Health of cprogramming.com (How is she?)

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    Health of cprogramming.com (How is she?)

    I'm afraid, cboard is loosing members in recent time.
    Or at least less posting in programming forums.

    Any moderator can give us statistics on weekly/monthly posting ratio for last one/two year(s) compared to each forums?

    Number of Active Members (Did post in last X days).
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    i registered at last august/spetember i think mainly for programming help.
    i hung out in this forum for a couple of weeks and just got bored.
    maybe if you guys allowed images in signatures id post more.
    im shallow like that.

    i just looked at my postcount.
    looks like about70/80 has been trimmed off.
    dont care anyway.
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    Hmmm, maybe if I could change my title(the little thing under my name, right?) I would post more :-D

    When it comes to my title, yes, I am shallow like Zahid
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    maybe if you guys allowed images in signatures id post more.
    Please no! I hate forums that do that. Makes everything to messy, things are too hard to read, and it interupts discusion
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    I dont thivk CP needs to use those methods to attract members.. There is no need to attract members.. this is not a commercial site... I think it is enough if people who require help use it.... Opinion may differ..

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    If cprog was less upidy (my own word) all the time bout the content of posts. More like flashdaddee

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    Complete statistics about this board's usage is provided by
    cprog's web host, liquidweb.com. It is mind boggling, the
    information the web admins have at their disposal. Posting it
    where and how people can read and make sense of it, however, would take a good deal of time and effort.
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    >>> If cprog was less upidy (my own word) all the time bout the content of posts.

    CProgramming.com basic role is to provide help for people seeking it on matters relating to programming in the various C languages.

    The was a demand many years ago, for a board that was not a programming help board, but a place where the "intelligent responsible" programming community could discuss other matters, this became the General Discussions board. (As a side note, I was against the idea because I thought it would be problematic - oh how wrong I was ).

    The board attracts youngsters because they have programming problems, they venture into the cats litter tray that is GD, and someone is supposed to make sure that what they find there is "suitable" - that's us.

    Sorry if you don't like it, but that is the way it is, and is going to be. You want a raucuous net hangout, go make one, you want to be here, you follow our rules.

    >>> More like flashdaddee.

    The people there must decide what happens there. We are not they, they are not us.

    >>> It is mind boggling, the information the web admins have at their disposal.

    Thats the problem with data, data != information!
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    >Thats the problem with data, data != information!<

    That's certainly true for some people in some situations, adrain.
    I don't think too many here would be all that interested in
    reading cprog's usage stats more than once, and not longer
    than 45 seconds, at that! One other interesting thing about
    liquidweb is that they will download ALL your stats to those
    who wish to load this information into their own web usage
    analyzers. I mean, they have a record of each and every post
    for each and every thread recorded in that database. It's just
    awesome what you can do if you really want to, not that I want
    to. And there are also generalized statistics regarding usage
    that I bet some members would find interesting, such as which
    days of the week are busiest, which hours, months, etc.
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    if members have gone down then we are weeding out the bad, i see no need for change.

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    Yup. Bigger isn't necessarily better.
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    Another issue is holiday seasons, there are always a lot more posts during school holidays because the kids have more time. I can't comment on the quality of the additional posts during those periods.
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    There are a lot more posts on the GD during school holidays (relitively). But when school picks up again, the number of posts on the programming boards will go up again...I wonder why...hmmm.
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    ohh.. I did not request for any change.

    I just pointed out the fact. And then we can investigate and take action if necessary.

    I observed last few months GD is busy and lots serious programmers are busy with less important things (from the point of the board), this is because of .. .. i don't know.

    Hay... what about contest and gift/award for the winner. It will be fun.
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    >>> this is because of .. .. i don't know.

    Yes you do! We all do, somebody has to keep their eye on the kids!

    >>> what about contest and gift/award for the winner

    This has been suggested before, indeed, I think the webmaster mentioned it if the financial condition of the board could stand it. My question is how this could be acheived given the board could afford it?
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