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Where did these members go?

  1. Jun 24, 2011 #1
    When I used to lurk around this forum about 2 years ago, I was frequently seeing users by the name of:

    - Chroot

    - Cyrus

    - a few others that I do not remember the name, but were fairly popular...

    Which leads me to ask what is the typical lifespan* of a PF member?

    *By lifepan I mean how many years did they typically stay on Physics Forums.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
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  3. Jun 24, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Roughly 75 years, a bit higher for women.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2011 #3
    lol - by lifepan I meant how many years did they typically stay on Physics Forums.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2011 #4
    pf members are volatile in nature.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2011 #5
    I signed on in the first month, I believe.

    They come and they go.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 #6

    Pythagorean

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    and a bit lower for lefthanders :/
     
  8. Jun 25, 2011 #7
    Oh, them. I know who you mean.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2011 #8
    They may have been kicked out from this forum.




    And some may be back again with different names.


    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 25, 2011 #9

    Borek

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    Not that hard to check, just some searching and browsing. Yes, being a Mentor or Admin helps a bit, as we have access to better tools, but locating a profile of a member with thousands of posts if pretty easy https://www.physicsforums.com/memberlist.php [Broken].

    Technically they are still with us: Cyrus and chroot.

    My understanding is that Cyrus - after getting his PhD - invested his time into creating some kind of business enterprise and has no time to post, although he still occasionally lurks here. I believe he posted this kind of information somewhere, or at least it was easy to read between the lines. Chroot retired from Admin duties several weeks ago, but I see him lurking as well. After all, while PF is a great place to spend your time, it doesn't feed you, so no wonder people are investing their time in other, more lucrative things.
     
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  11. Jun 25, 2011 #10
    Since PF is around for some while, are there any all-time favorites or very memorable members that no more lurk around?

    I want to search some names and read there old posts. It's a bit sad that probably a lot of terrific posts are hidden and forgotten somewhere. (Which is, as far as I can tell the biggest weakness of such forums..)

    So give us some names!
     
  12. Jun 25, 2011 #11

    Pengwuino

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    I call BS. I think he's in jail :biggrin:
     
  13. Jun 25, 2011 #12

    Evo

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    You can read GD Classics to find many great threads with contributions of former members.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=42220
     
  14. Jun 25, 2011 #13

    G01

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    Unfortunately, the real world interferes. Sometimes members, no matter how dedicated, have other priorities.

    I didn't post at all during my first year in grad school. I know Pengwuino was away for a while way back when. Thankfully, we both found our way back. :)
     
  15. Jun 25, 2011 #14

    Borek

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    Nothing beats tribdog's carpet adventure.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2011 #15

    rhody

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    Borek,

    Linky ? Pleaseeee...

    Rhody... o:)
     
  17. Jun 25, 2011 #16

    Evo

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  18. Jun 25, 2011 #17

    drizzle

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    Where's tribdog?
     
  19. Jun 25, 2011 #18

    Evo

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    He was here recently.
     
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