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    Smile 30,000 Registered Members!

    Another big milestone passed. At 12:44 PM UTC May 23rd (Subject to further verification by Andy via system logs.) ajd became the 30,000th registered member of Coffee Snobs. Congrats to ajd for being the 30,000th registered member and to all our other members who make CS the great place it is!


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    And for anyone who can't know what UTC is...

    It was around 11pm Australian EST.
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    Such a big number... so many snobs, it's awesome!

    I'm sure we are all improving the average coffee everywhere. One day we will all be able to go somewhere and get a better cuppa.
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    Of the 30,000 Snobbers how many would you say have been active in the last year? Is 30,000 the active membership ? If so that's mighty impressive indeed.

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    Boy oh boy...

    I remember how excited we all were as we were coming up to our first 1,000th member... How time has flown and how much fun along the way...

    Mal.

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    Can Andy supply a graph of the membership numbers over the years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Of the 30,000 Snobbers how many would you say have been active in the last year? Is 30,000 the active membership ? If so that's mighty impressive indeed.
    Impressive it is!
    Most are still active, a few blow in and out as needed and there are 1000's of others that are a little shy and lurk in the shadows for a while before creating an account.

    At any time day or night it's fairly common to see 1200-1500 people on the site (you can see that on the bottom of the front page). There was a time in our early history that 100 people on the site at once would make the webserver groan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Boy oh boy...

    I remember how excited we all were as we were coming up to our first 1,000th member... How time has flown and how much fun along the way...

    Mal.
    It's been a fun journey Mal and I'm happy to say is one that continues.

    I have always loved the vibe of the site. Learning and sharing and seeing those who at some point had no idea what they were doing then later sharing their found knowledge with someone who is just starting their journey of discovery. That's always really nice to see and all us long-timer members get a warm-fuzzy feeling, like proud parents.
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    Great achievement Andy, you obviously had a "cunning plan" from day one and stuck with it.

    Well done, if we were allowed to post a Mexican wave I'd do it, a few laughs will have to do.

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    Fantastic job Andy and all the site sponsors. Although some don't post all that much, it's great resource to ask and help others along their way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    There was a time in our early history that 100 people on the site at once would make the webserver groan.
    Ha! There are those who can remember when CS only had 100 members total! Not that any names will be mentioned or anything....!


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    Within 3 years time I'll probably be going "I remember when we only had 30,000 members!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod View Post
    Can Andy supply a graph of the membership numbers over the years?
    Hiya TG...

    Java used to monitor membership growth via a projection chart years ago but I don't know if he still keeps up with that...

    Mal.

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    Congrats Andy

    A worthy achievement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm sure we are all improving the average coffee everywhere. One day we will all be able to go somewhere and get a better cuppa.
    On that one, I live in hope. To the extent that I see it is happening, I am sure CS has played a large part in the progress.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I have always loved the vibe of the site. Learning and sharing and seeing those who at some point had no idea what they were doing then later sharing their found knowledge with someone who is just starting their journey of discovery. That's always really nice to see and all us long-timer members get a warm-fuzzy feeling, like proud parents.
    Well done Dad

    Thanks for making this a nice place to be around.

    Cheers.

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    Can anyone tell me how a Coffee Snob upgrades from 'junior member' to 'member'? Can't find it among the FAQs. Many thanks ...

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    Hello Cappy,

    Just keep posting and you will be automatically advanced. I don't know after how many.

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    Welcome Cappy, not sure about the upgrade to 'member'..... maybe 10 ??

    From 'member' to 'senior member' it is only 100 posts...... the easiest promotion you'll ever get!! ;-)

    Just join in and have fun!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cappy View Post
    Can anyone tell me how a Coffee Snob upgrades from 'junior member' to 'member'? Can't find it among the FAQs. Many thanks ...
    Yeah, as above its all based on post count.

    Junior = < 30
    Member = 30-100
    Senior = > 100

    These are the default ones in built in the forum. Way back when... we had more creative ones but they fell off in one of the upgrades over the years.

    If people want to post some suggestions in here of "title" and "post count" we'll consider making them the new defaults for the site.

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    Many thanks for that.

    Thanks, by the way, for a great forum - I may only be a junior with 4 (now 5) posts, but I was a long-time lurker before that, and my progression so far, from Gaggia Classic through Rancilio Silvia and on to Lelit Diana, has been totally guided by Coffee Snobs advice.
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