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Old 03-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 4500 members~!!

Congrats to doggidaddi for becoming the 4500 member~!~

(if not, then welcome anyway`!)

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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4500....wow...a bit over a year ago we were around 1900. I wonder how many really active folks we still have. I mean outside the types that want to sell something, post 1 or 2 times and walk.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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By the current stats, approximately 480 members have posted more than 20 posts, less than 11% of the membership

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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Currently there are 2280 members that are not considered active. An active member is one that has posted at least once.

The one thing our forum allows that others do not is anonymous browsing. There are many "guests" that surf here daily that are utilizing the forum as a research tool, but are not members. That is a good thing too. Some of those 2280 members are likely doing the same thing.

All of the forums I am a member of have a percentage of members that do not post. This seems to be the norm.
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info Brett...so if I read that right, it actually is closer to 50% active?
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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Yep,

Go here for details.

Go here to see the members that spend way too much time on the forum, myself included .
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:18 AM   #7
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Where have all the flowers gone. Long time no bloomin?

Yep Eric but don't forget the many who perhaps
came, didn't appreciate the non AS related ** and took a hike, or those that tried but were treated condescendingly (in actuality or just in their minds) and limped off to nurse their wounded psyche, or those just too intimidated to test the waters. Not to mention those that have disappeared under mysterious circumstances perhaps a "philosophical cleansing" of the rolls.

IMHO the powers that be around here spend way too much time gloating about the thickness of the "phone book" they've created and near none developing ways to recover and retain lost sheep and disconnects. Maybe a kindly registrar who does bed checks is needed , or maybe just a membership retention committee.

Numbers mean nothing from my vantage point, I'm looking for warm bodies with good answers and good questions. (preferably with senses of humor who like guns, God, dogs, Reagan, common sense, scotch and the old American Way).But good answers trump most of those and beer drinkers are fine too.

Oh and before I am dutifully reminded, I already know the mantra...
"we're all just volunteers and Andy's real busy"


Wonder if this is gonna move me to the top of the "mysterious circumstances " list..?
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:20 AM   #8
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Go here to see the members that spend way too much time on the forum, myself included .


I hate to think how many keys I pressed to do all that!
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:26 AM   #9
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Thumbs up 4500 registered users...

That's pretty amazing how many folks have come here at LEAST once for info on Airstreams; and that over half of them have been here in the past year alone! And of those, how many have been at least active a little...

I guess the popularity of this product must really be skyrocketing.

Congrats to Andy, all of those of you who serve as mods, and to the collective membership who posess all of the knowledge of the universe regarding Airstreams! This is THE place to go for info!

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reference unanswered questions still.



http://www.airforums.com/forum...&threadid=9667
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:32 AM   #11
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Re: Where have all the flowers gone. Long time no bloomin?

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Wonder if this is gonna move me to the top of the "mysterious circumstances " list..?

Moderator hat on..............

The members that had their membership revoked were in all cases warned privately that their continuing attitude and attacking posts would not be tolerated. They had a chance to reform and play nice. They chose not to and were kicked off the "playground".

The posts that were the last straw in most of these cases are not in the public section of the forum because the detract form the community and were usually in violations of forum policies.

Wanting something, asking for something, that is not an issue. Demanding that one members special needs be addressed because that member thinks it is important will quite often be ignored. Much like a 4 year old throwing a tantrum.

Moderator hat off.........


I don't see the 4500 member mark post being an issue of gloating, I do think it is a great achievement based on how long the forum has been in place.
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:44 AM   #12
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I don't see the 4500 member mark post being an issue of gloating, I do think it is a great achievement based on how long the forum has been in place.


Yes it is quite an accomplishment....my sincere congratulations, .....but then so was Rome, and Troy, and Sparta, and Enron, and Braniff, must I go on? Some were unprepared for the competition, some imploded from deceit, others rested on their laurels. But all had one common shortcoming, none listened to their citizenry, their employees, their "members" ideas, they only heard the accolades and applause. What are they hearing now???

I hope that just because I didn't arrive on the first boat to this site and grab one of those hats you so loudly and proudly wear doesn't preclude me from thinking or opining here. Does it? Search as I may I just have not found the policy that says I must (as one of your subjects) agree to any or all of what you say.
It does say that I must respect you. So I will.

Perhaps you might show me the same courtesy. Although I'm aware it is not required in the policies.

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Wanting something, asking for something, that is not an issue. Demanding that one members special needs be addressed because that member thinks it is important will quite often be ignored. Much like a 4 year old throwing a tantrum.

Brett see what I mean,.... about condescending attitude. If the above is directed at me, as I must suspect since you quoted me at the outset of it and since it immediately follows a post of mine. then have the fortitude to put it plainly and point out any demand that I have made and any tantrum that I have thrown. (rant? occasionally..tantrum? never).
I do think that my question about privacy of the messaging system deserves an answer from someone who knows that answer. You are on record as saying you don't know the answer. I read that, but someone does know that answer.
I nowhere demanded anything. In fact I have been quite patient awaiting an answer. Here is my prior statementJaco wrote: "If this is a community as the staff so often refers to it , then we are citizens here and we should be shown the decency and common courtesy to at least have questions about services and features that we are encouraged (by staff) to use to be fully and honestly answered."

In absense of that answer I must only presume that eavesdropping can and does occur.
EDIT: as of late Fri afternoon 3-26-04 this has been answered by Organic Andy. He states that the PMs are private and that he strongly believes in privacy.

That has not curtailed my use of the PM feature. But I do like to know what and whom I am dealing with or writing to. So I write with multiple eyes in mind.

Now as for the old oft used retort and device of aparently trying to embarass members into a particular way of posting by referring to 4year olds throwing tantrums, can you give us a few examples of this occuring? I read most of this forum and do not recall any such activity. Yes there are occasional childish conversations but no tantrums that I recall. I have found the most childish (and boorish) conversation on the chat room portion of this site. All 3 times I have visited there you have been there so I know you can relate to my opinion, whether you agree with it or not. I have primarily gone there seeking Andy to among other things address the aforementioned question. I have not found him there.

In other (plain English) words Brett and with all due respect, what exactly are you talking about and why exactly are you talking at me about whatever it is?

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Old 03-26-2004, 11:02 AM   #13
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Oh and,

As for revoked members so be it if they would not conform.
the ones I read and appreciate and miss and am talking about are all still on the membeship list. I have e-mailed or PMd one or two with no reply. Maybe they have died for all I know, except for a few I see on other lists.

Perhaps you should list the revoked ones so no one will mistake who to wonder about. I haven't been here long enough to have a clue who was revoked, expelled, hung, walbenized or whatever yall do to em.
I do know that a hell of alot of good common sense sounding posters have disappeared. IMHO the forum can't afford to lose that kind, jst because they happen to be a bit brash. Or should I say pithy. I and Bill O'Reilly like Brash & Pithy. Does he have an Airstream?

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Old 03-26-2004, 11:24 AM   #14
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Jaco,

I get that you have a beef with this site and the community in general. How would this site be different if you had all the power to control its content? Would you moderate every thread to weed out those that made any reference to anything other than Airstreams? What would your retribution be for members who seemed to post with an "initimidating" attitude, such as yours may be perceived by a new member?

Constructive criticism is one thing. Jumping in with both feet and landing in the middle of someone simply to "make your mark" is not constructive nor does it compel one to give your thoughts any consideration whatsoever.
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