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      Question Attack Of The Newbies ?

      I've only been back a few days.. But I have been surprised by how many new members there has been in such a short time.. Posters seem to fall into two categories.. Newbies with under ten posts.. And members with a couple of thousand... The board seems to be good at attracting allot of new members, but does it have a problem retaining them ?

      Anybody else noticed this ?
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      I think most forums are the same. People come and go.

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      So what is it the newbies want.. That they ain't finding ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zardos View Post
      I've only been back a few days.. But I have been surprised by how many new members there has been in such a short time.. Posters seem to fall into two categories.. Newbies with under ten posts.. And members with a couple of thousand... The board seems to be good at attracting allot of new members, but does it have a problem retaining them ?

      Anybody else noticed this ?
      Most people come for advice or help on an issue, and then go on to sort their issues out. But it's nice to see some people stick around

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zardos View Post
      I've only been back a few days.. But I have been surprised by how many new members there has been in such a short time.. Posters seem to fall into two categories.. Newbies with under ten posts.. And members with a couple of thousand... The board seems to be good at attracting allot of new members, but does it have a problem retaining them ?

      Anybody else noticed this ?
      In the last 24 hours there has been so many I can't keep up.. Why now I wonder.. Is it seasonal ?.. Something like that.. The board is getting washed out with newbies... Not that its not nice to see them.. But all the traffic seems to be about welcoming newbies...

      Is it always like this ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zardos View Post
      In the last 24 hours there has been so many I can't keep up.. Why now I wonder.. Is it seasonal ?.. Something like that.. The board is getting washed out with newbies... Not that its not nice to see them.. But all the traffic seems to be about welcoming newbies...

      Is it always like this ?
      No idea why now of all times to be honest, although I'm certainly not complaining - the more the merrier! <3
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      It's certainly not always like this... sometimes it's a lot less. But the newbies tend to sort out into a few groups:

      One-hit wonders: people who ask a single question then go
      Occasional posters: people who post rarely but lurk a long time, racking up only small post counts
      Active members: people who post a lot for a while

      It tends to be just a few of the active members who stay for the sake of helping others out and for the community who rack up thousands of posts over the months and years.

      But the nature of the new copyright rules has changed the content of the board a bit as well. It's an evolving thing.
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      I've been a member here on and off over the years or I lurk with my nose pressed to the window.

      I've closed my account previously because:
      1) death of a friend on here
      2) prior to own sui attempt so that the authorities did not come knocking and no one was triggered
      3) too mad to contribute constructively etc etc

      So some new people are in fact oldies - but the membership changes and there are very few people who would remember me. One of the mods does however.

      Having said that... it does strike me that of the "new" newbie postings, the frequency, length of them and detail given ....are something that I have not seen before in the years I have been on and off this board.

      What that means I dunno..I have a "mad" theory but then I am Mad... so what is the point... but long postings are too much for me to read in one go at the moment.. apologies.
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      WE have always had a lot of newbies almost daily. I think it might not be as you think but can't draw up stats easily - that is Mischief's speciality
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      Being a newbie myself it feels very awkward to be reading this thread,especially with the title being "attack" of the newbies,like it's a bad thing(hoping it's not though).

      I'm thinking maybe it's hard to retain newbies because this place isn't super active like some sites are.I could be wrong though.
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