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    Question Gaining Members?

    It sure seems like there is an increasing number of new members coming onboard which is great. Can anyone quantify that perception?

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    I'll try....

    Members joined by month/year:
    03/2009 758 8.65%
    02/2009 1110 12.66%
    01/2009 1074 12.25%
    12/2008 993 11.33%
    11/2008 866 9.88%
    10/2008 592 6.75%
    09/2008 553 6.31%
    08/2008 558 6.36%
    07/2008 585 6.67%
    06/2008 554 6.32%
    05/2008 543 6.19%
    04/2008 581 6.63%

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    So we gained double what we usually get in December, January, and February. Now its tapering off here recently but the site is still above the average set from before. I believe the answer is yes membership has increased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    So we gained double what we usually get in December, January, and February. Now its tapering off here recently but the site is still above the average set from before. I believe the answer is yes membership has increased.
    True, but remember that it's only the 20th, still got some days left in the month to see how membership increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    So we gained double what we usually get in December, January, and February. Now its tapering off here recently ......
    Remember, there's still 11 days left in March. Those stats reflect numbers through the 20th (assuming they were collected today).

    Edited at 11:32 p.m.
    Oops, sorry. Should have read through the entire thread before posting.

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    In the Forum Stats... it says 5,000 + "active members" with 27,000 + members.

    How do you determine the "active" status? Does one have to post something at least once in a 30 day period or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    In the Forum Stats... it says 5,000 + "active members" with 27,000 + members.

    How do you determine the "active" status? Does one have to post something at least once in a 30 day period or something?
    I'm not an expert on this particular forum's software (vBulletin), but I suspect it's a function of the software itself. I suspect it keeps posting stats on a per (day/month/year/etc.) basis and reports those.

    Also, 5,000 out of 27,000 is not unusual. There is usually 20% or less "active" participation in most forums. In this forum I counted over 15,000 members who have never posted, 0, nada. That's over 50% (actually almost 60%) who have never participated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    In the Forum Stats... it says 5,000 + "active members" with 27,000 + members.

    How do you determine the "active" status? Does one have to post something at least once in a 30 day period or something?
    I think there's a post count requirement to be an "active" member, but I don't recall the number, it was nothing crazy, just enough to reflect a user actually joining and posting, lurkers or members who join but don't hang around aren't counted as active members etc.

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    Cool... btw, I like the new stats you started posting recently with the top thread starters, top posters and such.

    It really shows that DC.com is a very active place and just confirms, this is the best place on the web for ccw folks.
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    I've been a member for over a year and belong to a few more ccw forums but DC is by far the most informative, useful and the only one that has a sense of community to it, lets keep it going.
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    I agree. New here myself but i like the community already!
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    As said above, we still have a bit to go in March, but we normally taper off a bit from a high during the holidays. We get between 27-32 new members per day but it will periodically swing quite a bit above or below those figures. We have definitely spiked since the election. People seem to have figured out that it's probably a "now or never" situation.

    The "active members" are the number of members that visit over a 30 day period. If you log in once, even without posting, you are considered to an "active member." We also have a ton of "guests" since most of the forum is open without registering. While we restrict some forums to members only to encourage people to register, the bulk of the CCW specific information is open.
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    I catch up on the new member introductions when I can.

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    I've been a member for 2 years now, and this is only my 30th post. lol

    But I didn't join the forum because I have a lot of advice to offer, rather the other way around. There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge contained in these pages. Good stuff! I've learned a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Cool... btw, I like the new stats you started posting recently with the top thread starters, top posters and such.

    It really shows that DC.com is a very active place and just confirms, this is the best place on the web for ccw folks.
    OK, I am a no-go at finding this info...where is it?
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