Will 5890 MR User Record Stand?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by xsedrinam, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Is there enough interesting and new stuff to be released at WWDC 2006 this week to cause a topple of the MR user online record currently at 5890? What's your prediction?
     

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  2. ModestPenguin macrumors 6502

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    mmmmm the magic 8 ball says 6821

    yes that will do
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    the user online record is probably artificially low since the server ends up crashing when it gets that high.

    This time we have more resources, but I don't know if it will be enough.

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  4. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not that it would make much difference, but I wonder if this might have been more correctly asked in the Site and Forum Feedback section?
     
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Assuming the server doesn't crash, the record will be beaten tomorrow.
     
  6. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    Car to venture a numbered guess? As Arn mentioned, they're better armed for incoming this time. Still it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
     
  7. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I predict the record will be shattered.

    9,000+
     
  8. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    11:45 ET - and it's at 1845, already. Interesting, 'tars have been temporarily disabled in anticipation of incoming. Navigating around seems smooth though.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Simply? No.

    Apple is gaining traction in the mindshare of the up-and-coming age of kids, and the general public alike. Interest in these matters will lead them to converge on MR on an event day (+/- 2 days).
     
  10. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    First session over: I can hear the rumbling sound of incoming. Catch ya' later.
     
  11. zach macrumors 65816

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  12. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    It might be helpful to have a link to the MR forums from macrumorslive.com? After the keynote is over, there was a window of time where macrumorslive.com was still up, most people left.
     
  13. Knox Administrator

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    That's intentional actually - the number of users on MacRumorsLive is an order of magitude above what the forums can realistically cope with [at the moment]. A link to the forums was given soon after the keynote finished in January and the forums didn't recover for several hours.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I plan on having children at some stage. On that day, I expect them all to join MacRumors and start posting. Hopefully this won't see the demise of MacRumors.
     
  15. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Aww... I can't wait to see all the little mad-jewligans runnin' around this place!

    Back on-topic, I'm anxiously awaiting the stats from this year's MRLive "broadcast". Was the threshold reached? How high did we go?
     
  16. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    Currently at 3129 on board and it's just 6:46 on the West Coast. Maybe today is the day to top 5890?
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The record will stand because this media event just isn't interesting enough to warrant any more attention than it's getting.

    If the rumour sites ALL reported that they were releasing new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro form factors, an Apple TiVo type device, and true video iPod, and some other things at WWSF 2007 or whatever, then I'd believe that record would be shattered.

    The only reason it might be broken is because there are more members and more Mac users than before.

    No, it'll only be the demise of quality on this board. :p
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Captain, I cannae hold it much longer!
    I cannae push her any further or she'll explode!



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  19. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    3223 was the latest peak I saw, about 10 minutes or so ago.
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't think that iTunes 7 will be enough for a new record.
     
  21. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nope, looks like it'll take a bigger event. 3619 was the highest (I saw) at rush hour about 45-50 minutes ago.
     

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  22. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    So will it be MWSF 07. If the rumors confirm a true Video iPod and an iPhone along with Leopard and MBP redesign to be announced on MWSF, it`ll definitely beat that 5890 mark:D . And by miiiiiiiiiiles too.:D
     
  23. Knox Administrator

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    We peaked about 4,500 prior to the event. We usually avoid linking to the forums immediately afterwards so we probably waited a bit too long this time. I have been making some changes to the servers & code to allow for far greater numbers of users - hence the lack of any busy messages (for the majority of the time at least) this event. Next time I think we'll be a bit braver :)
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I have almost never seen you before, and you're a mod? :confused:
     

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