Now that I've been doing the background maintenance on the board for a few weeks, I have to say that I'm surprised by the traffic here. We don't have dozens of new messages every day, but we do have dozens of people who log on, many as guests, who spend a lot of time reading the message bases.
While it doesn't seem like any growth is going on, new users are usually joining at 3-5 per day. I realize that considering the extensive amount of information that's here, there really needs to be very few questions asked to be able to gather a complete information package of what's needed to create a semi 42 from a kit and parts.
I guess we've done our jobs so well, that to a large extent, we've driven ourselves out of our roles as consultants and guides.
FYI, I've been going through the membership list, and anyone who hasn't logged on in the last 7 years is getting their account deleted (all messages will remain). This will enable a more realistic usercount and activity picture.
Anyone who sends email to firstname.lastname@example.org
may notice that the reply comes from me at my John@Germanmanuals.com
address. I've set up the board to forward a copy of the mail to my email, as I have it set up on my phone and can take care of everything more promptly that way. Eventually, I'll change the system to use "email@example.com", but I don't want Salt6 to feel like he's been booted out. That will never happen.