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Bad idea, the forum was useful in member exchanges 6 28.57%
Good, it no longer served any purpose 9 42.86%
I really could care less 6 28.57%
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Yup. Your one of the few that did not need my help. lol
Your banned was all you.
I really like you too Ctrout.

I am very glad that you manned up and admitted the tactics of the "other side"...

And I really like that you desire to be one of them and you are on their side.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 11:18 AM
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LOL
Gave you guys something to do for a day lol
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:10 PM
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LOL
Gave you guys something to do for a day lol

Got anymore?? We're running low again.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Got anymore?? We're running low again.
When I can. works running me over again.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:58 PM
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When I can. works running me over again.
Thankfully, one of you buddies is fueling us some... I think he found a red herring right under his nose...LOL
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 05:35 PM
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I wont interfere
I know its slow.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 05:26 AM
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I wont interfere
I know its slow.
Less than four hours later you did.

"Baaaaaaaaaaaaaad CTrout ~"

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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Still going to last a month as they think it out. Few of us know why
knowing that quick tells me you have a few friends

LCS.. I know I know. paybacks a b....
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Still going to last a month as they think it out. Few of us know why
knowing that quick tells me you have a few friends

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Can't really be sure what you mean by that last statement but if your referring to how much longer the AMA's forum will remain open... it is to allow paid advertising to expire on the defunct site so no refunds will have to be made.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 04:49 AM
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From minutes of July 2012 AMA EC Meeting


AMA On-line ForumThe ED reported the forum was created some time in 2009. It has almost 2700 members and out of that, 2350 have made one post or less; and 90% of those posts come from 10 members. The proposal is to close the AMA forum; it is believed this can be done now because the blog system is now up and running. The blog system is a quicker way to get better information to our members; and eliminates the potential for conversations to get dragged off track. HQ continues to refine the ticket system (Ask AMA) where someone can ask a question and get an answer within 48 hours by a staff person; and creating the knowledge base mentioned earlier that will supplement the Ask AMA system on-line.

It was approved by acclamation to shut down the AMA Forum.
Red,
Something has been bothering me about the numbers posted. The forum lists 2628 members and that is close enough to the almost 2700 number presented to the EC however that does not represent forum users. If I’m not mistaken that number represents the number of people that have a log-in to the official AMA Website. They do not all necessarily know that the AMA forum even exists. The link to it is not exactly a stand out feature of the main AMA Web page.

“2350 have made one post or less” At first I thought this was a typo but if not it is a gross misrepresentation of the numbers. The member list shows 427 members with one post or more which leaves 2201 members that either did not post or was not aware of the forum.

“90% of those posts come from 10 members.” Not sure where we should set the bar here so let me just throw out some numbers;

> 10 posts = 85
> 30 posts = 44
> 50 posts = 38
> 100 posts = 25
> 500 posts = 11
> 1000 posts = 2
> 2000 posts = 1

If we average the number of post with the number of actual posters we get an average about 30 posts. Look at the numbers and we have 44 that hit the average but even that number is skewed because many of those are administrators or moderators of the forum and should we even count them.

What was presented to the EC just doesn’t add up.

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