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I just wanted to note an observation. As of a few minutes ago, I saw this on the board statistics:

2049 user(s) active in the past 60 minutes

2033 guests, 16 members, 0 anonymous members

Most users ever online was 10,428 on May 25 2008, 02:38 AM

Almost 67,000 posts altogether on this site, and there are just over 1,000 registered members.

I typically don't pay any attention to this at all, but this was kind of startling to me. Over 2,000 non-members or non-logged in members were watching this forum in the last hour (and over 10,000 were watching at a give time a few days ago)? Does that sound right?

It doesn't really matter to me much, but this is surprising to me if true (and a bit disturbing to think that that many people may be reading my typically silly, insubstantial blathering). Could it be some kind of error?

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............and a bit disturbing to think that that many people may be reading my typically silly, insubstantial blathering. Could it be some kind of error?

It is a terrible error that people may be reading your typically silly,insubstantial blathering, unlike those people who are fortunate enough to enjoy my fascinating contributions . :rolleyes:

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It is a terrible error that people may be reading your typically silly,insubstantial blathering, unlike those people who are fortunate enough to enjoy my fascinating contributions . :rolleyes:

How many other boards have a resident "master of one-liners" on hand? I bet that accounts for the heavy traffic. Thanks for the input, BHM :D

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Yeah those numbers are always pretty high. I suspect one reason is that we get a lot of search engine/spiders looking at the site, if you looked at the individual visits you'd see a lot of repeating IP's.

Having said that I'm sure we do have a lot of lurkers, either those who are too shy to join or have reasons to read anonymously...

If you're a lurker and you are reading this sign up, you know you want to and I promise we wont let Butheadsmate anywhere near you until you're settled.

T.

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We have a varied list of lurkers. Many of the IPs come back as registered to known manufacturers, e-tailers, and a handful of bots/spiders.

There are many lurkers and that is part of the reason for the recent forum expansions.

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