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100,000!!!
#3067779 01/11/21 08:00 AM
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Our Piano Forums stats a few minutes ago, just before I approved member 100,000!

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I'm very proud that the Piano World Piano Forums family now has over 100,000 registered piano loving members around the world!
If you are already a member, thank you. Please encourage others to join.

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Re: 100,000!!!
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Congratulations!

Do you know how many members have posted and the total number of views?


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Re: 100,000!!!
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I looked at the membership a few months ago ... in November I think.

At that time there were 97,483 members. Of those, 90,114 members were not active at any time in 2020. So only 7.6% of members were active in 2020.

I also looked at post counts. I noticed that 50.0% of members have never posted, and 86.6% have posted no more than 10 times.
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# POSTS   # USERS  % OF USERS   CUM %
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0          48,705     50.0%     50.0%
1          10,891     11.2%     61.1%
2           7,735      7.9%     69.1%
3-6        12,485     12.8%     81.9%
7-10        4,592      4.7%     86.6%

So the number of members does not reflect forum activity.
It's clear that a small number of members account for most of the activity.
Others here have noted in the past that this is typical of many forum sites.

Re: 100,000!!!
MacMacMac #3067815 01/11/21 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
I looked at the membership a few months ago ... in November I think.

At that time there were 97,483 members. Of those, 90,114 members were not active at any time in 2020. So only 7.6% of members were active in 2020.

I also looked at post counts. I noticed that 50.0% of members have never posted, and 86.6% have posted no more than 10 times.
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# POSTS   # USERS  % OF USERS   CUM %
--------- -------  ----------   -----
0          48,705     50.0%     50.0%
1          10,891     11.2%     61.1%
2           7,735      7.9%     69.1%
3-6        12,485     12.8%     81.9%
7-10        4,592      4.7%     86.6%

So the number of members does not reflect forum activity.
It's clear that a small number of members account for most of the activity.
Others here have noted in the past that this is typical of many forum sites.

I'm curious, do you take pleasure in being a killjoy?

I'm well aware that many members never post, I have people email me that they have been following the forums for years but never felt compelled to post.

Many industry professionals follow the forums every day, but choose not to get involved because they don't want to deal with the backlash.

The 100,000 represents members who's accounts are still active, with over 40,000 still receiving our newsletters.
(some people opt out of receiving any communications from us, including the newsletter).

I belong to several forums that I don't bother to post in because I don't have anything worthwhile to add.
I still follow them, or at the very least choose to keep my membership active.
I don't think posting is an indication of whether or not one is engaged. We have plenty of posters who maybe shouldn't be posting quite so much :-)

Then there are the thousands of visitors who come to peruse the forums but don't bother to join.

This is a snapshot I just took of who's online. Note the number of "guests" versus members.
Now some of these guests are actually members who for whatever reason didn't log in, but many of them are just what it says, visitors.

At the time of this snapshot there were nearly ten times as many guests as members.
Guests are still eyeballs on the forums. (guests do not count in the membership totals).

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And of course there are members who signed up, got what they wanted and rarely come back.

The actual member number in our database is currently 108437, the difference being people who have chosen to close their account or have been banned do not show up in the public totals.

So overall, in spite of your efforts to burst my bubble, I'm still very proud of what I/we have accomplished over the years.

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Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
I looked at the membership a few months ago ... in November I think.

At that time there were 97,483 members. Of those, 90,114 members were not active at any time in 2020. So only 7.6% of members were active in 2020.

I also looked at post counts. I noticed that 50.0% of members have never posted, and 86.6% have posted no more than 10 times.
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# POSTS   # USERS  % OF USERS   CUM %
--------- -------  ----------   -----
0          48,705     50.0%     50.0%
1          10,891     11.2%     61.1%
2           7,735      7.9%     69.1%
3-6        12,485     12.8%     81.9%
7-10        4,592      4.7%     86.6%

So the number of members does not reflect forum activity.
It's clear that a small number of members account for most of the activity.
Others here have noted in the past that this is typical of many forum sites.

People who come here and only read posts are they active or inactive member ?

Last edited by Serge88; 01/11/21 09:30 AM.


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Re: 100,000!!!
Piano World #3067821 01/11/21 09:32 AM
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First of all: congratulations to Frank, and everyone else involved here. It's quite a milestone.

