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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #0
I suddenly realized that people have member numbers in the 8000's now. How does that happen? I also suddenly realized that Titanic was ten years ago, so this could just be me getting old. But there is no way that much more than 500 new people have come through here in any visible way in my time.

Do thousands of people really bother to register here, but never post? Or is it mostly bots?

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #1
For one thing, many people register and make only one post. Two, yes there is bots, but there is also lurkers. Three, some people get really bored.

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WWJD?
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #2
Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones that can filter out the idiots. Although I still would be hard pressed to come up with 500 out of the last 6000 that aren't idiots.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #3
My number is in the 8000's as well.

Mine is smaller than yours Excalibur!
(smaller member number=older spiderweber in terms of membership).

AND THIS WOODPECKER IS DRIVING ME CRAZY(ER).

Edit -CRAZIER!

[ Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:10: Message edited by: Infernal Flamming Muffin ]

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #4
Case in point.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #5
By IFM
quote:
Mine is smaller than yours Excalibur!
(smaller member number=older spiderweber in terms of membership).
I looked at your profile, you registered only two days before I did. Being on longer doesn't really mean you have more experience. :)

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WWJD?
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #6
I know that, I just have no sanity.
I never have :)

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Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #7
By the time you factor in all the people who register and never post, all the people who register to ask just one or two questions, all the people who register and just hang around for a month or two so that you never get to really know who they are and remember them, all the bots, all the multiple accounts (of both well-known and not-so-well-known people), and then finally all the well-known active posters, it's not surprising to be surprised by how quickly the numbers go up.

Dikiyoba is frequently surprised by it. Of course, Dikiyoba is also surprised to learn that Titanic is over ten years old, so...
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #8
Imagine this:

Infernal Flamming Muffin the 2nd
Member #20014

By that time, I would be considered an oldbie.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #9
quote:
Originally written by Infernal Flamming Muffin:

Imagine this
I'm trying not to.

Besides, there are still some people in the #2000s that aren't even considered oldbies.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #10
8000-2000=6000
20000-8000=12000
Big difference.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #11
Oldbies aren't just those with low member numbers. If you have to talk about it you'll never be it.

—Alorael, who supposes nobody would be an oldbie if nobody talked about it. But wouldn't that be like a communist oldbie dictatorship of the elitist proletariat?
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #12
What I meant was that by that time I will have gained expirience and will have gotten a lot better.

Of course, you are an oldbie Alorael. In which case if you are still here by member #20000, then you would be the real oldbie.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #13
EDIT: This is sort of irrelevant now...

[ Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:53: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Dollop of Whipped Cream
Member # 391
Profile Homepage #14
quote:
Iffy:
smaller member number=older spiderweber in terms of membership!
Oh really? :P

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Posts: 562 | Registered: Friday, December 14 2001 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #15
You make it seem as if you didn't read the posts after the one you just quoted.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #16
quote:
Originally written by Infernal Flamming Muffin:

You make it seem as if you didn't read the posts after the one you just quoted.
Look at his member number. Look at his name. Think hard.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #17
(flood control had me go back and try again)
(resulted in 2 posts of the same thing)

[ Sunday, March 25, 2007 14:04: Message edited by: Infernal Flamming Muffin ]

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #18
I am not stupid.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #19
What is the current status of the "Is lack of proof proof of lack?" conundrum? Because I have some new evidence...

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #20
I remember when 5000 was thought of as a very high member number, or maybe still is.

I don't see why people any thought into member numbers. There are people with very low numbers that no one has heard of, and people with higher numbers that everyone knows.
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #21
...and there are people with even higher numbers that no one has heard of.
etc.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #22
Psst! IFM! When you have every other or every third post in a thread and each post is only a few lines long, you're spamming. Back off a little, okay?

Dikiyoba.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 303
Profile #23
quote:
Originally written by Dolphin:

There are people with very low numbers that no one has heard of...
Yeah, kinda like me! :cool:

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Posts: 385 | Registered: Tuesday, November 20 2001 08:00
Veteran*
Member # 5
Profile #24
So what's the member # cutoff line for oldbeeness?
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00

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