Back in the day we had made downloads available to members only for 3 days. During those days thousand people registered merely to download and never come back. We had also faced a problem with bouncing confirmation emails. Both reasons resulted in inactive members.
We don't want that. We rather see memberships decrease to less than 2k than have 3,5k ghosts. This is a step forward for us in an effort to shape a solid community with strictly active members who are here to join the talk and contribute.
If you encounter any problems with this cleanup situation, please contact us immediately! Thanks for your support and understanding.