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morddwyd

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I don't normally get down to the bottom of the page much, but I noticed today that I have mad 12,000 posts.

Ye Gods!

You'd think I'd have something better to do.

I must get out more!

(No, I'm not starting a poll to see who has the most, just commenting on my own pathetic life!)

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Bing.alau

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I used to notice the number of contributors at the top of the page used to go up by the hundred, never by tens or fifties. I assumed they all started at the same time (by the hundred). But that particular item isn't showing on my machine at the moment, and I am thinking maybe the number is going down and is not something to boast about.

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Nontek

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Pine Man

Happy birthday

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Aitchbee

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I'm a relative newcomer with only 4k on the 'postometer' and 117 on the 'threads - started - ometer'.

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rdave13

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morddwyd , quite a reasonable amount of posts I think.

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Aitchbee

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...I don't like to brag ;o|

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interzone55

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9,900 posts, 320 threads stared, and I think only a couple of threads locked - one at my request.

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interzone55

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Bing.alau

The current number of users is available here

321,632 Registered Members | 366,765 Forum Discussions | 2,503,095 Forum Posts

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Bing.alau

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alan14. Yes thanks for that, but the indicator on the top of the page always had numbers rounded up (or down) to the nearest 100.

I don't think I have had any threads locked, maybe I've come a bit close at times though.

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Forum Editor

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We have certainly had (and still do have) some prolific contributors in the forum over the years. Many people have been with us for a long time, but haven't made so many posts, preferring to read instead.

Some people stick almost exclusively to the Helproom, and get on with offering the invaluable help and advice that has contributed so much to our success. It's easy, sometimes, to get into the habit of thinking that Speakers Corner is the epicentre of our forum life, but of course we get far more traffic in the Helproom than in all the other areas of the forum put together. People from all over the world read the content, due largely to Google returning us so prolifically in its search results.

The amount of time people spend in Speakers Corner varies tremendously; some of you look in once or twice a day at most, whereas others are in here on an almost hourly basis. I can make a reasonably accurate prediction as to who will be adding a comment, and at what time of day from my knowledge of their habits.

I'm here a lot, but a few of you give me a run for my money when it comes to time spent in the forum.

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Bing.alau

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FE. Guilty as charged. But seriously I don't know how you manage to do it. You never seem to be off the site, like a spy in the sky. We get away with nothing.

I understand why the Helproom should be the most frequented site. It is the reason I first joined in. Probably a lot of us did the same for the same reason.

I think what causes the number of visits to Speakers Corner is the amount of time we have to spare. I am assuming that most of us are retired, or not fully employed, so have nothing better to do with our time. In other words we are a a lot of layabouts.. (That Brumas fella sits looking at postcards all week... MacScouse tours the wilds of Scotland.... john bunyan sits with his maps and Google Earth and his memory finely tuned just waiting for Friday evening at 21.00 hours. You sit reading all posts diligently, with your silver mouse finely poised. Morddwyd sits dreaming of Wales, then there's that chappie up in Glasgow who must sing a lot. All of us spend far too much time sitting in front of these damned machines. Lord help us...) Sorry FE didn't mean to include you in the layabouts....

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