Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 19 August 2004, 09:42   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
Guests, who the bloody......

.....hell are they all ? If you look at "who's online" you'll see all of us lot, us members but you'll also see load of people logged in as "Guests". I'm perplexed, who are they all and why do they not then turn into members ? Another of lifes boring questions.
__________________

__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 10:10   #2
Member
 
ribraff's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,209
Guests

These are shy people who one day we will welcome into the beautiful harmonious community of Ribnet!!!
__________________

__________________
Hypalon Tubes built in-house,retubing, repairs, Accessories
www.ribtube.co.uk
ribraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 10:15   #3
Member
 
Nick Hearne's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
Make: Ribeye,SR4 & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115,50 & 15Hp Yams
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,242
Oh put so eloquently!

Now get back to work!
__________________
Nick Hearne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 10:22   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
ok. if I have to...

...
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 11:47   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeMe
who are they all and why do they not then turn into members ?
Don't forget the Ribnet User CP allows you to mask your identity when online and I think you'll find some of these 'guests' ARE Ribnet members. And who's to say the genuine guests don't subsequently turn into new members anyway? The forum does seems to be growing at an impressive rate.

There are of course many advantages to sneaking covertly around in cyberspace, one of which is to stop nosey bastards like you stalking other Ribnet members by viewing 'Who's online'. In fact, in your particular case I am considering applying for a banning order. Your obsession with answering all my posts with frivolous and derisive comments is making my life on Ribnet quite intolerable and frankly I find myself losing the will to carry on.

Perhaps an even more pertinent reason for keeping one's presence online secret is to prevent other members from seeing exactly how much time you spend on Ribnet during the course of the average week, and therefore fool them into thinking you are not in fact a sad, social inadequate and do have a life outside the forum.
__________________
Phil Davies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 12:02   #6
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
Perhaps an even more pertinent reason for keeping one's presence online secret is to prevent other members from seeing exactly how much time you spend on Ribnet during the course of the average week, and therefore fool them into thinking you are not in fact a sad, social inadequate and do have a life outside the forum.
Oh that strikes a chord!
__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 12:12   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970


ps. I know I'm a social inadequate, so I don't bother hiding my identity on Ribnet.
__________________
Phil Davies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 14:04   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
You one to talk, you're......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
stop nosey bastards like you stalking other Ribnet members by viewing 'Who's online'. In fact, in your particular case I am considering applying for a banning order. Your obsession with answering all my posts with frivolous and derisive comments is making my life on Ribnet quite intolerable

...........the only man I know who gets Chrismas cards from his local pet shop, however, I suppose for someone who buys as many "bunnies" as you, you deserve them - you mad stalking bunny boiler. If the reader would like to judge for themselves, click onto "who's online" and see how oftern Phil Bunny Boiler Davies is on there- wierdo !
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 15:33   #9
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
Don't forget the Ribnet User CP allows you to mask your identity when online and I think you'll find some of these 'guests' ARE Ribnet members. And who's to say the genuine guests don't subsequently turn into new members anyway? The forum does seems to be growing at an impressive rate.
Registered members who are logged in but hiding don't show up at all. Guests are anyone who is looking at the site but not logged in (so presumably not a member). This does include the "spiders" and other "bots" that the search engines use to crawl around the web indexing as they go, which can give misleadingly high counts for guests!

The forum is growing like a thing possessed, with around 100 new members signing up each month at the moment. In July there were 53,298 visits to the site which accounted for 2,208,060 hits!

The really staggering growth is the amount of disk space that the site takes up -- it's over half a gigabyte now. In the last few months absolutely everyone has got a digital camera, and the number of image attachments has rocketed and shows no sign of slowing down. If it carries on like this I'll either have to move the site (again!) to a dedicated server, or possibly start culling photos . . .

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2004, 16:23   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Torquay
Make: Bayliner
Length: 5m +
Engine: I/B 3L
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Kennett
The forum is growing like a thing possessed, with around 100 new members signing up each month at the moment. In July there were 53,298 visits to the site which accounted for 2,208,060 hits!
Congratulations John a testament to your steady hand at the helm.

I hope the bandwidth we are using isn't coming out of your own pocket
__________________

__________________
TQBoater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.