Mudcat Café message #3496839 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150130   Message #3496839
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Mar-13 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Are fewer people posting?
Subject: RE: BS: Are fewer people posting?
I haven't figured out a way to determine the number of posters we have. We get about one new member a day, maybe less. I've been processing our membership applications since August 2011. That weeds out duplicate and fraudulent memberships.

Let's see....I registered member number 26416 on 17 March 2013, and #26227 on 16 March 2012. That's 189 new members in a year and a day. I've also had a lot of membership applications from existing members who forgot they were registered, so that's a few more back in the fold.

I also get a lot of membership requests from people who don't return the membership form I send to them, so I always wonder about them. I suppose I lose track of a membership application now and then, but I sure hope that doesn't happen often.