We're cookin... We should hit 100,000 in about 300 days.
Nice! When do we break the internet record for most members on a forum?
Several forums I visit have over 80,000 members. :)
Unless Greg does another inactive account dump.
It always amazed me that how we never increase our # of users online. We must be attracting as many as we detract! We add 30-40 new users a day, but our # online at any time has been constant for years.
I've noticed that also. We get a lot of new people that are active and they seem to take up for the ones that have gotten busy and can't spend as much time online as they used to. Odd that the number active stays pretty static.
I always wondered if a lot has to do with students registering to get help on a single problem. Homework help is our busiest forum in the number of threads.
I would bet that it does.
It seems that there are a lot of people that do this exact thing, and never come back after their problem is answered or their physics class is over.
I once checked the new membership rate, I think between 40-50,000, and got close to 100 per day. Since then I have checked a number of times and it was holding pretty constant. Are you averaging over the entire life of the forum?
I wonder what percentage of our membership logs on every time? it may be that our active users count is more representitive of members traffic than the logged-on members count. Of course there is a high percentage of bots or spiders, or whatever.
We've added 46 members in the last nine hours.
does this forums have any invite feature ?
It still seem to check out.
Members: 70,115: That's 98 in 23 hours.
It would be interesting to see how many of the members, since the inception, have less that 20 posts.
I can do those kinds of queries, FredGarvin. I'll need a bit though.
Users who have never posted: 40,520
Users who have posted fewer than 10 times: 62,724
Users who have posted fewer than 20 times: 65,698
Users who have posted more than 500 times: 313
Users who have posted more than 1,000 times: 154
Users who have posted more than 5,000 times: 17
40,000, that's a lot. So it's actually 30,000 doing the writing and to be fair only about 1000 of them keep PF going.
Wow, you're one of the top 17. Where is that bowing smiley?
I was top poster for about 2 weeks right after Greg decided to cut the posts from Politics and World Affairs from the personal post count. Now that's something that needs a bowing smiley. Anyway, statistics are not relevant. Content is all that matters.
So, what you're saying is, size doesn't matter.
I just WON't go into that sort of an argument.
P.S. Do you remember the sex threads in the GD we had in 2003 and 2004 ?
Except on www.statisticsforum.com
I can understand the 25,000 or so who have posted at least once, yet fewer than 20 times -- they're probably just passing through looking for homework help. I don't really know why we have 40,000 users who have registered and never posted, though.
How many of the 40,000 users are active visitors, a large portion might be lurkers that register but never actually post.
Number of users with fewer than 20 posts, join date more than a year ago, most recent visit within the last month: 220
Number of users with fewer than 20 posts, join date more than a month ago, most recent visit within the last month: 880
There is no doubt that we have a much higher view rate for active threads than ever before. Some threads in S&D have gotten 400 views per post. Not that long ago, I guess within the last two years, more than 100 views per post was a real rarity. And I know that my last post in the Hydrogen thread in engineering was followed by over 2000 views. We never saw numbers even close to this in the past. For at least a couple of years, many threads, maybe most, averaged 10 views per post.
Also, for a long time the typical poll in S&D topped out at about twenty or thirty votes, and our latest one has 129 votes.
Thanks for doing the query Chroot. I may be putting my normally pessimistic slant on things, but I don't see reasons for celebration here. Only a small fraction of people really keep this board going. The rest really do appear, to me, to be people looking for quick homework help. There aren't that many people that are here to really discuss and learn on a regular basis.
Do the big numbers help the site in any way, i.e. with Google hits?
Again, there may be relatively few users who keep the forum going, but you have to consider quality as well as quantity. The users that do keep this forum running put a lot of time into it. Even if we had triple the amount of regular posters, it wouldn't make a difference if they didn't uphold the guidelines, help others with homework, keep the discussions civil and educated. (The moderators do do this, but I'm talking about the members who don't need to be babysat by the moderators.) If we had triple the regular posters, but they didn't act as our few regular posters act now, it would make the forum worse.
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