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Poll: How long ago did you join Atomic forums? (226 member(s) have cast votes)

It doesn't have to be exact, just an estimate is okay!

  1. Less than 3 months (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Less than 6 months (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  3. Less than 1 year (2 votes [0.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.86%

  4. Somewhere from 1 year to 3 years (5 votes [2.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.16%

  5. Somewhere from 3 years to 5 years (11 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

  6. Over 5 years (64 votes [27.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.59%

  7. Over 10 years (149 votes [64.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.22%

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#21 Rybags

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:38 AM

Kinda funny... early on the forums were real buggy and downtime was fairly regular. I think I took about a year to hit 1,000 posts. And that Immortal required some relatively pissy amount - 10,000 ???

#22 GhostWhoWalks

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:05 AM

Dunno. A good long while I reckon. Edit: Apparently almost 9 years. I guess that qualifies as a good long while. That's from first post date. Same user name, same avatar. I would have been lurking and reading for a while before then, so I imagine close to if not over 10 years if you count the lurking period. I rarely engage in social conversations unless prodded.

Edited by GhostWhoWalks, 16 February 2014 - 03:18 AM.


#23 smakme7757

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:43 AM

I went back in the archive and saw a few posts from me back in 2003. Has it really been that long lol.

Edited by smakme7757, 16 February 2014 - 03:55 AM.


#24 Quazar

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:40 AM

My profile informs me that I've been a member since September 08, I have from issue #40 (May '04) of the mag and would assume that I've been on the forums since around then. I'll say 5+ years, I tend to lurk and only post if I think I've got something constructive to offer.
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#25 Director

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:06 AM

Loooooong time. Now get off my lawn.

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#26 Chaos.Lady

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

Wow. Okay, so my comment was that many of our posters have been here more than 3 years and many of those more than 5 - apparently I was being conservative!!! Apparently most of our active posters have been here a LOOOOONG time! :)

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#27 aliali

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

Ooo sometime in 03. Earliest post I can find in the archive is dated 23/2/03.

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#28 chrisg

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, over a decade, can't be bothered looking in the archives but late 2002 I would think. Cheers
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#29 Nich...

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

Kinda funny... early on the forums were real buggy and downtime was fairly regular.

Didn't take long to work out if you hit 'show all threads on single page', it'd crash the server. <.<


Wow... Time really flies

2008 join date


My profile informs me that I've been a member since September 08


Profiles will only show accurate dates if you joined from 2009 onwards. Everyone else migrated from the old custom forum to IPB was given the same join date (it never used to be tracked, so there was nothing to import)
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#30 Betzie

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:46 PM

2002 or 2003 nfi why still here...

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#31 scruffy1

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

6 years per my info page...

ummmmmmmmmmm............


#32 AccessDenied

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:49 PM

scruffy: The page is a lie. I'm 6yrs as well on the info page. That's just when we came across to Atomic V(potato). Not the original V1 or V2. AD
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#33 plebsmacker

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'm not really active these days, but I'd say a while or longer.
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#34 Cybes

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:33 PM

6 years per my info page...

Habit. ;P

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#35 fredzfrog

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:25 AM

Allo!
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#36 Waltish

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:14 AM

Bought the first issue just before I bought my first computer what a beast it was with a 750Mhz Duron hehehe .

Signed on to Atomic maybe several weeks after the forum got rolling properly.


This the oldest post of mine I could find http://archive.atomi...p...mp;t=523&h= , It says 1000 posts and I am immortal but my rank is champion hehe rank thresholds were changed a number of times, I have been a guru three times now hehehe.

Edited by Waltish, 17 February 2014 - 04:27 AM.

? After All This Time ?

 

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#37 Xen

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

Started reading the mag in late 01. Joined the forums in 2003 but never posted for a hell of a long time.

#38 smadge1

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:53 AM

i joined back when I had a 56kbps modem and a shiny new 40GB HDD.
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#39 Catweazle

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:29 AM

Wow. Okay, so my comment was that many of our posters have been here more than 3 years and many of those more than 5 - apparently I was being conservative!!!

Apparently most of our active posters have been here a LOOOOONG time! :)



Kinda endorses the comments I was making about the forums being stagnant/inactive, Chaos.Lady. This has kinda surprised me, to be honest. At PCPP, although newer 'active' arrivals are rather rare, there are defs some of the current crop of regulars who have shown up during the past year or two.

But gotta take it with a grain of salt too. There'll doubtless be some peeps who just "don't do" polls. There'll doubtless be some peeps responding who are actually way, way more 'reader' than 'contributor'. But it should be a concern. Coz attracting new peeps in is kinda like breathing for a forum. Let it stop and you're gonna end up dead.

#40 kikz

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

I've notice pretty much the same handful of people, maybe 20 or so, contribute to the vast majority of content to the vast majority of threads. The tech sections barely move anymore. This poll about lines up with my gut feel for how many people are actually posting, and who they are.




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