Number of Members...

Discussion in 'Community' started by Mr. Anderson, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #1
    Seems things have been a little more active lately - we're over 18,000 registered members......

    last July 23rd we had 10,000 members - right before MWNY we got 1000s in a few days. That might happen again for WWDC.....

    Doubling our members in less than a year - wow!

    D :D
     
  2. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Are unused accounts purged after a period of inactivity?
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #3
    Inactive accounts don't get purged, they just sit in the database.

    It's amazing to have seen the growth over the past 1.5 years though. Macrumors has come a long way. ;)
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    #4
    i thought it was interesting to see that someone signed up under "hitman"... after hitman changed his name to job... kinda confusing heh. i wonder if any other past used names will get retaken.
     
  5. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    #5
    I think inactive members should be removed after about a year of not posting at all.

    But it is great to see MR grow.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #6
    Ha, I think that may eventually happen, although if someone takes DukeStreet they better have a really good reason ;)

    D
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Hopefully they're semi-literate new members taking over these old names, it would be strange to see fluff brained people using these old names.

    Or would it?

    Quick somebody tell MrBongHits that the name DukeStreet is available... :p
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    i think sometimes active members should be removed..... just for fun...


    the problem with your suggestion is that during busy times i think arn may require you to be a member to view the forums... which is one reason the membership shot up last time. so, to remove someone just because they only come to read because of the rules set up by arn would be kinda dumb.


    sun baked- are you saying that mr.bonghits is fluff brained?!??!!? ;)
     
  9. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    hah, what would you do about that? abuse your mod powers? you don't have control over accounts like that though, do you? or would you just ban him?

    hey, there you go. you could create an account called dukestreet and ban it, then no one could use it :)
     
  10. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    dukestreet is still in some of the lists, posts and threads, that doesn't change.

    I'd reason with the individual in this case.

    Who knows, I might change back one day - probably not though...

    D
     
  11. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Good to see more people are registering. I think when I registered in January there were about 14,000 something people registered. It was right before MWSF so a lot of people probably registered then, too.
     
  12. vniow macrumors G4

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    Anybody else notive a lot more Demis that usual?

    Looks like linking it from the main page did some good..[​IMG]
     
  13. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    yeah, there's more than ever (of course)... what's interesting is that the bulk of the recent new contributors are pretty quiet in general. including one person who has only one post (at least when i checked)... pretty cool sign for arn.
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Yes I'm also happy to see the increase in members, it's all due to the great work of arn. It will also be helpful to arn that more are contributing, so he can make the need upgrades to capacity of servers.
     
  15. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    it'll be the next .com rush of 98 - people will be selling macrumors names in 5 years time
     
  16. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    #16
    i can't wait.... i'll have to keep posting so I can increase the value on my name.
     
  17. Dignan macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    Well, didnt they do a thing where you only saw the forums if you were a member?

    -Frog
     
  18. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    #18
    that would probably make even more dormant accounts since there are a number of lurkers still on the boards
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: tazo=gr8 name

    [​IMG] Wow tazo...

    That signature, it's almost as distracting as your tar.

    I actually had to hit the quote button to see if you said anything in your post, only to find out you really didn't say anything.
     
  20. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    Well, new members are good for thesite (re-enforce the community) but perhaps bad in other ways (Spamming) but the mods will be able to take care of that.

    Let's just hope that some of these new mebers contribute.
     
  21. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    #21
    Anyone know which is the largest mac community on-line? I use the OSX Audio forums, and browse a few others, but I'm only a paid-up memebr here.

    Best on the net in IMO.
     
  22. firewizard macrumors member

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    #22
    well i try and contibute, but me being so young(17) i usually just read and learn from the older more knowlegable members here.

    so maybe one day as i age and learn more ill be able to contribute to this great site
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    #23
    It appears to me that the number of contributors has increased recently. It's the result of arn's hard work!
     
  24. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    Heh i hope that for every ten Members taht Join that 1 of them would contribute, in the money sense, as I am sure Arn's Servers are really taking a hit with all the new people. ( I Don't have access to a credit card...yet)
     
  25. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #25
    Oh boy! MacRumorsCyberSquatting! I guess I'll sign up for the names Wal-Mart, General Motors, Exxon Mobil, Ford, and General Electric and then wait for them to come calling with their checkbooks open!
     

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