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#1 2015-02-02 13:34:47

JoshNH4H
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From: Pullman, WA
Registered: 2007-07-15
Posts: 2,526
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Reviving an Old Tradition

In order to keep track of forum activity, I used to post the number of topics, users, and posts on the first of each month.  I'm going to do that again.

As of today, February 2, 2015 at 14:30 EST:

Total number of registered users: 44,706
Total number of topics: 5,926
Total number of posts: 121,945

Note that that includes this post.

We're about to hit the magic number of 123,456 posts once again XD.  1511 posts to go, so perhaps a couple months?


-Josh

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#2 2015-02-02 13:41:30

JoshNH4H
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

The Wayback Machine's last archive of the Newmars homepage was on December 18, 2014.  On that day it recorded the following information:

Total number of registered users: 25,461
Total number of topics: 5,835
Total number of posts: 120,098

In the intervening 46 days we have had 1,848 posts (including this one).  This is 40.2 posts per day.  We've also seen the creation of just under 100 topics and about 20,000 newly registered users.


-Josh

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#3 2015-02-02 14:43:58

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,658

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Impressive, wow, really I'm impressed!

But...

JoshNH4H wrote:

about 20,000 newly registered users.

did those all pass a turing test?

Last edited by Rxke (2015-02-02 14:44:41)


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#4 2015-02-02 18:33:17

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

I believe not as the old forum had alot of dead wood and spammers lurking for there respective chance to wreek havoc....

As for individual post to the forum, I was in the top 5 as I recall with nearly 10,000 posts for a late comer to the forum in those days as it had already been active in other formats well be for 2001'ish...

Another tradition was to generate a summary of the topic back in the early days...which was a link on the home page on the most active topics.

Last edited by SpaceNut (2015-02-02 18:35:40)

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#5 2015-02-02 19:41:49

JoshNH4H
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From: Pullman, WA
Registered: 2007-07-15
Posts: 2,526
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Rxke wrote:

Impressive, wow, really I'm impressed!

But...

JoshNH4H wrote:

about 20,000 newly registered users.

did those all pass a turing test?

I could only imagine not-- But in order to get the right to post new users have to physically (so to speak) send an email to JoshCryer.  This is de facto a turing test. 

I heard Google's developing a CATCHPA that only tests you if there's something odd with your mouse clicking.  I'd like to get one of those.

SpaceNut-

Naturally I'm even more of a neophyte than you, but there was a lot to be said for the old board.  I'm sure JBurk would be open to reviving some of those traditions


-Josh

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#6 2015-02-03 00:58:18

Rxke
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Posts: 3,658

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

JoshNH4H wrote:

I'm sure JBurk would be open to reviving some of those traditions

Oh, that'd be nice.

/pokes fireplace, adjusts blanket over knees:/

"Back in the days, it was a tradition, you know.... When we caught 'em trolls, we'd chuck 'em right outa the airlock, I tellya!"


"Aaaah... Those were the days, I remember all these hills were red...."

/cackles dementedly/


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#7 2015-02-03 08:12:02

JoshNH4H
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From: Pullman, WA
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Rxke wrote:
JoshNH4H wrote:

I'm sure JBurk would be open to reviving some of those traditions

Oh, that'd be nice.

/pokes fireplace, adjusts blanket over knees:/

"Back in the days, it was a tradition, you know.... When we caught 'em trolls, we'd chuck 'em right outa the airlock, I tellya!"


"Aaaah... Those were the days, I remember all these hills were red...."

/cackles dementedly/

/Consults Wikipedia/

Wut wud happn if I through sum exotic matter in2 this here fireplace?

/Makes 2,000 more posts/

Ah yes, the old days...


-Josh

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#8 2015-02-03 09:07:11

Terraformer
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From: Lancashire
Registered: 2007-08-27
Posts: 3,163
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

*proposes replacing Ceres' core with 16 Psyche*


"I guarantee you that at some point, everything's going to go south on you, and you're going to say, 'This is it, this is how I end.' Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work." - Mark Watney

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#9 2015-02-03 09:10:47

JoshNH4H
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Terraformer wrote:

*proposes replacing Ceres' core with 16 Psyche*

That's obviously impossible because 16 Psyche is on the totally opposite side of the Sun right now, Duh


-Josh

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#10 2015-03-06 00:33:05

JoshNH4H
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From: Pullman, WA
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Posts: 2,526
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

As of today, Friday March 6, 2015:

Total number of registered users: 47,322
Total number of topics: 5,946
Total number of posts: 122,406

Including this one.  In the 32 days since my last update there have been 461 posts, or 14.4 ppd


-Josh

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#11 2015-05-08 20:08:15

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

I see that the website is still gaining members at about 80-100 everyday it would seem, with still no posts for many....

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#12 2015-05-18 17:00:34

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
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Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

I am a little shocked that there has been silience for the past 3 days and I guess that I will poke the topics that are in the news to help keep discusion going. That is sort of my tradition that I seem to have been a part of....

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#13 2015-05-18 17:29:01

RobertDyck
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Posts: 5,862
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Free Chat (now Not So Free Chat) had a thread for misc stuff. What are we doing lately. This weekend I gave a talk at a local science fiction convention. Would like to elaborate further. Where do I post that?

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#14 2015-05-18 17:43:20

SpaceNut
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Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Sounds to me that you have picked the right place to post the topic of "local science fiction convention" in the Free chat (now Not So Free Chat) forum. I would join in at least for a few posts....

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#15 2015-06-08 20:43:44

SpaceNut
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Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

SpaceNut wrote:

I see that the website is still gaining members at about 80-100 everyday it would seem, with still no posts for many....

The new joinies are still flocking into the data base of users at about the same rate as previously meantioned...  and yet I seem to be the only one here.....

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#16 2015-07-02 18:59:49

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

I just did a look to see how many new members have joined but have not posted a word to any topics.
Since 3-15-2015 there is a total of 19 pages at 50 newly registered members and at the 90 day mark there is 175 pages which means from page 176 to 197 these accounts should be removed to keep any attempt to crash the site or to corrupt the data base chances to a bit lower value.....

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#17 2017-06-01 17:40:27

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Well today is 6-1-17 and the benchmark of new topics and members continues to grow....

Total number of registered users: 2,134
Total number of topics: 6,438
Total number of posts: 136,924

I see that the numbers of members are lower since removing the non posters from the ranks of the numbers.

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#18 2017-06-09 18:03:59

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Here is another forum factoid as reviewed and counted in that we have 20 plus pages of 50 registered members that for the most part have zero posts to the forum since the beginning of the year when we wiped out a large number of the non posters from the user list.

Total number of registered users: 2,211
Total number of topics: 6,442
Total number of posts: 137,125

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#19 2017-06-15 21:55:05

jburk
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 148
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Re: Reviving an Old Tradition

Hi SpaceNut,

I'll spend some time this weekend cleaning out the non-posted users.  Just FYI, there are a bunch of security checks in place to ensure these non-posters can't do anything bad to the site.  Tweaking all the settings & technology to ensure that only real people that intend to contribute and not to spam is an ongoing effort...


James Burk | Webmaster & IT Director | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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