SFF Chronicles is about to pass the 20,000 members mark, which is kind of exciting. Are there any plans to celebrate or mark the occasion?

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I'm a relatively new member to this community, but I've observed the growth rate pick up recently; which is exciting to me. I like being a part of growing communities, especially when the subject matter is among my favorites.

It would be interesting to know if there is anything in the works to celebrate the twenty thousandth member mark?

Regardless, thank you to the Management for keeping this space clean and thank you to the community for keeping it interesting.
 

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What you as a relatively new Chronner do not know, is that sometimes we lose a lot of members. Many join but never post, and then they never return after a certain time. Such inactive folks are pruned now and then.

Just look at this, I was saying fourteen years ago that we have over 20,000 members
 

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Perhaps Brian could open the bar? Hmm, or not. Virtual beer goes straight to my head. ;)
 

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is anything in the works to celebrate the twenty thousandth member mark?
we lose a lot of members. Many join but never post, and then they never return after a certain time. Such inactive folks are pruned now and then.
We do get a lot of members who never post or return, and also a lot of spammers who are automatically rejected, and these have been occasionally pruned out, but you will also notice from the statistics that we are close to reaching one hundred thousand threads and to reaching two and a half million total posts. I think that those are much more significant milestones, but no, there is no plan to celebrate them in any way.
 

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Let's put on our own show, right here in the youth club
 

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No plans at the moment, though I have been keeping an eye out on the member count. :)

Just look at this, I was saying fourteen years ago that we have over 20,000 members
https://www.sffchronicles.com/threads/42049/

Those were the days when bots could easily sign up to sites, so I had to cull them. I prefer realistic figures over inflated and pointless ones. Bot problem still there, but nowhere near so bad. :)
 

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In an age when forums are supposedly dying, Chrons is both pleasantly lively and pleasantly not a raging dumpster fire. Don't think I've seen a 5-figure number of active members, though....

Earlier in the year, I was trying to figure out the ratio of active to registered members on the February Album Writing Month community. Couldn't find any solid figures, but it seemed indicative that roughly half of the people I'd "watchlisted" over the past decade didn't post anything this year. Also, if they weren't so damned persistant, spambots would be hilarious for their sheer obliviousness to context. When a new member has posted no songs and their profile is an advert for liposuction, it's a pretty easy call to summon down the hammer.
 

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In an age when forums are supposedly dying, Chrons is both pleasantly lively and pleasantly not a raging dumpster fire. Don't think I've seen a 5-figure number of active members, though....

Earlier in the year, I was trying to figure out the ratio of active to registered members on the February Album Writing Month community. Couldn't find any solid figures, but it seemed indicative that roughly half of the people I'd "watchlisted" over the past decade didn't post anything this year. Also, if they weren't so damned persistant, spambots would be hilarious for their sheer obliviousness to context. When a new member has posted no songs and their profile is an advert for liposuction, it's a pretty easy call to summon down the hammer.

This is the best book website on the planet and , it's so much more . :cool:
 

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