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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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#41 Chaos.Lady

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

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.



Yep, I absolutely agree with you catweazle. And I agree that this result may be a tiny bit skewed by those factors. However the results ARE surprising and I agree, they should be of concern.

I've felt for a long time that we had a very strong and loyal community of posters and regulars but I never realised just how loyal they were. :) And the complete lack of response below 3 years astounds me. I never realised it had gotten quite that bad here.

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#42 seehund

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:23 AM

10 years or so I think. Been a while but I can't seem to leave...but also can't seem to find the level of interest to post much either. Full-time offline lurker these days.

#43 chrisg

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

Hmm, New blood has been a rarity for quite a while, three years doesn't really surprise me much. Every now and again a seemingly new name appears then you notice they actually have a number of posts. Presumably lurkers or long-time absentees. Cheers
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#44 twinair

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

I've felt for a long time that we had a very strong and loyal community of posters and regulars but I never realised just how loyal they were. :) And the complete lack of response below 3 years astounds me. I never realised it had gotten quite that bad here.


Not only is the sub three year block of users - who responded to the poll - zero. But the ten year and above block of users is dwindling. Through my binoculars I can see the event horizon.


We should rename the forums to http://forums.blackholempc.com.au :P
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#45 codecreeper

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

I've felt for a long time that we had a very strong and loyal community of posters and regulars but I never realised just how loyal they were. :) And the complete lack of response below 3 years astounds me. I never realised it had gotten quite that bad here.


Not only is the sub three year block of users - who responded to the poll - zero. But the ten year and above block of users is dwindling. Through my binoculars I can see the event horizon.


We should rename the forums to http://forums.blackholempc.com.au :P


Would be interesting to see who makes the most posts and if they still active on the forums. May be a list of posters and post counts.

But i can feel these forums getting smaller in size too. One thing i like about these forums is its more mature in the way we post things ,well except on certain issues.

Edited by codecreeper, 17 February 2014 - 02:23 PM.

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#46 Xen

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

I've felt for a long time that we had a very strong and loyal community of posters and regulars but I never realised just how loyal they were. :) And the complete lack of response below 3 years astounds me. I never realised it had gotten quite that bad here.


Not only is the sub three year block of users - who responded to the poll - zero. But the ten year and above block of users is dwindling. Through my binoculars I can see the event horizon.


We should rename the forums to http://forums.blackholempc.com.au :P


Would be interesting to see who makes the most posts and if they still active on the forums. May be a list of posters and post counts.

But i can feel these forums getting smaller in size too. One thing i like about these forums is its more mature in the way we post things ,well except on certain issues.



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#47 The Tick

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

I have been here a long, long time. I subscribed at issue 1 but joined the forums probably 12 months later.

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#48 stadl

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

I bought my first issue around September 2001 and joined the forums a couple of months later. Went through what seems a not particularly rare forum lifecycle, of starting with 90:10% tech:chat, heavily involved, then migrating through tech sections after a few years of each tech section having the same topics for Q&A, and then end up 10:90% tech:green, with the level of attendence going up and down.

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#49 Mac Dude

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:23 PM

I've felt for a long time that we had a very strong and loyal community of posters and regulars but I never realised just how loyal they were. :) And the complete lack of response below 3 years astounds me. I never realised it had gotten quite that bad here.


Not only is the sub three year block of users - who responded to the poll - zero. But the ten year and above block of users is dwindling. Through my binoculars I can see the event horizon.


We should rename the forums to http://forums.blackholempc.com.au :P


Would be interesting to see who makes the most posts and if they still active on the forums. May be a list of posters and post counts.

But i can feel these forums getting smaller in size too. One thing i like about these forums is its more mature in the way we post things ,well except on certain issues.



http://forums.atomic...x.php?act=Stats


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#50 nobody813

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

I'm the only newbie there :-P

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#51 Xen

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

I'm the only newbie there :-P

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God, im back at the top of the board again.

I haven't seen that for a while.

#52 Cybes

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:26 PM

ME at the top..? That script is clearly broken. :P

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#53 Nich...

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:04 PM

Look at that Chaos.Lady spamming her way to the top by hosting 'games' where she plays with us like pawns!



Off the top of my head, xnatex and xyzzy were the two newer members I had much interaction with. But I'm old and my memory is fuzzy. And even they're not particularly fresh off the boat.
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#54 GoFaster

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:10 PM

Off the top of my head, xnatex and xyzzy were the two newer members I had much interaction with. But I'm old and my memory is fuzzy. And even they're not particularly fresh off the boat.


They seem like the only new 'regulars' that Atomic has had in ages and xyzzy has left (and been nuked :P)

#55 spyder

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

Honestly cannot remember what date I joined on. Definitely over 10 years though...

#56 GTAV6

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

Joined November/December 2001. Funny, you'd think that in all that time I'd have managed at least one useful post, but nope...

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#57 Cybes

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Funny, you'd think that in all that time I'd have managed at least one useful post, but nope...

Phbtbtbtbt! :P~~~

You got yourself a shiny blue tag, dude. Musta been something worth while in there.

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#58 NukeJockey

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

Damn, that stats page is interesting. I remember when I used to average anywhere between 10-30 posts a day, now its lucky if I make 1 or 2 posts per day.
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#59 chrisg

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:29 PM

:) Yeah, but how often do those high posters also post on FB ? I can tell you two that don't myself and cybes, neither of us even have a Facebook account. Cheers
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#60 kikz

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

Funny, you'd think that in all that time I'd have managed at least one useful post, but nope...

Phbtbtbtbt! :P~~~

You got yourself a shiny blue tag, dude. Musta been something worth while in there.

Post a lot and be around for a long time. That's about the requirements. Check out the top 40-60 posters of all time... :p




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