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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2021, 12:21:13 PM »

Whoa, I had no clue he'd moved.  Haven't heard from him since December 2017, though, and I'm assuming his number has changed since then, considering he never replied to a question I sent him in January of last year.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2021, 12:36:37 PM »

Whoa, I had no clue he'd moved.  Haven't heard from him since December 2017, though, and I'm assuming his number has changed since then, considering he never replied to a question I sent him in January of last year.

Yeah, thatís something isnít it?  Turns out we had some mutual Facebook groups in common and thatís how I got back in touch with him.  He had a clearance sale on some of his stock on hand as he was moving and I bought a couple things. 
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2021, 12:38:45 PM »

I can, I tried a few times in the 2010s to register an account here and it wasn't until a few months ago that I realized that it actually worked, so I didn't actually post until then.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2021, 07:29:07 PM »

Whoa, I had no clue he'd moved.  Haven't heard from him since December 2017, though, and I'm assuming his number has changed since then, considering he never replied to a question I sent him in January of last year.

Same here; shows how much I pay attention to Facebook! Last I heard he was living in a shipping container out in the Mojave somewhere or something like that.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2021, 07:31:15 PM »

Whoa, I had no clue he'd moved.  Haven't heard from him since December 2017, though, and I'm assuming his number has changed since then, considering he never replied to a question I sent him in January of last year.

Same here; shows how much I pay attention to Facebook! Last I heard he was living in a shipping container out in the Mojave somewhere or something like that.
He just sent me a sign so I have his current shipping address and can attest it's not Shipping Container, CA.

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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2021, 08:32:11 PM »

I don't know, man.  I could be living out of a van down by the river and ship you something with a legitimate return address on the label.   :biggrin:

Heck, it could even be office space I was leasing.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2021, 01:33:36 AM »

Funny you should mention the fact that so many donít post at all.  I registered as a member 7 1/2 years ago then I guess in a move of my office to another part of the house caused me to lose some of my old internet information.  I had forgotten all about this website until this evening when I was looking through a book of websites and passwords I had kept before smart phones.  AA Roads was on the list and I figured, why not try it.  After that long, I wasnít even sure it would still be around.  But, here it is and here I am.  Itís going to take me some time to re-familiarize myself with the website but, not to worry, once I have had a chance to get acquainted with the different areas of this site, will probably become more active.  I am truly glad to see AA Roads is still here.  I think that 80% of all the websites I had recorded in 2013, I have discovered to be gone or missing.  I canít wait to see what has been going on in my 7 1/2 year absents!
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2021, 09:09:59 AM »

Quite a lot has happened in 7Ĺ years, but it's cool to see you rediscovered your old account. Funnily enough, you joined about 2 months after I did. Welcome back!
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2021, 02:59:34 PM »

I was taking a look on the members list, and I saw that almost half the members on this forum didn't post one time?  That means...

- 1944 members didn't write a post, 263 members wrote only one post, and 162 more wrote two posts, for a total of 2369 members in the Parking Lot.
- 650 members are on the Dirt Road, meaning they wrote between 3 and 24 posts.
- 185 members are on the Frontage Road (25-49 posts).
- 180 members are on the Arterial (50-99 posts).
- 202 members are on the County Road (100-249 posts).
- 137 members are on the State Route (250-499 posts).

The 316 last members are the most important, because they wrote 500 posts and more.  They are on the leading ways called US Highway (500-999 posts), Expressway (1000-1499), Turnpike (1500-2999), Freeway (3000-4999), Interstate (5000-9999), and, for about a dozen of members, the ones who "Likes The Forum Way, Way Too Much" (10000+ posts). Thanks to all of you.

I want to thank especially the moderators and admins, who hold everything together since the beginning.

So, we have a great forum, here!  The thing I want to tell to who don't post is... go ahead! Let us know about you! We all started somewhere, so come on! Don't be shy!

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in all honesty, i lurked here for quite a while before posting anything. i am admittedly clueless about a lot of this stuff.

