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    Thumbs up 60,000 Forum Members

    We have 60,000 memebers.


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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    On 07/06/2011 12:36 PM, Lazy Kent wrote:
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    > We have 60,000 memebers.


    true, *if* a person signs in, makes one post and never comes back should
    be called a "member".

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    * DenverD wrote, On 07/06/2011 12:49 PM:
    > true, *if* a person signs in, makes one post and never comes back should be called a "member".


    Party pooper! :-)

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 07/06/2011 12:36 PM, Lazy Kent wrote:
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    > We have 60,000 memebers.


    true, *if* a person signs in, makes one post and never comes back should
    be called a "member".
    It can be considered a milestone regardless of the number of posts. Or would you prefer criteria such as "at least ten posts" or "multiple threads?"

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    On 07/06/2011 04:36 PM, chief sealth wrote:

    > It can be considered a milestone regardless of the number of posts. Or
    > would you prefer criteria such as "at least ten posts" or "multiple
    > threads?"


    what is the purpose of a statistic if there is no meaning or usefulness
    in it?

    i mean, you correctly note that just counting "members" is of no value
    unless it has some meaning.....like, which is more meaningful: 100
    members who who come twice _every_ day and help others, or 100,000
    'members' who post one question, get answers and never come back....not
    even to say thank you?

    how about instead of 60k members, we crow about 1,019,039 posts, and
    counting?

    or, even more meaningful:
    - 250,000 questions answered, or
    - 2,000 bugs reported, or
    - like that

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    100
    members who who come twice _every_ day and help others, or 100,000
    'members' who post one question, get answers and never come back....not
    even to say thank you?
    We can't expect everyone is eager to help others.

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 07/06/2011 04:36 PM, chief sealth wrote:

    > It can be considered a milestone regardless of the number of posts. Or
    > would you prefer criteria such as "at least ten posts" or "multiple
    > threads?"


    what is the purpose of a statistic if there is no meaning or usefulness
    in it?

    i mean, you correctly note that just counting "members" is of no value
    unless it has some meaning.....like, which is more meaningful: 100
    members who who come twice _every_ day and help others, or 100,000
    'members' who post one question, get answers and never come back....not
    even to say thank you?

    how about instead of 60k members, we crow about 1,019,039 posts, and
    counting?

    or, even more meaningful:
    - 250,000 questions answered, or
    - 2,000 bugs reported, or
    - like that
    Not bad, but 60000 is an indicator that people are finding and using the forums in high numbers, and it's a good yardstick.

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:58:19 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > how about instead of 60k members, we crow about 1,019,039 posts, and
    > counting?


    Because surely then someone would start asking if that includes the spam
    posts that have been deleted. Can't please everyone.

    It's just a fun number; there's no need to rain on the parade.

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    On 07/06/2011 08:06 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > It's just a fun number; there's no need to rain on the parade.


    you are right, it is as 'fun' a number as the rack up made by distrowatch..

    and, just as meaningful..

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    Default Re: 60,000 Forum Members

    On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 18:19:26 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > On 07/06/2011 08:06 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:
    >> It's just a fun number; there's no need to rain on the parade.

    >
    > you are right, it is as 'fun' a number as the rack up made by
    > distrowatch..
    >
    > and, just as meaningful..


    More meaningful, in my view, for the reason chief sealth said (it's an
    indicator that people are finding the forums - and I'd add, taking the
    time to register, which usually is an indicator they have an interest in
    at least asking a question).

    Jim
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