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MSW has just surpassed 35,000 members

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Can you believe it .....we just surpassed 35,000 members.  We added over 1000 members in just a few months.  
 

NO OTHER FORUM even comes close to that growth.  I was just visiting another forum and saw that the admins were padding their post count again with nonsense and spam in an effort to try and make them seem even a little relevant. We dont have to do that.  Our members create hundreds of new posts every day. I cant thank you guys enough for that. 🎉

 

please welcome our new members and try hard to visit their logs and make them feel part of the family.  Its how we have become the greatest international ship model forum on the web today.  Its because of you guys.  Thank you!!!

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It has been insane lately with activity here.  There are always at least 200-250 members online at any given time of the day.  That is exactly what you want to see in an active online forum.  Even in the wee hours here we get around 125-150.
 

Having just 20 or 30 online with the staff making up half of that number seems to be the norm on most other forums.

 

The membership here is the best around and is truly the largest international group on the subject of ship modeling.  All hours of the day experiences activity here.

 

I am proud to be a part of it.

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On 2/8/2020 at 9:23 AM, Chuck said:

It has been insane lately with activity here.  There are always at least 200-250 members online at any given time of the day.  That is exactly what you want to see in an active online forum.  Even in the wee hours here we get around 125-150.
 

 

I fully understand, and appreciate, that most Americans don't understand the fact that other countries actually do exist. That not everything actually revolves around America. I haven't done the mathematics, but I would think more members here would come from outside planet America. Actually the geographical / member ratio would be interesting to know. Anyway, sit back Chuck and take stock mate. On the Internet (yeah, its available outside the USA), there are no wee hours. We inhabit a global time scale. 

 

Cheers

 

Chris

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40 minutes ago, vossy said:

I fully understand, and appreciate, that most Americans don't understand the fact that other countries actually do exist. That not everything actually revolves around America. I haven't done the mathematics, but I would think more members here would come from outside planet America. Actually the geographical / member ratio would be interesting to know. Anyway, sit back Chuck and take stock mate. On the Internet (yeah, its available outside the USA), there are no wee hours. We inhabit a global time scale. 

Oh, we're not that self-absorbed. Why do you think we Yanks build so many models of  British ships, Mate?  :D

 

Check out the "Where in the World" item at the very right hand bottom of the forum home page. There's a world globe there. It can be enlarged with your mouse wheel and manipulated to zoom in on anyplace in the world. As you enlarge it, the red dots indicate the locations of members and, when you zoom in, tags appear that state the town where anyone currently on line is located. The areas in sunlight are also evident when zoomed into the level where the on-line tags appear, as nobody's on line there. It is indeed interesting! And yes, it does appear that the membership outside the USA probably exceeds that within it.

 

 

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Check out the "Where in the World" item at the very right hand bottom of the forum home page. There's a world globe there.

 

Obviously only visible to the American members. Its not here. Although given what we have gone through in the last months, it may have been

either burnt out or flooded out now. By they way, this is all just meant to be a light hearted dig, nothing more. 

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3 hours ago, vossy said:

Check out the "Where in the World" item at the very right hand bottom of the forum home page. There's a world globe there.

 

Obviously only visible to the American members. Its not here. Although given what we have gone through in the last months, it may have been

either burnt out or flooded out now. By they way, this is all just meant to be a light hearted dig, nothing more. 

Not to worry! I don't know why it's not on your forum page. Maybe one of the moderators might explain. It's a really neat feature. 

 

Maybe they put it there to remind the US forumites that we aren't the only ones in the world and didn't bother to share it with the Aussies because they figured you already knew that! :D 

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Bob,

It could be some settings.  I don't see it using Chrome.  But I do see it if use IE11 and the latest FireFox.   I haven't figured why it won't show on Chrome.

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1 minute ago, Bob Cleek said:

I see it on my Chrome. Using the old Windows 7 Professional OS.

I'm running Win7 Home.. so it's probably a setting maybe 3rd party data.   I'll have to go do some digging just to satisfy my peanut brain.

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:03 PM, vossy said:

We inhabit a global time scale. 

 

If you click on the REVOLVERMAPS label on that globe, you'll get a whole bunch of other statistics too.

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:03 AM, vossy said:

I fully understand, and appreciate, that most Americans don't understand the fact that other countries actually do exist. That not everything actually revolves around America. I haven't done the mathematics, but I would think more members here would come from outside planet America. Actually the geographical / member ratio would be interesting to know. Anyway, sit back Chuck and take stock mate. On the Internet (yeah, its available outside the USA), there are no wee hours. We inhabit a global time scale. 

 

Cheers

 

Chris

For what its worth, I don't believe MSW is even hosted in the US.    At least that's what my browser extension keeps telling me...   

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28 minutes ago, Justin P. said:

For what its worth, I don't believe MSW is even hosted in the US.    At least that's what my browser extension keeps telling me...   

 

It's hosted in Chicago, but we operate through a cloud-proxy which is globally distributed.

 

The cloud-proxy acts as a line of defence against hackers and any member who purposely tries to inject malicious code into our system. It also protects us from any denial-of-service issues which could occur.

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5 minutes ago, James H said:

 

It's hosted in Chicago, but we operate through a cloud-proxy which is globally distributed.

 

The cloud-proxy acts as a line of defence against hackers and any member who purposely tries to inject malicious code into our system. It also protects us from any denial-of-service issues which could occur.

Well there you have it!   I won't pretend to understand any of what you just said, but Ill take it...ha.

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12 minutes ago, Justin P. said:

Well there you have it!   I won't pretend to understand any of what you just said, but Ill take it...ha.

Let's just say that no one here connects directly to the server that hosts MSW.

 

We employ a company to direct that traffic to us, through their own security servers. 

 

It's an invisible layer of extra security we have and works very well. 

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