1 million members on MacRumors?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by radhak, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. radhak macrumors regular

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    Eight years ago, I had wondered that we had got to 30,000 members on these forums : 30,000 Members here?


    Looks like we are now approaching a million members!

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    Again, maybe the millionth user to sign up should be greeted with a (virtual) pinyata exploding on-screen or something :)!

    (Is this the biggest forum in terms of members? Must be somewhere in the top?)
     
  2. macmacguy macrumors regular

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    Yep, we're getting close. A few months and we'll reach 1 million.
     
  3. radhak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I gotta confess I must have had a dyslexic moment when I posted this yesterday. I saw that first '1' also as a '9' , and thought it was a lot closer to a million already (999,918) :eek: !

    We can wait, I guess...
     
  4. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    It is one of the biggest, but far from the biggest. (link is slightly out of date on the #s).

    I am curious how many members are actually active?

    Wonder if the admins are planning anything? iPad giveaway or something? Free booze for all?
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    This made me wonder what number member I was.... It is cool how we're getting close to 1,000,000 members.
     
  6. radhak thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are #866430.

    If you hover your mouse over your username on the left, the link displayed on the status bar ends with the user number. I am #20855, and as yet, the 'oldest' of the posters in this thread :cool:!
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Thanks. And damn you have been here forever.
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Might have been here forever, but not exactly a prolific poster.
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    1,000,000 members, but only ~10% with >1 post. ;)
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ahem.
     
  11. iShater macrumors 604

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    *cough* *cough* :D
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    My reign as the oldest member in the thread was short but quite fulfilling. :D
     
  13. iShater macrumors 604

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    Depends if we are talking age or membership ;)

    I am almost a 1/5th of your posts though. wow. :eek:
     
  14. Cursor macrumors 6502

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    Beat you by a month!
     
  15. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    While this is a very impressive statistic - and MR is undoubtedly a growing and thriving site - I do have a number of slight reservations, in that I suspect that the number of almost one million makes it look a bit more populated than it actually is.

    Out of that almost one million members, I find myself wondering, firstly, how many are active members, that is, members who are both active and genuine, which brings me to my second observation and reservation which is, secondly, I'd be prepared to wager that a considerable number of that membership are those individuals who registered to post spam posts.

    Inevitably, they get noticed, and reported and banned. Are banned members - both spammers who have been reported and genuine members who have been banned also counted in this total of almost one million? In other words, does this statistic of almost one million include everyone who has ever opened an account, the inactive genuine members, the banned genuine members, and the countless number of accounts opened purely for the purpose of posting spam?
     
  16. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    I'm #286,499.

    Maybe I should find the account I originally had... I swear that was around the time of the original iPod.

    However, I didn't post much then though, it wouldn't be that easy to find. Lost the login/pass eons ago. Oh well.
     
  17. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Macrumors is one of the biggest Mac-related forums though, right?

    I remember joining years ago, right before I bought my first Powerbook.
     
  18. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    That's a pretty cool list. I'm kind of shocked that "bodybuilding.com" is so huge. Are there that many people that into bodybuilding who go onto forums to talk about it? Never even thought about it.

    But, holy crap 4chan...over 1.5 billion posts??
     
  20. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm a member of bodybuilding. Diet advice, workout advice, progress pics, etc. it's very informative
     
  21. iShater macrumors 604

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    Nice! I hovered around and read the forum before creating my user. I should have been quicker ;)
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    4chan has over 1.5 Billion posts due to its /b/ board. However, people rarely venture into the other (albeit not as Work Safe) boards which can be informative if filtered correctly.

    /g/ for example can be a great guide to computer hardware enthusiasts... however be warned, you have to really read through to sort out the idiotic postings.
     
  23. Astroboy907, Sep 26, 2014
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    Maybe, maybe not. Might be worth contacting the mods about to see if they can find anything, search accounts by email or whatnot!
    If it was indeed from the era of the original iPod you would be one of the firsts...

    But of course, this is coming from the #695,213th member...

    Edit: doing a quick advanced search shows an mjsmith and an agent_smith from around 2001... either yours?
     
  24. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I wonder how many of those people registered still visit. People eventually move on and lose interest.
     
  25. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I wonder how many of the million actually post?

    Edit: Jackie beat me to it
     

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