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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:48 pm
  

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Just out of curiosity, is there a way to pull the statistics on how many active, posting members we have had on the boards over the last year? I'm just kind of curious more than anything. I know there are a select group of very dedicated individuals on these boards that keep the arguments and conversations alive, but what are the actual numbers?

Also, I like keeping an eye on the new members being added, and I've noticed that the vast majority of them are just people or bots spamming with links in their profiles for lawyer services, marketing, and porn that log in once and never post. It makes me curious, how many of the thousands of profiles on the boards are actual real people and how many are bots.

Not that this matters, its more just curiosity for me than anything.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:44 pm
  

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A related, but more pressing, question might be whether there are even any mods still coming to the boards.

There are flamebait posts that were reported a week ago on which action is still pending.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:25 pm
  

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That's a fair point, I bet it would help the community quite a lot to have some new blood among the mods if nothing else.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:23 am
  

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To answer your question: Yes it is possible to show 'Activity'.

Administrators are able to see when users both have joined, and last active (ie, showed up on the site). As a normal user you can only see when someone has joined. And I'm sure if you were a whiz with MySQL you could build a report to show Users who have posted within a period of time, and probably also number of posts and number of topics they have created over that period of time.

Can our Mod's and Admin's do any of that... not so sure if they are inclined. Also not so sure that they would find any benefit in doing so.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:45 pm
  

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Probably no use for them to do so, I'm just curious more than anything about it.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:27 pm
  

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A lot of the accounts are just old, people who were only here breifly then left, and people who were here more for the Chatroom than the forums. Bot accounts are generally deleted when they're found

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 pm
  

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Nekira Sudacne wrote:
A lot of the accounts are just old, people who were only here breifly then left, and people who were here more for the Chatroom than the forums. Bot accounts are generally deleted when they're found

I am surprised there are that many old accounts that haven't posted in a long time, they use to delete accounts on a hair trigger. Year ago I went about 4 months without posting or looking at my gaming email and when I finally did my account was gone. I had to create this one.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:32 pm
  

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I'm semi active and I prefer the term android. :)

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:42 pm
  

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Zer0 Kay wrote:
I'm semi active and I prefer the term android. :)


I can respect a free-thinking android, as long as you aint trying to sell me something

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:20 pm
  

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Warshield73 wrote:
Nekira Sudacne wrote:
A lot of the accounts are just old, people who were only here breifly then left, and people who were here more for the Chatroom than the forums. Bot accounts are generally deleted when they're found

I am surprised there are that many old accounts that haven't posted in a long time, they use to delete accounts on a hair trigger. Year ago I went about 4 months without posting or looking at my gaming email and when I finally did my account was gone. I had to create this one.


They did some heavy pruning of accounts during a specific time range when they had a lot of bot sign ups to be safe. accounts older than that range didn't get pruned, as I can find plenty of old posters who I know were active in the 2000-2010 range who haven't posted in the past half dozen years however. But because they predate the bot spam they don't get pruned in case the old timers ever want to drop in again.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:52 am
  

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Captain_Nibbz wrote:
Zer0 Kay wrote:
I'm semi active and I prefer the term android. :)


I can respect a free-thinking android, as long as you aint trying to sell me something


Naw my bad habit is negotiation purchasing things and then not paying for it.

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