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General Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: Moe M. on May 17, 2017, 05:37:48 AM

Title: inactive members
Post by: Moe M. on May 17, 2017, 05:37:48 AM

  I was just going through the B&B members list looking for the last active date of another missed member, Jontok was a fairly active member who just dropped out after completing one of his great challenge give aways  a little over a year ago.
  Anyhow, in scrolling through the list of members in the J section there were allot of names I don't remember ever seeing posting, in fact most have never posted more than one or two times if any,  then I scrolled a few more pages and saw the same,  it would be interesting to know just how many of the 3,000 plus members here are posting regularly enough to keep this forum alive. 
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 17, 2017, 09:41:31 AM
Probably less than fifty post regularly.  Just a guess of course.  Lots of one to ten posters and then nothing.  Also lots of active participants who suddenly just quit.  Pretty much the norm for most blogs I think.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 17, 2017, 09:57:06 AM
I think the biggest problem we have with member retention is a relatively low daily activity rate. If all 3000 members joined up on the same day and started posting, we'd have a ton of activity, and would probably retain a lot more active members. It's up to to the members to post, rather than just lurk. ;)
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on May 17, 2017, 10:32:41 AM
It may also be because those of us that DO post regularly, compose dialogue of such 'gemstone quality' that lurkers are in awe of our brilliance and therefore rendered speechless. :shrug: :coffee:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Quenchcrack on May 17, 2017, 11:43:31 AM
Or, they may all be saving up for a better pair of chest waders.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on May 17, 2017, 12:47:33 PM
......also, a very likely possibility. :lol:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 17, 2017, 12:49:33 PM
Well whatever it takes I sure hope that it keeps us going for a long time. 
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Punty on May 17, 2017, 01:34:10 PM
  It's wolfy....he keeps scaring them away.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on May 17, 2017, 01:37:10 PM
  :doh: :tent: :-X
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Quenchcrack on May 17, 2017, 03:05:45 PM
Anyone heard from Mr. Fixit lately?
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Dabberty on May 17, 2017, 03:44:21 PM
I did a quick check in the members list..
As of right now, these are the stats:
- 3106 members in total
- 1949 never posted anything
- 243 members posted 1 post
- 117 members posted 2 posts
- 80 members posted 3 posts
and then it slowly increases roughly every 50 members by 1 post and after 10 posts per member it goes quicker up.

Top 10 posting members:
wolfy - 16936   
Old Philosopher - 15399   
PetrifiedWood - 11092   
madmax - 8444   
Moe M. - 7593   
wsdstan - 7287   
WoodsWoman - 6789   
MnSportsman - 6302   
kanukkarhu - 5894   
upthecreek - 5583
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Dabberty on May 17, 2017, 03:47:07 PM
Anyone heard from Mr. Fixit lately?
According to his profile, the last time he was logged in was on Monday.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: lgm on May 17, 2017, 04:12:21 PM
Checking in,
Present and accounted for.
HERE

Sometimes I think Wolfy & I are here just so the Florida crew don't take over.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on May 17, 2017, 04:47:36 PM
Checking in,
Present and accounted for.
HERE

Sometimes I think Wolfy & I are here just so the Florida crew don't take over.
Pitting the minuscule Nebraskan forces against those of the overwhelming numbers of Floridian combatants would be an epic confrontation, perhaps likened to the epic battle of the Carthaginians vs. the Romans!  We could only hope & pray for history repeating itself! :duel: :lol:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 17, 2017, 06:44:36 PM
Thanks for putting that data together Dabberty.  Interesting result.  I am surprised that nearly 2/3 of the signed up members never made a post.   
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hayshaker on May 17, 2017, 06:57:57 PM
HERE HERE I say present and accounted for.
mr fixit has very long days,
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hayshaker on May 17, 2017, 07:16:33 PM
ok chest wadder time
so even though i never recieved my genuine artificial
jimmy lyle   custom bowie for joing the forum i'm still here.
yeah that's the ticket. and if the powers that be aka(mods)
will be so kind shakey will be here a good spell.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 17, 2017, 07:58:37 PM
Yeah it's similar to any new situation for people.  If people don't engage them and get dialogue so they feel they have made a friend or friends they probably won't come back.  It's pretty much on us regulars to get activity going with them to hold their attention a bit till their hooked, pretty much what PW said.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: BigHat on May 17, 2017, 08:10:59 PM
i think it's a testament to the forum that it hasn't pimped itself out just for new memberships....


Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hayshaker on May 17, 2017, 08:25:09 PM
one thing i really like here is the mods don't slap you with warnings
every fifth post or delete some cause they personally don't like the
content. i must say i've gotten better, i'm no loner political for one
i keep those thoughts to my self. were here to learn and have fun
and teach at times. and that makes a great fourm.
i've learned much while here, and i like basea ball bease ball
has bien beddy beddy guud to me. oh i was trying to be funny
i used to be funny.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Mannlicher on May 18, 2017, 07:09:47 AM
nothing unusual.   Active forum participation is always very low compared to the total number of members.  Now that I am laid up in the house for a month or more,   I have lots of time to post, but since I can't get outdoors and play,  just don't have much to add at this time.   lol
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: MrFixIt on May 18, 2017, 11:16:03 AM
Anyone heard from Mr. Fixit lately?

Hey everybody!
I still lurk from time to time... ;)
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Dabberty on May 18, 2017, 11:18:53 AM
@ Mannlicher
You could start practicing shaving with an axe, not just the beard, but head, cheast, arms, armpits. Nothing much lower please though :-)
Post here the progress, tips and tricks, which axe is better, shape of the head more comfy, the perfect weight, whcih shaving cream lends itself the best, and so on, and so on :-)
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: xj35s on May 18, 2017, 01:20:10 PM
hayshaker, funny. Dabberty, not so much. Who shaves their pits and chest? LOL!!!

Don't use a Fiskars x-7, to square of an edge. you'll cut your arms off with that thing.

I didn't make the top ten? So, I'm not scaring them away right? He He He...
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hunter63 on May 18, 2017, 03:33:01 PM
Few thoughts.....

I'm thinking most all forum are this way....
Many new members find this forum by Googling something and are led here.
THey have a specific question on a subject.....Ask, ...and when answered... they move on.

Or
THey show up wanting to have someone do their term paper for them.....
 
Or ask about the "best whatever"
They "best whatever" is often something they already bought....and are fishing for agreements and atta-boys.
Same with You tube vid's.....
Ask for comments (and sign up subscribers)...but don't like the answers.

One guy joined to PM me about a axe I had posted a pic of....wanting to "take it off my hands"
Told him no....Gone.

Also this forum doesn't have the infamous "Like" button....."If I don't get a bunch of Likes...I'm outta here"...posters.

Also had a flurry of Quote, quote, qoute, quote....stuff that seems to have subsided....got annoying...

So that leaves a core group that bring up interesting subjects....regular s shoot the ship, give atta boys and generally are encouraging......th is need to happen with new members.
 

Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: WoodsWoman on May 18, 2017, 04:37:22 PM
Hi
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 18, 2017, 04:39:04 PM
Hi

Why hello WW!  I hope life has been better for you since you had to be out for a bit.  Good to see you stop by
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: WoodsWoman on May 18, 2017, 04:54:34 PM
I'm doing ok. I snatched me up one of the quiet bushcrafter from this site and starting over.  Raising rabbits and chickens.  I'll try to be around more often.  I had to ask JB for a link to get this site on the phone.  And how do you guys do it?  Posting or typing on phone to post in here? This will take some getting used to or better glasses..

It will take some reading to catch up on how y'all are doing.  Missed ya. 

WW
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hunter63 on May 18, 2017, 05:18:17 PM
Hi

Hi back...good to see ya.....
Tanks for the update.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Dano on May 18, 2017, 05:48:23 PM
Hi

Can it be true, is it really YOU WW??????????  How have you been??  Missed you something fierce!  Glad to know you're back, I'll be really interested in hearing how things have been going with you!
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Quenchcrack on May 18, 2017, 06:28:11 PM
Mr. Fixit, glad to see you here again.

