View Full Version : Do I have a Number?

Jamie Young
June 17, 2001, 09:19 PM
I noticed we are pushing 10,000 members now and I was just curious if you have a record of when each of us signed up here? I Think I signed on when there were under 1700 of us. Just Curious :)

June 17, 2001, 09:49 PM
Hi Sodapop,

Your member number is 5076. You've probably been lurking since we've had 1,700 members or so. ;)

The member number isn't necessarily indicative of how many members we have though. We will have a member with a number of 10000 before we have a total of 10,000 members.

Example: Our most recent member as of now is RichardEdward. His member number is 9968, but the counter shows TFL as having 9808 members. The reasons for the discrepancy are many: Banned members, members who've changed their handles, duplicates, etc.

Jamie Young
June 17, 2001, 10:02 PM
I'm depressed :(
Honestly I think your right about lurking for awhile. I was new to the whole computer and internet thing and thought you had to know what you were talking about before posting. I think my first post was in the wrong forum too :)
Well 5000 ain't bad especially when we hit 100,000 Members.

June 17, 2001, 10:13 PM
Depressed? Don't be!

My member number is 1518 and my two-year anniversary on TFL was last Friday. I *know* I remember TFL with fewer than 1,000 members. I guess I lurked awhile for the same reasons as you. :)

Besides, everybody knows that your registration date, member status and number of posts don't mean anything. Your thoughtful responses, your adherence to the High Road, your helpfulness, and your well thought-out opinions are what make you valuable as a member.

Just think, If Mas Ayoob or Jeff Cooper were to sign up with TFL they would start as a Junior member with 0 posts. Would *you* discount their opinions because they weren't Senior Members? I sure wouldn't! :)

Caeca Invidia Es
June 17, 2001, 10:33 PM
The numbers are skewed. When we changed from UBB to vBulletin all the member numbers were reset based on the alphabet for anyone who registered before the change.

Jamie Young
June 17, 2001, 10:49 PM
I hear ya BluesMan :)
I don't know how I thought of almost 1000 posts in one year. I'm defanitely not the top of the crop here but I ask a lot of questions and I've learned so much from the smart guys. I totally don't care about how many posts I have. I see plent of 1000 + members that don't believe a Mini 14 can shoot 2 MOA and an FAL can shoot 1 MOA. I have plenty of friends here and I started organizing shoots with TFL Members. We had 9 people out at our Pennsylvania TFL shoot last week and a couple of the guys drove 2-3hrs just to shoot with ME :D. If that ain't friendship or loyalty what is?

I feel like I fit in here.


June 17, 2001, 11:31 PM
You have a number...we all do. It's only a matter of time before it is branded on your forehead. The numbers on your papers must match this number. Papers must be shown upon request. WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS? SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS! :D :D :D

Mal H
June 17, 2001, 11:39 PM
Caeca Invidia Es - Are you sure the numbers were reset? Mine is the same as it was when I first registered a couple of years ago. The odds of it being the same after an alphabetized reorg are astronomical.

BTW, SodaPop and anyone who wants to know you can determine your own member number by selecting your own profile and then checking the URL that shows up in the address window of your browser. It will end in "&userid=nnnn".

Jamie Young
June 17, 2001, 11:42 PM
And thats the number that will be branded on my head?

June 17, 2001, 11:55 PM
And thats the number that will be branded on my head?

SodaPop, run for your life if Rich has the 666 branding iron with him! ;)

Jamie Young
June 17, 2001, 11:57 PM
I'm runnin tell me when to stop!!!!!!!!!!!

Mal H
June 18, 2001, 12:05 AM
666 eh? Well lessee, that number belongs to a member named
mal!! He/she has never posted once. I sure hope it wasn't me! I don't remember registering under that name. ???

Or maybe the devil made me do it. We'll never know, will we?

June 18, 2001, 01:03 AM
And thats the number that will be branded on my head?
Oh, no, it won't be the number from here. It will likely be either a country code or just plain "US" followed by your Social Security number. They may add another character at the end to state wether you are a patriot or a loyalist.


Jamie Young
June 18, 2001, 07:28 AM
Can I stop Running now?

June 18, 2001, 08:33 AM
Stop running, Sodapop! Somebody used that _666_ branding iron upsidedown on Mal. He think's he's _999_ now. :D

I'm not sure that the alphabetic enumeration is completely correct, Shaun.

Hit anyone's profile button in this thread and then change the last digit in the URL to the next consecutive digit. The ones I have seen are not grouped alphabetically, they are grouped by date of registration.

Mal H
June 18, 2001, 09:21 AM
Huh? "999" is "longcolt", "666" is "mal".

June 18, 2001, 09:28 AM
Mal, iffen yer number the same after the stirrin o the pot, quick, go buy a lottery ticket.

2766, oops, me gonna git one too.

June 18, 2001, 10:34 AM
. . . and thought you had to know what you were talking about before posting.

Oh please.:rolleyes: I don't know what I'm talking about, and I'm over 1000 posts now.

Jason Demond
June 18, 2001, 04:00 PM
Well, what's my number then?:D

Mike Irwin
June 18, 2001, 04:45 PM
Hey Soda,

I registered on April 14, 2000, so I've been here slightly over 14 month (I had a few days with a previous user name, but not many posts...)

So far, 3,977 posts...

You're not thinking enough. :D

Quite honestly, though, I thought for some reason that I had been a member for TWO years, not one. That surprised me.

No wonder I'm not getting anything done at the office. I'm always here.

Caeca Invidia Es
June 18, 2001, 06:47 PM
Darn, now you all know that I'm not perfect :D

June 18, 2001, 09:05 PM
To see the member number of anyone, just hold your cursor over the 'profile' button, or any of the other five buttons at the bottom of the member's post and their number will appear in the link at the bottom of your browser's window. You don't even have to click!

Jamie Young
June 18, 2001, 09:54 PM
By the way I just realized how Dumb I must have sounded asking about keeping a record of when I signed up. I'm glad you realized I meant Member Number and not the Date I signed up ;)

June 22, 2001, 12:12 PM
Member number 105. :D

Dang I'm old! I didn't realize I signed up that long ago. But I remember when the annoucement went out when TFL formed. I actually registered like 2 months latter. I remember when the moderators were having a contest who could bring in more new members and some guy named Kodiak won a knife.

I've had lots of good times here. Met a ton of wonderful and intelligent folks, and have learned lots of good all around gun knowledge.

Jason Demond
June 22, 2001, 04:12 PM
Hi my name is Jason i'm number 1288. I have been here over two years, I think I have a problem.:D

Jamie Young
June 22, 2001, 05:13 PM
Let me just say...........
If your Member number is under 1000 you've got to feel pretty good about that!

Jim V
June 23, 2001, 06:42 PM
My number is: 296 which means that the membership numbers could not have been changed when going to the new software. Damn, I've been here a long time. :p

Jamie Young
June 23, 2001, 07:54 PM