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Preacherman
December 26, 2002, 07:27 PM
Thought you might like some figures to show how fast this board is growing...

The High Road started operations "officially" at 12 noon, Central time, on Christmas Eve. At that time, there were 94 registered users (all of us in the setup team, plus forty or fifty others who'd crept in while we had the beta site up for testing - we let them stay! :D ).

As of 6 p.m. Central time today, we had 1,222 members. This means that a new user has registered, on average, every 2 minutes 52 seconds since we opened the doors.

I didn't log the thread and post numbers on opening, but as of 11 p.m. Central time on Christmas Eve we had 252 threads and 2,120 posts. As of 6 p.m. Central time today, we had 505 threads and 5,662 posts. This means that over the past 43 hours, you talkative lot have been averaging one new thread every 10 minutes and 12 seconds, and a new post every three-quarters of a second!

Well done, folks. I think we're off to a cracking good start on our journey down The High Road!

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ms1200
December 26, 2002, 07:29 PM
:D

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 07:31 PM
Alright, already! I'm posting as fast as I can type!

Plan-B
December 26, 2002, 07:31 PM
And your average is one post every 13.8 minutes by my calculation... :D

Deadman
December 26, 2002, 07:32 PM
" and 5,662 posts "


You forgot to mention that 40% of those belong to C.R.Sam :p

spacemanspiff
December 26, 2002, 07:35 PM
the posts of the many....
outweigh the posts of the few. :D

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 07:43 PM
Keepin' up my end.... :D

Southla1
December 26, 2002, 07:46 PM
I am trying:D ,,,,hell ever see a Cajun keep his mouth shut?

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 07:48 PM
hell ever see a Cajun keep his mouth shut?
No.

Orion
December 26, 2002, 07:53 PM
Damn, I'll have to quit my job to keep up with some of you talkative so and sos.

Preacherman
December 26, 2002, 07:54 PM
Not quite, Plan-B... All of us in the advance team were posting to one another, starting test threads, deleting them, moving them, editing them, and so on. Thus, we all got a head start on our post numbers before opening day! Still, I'm enjoying the rush. Isn't it just great to see all the old familiar faces (well, usernames!) come rolling through the doors?

Jeff OTMG
December 26, 2002, 08:06 PM
I just love the way everyone is trying to increase their post count. ;)

Greg L
December 26, 2002, 08:10 PM
Oh, you mean it is allowed to make meaningless posts to get the count up? :rolleyes:

Greg :D

rjk2475
December 26, 2002, 08:18 PM
southla1: catch any of the babe ruth world series at abbeyville? cajun hospitality is wonderful. oh by the way --a PA TEAM DID WIN. :D but those la players are great sportsmen;)

mtarnold5
December 26, 2002, 08:24 PM
happy to do my part!:)

sm
December 26, 2002, 08:26 PM
Some Chaplain( hint hint Preacherman) had a laptop and was posting during services...any truth to this rumor:D

2nd Amendment
December 26, 2002, 08:30 PM
The bad thing is that at this rate we're all going to run out of things to say soon.

Yeah, right...

WR Olsen
December 26, 2002, 09:23 PM
Glad to be onboard....and happy that TFL Will not die :)

Calamity Jane
December 26, 2002, 09:32 PM
Great Googly Moogly, and Cool Beans!!

http://64.207.13.28/mysmilies/ups/kamikaze/smilie_switch.gif

Felonious Monk
December 26, 2002, 09:37 PM
Just what Preacherman needs!

ANOTHER bully pulpit! :rolleyes:

Sure am enjoying our virtual rebirth!
I feel like a new...avatar. Or something.

Happy Holy Days to all!!!!

m.i.sanders
December 26, 2002, 09:38 PM
I think we can double those numbers easily enough. Heck, Blackhawk should be able to do it in another couple of days by himself:D

Gewehr98
December 26, 2002, 09:41 PM
Both on wear and tear on his guns, and in ammo costs. Why?

Because he's too busy posting here to actually head out to the range!

:D

gbelleh
December 26, 2002, 09:43 PM
My post count looked a little low, so I thought I'd join in on this thread! :D

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 10:01 PM
Blackhawk type fast.... :D

PATH
December 26, 2002, 10:02 PM
This place is really taking off. :D

762x51
December 26, 2002, 10:13 PM
How many posts on TFL? 1.3 million?

We'll be there in no time. :)

Schuey2002
December 27, 2002, 05:32 AM
One minute Blackhawk is here,next minute he's over there. No, wait, he's back here again. No, no he's now over there. Sorry, wrong again,he's over ... Arrrrg!
I lost track of him. He's here somewhere.

I had no idea that someone could type this fast.. :D :D

ruger357
December 27, 2002, 06:57 AM
Ditto:D

BogBabe
December 27, 2002, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by gbelleh
My post count looked a little low, so I thought I'd join in on this thread! :D

Heh heh .... what he said.

seeker_two
December 27, 2002, 09:26 AM
I'm going for quality over quantity...:D

Some of y'all got me beat there, too...

RikWriter
December 27, 2002, 09:31 AM
Hey all...just arrived. Nice to see y'all in one place again.

Wakal
December 27, 2002, 10:36 AM
Free post? Huh?



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iso1
December 27, 2002, 10:41 AM
I'm going for quality over quantity...

I know what you mean....I am WAY outclassed, here....

