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Percentage of PF members with fewer than 3 posts?

  1. Oct 29, 2014 #1
    I'm curious what is the percentage (aprox) of PF members posting just 1 or 2 posts and never* post again?
    *Never means more than 1 year since last post
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2014 #2

    phinds

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    Yeah, I'm curious too. I suspect it's very high since "members" are kept on the books forever even if they posted once ten years ago.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2014 #3

    DaveC426913

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    Why poke that bear? PF has 250,000+ members. Do you really want to know if only 1% of them post more than once a year? :))
     
  5. Oct 29, 2014 #4

    phinds

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    Huh? Last time I saw figures was a couple of years ago and it was more like 350,000 as I recall and should be a lot more now. I COULD, of course, be delusional. It happens. o0)
     
  6. Oct 29, 2014 #5

    DaveC426913

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    Or it could be that, since it's been two years for me, my numbers are a little stale.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2014 #6

    phinds

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    Probably has something to do with time dilation. Have you been out gallivanting around near the speed of light again?
     
  8. Oct 29, 2014 #7

    DaveC426913

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    That would explain a few things. Everyone around me looks so old, but I still feel like I'm 18.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2014 #8

    mfb

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    UserIDs are at 528,xxx now, but only 170,315 member profiles still exist.

    We are at PostID 4,900,000 and most posts are from a small fraction of all users, so most of those 528,000 users never posted or just had 1-3 posts, but I don't have numbers. That is typical for internet forums.

    You can test it yourself: generate a random number between 1 and 528,000, check the user profile ( https://www.physicsforums.com/members/a.123456/ [Broken] ), see if it fits to whatever you want to look for. Repeat until you have enough data.
     
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  10. Oct 30, 2014 #9
    Yeah, I know. But I'm lazy to do it
     
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  11. Oct 31, 2014 #10

    Orodruin

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    My default random number is one: https://www.physicsforums.com/members/a.1/

    Community seems fine :p
     
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