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Old Jan 10 2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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I had a quick look to see who was online and...

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Old Jan 10 2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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THat is odd...maybe it's including guests too? Though since it says 'members' that's unlikely...



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Old Jan 10 2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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Old Jan 11 2005, 05:32 AM   #4
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THat is odd...maybe it's including guests too? Though since it says 'members' that's unlikely...
It says "users" not "members"... I hope lots of those guests register!
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Old Jan 14 2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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Very interesting, and I'm not sure I believe it either though I'd also be hard-pressed to see how the stat counter could have come up with a false number. Perhaps with this happening soon after the KT closed coupled with the annoucement on Anne's front page listing MoM first, we did indeed manage to have an influx of curious visitors. If that's the case, please come join us everyone!
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Old Jan 14 2005, 05:58 AM   #6
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This is also an open board, which means that it will be searched by internet search engine 'bots. These may show up as guests, I know for a fact that they do on boards running on phpBB.
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Old Jan 16 2005, 12:24 AM   #7
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Default This surprised me

I looked at the bottom of the page and saw this:

Most users ever online was 242, Jan 5 2005 at 09:07 AM.


Can it be???
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Old Jan 16 2005, 01:47 AM   #8
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Edith noted it first.(See "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?")

It isn't possible. There are only 160 members NOW....so on that date, there were even less.

Somewhere along the line, someone's counter got cross-wired.
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Old Jan 16 2005, 02:21 AM   #9
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There is a simple explanation. The term 'user' refers not just to members, but also to those visiting, and not members.

I've often seen mentioned four or five people around the place, and with only one to two users; so it is possible if we had, at one point, many users and many visitors.
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Old Jan 16 2005, 06:20 AM   #10
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It's an AWFUL lot though!!!! And not even as if it was just at the beginning of the site. I bet it's a glitch!
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Old Jan 16 2005, 06:52 AM   #11
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There's another thread on the subject around here somewhere. Even searchbots can show up as users, and as this forum is readable by anyone, not hidden behind a password, it is also accessible by search engines.
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Old Jan 16 2005, 04:40 PM   #12
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as this forum is readable by anyone, not hidden behind a password, it is also accessible by search engines.
Scares me, especially when I thinker of the stranger posts, if you contemplate the fishiness of the word association thread in the playroom. Someone genuinely searching for halibuts may find us instead!
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Old Jan 16 2005, 06:01 PM   #13
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We can console ourselves with the fact that bulletin board posts are usually very low on search lists.
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Old Jan 17 2005, 09:40 AM   #14
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The only surprise is that there are so many fans and not that many members of this board of the NKT... I guess that many of the old KT are checking into both boards and are not committed to either as neither is "The Offical Board" Their loss as I joined both and enjoy both.
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Old Jan 17 2005, 11:28 AM   #15
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i'm only on this one, but i've got no time for 2 boards.
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Old Jan 17 2005, 03:21 PM   #16
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i'm only on this one, but i've got no time for 2 boards.
Yes keeping up with 2 boards is a bit much but I have some friends that went from the KT to MOM and some that went to the NKT - so I am working both.
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Old Jan 17 2005, 04:28 PM   #17
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I came here, and so ended up spending most of my time here. The friends I've made have been here: the KT was a quiet experience for me, unlike here.
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I am here first..then the NKT, then Pernese Friends...and I also have two Pagan boards, a High Chaparral loop, and a Rosetta Stone loop I am addicted to.
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Scares me, especially when I thinker of the stranger posts, if you contemplate the fishiness of the word association thread in the playroom. Someone genuinely searching for halibuts may find us instead!
They will now, now that you posted the word
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I came here, and so ended up spending most of my time here. The friends I've made have been here: the KT was a quiet experience for me, unlike here.
I am glad that you poke your head out here more Ghyle!! I am always brightened and enlightened by your posts!!
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Old Feb 10 2005, 04:39 AM   #21
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I'm here and at the NKT, but there are more threads on NKT, so I post more there. I post at three Viggo boards, one Sean Bean board, and a LotR board as well.
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