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Thread: judging growth in support from these forums.

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    judging growth in support from these forums.

    I remember when at this time of night we'd be doing good to have 200+ people in this forum when there wasn't a debate or some other event happening.

    Right now as far as I know there is nothing happening and we have 434 viewing this forum.
    One difference between libertarianism and socialism is that a socialist society can't tolerate groups of people practicing freedom, but a libertarian society can comfortably allow people to choose voluntary socialism. If a group of people--even a very large group--wanted to purchase land and own it in common, they would be free to do so. The libertarian legal order would require only that no one be coerced into joining or giving up his property.



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    The average time of topics on the Grassroots Central front page (this subforum) has also gone down from about 40 minutes to 15.

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    Yes, the forums are growing a lot. Before the new hosting, the forum used to crash after big events, like debates. And that was with 250+ viewers. Now there are close to a thousand during big events.

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    I've lurked these forums since early August, and finally got driven to start posting near the end of last quarter. I've definitely noticed a huge change in that time.

    Out of curiosity, what was it like back in the early days -- say, June -- in terms of how many people were online, how many posts there were, etc?
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom -- go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
    Samuel Adams, Address to the State House in Philadelphia, 1776

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    I'd like to see a graph of registred users from May to Current. This forum has exploded over the past week.

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    For as long as I've been here, the threads go quick, and there's always a lot of discussion going.

    It's the busiest forum I've ever been apart of.
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    The forums were always fairly busy, but lately it's gotten pretty crazy. You can post something and 10-15 minutes later it's buried on the 2nd page, especially in the evening hours. I'm pleased to see the progress as this forum is the lifeblood of the grassroots. Back in early July when I joined we were ecstatic to raise $2.4 million in one quarter. Now that's chicken feed. From 0-1% in the polls to 5-8%. The forum and the campaign are growing by leaps and bounds. Josh and Bryan deserve a lot of credit for starting this and trying their best to manage a few thousand libertarians with so many different backgrounds and beliefs.
    "Instead of the “end of history,” we are now experiencing the end of a vocal limited-government movement in our nation’s capital. While most conservatives no longer defend balanced budgets and reduced spending, most liberals have grown lazy in defending civil liberties and now are approving wars that we initiate. The so-called “third way” has arrived and, sadly, it has taken the worst of what the conservatives and liberals have to offer." -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul Fan View Post
    The forums were always fairly busy, but lately it's gotten pretty crazy. You can post something and 10-15 minutes later it's buried on the 2nd page, especially in the evening hours. I'm pleased to see the progress as this forum is the lifeblood of the grassroots. Back in early July when I joined we were ecstatic to raise $2.4 million in one quarter. Now that's chicken feed. From 0-1% in the polls to 5-8%. The forum and the campaign are growing by leaps and bounds. Josh and Bryan deserve a lot of credit for starting this and trying their best to manage a few thousand libertarians with so many different backgrounds and beliefs.
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    One difference between libertarianism and socialism is that a socialist society can't tolerate groups of people practicing freedom, but a libertarian society can comfortably allow people to choose voluntary socialism. If a group of people--even a very large group--wanted to purchase land and own it in common, they would be free to do so. The libertarian legal order would require only that no one be coerced into joining or giving up his property.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmurph View Post
    I'd like to see a graph of registred users from May to Current. This forum has exploded over the past week.
    That happens when you have the forums show up on national tv.
    " Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy." --Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcofer View Post
    I've lurked these forums since early August, and finally got driven to start posting near the end of last quarter. I've definitely noticed a huge change in that time.

    Out of curiosity, what was it like back in the early days -- say, June -- in terms of how many people were online, how many posts there were, etc?
    Hey, you are using my Ron Paul/Gandalf pic as your avatar!! I am honored. It really is famous now.

    Edit: Never mind, you took it down, lol
    Last edited by SwanMaiden; 11-13-2007 at 11:59 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Visual View Post
    My name is [Ron Paul], commander of the armies of the [internet], General of the [youtube spammers], loyal servant to the true document, [The Constitution]. [Member of] a murdered [party], [Follower] to a [forgotten idea]. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
    Quote Originally Posted by bg1654 View Post
    Our delegates will blot out the sun!

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    I joined on May 12th, shortly after the forums opened. It was reeeallly early on and his support base was very small. After the first few debates they grew very quickly. I would never have thought the forums would ever be this busy (they will get busier... *gulp*), or could have realized the rate of growth. It really is astounding, and I agree a graph should be up at Ronpaulgraphs of new members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanMaiden View Post
    Hey, you are using my Ron Paul/Gandalf pic as your avatar!! I am honored. It really is famous now.
    That's funny that you should notice and mention so fast. I saw it in your thread and choked on my coffee.

    As a matter of fact, I just put it up about 20 minutes ago, then had second thoughts (when you shrink it down to 64 pixels you can't tell that it's Ron Paul) and took it down.

    Since someone's actually commented (the original artist, no less), I think I'll put it back up again.
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom -- go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
    Samuel Adams, Address to the State House in Philadelphia, 1776

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    Back in May we had less than a hundred people signed up.
    rewritten history with armies of their crooks - invented memories, did burn all the books... Mark Knopfler

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcofer View Post
    That's funny that you should notice and mention so fast. I saw it in your thread and choked on my coffee.

    As a matter of fact, I just put it up about 20 minutes ago, then had second thoughts (when you shrink it down to 64 pixels you can't tell that it's Ron Paul) and took it down.

    Since someone's actually commented (the original artist, no less), I think I'll put it back up again.
    Put it up, take it down, put it up. Are u messin' wid me? Huh?
    Quote Originally Posted by Visual View Post
    My name is [Ron Paul], commander of the armies of the [internet], General of the [youtube spammers], loyal servant to the true document, [The Constitution]. [Member of] a murdered [party], [Follower] to a [forgotten idea]. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
    Quote Originally Posted by bg1654 View Post
    Our delegates will blot out the sun!



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