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61. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

YAY!!! (I need a bigger font here!) :) ;)

My initial estimate was actually lower and nearer to the figure 28667. But I had only surveyed for three days before coming to the figure. So I added another 150 members to my estimate.

Ok, I actually wanted Lonely Planet. Now, a few of you asked me to go for the duct tape, and nobody wanted me to go for the LP guide. To avoid me cracking my head to pick one, can I have both of them?

Cheers,
Hien

62. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Or you could donate one to the runner up Hien, i.e. ME!

63. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Do you accept used duct tapes?

Cheers,
Hien

64. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Of course!

It would be Hien souvenir

65. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

"...28667 when the first of March started!..."

This is certainly an impressive number.
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I appreciate that there are "silent" members; ones who only read posts but don't post threads / replies. (Ive had PM's from a few "silent" members)
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But,how many current ACTIVE members are there?

66. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

could there be a competition for the ones who lose the best?

In this case I am always the winner... I arrive too late!

67. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hi Wocca,

That's a good question and unfortunately one that's very hard to answer...

What is an active member for example? We have a lot of members only keeping a diary, only uploading photos, or only signed up as a travel helper who still are active but not on the forums. Then of course there's the readers. Most of these will not even be members, although there are of course also members that join and keep a low profile.

All in all, hard to say and hard to count who the active ones are!

When it comes to the forums we could do up a list at some stage of the most active users over a period. I am pretty sure you rank up there at the top Wocca when looking over the past few months ;)

Cheers,

Sam

68. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

What is an active member for example? We have a lot of members only keeping a diary, only uploading photos, or only signed up as a travel helper who still are active but not on the forums. Then of course there's the readers. Most of these will not even be members, although there are of course also members that join and keep a low profile.

Sounds like a lot of different categories (titles) of members.
Ever considered purging if a member doesn't log-in withing say, a three (3)OR six(6) month period?
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When reading over the TP archives, there seems to be quite a few members that are unlikely to log-in again. Actually, there doesn't seem to have been much interaction between members in the "old days".
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One possible way to clean up member profiles, would be to reduce the member's title to say "Associate Member" if his /her profile is blatantly misleading, crude, or just full of personal advertising. "Full Member" or "Budding Member" status could be regained by the member after his/her profile has been cleaned. If the member's previous status was "Respected Member", "Travel Guru", or even "Moderator", then that particular status could be regained or attained after another subsequent 100 postings

69. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hi Wocca,

I don't really think that's going to help much. There might be reasons people don't log in somewhere for ages. I am a member at tons of sites and haven't logged into most for over 6 months. But I don't want to have to re-enlist when I go back either. And those members that don't log in for a while are certainly not doing any harm.

As it stands now, member titles are based on forum post count primarily. So those members that aren't active in the forums will have a lower 'title' although they might be extremely active behind the public scenes (the winner of one of last years prizes for example was a travel helper for 26 countries or so but only had 3 posts in the forum!)

The way the system is set up now, as the site grows, it gets harder and harder to maintain the highest titles since the mark grows with the total size of posts. If for example a travel guru wouldn't post for a long time, the bar for becoming a travel guru might actually be higher than their post count therefore lowering their status but still keeping their profile and the rest intact. I don't see a reason for actively lowering their rank because they haven't logged in. Fact is that at some time in Travellerspoint's existence they were extremely active and have the post count and title to go with that.

Also, some members might not post a lot or send a lot of messages, but the quality of those posts might be a lot higher and worth a lot more to the person asking the question than a lot of posts that don't. Certain members might also be very knowledgable in very niche areas but therefore extremely important. Quantity is not always the best way to judge a members activity.

And lastly there might be a legal aspect in terms of privacy that we don't really want to get into if we don't have to

70. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Just got my LP guide today! Many thanks to Sam and Peter! Not forgetting Edward Smyth who brought this topic up. Cheers! (I feel like I'm giving an acceptance speech, LOL!!!)

Ok, what's next? Guess the number of members on 1 April 2005 (with another LP/DuctTape up for grabs)?

Cheers,
Hien