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Posted 2010-February-07, 17:24

I was just checking our most recent posting statistics. The top two online bridge forums are this one, and rec.games.bridge. We started this forum in Feb 2003, rec.games.bridge started Dec 1986.

Post for:----- BB online --- rec.games.bridge
Nov 2009 ---- 7419 --------- 2744
Dec 2009 ---- 7529 --------- 2880
Jan 2010 ----- 9994 --------- 2733

Total post on sites...
Rec.games.bridge.....432,526
BBO Forum..............431,590

It is worth noting, rec.games.bridge has thousands and thousands of non-bridge post like:
Xbox 360 Repair Guide Review,
Lauched New PC Game Demo The Legend of Vraz,

Of course, we started "water cooler" forum a few years back, so we have thousands of those as well....

I think by the end of Feb we will probably pass rec.games.bridge in total post (example, so far in Feb, we already have 2095 post compared to 533 on rec.games.bridge, and the difference in total post is only 936 post).
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Posted 2010-February-07, 18:55

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Posted 2010-February-08, 00:11

Jdonn passing inquiry, BBF passing RGB, momentous occasions on the horizons :)
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Posted 2010-February-08, 01:06

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Posted 2010-February-08, 01:11

PhantomSac, on Feb 8 2010, 01:11 AM, said:

Jdonn passing inquiry, BBF passing RGB, momentous occasions on the horizons :P

We should try to make it happen on the same post. We will need their cooperation.
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Posted 2010-February-08, 03:07

jdonn, on Feb 8 2010, 08:11 AM, said:

PhantomSac, on Feb 8 2010, 01:11 AM, said:

Jdonn passing inquiry, BBF passing RGB, momentous occasions on the horizons :P

We should try to make it happen on the same post. We will need their cooperation.

Start posting!
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Posted 2010-February-08, 03:18

Although this is interesting, I don't think that the number of posts matters much, as long as there are enough participants to keep a conversation going. Quality is what matters. IMO BBO comfortably outscores RGB in this area.

Technically, of course, it's a retrograde step. A newsgroup is a much better medium for discussion than a web-based forum, because it allows proper threading.
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Posted 2010-February-08, 05:02

PhantomSac, on Feb 8 2010, 07:11 AM, said:

Jdonn passing inquiry, BBF passing RGB, momentous occasions on the horizons :P

The hijacked thread passing all the political/religious nonsense in the watercooler!
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Posted 2010-February-10, 12:12

The difference of 936 post on the 7th has been reduced to 440 as of now. It will not take to the end of the month, maybe as few as three or four more days might do it.
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Posted 2010-February-12, 15:05

Sometime today, BBO forums passed the total in rec.games.bridge...

Total as of now...
BBO Forum 433,083
rec.games. 433,070

Last two post on rec.games.bridge....
PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND SEMIMAR TOPICS. CHECK OUR VAST PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND SEMIMAR TOPICS INCLUDING PROJECTS FOR FREE AT

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College girl’s Sexy chest photos

Last two post on our forum (not counting this one)

bid_em_up reply to Slam #26: A probability question in Advanced/expert forum

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Jdonn's reply to Second suits in GIB forum
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Posted 2010-February-12, 15:23

I think you need to use a news server that filters out the spam, I hardly ever see those messages in r.g.b.

And to keep things fair, what percentage of BBO Forum postings are in the Water Cooler?

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Posted 2010-February-12, 15:49

barmar, on Feb 12 2010, 04:23 PM, said:

I think you need to use a news server that filters out the spam, I hardly ever see those messages in r.g.b.

And to keep things fair, what percentage of BBO Forum postings are in the Water Cooler?

I am not sure about how many post in the water cooler. The stats thing I have will tell me how many THREADS or POST are in any forum. The only thing it shows for individual forums is topic views (click on a topic it creates a view). Here are the forums and the number of "views" each has gotten (I have removed a few private forums from this list). The total of all forums is 9,316,251 so watercooler being the fifth most popular (and one of the "newer" categories) must have a significant number of post, if we equate views with total post, this would be about 8% of the total.

