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Langley

Member Since 11 Jan 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2020 08:01 PM

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In Topic: COVID'19 Bandannas for sale, proceeds to feed the hungry

10 June 2020 - 10:23 AM

Through Covid19 Bandanna sales we've raised $400 for charity! I've just sent $200 to Fulfill NJ, a food pantry serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties in NJ, and another $200 to Food Not Bombs, a global organization which has defied anti-food-sharing laws to feed the hungry.

 

Thank you to everyone who has made a purchase. More than 50% of the cost of the bandannas is going to charity, with the rest covering manufacturing and shipping costs. I've donated any materials I have on hand from previous bandanna sales and covered several minor expenses out-of-pocket, so that as much can go to charity as possible, including 100% of any money collected for older bandanna/wristband designs.

 

Bandannas are still available at http://nerfhaven.com...covid-bandannas


In Topic: What Happened to NerfHaven

06 May 2020 - 11:58 AM

I checked and it looks like the graph is right but the annotations are wrong.  The leveling out part is when Talio shut down sign up:

http://nerfhaven.com...ion-fast-track/

 

Then the hack happened:

http://nerfhaven.com...1010-were-back/

 

Then FNG started:

http://nerfhaven.com...sorted-fuckery/

 

So the steepest part of the incline is probably some combination of Forsaken Angel or Uin13 posting a link to nerfhaven on their youtube channel, a different admin taking over membership approval and possibly approving more accounts, and possibly also automated spambots attempting to join and never getting purged.  Then it levels off when Talio stopped accepting new members without an email application.  Then when I opened membership again with the FNG system, it steadily increased at about the same rate as it did in the mid-2000s. It started to level out around mid 2017.  Membership numbers during that time are probably more to do with things like the Captcha on the sign up page breaking.  You'd have to look at new posts to get a real idea of activity on the site. 

 

A couple of notes about the way you're collecting info:

Registration date is not the date members were approved under the old system or graduated to members under the fng system.  It's just the date they signed up. 

Your numbers only include people who were members when you collected the data.  Members in the 'waiting' group and FNGs who never posted got purged if they hadn't logged in within a year.  Anyone left after that by definition must have posted at some point, or at least actively logged in recently.  I performed another one of these purges within the last couple of weeks.  

 

 

Anyway, I've interpreted data that you painstakingly assembled about the history of a dead internet forum, and I read my own writing from 10 years ago.  Now I need a beer and a shower, so thanks for that.  


In Topic: What Happened to NerfHaven

05 May 2020 - 10:07 AM

That graph doesn't look right.  For one, there was a period of around a year just before the hack when registration was closed.  


In Topic: The Battle for New York: NYC Invades Long Island

20 September 2018 - 04:33 PM

I updated the start time and location from your facebook page.  Please fix it if anything needs to be corrected.  Would also be helpful to know where to go in the park and how to get to the staging area.


In Topic: 2018 Nerf War Directory

07 August 2018 - 10:34 AM

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