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Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« on: December 27, 2014, 08:22:24 PM »
2014 has been entertaining to say the least ;-T.  Here's a couple interesting statistics for you regarding the server/board:

So far, During 2014;
  • We've had 64,382 hack attempts (96% coming from China)
  • The longest the board went down was for only 18 minutes and that was me doing some maintenance
  • The board has been down ZERO minutes due to server problems
  • We've had 1,587 new members sign up
  • Board, server and maintenance costs were achieved by August 2014, thanks to donations
  • I have logged an all time low 233.45 hours doing maintenance (roughly 30 minutes a day average)
  • We have only had to ban 3 people this year
  • I still receive about 20 personal messages per day in my email, from people that forget to use the PM system
  • We transfer roughly 3 terabytes of data per year (That's enough for 2,082 days of uninterrupted music.  Yes, almost 6 years worth)
  • "Show me your Guzzi" is the most viewed topic (http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=21281.0)
  • There have been 118,455 new posts made
  • We have not had a single scammer get in, thanks to the increased account approval process
  • You have received ZERO viruses, malware, spyware, adware, junkware, etc from Wildguzzi.com
  • I have turned down 6 offers to sell this domain to companies only looking to profit from my fellow Guzzi riders, many of which I know personally
  • Yes, I am quite bored tonight ;D
  • I have managed to steal 3 minutes of your time. I hope you were entertained at the very least ;-T
  • There are 10,566 members in all
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 04:59:50 PM by Luap McKeever »
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 09:55:54 PM »
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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 10:43:52 PM »

We've had 64,382 hack attempts (96% coming from China)

What do you think they were trying to do?

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I still receive about 20 personal messages per day in my email, from people that forget to use the PM system

If you prefer PMs, maybe you might consider removing your email icon.  As someone who isn't directly involved with maintaining boards, I prefer emails.  I can organize them much easier.  If I send a PM, I usually get a reply by PM, and it's stuck on a board somewhere, so later if I want to refer back to it, I have to try to remember which board it's on.  For this reason, I default to email to contact someone.  On boards that let me have an email icon and no PM icon, I do that.  I will certainly try to remember to send a PM and not an email next time I want to contact you.

Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into this board.  I enjoy it and learn a lot from it, and I'll happily donate to it again in 2015.

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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 08:50:14 AM »
What do you think they were trying to do?

If you prefer PMs, maybe you might consider removing your email icon.  As someone who isn't directly involved with maintaining boards, I prefer emails.  I can organize them much easier.  If I send a PM, I usually get a reply by PM, and it's stuck on a board somewhere, so later if I want to refer back to it, I have to try to remember which board it's on.  For this reason, I default to email to contact someone.  On boards that let me have an email icon and no PM icon, I do that.  I will certainly try to remember to send a PM and not an email next time I want to contact you.

Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into this board.  I enjoy it and learn a lot from it, and I'll happily donate to it again in 2015.



Who knows what the hackers want...

The PM problem is people get a notification of it in their email. At that point, they should login and replay to it.  Some people simple hit 'reply' on their email system instead.  When they do that, it goes to the email system, and the email system forwards it to me.
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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 09:14:01 AM »
The PM problem is people get a notification of it in their email. At that point, they should login and replay to it.  Some people simple hit 'reply' on their email system instead.  When they do that, it goes to the email system, and the email system forwards it to me.

Oh, I'm not used to a board's system working that way.  Could there be a setting somewhere that changes that behavior?  I guess you've probably already looked.  I'll certainly be aware of this "feature" now.

The statistics are impressive.  This is definitely the most active board I use.  But then most of my interests are pretty esoteric.   :D
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 11:21:06 AM »
Not sure what the Chinese hackers think they are gonna get from a crotchety old bunch like us  ;D Thanks for doing what you do Bud , we are grateful , even if we don't act like it at times .

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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 01:33:44 PM »
What do you mean "What do the Chinese want?"  They are curious about Red Suspenders.  Thanks LUAP for the site and all you do.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 01:50:05 PM »
What do you mean "What do the Chinese want?"  They are curious about Red Suspenders.  Thanks LUAP for the site and all you do.

 :D :D :D

Maybe they think the "Red Suspenders" group is plotting to take over the world  ::) ;D

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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 05:57:54 PM »
Thanks Luap for all that you do. :bow    BTW, let me know when your new Cessna Longitude gets in at the airport. ;) ::)
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 06:38:42 PM »
LMcK:  Thank you, blessings and tally ho!

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 04:47:49 PM »
Not only a very big thank you but also a very interesting read.   ;-T

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 05:18:21 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 05:32:26 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 06:05:12 PM »
Many thanks for all your efforts Luap!  :bow
It was a most entertaining read!  ;-T
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2014, 06:21:18 PM »
This is a great site for us all.  But come on fellas, knee pads shouldn't be needed. :D
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 06:25:48 PM »
I sincerely hope the "Board, server and maintenance costs were achieved by August 2014, thanks to donations" also includes covering costs for your time, which is very much valued by (I hope) all of us.

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Re: Here's to 2014. INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2014, 06:27:52 PM »
30min/day isn't bad for a site with as much traffic as this one has -- especially factoring in the cloak and dagger stuff from the orient.   ;-T

One stat missing -- how many hits has the site had for 2014?

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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2014, 06:28:18 PM »
Thanks, Luap! I learn something every day on WG. Some of it is even good.. ;D :BEER:
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2014, 06:38:03 PM »
Thank you for keeping this site going and growing stronger every day, great work on your part and very much appreciated by myself and many others. :bow :bow :bow

Wishing you and your loved ones a very good 2015.
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2014, 06:54:12 PM »
Very interesting and its never boring....

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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2014, 07:05:34 PM »
Funny , this thread was in the stickies and got almost no response  :D Luap , are you trying an experiment again  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2014, 07:27:15 PM »
  Thank you for all you do and keeping us all on the straight and narrow when we deviate.  The climate here undoubtedly reflects the community at large but can easily be upset by a few very vocal and bored ego's without checks and balances.
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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2014, 07:28:39 PM »
Thanks Luap- Happy New Year- I have learned so much, I just wish I could remember it!   :BEER:
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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2014, 07:36:58 PM »
Many thanks Luap!

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2014, 07:46:19 PM »

First..BRAVO to the adminstraters.

Its the language barrier..what does "wildguzzi".. mean in Mandarin??

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I don't want to hear it.   If I try to repeat it, I'll get a sore throat and phlegm all over my screen .....!

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2014, 08:20:28 PM »
Thank you for your effort!  :-*

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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2014, 08:23:44 PM »
We approve!

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