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Old 10-24-2017, 01:40 PM
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What's going on?

Just discovered this not too long ago at the bottom of the message board page entitled just that: What's going on?

Enjoyed the statistics. Probably been there forever, but don't get here too much, and just never had seen it. I noticed it's only on the header page, goes away when onto the different topics.

But wow, 192,743 members, and active members 4,859. There are stretches I have to sometimes go months without being on-line, although I still try to read here on a regular basis. How long of an absence does it take to be taken off of active member? Just curious, and thanks to whoever put this feature on here. Also, any numbers for banned members?
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:46 PM
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How long of an absence does it take to be taken off of active member?
That's a good question - there's an administration setting that allows this value to be set.

Would anyMod be willing to look and report back?
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:49 PM
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"Active members" represents the number of members who have logged in within the past 60 days.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:59 PM
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Also, any numbers for banned members?
There are a little over 38,400 banned usernames. Of course, the vast majority of those are spammers, serial socks, and trolls.

The number of posters banned for rules violations such as insults and other repeated misbehavior is very small compared to the number of posters, maybe 10-20 a year.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:04 PM
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Oh, what's going on
What's going on
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:14 PM
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Thx, Colibri, that covers that, and all I needed to know. Makes sense on the banned member numbers, glad it's mostly the socks, trollers, spam and such.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:28 PM
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There are a little over 38,400 banned usernames. Of course, the vast majority of those are spammers, serial socks, and trolls.

The number of posters banned for rules violations such as insults and other repeated misbehavior is very small compared to the number of posters, maybe 10-20 a year.
It would be interesting to know what proportion of posts have been made by banned users ITD. I've happened on old threads (on contentious subjects, natch) where a majority of the posts are by banned users. Perhaps that makes a disproportionate impact.
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It would be interesting to know what proportion of posts have been made by banned users ITD. I've happened on old threads (on contentious subjects, natch) where a majority of the posts are by banned users. Perhaps that makes a disproportionate impact.
Posters banned for rules violations, and socks that managed to go undetected for a time, are going to make up the vast majority of posts you see by posters with "Banned" under their username. Spammers rarely make more than a few posts (often none before we ban them), and we delete those. We also delete posts by socks and trolls unless there are so many that deleting them would cause undue disruption to threads.

Some banned posters had tens of thousands of posts, so that may produce a disproportionate appearance. However, overall it's not going to be a significant percentage of the 20 million posts we have.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:06 PM
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Posters banned for rules violations, and socks that managed to go undetected for a time, are going to make up the vast majority of posts you see by posters with "Banned" under their username. Spammers rarely make more than a few posts (often none before we ban them), and we delete those. We also delete posts by socks and trolls unless there are so many that deleting them would cause undue disruption to threads.

Some banned posters had tens of thousands of posts, so that may produce a disproportionate appearance. However, overall it's not going to be a significant percentage of the 20 million posts we have.
handy was rather prolific years ago
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:19 PM
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What's going on?
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:30 PM
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handy was rather prolific years ago
The most prolific banned posters had several times more posts than handy when they were banned.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:32 PM
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Yeah, he only got to 17,000 posts before he got kicked.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:45 PM
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:01 PM
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There are a little over 38,400 banned usernames. Of course, the vast majority of those are spammers, serial socks, and trolls.
How many of them were reported by Running Coach?
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Still not the highest to be banned.

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How many of them were reported by Running Coach?
In recent years, probably about 90% of them.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:54 PM
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Still not the highest to be banned.
Damn! I thought Diogenes the Cynic would hold that record. Okay, you know the next question.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:41 PM
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Damn! I thought Diogenes the Cynic would hold that record. Okay, you know the next question.
Is the answer "One. Two. Three. *CRUNCH*-Three."?
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Is the answer "One. Two. Three. *CRUNCH*-Three."?
If we had a "like" button, I'd click it for this post.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:15 PM
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Maybe I would too, if I knew what y'all were getting at. I'm a little slow, going to have to think about it some more. Come on, Czar...somebody....A vowel...something...
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:07 PM
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:40 PM
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Care to lay odds for when the member # will hit 200,000? I estimate almost exactly 10,000 members per year, so we'd be about 10 months out at the most right now. But the recent wave of spammers means the recent yearly average is likely higher than that. So June of next year?
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:52 PM
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"Active members" represents the number of members who have logged in within the past 60 days.
I am duly impressed. Unless, of course, that includes 4,700 bots and socks who were promptly killed.

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I am duly impressed. Unless, of course, that includes 4,700 bots and socks who were promptly killed.
Not quite so bad. We ban around 20-25 spammers a day, or around 1200-1500 in 60 days, so our "real" active membership excluding spammers is more like 3300-3600.

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Old 10-25-2017, 11:59 AM
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Not quite so bad. We ban around 20-25 spammers a day, or around 1200-1500 in 60 days, so our "real" active membership excluding spammers is more like 3300-3600.
So how many of those banned spammers actually plunk down the cash for paid membership, only to get banned? Does this special revenue fund the mod coffee cups, jackboots, and hidden hookers and blow parties?
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:24 PM
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I highly doubt that any spammer has paid for a membership.

Which is, of course, exactly what you'd expect me to say, to keep the revenue stream flowing for the hookers and blow.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:22 PM
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So how many of those banned spammers actually plunk down the cash for paid membership, only to get banned? Does this special revenue fund the mod coffee cups, jackboots, and hidden hookers and blow parties?
If I had a nickel for every spammer I've banned, I'd sure have a shitload of nickels.

But no, spammers, socks, and trolls unfortunately never pay for membership.
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