Hi everyone, here’s the fifth update about how our forum is doing and what’s going on in our community (read the previous one here). Things are heating up as we are very close to the launch of a global network. And to be totally prepared for more visitors and new forum members we added another moderator to our team. I’m very glad to welcome active forum member @neo as a new mod. He was already helping us out with flags about spam, off topics and more. We now have mods from the Netherlands, UK, Canada, Australia, US and France. Being this global is a real pro because of the different timezones. So, how’s the forum actually doing??
68 new members in the last 30 days. That’s quite the average of what we’ve seen over the last few months. Of course a warm welcome to all new members as we’re totaling 1618 folks so far. But that’s not all. We see a lot of traffic coming from different places as well. Folks who just hang out here, take a look at our topics. Here’s where they come from:
Next to Google, Reddit is giving us over 28 views a day. Reddit/Maidsafe is nearing a 1000 followers. And because the Maidsafe team is moving away from the term “maidsafe” in the code we decided to register Reddit/Safenet. We never know what the term will be when people refer to SAFE in a few months.
When it comes to moderation a discussion was started in this topic. It was about when topics should move to off-topic and how far we should go in keeping people on-topic in respect to the OP. Well, that’s not always clear. In the off-topic category we try to intervene as little as possible. We even try to stay out when people move away from the OP. Another thing we noticed was a huge number of new topics about the price of Maidsafecoin. We merged some of them because otherwise the whole frontpage got filled about the price being up, down and back up again. But just to make clear, speculation is welcome. Everybody is free to post whatever pricetarget they want. Even if the source is their gut-feeling or the rise of a new star on the horizon .
For the coming weeks I wish the Dev-team all the luck with the launch of the global network. Join @happybeing in his effort to create the first Web Ring for SAFE where you’ll find links to other safesites. And don’t forget to join the LIFE IS PEOPLE - ANTS meet up.
For questions, comments, complains feel free to PM @moderators
That’s all for this update.