Secondly, a quick calculation based on Frank's and MacMacMac's statistical data reveals that 13.4% of the members do 85.8% of all the hard work (i.e. posting)*. smile

If someone wants a summary of what's been said on PW since the beginning, I'm not volunteering. grin

*Assuming that the 86.6% mentioned by MacMacMac have posted on average 5 times each. In reality they probably have posted less.


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Boy, I felt like a latecomer when I joined as member #5,568. Congratulations Frank.

Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by Sir Lurksalot
Boy, I felt like a latecomer when I joined as member #5,568. Congratulations Frank.

Just curious - where did you find your number?

Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by David-G
Originally Posted by Sir Lurksalot
Boy, I felt like a latecomer when I joined as member #5,568. Congratulations Frank.

Just curious - where did you find your number?

Member numbers used to appear below your user name with every post. Now it just shows Joined date. But if you go to your main profile info page (not the edit page), your member number appears in the solid bar just above and to the left of your username (or directly above your avatar if you have one).

Re: 100,000!!!
Sir Lurksalot #3067859 01/11/21 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir Lurksalot
Originally Posted by David-G
Originally Posted by Sir Lurksalot
Boy, I felt like a latecomer when I joined as member #5,568. Congratulations Frank.

Just curious - where did you find your number?

Member numbers used to appear below your user name with every post. Now it just shows Joined date. But if you go to your main profile info page (not the edit page), your member number appears in the solid bar just above and to the left of your username (or directly above your avatar if you have one).
Thanks for the info. I'm member 10970 - and I joined in May 2005 (but didn't start posting until July 2008). Apparently membership grew exponentially during the past 15 years. Kudos to Frank for his commitment to keeping this going.

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Re: 100,000!!!
Piano World #3067874 01/11/21 11:23 AM
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Congrats, Frank!

Also, interesting re the membership details. I'm member number 9063. smile


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by Piano World
I'm very proud that the Piano World Piano Forums family now has over 100,000 registered piano loving members around the world!

Congratulation, Frank B. (and team) – and thanks for providing us with this nice place/space!

Originally Posted by Sir Lurksalot
Boy, I felt like a latecomer when I joined as member #5,568. Congratulations Frank.

Well, somehow I'm led to believe that before joining, sir, you've been lurking quite a lot...

(I'm member number 105,094.)


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Congratulations, Frank!

Wishing you continued success with Piano World in 2021, and beyond!

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Re: 100,000!!!
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And I'm member #20!

Who else here is in the 1st 100?


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Originally Posted by Steve Cohen
And I'm member #20!

Who else here is in the 1st 100?


If you pull up the forum member list , you can click on ‘joined date’ to display all who joined in 2001


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by Steve Cohen
And I'm member #20!

Who else here is in the 1st 100?

Member number 30 here; joined May 21, 2001, but I was a member in the previous version of Piano World for a year or so.

Regards,

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Re: 100,000!!!
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What was the previous version of PW?


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Congrats! Milestones are always a fun thing to track smile

I can attest to having been a lurker for a long time before I had piano questions and created an account to ask them.


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by Steve Cohen
And I'm member #20!

Who else here is in the 1st 100?

It was hard enough to pull out the top 50 (without pulling all the other data like email, post counts, etc.)

(the forum software is member #1)
Piano World #2
Rich #3
Alex #4
Cork #5
LadyElton #6
Eldon #7
DaveV #9
Dan #10
Dwain Lee #11
jodi #12
dk #13
Penny #14
Steve Miller #15
Joy #16
shofir #17
magnezium #18
Jamie #19
Steve Cohen #20
lb #21
Murray #22
William Paul #23
Dave Andrews #24
MacDuff #25
Kathleen #26
N.P. #27
Loquitur #28
Hakki #29
BruceD #30
AndrewG #31
Nathan #32
Brendan #33
April #34
jperiod #35
wghornsby #36
Jerry Van Ee #37
Dave G #38
dmcallan #39
sj@@k #40
Jon Young #41
Rich D. #42
Brad #43
gwood #44
Jerry M #45
Diarmuid #46
markg #47
Niles Duncan #49
David Burton #50
Steve #51


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Re: 100,000!!!
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
What was the previous version of PW?

There are a few examples of our original forum here...

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/919373/forums-nostalgia.html

The original website was hosted by tiac.net, starting in 1997 I believe.
Some snippets of the original are still available on sites that claim to have indexed the old web sites.


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