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    Just wanted to take time to renew the request for some of ye quiet members to dust that keyboard off, and plunk out a few msgs here on the'ol board.

    Yes I know you have lives, but, if you check in occasionally, you'll notice the times and dates of the latest posts for the various categories. This one even had 8-2-2007, instead of the day or week. None of these categories should be allowed to depreciate that far IMO.

    So please do not be bashful, we're all.....well.... most here are the friendliest peeps on the planet. And just think, you'll be doin' yer part to help pick up the slow times that often seem to coincide with the WEEKENDS!
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    Well, we'll be gone this weekend so I can't help y'all. I'm taking the kids to see an active volcano. The boy is at the age where things that blow up are COOL!! So, we're going to Mt St Helens to see the ash and walk the caves and such. Not really GT related put pretty interesting anyhow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWNative View Post
    Well, we'll be gone this weekend so I can't help y'all. I'm taking the kids to see an active volcano. The boy is at the age where things that blow up are COOL!! So, we're going to Mt St Helens to see the ash and walk the caves and such. Not really GT related put pretty interesting anyhow!

    Well NW, yer not exactly who I had in mind with my request, tho it's always great to hear from ye. No, I was really referring to the non-posters. (They know who I mean).

    But hey be careful up thar..
    we can't be having ya turn into one of Mt SH additional statistics.

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    Not a lot to pluck about since most of the posts are about Az. and we don't get out that way to hunt...but wavin a hardy hand out there to all and hoping y'all are having fun. NW-hope Mt. S.H. was a blast fer ya. Wife and I were there for our honeymoon (6-1-98) and we go back just to see the changes every year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin View Post
    Not a lot to pluck about since most of the posts are about Az. and we don't get out that way to hunt...but wavin a hardy hand out there to all and hoping y'all are having fun. NW-hope Mt. S.H. was a blast fer ya. Wife and I were there for our honeymoon (6-1-98) and we go back just to see the changes every year or so.

    Darin...thank you for that. But I guess I'm not wording my plea correctly. I'd love to hear from the ususal non-posting members on ANY subject. And as I've said before, even if it's to tell me to go "pound sand".

    Why, you ask? Because there are a gazillion members listed in the directory, but only a couple dozen actual posters.
    for me, it'd be nice to know if a member signed up, and is either a spambot, moved to a country without electricity, has no real interest in this forum, or has....well...has ...expired.

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    You're right bb...there are a lot of people listed and just a select few that are jotting something down. Was there a major burnout here or is everyone just out on an extended ghost-town hunting excursion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin View Post
    You're right bb...there are a lot of people listed and just a select few that are jotting something down. Was there a major burnout here or is everyone just out on an extended ghost-town hunting excursion?

    Not sure Darin, I think some are bots, but I believe GaryB and /or CG are weeding them. The others are the reason for the plea.

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    [quote=bad bob;28442]Darin...thank you for that. But I guess I'm not wording my plea correctly. I'd love to hear from the ususal non-posting members on ANY subject. And as I've said before, even if it's to tell me to go "pound sand".

    Hey Bob,
    Pound sand.

    (I mean that in a NICE way)

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    I find if you water the sand down first, it's easier to pound.


    From what I can see, it's like this:

    Every time a person registers, they're given "member status", but cannot post till they confirm their email address. Most (likely almost all) spam bots are set using legit emails, so they can register, verify, and post within seconds. Many of the human spammers or sub-par bots use false emails, so they can never confirm their address, and can never post. This likely explains around 30% of new members.

    A large number of new folks, I believe are registering just to read/see the forums. Many forums require you to register or log in to read/see all of the topics. I don't believe we do, what you see is what you get. But since we have a large number of folks registering, hanging out for 10-15 minutes and never coming back, I'd put my money on them thinking they have to register to view. This likely covers another 50-60%.

    I'd also guess that from reading their bios, location, birth date, and user name that many are just spook chasers looking for directions to those places in southern Kali. They get what they want and don't come back.

    Then there is a small number that either forget they registered, or don't get the confirmation email as it might go to their "junk file" if they have spam blockers. Luckily I can and have done two things. I follow up on "unconfirmed" members and give them a few months to follow up. If no one comes back to bother, I dump their registration. Really just to clean house, but it helps find spammers too. If I see they have come back, but still haven't registered, I resend their confirmation email. Seems many get that one and finalize their registration.

    That brings us to the actual registered members who can post. We have hundreds of one time posters. About 95% registered to post something for sell in the classifieds, or respond to an ad and that was it. Many never came back. And we have the occasional folks that ask a question and bail. But they are a really small number.

    Then we have some that appear to be from college courses researching school work, teachers, etc. given their email address's. Many register, come here occasionally, yet never post.

    Long and boring, I know. Sad part is I spent the time checking every "old" member till I got caught up looking for spammers. It was worth it to me though, and apparently to many of you. Plus I found out everyone's dirty secrets
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    Default OK bad bob, what do you want to talk about?

    I have lot's of unresolved questions I'm trying to find information on. I post what I know if I thought there was any hope of getting a good discussion going.

    I have three (or four)unlocated ghost towns in Lincoln Country (Gary's backyard) that I know a lot about but can't seem to find. There must be a fifty ghosts I can't pinpoint in Nevada. I'm sure others have the similar missing questions? Maybe we could have an on going thread or something?

    I'll start it off here: I still can't find Castle, Karo, Homer, or Springer Hill (Maybe Castle).

    I am missing several communities that could be either Lincoln or Clark Country like Ice.

    Anyone want to have a discussion?
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