- Aug 17, 2011
I know we're not supposed to talk about the former site, but Scout is doing something hilarious right now. They are listing over 903 current users, but most of them are names I've never heard of. If I were a new person wandering over there I would think that place is JUMPING! 903 people logged on! Has to be on purpose. grasping for straws...
It has to do with how they display who is on over how many hours and on what boards.
Example - When I came on to write 2 1/2 years ago at SUFan.com we had like 250 or so consistently on the pay board. That number crested at 800 during free trials and eventually settled at 675-725 consistently for the past 6 months.
I noticed the month this site was formed and was leaving they had changed it. There were "only 21 users online" for like a week. I'm guessing they changed it to the last 15 minutes or something.
Now I guess they changed it to the past 48 hours and included the free boards as there is no way there are 950 people on Manley. Has never happened, even during free trials.
Makes them look good though.
I don't work for this site or that site, so as far as I'm concerned; I can address it however I'd like. Has nothing to do with my departure at Scout.
For them, it's just good business, so they'll keep displaying it like that.