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#101 2006-01-07 00:45:45

Josh Cryer
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Posts: 3,830

Re: New Message Board Software

Dec '05 was our busiest month since the rovers, with over 36k daily average (one day, Dec 17th, we had 98k hits, I wish I had stats from the rover days). I think it might have been due to people having free time on their hands, plus the Sucide Thread making it onto a popular site. It's too early to tell but our daily average so far for Jan is fluctuating between 17-19k hits a day. 15k hits was our fall average, so nice to see.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#102 2006-01-10 09:27:22

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

Having a little pseudo-hiatus here, just letting you guys know. I'll be checking in, but not posting, so if you see my little admin thing and wonder why I haven't said anything, you'll know why. Not that I've really been posting much anyway.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#103 2006-01-10 09:55:06

clark
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Re: New Message Board Software

Thank god. I thought he would never shut up.

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#104 2006-01-10 11:40:27

Rxke
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Re: New Message Board Software

Bzzzzt.

"Clark'": expect a visit from the Feds. You know why.  lol

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#105 2006-01-10 12:55:29

clark
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Re: New Message Board Software

Nah, I'm golden when it comes to annoying Josh. He knows my real name, thus I am not anonymous, thus I cannot be prosecuted under that particualr law.

Of course I should probably be locked up anyway, but for entirely different reasons.  lol

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#106 2006-01-10 13:22:32

Rxke
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Re: New Message Board Software

entirely different treasons?  :?

(ouch, that was soooooo lame... )

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#107 2006-01-10 13:33:04

clark
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Re: New Message Board Software

That was Pun-tastic!  tongue

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#108 2006-01-15 05:07:51

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

Look at this.

Dude. This too.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#109 2006-01-15 06:07:07

Rxke
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Posts: 3,667

Re: New Message Board Software

whoa.

But... When I type in mars wiki or mars+wiki in my searchbox (Firefox, so Google powered) it doesn't list the wiki at the top at all...  :?

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#110 2006-01-15 10:36:20

John Creighton
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Registered: 2001-09-04
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Re: New Message Board Software

whoa.

But... When I type in mars wiki or mars+wiki in my searchbox (Firefox, so Google powered) it doesn't list the wiki at the top at all...  :?

To get to the top of a Google search what we need to do is have many places link to our site. So if we want to raise the status of the wiki everyone could put the new mars wiki in there signature whenever they go to a different discussion forum.

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#111 2006-01-22 06:34:04

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

We're already ranked really high on google, first hit for "mars forum" and fourth hit for "mars wiki." I think it's really great, and one of these days I'm going to do something about it (like, eh, change the templates on the wiki, and maybe add a different template to the forums). It does explain why we have so many hits, though (the primary search referral is generally "mars forum." Brings lots of hits).

But you can add us if you want, I don't think I can link back to you, however (I don't own this site, and since it's a Mars Society site, I would have to get permission, etc), but it would be fine if you made your own post talking about your products. Tell us why you made the company, etc.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#112 2006-02-01 14:54:33

Josh Cryer
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Posts: 3,830

Re: New Message Board Software

Jan. was the busiest month since Augest of last year, it seems the winter/fall 'lull' (if you can consider 18k hits a day a lull) is over. With over 22k hits a day average, we really are doing nicely. smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#113 2006-02-01 15:13:14

Rxke
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Re: New Message Board Software

I wonder how many hits came from our friendly guest...

Josh, there's now guest not spam but garbage-posts in New Mars Articles too... How's that possible?

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#114 2006-02-01 20:58:24

Josh Cryer
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Posts: 3,830

Re: New Message Board Software

New Mars Articles has been opened, too, just no one has been exploi-erm, using it. I'll think about closing it.

BTW, to do mass deletions, you can click on the "moderate this forum" button at the bottom right, just a tip.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#115 2006-03-31 09:09:01

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

We're 14k hits shy of getting a million hits for March. We've grown at about 100k hits a month since January... amazing. Is it the wiki? I dunno. But it's awesome.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#116 2006-03-31 09:14:27

Rxke
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From: Belgium
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Re: New Message Board Software

:shock:  wow  8)

Only this morning, I was half thinking about starting a topic about how we got less visitors; I guess I am sorely mistakken, heehee!

I really thought the board was slowly wilting... But then again, I don't spend as much time on it as I used to, too many other things (building simple robots-finally- amongst others, but always thinking about that rusty ball, how they'd fare there...)

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#117 2006-03-31 10:22:56

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

Same here, I have been super duper busy working on stuff. I would've loved to be here for the SpaceX thing, the solar eclipse, etc. There is a lot of great stuff happening in the space sector. smile

Granted about 10% of the hits are google, but still, there is definitely growth.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#118 2006-03-31 11:21:53

Rxke
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From: Belgium
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Re: New Message Board Software

I missed AND SpaceX AND the (partial) Eclipse. The eclipse I even only heard about when it was on the eveningnews :oops:

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#119 2006-04-01 13:32:12

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

1,010,334 hits for March! smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#120 2006-04-01 15:26:19

Rxke
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From: Belgium
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Posts: 3,667

Re: New Message Board Software

cool I miss the :band: emoticons from the former board....

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#121 2006-09-24 13:32:46

maxie
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Registered: 2005-02-15
Posts: 84

Re: New Message Board Software

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database

This happened 7 minutes ago. Stayed like this for at least 3-4 minutes.

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#122 2006-09-24 16:15:02

noosfractal
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Re: New Message Board Software

I've been getting this regularly as well.


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#123 2006-09-24 17:18:54

Josh Cryer
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Re: New Message Board Software

Our host is really crappy. sad That happens when the forum cannot connect to the MSQL database. I'll do a cleanup and see if that helps.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#124 2006-10-15 23:06:08

noosfractal
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Re: New Message Board Software

I know phpBB isn't all rainbows, but what do you think - is it the best of the bunch out there - or is the grass greener with some other BB software?


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