membership growth

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by bgossett, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. bgossett

    bgossett New Member will be three years old in about two weeks. The registration data reveal the following breakdown by year (not cumulative) -

    Year one - 1,235 members registered

    Year two - 1,318 members registered

    Year three - 2,340 members registered

    Thought this might be of interest to some.
  2. angela

    angela New Member


    And other stats? e.g. how many 'active' members, geographic dispersion etc?
  3. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    You would have to define what you mean by active before that could be evaluated.

    As to geographics, I wouldn't even want to try. :) Many members don't list their location, others do so within a post. Of the ones who do list a location, a variety of abbreviations are found.
  4. Han

    Han New Member

    I just found the "who's online" feature, I was very surprised how many guests are signed on at any given time.
  5. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Who is Online?

    To see who is online and to see what threads they are viewing, click here. ;)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2004
  6. angela

    angela New Member

    I'd regard having posted within the recent past (say 1 month) as active.
  7. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    Using that definition, 449 members have one or more posts in the past month.
  8. Han

    Han New Member

    How many guests come through in one day, on average?

    Most posts in one day (though I think I know that one)?

    Who was the first registered user?
  9. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    How many guests come through in one day, on average?
    That would have to come from the server logs as it isn't recorded by the forum software. Safe to say it's in the many hundreds.

    Most posts in one day (though I think I know that one)?
    I'll work on it, but I'm not sure there's a way to come at that number other than by the tedious method of pulling up one day at a time. My very unofficial count is ~260, several times.

    Who was the first registered user?
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Most posts? Most posts in one day? Naw....;)
  11. Han

    Han New Member

    I don't think anybody needs to look that one up :D
  12. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    The second was probably factwatcher.
  13. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    I think degreeinfo should have some annual awards -- e.g. person with most relevant posts, most irrelevant posts, most inflammatory posts (Frenchie and Rich tied), wittiest posts (Janko, no question), best-written posts (Gus), most obscene posts (Levicoff), most polls (Gina), etc. The actual awards could be fake degrees from well-known degree mills (or from Torquemada U. for Janko).
  14. MichaelR

    MichaelR Member

    I guess i wood get the awerd of most mispleed words!

  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I know this is in jest, but I get this sometimes and I think it's unfair. Look how often I get flamed and by whom. I post some info on the limited utility of degrees from DETC schools and five guys call me a liar. Another guy tries to steal my dissertation and I'm a bad guy for pointing it out. And then there's just the gratuitous b.s. that occasionally gets tossed out there.

    Anytime you see me making an "inflammatory remark," just look into earlier posts on that thread. You'll always find the source in someone else's post.

    I take it. But I don't take it quietly. And I don't start 'em. But I end 'em. :cool:
  16. Han

    Han New Member

    I don't get the cause of some of the flames, but have to admit, when I first came here, I e-mailed Rich directly to why there were people gunning for him. I still don't get a great deal of the comments, but I do say that Rich doesn't start the ones I have read.

    disclaimer: This from somebody who doesn't know the history of the personal attacks, nor the true "degree mill" debates intimately.
  17. MichaelR

    MichaelR Member

    I agree with Rich, he never starts the flame wars, he just finishes (sp?) them.
  18. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    He just leaves, never to return, then returns in a few weeks.

    Sorry Rich, I couldn't resist! :D
  19. Han

    Han New Member

    But when he returns, it is with great wisedom.
  20. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No harm, no foul. But my last departure was (a) unannounced and (b) a few months, not weeks. And it felt good. Followed, of course, by a one-day flood of about 120 messages. Just to let you know I was back.:D

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