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I noticed a discussion about our forum stats on the site, so I decided to post this for those that it interests

I have put up some encouraging stats in the form of an image below so that you are able to view what I see happening to our on line community.

Some of you may remember that a few months ago, I made a announcement that AO would be "Going For Growth" which is a big statement to publicly make unless you had a confident well drafted approach + couple that with our registered members helping out in our newbie lounges and we have pulled it off.

FYI - We pruned over 3000 accounts that were not in use recently and we still have a healthy member count. With the new services planned and in production, I still feel that we can only go one way.
We can provide you all the services you require, the limit being my time available to build & test such areas and finances. I am very fussy, I suppose thats why I am an Alfa Owner... So it takes quite a while to get things right, hence the delay with AO Auctions / Classifieds.

We did at one stage have a very fast server, but we have simply out grown it now and sooo quickly. It seems like we are going around in server circles but TBH, its another beautiful problem to have.

The stats are real time and obviously demonstrate we have impacted on what we set out to do.


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i, for one, would like to say a big thankyou for all you and your teams hard work, its very much appreciated


 
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i, for one, would like to say a big thankyou for all you and your teams hard work, its very much appreciated


Me too - thank you
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i, for one, would like to say a big thankyou for all you and your teams hard work, its very much appreciated
Me also.... You and your team have given us a forum which provides shared experiences & opinions, plus priceless technical information etc, and at the same time makes us all feel like members of an extended family
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mee also, the last couple of months show just how fast its happening

well done and thank you

and IMO its also thanks to the die hard members who welcome , help and meke it fun so the new members stick around
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Mnay thanks to ALL the AO team this is such a great site we should all be very proud of it
 
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this is such a great site we should all be very proud of it
Absolutley
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Mnay thanks to ALL the AO team this is such a great site we should all be very proud of it
I`ll second that
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Congratulations

Shows you that all your hard work is paying off
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Thanks guys, i've only been here since July and it's been great.
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Great work - I find myself logging on here quite a bit lately as there is always something to read. Keep up the good work.
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Well done to the hard-working AO background team and also to all the regulars who make it the really pleasant place to come back and chill out on.

With apologies to all real food fans for borrowing this- "I'm lovin' it".
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I don't know what all the fuss is about ......after all, its only what I've come to expect from the AO team


.... * nips down the air raid shelter - pretty sharpish* ....


Cheers AO Team ...and members
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Thanks AlfaOwner and thanks to the Admins and Mods to make this a very successful forum.

And a big thanks to everyone on the site for the great and helpful posts (and the funny ones too ).
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Yes, congratulations to all
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Agree totally Best forum on the .net

Still reckon you should have an enhanced members scheme like they have on the Fiat forum. For a small donation (say 5) via the likes of paypal, users get a little bit extra Not sure what that extra could be though

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Not sure what that extra could be though
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A thank you from me too.

I think AO has achieved something other forums can only imagine - a genuine virtual community. Yes Alfas are the raison d'etre but there is so much more and any subjects can be and are discussed. It is also the site with the driest sense of humour.

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Thank you PaulR, always appreciate kind words
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I am a new member from Sept and I have had only positive feedback and a lot of friendly responses. This site is very special because the people are special (could be all the alfa's). The mod's have done a great job of keeping the threads clean and open for discussion. A wonderful place to visit, keep it up.


And thankyou Alfaowner for giving us this information and making us a part of your forum.

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I'm stunned....and very happy, with the recent increase in members, posts and activity!

The forum and community continues to grow....long may it continue

Well done Ian and Hans!!!!!

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Well done indeed.

Over 20K posts under my belt, and still posting strong after over 4 years.
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Go For Growth indeed!!!!!

As for funding the new server...

I for one would donate a modest amount each year with no return...

If more could be done - along the lines of a club with events or summat I'd donate more...

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The new threads last month ended up on 2121 and new posts 32966 which was another new record for us!
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By the way, I was wondering if it makes sense to monitor (and share) information about "frequent users" (which is a tough definition to pin down) to see how "deep" the forum has become.

I have personally noticed in the last few months more and more posts and threads from a diverse range of AOers, but don't really have any substantive statistics to back up my impression.
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