the site to avoid getting bogged down in day to day running when software can really help us out. If a grown adult cannot be rational then there is little we can do...
On your point of an account being hacked, we have already contacted every member that had a password the same as their username and changed it for them, also new registrations are no longer permitted to have the same username and password and we now use security token sessions to stop any XSS cross site scripting which is how people took control of your accounts. We also heavily invested in a McAfee service to scan our entire site 3 times a day looking for vulnerabilities and/or links to viruses or scams posted to the site etc.
To reiterate this point again, if a member wants to delete their account for any reason whatsoever, we should let them, of course we don’t want people to feel that they have to leave and I would have to assume they had reported issues before deleting, however common reasons for leaving are: “sold my Alfa” “didn’t buy one in the end” or “Kurzon sending me dirty messages”
Hope his helps?