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New Active Users Record for Forum?

by racketboy Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 pm

I just saw this in the footer:
Most users ever online was 598 on 15 Jan 2020 10:46 am

I'm curious what happened then.... I always remember the records being from years ago...
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by PretentiousHipster Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:40 pm

I noticed this happening on the other forums I go on. I think they might be search engine bots.
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by racketboy Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:56 pm

I know we routinely have search bots as they identify themselves, but it seems weird that there would be multiple hundreds of bots that identify themselves differently....
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by samsonlonghair Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:21 am

I can’t come up with anything significant in the world of retro gaming that happened on Jan 15, 2020.

I’m going to speculate that there’s a glitch. Like maybe your software is calculating the most active users the wrong way after some software update or another.
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by racketboy Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:38 am

samsonlonghair wrote:I can’t come up with anything significant in the world of retro gaming that happened on Jan 15, 2020.

I’m going to speculate that there’s a glitch. Like maybe your software is calculating the most active users the wrong way after some software update or another.


While there may be some aspect of your theory that is true, but haven't had a forum software update in quite a while
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by retrosportsgamer Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:42 pm

Did the site / forum get link on a big site that day? That’d be enough to bring over 500 or so
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Re: New Active Users Record for Forum?

by racketboy Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:39 am

retrosportsgamer wrote:Did the site / forum get link on a big site that day? That’d be enough to bring over 500 or so


Good idea, but January 15th was actually a bit on the slower end of average according to Google Analytics with only 2251 page views under the /forum directory.
Maybe it was some kinda bug.
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