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    Higher Entity Jeannie's Avatar
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    Stats From First Month

    As of yesterday, our one month anniversary, here are some stats you might find interesting:

    522 members, and 677(!) banned spammers.

    We just passed 4 million total page hits since the site has been online. On average, Wednesday is our busiest day of the week and Saturday is the slowest

    We've had visits from 122 different countries, and these are the top 5 so far this month:

    Countries Pages Hits Bandwidth
    United States us 442,678 764,646 7.13 GB

    Great Britain gb 235,317 412,325 3.54 GB

    Canada ca 84,441 139,757 1.45 GB

    Australia au 45,474 89,779 801.64 MB

    Netherlands nl 29,209 57,554 434.00 MB


    As well as numbers, it's useful to review how we're doing in terms of the character of the forum. It's no secret that we started IWL because we were no longer happy where we were, but mostly we were excited by the idea of using our experience to create something new and fresh. We were aiming at a few things:

    1) A cool modern look
    We didn't want the 'budget supermarket' look with bold colours and banners competing for attention. We wanted a relaxed clarity that made it easy to get around and do things, while leaving the focus on the posts. We think we've pretty much achieved that, with a clean, consistent look.

    2) A cohesive community
    Our experience elsewhere told us that you can have too many sub-forums. Some themes and brands need their own space, but if you have too many sub-forums you run the risk of dividing the community. We wanted a single community where members feel at home everywhere. It's something we'll continue to think about as we grow.

    3) A courteous but not stuffy environment
    We didn't want a dry academic tone, but neither did we want the hullabaloo of a playground. We haven't seen the macho posturing that can turn forums into boys' clubs, and we don't have habitually confrontational members. We do have one or two members who could be a little less vivid and forceful in their language but we're hoping that they'll adapt... Generally, we've been able to trust the members without too much in the way of intervention. As we all know, a self-policing membership means lesss moderation, which makes all of us happy, particularly the mods who get to talk more about fun stuff like watches.

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    Last edited by Jeannie; Dec 14, 2014 at 12:59 AM.

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    I'm digging this place so far. Must say I think it's my favorite forum that I frequent these days.

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    Where's the pins and t-shirts?

    "He's just a witness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    I'm digging this place so far. Must say I think it's my favorite forum that I frequent these days.
    I agree, it's mellow yet heavy metal...I'll be sticking around, hell I'm moving in

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    Canada with the bronze, behind the US and UK? This ain't no hockey tournament...

    Great forum thus far, happy to be along for the ride.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    ...it's mellow yet heavy metal...

    I don't know that I would describe this place as the secret lovechild of Slayer and Peter Tosh, but that is a very interesting description.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Having fun so far. Keep it up guys
    Regards Cam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    ... it's mellow yet heavy metal...
    VERY METAL
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    I'm a little disappointed my endless visits didn't lift Ireland into the top 5!

    I think the biggest possitve is everyone seems to be motivated to make IWL a success?

    The honeymoon period won't last forever and there may be some members who like serious debate and that's not always a bad thing. Is good to see different characters with strong views but hopefully not the cliques we've seen elsewhere. .

    If I could make one suggestion, it might be worth looking at condensing the WRUW into one a day until the membership grows?

    I'm really enjoying IWL and long may it continue. .



    Sent from my GT-I9505

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    I agree, it's mellow yet heavy metal...I'll be sticking around, hell I'm moving in
    Yeah, Donovan comes to mind, they call me mellow-yellow.

    BTW - Jeannie and Ray, et al, this forum is as described.

    John
    If you come to a fork in the road; take it, and then put it down so someone else can use it.

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