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Online Users

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:22 pm
by RoryOF
For about 18 months the maximum users at any one time has stood at 186. Suddenly (20101008) it has jumped
"Most users ever online was 357 on 08 Oct 2010 23:47"

I wonder why?

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:38 am
by Hagar Delest
A bug I think or rather a problem with connection and a bunch of requests being paused and coming at the same time after being "released". Even the 186 figure was wrong and occurred a short while after the outage issues we have had several months ago (there is a topic for that in this section IIRC).

The real maximum number of users online I've seen is around 110.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:44 am
by RoryOF
Thanks, Hagar. Nice to know computers can still foul things up! Largest number I've ever seen online is about 110 also; I was wondering if I had missed something when I saw the 357 figure.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:26 pm
by Hagar Delest
Just few minutes ago...
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:32 pm
by DrewJensen
Looking at third party analytics services the forum experienced a sizable spike in traffic right after the 3.2 release, it was brief but may account for that figure, perhaps.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:22 pm
by RoryOF
I've noticed that frequently there are over 100 users online. Numbers are coming up.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:00 pm
by Hagar Delest
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:48 pm
by kingfisher
So many 'guests'.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:05 pm
by Hagar Delest
It means that the forum is a good knowledge base.
Users don't have to register if they find their answering with a mere internet search.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:38 am
by floris v
Hagar Delest wrote:It means that the forum is a good knowledge base.
Users don't have to register if they find their answering with a mere internet search.

+1
When you look at the Members list sorted by registration date, you'll see that most new members actually post.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:46 pm
by Hagar Delest
It took some time (more than a year) but it seems that we are reaching again the good level of visitors we had just after the code was given to Apache (more than 150 users and nearly 200):
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:25 pm
by Hagar Delest
We broke the 300 barrier on Sept. 9:
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:15 pm
by Hagar Delest
The last number was 404 during a couple of years IIRC. Now almost 500, in the middle of the summer...
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:17 pm
by floris v
404? Ominous number. :) Page not found. :shock:

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 pm
by Hagar Delest
A new record, rather weird for a Jan. 2nd.
It was before the server transfer so it can't be linked with that.
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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:16 pm
by charlie.it
Congratulations, a good record for the forum!

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:28 pm
by charlie.it
On the same day, a new record was also recorded on the Italian forum. I believe it is not possible. Is there something that does not work?

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Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:41 pm
by RoryOF
From memory, the most I have ever seen actually flagged as online is about 300. I've had a quick look at some phpBB forums and find nothing about spurious users.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:53 pm
by floris v
Dutch forum information wrote: Het grootst aantal gebruikers online was 525 op ma jan 01, 2018 8:32 pm

That just can't be real. There must be something wrong here.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:13 pm
by Hagar Delest
I thought about some glitch network POV that would queue connection attempts for a very short while and release them at once, creating a massive flow within a small time range.
Have not noticed any significant operation on the dev mailing list that could explain that (and it was before the server change).

We can reset that figure on the index page and see how it evolves, agreed?
I also think that this 700+ figures is not true.

Re: Online Users

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:01 pm
by RoryOF
I agree that to reset the figure will be a good idea.