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Old 06-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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LQ Member Count Hits 300,000!


As we were greeting jeremy about the 7th B'day celebration, LQ member count hits 300,000. Yet another thing to add to our humble celebration.

I'm not the one to make a special note here. Our root jeremy and the mods are doing an excellent job. This it their opportunity to take a bow. I'm just another happy member who likes rejoicing on these simple yet important things. I'm just happy to claim I'm one of the 300,000 people who dared enough to share with the community and it was LQ who brought all these people together.

Thanks LQ, the most friendly and probably the largest Linux community site (even Red Hat recommends LQ )

Contratz LQ!
 
Old 06-18-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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Thanks for noticing - we did indeed just recently hit the 300,000 member mark!

--jeremy
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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I second the kudos for a really great site.

May I nitpick?
Does 300,000 include everyone who has ever registered?.... including--eg:
---All the members with only 1 post (often homework)
---All the spammers whose accounts are left active
---All the really bad guys whose accounts get killed completely
---Members who have not been heard from in 2 years

What is the **active** membership?--Perhaps defined as at least 1 post in the last 6 months, a total of 10 posts or more, and posts that include something besides spam.
 
Old 06-18-2007, 03:29 PM   #4
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We actively prune inactive members who have 0 posts. The 300,000 number does not reflect those members. If you want to know how many people have ever registered at LQ, you can always look at the UID of the last member to register.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy
We actively prune inactive members who have 0 posts. The 300,000 number does not reflect those members. If you want to know how many people have ever registered at LQ, you can always look at the UID of the last member to register.

--jeremy
And the UID is where??
 
Old 06-18-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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There are a couple ways to get it, but visiting the members profile is probably the easiest.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-20-2007, 04:54 AM   #7
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300,000 slices of Birthday cake to send out!
 
Old 06-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #8
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Boy, you gonna be sick when you eat those 300,000 cake slices

Congrats on reaching this milestone (hey, this *is* a US based website ), lets go for the first million!
 
Old 06-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #9
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I rember when we had less than 200,000
 
  


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