How many members?

  Migwell 07:11 04 Nov 2004

How many members are there realy. Having re-joined at one time not having thought about my past membership to this forum I started to wonder what the true number of active current members was. Not just the total of people who have joined at some time or another and packed in using PCF for one reason or another. One might be No. 500 to join a club and leave after a while so your place becomes vacent and the number would then go back to 499. shurly there is an over statement saying 150,000 for this forum. Who knows in a few years we could reach 1,000,000 but best part of them could have been dead be then or given up with computers etc.

  watchful 08:26 04 Nov 2004

The number is probably too high as, although some may have registered once to post a question, they may never return and are still counted as a registered member. It doesn't really matter though, does it?

  Migwell 09:08 04 Nov 2004

No not realy, but it would be interesting to know.


As in I work for a national retail chain and work on a till, some times I check how many customers I have served that day and hour also how much they have spent and work out the average. Like 425 customers spent £5706 you get an average basket spend = £13.42 and having been on the till that day for 8 Hours = 53.125 customers an hour. OK it't accurate but it makes it interesting all the same. All sorts of figures are interesting for diferent reasons.

  Forum Editor 14:13 04 Nov 2004

doesn't it? Mount Vesuvius is officially active and is classed as one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, but it hasn't erupted since 1944.

Lots of forum members access the site at irregular intervals, but that doesn't make them any the less 'active' in our view.

  Forum Editor 23:54 19 Nov 2004


Sorry? I'm probably missing your subtle point entirely, so apologies in advance, but just in case you were alluding to the possibility that the cost of advertising on this site is linked to the number of registrations then it's you who is wildly missing the point I'm afraid.

The figures that are shown to potential advertisers don't come from us at all - they're prepared by an independent and highly respected rating company which audits the site traffic figures for the advertising industry. Our server logs are monitored over a controlled period, and certified statistics showing the true traffic information are prepared for inspection by advertisers. So you see, the number of registrations is irrelevant in that respect, it's the actual numbers of people accessing the site which count, and those numbers are pretty impressive - just watch the type of companies who advertise with us and you'll see what I mean.

  CurlyWhirly 00:47 20 Nov 2004

It's the actual numbers of people accessing the site which count, and those numbers are pretty impressive.

I know what you mean as for example the a2 Forum only has 2555 registered members (as of today) though I do know that Guests are allowed to drop in from time to time but even so this is nothing compared to over 150,000 members here!

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