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#1 John Woods

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Posted May 11 2016 - 10:48 AM

Wondering for awhile how many Grand Prix Legends users there likely are who at least once a month get on track. Guessing once a month would qualify as an "active user"?

Found this article searching for forum user demographics, thinking some limited result could be determined by applying SRMZ user stats to typical internet forum user characteristics.

The One Percent Rule

Turns out, apparently 1 percent of all viewers of a forum actively participate by creating new content, (that is, post on a forum).

No idea if this holds true here. Might be different for Grand Prix Legends, P&G, NASCAR 2003, or rFactor.

No doubt tho there are many GPLers and other sim users who are not among those who participate in any forums, as creators or viewers, yet enjoy racing Grand Prix Legends and other sims.

Not sure if there is a way to correlate that number of users to those who do view a forum like SRMZ.

Guessing it would be a significant multiple of the number of users who do visit a forum on a regular basis.

Would like to get some idea, just for fun, of a reasonable guess about how many active GPLers there are, and would be interested as well in other SRMZ hosted racesim users.

For instance, if the one percent rule held true in scale, there would be ninety-nine users who never participate in a forum for every one that does.

Just wondering if anyone else has any interest, ideas, or clues about where to find answers or better questions?

Edited by John Woods, May 11 2016 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted May 11 2016 - 12:24 PM

Not sure John if this is of any help.Or I am barking up the wrong tree?

There are lots of web trackers,but some need payment and might not be applicable?

http://www.stormthec...ite-traffic.htm


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#3 John Woods

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Posted May 12 2016 - 08:30 AM

Notice very often there are over 100 users visiting SRMZ, which might mean there are 10,000 active GPLers?

TP - yes that is the kind of data, but its for forum owners only. Thanks tho maybe some clues there.

Edited by John Woods, May 12 2016 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted May 12 2016 - 08:57 AM

Download numbers for the 66 mod or a track like the new Spa would probably give a more accurate number than forum visits, although probably still not very accurate.

I would guess the the 1 percent rule is less likely to apply to this forum due to the nature of GPL, it's now only played by real enthusiasts, plus there are no other forums that really cover the game any more.

Also getting GPL running on modern machines with the latest hardware needs more effort and probably brings more users to this forum for help, hopefully they stick around as it's one of the more grown up and friendly places on the internet :friends:

Forums for other racing sims don't really make me want to stick around, I find out what I need to know then get out quick and leave them to argue amongst themselves about the usual daft things modern sim racers seem to go on about endlessly :beatdeadhorse: :saythat:  :D

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Posted May 12 2016 - 09:04 AM

Every day I visit this site. I think that the reason being is as Rich says,"everybody is happy to help" those like myself who don't know what I'm doing half the time. I've visited other sites and I'm not there for long.

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Posted Nov 14 2016 - 08:28 PM

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