Blackhawk
December 27, 2002, 11:21 AM
One minute Blackhawk is here,next minute he's over there. No, wait, he's back here again. No, no he's now over there. Sorry, wrong again,he's over ... Arrrrg!
I lost track of him. He's here somewhere.

I had no idea that someone could type this fast.. Blackhawk fly fast, too.

2dogs
December 27, 2002, 11:26 AM
Cool Beans

Calamity Jane,


I thought my wife was the only person in the world who used that expression.:D

2nd Amendment
December 27, 2002, 11:36 AM
I thought everybody used that phrase? I do...and I have no clue where I got it from?

Big Al
December 27, 2002, 12:32 PM
My fiancee does say I have a big mouth. :p

Plan-B
December 27, 2002, 12:43 PM
On one of the car forums I visit, we have a term for those who post, just to post. They're called "post whores" and that name is worn as a badge of honor there. Not surprisingly, the "server is busy" much of the time. :D

coati
December 27, 2002, 03:04 PM
Interesting to note that TFL's all time high was 572 users at one time, a couple of months ago. The High Road already has had 457 up the day after Christmas.

I forsee the death of television as we know it with sites like this.

P12
December 27, 2002, 03:14 PM
I remember reading a thread on TFL about how big and active it was. The general guess for the number of active members was around 200-250 IRC.

I think that guess was just a .... liiiiiiitle ..... loooow.:cool:

Calamity Jane
December 27, 2002, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by 2dogs
Cool Beans

Calamity Jane,


I thought my wife was the only person in the world who used that expression.:D

Tee hee!! :D Like 2nd Amendment, I use that phrase quite a bit without having the first clue where I got it from.

Has a nice ring to it, like a twist on the more common expression "Cooool!", but to someone who doesn't like beans (let alone "cool" ones), it wouldn't mean much... ;)

Schuey2002
December 27, 2002, 03:25 PM
Blackhawk fly fast, too.
No wonder I couldn't find him.. He was cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet!! :D :D

MicroBalrog
December 27, 2002, 03:54 PM
I'm intending to tell ALL my friends about this site. Expect the numbers to dou... err. increase VERY slightly.:cool:

Blackhawk
December 27, 2002, 03:55 PM
No.

Blackhawk fly low.

Hard to see.

Hard to hear.

dave
December 27, 2002, 04:06 PM
I just got a mental vision of something.


I see Sara Brady going over the reports on her desk. She has this look of joy on her face as she reads that TFL has closed down. :D Then she reads the report of THR starting up. I can't quite see her face now.



It's covered by both hands and she's bent over her desk. Oh yeah, I can hear the cries, moans, and gasps though. :eek:




Isn't life grand?

Blackhawk
December 27, 2002, 04:13 PM
It is grand, and I like to keep in mind that the 18k TFL members have been culled by the transition. There won't be that many THR members as I expect that a lot of the trolls and merely curious TFL members won't bother coming here.

Maybe it will be like Gideon's army in that it was culled from 10,000 to 300! However, THR already has about 1,500 members since Tuesday, and the word may spread far beyond TFL. Maybe tens of thousands of NEW enthusiastic members concerned about the things that motivate us will join. I hope so! :D

Preacherman
December 27, 2002, 04:36 PM
Don't forget, too, that many of the 18,000 registered users of TFL were no longer active. As a test, I did a quick flip through the 500+ pages of members of TFL, and a huge number registered more than a year ago, but haven't posted in the past six to twelve months. In other words, they're inactive. I think we've got most of the active ones right here on THR (Hooray! :D ), and I think our growth will now slow down as the remaining active TFL'ers trickle in. I expect us to be in the 1,500 to 2,000 member range by New Year - perhaps higher with luck. From there, we'll grow by word of mouth, as TFL did.

So, all of you who are here already - DON'T GO AWAY!!! :D

TexasFred
December 27, 2002, 04:50 PM
Hell no i ain't going away. theres too much knowledge to soak up. As a 22 year old gun enthusiast, I'm telling everybody about this site. Its a great place for someone to go to who has alot of questions.

JeFF D
December 27, 2002, 04:58 PM
I didnt say much at TFL...trying to change that. :)

Blackhawk
December 27, 2002, 05:23 PM
I expect us to be in the 1,500 to 2,000 member range by New Year - perhaps higher with luck. Since we're at exactly 1,460 right now, I'd say that's a pretty conservative bet to make, that is if you were going to bet.... :D

Metatron
December 27, 2002, 11:07 PM
I didn't post much at TFL, but I did lurk a lot. It just seemed that by the time I could get around to posting something someone (C.R. Sam or Dave McC) had already beat me to it, with a much better reply. If I had any questions, I could just search the archives and usually find what I needed. Good to see the new place take off like it has!

hansolo
December 27, 2002, 11:27 PM
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Mr. Hankey
December 28, 2002, 01:47 PM
Yikes, I see members with hundreds of posts already.

CAP
December 28, 2002, 09:38 PM
You're gonna neeed a data center, comm room, and a bunch of big 'ole honking servers before it's all over with, and backup generators to keep it all going. :D

Schuey2002
December 29, 2002, 12:37 AM
They had better plan on setting one of those "big 'ole honking servers" aside just for Blackhawk..

Blackhawk type fast.... Blackhawk type real fast. :D

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