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Old 11-01-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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we've now passed 20 000 registered members.

1. why don't we see them in the forum?(there are a few but not that many and you don't need to be a member to download so why join if you're not gonna post?)

2. why the sudden growth? (I know its a new site but like 60-70 new users a day is a little odd)

3. inactive users (for long periods) should maybe be removed from the list.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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1. why don't we see them in the forum?(there are a few but not that many and you don't need to be a member to download so why join if you're not gonna post?)
These are the lurkers. They rather listen than participating. Some are registered for years and made like 25 posts or so. If somebody is reticent I guess you can't blame him/her for that.
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2. why the sudden growth? (I know its a new site but like 60-70 new users a day is a little odd)
Reminds me of the number of unemplyed people in germany, but that's another story...
That is founded in how you count the members. Like bots shouldn't count. The forum is still a building site, so I guess that number will decrease when we're back on top.
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3. inactive users (for long periods) should maybe be removed from the list.
THAT'S a policy of the site actually. Normal users will never be removed from the board. They might return. I once talked to Kosta personally and he believes that it's better that way. Which is fine, I think.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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thanks for the explanation.
I also registered a few years ago and only made my first post a couple months ago (mainly due to not visiting the site in 2 years)

Just the sudden growth is a bit strange but i suppose it really does't matter something like 5000 in a few months.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:59 AM   #4
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we've now passed 20 000 registered members.

1. why don't we see them in the forum?(there are a few but not that many and you don't need to be a member to download so why join if you're not gonna post?)

2. why the sudden growth? (I know its a new site but like 60-70 new users a day is a little odd)

3. inactive users (for long periods) should maybe be removed from the list.
Abandonia has 20 000+ visitors daily. 60%+ are first time visitors. If 60-70 new users registered daily it's only about 5%. Not to much at all
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20.000+? Daily? \o/
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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20.000+? Daily? \o/
I would say: 20.000+?! We had about 100.000 for a long time.
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Nah that was the number of hits, unique visitors are something different.
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Nah that was the number of hits, unique visitors are something different.
As far as I can remember it was visits. Hits and page views were listed separately. But my memories could be wrong because of the eras that passed by.
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An there is EVEN a group of a**h*l*s that use double (or more) accounts to create mayhem on the boards.
Except the new system makes detecting them much, much easier.
And when we find them, a ban usually follows in next sixty seconds.
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2. why the sudden growth? (I know its a new site but like 60-70 new users a day is a little odd)

Do keep in mind that an amount of these users are RE-registering.
Some due to not knowing that they already have an account.
Some due to forgetting PassWords and not ask an admin/mod for replacements.
Some due to the fact that when we switched to the new site we had to reactivate our accounts. Some didn't had the respective e-mail addresses anymore. (and needed to be logged IN to tell Admins/mods about that)

An there is EVEN a group of a**h*l*s that use double (or more) accounts to create mayhem on the boards.
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