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Debbie 07-01-2007 01:28 PM

KH "guests"
Is it unusual for there to be so many guests compared to members logged in on a forum? I noticed this afternoon, there are 676 guests and 65 members on. I think I only "lurked" for a couple of days before joining KH. Then again, KH is the only one I am a member of, but I do visit a few others.... so maybe it isn't unusual.

ADAllen 07-01-2007 01:57 PM

the spiders that search through the internet and document web pages (for things like google and yahoo) are also considered guests as they search through the forum. A lot of those guests could also be spiders. Though I don't know what the percent of the 'guests' they would be though.

Inis 07-01-2007 07:21 PM

I only log in if I have somethin' to say :)

Silver 07-02-2007 05:00 PM

I think it's pretty normal to have way more guests than members. Most people just lurk to read how to do this or that and since this is an informative forum, it makes sense. Lots of people just looking for knitting info.

Plus, as Inis said, I don't always log in either and I'm sure we're not the only two. :)

Knitting_Guy 07-02-2007 09:37 PM

That's pretty much the norm for every forum on the web. Lots of folks just curious or not wanting to sign up.

Phretys 07-02-2007 10:33 PM

I think Amanda might be right - many guests could be just bots and not actual people reading the forum.


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