Brett, I believe we are the ones that should be thanking for givings us this opportunity to share and gain knowledge.
Do you know what has caused this impressive groth? Critic mass and word of mouth? Have you done any active marketing?
Iv only just joined here and i came across webmasterWorld while searching in google. So i guess Even in South Africa your known. Although i might be the only one:-)
Angel, there are numerous seo's from south africa that post here often. I see a few hundred page views in the logs from .za every day.
Its good to know. Haven't seen any from S.A so i thought there were only a hand full. But its good to know that there are more. Thought i might have to move to be included:)
It's interesting to go back to 2000 and see the few names that were posting then compared to the many now. The growth has truly been phenomenal. With all the activity, this board runs pretty smoothly, have to hand it to everyone here for having a high respect for the guidelines and for the board itself.
Congrats, Brett. It may have been pain-free, but I know it wasn't work-free. Thanks for your effort!
BTW, I'm nurturing a forum on one of my sites, and I'm employing a lot of what I've learned from here about running a board that is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. (People used to flaming other posters get mad when they are edited the first few times, but I can tell 'em it works...) Volume is still at the WMW-2000 level, but your numbers are encouraging for the future!
I hope that by the time the volume on that site spikes, the commercial version of this forum software will be shipping... ;)
How many unique visitors each day? How many page views per user?
> go back to 2000 and see the few names that
> were posting then compared to the many now.
Ya, 2000, 50% of those were me and RC! (I'm not kidding!)
Sometimes I wonder what the ratio/percentage is between people who just read and those who sign up and actually post, either once in a while or on a steady basis.
I remember back to about 2 years ago, and noticing how many actively post, it seems like the increase has been astronomical. Hardly a day ever goes by that there aren't new names turning up and new people actively participating.
I'm thinking more in terms of number of people than posts.
As a new user, I'd like to thank Brett and all of the Admins and Mods for this wonderful board. I have learned a ton in the short time I've been here.
The only problem is that there's too damn much to read! My productivity here at the office is way down, and I find myself wanting to visit and read the boards while I'm at home and not supposed to be doing "work." Is there a term for this condition? :)
thank god they don't charge here by the pound, eh!
All those paid seminars, books, e-books, paid subscriptions etc have nothing on this place.
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Marcia - I lurked for quite a long time before ever registering. And I was registered for a while before ever really posting.
Don't know how typical that is, though.
And Hawkgirl didn't even get a <snip>Url</snip>. Lurking pays baby!
You can't beat Pareto's Law.
This states that 80% of messages are written by 20% of the active posters population. I say active posters as there are bound to be lots of 1 or 2 thread posters.
But if you sum all those who have posted say at least 10 threads then you will find that 80% of those threads are from the same 20% people.
hey pleeker, maybe you'd better check this out; Addiction? [webmasterworld.com]
But the forum habit pales in comparison to pubcon addiction. Be forewarned, just once is all it takes.
|hey pleeker, maybe you'd better check this out; Addiction? |
Oh, that's just great. I am not alone!
But now that I've read that thread, I have a real problem: I never even noticed that tiny little "recent posts" link up at the top. Now I'm a definite goner. Byyyyeeeee.....................
|I never even noticed that tiny little "recent posts" link up at the top. |
Don't click on that link, Pleeker. You will be doomed to endless days hitting the refresh button, perusing every new thread within seconds of its original posting, constantly checking to see if anything new is on the board...
The recent posts button is the crack cocaine of WMW addicts.
|Don't click on that link, Pleeker. |
It's too late. There's nothing anyone can do now. The centre has lost its hold. Look, I can even continue this thread even though the email notification hasn't come through about your reply. And I just found myself reading about something called "Linux ISO distributions." Better wrap this reply up now, there are probably a few new responses.
Hey! Congrats Brett and RC! You guys have done a great job, and deserve this success.
You might have to make a stealth option for anyone that may have bosses with spyware. :)
Congratulations on a job well done. I would like to add that the reason why I post here is because it is "risk free". No flames, and the only criticisms are mild and helpful. This is, in my opinion, the number 1 reason why so many are attracted to this board.
It is a place where we can get into civil conversations about our favorite subject without fear of ridicule. Too many other boards have started out with great promise, but died because the "old hands" didn't respect that newcomers are going to ask, well, naive questions and make claims that may not be totally accurate. I've been part of boards where newcomers got slammed hard for asking newcomer questions. I got so tired of "stupid, read the FAQ first!" that I just left most of these boards a long time ago.
I also like this board because it is extremely well controlled. Firm, gentle control. This keeps the board from becoming an advertising media or the flames from getting out of hand.
I guess in a very long winded way, I am saying "thank you" and "well done".
Richard, you are either ill-informed, crazy, or both..
Just kidding. I agree with you 100%. I think the general civility of the board (as you said, gently enforced) encourages more of the same.
Brett and the mods do a great job.
>read the FAQ first!
Agreed. We avoid that syndrome fairly well. It's an easy trap for a forum to fall in to. We will refer back to earlier more authoritative stuff when topics become too repetitive.