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redduck 03-31-2016 04:51 PM

Cooking the Books?
 
" Online Users: 890

111 members and 779 guests...
(from a few minutes ago)
Most users ever online was 5,082, Yesterday at 11:03 PM."

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This number of 5,082 can't be correct, can it? I think the most online users previous to this was a bit more than 1300. And, at 11:03 PM--that doesn't sound right either.

Janet H 04-07-2016 09:17 AM

We sometimes see these spikes and they are usually bots or web crawlers indexing pages.

MichaelB 04-07-2016 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 1716537)
they are usually bots or web crawlers

Weren't those also in one of the Marvel Comics film? Maybe Iron Man? :)

redduck 04-07-2016 12:47 PM

1.Barry Bonds 73 2001
2.Mark McGwire 70 1998
3.Sammy Sosa 66 1998
4.Mark McGwire 65 1999
5.Sammy Sosa 64 2001

The above home run statistics were established during baseball's steroid era. Before this era, the home run record was 61, established by Roger Maris in 1961 way before the steroid era.

Ok, so now we have visitor ER numbers juiced (not by the ER Forum Admin), and record is so extreme that it probably won't be broken for a very long time (unless the numbers are juiced again). Apparently, this also both applies to baseball home run records and the ER Forums attendance records. To me, the newer home run records are meaningless and actually detracted from my enjoyment of baseball.

Now, apparently, we have the era of the bots making the forum's total number of visits meaningless. Can this be fixed?

This jump from 1300+ visits (not sure what the record was before it was destroyed) to 5082 is the greatest leap since Bob Beamon broke the world broad jump record, jumping 29' 2 1/2" by almost two feet. At the time no one had even jumped 28 feet (way to go, Bob).

MRG 04-07-2016 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redduck (Post 1716633)
1.Barry Bonds 73 2001
2.Mark McGwire 70 1998
3.Sammy Sosa 66 1998
4.Mark McGwire 65 1999
5.Sammy Sosa 64 2001

The above home run statistics were established during baseball's steroid era. Before this era, the home run record was 61, established by Roger Maris in 1961 way before the steroid era.

Ok, so now we have visitor ER numbers juiced (not by the ER Forum Admin), and record is so extreme that it probably won't be broken for a very long time (unless the numbers are juiced again). Apparently, this also both applies to baseball home run records and the ER Forums attendance records. To me, the newer home run records are meaningless and actually detracted from my enjoyment of baseball.

Now, apparently, we have the era of the bots making the forum's total number of visits meaningless. Can this be fixed?

This jump from 1300+ visits (not sure what the record was before it was destroyed) to 5082 is the greatest leap since Bob Beamon broke the world broad jump record, jumping 29' 2 1/2" by almost two feet. At the time no one had even jumped 28 feet (way to go, Bob).

Why do we think the 1300 was real? The bots aren't new they could have been part of the 1300.:o

So what was the number of real people? We may never know.

redduck 06-21-2016 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redduck (Post 1714262)
" Online Users: 890

111 members and 779 guests...
(from a few minutes ago)
Most users ever online was 5,082, Yesterday at 11:03 PM."
edit to add by redduck: Yesterday being: 03/30/16

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This number of 5,082 can't be correct, can it? I think the most online users previous to this was a bit more than 1300. And, at 11:03 PM--that doesn't sound right either.

UPDATED by FIRE FORUM ADMINISTRATORS(?)
"Most users ever online was 1,354, 06-08-2016 at 07:47 PM."

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I see that the books have been audited and apparently are no longer cooked.
Thank you.
redduck


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