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    Talking 40,000 Member Milestone

    From the forum home page today:

    Threads: 123,504, Posts: 698,364, Members: 40,000
    Another membership milestone of 40,000 members
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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    Nice, but I bet 90% of those are one-timers

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    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    Nice, but I bet 90% of those are one-timers
    Just looked at the member list, and there are 19,420 (48.55%) zero post zombies
    One-time single post members are 6,768 (16.92%).
    Two-timers with two posts are 3,639 (9.10%).

    Anyway, looks like you lost your bet
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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    A village with 40000 inhabitants, only 10% active in social life, is still a 40000 inhabitant village.

    Readers that joined may not have anything to post, yet they wanted to belong to the community. They might even be regular poster in other forums.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    A village with 40000 inhabitants, only 10% active in social life, is still a 40000 inhabitant village.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Readers that joined may not have anything to post, yet they wanted to belong to the community. They might even be regular poster in other forums.....
    I don't see why you would want to register if you don't have anything to post? You can read anything as a guest just fine.
    I just wanted to point out that I found it strange that there are so many people (about half of all members) who joined, just to disappear and never come back, without even doing a single post
    Are there any freebies or other things associated with just joining?
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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    You would be, you are surprised...

    There's a lot of forums that don't allow you to read all posts unless you become a member. That's one.

    Then there's people who feel they are a member of the community by signing up.

    And there's a kind of people who feel they give support by just signing up.
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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 21:06:02 +0000, Tokugawa-Ieyasu wrote:

    > Are there any freebies or other
    > things associated with just joining?


    Searching without entering a captcha.

    Remember as well that the login is the same as for www.novell.com - so if
    someone was logged into the novell.com website and then visited the
    forum, an account would be set up for them automatically on that first
    visit, regardless of whether they posted or not.

    Jim

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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    microchip8 wrote:
    > How come there's no German subforum


    there is a *full* German forum..

    go to http://forums.opensuse.org/
    press Ctrl+f (in firefox)
    type german
    see: Deutsch (German) (External Link) <http://www.linux-club.de/>

    it is (ironically) right above/over/before Hebrew..

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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    microchip8 wrote:
    > How come there's no German subforum


    there is a *full* German forum..

    go to http://forums.opensuse.org/
    press Ctrl+f (in firefox)
    type german
    see: Deutsch (German) (External Link) <http://www.linux-club.de/>

    it is (ironically) right above/over/before Hebrew..

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    I was asking about a *native* German subforum on *this* forum, like the ones for Hungarian and now French users.... not some link pointing to some 3rd party forum

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    Default Re: 40,000 Member Milestone

    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    I was asking about a *native* German subforum on *this* forum, like the ones for Hungarian and now French users.... not some link pointing to some 3rd party forum
    I understand but isn't re-use rather than re-invent a basic principle of Unix? If German speaking users are happy with what is on offer, why re-invent the wheel?

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