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Inviting more users

Ready for some more activity on the site?


I’m now e-mailing a bunch more old users today and tomorrow (Sun/Mon), and after that I will have the system keep inviting them very slowly but surely over the next few months.  Or thereabouts.  Why?  Because I want us to grow carefully, with purpose, and direction.  I love this community and want to maintain quality over quantity.  Let’s grow at a pace that is right for us.


Somewhat impressively, MindSay has almost 189,000 users.  All of which were created over six years ago; account creation was shut off in March of 2010.  I don’t know any website with such a funny history or story.  <3


Anyway, there are many duplicate e-mail addresses in that list, quite a few marked as unsubscribed, some accounts marked deleted, some marked as spam, and some e-mails have been marked as bouncing or inactive.  That leaves 70,868 users with unique e-mail addresses.  


I could, for example, invite the original “4400” users back (picking that number just because there is a cool TV show about 4400 people randomly showing up next to a lake) this weekend, then 500 people a day for the next 132 days or so.  Or whatever rate feels right for our community at the time.  I’m going to add a status bar at the top of the site so you can watch the progress, including who the most recent user to get invited back was ;)



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rv1501 on
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We need some “new” faces around here.


If ya need more “dead” users, just use the “30+ days”

on my user list. I’d like to see many of them back here

and active again. ”Wendy” was always “interesting”

and had one of the largest user lists I know of.

cas on
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Very nice, I like!

test101 on
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eje224 on
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This survey confuses me; there’s no way there are 70,000+ people  on this, right?

dustball on
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There were, over time, in the past.


The actual number, right now, is 43 people logged in in the last 24 hours. 

deeterz on
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I think the system has stalled out. It has been on “lokipunk” and 10.95% for the last two days.

Unless that was intentional, in which case everything is going well. 

dustball on
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It totally did.  I was waiting for someone to mention that!


Amazon suspended my ability to send mail using their SES platform due to high bounce rates.  Because the e-mail addresses are so old, more than 10% of them bounce which causes problems, because it makes you look more like a spammer.  I’ve taken steps to correct but it is a process to get ability restored from Amazon.  And they haven’t had much humour or flexibility in their dealings with me on this matter.  Somewhat disappointed actually.  Oh well.


deeterz on
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That’s a pain! 

YouTube also does shit like that. 

deeterz on
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I see it is working again! Woo!

BoboBegone on
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Yeah I was thinking there are probably MANY of the emails that are long time dead ones.

remuslupin on
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I’m here!

mylittlemonkey on
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Glad to see the site coming back!  Ive been slowly coming back (mostly mom brain forgetting to post) but i WILL be very active now that our community is coming back together!!!


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