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Offline SLOweather

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Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« on: November 20, 2010, 11:42:59 PM »
Just saw this at about 8:40 PST 20 November 2010...

Members: 3400    Posts: 87848    Topics: 8935
Please welcome snowfall, our newest member.

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 07:47:30 AM »
3400 members but only about one and half percent post. :???: Where is everyone?

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 11:05:02 AM »
  Awesome!!!  Congrats.   =D> \:D/

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 03:53:37 PM »
It's now 3406 members (subject to change :) )

What is also amazing is: that is the 'pruned' number of members.  The memberid field (which increments by 1 for each new applicant) is showing 4140 as the total count.  What happened to the rest of them, you ask.. they were the 730+ spammers rejected before they did their dirty deeds.  Our forum's participation in Stop Forum Spam has netted (and rejected) 636 applicants to date.

It seems that many folks join, ask one or more questions, and then drop out with their questions answered, and that's an ok thing to do.  For the top-40 posters, it is more of a daily visit and a way to engender camaraderie in addition to responding to questions.

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 10:17:14 AM »
"Daily visits" ????? I have noticed some make hourly visits...... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 11:37:58 AM »
"Daily visits" ????? I have noticed some make hourly visits...... :lol: :lol:

You don't say, I have noticed some that is allways online in the forum :shock: (Sam and Dan)
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 12:10:55 PM »
It's becuase of Football season and DWTS  :lol:
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 01:35:40 PM »
i see that it is now over 4000.  =D>

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Re: Woo hoo! 4000 members!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 03:09:53 PM »
Yes, on 18-Mar-2011, we saw Jimcork as member 4000 join.  Course, there have been many more "members" join (5860 with his membership), but the difference was all the spammers that were zapped from the forum or just denied membership.

Since the forum started up in June, 2006, 4000 members is a nice growth :)

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 03:53:08 PM »
     It seemed like there were quite a few member intro's lately!  Sometimes more than one a day.  4,000. Wonder how many countries are represented?
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 04:20:30 PM »
"Daily visits" ????? I have noticed some make hourly visits...... :lol: :lol:
I'm so far behind, I have to make minutely visits. :shock:
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 05:24:10 PM »
    It seemed like there were quite a few member intro's lately!  Sometimes more than one a day.  4,000. Wonder how many countries are represented?
    Mark

Possibly an effect caused from the 'super moon' pulling all these new members in?  :twisted:

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Re: Woo hoo! 4000 members!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 05:55:21 PM »
Since the forum started up in June, 2006, 4000 members is a nice growth :)

It's hard to believe we've been here almost 5 years.
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 06:19:12 PM »
"Daily visits" ????? I have noticed some make hourly visits...... :lol: :lol:
I'm so far behind, I have to make minutely visits. :shock:

Comedian Steven Wright once said, "I saw a subliminal advertising executive today, but just for a second."
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 09:58:19 PM »
"Daily visits" ????? I have noticed some make hourly visits...... :lol: :lol:
I'm so far behind, I have to make minutely visits. :shock:
Comedian Steven Wright once said, "I saw a subliminal advertising executive today, but just for a second."
    It seemed like there were quite a few member intro's lately!  Sometimes more than one a day.  4,000. Wonder how many countries are represented?
    Mark
Possibly an effect caused from the 'super moon' pulling all these new members in?  :twisted:
  If I was drinking milk right now it would be squirting out of my nose.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> :lol:
  ( I can see the "super-Moon" out the window looks about as super as usual, just bigger ;) :roll: #-o)
    Mark

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 10:08:25 PM »
I can see the "super-Moon" out the window looks about as super as usual, just bigger ;) :roll: #-o)

Yes, but is it as big as mine?   :shock:



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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2011, 09:56:30 AM »
Yes, but is it as big as mine?   :shock:
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Kray, it's vulgar and sophmoric to brag about the size of your mast.  :shock:


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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2011, 04:31:18 PM »
Who's bragging?  I was talking about the size of my moons.  Why would I brag about that?  #-o
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2011, 08:56:28 PM »
New Members- Please don't forget to put some info on your personal profile and make a pin on the map.
I like to see where people are from and the weather conditions around them.

None of that can be seen by non-members.
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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 07:54:37 AM »
It's now 3406 members (subject to change :) )

What is also amazing is: that is the 'pruned' number of members.  The memberid field (which increments by 1 for each new applicant) is showing 4140 as the total count.  What happened to the rest of them, you ask.. they were the 730+ spammers rejected before they did their dirty deeds.  Our forum's participation in Stop Forum Spam has netted (and rejected) 636 applicants to date.

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Thanks to all who keep this forum alive with posts and help in the administration :)

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Re: Woo hoo! 3400 members!
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2011, 02:47:52 PM »
They appear to be trying two different things:
1) successful registration to put spammer links in their profile and/or post spam links in topics.
2) see if they can harvest member email addresses (they can't) to feed to spammer email engines.  Our forum (by default) will hide individual email addresses unless you explicitly allow your email to be shown (via your profile).  Forum guests (harvester engines) cannot see email addresses in postings or profiles at all.

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