Members Vs. Guests

Discussion in 'Forum Discussion and Feedback' started by Sven Ironwalker, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Sven Ironwalker

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    Seems like for the past few days every time I log on I see that the the number of guests are outnumbering the members up to about 3 to 1.

    I dont really see the forum as a scary place. If you were the one of the types that stayed as a guest as an extended period of time.... Why the fear of becoming a member? or What cases people to not become members and be perpetual guests?
     
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  2. Davy Darkrage

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    Admittedly the majority of what's appearing as guests is the result of site monitoring that checks to ensure the site is up every minute from different random locations around the world. In the case the site is unreachable, we receive immediate notification.

    [Extra information: User sessions are counted online for 15 minutes from their last page load, so if you look at guests there will usually be 15+ as a result.]

    It may be good to point them to a blank file so they are not counted as guests but still help us make sure the site is online. I will add that to the todo list :)
     
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  3. Sven Ironwalker

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    Cool, thanks for the info!
     
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  4. Roger Sharkshot

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  5. Capten Blacksheep

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    igor does, his wife said so. and he hasn't had his shots!:oops:
     
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  6. Red Nations

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    Yep as Davy said the majority of those appearing as guests are actually google search bots.
     
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