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    Default It was brought to my attention at the Vallejo 1-2

    That a lot of SSS'ers know about the forum, will read it, but won't post on it.
    Or know, but won't read it.
    Or don't even know about it.

    Should we be making an effort to change that?
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    Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org
    Consider the implications of people attempting to click on it.

    Aren't Southern Raiders enough trouble?
    Last edited by Philpott; 10-25-2019 at 11:03 AM.

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    There are currently 944 users on; there were as many as 3200+ on last month at one time.
    Clearly, the few who do post are entertaining to a larger audience.

    Don't whistle for a wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermission View Post
    There are currently 944 users on; there were as many as 3200+ on last month at one time.
    Clearly, the few who do post are entertaining to a larger audience.
    Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler software and have little to do with people reading content.

    A more useful metric would be the number of forum members active, and for a given thread, the member login-ins that have viewed a particular thread.

    For example: there are currently 3 members looking at the forum and 1422 users, and 12 members have looked at this particular thread in the forum.

    More usefully, there are 46 members that actively use the forum out of 1,100 total forum members created . 46 suggests the forum is not the best way to get information out to the SSS membership.

    - rob/beetle

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger beetle View Post
    Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler software and have little to do with people reading content.

    - rob/beetle
    Another one of my long held fantasies crushed.
    This is such an informative place!
    Thanks, Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger beetle View Post
    Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler software and have little to do with people reading content. A more useful metric would be the number of forum members active, and for a given thread, the member login-ins that have viewed a particular thread. For example: there are currently 3 members looking at the forum and 1422 users, and 12 members have looked at this particular thread in the forum. More usefully, there are 46 members that actively use the forum out of 1,100 total forum members created . 46 suggests the forum is not the best way to get information out to the SSS membership. .rob/beetle
    Hi Rob ,
    I'll bite: so what's a "web crawler" and what are they doing on SSS Forum? Can we get them to join?
    ~sleddog

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    Let's start simple and close to home. Why don't the SSS officers post here and tell us what's going on with our club?

    The annual meeting is coming up. Who will be the new officers? Do the members have any say in that? (They should.)

    What changes will be made in the races, meetings, etc. next year? Do the members have any say in that?

    The SSS is a corporation and non-profit entity in the state of CA. It has By-Laws that are supposed to be followed. The last two annual meetings were loose affairs with no proper order or voting. Will this annual meeting be the same way?

    And etc.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Hi Rob ,
    I'll bite: so what's a "web crawler" and what are they doing on SSS Forum? Can we get them to join?
    ~sleddog
    A web crawler is an indexing program intended to locate web pages, download them to, say, Google, where indexing and sorting occurs for purposes of supporting Google's search engine results. Any given search engine will have many crawlers running simultaneously on all sorts of web sites, and the software can over-whelm a site with requests for pages that can then be indexed and made searchable/findable by others.

    Pages that change often are the bane of a search engine's existence - these pages require multiple visits periodically to capture changes in those pages and then update the search engine's result set to reflect these changes. Online forums are a good example of that behavior - the site might change hourly.

    It's an interesting problem to solve for - how to design the 'best' crawler, there's a brief discussion here of different ways one might implement a crawler:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_crawler

    And nope, we wouldn't want them to join the forum as they aren't capable of posting responses.

    - rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger beetle View Post
    Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler software and have little to do with people reading content.

    A more useful metric would be the number of forum members active, and for a given thread, the member login-ins that have viewed a particular thread.

    For example: there are currently 3 members looking at the forum and 1422 users, and 12 members have looked at this particular thread in the forum.

    More usefully, there are 46 members that actively use the forum out of 1,100 total forum members created . 46 suggests the forum is not the best way to get information out to the SSS membership.

    - rob/beetle
    This.

    but is there another way? I haven't been to a Wednesday night SSS meeting in a long time because the traffic is hell.
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