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    TD's missing members?

    According to the stats. there are about Members: 3,546 currently registered at the TD.

    When I check the Member List there are about 98 pages of members listed, with 30 members per page. By my calculation that makes about 2,940 registered members.

    Q. Where are the missing 600 members then?

    I also note that about 1,050 registered members (about 30% of the TD membership) have never posted, i.e their post count is momentarily 0.

    Q. What are these missing 1050 members doing, just browsing until something interests them?

    PS. I was never any good at maths, so I could be incorrect in my calculations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    I also note that about 1,050 registered members (about 30% of the TD membership) have never posted, i.e their post count is momentarily 0.
    That is a very low percentage when compared to other forums

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    Had me wondering there, just checked and it is users waiting for email confirmation, ie fake email addies from spammers and that.

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    ^ Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    I also note that about 1,050 registered members (about 30% of the TD membership) have never posted, i.e their post count is momentarily 0.
    That is a very low percentage when compared to other forums
    Ah, so you've completed a similar exercise elsewhere then? The next time I'm at a loose end I shall check the Ajarn & TV stats.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Had me wondering there, just checked and it is users waiting for email confirmation, ie fake email addies from spammers and that.
    So you'll be deleting all those spammers niks & doing a member recount just to straighten out the stats.?
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    According to the stats. there are about Members: 8,812 currently registered at the Ajarn.

    When I check the Ajarn Member List there are about 160 pages of members listed, with 40 members per page. By my calculation that makes about 6,400 registered members.

    Q. Where are the missing 2,400 members then?

    I also note that about 2,760 registered members (about 30% of the Ajarn membership) have never posted, i.e their post count is momentarily 0.

    Q. What are these missing 2,760 members doing, just browsing until something interests them?

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    ^Should anybody really care about those at Ajarn?...They are teachers after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    So you'll be deleting all those spammers niks & doing a member recount just to straighten out the stats.?
    you will find that some of them actually are proper members and do post, when the forum was first opened no email confirmation was necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    I also note that about 2,760 registered members (about 30% of the Ajarn membership) have never posted, i.e their post count is momentarily 0. Q. What are these missing 2,760 members doing, just browsing until something interests them?
    Johnnydanger scared them all away.

    Only the very tough and the very stupid survive the Ajarn newbie room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku
    Only the very stupid survive the Ajarn newbie room and go onto being real TEFLers in Thailand.
    Couldn't have said it better myself

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    Not a criticism of TD by any means but most forums vaunt the number of members (as well as the number of posts , most on line ever , online now etc etc) so there is no incentive to diminish one's statistics is there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Couldn't have said it better myself
    You took the words right out of my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathairCeann View Post
    most forums vaunt the number of members (as well as the number of posts , most on line ever , online now etc etc) so there is no incentive to diminish one's statistics is there ?
    But we at the TD aren't like those other message boards, are we. Someone here said to me recently that the number of TD members is unimportant, it's the content that's paramount. I'm just testing that claim.

    Quote Originally Posted by shazbut View Post
    ^Should anybody really care about those at Ajarn?...They are teachers after all!
    If we at the TD didn't care about the Ajarn & TV, then they wouldn't be mentioned so often, would they. There is a rivalry (friendly hatred), between them & us which stretches back even further than the days of the rubberbucket.

    Anyway, let me check out the TV membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    we at the TD didn't care about the Ajarn & TV, then they wouldn't be mentioned so often, would they. There is a rivalry (friendly hatred), between them & us
    Don't generalise. Personally I don't give a flying f**k.

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    What's yer fixation with the numbers, Fatboy? "Them and us"? Sounds like you're one of "them".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    Someone here said to me recently that the number of TD members is unimportant, it's the content that's paramount.
    That is very true and I think that you will find that on most forums 5% of the members contribute 80% of the posts.
    I just made those figures up so don't quote me, just a guess.

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    you mightn't be far off there Thetyim.

    mind you, we now have 80 members with over a thousand posts.

    not bad for a relatively new forum.

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    But where's the beef ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    What's yer fixation with the numbers, Fatboy? "Them and us"?
    Does one thread represent a fixation? I'm just amused at just how much importance message boards attach to the number of members they have. Of course I can see in the case of the Ajarn & TV, why that might be the case, as they make a healthy living from advertising. Still, if I were an advertiser, I wouldn't want to spend my money based on raw figures such as number of registered members. I'd want to see active members & pages viewed stats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Sounds like you're one of "them".
    Yes, I am a semi-active member of the TV. Does that mean I'm one of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    I'm just amused at just how much importance message boards attach to the number of members they have.
    I have to agree with you there.
    If a forum has a million registered but only ten of them post then what does that tell you about the forum ?

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    So here are some TV stats.

    We have 49,082 registered members
    The TV have 5 members categorized as dead, RIP. (although they are still classed as being registered )

    The TV have 2,320 members categorized as banned. (although they are still classed as being registered ) - About 30 of those niks banned are mine.

    The TV have a whopping 25,800 members who have never posted, that's about 50% of their registered membership.

    On the plus side their registered member count of 49,082 is about the same as the number listed in their Member List, 49,400. The TV have less than 400 missing members.

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