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    Default Members and guests?

    Don't think I've ever taken part in a forum where there are so few members online and so many guests (whom I take to be lurkers who haven't registered or signed in).



    Why's that?
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    Default Re: Members and guests?

    Iím willing to bet that the majority of those non-members are bots/spiders/etc.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: Members and guests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Iím willing to bet that the majority of those non-members are bots/spiders/etc.
    Indexing all of the spam threads that are proliferating on the boards...
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Don't think I've ever taken part in a forum where there are so few members online and so many guests (whom I take to be lurkers who haven't registered or signed in).



    Why's that?
    I believe one reason is the various time zones in which many of us live. 8 AM in the UK is midnight in California, and 6 PM in Sydney. Then too, many of us, self included drop in, look to see what's new, and go off to other websites, or back to what we were supposed to be doing. That's what I am doing now.
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    Default Re: Members and guests?

    I've been a member for years and I never log in unless I wish to post a message. Nor am I the only one, as I learned from a long-ago thread bearing upon this subject. The assumption underlying this thread astonishes me, although it shouldn't. We all live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome Tarshis View Post
    I've been a member for years and I never log in unless I wish to post a message. Nor am I the only one, as I learned from a long-ago thread bearing upon this subject. The assumption underlying this thread astonishes me, although it shouldn't. We all live and learn.
    Then again, you could very well be part of a small minority. I've learned to never overlook that possibility.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome Tarshis View Post
    I've been a member for years and I never log in unless I wish to post a message. Nor am I the only one, as I learned from a long-ago thread bearing upon this subject. The assumption underlying this thread astonishes me, although it shouldn't. We all live and learn.
    Then again, you could very well be part of a small minority. I've learned to never overlook that possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome Tarshis View Post
    I've been a member for years and I never log in unless I wish to post a message. Nor am I the only one, as I learned from a long-ago thread bearing upon this subject. The assumption underlying this thread astonishes me, although it shouldn't. We all live and learn.
    Then again, you could very well be part of a small minority. I've learned to never overlook that possibility.
    I am America en-masse

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    >>Walt Whitman
    I love Walt, but he can never remember his password and is always bugging me with login issues...
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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