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Question about Guest(s)
18 December 2013
11.27am
trcanberra
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I'm just curious when the listing at bottom left says we have 4 folks currently online and 62 guests.  Are those real people, bots, hits from search engines trawling for data, visitors from the twilight zone or a mix of all of that (or other thingies)?

Oh, and if you are real people – come in and join us – the water's fine :)

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Annadog40
18 December 2013
11.54am
Ron Nasty
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It can be a mixture. I, myself, would usually appear as a guest. There is always a tab open on the forum on my browser and I only usually log in when I have something to say. I have just always found it easier to follow the most recent posts list you get when logged out than the unread posts list you get when logged in. Often when I log in, and look at that list, I have found it missing many of the most recent posts. It is why I am often able to respond quite quickly when something's said I want to respond to.

Not that I am looking at the page the whole time I am awake, just that I drop onto the page at irregular intervals and refresh to see what's most recent.

For those who are genuine guests, I would second your invitation to them. I spent some time as just a guest, looking at what people had to say but staying silent myself, but haven't regretted joining up with this wonderful bunch since I jumped in around a year ago. (Ooo… just noticed, it was my first anniversary here yesterday!)

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
18 December 2013
12.05pm
trcanberra
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^ ha ha – thanks for the info and happy anniversary!!  I have really appreciated your input and assistance during the (relatively short) time I have been here.

And I was wondering how you managed to reply when needed when you were not showing up as Online – are you sure you are allowed to give away trade secrets like that?  :)

18 December 2013
12.08pm
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mja6758 said
It can be a mixture. I, myself, would usually appear as a guest. There is always a tab open on the forum on my browser and I only usually log in when I have something to say. I have just always found it easier to follow the most recent posts list you get when logged out than the unread posts list you get when logged in. Often when I log in, and look at that list, I have found it missing many of the most recent posts. It is why I am often able to respond quite quickly when something's said I want to respond to.

Not that I am looking at the page the whole time I am awake, just that I drop onto the page at irregular intervals and refresh to see what's most recent.

For those who are genuine guests, I would second your invitation to them. I spent some time as just a guest, looking at what people had to say but staying silent myself, but haven't regretted joining up with this wonderful bunch since I jumped in around a year ago. (Ooo… just noticed, it was my first anniversary here yesterday!)

Isn't the gift for a one year anniversary paper.  

Congratulations mja.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 December 2013
12.17pm
Ron Nasty
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Thanks for the congratulations both!

And I'm not sure they're trade secrets, trcanberra. Just how I've found myself using the forum since I joined…

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18 December 2013
2.15pm
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I join the others in being :-) :-) :-) that you are a part of this forum, mja.

When I see that I'm the only one logged on by name and bunch of guests are "in our house," I think about what I am going to do to entertain them all as though we, and they, are in a real house. I wonder if I have enough coffee and scones to keep them all satisfied. I don't think I'll ever shake that dream I had about all of us residing in that big house.

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18 December 2013
2.53pm
SatanHimself
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There are 97 guests as I write this.

E is for 'Ergent'.
18 December 2013
4.11pm
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SatanHimself said
There are 97 guests as I write this.

123 now. Can someone pick up another can of Folger's on their way home? :-)

 

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