20.000 members! What a month!

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  1. tommy777
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    Folks,

    Just wanted to thank everyone and congratulate Randy for an amazing accomplishment in a very short amount of time.

    Thanks for being a part and contributing to Milepoint!
     
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    Is not this amazing? I have been watching the count go up so quickly it boggled my mind! I am happy to be a part of this.
     
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    WOW
     
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  5. Cholula
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    I think we started the month at around 4K or so members so that is truly a great accomplishment!
     
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    I just joined today, so I'm off to a late start. :oops:
     
  7. jbcarioca
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    Not that late, milepoint has not yet completed the frist month. Welcome!:)
     
  8. jbcarioca
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    I joined on Feb 27 and am 4208 so I suspect the 4000 mark was a day or so earlier.
     
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  9. Gargoyle
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    Keep in mind that the number in your profile isn't the same as the member count at that time. some people don't complete the signup, some had handles changed, so the latest member, the 20,038th member, has number 23,344.
     
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  10. jbcarioca
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    Oops, you pasted that at least once before so when somebody else was confused on that point. You are a blessing for newbies. A stone face, but a kind stone face.
     
  11. Cholula
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    It was 4XXX. I don't remember the exact number on 3/1.
     
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    MP will be the new Energizer Bunny!
     
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  13. Gargoyle
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    17 hours and 1,200 more members. Slowly but surely, somehow the word is getting out.
     
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  14. jbcarioca
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    slowly? Time seems to be speeding up quite rapidly when we are a 21,240 already.
     
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  15. milchap
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    Before we all dance around the campfire in jubilation, let's remember that numbers is only one factor in the success equation.
    What makes a great travel site: membership; friendliness and most of all useful content to help one another travel well.
    We are now in the last phase....the content one....and there is a lot of work left to be done.
     
  16. jbcarioca
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    That is true
     
  17. sobore
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    Yeah, but look at the members we are attracting:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Gargoyle
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    That's the new DL lie flat seating in international business class.
     
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  19. DenverBrian
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    How long did it take TOBB to get to 20K members?
     
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    The interesting question will be: How many of them will stay? I guess most of them came because of the ipad. Can we win them?
     
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    I don't know if we can "win" them. But we certainly can like them.
    I give a like whenever I see a newbie's first posts
     
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  22. Gargoyle
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    The interwebs were a different place in 1999-2001. No twitter or FB to help things go viral. So, we can't really compare.

    What would it take for TOBB to add 20K members now?
     
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    oMG 20,000 members and just above my post is:

    ZOOSK World's Greatest Dating Site

    Where I am being led too
     
  24. MSPeconomist
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    I had been trying to do that conscientiously (plus distributing likes very generously if I'm aware that the person is going through a tough time personally), as well as frequently adding a quick welcoming or encouraging comment, but I've decided to stop this practice at least temporarily since some groups of people here have decided to make posts criticizing other people's liking and posting practices while simultaneously themselves posting and liking posts that just say hello. I have no desire to engage in a "my posts/content are better than yours" contest with anyone here but for me, this undercurrent is distinctly unwelcoming and is making me "like" MP a whole lot less than I had. Too bad, because I had enjoyed watching for new members or those who are new to some forum.
     
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    I've been using "like" mainly when I feel the post is contributing well to the general knowledge base; or is intelligently funny; or when I otherwise, well, like it. I tend not to use "like" just as a way to pad other's "like" counts, or as a welcome wagon, or as some kind of polling or vote device. But that's me.
     

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