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Old February 23, 2021, 09:46 AM   #1
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Pure curiosity: most popular TFL ______ ?

I have not been able to get this from the search function in the bulletin. I was looking for:

- The most popular thread ever in TFL by:
number of views
number of replies.

- The oldest thread still running in TFL

- The most prolific, record TFL poster (I am at a paltry 285)

Anyway to find these? Just pure curiosity.

(I know, I just spend too much time looking at this board. It is cheaper than shooting, let me tell ya!)
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Old February 23, 2021, 11:33 AM   #2
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I understand curiosity, so I'll play along.

I'll give you oldest open thread I could find: https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30451
The very oldest thread I could find is this closed one:
https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18508

Oddly, the thread numbering must have been changed at some time, because I simply plugged in low numbers in the t=nnn part of the URL which I thought should work. Thread number 1 doesn't exist, but thread number 2 is:
https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

As you can see it is 3 days older than thread number 30451. The site itself officially started 4 days earlier on October 6, 1998 even though one member appears to have registered earlier.

As for the other statistics, I'll show you how to find them, and you can do the legwork.

Pull down the "Community" menu and select "Members List". The columns labeled "Join Date", "Posts", and "Last Visit" are all clickable. If you click on the "Posts" link it will give the member's post count in descending order. As you might guess, moderators and ex-moderators have the highest post counts.

Using a similar process you can find the threads with the most number of views and replies. Open each forum and at the bottom in "Display Options" change the "From the" to "Beginning". Then at the top right select either "Replies" or "Views" to see the counts in descending order. Note: The sticky threads will remain at the top and may or may not be the highest in the reply or view count.
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Old February 23, 2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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Could it be possible to require the LOCATION of members to be posted by STATE ?

Nothing closer to home unless they want to post it.

Would be nice to try to meet other state members for a possible impromptu shooting event.
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Old February 23, 2021, 12:09 PM   #4
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Well I think that we in the gun community are not very fond of info requirements. But if one could do a search by State, it would be very useful.
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Old February 23, 2021, 12:13 PM   #5
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As for the other statistics, I'll show you how to find them, and you can do the legwork.
Thanks! Guess how I am going to spend the morning? : )
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Old February 23, 2021, 12:28 PM   #6
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As Pistoler0 implied, not all members wish to include their location in their profile. So, unless it was a hard and fast requirement which we will not do, being able to search on locations would yield an inaccurate and incomplete list. Even if everyone did include their location, that is not a searchable parameter with this software.
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Old March 1, 2021, 02:12 PM   #7
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Anyone who wishes to host a meet-up is free to post the information. Folks who are interested in attending can contact you.

These bits of information to quantize for push-advertising smack of an attempt to monetize a hobby site without respect for the fine people that have hosted this site for years.

What’s wrong with “show up at the campfire, have some coffee, spin your yarn, beef or experiences”?
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