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Just curious- How do you surf the forums? Do you have multiple windows or tabs open at once? Or do you use feed to scope comments made?
The main reason I ask is so to understand better about what's going on in the forums, as a whole.
I'm working on a side project and could use some help.
The project consists of a two main points. (1) Basis- there are 100,000+ members. (2) There are a handful, that are on constantly, some sporadically, some only for hours and some don't get on for days.
I would like to get a gist of how many people are actually in the forums? Ones that post almost regularly, so as to assess the value of the forum.
I would rather not say why I'm doing this project, but please note that it is rather important, so I can streamline my use of the forums.
As you already know, I am all over the forums, and I'm always watching something or another. With almost 13000 posts in under 4 months, I would definitely say I'm an active user.
For those who are new Welcome and to the Veterans' Hello. I spend all day working on hubs, creating new ideas and building more information on society. I appreciate all feedback.
Hi Cags, I simply check out the feed and see what's happening in the forums and if it is interesting enough to comment on. If I am really struggling to fill my time I will check out the forums section directly and see if a subject matter jumps out and I want to comment on it.
I use the forums quite a lot, I tend to comment then later just browse the 'posts by me' and look for any response or other interesting issues raised. I usually just use one window and flick around though. I'm less active right now because of a work overload mind, it'll be until early to mid February before I'm fully active.
Edit: Off to bed, be back to check up tomorrow evening!
an easy way is to just check out the number of posts next to the avatar. i'm continually opening and closing tabs and multitasking while at the forums. Some news .. some to just validate others comments by checking other sites.Tabbed browsings awesome!
Yes, this would be an easy way, providing I had an entire list of all the hubbers, but I don't. And, I'm not going to ask HubPages for it, because that's their business. So, I am left to find other ways of doing it. Hence, this thread, which DREW you out. Which was my point.
Well, I tried using the Customizable Home Page so I could easily monitor the forums I'm interested in, but that didn't work because I have to do too much scrolling down.
I alternate between clicking on the forums I like one by one(Need Help, Knowledge Exchange, Report a Problem, Hangout and Makeover), and scrolling down the "latest posts" - but that gets painful when the religious forums are humming.
I only ever have one window open. I'm usually on the forums while at work, so I have multiple work-related windows open at the same time.
On a serious note although it is hard now, I just see which one looks the most exciting and bang I'm there. I stay away from serious shit, as I have strong opinions and may say something and never STTTTTTTTOOOOOOOPPPPPPP
Did I mention I also pick interesting unusual topics in the forums? The one about how to kill a zombie was right up my alley. I never go to religious ones may as well beat your head on a brick wall in those ones. BANG CRASH KAPOWWW
oh, mutton honey, I fear for your little hide - wun, I mean, run as fast as you can - follow that gingerbread man.
cagsil: getting curious now, several girls seem to think you do not love them, who DO you love, in addition to your mom? who? or is that just WAY too personal? (but since I already know you don't love me, its ok for me to irritate you some more today!)
sexism personified - in a very charming way, of course. And whatever you're saying with that statement it does not sound flattering to anybody . . . detracting from original question here - 40 strokes at the whipping post (too harsh? ok, 60, then)
I wasn't guessing. I just had to ask one question, so I could eliminate the number of option, for which, could occupy the chair. And, since you were so nice to provide any answer to my question, then it leaves me with only one guess. That would be YOU are the one who occupies it most often.
I haven't really had much time to check out the forums and I'm not quite sure how they work, so I tend to click on the main forums link and have a scan down the 'latest activity' list to see if anything catches my eye.
I hadn't even clicked on the new 'Feed' link until reading this thread, but now I think I may do so more often, probably have a couple of tabs open and go back and forth...
My main problem is that I tend to come on here last thing at night, or in the early hours - when I really should be getting to bed, as I just don't have time in the day, or even in the evening - despite being on my computer all day long!
One last point - I see the same people commenting on the forums (fora?!) all the time and you all seem to belong to an elite group so, as a newbie, it can feel a bit daunting and slightly scary trying to join in.
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