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General Chat Thread, Is edugeek as large as it thinks it is? in General; Originally Posted by localzuk Did you know, ringofflame, that 3.8% of your posts could be classed as technical... About the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Did you know, ringofflame, that 3.8% of your posts could be classed as technical...

    About the same again are general chat type topics.

    The rest of like this one - being critical, negative or as some would say 'troll like'.

    We can all create random statistics. Why do it? What value did this topic add other than being negative and critical? Does it make Edugeek a better place? Does it help anyone?
    Trying to get edugeeks to rage, best to ignore these types of threads ;-)


    I use Edugeek like Wikipedia with a hint of Yahoo Answers, I search for things, I ask things and contribute where I can. It has a wealth of info within the forums & Wiki relavent to the edu sector - i've not seen anywhere close with the info i need, plenty of technical sites on the web like expert exchange but none like Edugeek... although, I would say Edugeek is an expert exchange for the edu sector.

    Size is relative... this isn't necessarily aimed at every IT Tech in the world - educational IT workers are probably the primary audience, consider that maybe a school has 2-3 IT Techs... it has quite a large audience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    Edugeek boasts almost 22,000 members. If you take into account the number of members with a post count of 100 or more only 2.6% of members currently make regular contributions. Food for thought.

    Thatís still over 500 regular contributors. There are allot of very competent techs on this forum and it is by far the most useful tech forum Iíve come across and I post on a few. I also find that you get an answer/response very quickly on Edugeek which allot of users/members find reassuring. As stated above allot of people read and learn from the posts on here and possibly donít contribute very often that doesnít mean they canít be considered important (they generate ad revenue )

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    I think that on many forums the poster:lurker ratio is quite low too.

    Of course on many forums the troll: poster ratio is a lot higher than here, which is why the OP's contributions always stick out like a sore thumb as they're so unusual (and blatent!)

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    I think it's quite healthy that that poster:lurker is low!

    If you take a look at good old fashioned books, they're written by one person and read by thousands (millions??) but we don't worry about the fact that only one person has contributed to the book.

    Edugeek is more than a 1 person, static book but if it gets to the point where all xxx thousand users are contributing every day then it will become unusable - you'll just be buried the input!

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    She's toddled off to bed now, safe in the knowledge that she has caused more trouble.

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    Think this speaks for its self.

    edugeek.net - Site Info from Alexa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I think you are confusing size with reach.
    I'm sure my wife said that to me the other week :-0

    GJE

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    *yawn* Good morning.

    So I am to be labeled a troll? Meh. The fact some members agree with some of my musings would suggest otherwise. I was also chatting with a mod just the other evening who even agreed with some of my views. Read into that what you will.

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    Oh and thank you to the coward who gave me some rep with the following comment - "Thinking doesn't appear to be your strong suite. I'd stick to food."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    Oh and thank you to the coward who gave me some rep with the following comment - "Thinking doesn't appear to be your strong suite. I'd stick to food."
    That's a bit out of order, personal insults aren't going to get anybody anywhere (aimed at whoever sent you the rep)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    So I am to be labeled a troll? Meh.
    If the cap fits...

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    I posted this - A Group is its Own Worst Enemy a couple of years ago. At the time I thought it might be a little dated (circa 2003), but in parts it appears pertinent to the current situation. I don't believe what Shirky sets out is immutable, simply looking at the circumstances as they were then, but the piece might provide the basis for working out a route forward from the current imbroglio.

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    I'd post more if lunch breaks were longer.

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    I haven't posted much. I visit every day and spend quite some time in the forums. I post when I feel that either I have a point to make or I can help someone.

    I think the best thing to do when threads like this are started is not to even reply to it.. just leave it with a reply count of zero

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    Edugeek is such an amazing place. Every technician I talk to who doesn't know about edugeek, or at least isn't signed up to it, I always tell them to get themselves on here. The amount of times I've found an answer to something that's had me stuck for ages.

    Unfortunately, as is the same in a lot of places now, people can't see a good thing for what it is. They would rather try and pull it down, upset it's users and generally cause trouble.. Why can't you leave a good thing be !!!

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