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Why so many guests?

pd
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Why so many guests?

Don't you ever wonder why the guests outnumber the members 10:1.  I can never understand why they don't sign-up and join in.
Peter
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Why so many guests?

It could be that they are members and dont want people to know that they are online, the only thing they cant do is post
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Re: Why so many guests?

Maybe some are signed up members who are looking at the forum with out logging in.
I know if I click on the link in the new post email notification it takes me into the forum as a guest. Won't account for all the guests, but some perhaps. 
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Re: Why so many guests?

It's just soo interesting and exciting here that people want to read what we post daily  Crazy
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Why so many guests?

Well it was up to a couple of weeks ago, now it seems dead.
Have you ever looked at what the Guest are viewing?  go to the bottom of index,
click on where it says 92 guest
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92 Guests, 15 Users (1 Hidden)
Users active in past 15 minutes:
pierre_pierre, Heloman, puddy, bobboulby, Oldjim, PontiacB, jkerr82508, Dan the Van, HPsauce, pwt300, the groundsman, ohforf, Be3G, Kelly
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Re: Why so many guests?

Have i driven everybody away  Cry
Those guests are viewing some odd stuff
This was the most interesting one i saw...
Guest  19:31  Unknown Action
what could they be doing?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Why so many guests?

Hope I dont get into trouble  but
A newlywed couple arrived back from honeymoon to move into their tiny new flat.
"Care to go to bed?" the husband asked.
"Shh!" said his blushing bride. "These walls are paper thin. The neighbours will know what you mean! Next time, ask me in code - like, 'Have you left the washing machine door open' - instead."
So, the following night, the husband asks: "I don't suppose you left the washing machine door open, darling?"
"No," she snapped back, "I definitely shut it." Then she rolled over and fell asleep.
The next morning, she woke up feeling a little frisky herself, so she nudged her husband and said: "I think I did leave the washing machine door open after all..."
"Don't worry," said the man. "It was only a small load so I did it by hand."
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Re: Why so many guests?

perhaps the "guests" are a figment of the imagination......  Undecided


seems a bit silly to log in as a guest and then the system says that particular  guest is "doing nothing, or nothing you can see"
They might think they have to pay to post on the forum ! !....  Roll eyes
(hope PN don`t get that idea as a source of fundraising)  Lips are sealed
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Re: Why so many guests?

Some of the 'guests' will actually be automated crawlers from the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft indexing the site.
Other guests will likely be people who just haven't logged in yet.
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Re: Why so many guests?

Or the guests may be just safely lurking as they may not think their grammar, punctuation, spelling and plain English skills are up to the standards required of this forum.
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Re: Why so many guests?

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Some of the 'guests' will actually be automated crawlers

...and some are not so automated Lips are sealed Wink
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Re: Why so many guests?

Little Sarah said to her mummy "mummy I want to pee". "We don't say pee Sarah" said Mummy. "If you want to go, say I want to whisper."
Later that day Grandad came to visit while Mummy went to the shop.
After a while Sarah needed to visit the bathroom and remembering what Mummy told her she said to Grandad, "Grandad, I want to whisper" to which Grandad replied....
"Whisper in my ear"
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Re: Why so many guests?

Quote from: Strat
Quote from: Barry
Some of the 'guests' will actually be automated crawlers

...and some are not so automated Lips are sealed Wink

Like I said.....  a figment of the imagination ! ! ! Roll eyes
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Re: Why so many guests?

Quote from: Santiago
standards required of this forum.

Now I've got Coffee all over my keyboard Angry Grin
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Re: Why so many guests?

That`s the sort of standard we require here Strat !  Grin Grin Grin