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Hey guys we're not far away from the big 1 Millionth Post !!!

We're currently at 958,072, 41,928 to go and at the rate we post up on this forum it shan't be long.

Wonder what it's going to be and by WHOM :idunno: :D:D:D
 

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Hey guys we're not far away from the big 1 Millionth Post !!!

We're currently at 958,072, 41,928 to go and at the rate we post up on this forum it shan't be long.

Wonder what it's going to be and by WHOM :idunno: :D:D:D

It'll be "This is the one-millionth post!!!", and it'll be from Jazzy ;-)
 

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Just had a look back through my previous "anorakish" efforts :)

The early records:
Jan 2002 - 400 members and 25,000 posts.
Jul 2002 - 1,100 members and 79,000 posts.
Dec 2002 - 1,600 members and 131,000 posts.
Mar 2003 - 2,000 members and 183,000 posts.
Apr 2003 the forum lost all records and had to start again :-(

Jun 2003 - 1,200 members and 15,000 posts.
Jul 2004 - 3,200 members and 165,000 posts.
Jun 2005 - 6,000 members and 300,000 posts.
Dec 2005 - 7,600 members and 365,000 posts.
May 2006 - 10,000 members and 430,000 posts.
Sep 2006 - 12,000 members and 480,000 posts.
Feb 2007 - 15,000 members and 500,000 posts.
Sep 2007 - 20,000 members and 560,000 posts.
Nov 2008 - 29,000 members and 659,000 posts.

My own observations:
Feb 9th 2010 - 38,377 members, 59,628 threads and 804,749 posts.
Apr 22nd 2010 - 40,000 members, 62,794 threads and 840,990 posts.
Jun 3rd 2010 - 41,008 members and 854,298 posts.
Jul 15th 2010 - 42,000 members.
Nov 2nd 2010 - 45,000 members.
Jan 31st 2011 - 47,000 members.
May 27th 2011 - 50,000 members, 70,857 threads and 930,566 posts.
Aug 7th 2011 - 51,736 members.
Oct 18th 2011 - 53,258 members, 73,331 threads and 958,106 posts.

http://www.fireblades.org/forums/supporting-members-only/81903-40-000-firebladers.html

http://www.fireblades.org/forums/site-comments-help/93348-50-000-members.html

That's eight years to get the first 931,000 posts. At 318 per day that would give us 1,000,000 posts around 132 days from now - Feb 25th 2012.
On the other hand, we've had 104,000 posts since June 3rd 2010. Which takes us to 203 days from now - May 6th 2012.
But the last six months have seen 27,540 posts which takes us out to 215 days - May 18th 2012.
So, I reckon it'll be around May 1st 2012 that we see 1,000,000 posts :)


Worth noting, with over 50,000 members we're barely making 200 posts per day. Back in '02 they were pushing out 300 per day from well under 1600 members! In '03 they were making more than 400 per day from just 3000 members!
Was life so much more exciting back then, or was it so utterly boring that riders did nothing but sit at their computers :)
Sadly, I think nowadays far too few members actually post anything at all. But perhaps that's because the information they're chasing is already so well documented here that after a simple search they don't need to ask.
 

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That's pretty awesome stats. 2003 forums were pretty new to the average non-nerdy person.

I think some forums are a lot more active because there's so many very experienced riders here. They don't really need to ask anything. The other forum I frequent is for newbie bikes so many posts that would be "boring" here get massive attention there.

Everyone here can advise me on riding over RR tracks for example but on a newbie site, 300 other people all pipe up and talk about how it was for them or how they're still avoiding it etc. There was a whole thread about falling over by forgetting to put the kickstand down! Something like that wouldn't last too long here.
Actual riding experiences aren't discussed much here, we usually just get a video.

We need more new riders seeking advice. Where does fireblades.org advertise? I don't ever see the caps or t-shirts anywhere. Bumper stickers? Has anyone put up an invite in the local Honda Dealership? There's almost zero merchandise available for Kwaka in Canada but I see the forums advertised.

Yeah, I know a fireblade is not a traditional newbie bike but I got here because that's what I wanted someday. The appeal for new riders is here but not many new riders are sticking around :idunno:

We could use an organized wiki of sorts for the basics, maybe have a mod take out links that no longer work. Member blogs? That would save you all from reading my novels...:rolleyes:

Picture sliders...
Galleries that can be accessed from any skins..
A random photo tab from people's galleries with captions..
How's the arcade working these days? :thumbd:
Do any of the other forums still ask for $?

Just a few ideas to help us keep us with the Jones's.
 

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Picture sliders...
Galleries that can be accessed from any skins..
A random photo tab from people's galleries with captions..
How's the arcade working these days? :thumbd:
Do any of the other forums still ask for $?

Just a few ideas to help us keep us with the Jones's.
Oh all good points, but we will prob get a new skin again that no one really likes instead ;)
 

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It'll be....Which oil should I use. which tyre should I fit, how do you put an SSSA on a 94 Blade or how do I put a 17'' front wheel in a '97....... See if I'm right!
 

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It'll be....Which oil should I use. which tyre should I fit, how do you put an SSSA on a 94 Blade or how do I put a 17'' front wheel in a '97....... See if I'm right!
I hope you're right, which will mean the Org! is doing its thing as it should be :thumb:
 

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That's pretty awesome stats. 2003 forums were pretty new to the average non-nerdy person.

I think some forums are a lot more active because there's so many very experienced riders here. They don't really need to ask anything. The other forum I frequent is for newbie bikes so many posts that would be "boring" here get massive attention there.

Everyone here can advise me on riding over RR tracks for example but on a newbie site, 300 other people all pipe up and talk about how it was for them or how they're still avoiding it etc. There was a whole thread about falling over by forgetting to put the kickstand down! Something like that wouldn't last too long here.
Actual riding experiences aren't discussed much here, we usually just get a video.

We need more new riders seeking advice. Where does fireblades.org advertise? I don't ever see the caps or t-shirts anywhere. Bumper stickers? Has anyone put up an invite in the local Honda Dealership? There's almost zero merchandise available for Kwaka in Canada but I see the forums advertised.

Yeah, I know a fireblade is not a traditional newbie bike but I got here because that's what I wanted someday. The appeal for new riders is here but not many new riders are sticking around :idunno:

We could use an organized wiki of sorts for the basics, maybe have a mod take out links that no longer work. Member blogs? That would save you all from reading my novels...:rolleyes:

Picture sliders...
Galleries that can be accessed from any skins..
A random photo tab from people's galleries with captions..
How's the arcade working these days? :thumbd:
Do any of the other forums still ask for $?

Just a few ideas to help us keep us with the Jones's.
I give up reading........bottom line me!!!!!!!:rotfl::rotfl:
 

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I give up reading........bottom line me!!!!!!!:rotfl::rotfl:
:rolleyes:
Problem:
Forum less active, why?
No new experiences. Inactive head office.
Solution?
New riders.

See above to find exceptions to CNN style post.

How's that? better?
 

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I give up reading........bottom line me!!!!!!!:rotfl::rotfl:
Damn good for nothin lazy kid !! :poke: :rotfl::rotfl:
:rolleyes:
Problem:
Forum less active, why?
No new experiences. Inactive head office.
Solution?
New riders.

See above to find exceptions to CNN style post.

How's that? better?
:clap::rotfl::rotfl:
 
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