Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rox-off, Aug 25, 2005.

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    Rox-off Guest

    Smarterstats shows me that a total of 283 visitors looked at the page I
    put up showing the photo of the plane crash on the 23rd.


    I wonder how many people read these groups but don't participate.
    Rox-off, Aug 25, 2005
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    Mike Warren Guest

    I suspect a lot of people lurk. I am usually too busy and skim all the
    various groups I'm subscribed to. Posting takes much longer and may
    mean I miss out on reading something interesting.

    Mike Warren, Aug 25, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    That's always the way it is.
    -Tons more views than comments.
    I often view without comment... Don't you?

    It's kinda fun to have a counter.
    -Always makes me wonder who is looking and where on the planet they're
    loking from.
    As the song's a small world, after all.
    Mark², Aug 25, 2005
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    Jan Böhme Guest

    Rox-off skrev:
    A conventional estimate for Usenet in general is that there is a 10:1
    ratio between lurkers and participants.

    Jan Böhme
    Jan Böhme, Aug 25, 2005
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    Rox-off Guest

    Yes, since I moved my hosting from a local company to I have far
    more interesting statistics on all my website domain names. For
    instance, 26% of visitors to my business website seem to view it on a
    Monday and 21% on a Wednesday. I also seem to get an inordinately large
    amount of visitors from the US.

    I just registered a new domain name a few hours ago. You're never going
    to guess what it is! All shall be revealed in a couple of weeks...
    Rox-off, Aug 25, 2005
  6. Lurking is a more or less negative description of reading or looking at
    postings in newsroups like this one.
    I believe there is no obligation for participating in a newsgroup only
    because you read the postings. You know that your posting is public all over
    the world, so don't insinuate that it private to the active 'members' of
    the newsgroup.
    With all regards, Gijs
    Gijs Rietveld, Aug 25, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Any photos of mine that get posted here regularly get 300+ hits.

    I think there are a lot of bots scanning the newsgroups, although I'm
    sure some actual lurkers may look at things.
    Brian Baird, Aug 25, 2005
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    pixby Guest

    Far more people than you would think, won't post to Usenet because of
    the shit the regular wankers here pile on anyone with an independent
    thought or moralistic comment to make. Hiding behind Google is no longer
    a really viable option now they have started including a source IP
    although it is still possible to forge that. The mail2news scumbags have
    mostly been halted too.

    A lot of flak has stopped in the past year although it still costs to
    price of a court order to discover who made the Google post if you are
    that way defamed and think you have deep enough pockets to find the
    arsehole responsible. Good luck, most are juvenile or geriatric without
    the cost of a decent feed, much less anything worth suing for.

    Of course the wankers reserve this treatment for anyone not claiming to
    be a deciple to the God of EOS. If that stopped, all the wise people of
    the world who avoid Canon like the plague, might discover Usenet all
    over again. Huh! hell will freeze over first.

    As it is, I suggest this group ought to be renamed to so anyone contemplating a post to it will
    know in advance what to expect if they even think they can mention a
    different brand and escape unscathed.
    pixby, Aug 25, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    While the relentless, unthinking Canon-worship bothers me as much as
    anyone, if you really think that's why people get on your case... it's not.
    You'd get the same thing if you were a Canon loyalist.
    Jeremy Nixon, Aug 25, 2005
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    Mojtaba Guest

    I neither red nor participate

    Mojtaba, Aug 25, 2005
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    David A Guest

    nor spell correctly.

    Do you own a Nikon?
    David A, Aug 25, 2005

  12. I'm always looking for pictures of naked ladies, myself......
    William Graham, Aug 25, 2005
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    no one Guest

    Does it show how many repeat visits? I ended up going back to it several
    times between other sites while looking up stuff that caught my interest
    while reading the group. Say 10 hits with the back button.
    no one, Aug 26, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Actually, he got most of the trouble while he was using Canon gear.

    He's just off his rocker.
    Brian Baird, Aug 26, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Hitting a "back" button doesn't register as a hit, because it doesn't
    require accessing the server. Most often, that page is in your computer's
    memory, unless you have actively disabled this.

    Many services are smart enough to identify your IP, and won't keep counting
    you (like when you participate in an on-line poll or vote, for
    example...they know you'vebeen there).

    I'm sure hitting the back button won't keep registering, but it's quite
    possible (likely) that return visits (other than the back button) count.
    Mark², Aug 26, 2005
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    Rox-off Guest

    Per day?
    Rox-off, Aug 26, 2005
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    Rox-off Guest

    I hope you're not referring to me. FWIW, during the three years I shot
    with Canon equipment I did notice that I had less hassle on here than
    previously (except for the Polson-Dallas wars, which I now regret having
    subjected the group to).

    As soon as I went back to using Nikon things definitely heated up again!
    Rox-off, Aug 26, 2005
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    Rox-off Guest

    Look to your hearts content:
    Rox-off, Aug 26, 2005
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    Rox-off Guest

    I wondered that myself. The stats site has a lot of different options
    and reports that you can customise. I just haven't had the inclination
    to experiment all that much recently...
    Rox-off, Aug 26, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    It wasn't *what* you shot that got was your methods of carrying
    on about how crappy Canon was ad nauseum... But you and I agreed to stay
    clear of that (and we're both happier for it!), so I shall now shutteth my
    moutheth. Thounth like I'm lithping, doethn't it?
    Canon criticism is fine and good when it is somewhat deserved...and they
    have often deserved it.
    You received terrible customer service from them for some reason, and you
    deserved to be very very irritated. I've hurled many a frustration at Canon
    myself over the years on this forum...
    -No spot meter...CRAPPY raw software for years (though I just noticed it has
    finally improved), and etc.

    Part of what is happening here is that Canon became the market leader over
    Nikon somewhere in there. Canon also has raging success in the
    point-and-shoot market, especially compared with Nikon. That doesn't mean
    they are better, but it means that there are far more Canon users here than
    Here's one indication:
    I tend to notice the part of dpreview's page that ranks the percentage of
    "clicks" different cameras get on their site, and they are ranked 1-10
    Mark², Aug 26, 2005
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