WW, welcome back.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on May 18, 2017, 06:34:11 PM
Count me in as a member of the  :welcome: back home committee, Marcia!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
It sure is good to hear from you and that things are returning to life in the 'normal' lane, once again!  We all missed your presence around the campfire. :'( :'( :'(   :fire1:


As for the typing difficulties on the phone.....have you tried one of those screen-sensitive styli to aid in poking those micro-keyboard keys?  You can get a package of 6 at Walmart for just a couple $$....they really helped me when I was in that situation. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 18, 2017, 07:51:45 PM
I usually do try to give a new poster an "attaboy" and sometimes will ask a question that leads to something they could add comments to.  Sometimes it works but often it doesn't live beyond that post.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 18, 2017, 08:06:23 PM
Hey WW! Nice to see you back again. :cheers:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: imnukensc on May 18, 2017, 08:48:47 PM
Welcome back, WW.  Great to see you!
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hunter63 on May 18, 2017, 09:05:02 PM
I usually do try to give a new poster an "attaboy" and sometimes will ask a question that leads to something they could add comments to.  Sometimes it works but often it doesn't live beyond that post.

You are correct
That seems pretty normal to those posting in this thread.....
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Moe M. on May 19, 2017, 05:55:37 AM
Hi

 You'd better have a damned good reason for being out this long without so much as a "be back, I'm ok" note young lady !
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 19, 2017, 09:27:25 AM
Hi Marcia, darn nice to hear from you.  Hope all is going well and hang around here a bit if you can.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: zammer on May 19, 2017, 07:15:18 PM
I'm doing ok. I snatched me up one of the quiet bushcrafter from this site and starting over.  Raising rabbits and chickens.  I'll try to be around more often.  I had to ask JB for a link to get this site on the phone.  And how do you guys do it?  Posting or typing on phone to post in here? This will take some getting used to or better glasses..

It will take some reading to catch up on how y'all are doing.  Missed ya. 

WW

Hey cutie pie what's up eh...lol
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Orbean on May 20, 2017, 05:48:46 AM
What kind of concerns me is the lack of younger members, would love to see more.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: madmax on May 20, 2017, 06:13:08 AM
I'm good at acting juvenile.  Does that count?
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: woodsorrel on May 20, 2017, 07:59:59 AM
I would like to post more often.  I enjoy the interesting discussions and the opportunity to learn.

What holds me back is that I already write articles for my blog.  This consumes nearly all my non-outdoors time.  I would love to link to some of these articles so we can discuss them on the forum.  But a couple of members prefer that I didn't.  So I respect their wishes.

I am content to read others' posts and try to contribute useful comments when I can.

  Cheers,

  - Woodsorrel

Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: xj35s on May 20, 2017, 09:06:34 AM
I appreciate your newsletter and read all of it. Lot's to learn....
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: woodsorrel on May 20, 2017, 12:14:07 PM
I appreciate your newsletter and read all of it. Lot's to learn....

Thanks, xj35s!  That's nice of you to say.  I'm glad you enjoy it.

  - Woodsorrel
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: BigHat on May 20, 2017, 06:29:32 PM
why hello woodswoman! VERY nice to see you back. glad things are looking up.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: RangerXanatos on May 22, 2017, 06:35:28 AM
I'm still here as well.  I usually only check two forums and that's about once or twice a week.  Just don't have much to add.  Sometimes I do start to type something up but just end up erasing it and move on to other things.  Just been too busy to finish something I've been working on.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: xj35s on May 23, 2017, 03:07:45 PM
Why is wilderbeast gone? someone get him back here!!!
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: madmax on May 23, 2017, 03:16:05 PM
He's fun to camp with.  Hope he checks in.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Orbean on May 28, 2017, 09:57:45 AM
I'm good at acting juvenile.  Does that count?
 

you and me both brother, I am constantly be reminded to act my age.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: MnSportsman on May 28, 2017, 12:48:56 PM
I check in here about once to 2x a day. I do not post that much lately, since I do not have any comment on the topic(s), or I just don't feel like it.


