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Old 30 July 2011, 02:09   #1
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Is it possible to see how many people are using the forum compared to a year ago? My perception is that new threads and replies are slower now than they were and what with overt commercial posts mow being allowed, it may be that renewals need some thought.
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Old 30 July 2011, 06:40   #2
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That's an interesting one.

I think I can see the dilemma: If too many people advertise on here then it won't be worth advertising on here?

Still, I see a trade ad for a hard boat today. Caravans only a matter of time
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If too many people advertise
My concern is not the advertisers, but the ratio of them to participants.
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Surely as more and more topics are covered there will be less new threads.
As has recently been said ''Search previous threads!''
I find most topics have already been discussed although new products will mean new threads.
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Old 30 July 2011, 12:19   #5
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Once again i maybe showing my age in terms of this issue re my understand of the issue!! I thought C R meant renewals for membership as there seems to be a lot of 'dead' members on the database that do not or have not contributed for ages. Maybe there should be limits as to minimum usage. J
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Perhaps it is my age, but I read it differently.
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I was relatively active on here a year ago for some while (when looking for Searider RIB info), did not visit much for my sins until the last couple of months (for SIB info). It *appears* significantly quieter on here now comparing those two periods.
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Printed magazines have a circulation figure, I guess what I was asking is whether RIB.net has something similar.

We all have a total posts and a posts per day, it would be good to know how all those figures have changed (if at all) over the last year.

How many people are reading threads now, vs a year ago. How many people are posting, etc etc etc.

I have no idea what is possible.
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Printed magazines have a circulation figure, I guess what I was asking is whether RIB.net has something similar.

We all have a total posts and a posts per day, it would be good to know how all those figures have changed (if at all) over the last year.

How many people are reading threads now, vs a year ago. How many people are posting, etc etc etc.

I have no idea what is possible.
As we discussed the other week, we definitely find this too.
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Old 30 July 2011, 16:21   #10
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CR, can you clarify the overt commercial posts comment? I'm not aware of a strategic change in the last 12 months.

There may well be stats available. Gut feel is new members are up.

I've always found ribnet seasonal, with summer quieter.
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