General Bridge Discussion 1,556,549
Advanced and Expert-Class Bridge 1,499,089
Interesting Bridge Hands 991,492
SAYC and 2/1 Discussion 810,636
The Water Cooler 738,129
Beginner and Intermediate Bridge Discussion 719,728
Offline Bridge 571,970
Non-Natural System Discussion 474,140
Suggestions for the Software 272,211
General BBO Discussion 237,660
BBO Tournament Directors Forum 177,625
Vugraph issues 163,968
BBO Support Forum 145,562
BBO Tournaments Discussion 139,076
Laws and Rulings 118,749
BBO Announcements and Special Events 111,225
BPO - Bridge Poll Online 78,102
Simple Rulings 45,185
Find a Partner/Teacher! 42,158
Il forum per bridgisti italiani- 38,569
Full Disclosure and Dealer 34,163
Support for Bridge Base Products 24,310
Youth Bridge 20,803
Changing Laws & Regulations 16,745
Appeals and Appeals Committees 14,527
GIB Robot Discussion 9,809
BBO Juniors 5,888
Hungarian Forum 2,652
Türk oyuncular için Forum 2,510
Forum pro ceske a slovenske bridzisty 2,217
German Forum 1,926
Software Suggestions and Comments 905
Spanish Forum 653

In addition to watercooler, there is a hidden yellow forum and another one, each with about 30 people or so have access. There are not many post there (compared to other forums), but I am certain the stat software counts those as well.

I did acknowledge in the first post that we have thousands of off-topic post in the watercooler... I simply gave the last two post in each because this was when I first noticed we passed their total (this morning I think the difference was something like 39 post).

I also do not know if deleted post from this forum are counted in the total, before we required game site registration to register here, there were a number of post similar to the ones quoted for the r.g.b site that had to be deleted, and of course, we occassionally have to delete post by normal members. Of course, it seems like it takes an act of congress to get post deleted from rec.games.bridge (and I don't know if post that "expire" are counted in their total).
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Posted 2010-February-12, 16:01

Views have nothing to do with posts.

In the German forum are 68 posts, that have been viewed 1926 times.
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Posted 2010-February-12, 16:43

hotShot, on Feb 12 2010, 05:01 PM, said:

Views have nothing to do with posts.

In the German forum are 68 posts, that have been viewed 1926 times.

1926/68 = 17.5 views per post....

for full forum

9,316,251/433083 = 21.5 views per post...

So it seems there is somewhat of a relationship. Somewhere around 20 or so views per post. that is the more post you have in forum, the more views there will be.... :)
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Posted 2010-February-12, 16:46

inquiry, on Feb 12 2010, 05:43 PM, said:

hotShot, on Feb 12 2010, 05:01 PM, said:

Views have nothing to do with posts.

In the German forum are 68 posts, that have been viewed 1926 times.

1926/68 = 17.5 views per post....

for full forum

9,316,251/433083 = 21.5 views per post...

So it seems there is somewhat of a relationship. Somewhere around 20 or so views per post. that is the more post you have in forum, the more views there will be.... :)

They are definitely related but I think the corrolation runs both ways.

The more people will post, the more people will read posts.
The more people will read posts, the more people will post.
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Posted 2010-February-13, 08:38

inquiry, on Feb 7 2010, 06:24 PM, said:

It is worth noting, rec.games.bridge has thousands and thousands of non-bridge post like:
Xbox 360 Repair Guide Review,
Lauched New PC Game Demo The Legend of Vraz,

Probably also worth noting that there are very few "LOL" and "WTP" posts in rgb.
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Posted 2010-February-13, 10:11

TimG, on Feb 13 2010, 09:38 AM, said:

inquiry, on Feb 7 2010, 06:24 PM, said:

It is worth noting, rec.games.bridge has thousands and thousands of non-bridge post like:
Xbox 360 Repair Guide Review,
Lauched New PC Game Demo The Legend of Vraz,

Probably also worth noting that there are very few "LOL" and "WTP" posts in rgb.

True those posts are a bit longer on RGB :)
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