So many Guests.

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by Zgetman, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. SnooknRedz

    SnooknRedz Vlamingii Tang

    Sep 4, 2010
    Melbourne FL
    I myself pondered the same question some years ago , but then I realized that the majority of "guests" are actually members whom don't care to sign in.

    Take myself for example, I don't have a tank running at the moment, so I browse to "stalk" some ppls threads and new info that may have become relevant in between visits. I don't need to sign in cuz I don't have much time to contribute like I did some years ago when I had a tank running and was more active in the hobby. Right now it's on the back burner in my life so I just browse the vast amount of "reef porn" on the forum as I'm sure a lot do as well lol . Another reason, is the browser settings on my phone are set so I do not remember any pw or usernames, so I just skip the sign in process when I'm here to just read and browse threads unless I need to contribute (like now). As well as I don't have a PC with internet at the moment (fried NIC card courteous of Florida's awesome lightning storms :() so I'm limited to visiting on my phone and it's just an extra step I have to do, just to read. And it's not practical in my instance.

    The amount of guests that aren't actually users, IMO, is probably a lot less than you're realizing. Just a lot of lazy or not very active users is my guess, remember you only need to sign in to post, some just wanna read. But it would be nice to have more active members, I'll agree with that.
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

    Aug 13, 2012
    I think that Bob should do a video. Is there data available that shows that brought on more active members? If you're willing, that would be awesome!
  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

    May 28, 2011
    :oops-sign: I believe I may have been completely wrong, there. Just noticed this morning that the number given for members was a bit higher than the member name count, which means they're not on the guest list at all, just their names don't appear.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2014