MacRumors Reaches 150,000 Members

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  1. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    MacRumors has reached yet another noteworthy milestone: the 150,000th forum registration.

    The rate of new registrations increased dramatically in June 2007 as the release of the iPhone approached and has remained at high levels since then, resulting in an extremely rapid rise in total registrations in recent months.

    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
    Jun 2007: 110,000 members
    Aug 2007: 120,000 members
    Oct 2007: 130,000 members
    Nov 2007: 140,000 members
    Jan 2008: 150,000 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.
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Great news :)


    Any details possible on members active in the last few months? Not just posts, but activity such as logging in and just viewing?
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Looks like the rate of growth has been relatively steady since the iPhone came out with each 10,000 mark taking a couple of months to achieve.

    Pretty good going though given that you can browse and search the site without having to register - unlike some. ;)
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    About 38K members have posted in the past six months, but I don't know how many simply logged in.
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

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    which means you suck. :p

    i'd assume that only the gods could tell, as they can do funny things with SQL. ;)
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    This is nice to see - especially that about 25% of those members have actively posted recently, which I imagine is a reasonably good percentage relative to other major forums.
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    MacRumors: All about the retention :)
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I do indeed. :eek:

    There must be some way to do it without checking every single profile.

    But, if that's what must be done to answer your question, it must be done. :)
     
  9. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Let me be the first to say, why don't we just get the gods to run an SQL query?

    Or do you have that much time on your hands to be able to trail through 150,000 accounts to see when they were last on? :p
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Now that's what I call dedication. :)

    Any idea when you'll be done with this minor task? :p
     
  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    AFAIR Its better than the rate we used to have here.
     
  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Depends on how long it takes the code to run.

    With MWSF coming up and the load on the servers? Probably March or so.
    I think the fact that we now pay the interesting members to post has really helped a lot.
     
  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well clearly not all of them, I don't get paid anything :p.
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  16. bigandy macrumors G3

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    That's definitely one of the reasons I'm still around and posting. :D

    But that's because you're not interesting enough. We have an interesting-o-meter, which, unfortunately, gave you only a 79% rate of interestingness as an average from all your posts. Shame, because the requirement is 97.1%.

    :p


    now, rdowns, be nice to the mods! ;)
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm always nice to the female mods.
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That was fast, it was about 10,000 shy a few days ago.
     
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  20. WildCowboy thread starter Administrator/Editor

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    I can't answer that question directly with the tools immediately available to me, but I can tell you that we have about 5,000-6,000 registered members visit the forums on an average day.
     
  21. Raid macrumors 68020

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    When I saw this thread I was expecting to see Doctor Q take the lead on this, I guess he now has apprentices! As for checking "last log in" to get an idea of how many users have logged in in the past X months couldn't you run a script like
    from table where last visited date > some date? I guess it all depends on how and where the "last visited" date is stored... it would be interesting!


    I assume Mad Jew isn't on the payroll, he'd bankrupt MR in a matter of days. ;)
     
  22. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, yes... if I could access the SQL. I can't. I surf just like any of the rest of the non-admins. :)
     
  23. emw macrumors G4

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    Well, perhaps not just like any of the rest of us, Mr. "Depends on how long it takes the code to run." ;)
     
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  25. emw macrumors G4

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    The admins probably cleared out some trouble-makers recently. Watch out.

    ;)
     

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