I still get out to the woods almost everyday. I just have not been feeling like taking pics & videos, since they don't get looked at by many folks it seems.
 And many don't even care about the pics sometimes. When there are groups that get together, then there is more participation in the woods & in the forum. Solo trips seem to not go over as well for some reason..
???


 With videos...Trying to do it by yourself can be a real pain in the patoot. Then there is the editing if necessary(although I try not to do much, as some have likely noticed. LOL). Then the uploading & then after that.... if no one appears to be interested, it seems like it just becomes a chore ya avoid doing at all.


So, I a guessing there are folks out there lurking & doing their thing. I wish folks would post more too & I used to try to stimulate folks into it. But it seemed that was like kicking a dead horse & my leg got tired.. I just sit back & read mostly now.


Who knows... Maybe folks will get more motivated since Summer is basically here  & although the FLA folks/Krackanueners & those folks in the hot areas have it getting very hot for doin much outside, the rest of us that get the Winters are getting out more & more.


Hopefully it will pick up.
:)









Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wsdstan on May 28, 2017, 02:47:48 PM
There are exceptions to that.  While I have not counted comments or looked at views I think Wolfy's Nebraska is a great series, Woodsrunner's videos and BeartheDog's and his friend's photo essays are widely viewed and appreciated.   So are Asemery's knot tying masterpieces.  There are several others that are great like those about overnighters, hikes, and how to make stuff.  I like Nukes posts about the stuff he builds like the chicken coop and the tent project.  Photos make any post more appealing to me.  When you posted about those strange trees awhile back it wouldn't have been as good without the photos. 
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: crashdive123 on May 28, 2017, 03:44:20 PM
Can't say that I post to see how many people view it or comment on it.  I share pictures and videos for the enjoyment of it.  If others like them, regardless of how many I'm happy that I was able to share something that they enjoyed.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: MnSportsman on May 28, 2017, 05:02:34 PM
Apparently my point was missed.


& thus..No need to post more,eh?


ETA: I should "clarify" a bit perhaps for those who don't/may not see the point.


Stan, Yes. there are exceptions. Check out the frequency of those posts. Some of the folks ya mention haven't been as active either in such things, or commenting on posts other than their own.
 ;)


Crash, You help make my point in a way. I do not need any kudos for the efforts. That was Not the point. The things I do are only important to me, & my family/friends. To take the time to edit if needed & share then upload to PB so that folks on this or any other forum/place, is more of a hassle. I can distribute what I choose to share with my F&F in a few clicks, by phone/email/FB/etc. , No sweat.
with a forum I have to jump the hurdles & do much more.
Which, if it seems to not be worth doing, makes the motivation go away.


   In my the post earlier , I was "trying" to point out that it is EASY to make a comment, as it is not like the effort to make a trip report, post up the pics, etc.


Just a "comment" in a topic, is "Easy Street"... Yet it doesn't happen as ya might think...
Thus the topic we are in.. Why?


So, like i said..

It appears the point was missed.

Happens to me all too often. I can think faster than I can put things into words. Those of you with a different "frequency" & are either running faster or slower than I, will just have to deal with it, as I am tired of typing already.


Have a Great Memorial Day! Remember those who have fallen please.



Cya
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Nature Boy on June 03, 2017, 08:06:45 PM
I try to check in at least weekly. Been busy the past months with 6-7 day work weeks, a recent move, and most important of all Nature Girl's been having some health issues. Just haven't had the time for us to get some good, lengthy woods time.

Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hiwa on June 04, 2017, 08:21:36 PM
Hi guys. I haven't posted in a while either , but do read time to time.
Too much work and personal issues going on.
I seriously need to get some bush time in soon. I even considered quitting my job to do that and take care of things away from work also. I may still go that route if the boss doesn't let me have time off that I desperately need.
You folks are a great bunch , that's for sure.
 :)
Pete
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Reallybigmonkey1 on June 27, 2017, 03:26:19 PM
I was never very active on any forum  due to most all my free time being taken by YouTube.  If a person isn't careful,  that can turn into a part time job. I joined this forum because it seemed like the most friendly forum out there and intended on posting often.  The sad reality is you don't post for a few days,  then weeks,  then months,  then it turns into years before you know it. I have always lurked here but just been to lazy /busy to post a lot.  :-\
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on June 27, 2017, 04:07:39 PM
Now, that you recognize the problem you know how to correct it! 8)
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Moe M. on June 28, 2017, 08:26:34 AM
I was never very active on any forum  due to most all my free time being taken by YouTube.  If a person isn't careful,  that can turn into a part time job. I joined this forum because it seemed like the most friendly forum out there and intended on posting often.  The sad reality is you don't post for a few days,  then weeks,  then months,  then it turns into years before you know it. I have always lurked here but just been to lazy /busy to post a lot.  :-\

  Love your U-tube videos,  keep up the good work, but do stop in once in a while,  we can use all the conversation we can get.
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Reallybigmonkey1 on June 29, 2017, 05:22:33 PM
Thanks brother.  I'll try to make it a habit to visit every time I work second shift.  Oh, and off the clock of course. LOL
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: flatlander88 on June 30, 2017, 09:10:55 AM
I know for me it's a multi dimensional problem. I would like to be more active but work and family keeps me busy. Also, I am more partial to seeing and posting trips rather than too much discussion. I like to be out more so than be online. Just got back from a crawfish trapping trip in Colorado. Ton of pics and hopefully a video to come. Then lies the problem. I got back Monday and haven't had time to upload or make the video but yet I sit here wondering where and/or what would be fun to do this weekend...🙄
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: Moe M. on July 28, 2017, 11:14:24 AM

  Looks like JB has gone missing, it's been almost a month since he's logged on ?
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: wolfy on July 28, 2017, 12:51:47 PM
Just pick one of his posts and violently disagree with it.  I'll bet he'll show up right away! :shrug: :lol:
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: madmax on July 28, 2017, 01:07:29 PM
lol
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: hunter63 on July 28, 2017, 05:39:00 PM
Busy people have to make an effort to stop in  and post cool stuff for all to enjoy......

Be thankful that many members do just that......

But remember there is life out there beyond the forum.....LOL...and some things get left behind
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: SIXFOOTER on July 28, 2017, 07:42:00 PM
I am still around, life changed, not in my own space working from laptop all the time
But, still here, waiting for the heat to break so I can hang with my brothers in here again.
Making plans, more changes coming, be in my own space again soon, man cave and all
Ive never posted just to see what kind of comment or approval I could get, I post because I think something is interesting, and sometimes to be a smart ass
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: crashdive123 on July 29, 2017, 04:23:31 AM
You?  Smartass?  No way!  (http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Forum%20Fun/OhNo.gif) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Forum%20Fun/OhNo.gif.html)
Title: Re: inactive members
Post by: upnorth on August 07, 2017, 06:54:55 PM
Or, they may all be saving up for a better pair of chest waders.

I don't know what the inside is on that one, but it kind of hits home for me, lol. Some folks, like myself,  engage in multiple outdoor activities, which may or may not be seasonal, or are prioritized until rotated out for a few years. I tend to rotate through motorcycling, fishing, metal detecting, farting around outside with my cutting tools, whatever. I sold the bike but got deeper into metal detecting. I started water detecting, found gold/silver rings, a nice gold chain etc. So in come the chest waders, which I believe that I wore maybe three times, lol ! So, although some of us may not show up much, the interest is still there. I'm just not as obsessive about some of this stuff like I used to be.  I like to come back to special interest forums such as this to read comments from folks more knowledgeable than myself, so I don't burn myself out in the middle of the night, or chop my fingers off.
 :)