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Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby trilobyte » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:45 pm

Congratulations, everybody! If you're able to read this message without the assistance of a medium, you managed to survive what was quite possibly ePlaya's craziest year yet! Some of it was crazy in a bad way, and some of it was crazy in a good way, but in the end it was one hell of a wild ride. Despite tickets selling out and the madness that ensued, I think we (as a community) helped get a lot of people connected, and over the course of the year (slow part and busy part) helped an incredible number of people get just a little better prepared than they might have been otherwise.

Speaking of numbers, let me share a couple with you. Previously, the busiest 'busy season' (July/August) was 2010, where we grew by 1,968 new members. This year, in the same period, our ranks grew by 4,967 (4,006 of which since the day after tickets sold out). Wow! And we hit a new peak concurrency on Monday the 22nd of August, when 673 people were logged into ePlaya simultaneously. The fun didn't stop with ticket madness - as of my starting this post, we've grown by 963 more new people since the start of September.

Of course, we were also getting pounded with ridiculous amounts of spam during much of this, thank you for putting up with that (as well as flagging it), as well as putting up with heightened levels of snarkiness and the occasional short temper or technical glitch.
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby gaminwench » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Trilo, have I told you lately that I love you??
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:04 pm

gaminwench wrote:Trilo, have I told you lately that I love you??


Seriously. Not to pucker up too hard or anything, but geezus christ. You're amazing and amazing just when amazing needed a shot in the arm of amazing.

Lovelovelove to the nth degree.
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby jkisha » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:13 pm

*sigh of relief*
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:30 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
gaminwench wrote:Trilo, have I told you lately that I love you??


Seriously. Not to pucker up too hard or anything, but geezus christ. You're amazing and amazing just when amazing needed a shot in the arm of amazing.

Lovelovelove to the nth degree.



*donning cheerleader outfit*

Yay Trilo!!!!
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby graidawg » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:45 pm

Trilo you have taken the reins of most visible moderater so well. Is this why you have lost the goggles? or is it because you have realised you are a good looking guy and wan millions of adoring fans?

great to meet you by the way :D
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby trilobyte » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Bah... I'm drunk and posting that meant I could avoid going through more bins or putting together those steel frame carts we got over the weekend. I also felt the stats and a collective pat on the back of our absurd community (What do you mean, you go and camp IN a desert during the hottest time of the year? And no running water or power? What?) for having made it through our own virtual rite of passage.
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby Savannah » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:57 pm

trilobyte wrote:Bah... I'm drunk and posting that meant I could avoid going through more bins or putting together those steel frame carts we got over the weekend. I also felt the stats and a collective pat on the back of our absurd community (What do you mean, you go and camp IN a desert during the hottest time of the year? And no running water or power? What?) for having made it through our own virtual rite of passage.


I die. :lol:
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:05 am

TomServo wrote:Pickles are cucumbers soaked in EVIL!
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:57 am

Any and all thanks are welcome and appreciated, regardless of when given.

But wowza, look at that tattoo! Awesome stuff, Bounce530, looks great!
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:34 am

?? Thought I showed it to you at the M&G..
Damn that absinthe! :mrgreen:
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:08 am

I'm pretty sure I would have remembered, though I seem to have left sobriety back at camp that night hehe
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby BBadger » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:11 am

Can we start the culling of all the temporary "I want tickets" accounts that polluted this forum and used up potential nicknames people of real value would want?
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:16 am

With luck, a fair number of them will be back. Hopefully sometime before tickets sell out again. Though last year we discovered that there are a fair number of long-time ePlayans that only ever use the site in July/August, only ever to hunt down last minute tickets.
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Re: Congratulations, You Survived! (ePlaya Stats)

Postby Eric » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:13 pm

I'd also be the last person who would want to decide who has "real value". Any one of those posters could come back in a week or a year & be a major asset to the board.
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