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quils3
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Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:42 am

the ever growing trancendence community seems to me that there are many people but no new acounts why is that so.
Please do NOT correct my gramar

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Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:10 am

Well, judging by your join date, you are at least a relatively new account. :D

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:07 am

quils3 wrote:the ever growing trancendence community seems to me that there are many people but no new acounts why is that so.
Please do NOT correct my gramar
I asked this on a thread a while back. The answer? SPAM bots.

You see, Trans doesn't use a good enough encryption for accepting new accounts. Any viral 'bot' can just fill out the forms with random names (like XADFULL etc) and then submit it.

However, the account isn't registered until you email George, thus activating the account and allowing you to then post. This isn't however, made clear during the sign-up, causing a little frustration.

At my last count, there are perhaps 300 regestered accounts (based on 1 or more post).

The other ~17,000+ accounts are all spambots.

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:57 am

ThePrivateer wrote: At my last count, there are perhaps 300 regestered accounts (based on 1 or more post).

The other ~17,000+ accounts are all spambots.
It is all part of our secret plan for world domination. ^_^

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:20 am

I don't think they're all spambots. Many must be like I was.

I have played this game since 2006, signed up for the forums shortly after, and never got registered until 2008...

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:39 am

Jeoshua wrote:I don't think they're all spambots. Many must be like I was.

I have played this game since 2006, signed up for the forums shortly after, and never got registered until 2008...
http://www.neurohack.com/transcendence/ ... php?t=3473

Well, according to alterecco (look down the page), a good deal of them are fakes.

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:01 pm

ThePrivateer wrote: Well, according to alterecco (look down the page), a good deal of them are fakes.
I must admit that i never actually counted them!

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:10 pm

Some (or most) of the real accounts may just be very inactive.

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quils3 wrote:With the ever growing Trancendence community, it seems to me that there are many people but no new accounts. Why is that so?
Also, please do not correct my grammar.
NO

The reason that there are no new accounts is that Transcendence is a boring game. Or maybe no one wants to wait a year to join like I did (or was that fixed?).
[schilcote] It doesn't have to be good, it just has to not be "wow is that the only thing you could think of" bad

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:22 pm

I don't think they're all spambots. Many must be like I was.

I have played this game since 2006, signed up for the forums shortly after, and never got registered until 2008...
well, I'm really sorry for that, I really hope that they are all spambots. Admins are trying hard to check all the registrations.
As an admin, if somebody wants to take part of the community, I'm supposed to try as hard as possible to make it happen.

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Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:42 pm

To be fair, I didn't push too hard until I wanted to register the UNID I always used to tweak my game.

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Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:37 pm

Since becoming an admin this summer, I make a monthly sweep through the backlog of registered users, seraching for potential valid users, stop by UTF every now and then to check for lost newbies, patrol IRC for newcomers who may need an account/account activation, and have a link to an email account I set for the purpose of letting people notify me that they registered and need an account activation.

considering that my posts constitute a significant portion of the overall posts on the forum, let alone the recent posts, I think its safe to say that the link in my sig gets fairly good coverage, and has in itself helped activation figures by about 20-40%.
And overall, since being promoted, active user numbers have spiked significantly.

I would venture so far as to guess that 1 in every 300 registrations is a legitimate user.
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Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:29 pm

Moved to the community discussions board.


Umm, also wanted to point out that it seems that the ratio is closer to 1:200, which is actually... not that bad.
Consider there are about 80 registrations a day, that means that there are a couple new activations per week.
(I am going through the memberlist ahead of schedule. I'll be activating some more users when I get home)
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Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:06 pm

Also wanted to point out that since october, when I last checked, there were 280 users that had ever posted anything.
Now there are 330: that is a 50 user increase! (about +18%)

That is a significant increase, considering that the forums have been here since 2006, making them 5 years old now (well, assuming that we are in 2011, since its just over a week away.), and so that 3 month period since I last checked would be 5% of the time the forum has been around: this is thus a MASSIVE spike in the active user count.
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Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:22 am

actually I have been playing for a while admiring the coolness of the forums and topics,I also had many questions first there are many people but not many downloads on xelerus, second the empty forums only so many people would post even then i thought that people were just silent then...
spam bots never thought of that

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