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Good news AGF 27,800 to other forum 35,800

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gasman, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    we are catching up with the OTHER forum in member numbers :D
     
  2. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Thats good but you only really see the same members posting ...roughly the same 150 ish
     
  3. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    That is true and I was going to say exactly the same thing. I know of one or two readers that are not posters, that must account for a percentage. Then many who join, then get bored and move on.

    Andrew
     
  4. mattyts

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    Take into account the amount of AGF users that joined *** then got banned (or is it just me? :eek:)
     
  5. scoop

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    Im in a couple of other forums but this is the only airgun forum im a member of
     
  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Yer but I bet it's like that on the other forum!
     
  7. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    quality, not quantity ;)
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    While there are clearly other factors at play, I've often wondered whether the problems on the other side are connected to the amount of members on there.. to be fair it seems that in recent times certain people over there have reeled their necks in and the site has become a nicer place to be as a result (not that I can bring myself to contribute anything, mind).

    As Steve says quality counts over quantity any day of the week (although it's good to have enough members to maintain a steady flow of new posts) - I'd much rather belong to a small community of informed, measured and sensible members than cut adrift on an infinite sea of idiots :p
     
  9. Trouserferret

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    There's a reason I lurked on many forums before piping up and making a post.

    The "other" forum; I frequent, but do not contribute. I'll have a read, and move on.

    The members that make this place what it is are great. I've had so much out of this forum, and I doubt it would be the same anywhere else. I'm not all that bothered with the traffic, I would much rather see something useful, or something I can help with. Or even summat I can stick my oar in to. :D

    I've never found a more welcoming forum, tbh. Cheers!

    Even if new members never post, the quality of some of the information available here will be invaluable to some. I know I still read posts from years ago that are still relevant and insightful.
     
  10. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I wont reply to this so as not to show you are correct :D
    so please do not count this as 1 of the 150 posting members :p
     
  11. mark112

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    I don't contribute to any forums ...... oh damn.
     
  12. career707lover

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    Although you always get one or two no matter where you go or what you do, there are definitely less :handjob: on here (just my opinion of course). :)
     
  13. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Your learning ;)
     
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  14. Kenbarcon

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    Well thats me out of here then.:(
     
  15. Sir Oscar

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    That oscars a wrong un. He needs a permanent ban. ;)
     
  16. droid

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    I frequent and contribute to both and quite a few others.

    There seem to be the same circle of buddies I have most to do with on both forums.
     
  17. Johnc61

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    Overall there are a lot of forums out there, and the information you may want is available, but it's the interaction by members that drives the forum long term. Some forums I visit only seem to have activity every few days or weeks, so no regular members then. Some forums have members who can be rude, abusive or snobs, dissing gun makes or types. But not here. The excellent moderators will give some a friendly warning, then a short term ban before giving up and blocking the idiots. And as for scamming bad ass rip off scum, they get spotted too and also banned. Which makes this forum a cared for community that welcomes all. Long live AGF.
     
  18. Truckcab79

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    I contribute to both. When I was first looking to get into the sport, and before I'd joined either, the other forum just wasn't for me. Everyone seemed to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation. This one was much more my kind of tone. However I really saw the other one improve. No idea why, but it's a perfectly decent forum to hang out on now. However.......I still default to this one more often than not.
     

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