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Old 19 August 2004, 08:42   #1
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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.
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These are shy people who one day we will welcome into the beautiful harmonious community of Ribnet!!!
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Oh put so eloquently!

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Old 19 August 2004, 09:22   #4
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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.
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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!
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ps. I know I'm a social inadequate, so I don't bother hiding my identity on Ribnet.
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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 !
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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 . . .

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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
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I hope the bandwidth we are using isn't coming out of your own pocket
It's just about covered at the moment, although it's likely to keep going up. I'm working on a new trade directory which I hope will bring in some advertising revenue, but it would also be good to see more people contributing by becoming paid members

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or possibly start culling . . .

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Did someone mention a cull!
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John, can you elaborate. What are "spiders"?

Andy

PS. Can't you cap the size/quality of the picture we post even more. Culling Photo's of a year or more is probably OK
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perhaps pm the nasty words

Perhaps the nasty-gram about being a "nosey bastard" is best left to personal messages. I don't really care to read about anyone's rantings about being wee'd off at another member, thank you. Disagree all you want, but let's not get nasty on a personal level. I KNOW I once said "%$#^ off" to a group of individuals who were reaming me for "a particular fishing practice" and one individual took it as a REAL nasty-gram to him. I apologize, again, as I erred. So, let's all chill out in public; in private you can fill in the "%$#^" if you care to!! Peace. john
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Perhaps the nasty-gram about being a "nosey bastard" is best left to personal messages.
Just to set your mind at rest, Jklingel, MeMe and myself are the very best of buddies and regularly play act at being abusive to one another on the forum. We boat together a lot in North Wales and share a bizarre sense of humour, which unfortunately is often misunderstood, particularly by foreigners MeMe himself is the biggest wind-up merchant on Ribnet. So, take another puff on your peace pipe and don't take life so bloody seriously.
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Mr Kennett, you have PM!

Mr Davies and Hightower, thinking of heading down to the sunny isle of wight anytime soon?!

MeMe, I reckon these guests are nervous about stepping out of the shadows. Maybe we're all really intimidating or something.

I have a half eaten packet of Haribo here and a bottle of "Skull Splitter" beer from Orkney Brewery. Maybe the thought of sweet tangy munch, and rank booze will entice them out....
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We were all spectators/new people (guests) once!
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OH! NOW I get it!

Dear Dr Phil (Davies): Foreigners! We just don't get it, I guess. Ex-cuuuuse me(me)! I did not know that you two guys regularly rag the *&^$ out of each other. A little friendly abuse is certainly acceptable. I wonder if I could...nah, never mind. I am a foreigner and it might get mis-interpreted by some foreigner. Happy ribbing, in BOTH senses of the word. j-*(&^%ing-klingel
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Mr Davies and Hightower, thinking of heading down to the sunny isle of wight anytime soon?!
Hi Tim. As I think Daniel TD5 said in another thread, the South East sub-5m bunch are more than willing to attend another attempt at the IoW. We even have plans to rope in Mr Wayne Rogers from Suffolk, although he doesn't know it yet
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Can I gatecrash this trip?

I was planning a visit to the IOW in the next three weeks and it sounds like fun!

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