Villefort wrote:Our users have posted a total of 41030 articles
We have 32561 registered users
It seems that you attract a lot of initial attention but for some reason don't manage to hold onto it. That's about 1.25 posts per user? ... just sayin'.
Bookmama wrote:I see a couple possible explanations.
1) You did attract a lot of one-post wonders. Folks that joined and posted to get their signature line in the forum. However, I suspect that stopped at some point because it looks like this forum, like many instituted some rule about a minimum number of posts that must be made before you get the option to include HTML in your signature. I noticed I'm not allowed a signature containing HTML (not complaining, just observing).
2) People have short attention spans and happen to drift upon a forum following some odd combo of links and maybe something pushes their hot button and they join just to comment on a thread. And they may never return.
If as Steven Kingman observed, you've got a number of regular posters than the forum is healthy and I wouldn't worry about the number of people who fade fast. I bet it reflects more on them, than on the forum.
Speaking of the forum though... I was looking for general forum policies. Whenever I join a new board. I try to understand what is deemed acceptable behavior and what is frowned upon as too promotional. It varies GREATLY from one board to another.
Scott Hughes wrote:With that said, as with any group, you notice some turnaround. As time goes by, new people join and old people leave. And at any given point you have some new people, some very old people and some in the middle.
Krae855 wrote:hi, um.. here's my two cents as a new user.. it's difficult to find a book i'm looking for by search. when I searched for The Mill on The Floss, there were too many results, and when I clicked the first discussion, i scrolled and scrolled but still never saw it.
I think maybe it's difficult to find what you're looking for here, and you can't just comment on any post if you haven't read the book.
I just want back up Krae855 query. When I search a book it shows up different threads which may or may not have relation to the keyword. I even narrowed the my search by specifying a thread and only checking the "topics" on display result but it seems to use "post".
Please look to it.