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Almost 50 users!

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    Almost 50 users!

    Almost 50 registered users logged into the forum recently, on the home page near the bottom you can see:

    "The most members online over 24 hours was 47, 11 Hours Ago at 06:38 PM."

    A total of about 7,300 unique visitors stopped by yesterday and 47 of them were registered or logged in... there are almost 3,000 registered members total.

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    Re: Almost 50 users!

    7,300 unique visitors in one day, wow, that's very good, Eric! That's aproximatelly the number of unique visitors my new website, Laptop GPS World, had in the whole month of January 2008 (it's 4th month since launch).

    How long ago did you start your forum, Eric?

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    Re: Almost 50 users!

    Yes, that is really high actually.. I think it might have detected all the people who read or opened the "community bulletin" that was sent out on the 1st, not the actual number of unique visitors to the site.

    Here's the brief history of the site, I posted over on your new forum a few months ago....
    Laptop GPS World - View Single Post - Welcome to Laptop GPS World !
    Your forum is growing at a MUCH faster trajectory than this one ever has, I wouldn't be surprised if you surpassed us soon

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    Re: Almost 50 users!

    Eric, when you moved the forum from one domain to another, and from the old forum software to the current one, were you able to transfer all your existing content, or you had to start pretty much from the start?

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    Re: Almost 50 users!

    We always migrated the content but it was never perfect. Links would break, information would be lost, etc.

    Here are some of the first posts.

    MapPoint Forums - Search Results

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    Re: Almost 50 users!

    That's interesting. Well, at least some of the original postings were preserved, even though from 1999 till almost the end of 2001 every posting is by "Anonymous". Did everyone had to re-register, or you had to manually create a new registration for the early members?

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    phpBB to vBulletin lost the names

    There was no registration back then actually.. it wasn't really a forum.
    Just some PHP scripts writing to a database table.

    You can still see some of what it looked like:
    MapPoint Help - MP2K Magazine

    I messed with it for a while trying to improve it before I decided it would be best to move to a real forum script

    I think when it was in phpBB it had carried over the names from the old QA script, but they weren't really associated with a user.. they were pseudo-anonymous posts with a name. When it was converted from phpBB to vBulletin I think even the name was lost and they are just really anonymous.

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    phpBB to vBulletin lost the names

    There was no registration back then actually.. it wasn't really a forum.
    Just some PHP scripts writing to a database table.

    You can still see some of what it looked like:
    MapPoint Help - MP2K Magazine

    I messed with it for a while trying to improve it before I decided it would be best to move to a real forum script

    I think when it was in phpBB it had carried over the names from the old QA script, but they weren't really associated with a user.. they were pseudo-anonymous posts with a name. When it was converted from phpBB to vBulletin I think even the name was lost and they are just really anonymous.

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    Re: phpBB to vBulletin lost the names

    Let's hope vBulletin will be sufficient for our needs for many years to come .

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    vBulletin 3.7

    vBulletin 3.7 looks pretty cool --
    vBulletin 3.7 First Look! - vBulletin Community Forum

    I've heard people who've installed it haven't had any problems, but looking at the active work on the bug list makes me hesitate...
    vBulletin Community Forum - Project Tools - Issue List
    So I figured I'd wait. Do you want to try it and let me know how it goes?
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