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A big special "welcome" to our 1000 th F4F/FF  member (NJ!)
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Jersey's in da house! Represent!! lol


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Jersey is the Garden State, is it not?   Anyway welcome.  1000...woo hoo!!


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Yes congrats to # 1000 !
Forum sure has come a long way with the amount of members from all over the world in short time.
Also many thanks once again to Jon in Paradise and his work involved .   ; )
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gu2high,
Please introduce yourself [e.g., briefly, state your fig interest/experience]
... who knows ...
you may have won some  (little) present(s) ?!

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George,

I know you Whole Hearted welcome this new member.
But to your and our disappointment it did not quite work out the way we all would have like to.

1000 members is a Milestone.

But I think the credit belongs to Jon.
Need I say more?

O.K.,
On the count of 1,2,3!

Hip Hip Hurray, Hip Hip Hurray
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Today, we reached the 2000 mark. Welcome billy3213.
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wow.. 2000 members. i guess people are finding out figs are easy to grow and taste amazing.
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A few stats that may be of some passing interest:

I looked at the first 200 members listed alphabetically, and found:

               92 of those 200 have signed in at least once in 2012. (46%).  Some percentage of those only once, right around the date they registered.
               46 of the 92 (50%, or 23% of the total) have posted at least once at some point since they registered.  (Not necessarily posted in 2012, just at least once since they've registered).

So, if those percentages hold up for the entire set of 2000, that would suggest that

               around 920 of our 2000 members have logged in at least once in 2012.  (It's lower if you discount the ones who logged in only once, on the date they registered).
               around 460 of those 920 have posted at least once at some point since they registered.

All in all, that's a pretty high level of participation.  Keep in mind that it'd be overstating it a bit to say we've got 460 "actively participating members".  That'd be around 23% of the total that ever registered.  But to find "actively participating members", you'd probably want to discount people who signed in only once (on the date they registered), and you'd probably also want to adjust the numbers for the recent growth curve (which appears to have steepened in the past 12 months).  And further, you'd probably want to use a window of less than 10 months  (we're about 10 months into 2012 already)... ESPECIALLY since such a high percentage of the 2000 have actually first registered within that 10 month window.  A 2 or 3 month window probably makes more sense to figure out "active" participation.  

It'd take more analysis to really estimate the number/percentage that you'd want to consider "actively participating".  But if you estimate that at still around 15 - 20%, that's really a VERY HIGH percentage of members participating.  The numbers I found in this little exercise are considerably higher than I was expecting to find... usually for hobbyist membership sites the number active is more like 5 - 8%.   I guess fig fanatics really are dedicated! (at least comparatively).

Mike   central NY state, zone 5

p.s.  We also seem to have a good number of unregistered "viewers".  I don't have the web traffic logs to do any analysis of that, looking for repeat IP's or anything like that, but just from the informal data that Jon shows at the bottom of the forums listing page, it usually appears that there are quite a few unregistered people visiting the site  (maybe 4 to 1 on average?).  Some number of those people are undoubtedly repeat visitors too... part of the "active readers" category.

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I get a lot of notes from people registering that say that have been lurking, or reading, or dropping in for quite some time before they finally join.
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I'm not surprised at that pattern Jon...  I did that too  :-)

Obviously it's a growing and active community here.  The percentages I saw in that quick snapshot surprised me... it's really a very high percentage that seem "active" for a web site. 

I'm real glad you got it going Jon  :-)


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Rafed, Classy as usual. thx,
mgg

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I get a lot of notes from people registering that say that have been lurking, or reading, or dropping in for quite some time before they finally join.


Ive been lurking for over a year. I didn't register until I acquired plants.

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Me too Hortstu, I lurked for awhile until I got a few plants, and even once registered, I didn't post anything for a few months.   It's probably a very typical pattern, I would guess.
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So, over 3000 members now.  Less than 11 months to go from 2000 to 3000.

Mike

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OH, I missed the 3000 mark...
As of today, we are 3024 strong!

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Congrats on over 3000 members Jon...great work.
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I can almost hear the fig-terminator who comes back from the future explaining the history of it all:  "...Figs4FunForum begins to grow at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th."
Jim

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All those members and the username "FignRich" still is available...
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bump.

Hey gorgi... 4004 and counting.

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Would be interesting to see who those 1,000th, 2,000th, 3,000th and 4,000th people are.
Just curious...

Maybe even send them a free baby fig tree...?
We need 4 volunteers please :)
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We have to make a thread called i grow  50 varieties 100 and more :) who cares about the noobs...
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We were all noobs once
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Aaron
Got an idea. I will watch and re-register after the 4999th member to get that good "one" you are offering for the 5000th member!

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I care about the NewBs.
I want to treat them as good as well as well as you treated me by sending tons of cuttings.
What's good to your standards Akram? Maybe you don't have to wait :)

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Congratulations Jon, on the great job you're doing on the F4F Forum....onward to 5,000.
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