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Author Topic: The Scrutiny Continues  (Read 2876 times)

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Offline RAB

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The Scrutiny Continues
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:12:11 PM »
I continue to be amazed  at the number of "guests" viewing this forum.

Not too long ago I noticed that a huge number of "guests", 28 to be exact, that were all "viewing" Dingoboi's thread about the music CD.

As I am typing this, there are currently 22 "guests" in this forum, they are scattered around the the Master Pictures thread, the Cover Art thread, the Location/Suggestion thread and the Sometimes things get too big thread.

Now come on people, surely these spikes in "guests" can not be based purely upon coincidence.

What's going on?

RAB

Edited to change the word "thread" in first sentence to the word forum.

« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 08:17:01 PM by RAB »

Offline thunter34

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 08:16:21 PM »
hmmm...sounds like some visits on the 'down low' to me!
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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 09:28:05 PM »
RAB,

Is it really that difficult to believe we have lots of guests? Some are forum members who, for whatever reason, don't want to log in but do want to read, others are probably people who haven't yet worked up the courage (or the need) to register. If a person has no interest in posting, there is no need for them to register and log on. This forum is global with a very wide audience. I've seen as many as 60 or 70 legitimate guests on the forums at one time.

Once in a blue moon, we do get what looks like bots. (probably what you saw in the CD thread)  Every forum on the internet gets visits from these entities now and then. They're nothing to worry about.

Ann
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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 09:53:47 PM »
RAB,

Is it really that difficult to believe we have lots of guests? Some are forum members who, for whatever reason, don't want to log in but do want to read, others are probably people who haven't yet worked up the courage (or the need) to register.

Nope it isn't that "difficult to believe" this web site may have a lot of guests. Your point is well taken.


 
Quote from: ann line=topic=7050.msg80498 date=1166754485
If a person has no interest in posting, there is no need for them to register and log on. This forum is global with a very wide audience. I've seen as many as 60 or 70 legitimate guests on the forums at one time.

ANN

Good point, forgive me for speculating otherwise.  One question though, how many times have you "seen" 28 "guests" logged into the same thread at the same time (particularly one that had not been touched from August 12 to November 15)?  How many times have you "seen" such an obvious spike in the # of "guests" randomly log into this specific forum simultaneously?  I realize I don't have access to the same information that you do, so therefore I respectfully step back from my original question.  I'm just a member who made an observation based upon what I was seeing.  I won't make that mistake again.  I promise.
RAB

« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 10:12:51 PM by RAB »

Offline thunter34

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 10:03:47 PM »
For the record:  I popped into AM Gatherings a bunch when I was here as a guest because I had no idea what it was.  (As in, "If this is just a forums board about AIDS medicines, what's all this 'Gathering' business about?') 

To be honest, I was wondering what I had really stumbled onto here- was it more forum or tribe? 

I still haven't been around here near long enough to make a definitive answer for myself, but I guess I'm just trying to say that I found the whole 'Gathering' thing to be more than just passingly intriguing.
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 10:19:44 PM »
I just have to confess...  I often "visit" without signing in.  Going to Montreal or Toronto was never affordable as is/was Las Vegas, Vancouver or the cruise option.  However comma since I live on the Russian River, I am ever so excited about having all of you come here.  Have the best day
Michael

Offline ChrisNCoronado

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 10:47:13 PM »
I've seen as many as 60 or 70 legitimate guests on the forums at one time.

I want to know more about the "ILLEGITIMATE(S)" hanging around here  ;D

Send 'em to Scottsdale!

-Chris
(so as NOT to hijack, I visit this thread - and others - while NOT logged-in, therefor appearing as a guest). 


Offline Eldon

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 12:40:59 AM »
Supporting You

Hey RAB...

You are SPOT ON as well as Ann. There are members who cruise the site as a GUEST instead of logging in. Now, WHY they do this is beyond me. I could go into a number of different reasons but, I choose not to do so.



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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 09:26:20 AM »

Good point, forgive me for speculating otherwise.  One question though, how many times have you "seen" 28 "guests" logged into the same thread at the same time (particularly one that had not been touched from August 12 to November 15)?  How many times have you "seen" such an obvious spike in the # of "guests" randomly log into this specific forum simultaneously?  I realize I don't have access to the same information that you do, so therefore I respectfully step back from my original question.  I'm just a member who made an observation based upon what I was seeing.  I won't make that mistake again.  I promise.
RAB



RAB, darlin, you didn't make a mistake and I'm sorry if you thought anything I wrote implied you had. Re-reading my reply to you I can see how my first sentence may have sounded a wee bit snotty, but it wasn't meant that way at all. I suppose I probably should have qualified that question with a :) or a ;D or even a ;) - or worded it differently, but hey, it was 2:30 am when I was writing. I just wanted to make sure your question was answered before there was loads of speculation going on.

I did mention in my reply that yes, sometimes we do get visits from something called "bots" and I mentioned that is probably what you saw in the CD thread. They're not anything to worry about.

Overall, the guest who appear in these pages are just ordinary people having a read. I can understand how their appearance - especially when the bots are about - may be alarming but there really is no cause to worry. I was a bit freaked out myself when we first changed over to this software and could see guests - so I checked it out with Peter and was reassured by the answer he gave me - which is what I've passed on to you. I hope you are also reassured. :) And yes, whenever I see lots of guests on at once, I check it out - more out of nosiness than anything.

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 10:00:06 AM »
Ann Babycakes

I've figured out what it is!   :o  (Well besides my damn bitchiness that it!  Insert embarrassed grin here.)

It's a trade school for CAT HERDERS!  They are using this forum as a training ground!  I'm convinced that what it is, it just has to be!

RAB

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 11:08:07 AM »


Meeeeooooowww?

;D

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2006, 05:24:40 PM »
I vote to kick Rab off the island.   :o

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2006, 08:52:26 PM »
Hey Bailey... if you don't want Rocky on your Island then send him to mine...just remember it's the South Island of NZ ..not the North... ;)

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2007, 01:35:20 PM »
Hi Rocky,

Something that you MIGHT be overlooking, there are several "old folks" who no longer wish to have anything to do with the site and/or gatherings, but may pop in now and again just to see what may be going on within the forums.  I for one, don't normally read any of the threads anymore but mainly read the blogs.  I have no interest in the AMGs or spite that popped up after the last AMG.  Joe continues to log on and occasionally post, however, we have directed our interests elsewhere.

Maybe that is one reason for so many "guests?"

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Re: The Scrutiny Continues
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 12:09:30 PM »
61 guests, 14 users online now :)

i have my pc at home set as "log on forever" and keep cookies on pc etc

at work tho, i dont keep aidsmeds.com in the internet history (after finish viewing it i delete it from history etc) and dont log in just view it as a guest for a few mins when got some privacy or on lunch break etc. Shameful i know lol, but i do that with any site, even amazon.com etc so other staff cant see what i've been browsing for,... adult book section ^^ :P

 


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