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Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 2:01 am
by Saka
(usually), Why does the "newest member" have 0 forum posts? It seems weird to me that people join only to do... er... nothing.

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 3:37 am
by FractalFusion
One thing that those with a user account can do that those without cannot (other than post) is look at the profiles of others. So that may be one explanation.

Or possibly, there are users out there who sign up first and then look around and then leave. There's that too. (Personally, I never sign up unless I commit to doing something that requires signing up, such as posting.)

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 6:18 am
by Saka
FractalFusion wrote:One thing that those with a user account can do that those without cannot (other than post) is look at the profiles of others. So that may be one explanation.

Or possibly, there are users out there who sign up first and then look around and then leave. There's that too. (Personally, I never sign up unless I commit to doing something that requires signing up, such as posting.)
1. "Ok! Let's see... muzik lives in Scotland, Saka is 11..." I wouldn't imagine people doing that
2."Cool! I found a new forum! Let's register! Ok, hmm... not that interesting, oh well!" Lesson: Check first, THEN register

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 9:51 am
by calcyman
There's a non-zero interval of time between a user joining and that user making his or her first post.

In that interval, another user could have joined.

Continue this process ad infinitum, and the current newest member will always have 0 posts.

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 10:51 am
by Saka
calcyman wrote:There's a non-zero interval of time between a user joining and that user making his or her first post.

In that interval, another user could have joined.

Continue this process ad infinitum, and the current newest member will always have 0 posts.
wow. Much philo-mathematics.

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 12:13 pm
by drc
I think they go "This is cool, let's go"
So they sign up and see all of the crazy shenanigans and huge patterns and go:

"oh"

"oh no"

*sign out*

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 2:07 pm
by muzik
drc wrote:I think they go "This is cool, let's go"
So they sign up and see all of the crazy shenanigans and huge patterns and go:
Oh my god! I just found this 83-cell 360-gen mesuthelah!

*creates account*

*looks at threads*

Hmm, perhaps not.

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 7:41 pm
by Saka
Perhaps more like

Wow! I found an awesome 420 gen 42 cell methuselah!
Let's post it!
*signs up*
*makes bunch of topics*
-1 hour later-
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|Sorry, you have been|
|banned for: |
|Over-vandalizing |
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What!? This forum is horrible!
*Logs out and never returns*

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 7:09 am
by muzik
Saka wrote: Let's post it!
*makes bunch of topics*
Then they will have more than 0 posts

Re: Why are new users inactive?

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 8:05 am
by Saka
muzik wrote:
Saka wrote: Let's post it!
*makes bunch of topics*
Then they will have more than 0 posts
But then the topics would be deleted because the topics are vandalism, making the user have 0 posts