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Title: Interesting stat
Post by: mrbowenz on September 12, 2010, 10:37:43 PM
I was curious about the readership on this forum and checked in on the member list stats( good # for a new forum I think ) , but one thing I have noticed not just here but many forums is the number of people who take the time to register , choose a user name , go through all the steps of signing up for a unique identity and never post a single "hello"  or comment.

So here on this forum we have 7817  members of which 6570 people who registered ,but never made a post .............yet ?

Just saying  :-X
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: MrNate on September 12, 2010, 11:00:11 PM
Maybe a lot of accounts created during testing? Or maybe a lot of people create an account, then read one of Weaze's posts. Or see one of his pictures.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: dj99 on September 12, 2010, 11:04:33 PM
Maybe they don't want to be identified in their posts as a "1st Kit" brewer?  :P
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: tygo on September 12, 2010, 11:23:07 PM
Registering makes lurking and reading the forum easier even if you don't want to post.  But yeah, that seems like a high number of people registering and not posting.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: beerocd on September 13, 2010, 12:33:35 AM
Registering makes lurking and reading the forum easier even if you don't want to post.  But yeah, that seems like a high number of people registering and not posting.

This place would be impossible with that many active users. I am shocked at the level of activity some days, it's already hard to keep up with everything going on here.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: weazletoe on September 13, 2010, 01:13:57 AM
What everyone reading this post needs to realize and consider is that 83.7% of all statistics are made up, right on the spot.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: MrNate on September 13, 2010, 01:48:27 AM
Maybe they don't want to be identified in their posts as a "1st Kit" brewer?  :P


We should probably change that to "1st Kilt"
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: theDarkSide on September 13, 2010, 12:33:10 PM
I registered back in November 2009.  When I search out my login name, there are 3 entries for me, 2 of which are the same login name but two distinct entries.  They were both created on 3/22/10.  So maybe it's just not me but some others who have mulitple entries but don't know it.

For the admins, the 2 accounts are 2933 and 2934, both under the name "stevo155".  My account 202, under "thedarkside" is the one I use.  Have no idea what happened in March 2010 ( can barely remember yesterday ).
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: MrNate on September 13, 2010, 01:13:51 PM
Yeah, there are a lot of dupes in there. Only one of me, though.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: dak0415 on September 13, 2010, 01:36:59 PM
Maybe it's time to purge users that have 0 minutes online, I take that to mean they have never logged in.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: tschmidlin on September 13, 2010, 03:58:56 PM
There's 2 entries for me too.  One shows that I've never logged in.  There should be a way to search for accounts that have never been used but were created more than 1 month ago, and delete those.  Or maybe it's just not a priority.
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: denny on September 13, 2010, 04:28:44 PM
Since we're all volunteers maintaining this site, I can tell you that it's not a priority for me!
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: bluesman on September 13, 2010, 04:35:26 PM
Since we're all volunteers maintaining this site, I can tell you that it's not a priority for me!

Agreed Denny. 

Maybe if there was some added value to removing them it would be worthwhile, but I don't see any redeeming qualities .
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: duder on September 13, 2010, 05:15:00 PM
I don't post here much but I still frequent the site.  PLEASE, PLEASE,  PLEASE don't delete me! ;)

Good Luck
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: theDarkSide on September 13, 2010, 05:33:07 PM
Since we're all volunteers maintaining this site, I can tell you that it's not a priority for me!

But my alter-egos keep taunting me then delete their posts so I can't prove it...

Or is this some AHA conspiracy to overinflate the forum numbers, like when the police multiply drug busts by a factor of 5 when estimating street values....hmmmm..

 :P
Title: Re: Interesting stat
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 14, 2010, 03:11:05 PM
What everyone reading this post needs to realize and consider is that 83.7% of all statistics are made up, right on the spot.  ;D
It goes the way:

Lies,
Damn Lies and
Statistics