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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:53 am

But we did manage to do it, so yay!

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Re: 100,000

Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:00 am

Woot!
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Re: 100,000

Postby Taalcon » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:32 am

Nice! :toocool:

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Re: 100,000

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:36 pm

That's pretty awesome looking.

Hopefully we get to 200,000 a bit faster.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Tiny genius » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:39 pm

I'm in the dark here. What's this about?
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Re: 100,000

Postby Mich » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:43 pm

We're back up to 100k posts, which took 6 years to get. In a previous incarnation of P-Web, it only took us one-and-a-half years to get.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Tiny genius » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:48 pm

That seems... odd. Surely statistically we'd get there faster because we'd have more users the longer the site existed for.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:52 pm

Incorrect. Not only do we have fewer active posters (though, I guess technically, more registered posters), the active posters we have are no longer in high school or college and thus can't devote hours of their time to posting.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Tiny genius » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:56 pm

Fair enough point I guess. Why should so many posters become inactive so as to quarter the posting rate though? I've noticed many new people registering lately, even since I've arrived. And quite a few would be in high school or college, I'd've thought... Just my opinion but... oh well.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:01 pm

I could probably write an essay to answer that but the short and sweet of it is, old members have gotten lives outside of Pweb or just don't have the connection they used to have; most new people who come are looking for more conversation about the books and don't seem to be finding each other, whereas the old members spent the better part of at least their first few years on the board (of 12 years it has existed) talking about it and don't have anything left to say. This tends to drive the new members away after a few unrecognized posts; the EG fan community is finite and possibly reached its max sometime in the past few years, and with the internet providing so many other places to go to get Ender news, they don't have to come here or stay here if they find Pweb.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Noodle » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Unfortunately more posting brings more posters which in turn brings more posts. This place had its "glory days" somewhere between 10 and 6 years ago. When through some perfect storm of having web forums as the new and hip social network, a huge crop of students reading the books, new books coming out regularly, and an older round of movie news, we had a ton of active users. Now, people who want Enders news go elsewhere to find it, and people who want to socialize over the internet go to twitter, or facebook to find that.

We have a close knit community here, and we're not going anywhere, we're just slowing down a little.

oh and congrats Pweb for getting to a milestone that we've hit before. :)
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Re: 100,000

Postby Tiny genius » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:18 pm

I guess. It is a shame though. I came here by accident and stayed yes because it was EG fans who I can never find in meatspace but because I like the people, as new as I am I am getting to know them. You have a point but it just seems like a waste of a good site to have new people turn up and turn away just because there are lots of non-EG-related threads. Besides, I made a place that I wished had existed when I turned up not long after my registration specifically for new people to talk about what the hell they wanted and get to know each other. Milagre's meant to be for that of course but as you said you're just not chatting about the same stuff the new people want to chat about. I was directed to the Milagre forum which is just as well because the program I use to magnify my screen only gets one line of text at a time so I wouldn't've seen it without looking. Anyway, I was directed here and found some friends, it just irritates me that other users don't do the same.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:24 pm

it just seems like a waste of a good site to have new people turn up and turn away just because there are lots of non-EG-related threads.

I was directed here and found some friends, it just irritates me that other users don't do the same.
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Re: 100,000

Postby Satya » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Incorrect. Not only do we have fewer active posters (though, I guess technically, more registered posters), the active posters we have are no longer in high school or college and thus can't devote hours of their time to posting.
Yeah. Starting here about 10 years ago now... I would sit here in class and at home after school for hours and hours...
I'd probably have what, 10, maybe 15k plus total posts all names considered?

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