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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 18th Jan '08 8:55 PM

A THOUGHT HAUNTS ME

Yeah, I don't have many of them. But I do have one that is recurrent.

I was thinking. If there are 37,711 members, and 711 of them decided on the samd day to write a quiz, what would happen? I mean, obviously 99.99999999% (a guesstimate) post in Salty. What if everyone did? As more people join, and of course they will exponentially, how does the site handle more people submitting quizzes? I guess it wouldn't affect much else, but it's kind of like church. 10% are the most vocal and active, but you never see/hear much from the remaining 90%. Except, here nowhere near 10% submit/post. Seems like a silly thing to worry about, but with 88,000 members, the newest quizzes wouldn't stay on the front page but a few minutes. Is this an upcoming problem (though a nice problem for Justin to have) or....what?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 18th Jan '08 8:55 PM

grrrr. I meant 99.99% DON'T post.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 12:33 PM


meh....a good problem to have.

You just queue new ones in for members to see by categories they choose, I guess could be one way.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 2:31 PM

I just know I spend a lot of time here when only a small percentage actively participate. I think this could be more than a minor obsession if huge numbers participated. And that's just in Salty.

I can see receiving a Sploofus email saying, "WORDPUZZLE WINNER! YOU ARE #22,576 FOR AUGUST 24." Can my tiny self esteem even handle a Sploofus with phenomenally huge numbers of active participants? Sure would like to find out, though.

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 6:39 PM

Well, at least you're not "37,792 out of 37,792"...

that's suck and you'd just have to suck it up!



Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sat, 19th Jan '08 6:44 PM

On average, less than 300 people currently play each WP.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 7:20 PM

Sploofizz, do you guys ever talk up ways to get more of the present members actively involved? Or is that even a goal of anyone's?

Would you mind telling us how many average play WM/WR a day? (Which I know is much weirder to tell because there are so many more a day than WPs.)

Would you even want us to talk up more participation, or are you pretty well satisfied?


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