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10 000 Users
Posted by ajt on Wed 8 Oct 2008 at 22:35
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I don't know if anyone noticed but this site just passed 10 000 registered users on 4 October 2008. I don't know how many are active, but we should all give ourselves a pat on the back - then get writing articles...

 

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by endecotp (86.7.xx.xx) on Thu 9 Oct 2008 at 18:26
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I've noticed that number creeping up, and my assumption was that the registrations were by a spambot. Maybe I'm being too cynical. Steve, any comments?

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Thu 9 Oct 2008 at 21:46
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Honestly? I've no idea. I don't really track such things.

I can say that I've suspended/deleted maybe 20 users in the couple of years the site has been around - so if there are robots then they're being well behaved thus far.

The growth looks like it is fairly predictable, and static over time, so my initial assumption would be that the new users are genuine ones. I've certainly noticed a few times recently that an Anonymous user will post a question upon an article then later followup with a real account - presumably to track replies.

More than that I'm seeing names that are new to me. I might recognise usernames that have been helpful to me personally, or who have made lots of comments, or weblog entries, but otherwise I might just not recognise their names because I've not been paying much attention.

Steve

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by ajt (195.112.xx.xx) on Sat 11 Oct 2008 at 11:46
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The next question is: How many of the 10 000 have returned to look or post anything in the past 90 days? I know retention is a big problem with many community sites.

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"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Sat 11 Oct 2008 at 13:28
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Again not something I track.

I'd expect the figure to be pretty low though - In much the same way that many people don't look over the site at all - they have a single specific problem, they search Google for a solution, read a single article which hopefully helps them, and then never return.

Steve

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by chris (213.187.xx.xx) on Sat 11 Oct 2008 at 13:44
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That being said - I'd guess that the majority who just come for a single problem don't register?

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Sat 11 Oct 2008 at 13:50
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Mostly not, no.

But like I said before there are commonly wee mini-threads of discussion when trying to solve a problem that start out anonymously and become a real account shortly afterward.

Steve

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Re: 10 000 Users
Posted by Anonymous (90.198.xx.xx) on Sun 12 Oct 2008 at 14:34
what is the use of 10000 users? nothing.... and website creator already lost interest just praying for some one to submit article this is really crazy but intesrested in getting money what a funny stage this website is now.

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