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Old 04-24-2002, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question Why is this BB DEAD?

We appreciate your concern and hope you find the following helpful Let's begin with a definition. Making Money On The Internet is a Forum. It is not a BB. The BB is composed of numerous Forums.

Since 1999 we have encountered a fluctuation in our traffic. ALL mature Boards/Communities encounter this. It's normal and should be viewed as part of the evolution of a Community. Our record for a "slow" period is 2 weeks.

Let's examine the term "traffic" in detail, which may help you understand the issue. Respectfully, assuming that a given Forum and or BB is "DEAD" because the posts have slowed down is not always accurate. Traffic on geek/talk is measured and evaluated using the following methods:

- Banner Impressions
- Unique Visitors (includes lurkers)
- Member visits in a given 24 hour period
- View Latest Topics link
- Number of Posts
- Number of new Topics

Given these facts, any of our Forums can and will encounter a fluctuation in posts but the "traffic" is still normal. In other cases, the entire BB may slow down because of numerous factors:

- Seasonal Issues. Summer break, spring break, vacation, holidays, etc
- Saturday and Sunday are normally slower
- The normal evolution of a Community

Given these facts, it's not unusual to see a Topic every few months which says "geek/talk is slow", "You are toast", "This BB is DEAD" "Pack your bags and leave town DUDE", and numerous other incarnations and or attempted "twists" to suit an agenda.

As many of our long time Members have pointed out, folks pound away with theories and thoughts for a few days and then our traffic returns to a normal level.

Some final thoughts:

"The board is *quite literally* a reflection of us. We are the board. There is no board without us. It's Steve's board, but it's everyone's board too..." by the famous Aaron Dragushan who still lives in an Igloo

Implicit in this statement is the thought that you, our great Members which built and maintain geek/talk, should continue to tell your friends and associates about our Community and encourage them to join AND post.

We have other Forums which some members participate in and others have never seen or posted in. They are ALL filled with "Quality" and "Civility"


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