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Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:06 pm
by abishur
I thought it was pretty cool this morning when I opened my browser to discover that the forum membership size had just topped 500! Pretty cool indeed.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:47 pm
by liz
I'm sitting here with a very happy grin. Let's hope that number continues to climb!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:10 pm
by Lob0426
Congratulations raspberry Pi foundation!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:55 pm
by stuporhero
Awesome!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:18 pm
by Michael
And (just over) 12 days later, we hit 1000 members! Well done, Liz!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:21 pm
by abishur
Yay us! I've been watching that member counter for a couple days just waiting for it to hit 1000!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:26 pm
by liz
Bleedin' heck. That's brilliant news - thanks so much to everybody who participates here!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:49 am
by Lob0426
At 1014 right now.
Congratulations!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:17 am
by vadsamoht
Congratulations indeed!

It might even be worth recording the rate of user growth against the dates of publicity you gain from other websites, and then make sure that all future (important) press releases make it to their staff.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:20 am
by liz
We're doing that - there's a lot of traffic-monitoring software running behind the scenes and a growing press list.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:32 pm
by MDC
Almost 1500 members on this forum.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:38 pm
by Jongoleur
1506 members by September 10, 2011, 19:35 !

Ok, chaps/chapesses, form an orderly queue......

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:50 pm
by WASD
Over 1500 members now :D

Edit: Oh, I was only reading page 1. This was already posted here on page 2!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:24 pm
by Jongoleur
Clocking up!

1774 Members.on September 16, 2011, 19:14

Whoosh!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:55 pm
by Ariadeno
There is an awesome community rising up I see. This reminds me of the maemo forum. I really can't wait to get my hands on the tiny little device. I always wanted to code but never got the time to begin learning programming. But with this thing it's going to be different.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:17 am
by jamesh
1851, plus over 15k on the mailing list.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:09 pm
by Michael
15k? wa-oow!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:05 pm
by ukscone
Quote from jamesh on September 20, 2011, 10:17
1851, plus over 15k on the mailing list.



better start culling the mailing list otherwise there won't be enough pi to go around. I suggest anyone whose forum name begins with E, L, M & S

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:25 pm
by Lob0426
Add "u" to that cull list to be fair! It's his idea!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:42 pm
by Jongoleur
Ye gods....

1918 Members on September 22, 2011, 13:36

Its all going viral!!!!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:20 am
by Lob0426
2001members now!!!!

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:45 am
by CERN
I'm welling to bet that a large percentage of the forums' readers haven't bothered registering yet, either. I've followed the project for a while now, but only registered recently!

I imagine that membership will increase pretty dramatically once the actual board is released, since people will want a place to muse about their experiences, projects, etc. It'll be fun to see what the hardware modders come up with in the future. ;)

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:57 pm
by Burngate
On 27 Sep you had 2001 members. When you go past 2038 you may go negative. Please start shipping before then.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:07 pm
by rickyjames
Any chance you will implement a one-per-member policy at the start so there will be enough to go around out of the initial 10,000? Each current member ordering five units will wipe out your first run, and with our enthusiasm level and the Rpi low cost, that's not an absurd scenario. Especially when all the lurkers show up for theirs.

Re: 500 Members!

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:33 pm
by liz
@CERN You're right - I've met a lot of our lurkers at meetings and trade events. It's enough to make you sit bolt upright when a total stranger says: "But you said…"

@Rickyjames (and I owe you a PM - thanks for your generosity!) The current plan is to limit sales in the first 2 weeks to people who are prepared to buy-one-give-one so we can ramp up production. This isn't set in stone yet, but it's probably the best of the ideas we've had for managing demand.