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by RichardRussell
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 17:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Number of active BBC BASIC users
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Number of active BBC BASIC users

being interested in what is provided doesn't mean they will interact. OK, but it works both ways! If they can't be bothered to check the forum when a new post appears, should I count them as 'active' members? Keeping the forum open for the benefit of members who don't actually visit it doesn't make...
by RichardRussell
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 16:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Number of active BBC BASIC users
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Number of active BBC BASIC users

Would it be an intrusion on privacy if you would send a direct email to all who once have purchased your BB4W As I understand it, that's no longer allowed under GDPR. I would have had to seek and receive specific permission from them to use their email address for that purpose when they made their ...
by RichardRussell
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 15:49
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Number of active BBC BASIC users
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Number of active BBC BASIC users

I didn't realize there was a vote. I have at least twice given detailed instructions for how to configure this forum to email you when any new post appears; that's how I find out about them. I would expect any 'keen' member to have done that too, so they should at least have been aware of the poll....
by RichardRussell
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 08:27
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Number of active BBC BASIC users
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Number of active BBC BASIC users

Some subjects get viewed so many times that, I could even guess there may be 1000 users. The number of views means nothing, they are almost all by bots which are indexing the forum, not by humans. Also, multiple views by the same person/bot are counted, so for example if I post a message and then r...
by RichardRussell
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 17:53
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Number of active BBC BASIC users
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Number of active BBC BASIC users

Back in December 2016 David Williams posted a poll asking "Roughly how many active BB4W users do you think there are?". In his covering note he said this: " I voted for #2 (17 to 29), but I feel it's closer to 17 than 29! ". It's interesting to speculate on how that number might have changed in the ...
by RichardRussell
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 21:57
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

but not how *I* want it! That's a shame, but at least you are now in control. If you'd rather not carry on administering the forum that's entirely your prerogative, nobody can force you to, just as nobody can force me to. Whatever it is you want to do, you now can. I asked that this now be put to b...
by RichardRussell
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 09:05
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

For what it is worth, I don't think I have the power to close down the forum: Richard, as founder member, is undeleteable (?spelling!), and I don't think I'd be able to close the forum either. I offered to transfer the 'founder' status to you before, but you said you were content not to have it. I'...
by RichardRussell
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 20:20
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

I don't believe that DDRM can close the forum. It is not his, it's yours. I've made it clear on multiple occasions that the Liberty BASIC model is the one I prefer and it's the one I'm trying to follow. In that model the forum is adminstered by users, independently of the author of the language it ...
by RichardRussell
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 16:27
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

If there are only 4 active users of the forum, are there likely to be any that object to you posting? Probably not, but equally if there are only four active members there's no point keeping the forum open anyway! I'm not going to waste my time posting announcements if only four people will read th...
by RichardRussell
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 12:01
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

You have made it clear (and I don't blame you) that you are not prepared to continuing funding the forum. That's not quite what I said: I'm not prepared to continue funding the forum's storage and bandwidth if I cannot contribute to it . I'm more than happy to fund it if I can. The choice is for me...