Tons of 1 post new users lately

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spinnaker, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. spinnaker

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    Seems we are getting lots of new users with one or two posts over the past couple pf days. Mostly users that can barely speak English.

    I know we get a lot when finals are becoming due but these don't seem to follow the typical template and it seems there are a lot more than usual .

    Anyone else noticing this?
     
  2. Wendy

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    A few are spam, it has picked up. They post em, we decimate em.

    For reasons I've posted I don't have as much time to read everything, but I'm trying to keep on top of the moderator duties.
     
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  3. spinnaker

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    Yeah I have seen those but these at least don't seem to be spam.

    What about the usernames? Are they ever purged?
     
  4. Wendy

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    Nope. Hard drive sizes are growing exponentially, so it is not much of a problem.
     
  5. Georacer

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    The site hit a new record in simultaneous online users, so they might be related. It's a fact that India steps up its game in the technological sector year by year, so they might contribute more than we think.

    Based on this (http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/archive/index.php/t-20913.html) conversation, I 'd say that India keeps a large percentage in the userbase, the US subsides and other countries emerge.
     
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  6. t06afre

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    Every members started out as newcomer with only one post. A few typos or bad English does not matter for my part. As long as the questions are rational.
     
  7. bertus

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    Hello,

    Did you also notice that MANY members NEVER made a post?
    The member counter is at 185000, but the members who ever posts 1 or more posts is at 32000.
    This will also drive up the number of members online.

    Bertus
     
  8. THE_RB

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    Maybe you could purge members who have never posted and who have not logged in for X months?
     
  9. spinnaker

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    What I was driving at. I think it would be a good idea. Mainly free up some user names. so we won't have as many THE_RB001, THE_RB002 and so on. :)
     
  10. thatoneguy

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    That can be done, but then there is no username to index searches with, or IP history for spam, etc. Unless a user is established and wants a username that hasn't been used in a decade, not worth the problems it creates.
     
  11. Sparky49

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    Besides, many people might just want to see the pics.
     
  12. maxpower097

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    This is normal, for beginners its easier to just read the backlogs for what simple question you have. And for answering questions theirs some really smart people here who know more then you. So you wait and don't put your answer in till your confident. The key why you have so many members is you can't view pics or download any thing without an account. So to view a diagram or pic you need to create an account. So many create an account view and d/l the file and never come back till they need something. But still if you have 5000 active users your doing good.
     
  13. atferrari

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    It seems that most if not all forums, force you to register to access pictures and attachments. It is also true that people once they are done, they do not return.

    Been there, done that, many times. And, honestly, no remorse.
     
  14. THE_RB

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    I hate having to register to see pictures on a forum, it means when finding that forum from a google search of a topic, it's almost worthless. Really puts people off that forum I think. Registering should be so people can post, not for looking.
     
  15. Wendy

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    So far it does not seem to be too onerous a requirement, and we have seen more than one forum where they lifted our threads verbatum and claimed them as their own.
     
  16. strantor

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    India is about to surpass America in hits to this site.
    India: 23.1%
    USA: 24.4%
    http://www.juggle.com/allaboutcircuits-com
     
  17. THE_RB

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    Yeah good point about ripping, I had not really considered that and was only thinking as a user not a supplier. :)
     
  18. maxpower097

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    Thats cause their all the same forums just different graphics. Plus most people want you to register so they can sell your email.
     
  19. DerStrom8

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    I like this idea, but I'd send out an email notification first, saying "click this link if you still want to be a part of the site". If it's not responded to, they can be eliminated.
     
  20. spinnaker

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    Many other sites do this. I think it is a good idea. Maybe it could be set up so they have temporary membership for 2 or 3 days if they don't click on the link?
     
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