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Attendance on PF. How is it possible that forum has from 15-20 new users every day?


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26 Jan 2013  #31

Let's make some records together.

Mods, how does Twitter help to increase traffic in Polishforums?
https://twitter.com/PolishForums

noreenb Activity: 7 / 550
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26 Jan 2013  #32

150 - the longer, the better ;)
not always of course, lol
f stop Activity: 25 / 2,636
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26 Jan 2013  #33

how does Twitter help to increase traffic in Polishforums?

I still don't get Twitter. I find it totally overwhelming.. so I'm down to just few of the funniest people I'm following. I don't think I could not take added traffic of Polishforums.
Wroclaw Boy  
27 Jan 2013  #34

how does Twitter help to increase traffic in Polishforums?

SEO - social networking, similar to PF's Facebook page

I still don't get Twitter.

Twitters is basically for people who follow other people. I dont really give a crap what other famous people are doing.
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27 Jan 2013  #35

I dont really give a crap what other famous people are doing.

but if I ever need a chuckle during a boring meeting, this is the place to go.
Here is one you can appreciate, I think:
I'm constantly amazed at how different my twin daughters are. Lisa is so much more positive & confident than her sister Hog Face.
pawian Activity: 127 / 6,582
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27 Jan 2013  #36

I noticed sth interesting - at 2 am Polish time, the attendance of registered users drops to 4-5 on average. (guests - about 50).

It means most of registered ones are residing in Poland.
Wroclaw Boy  
27 Jan 2013  #37

Its almost always boring on here when Europe sleeps.
beckski Activity: 12 / 1,620
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30 Jan 2013  #38

When Poland is snoozing, I tend to see an average 6 or 7 registered users. Usually same users too. Gotta love the advantages of being a Gold Member & seeing who is online!
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14 Nov 2014  #39

Merged: Is the "number of users on live forums" set at 293 a fake number?

I suspect so. The more "popular" the contents of the threads, the greater number of users shown on the bar at the bottom of the page. There may be two reasons for that. Either

1. the forum attracts more people who prefer such contents over a more "heavy" one as it used to be in the past, or

2. the number is artificially "pumped up" to show greater readership of the forum.

The number displayed on my screen at this moment is 293 (12:05). Some two to three weeks ago and backw it was always fixed around the number of 100. I find it impossible to have increased at such a pace over such a short period, so I suspect some kind of manipulation with the number is done. What do you think of it?

At 12:34, I opened th PF on another card and saw the number slided to 96 only !!! It is very ineresting, isn't it? Never before could I observe such rapid changes in that number within half an hour, though it is possible, of course. But it was also possible to add 200 to the counter, so the true number at 12:05 would have been 93 rather than 293. I hope that it is a conspiracy theory rather that the truth, but I must say that in the past I could observe actions on the forum regarding my posts which could easily be qualified as dishonest on the part of the administration of the forum.
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14 Nov 2014  #40

you could be right it could be done for marketing purposes,again but I think is illegal(dont know the laws)
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Administrator  
14 Nov 2014  #41

Your post is a proof why layman should not discuss things they don't understand... :). The number may include search engine bots that visit the site for 5-300 seconds to index the content. Most of these robots are ignored in the count, but since their IPs change it's not possible to keep up. Still, the same number appears on every page (if you change the page it may increase or decrease in the meantime).

I opened th PF on another card and saw the number slided to 96 only !!! It is very ineresting, isn't it?

No, it's simple logic 101. The number is in real time so within several seconds it can change (especially if search bots are currently indexing the site).

I hope that it is a conspiracy theory rather that the truth, but I must say that in the past I could observe actions on the forum regarding my posts which could easily be qualified as dishonest on the part of the administration of the forum.

If you don't understand something or don't read the forum rules, you will always try to shift the blame from yourself to others. As they say: "If all else fails, read the manual."

But you gave a good idea which has been contemplated by moderators to remove the number completely. Maybe we will.
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22 Nov 2014  #42

Anyone notice the number of users drastically went down suddenly after this post?




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