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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2021, 07:49:03 PM »

Who is first in line to catch agentsteel53? I assume NE2, but I know hbelkins has a ton of posts as well.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2021, 07:50:28 PM »

Who is first in line to catch agentsteel53? I assume NE2, but I know hbelkins has a ton of posts as well.

kphoger was first; hbelkins was second. They both already passed him.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2021, 07:52:32 PM »

Who is first in line to catch agentsteel53? I assume NE2, but I know hbelkins has a ton of posts as well.

kphoger was first; hbelkins was second. They both already passed him.
Oh, I didn't even realize. I don't think we can be mad about kphoger being the forum's top poster. His posts are generally pretty lengthy and high-quality.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2021, 07:54:07 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2021, 07:57:57 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
I didn't know there was something after "Likes the forum way, way too much". Guess we'll wait until the first person actually reaches the number of posts needed (which idk the post count need for either, but my guess is either 25k, 50k or 100k) to see what it's called.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2021, 08:00:27 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
Now I'm intrigued. What comes next?
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2021, 08:02:05 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
Now I'm intrigued. What comes next?
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2021, 08:02:47 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
Now I'm intrigued. What comes next?
"Get this person a therapist."
That's accurate.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2021, 08:38:35 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
Woah now I'm curious. Maybe Kophger or HB will get it when they are 90, it's probably 100000 posts.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2021, 08:41:47 PM »



Who is first in line to catch agentsteel53? I assume NE2, but I know hbelkins has a ton of posts as well.

kphoger was first; hbelkins was second. They both already passed him.

Oh, I didn't even realize. I don't think we can be mad about kphoger being the forum's top poster. His posts are generally pretty lengthy and high-quality.

* kphoger breathes a sigh of relief.

(Are my posts generally lengthy?  I figured most of my posts were about this long.  Maybe they just appear longer because I nearly always include a quote.)
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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2021, 08:42:50 PM »

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Actually, it's spelled Kyle.   :D
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2021, 08:43:32 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.

Now you're just trolling us.  There probably isn't anything after 'Likes the forum way, way, too much'.
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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2021, 08:51:12 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.
Now I'm intrigued. What comes next?
"Get this person a therapist."
That's accurate.

They're gonna need it if they put up with everyone here for that long.  :-P
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« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2021, 08:56:38 PM »

In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.

Let me guess: Instead, you just changed mine to 4444 (from 444).

(I'm not sure what's more embarrassing, the fact that I cared that much about my post count, or the fact that I've spent so much time here that I've blown well past 4444....)

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Re: Can you imagine about half the members here didn't post even once?
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2021, 09:12:08 AM »

I'm not sure what's more embarrassing ... or the fact that I've spent so much time here that I've blown well past 4444....

Now imagine how I feel.

For what it's worth, post count does not equal value of contribution.  In many ways, I'm a bit of a misfit on this forum.  In fact, let me count the ways:

I've only met anybody else on here one time, at a local roadmeet here in Wichita.  I've only driven outside the Central and Mountain time zones four times.  I don't collect old maps.  I'm fine with US-400's number, and I-99's number doesn't make me angry.  I've never bought a road sign.  I don't know how highways are funded.  My sign illustration skills don't extend beyond MSPaint.  I usually vote Republican.  I'm kind of glad I was never on m.t.r., and I don't think the moderation on this forum is too heavy-handed.  I don't dream up fictional route numbering systems.  I find stoplight timing to be a big yawn.  And, most egregious of all, I like Clearview.

But they haven't kicked me out yet.  There are others with more knowledge than I have, more experience, and more respect.  But what those members don't have is the same unhealthy level of online time wasting that I've managed to achieve.  That, after all, is what post count really measures.




In the wee hours of the morning once, I briefly added 100,000 to agentsteel's post count just to screw with people who care about who has the most posts on the forum, but then I realized it would prematurely display what comes after "Likes the forum way, way, too much", so I backed the change out.

Woah now I'm curious. Maybe Kophger or HB will get it when they are 90, it's probably 100000 posts.

Nah.  If my overall daily average holds steady, I stand to reach 100k posts at age 87.  I probably won't even live that long.
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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2021, 10:29:56 AM »

For what it's worth, post count does not equal value of contribution.  In many ways, I'm a bit of a misfit on this forum.  In fact, let me count the ways:

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But they haven't kicked me out yet.  There are others with more knowledge than I have, more experience, and more respect.  But what those members don't have is the same unhealthy level of online time wasting that I've managed to achieve.  That, after all, is what post count really measures.

I think we're all misfits in our own way. The roads are what connect us.

Point taken regarding post count being mostly a measure of online time-wasting. However, you're certainly not locked in as the biggest online time-waster once you factor in how long someone has been around. My posts per day of 4.1 is comparable to your 4.8, for example, and there's a lot of members in that range.

You've also shown that you can stay away for months at a time, but you're very active when you're here, while some members might browse around for hours and post nothing. Each to their own in this regard.
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