Joining the Big Boards group

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by The Sandman, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge He Shoots, He Scores!!!

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    Bump to get more members in big boards for more activity.
     
  2. Speed______

    Speed______ Neophyte

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    thanks for the very useful infomation, one day I hope to be in the big boy group too
     
  3. sb1962

    sb1962 Adherent

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    Classic Camp Stoves
    A bit 'niche' but we made it over the threhold having been around since 2000. Our count only starts from 2004 as before then we were a static site with a non-migratable network54 forum bolted on. We moved to a phpBB forum in 2004. In 2007 we migrated the forum & all our static content onto FusionBB. Last month we moved onto Xenforo shedding some non-core posts & inactive members in the process.

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  4. GTB

    GTB Tazmanian

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    Nice site and was looking then. I have a paraffin Tilley Lamp used for night fishing. Was reading a topic on the forum with them mentioned.
     
  5. sb1962

    sb1962 Adherent

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  6. 3phase

    3phase Enthusiast

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    I don't really think of it as a big board, but it qualifies here. :)
    2.6 million posts
    Founded 2003 (on another software, vB since 2004 I think)
    Over 5k members, between 1.2k and 1.1k actively visiting
    Shattering posting rate when they are all on and nattering away :)

    http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/forum.php

    Least fancy of all the boards posted so far, I think. :)

    Hobby board - take a look at this gallery for an idea.

    By far the largest and most active board in the hobby, has outlasted others.
     
  7. PPNSteve

    PPNSteve Participant

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    Yep. would be nice to see new big-boarders join in the fun..
     
  8. Anton Chigurh

    Anton Chigurh Fan

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    When does the fun start?
     
  9. PPNSteve

    PPNSteve Participant

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    right after your next database crash.
     
  10. Anton Chigurh

    Anton Chigurh Fan

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    Never had that yet in over 12 years of messing with this. Doesn't sound like my definition of fun anyway.
     
  11. clintsx

    clintsx Neophyte

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    so can i come in to?
     
  12. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Moderator

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    This:

     
  13. at2012

    at2012 Neophyte

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    www.thelotusforums.com

    584k posts, 15k members, online since 2004! Been on IPB since V1 and just upgraded to V4!
     
  14. Niktator

    Niktator Aspirant

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    Wasn`t online long time ago - but somehow now like everybody got a Big Board icon ;)
    How about making a "Very Big Board" group - to have a smaller group of people beeing able to help at "Awesome Big Board" issues?

    The point of this post is: At the current limits, you may host that "Big Board" on 1 shared server.
    No need for replication, CDN, tweaking the network, open file limits, juggling with memory and other recources and so on.
    Small hacks for getting rid of 1-2 querys per PI does not really affect "Big Boards", having 80 querys/s - but it`s a hughe impact, if you have 15000 querys/s or more.

    I hope anyone got my point ;)
     
  15. JordanH

    JordanH Imperial Majesty

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    THe big board group is already dead as it is xD

    If anything, just increase the number required to get into big board status such as 1 million.
     
  16. Niktator

    Niktator Aspirant

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    Or some more relevant data like: More then 3000 Users online?
     
  17. Xon

    Xon Enthusiast

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    This one gets harder because a lot of forums measure it differently (members vs guest, CDN, etc), where as post count or member count is 'simple' to understand.
     
  18. woody

    woody eternal noobie

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    My "big board" is fulltime, and has been since 2009. The expenses and responsibility associated with running as a business simply aren't addressed.
     
  19. couponsaremygame

    couponsaremygame Fun 'N Frugal Gal

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    Yes sadly this forum does not address the needs of "big board" owners very well. Not sure why that is. But it would be nice if it picked up more.
     
  20. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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    Without input from the Big Board owners on what they would like from the section, we can't address the needs they have ;)
     
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