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Number of members

Is there any list of members on this forum/website? Any way to see how many members in the sangha currently here or is that info available to admin only?

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  • TiggerTigger Toronto, Canada Veteran

    I would assume admin only but frederica would probably best answer that.

    Since you ask though I was thinking about something a while back that I never mentioned but thought it would be neat to have. Since this post is about other members in the sangha it fits. What do people think about having birthdays on here or notification when there is a birthday? Too intrusive?

  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited March 29

    .... * raises hand *
    present and accounted for.

    :mrgreen:

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Not a clue. Gonna pass this one on to the Head Honcho! Calling @Linc!

    Hozan
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    We have a bit over 16,000 members. I don't have a stat on how many of those are currently active handy.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator
    edited March 29

    I would say at a very rough guestimate, around 20.

    It bears saying that this includes every single person who has ever logged into newbuddhist, even for only one visit; it includes past and present members, and I'm sure @Linc will confirm that we approve many new members on a regular basis, but only a small proportion of those actually commit to joining the forum at all....

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Roll Call for active members?

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Here!!

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    (Not all) here!

    lobsterHozandhammachickNirvana
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Ive just posted members ive seen active in the last days or week but obviously I havent included the full list of active users there. Feel free to add your name. List above totals 35 !

  • HozanHozan Veteran
    edited March 30

    @grackle . 36!

  • HozanHozan Veteran
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @Namada 38!

  • HozanHozan Veteran
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @JohnMac 40!

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @Walker 41!

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    Let's not just mention everyone for the hell of it.

    @federica A guesstimate of '20' is, I believe, very low. I'd be shocked if it was under 60, and I'd bet it's easily over 100 if you just count folks stopping by and logging in, not necessarily posting.

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator
    edited March 30

    I've found the human brain is very bad at estimating "recently active" in general, by the way. My guesses are based on actually looking at data repeatedly over the years and experiences of likewise always guessing way too low. My opinion is that anyone who has posted in the last 90 days is "active" and our brains are a poor register for that long of a time.

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Hi @Linc sorry didnt mean any trouble by putting names in. Point taken. :)

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    I got curious and we're about 90 days into the year so why not. I queried the database.

    355 users have checked in so far in 2017.

    See? I still guessed way too low.

    TreeLuvr87Nirvana
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    @Linc said:
    Let's not just mention everyone for the hell of it.

    @federica A guesstimate of '20' is, I believe, very low. I'd be shocked if it was under 60, and I'd bet it's easily over 100 if you just count folks stopping by and logging in, not necessarily posting.

    Ah. Yeah, I guess you're right, but I couldn't check the database.... I see what you mean.... I was actually referring simply to those who come in regularly and are actively and habitually contributing to discussions.

    But according to Hozan's estimates, still way too low even then.

  • KaydeekayKaydeekay UK Explorer

    Why are you interested in this :) (out of curiosity)?

  • TiggerTigger Toronto, Canada Veteran

    Maybe he wants to send us all presents :p

    karastidhammachickNirvana
  • TiggerTigger Toronto, Canada Veteran

    @federica, did you see my post about the birthdays? Any thoughts?

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Not that I can actually contribute; the previous format for the website (before we got vanilla) had birthdays announced at the foot of the page. Can't see anything like that here....

    Again, that's an @Linc question......

  • I still stop in and read quite a bit, maybe once a month. Still love this community, just have very little to post.

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    @federica said:
    Not that I can actually contribute

    Well there's a difference between asking if you think it's valuable and whether you can make it appear. :) It'd be silly to put them in the reverse order...

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Indeed. Well, I'm not sure it's valuable at all - maybe some people simply don't want that to be memorable... and as for making it appear... well... that's over to you....

  • TiggerTigger Toronto, Canada Veteran

    It doesn't appear anyone is interested so no worries.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Tigger said:
    Maybe he wants to send us all presents :p

    Iz plan?
    I am definitely here. Chocolate welcome. o:)

    dhammachick
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I don't understand this game...
    Anyone calling the roll, @Hozan ?

  • Lee82Lee82 Veteran

    I'm on the list already and have visited sporadically for the past few years. Sometimes it's multiple times per day, other times a week or two between visits. Sometimes I sign in and sometimes not. I find it doesn't take too long to look through recent posts and catch up.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    People come, people go... when of their own volition, to return is a welcome back... and the door is always open....

    Lee82lobsterTigger
  • namarupanamarupa Veteran

    Here. Sorry I'm late!

  • Will_BakerWill_Baker Vermont Veteran

    @namarupa said:
    Here. Sorry I'm late!

    :-)

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    @namarupa said:
    Here. Sorry I'm late!

    As you're late, you can stay behind and clean the chalkboards....

    Will_BakerShoshinlobsterHozan
  • genkakugenkaku Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

    Traffic was terrible!

    Hozanlobster
  • DhammikaDhammika Veteran

    Here.

    Hozan
  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `     ` `     ` Outa Range Fridays thru Sundays South Carolina, USA Veteran

    STILL here. Don't often get drawn into the fray, though.

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Hey @Nirvana . Good to meet you

  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @Nirvana said:
    STILL here. Don't often get drawn into the fray, though.

    Don't worry, I'll figure something out :awesome:

    federicaVastmindHozan
  • I consider myself a long standing member. Just a quiet one. =)

    Hozanmosquito
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Hi @Marcelle . Good to meet you. :)

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