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Old 11-02-05, 03:04 AM
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Largest forum online??

Anyone know which message board/forum has the most posts and members that you have ever seen? This one is one of the biggest I have seen. I mean as far as general chat and other interesting sections.

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Old 11-02-05, 06:39 AM
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Old 11-02-05, 07:38 AM
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fatwallet and anandtech are the biggest that I know of
Old 11-02-05, 08:50 AM
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2,475 Users Logged In
2,059 registered users logged in.
67,326 users total.

1,337,458 total threads.
31,376,026 total posts.

1,291,668 archived threads.
26,836,831 archived posts.

(Forum software doesn't let me link to it).
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How many registered members does DVD Talk have?
Old 11-02-05, 09:50 AM
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Welcome to our newest member, ChessPieceFace
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49,713 members

of course, you cant pay much attention to the thread and posts numbers.. because those get archived off, purged, etc...
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as the bus mentioned..
SA =
67,326 users total.

Anandtech =
There are 127,810 users registered here

Fatwallet =
not sure where you find their stats (but i assume its higher)
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GAIA is listed as being the #1 largest

gaiaonline.com
Gaia has 436,749,365 articles posted with 2,775,357 registered users

supposably IGN is #2 and Gamefaqs is #3


edit... HOLY CRAP: (gaiaonline)
Most users ever online was 41,319 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:08 pm

they had over 41k online at the same time yesterday!

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Slashdot has roughly a million users, give or take.
Old 11-02-05, 04:31 PM
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The Yahoo News boards. Some political threads can get into the hundreds of thousands of posts in just a few days
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Originally Posted by I.Flores
The Yahoo News boards. Some political threads can get into the hundreds of thousands of posts in just a few days
I am embarassed to be a human when I accidently click through their boards.
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
I am embarassed to be a human when I accidently click through their boards.

yep, they are the Hate/Troll boards from hell
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According to Ovid's link the list goes:

1. Deviant Art----5,068,184
2. MySpace------4,150,200
3. IMDB----------4,111,600

DVD Talk comes in at 425 behind such boards as LowCarbFriends.com, HardMob.com, and PrisonTalk.com. Hell, G-Unit's website has more people. Sounds like we need a recruitment drive.
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Originally Posted by mano365
Sounds like we need a recruitment drive.
We should start at Yahoo.
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but its an interesting question which stat should be used for size ranking:

total posts OR
total members

???
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Originally Posted by mano365
According to Ovid's link the list goes:

1. Deviant Art----5,068,184
2. MySpace------4,150,200
3. IMDB----------4,111,600

DVD Talk comes in at 425 behind such boards as LowCarbFriends.com, HardMob.com, and PrisonTalk.com. Hell, G-Unit's website has more people. Sounds like we need a recruitment drive.
prison talk?
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Originally Posted by hi_mom
but its an interesting question which stat should be used for size ranking:

total posts OR
total members

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I think a post/time ratio would be the best indicator, but I doubt those statistics are readily available.
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Originally Posted by hi_mom
but its an interesting question which stat should be used for size ranking:

total posts OR
total members

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members

total posts is useless, since most forums purge old threads after so long so they are removed from the count.. and some forums allow padding to go insane which causes bloated stats
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea
I think a post/time ratio would be the best indicator, but I doubt those statistics are readily available.
using that link from ovid.. you can sort by
Posts
Members
Posts last week (post/time ratio??)
Posts/Member Ratio
Traffic
Page Views
Online Users Average
Max Online users
Alexa Rankings

I would think a combination of those above could make a pretty good formula
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Originally Posted by mano365
Sounds like we need a recruitment drive.
No it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
No it doesn't.
You don't like new people?
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Originally Posted by gracie
You don't like new people?
numanoid is a snob
Old 11-02-05, 06:39 PM
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numanoid is a snob
It's that whole "in" crowd thing again, isn't it?

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