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Offline Fabio

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Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« on: December 04, 2012, 03:38:44 PM »
I Just noticed that last November, for the first time in the Forum history, we exceeded 1 million monthly page views, 1,096,183 to be precise.

Hooray!

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 05:10:16 PM »
Wow, impressive number. Simutrans is growing.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 12:40:06 AM »
ALL HAIL TO 1 MILLION!!!

Let's move it to Praises.

Offline colonyan

Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 04:59:11 AM »
One million? Really. Its far beyond my expectations... Good news!

Offline Sarlock

Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 05:11:39 AM »
1 million!  Wonderful news!
Now for 2 million...
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Offline sdog

Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 06:29:34 AM »
impressive!

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 12:19:04 AM »
I think there's a very large audience for Simutrans who don't really post even though they read the forums all the time ;)

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 12:35:41 AM »
Well, welcome on board Zaphod!

Never to late to join the forum craze... 8)

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 02:15:42 AM »
I think there's a very large audience for Simutrans who don't really post even though they read the forums all the time ;)
Maybe, because they still haven't felt like posting a help request or participate in the discussions.

Anyway, Simutrans was downloaded 15,500 times during these last 7 days. This proves that the majority (nearly 99%) just download and play the game, and perhaps follow the forum as guests, only a few crowd would register for a forum account.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 02:49:29 AM »
15k is rather impressive.

Are those numbers real, or is it possible they are some kind of artefact?

I wonder, with more than 15k players, why isn't there more demand for game-servers?

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 04:29:21 AM »
Are those numbers real, or is it possible they are some kind of artefact?
Well, I can't answer here. The stats came from our sourceforge page, I could assume they have some kind of protection, dunno.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 07:05:57 AM »
This is a fairly normal statistical occurence: 10% of downloaders probably play the game more than a couple of times and of those 10% will become semi or fully active participants in its future development... and there's your 1% rule.  It seems to apply in many aspects of life.  And it only takes 1% to make truly amazing things happen.

Still, 15k downloads in 7 days seems like a lot... I wonder how many of those downloads are from real people?
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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 04:09:57 PM »
That ask me too. :o
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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2012, 05:47:13 PM »
The sourceforge number is probably rather underestimate, since it does not count Linux users which usually get Simutrans via their distribution since ages. On the other hand anybody updating Simutrans is another downloader. Also downloads viw the installer may not fully count.

In the end the total number of downloads was always 15-20% of the TTD/OpenTTD community (due to a commercial base back then). They have their own server running an get some million per year (and release every month). As such 300000 per year via SF sounds realistic.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 08:12:38 PM »
Impressive numbers.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION (in: February 2013)
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013, 04:28:39 AM »
Page views in February 2013:  1,014,945

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2013, 04:47:27 AM »
Phew. February generally is a month with few visits.

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Re: Page views in November: 1 MILLION
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 06:34:02 AM »
I think if we included a couple of tools from the extension requests that add SimCity-like features.... we might really blow things out right now. hehehe