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2000 Registered Users!

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:48 pm
by gpraceman
Today (Feb 14, 2007), Derby Talk hit 1000 registered users. Wow! That is not even counting the numerous "lurkers" that we have browsing around the various forums here and never register.

I originally started Derby Talk to help other racers and race coordinators out, especially the novice ones. When I got involved in this type of racing, you had to hunt around various derby websites to glean the "secrets" to making a fast or good looking car (or both). You also had to dig around on tips on running a fair and fun race. Now, at Derby Talk we have an active community of people, at all experience levels, that are sharing knowledge and experiences, trying new things, and debating others.

I know that we have helped many kids (and their adult partners) build more competitve cars, learn more about the physics of it all, and enjoy spending time together building their cars. One such success story was MOMDerby, a mom of 4, helping her son to build a better car, which ultimately won 1st place in his pack. See http://derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=2169.

Are there other members that would like to share how Derby Talk has helped them?


Here's some interesting Derby Talk stats for you:

Board Stats
Board Established: June 19, 2003
Number of Topics: 2361
Number of Posts: 21982
Avg Posts Per Day: 16.45 (of course, this sport is very seasonal so it is much higher during derby season)
Avg Topics Per Day: 1.77 (ditto)
Avg Users Per Day: 0.75 (ditto)
Most Users Ever Online: 151

Top 5 Most Active Topics
1. 242 replies - alignment and 3-wheelers
2. 114 replies - Ebay cars
3. 101 replies - kit cars - not eBay but is it really different!
4. 78 replies - Best or Freedom?
5. 74 replies - New Graphite Comparisons

Top 5 Most Viewed Topics
1. 32145 views - alignment and 3-wheelers
2. 28473 views - Ebay cars
3. 18518 views - Best or Freedom?
4. 17523 views - kit cars - not eBay but is it really different!
5. 15762 views - Mini, i.e. affordable, hobby lathe?

Top 5 Posters
1. Stan Pope - 2299 posts
2. gpraceman - 1359 posts
3. Teeeman - 698 posts
4. Darin McGrew - 568 posts
5. Stephen's Dad - 430 posts

Re: 1000 Registered Users!

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:55 pm
by DerbyAddict
gpraceman wrote:Avg Posts Per Day: 16.45 (of course, this sport is very seasonal so it is much higher during derby season)
And of course it goes WAY up when Bubba has a few days off in a row.... :mrgreen:

Re: 1000 Registered Users!

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:11 pm
by BigDozer66
We are closing in on 1100 very fast! :mrgreen:

Lynn

Re: 1000 Registered Users!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:32 pm
by gpraceman
Today, Feb 1 2008, we hit 1300 members!

Of course many of those have moved on out of this fun sport, but 1300 registered members since Derby Talk was founded is quite a good chunk. Of course, there are many "lurkers" out there that have never registered but have gleaned information to help them build better cars (or trucks, boats, rockets) or organize a better race.

Re: 1000 Registered Users!

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:35 am
by gpraceman
Today, we just topped 1900 members, since the founding of Derby Talk!

Re: 1900 Registered Users!

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:46 pm
by doct1010
Congrats on a fine job and wonderful site.

Re: 2000 Registered Users!

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:01 am
by gpraceman
Today, we just hit 2000 members, since the founding of Derby Talk!

Re: 2000 Registered Users!

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:30 am
by pwrd by tungsten
Very Awesome!!!!