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ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Posted by Michael on 29 May 2004, 20:19 GMT

We have reached yet another site milestone: Fifty thousand user accounts. Steve Taylor is the lucky owner of account #50000. Figuring approximately 100,000 posted comments, we're averaging two comments per user.

We wish to thank you, the visitors, for our success. Hopefully we will reach 100,000 users in the future.

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Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Travis Evans Account Info

Only two comments per user? wow, I know many people make a lot more than that. That must mean that some of the 50,000 users make a LOT of comments, while the rest of them hardly ever post at all (if ever).

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 22:02 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Jevin Sweval  Account Info

This is how it is most places where people register. Many come once or twice and leave forever.

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 22:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
dabud15 Account Info

Not me! I'm here to stay. (anyone wanna send me an 84+SE?

-dabud15

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 22:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
BlackThunder  Account Info
(Web Page)

Same. But I rarely post anymore, too busy with other stuff... '-_-

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 17:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Travis Evans Account Info

Yeah, I've done that for a couple of message boards I went too... registered because it was required, made a post, and when the business was taken care of, I've never needed to return since. :)

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 22:59 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
mike White Account Info
(Web Page)

now there is acualy 50051 people now

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 22:59 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Geek_Productions Account Info
(Web Page)

Wow. 51 people joined in ~2h 40m.
Cool.

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 23:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Jake Griffin  Account Info
(Web Page)

that's 19 1/8 people per hour! at that rate it should take...about 109 days to get to 100,000 users! That's less than 4 months! Three cheers for exponential growth!
Hip! Hip! <resounding> Hooray! </resounding>
Hip! Hip! <resounding> Hooray! </resounding>
Hip! Hip! <resounding> Hooray! </resounding>

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 01:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Jake Griffin  Account Info
(Web Page)

BTW, I do know that it is actually logistic, but I'm just using exponential as an approximation...

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Ben Cherry  Account Info
(Web Page)

but now there are 50094 users, which is a much slower rate than before. I suspect that when people saw the news article, they were inspired to create an account. If we just post a new article every few users, well get to 100,000 in no time...
Ticalc.org reaches 50,100 accounts...
Ticalc.org reaches 50,124 accounts...
Ticalc.org reaches 50,126 accounts...

I think that would work pretty well, and it might also inspire more posting so the average post count can go up...

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 18:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Chivo  Account Info

> Ticalc.org reaches 50,124 accounts...
> Ticalc.org reaches 50,126 accounts...

LOL! Every two new users there's a PARADE! YAY!

I think the time of day also has a big influence on the number of people signing up for an account (how many people do you know who would sign up at 3:00AM? Not many I hope), so it may take two years or more to reach 100,000.

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 20:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Travis Evans Account Info

> how many people do you know who would sign up at 3:00AM?

Depends on what side of the world they're on. :)

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 23:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Chivo  Account Info

Good point, but about 77.1% of the people with a user account on ticalc live in the USA.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2004, 00:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Tzazak Account Info

Is 77.1% exact? :)
Weird. We're on the message boards talking about getting accounts and I just got my first message telling me to verify my account information. Weird.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2004, 00:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

It's every 120 days since you get your account, I think.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2004, 23:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Tzazak Account Info

Yeah, that's what the page said when it asked me to.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2004, 00:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
CajunLuke Account Info

You sound like Spock. "Approxomately 77.1587456419165199%" (so I'm exaggerating a little)

Reply to this comment    2 June 2004, 20:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Chivo  Account Info

No, it was closer to 77.08niner ... something percent. :-)

Reply to this comment    2 June 2004, 21:36 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
TheCalcGenius  Account Info
(Web Page)

Just out of curiosity, how does your news numbering system work? Like the "Help wanted" news article had an ID of 111370 and this article's ID was 111548...it gets really confusing...

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 16:51 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
(Web Page)

The counter is shared between articles, comments and a few other things.

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 19:25 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Geoffrey Ji  Account Info

Is it me, or does this guy's website link to microsoft's website?

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 21:09 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Ben Cherry  Account Info
(Web Page)

cant you tell, steve taylor is really a code name for Bill Gates...

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
(Web Page)

No, he just accidentally typed "http//" instead of "http://" and that makes you go to Micro$ofts website for a reason I don't know.

Reply to this comment    30 May 2004, 22:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

Right, it's all rather simple. This guy typed in http// as you said, but ticalc adds http:// to the beginning of any URL that does not already have it at the beginning. So, that's how you explain the http//http://. Now, when you click on an invalid link like that, if you're using IE, then it's very possible that you're just getting some kind of help page, or maybe that one where it tries to make your URL into a search result. So, if it bothers you that it's doing that... then don't use IE ;-) Although, I just tried clicking on the link with my IE6.0 and it didn't do that. But I bet that's what it was anyway.

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 16:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Ben Cherry  Account Info
(Web Page)

it goes to microsoft in firefox, but it gets redirected to google first. Anyways, even once youve fixed the link the site still doesnt exist...

Reply to this comment    31 May 2004, 16:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Reaches 50,000 User Accounts
Geoffrey Ji  Account Info

Ah. I use firefox.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2004, 11:29 GMT

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