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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Second place is not good enough!

    Sure, we represent quality over quantity. But a certain other website list the following stats:

    Threads: 454,579
    Posts: 3,855,371
    Members: 125,898
    ("Active members" is conspicuous in its absence)

    Our stats:
    Threads: 300,429
    Posts: 4,806,637
    Members: 87,632
    Active Members: 16,480

    We've got more posts in less threads, presumably because our members stick around. Also, Joe did a purge a while back, and we lost a lot of members that haven't signed in for a while. But being second should not be "Good enough"! So if anyone out there has cycling friends, family, even foes, that are not members, feel free to introduce them to the greatest cycling community on the internet.

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    Brian, check this thread.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    We've got more posts in less threads, presumably because our members stick around.
    Also, I think, our members interact more with each other, rather than starting a lot of vanity threads that other members aren't all that interested in. And a hell of a lot of those posts are one- or two-word snappy responses in Foo.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    We've got more posts in less threads, presumably because our members stick around.
    Very, very, wishful thinking. Hopefully the paying sponsors buy it (lotsa fluff like P&R and the Foo geeks).

    Reality check, as of this posting:

    Bikeforums:

    Currently Active Users: 1156 (333 members and 823 guests)
    Threads: 303,812, Posts: 4,870,354, Members: 88,644, Active Members: 16,070

    Roadbikereview:

    Currently Active Users: 1193 (476 members and 717 guests)
    Threads: 103,308, Posts: 1,181,717, Members: 68,266

    Mountainbikereview:

    Currently Active Users: 3341 (1522 members and 1819 guests)
    Threads: 330,801, Posts: 3,481,276, Members: 112,191

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    This Space For Rent Stujoe's Avatar
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    I can't find any Clydesdale forums on the other sites so I haven't joined any of them yet.

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by petit filet View Post
    Very, very, wishful thinking. Hopefully the paying sponsors buy it (lotsa fluff like P&R and the Foo geeks).

    Reality check, as of this posting:

    Bikeforums:

    Currently Active Users: 1156 (333 members and 823 guests)
    Threads: 303,812, Posts: 4,870,354, Members: 88,644, Active Members: 16,070

    Roadbikereview:

    Currently Active Users: 1193 (476 members and 717 guests)
    Threads: 103,308, Posts: 1,181,717, Members: 68,266

    Mountainbikereview:

    Currently Active Users: 3341 (1522 members and 1819 guests)
    Threads: 330,801, Posts: 3,481,276, Members: 112,191
    What, exactly, is wishful thinking about our stats? The certainly are better than the two examples you've provided.

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    Not to mention the more qualitative differences between the sites. I'm sure Roadbikereview and Mountainbike review are very interesting, but I can't think of any other place one can go to get all that plus all the other forms of bikeyness out there. Bike Forums tries to provide a home for all.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    All I can say is that when the server crashed for a few days several months ago, I shuddered at the idea of losing Bike Forums and possibly needing to join a different cycling forum. There's a lot of people on here who I'd miss not staying in contact with...
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    All I can say is that when the server crashed for a few days several months ago, I shuddered at the idea of losing Bike Forums and possibly needing to join a different cycling forum. There's a lot of people on here who I'd miss not staying in contact with...
    While it makes me happy to hear that, and be a part of the community here, it certainly is nice to have a vacation. The three days I'll be spending at Interbike will be ridiculously long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    Not to mention the more qualitative differences between the sites. I'm sure Roadbikereview and Mountainbike review are very interesting, but I can't think of any other place one can go to get all that plus all the other forms of bikeyness out there. Bike Forums tries to provide a home for all.
    Right on sister Donna! (I'm in a 60s phase right now)

    I've visited the other forums, and they don't have enough diversity to keep me entertained for very long.


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    I am active in 2 cycling forums. I am listed in almost every one out there. At least my bookmarks tell me I am. Some I have not visited in years. BF and DR are the ones I choose to be part of.

    I never considered the commercial aspect of all this. Interesting. I can only think of the one positive of sitting in the #2 spot and Avis cashed in on that idea years ago. I may not contribute much to the cycling end of this forum ( I get my fill being paid to do it), but I do carry my weight as an "active" member. That's for sure.

    Some troubling aspects have popped up. And I am not sure how I will deal with them. But rest assured, you have my support, whether I choose to stay active or not. I'll always come back.
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    We're now over 90k members, and I expect that we'll see 5 million posts shortly. Mostly from Foo and P&R.

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    Long live P&R!!!

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    At this very moment:

    BFN - Currently Active Users: 1798 (587 members and 1211 guests)
    Cycling Forum - Currently Active Users: 1178 (71 members and 1107 guests
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    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

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    There are more responses to threads here due to hateful people who like to slam one another because they don't agree. Delete every bit of hatefulness and needless arguing, and I bet half of the responses would disappear.

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    You know, there are posts like that on every internet forum - even the Irish pennywhistle forum my housemate is a member of. I never would have thought that there was so much to argue about with Irish pennywhistle playing, but apparently there is.

    You haven't seen anything until you've seen a bunch of women flame each other about a crochet pattern. I've seen it many a time and it's not pretty.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    I wish this site was more stable though. I've almost never had an issue with getting to roadbikereview.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    I wish this site was more stable though. I've almost never had an issue with getting to roadbikereview.com.
    We do have a new server, we just haven't migrated yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    We do have a new server, we just haven't migrated yet.
    I though that happened late last week when the site went down for maintenance 3 hours.

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