MacRumors Reaches 100 Thousand Members

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors, having just celebrated its 7th birthday, has reached yet another noteworthy milestone: the 100 thousandth forum registration.

    Dates of previous membership count milestones:
    Jul 2002: 10,000 members
    Aug 2003: 20,000 members
    Feb 2004: 30,000 members
    Sep 2004: 40,000 members
    Apr 2005: 50,000 members
    Oct 2005: 60,000 members
    Mar 2006: 70,000 members
    Aug 2006: 80,000 members
    Nov 2006: 90,000 members
    Feb 2007: 100,000 members​
    Not all of these members are still active, of course, but it shows that the news, rumors, and discussions at MacRumors have continued to attract a larger and larger audience.

    Once again, we thank our members for their participation, and for making MacRumors a primary Internet destination.
     
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  3. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Being member 49896 I helped with the 50,000 mark haha.
     
  4. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Quite an impressive growth rate over the past 2-3 years.....Glad I'm a part of it.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Uh... looks like we're about 150 members short of 100,00, Q.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Member numbers, MacRumors statistics numbers, and Members List numbers will all be slightly different due to differences in how they count things. Members have been banned, have been accorded guest status, have registered but never confirmed their registration via the e-mail message they received, etc. But member numbers is the least stringent method of determining the number of members we've had, and that has reached 100,000.

    We'll of course have additional parties when the forums front page reaches 100,000 and the Members List reaches 100,000...we really like to have parties around here. :D
     
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    Yay, another important milestone in MR history! :D :)
     
  9. shecky Guest

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    so in terms of rumor maketshare, where does that put us? do we now account for more than 5% of the rumor forum members in the world? how are we doing in the educational rumor forum member marketshare?


    :D
     
  10. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Being member 540 helped with the 600 mark! ;)

    I'm glad that MR has continued to grow. It's been an internet destination of mine for 6.5 years!
     
  11. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you see your member number?
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just hover over your name. You are 24643
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    What percentage of these 100,000 members do you reckon are active? Based on a quick sampling of the membership list, I'd guess something on the order of 1-2%. A remarkable percentage never post at all, something like 80%.
     
  14. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I'll have to check out what number I am again.

    Yep, I helped out with the 40,000 mark.
     
  15. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    We haven't tried to track "active" users. If we did, I would consider a member active if they visited the site within a certain recent time period, whether they posted or not. We have members who joined earlier this year and haven't visited since, while other members joined in 2000 and still lurk regularly.
     
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    The Members List includes members from only certain membership classes. It excludes not only banned members, but other groups as well, such as members who never completed the registration process, and those who are still in the process of registering.
     
  18. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    So, the list includes 13,378 either naughty or negligent associates, too? And some say we're exclusive. Pshaw.
     
  19. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Why are we celebrating a 100,000 then? Shouldn't we wait until the member list actually shows 100,000? I mean considering those are not really active or even registered members.
     
  20. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    And to think, just 3 years ago I was declared member number 30,000.

    So, in the past three years MacRumors has had an average of 23,333 people sign up per year.

    Wow :eek:
     
  21. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    This is one of the only forums that I don't have multiple accounts on. Most others I have between 5 and 20. Maybe I should on here. :p Kidding.
     
  22. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    I don't mind if we celebrate again when the main forum page shows 100,000 members, and yet again when the Membership List reaches 100,000. Milestones are arbitrary points based on round numbers, and member numbers are the easiest to understand and track.

    To be precise, we have had 100,000 people begin the MacRumors registration process.

    Some forum systems require that you register to read the forums. Imagine how much higher our membership count would be if we had that requirement.
     
  23. vniow macrumors G4

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    You mean how this one was over 5 years ago? ;)
     
  24. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Back in the year 0 (on the MacRumors time scale), "Guest" members could post and a different forum software package was used. Maybe somebody will write a book or make a movie based on the thrilling history of these forums.
     
  25. stoid macrumors 601

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    I looked at my member number and was shocked to see 4093! I knew I registered a long time ago, just over five years ago in fact, but I didn't realize I was THAT old. Cheers!
     

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