60,000 Forum Members

We have 60,000 memebers. :slight_smile:

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

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


DD
-Caveat-Hardware-Software-

  • 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! :slight_smile:

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?”

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


DD
-Caveat-Hardware-Software-

We can’t expect everyone is eager to help others.

Not bad, but 60000 is an indicator that people are finding and using the forums in high numbers, and it’s a good yardstick.

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. :slight_smile:

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

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. :slight_smile:

you are right, it is as ‘fun’ a number as the rack up made by distrowatch…

and, just as meaningful…


DD
-Caveat-Hardware-Software-

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. :slight_smile:
>
> 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

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

60.000 is as debatable as 50.000, as 40.000 and so on. All numbers are debatable. Yet, personally I regard this as another virtual milestone that the community has passed. Celebrating “a lot”, or “growth in a non-descriptive way” don’t mean anything either.

So: congrats to all of us !!! Cheers

Hi
Also we are running about 8% active membership which is higher than
other forums :wink:

Congratulations on another openSUSE Forum milestone :slight_smile:


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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On 2011-07-06 20:29, Jim Henderson wrote:
> 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).

But they might be registering for something else different than the forum:
it is a common register for all.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 22:38:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

> On 2011-07-06 20:29, Jim Henderson wrote:
>> 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).
>
> But they might be registering for something else different than the
> forum: it is a common register for all.

But the forum counter only counts people who actually access the forum.

IOW, it’s not a counter of Novell Login registrations, is explicitly a
count of user IDs that have accessed the forum specifically. When you
access the forum the first time, the username info (and a little other
info) is pulled into the vBulletin database.

That’s the record that’s counted. Novell’s website has far, far more
than 60,000 people registered in it.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On 06/07/2011 11:36, Lazy Kent wrote:
> We have 60,000 memebers. :slight_smile:
>
> ‘[image:
> http://storage3.static.itmages.ru/i/11/0706/s_1309946808_d2e10c3272.png]’
> (http://itmages.ru/image/view/225943/d2e10c32)

Presumably that doesn’t count those of us who prefer using
nntp://forums.opensuse.org/ ?

On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 17:11:25 +0000, Chris Hills wrote:

> On 06/07/2011 11:36, Lazy Kent wrote:
>> We have 60,000 memebers. :slight_smile:
>>
>> ‘[image:
>> http://storage3.static.itmages.ru/i/11/0706/[/color]
s_1309946808_d2e10c3272.png]’
>> (http://itmages.ru/image/view/225943/d2e10c32)
>
>
> Presumably that doesn’t count those of us who prefer using
> nntp://forums.opensuse.org/ ?

If you link your NNTP credentials to your web credentials, it does.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On 23/07/2011 18:35, Jim Henderson wrote:
> If you link your NNTP credentials to your web credentials, it does.

I don’t have any credentials. I read and post anonymously (with regards
to authentication).

On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 17:41:34 +0000, Chris Hills wrote:

> On 23/07/2011 18:35, Jim Henderson wrote:
>> If you link your NNTP credentials to your web credentials, it does.
>
> I don’t have any credentials. I read and post anonymously (with regards
> to authentication).

I didn’t mean you authenticate to the NNTP server - but you link the e-
mail address in your posting profile to your Novell/openSUSE Login.
There’s an item in the FAQ about how to do this so your posts count in
the statistics.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C