A Brief History of Time: CoinTalk edition

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by geekpryde, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Owle

    Owle Junior Member

    Does the count also reflect thread starters who keep threads alive even when few are commenting?

    And how many other hobby forums are there with posters commenting in similar veins actuated by the vapors in the ether, or their tempers and distempers? 100K hobby forums on the internet universe? More?
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  3. RickieB

    RickieB Expert Plunger Sniper

    Nice research work on this project.
    I was surprised to see myself listed as I have become somewhat recluse due to a number of situations.
    Anyway, just wanted to shout out to you a Thanks for doing this work..very cool.
    Best regards,

  4. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    This statistic would be very interesting for all threads started, it'd be a nice combination of most threads starters and views generated as a result.

    It was interesting to go back in time a little using these statics and think about some of the members no longer here for one reason or another and of how much I have learned by spending the time to try and learn about the hobby I enjoy so much!

    Thank you
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's cool to me to just be on the same list.
  6. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I don't know why I haven't seen this thread before, I'm sorry that I've missed it.

    Speaking of missed, I miss RickieB. I hope he gets better soon.

    And also speaking of miss, you missed me on the list of "Longest Contributing Members". I don't post a lot, but I never really have considering that I have barely 7,000 posts in over 11 years.

    just sayin'

    Nice presentation!
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  7. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Doubt everything! ;)
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  8. SirCharlie

    SirCharlie Chuck

    Very well done krispy!
    Looking through here sure brought back lots of memories.
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  9. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Hey Sir Charles.......so good to see ya. :)
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  10. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Wow. Just saw this thread. Nice work! I laughed at detecto in the #4 spot for thread starters.. He achieved that rank in quite a short period of time I believe. lol
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  11. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    Not nearly as active as I once was--seriously my nearly 10,000 posts were almost all racked up from 2009-2011--but I'm certainly tickled to see my name in this thread as the past 3 years I've really been in hiding. (Seriously though, I've started 297 threads! Yuck that's excessive!)

    Thanks for putting this together @geekpryde.
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  12. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Glad to see you popped in T$.
  13. Byron L Reed

    Byron L Reed Junior Member

    You and me both.
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  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I think you just need to stop by more often Byron. You being one of CT's first few members would no doubt then be recognized ;)
  15. kaparthy

    kaparthy Well-Known Member

    In the immortal words of Inspector Gadget, "Wowsers!"
    Thanks for the hard work. This deserves some permanence for future reference. I only saw it here accidentally.

    Longest Contributing Members
    (members still creating new threads in 2014)

    I do have to point out that I actually go back farther than it appears. I posted at first under my own name, but stopped posting for a while, lost my password, and could not get it back because the email account backing it also closed. So, I just started a new username in November 2013 and had posts in 2014.

    I love the all of the numbers, though. The tables provide a fascinating portrait of the board. (My master's is in social science.)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
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  16. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    @kaparthy Mike your original join date was Sept. 16, 2002, you were the 33rd person to join CoinTalk. To put that into perspective for you, your current user name is number 57,463 - and it's over 2 years old. And in that 2 years very close to 20,000 additional people have become members of CoinTalk.
  17. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

  18. charlietig

    charlietig Well-Known Member

    But how many of those members are actually active members?
  19. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot


    What member was I to join CoinTalk?
  20. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    That depends on how you wish to define "active". There are thousands of members who access or visit CT every day, but rarely if ever post. I would say they are active because they come here all the time, some every day - you may not. You may say that to be active you have to post. But how often do you have to post for you to consider somebody active ? Take Byron Reed for example, he was our 13th member, and here is posting in this thread last summer, but he's only made 58 posts in 13 years. Is he active, in your opinion ? Or mikenoodle, he joined in 2003, just posted today, but he sure doesn't post everyday. Sometimes he goes for months without posting. Is he active ?

    So that's a couple of ways of looking at it. In total since day one that CT has existed we have had 77,000 people register as members of CT. But if you look at the main page https://www.cointalk.com/forums you will see our total number of members at 37,882. Why the difference ? It's because some months ago Peter went to through the every tedious process of contacting each and every individual who ever registered via the email address that they had provided. Those 37 thousand plus responded. To me, that makes them active members. The 40 thousand who did not respond are not included in our membership number you see on the main page.

    If you want to know who posts a lot Charlie, well all you have to do is take a look around. And when you do, just remember there are thousands of others who are also looking around. And that's just the ones we count. There are thousands more who never even bother to register at all, and yet they come here every day.
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  21. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

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