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Windows 7: Are you a lurker?

12 Jan 2010   #1
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Are you a lurker?

What's Going On indeed.

71/3947 = 1.79%
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2/272 = 0.73%
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Those are nasty figures.


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12 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Alot of them are people who are looking for help and are linked here by search engines...

They may never sign up since what they need help with is solved....
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12 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Wouldn't they have to be on the forum for a certain amount of time to appear as Guests, I mean if you come as a result of google search, you be in and out in a matter of seconds. It wouldn't be enough time surely?
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12 Jan 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

It may be on a time out type deal.
They come in,
And the session stays active for a few minutes....
Were's John or Brink.
Im sure they would know more about that because im not sure how there forums are setup

But on my forums, Which is a dead project now.
Each IP had a session timer if it didn't do anything after a few minutes the session dropped.
Think of the bandwidth needed to keep an open session with each connection.
A few 100 people with a 1kbs stream can add up....
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12 Jan 2010   #5
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

its a shame they dont sign up really...... this is a great resource technically (& socially ).

they dont know what they're missing lads....
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12 Jan 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Agreed,
I have met so many great people here.
We need to hold a conference in some place...
An no I don't think MS would like it if we camped out in there parking lot for a few days
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12 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
its a shame they dont sign up really...... this is a great resource technically (& socially ).

they dont know what they're missing lads....
It's good and bad. The good is that there will be more activity. The bad is that the server under more stress (due to bandwidth utilitation) AND if those lurkers are smarties, some of us might be out of the job

But i like to see alot more than those nasty figures, that's for sure.
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12 Jan 2010   #8
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
What's Going On indeed.

71/3947 = 1.79%
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2/272 = 0.73%
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Those are nasty figures.

Those figures are fine by me, people that want to contribute will sign up and take part, the rest can view as a guest (with ads) and pay the bills.

This site uses just under 2TB of data transfer per month and the only way we can pay that is by having a high number of guests (members use lots more bandwidth & resources), and for that reason I dont try to get the lurkers that wouldn't take part anyway to sign up.
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12 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

2TB is heaps for what it currently is. At the end of the day i suppose you're right John. The main concern is keeping this site afloat.

A toast to W7 and SevenForums!
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12 Jan 2010   #10
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
its a shame they dont sign up really...... this is a great resource technically (& socially ).

they dont know what they're missing lads....
It's good and bad. The good is that there will be more activity. The bad is that the server under more stress (due to bandwidth utilitation) AND if those lurkers are smarties, some of us might be out of the job

But i like to see alot more than those nasty figures, that's for sure.
lol..... ''trust me'', the server is the last thing you wanna worry about

that thing could run every forum on the web..... its just been upgraded, i dont have the specs to hand, but its a MONSTER!!!
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