Members and Guests

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by stevetrom, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Just noticed that at present (or at least when i looked) there are currently 32 members logged on and 37 guests.

    Apart from the occassional browser, why would anyone visis tMp if they are not interested in brass dands, and if they are interested in brass bands then why would they not register as a member and join in the fun !
  2. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    I can only speak for myself on this...

    At home, I run with my browser set to discard cookies when I end the session. Thus I don't auto-logon to tMp, and hence show up as a guest.

    The same is true on the "shared Internet" access machines at work - cookies are destroyed at the end of the session.

    I think you're probably seeing members who haven't bothered to log on in that session...

  3. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    That makes some sense - thanks
  4. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    Guests should Still join up!!!!,
  5. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    The different search engine spiders (Google etc) also show up as guests, and in recent weeks we've had loads of different spiders searching the forum so this may account for a large proportion of guest visitors.

  6. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Why are the spiders searching us?
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    They just drop in for a "fly"ing visit ;) :D :oops:
  8. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Usually because the pages are being indexed into search engines.

    In the case of the Google spiders, you might notice that there are "Ads by Gooooogle" boxes on many of the pages. This is part of a program that John joined where content-specific advertising is added to the page from Google, so Google looks at the page and analyzes the words to determine which ads will be displayed. Some of the Google spiders are probably doing this.

    (By the way, if you want to help support tMP, but can't afford to subscribe or buy a banner ad, just click on an ad or two from time to time. :) )
  9. Di

    Di Active Member

    Oooh, there's a whole discussion on Google Spinders here.
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Aarrgh! Spiders :cry:
  11. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Just as an aside, and in response to a post made by alanl58 in this thread - - Guests can view all threads etc but are unable to reply to any of them - except that they can reply to posts made in this forum category

    Guests have always been allowed to view the content on tMP Alan, I don't see the point of setting permissions any other way. tMP is viewable by all and postable/replyable by members only. In other words, people can read everything that is posted in the public areas of tMP, and if they want to have their say on those (or any other) matters, then all I ask is that they register with us.:biggrin:


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