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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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    Threads: 3,322, Posts: 28,557, Members: 3,800

    This post marks a line in the sand....just curious how fast the FB group is growing.
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

  • #2
    Re: new members

    3850 today .....

    but looking at the various polls and post ativity, it seems only a few remain active for very long....maybe 1%?
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    • #3
      Re: new members

      Jim, you changed your location again! And here was me looking forward to endless here and there jokes....

      Good question, I've also been wondering what makes people hang out in the forum, or leave it again after only a few posts. Maybe there are a lot of people who are active as long as they're building an oven, but loose interest afterwards - or maybe feel they haven't got as much to contribute anymore.

      I don't know if I would have started to spend so much time here for so long if I hadn't had to interrupt my oven build for the winter... and then got into the habit of posting various silly comments on any subject that turns up.

      Still, if all 3850 registered members were as active as some of the people here... it'd make for a rather unwieldy forum, right? Rather a lot to read on a daily basis...
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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      • #4
        Re: new members

        Hey look at that! Another 7 people just joined during the night!
        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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        • #5
          Re: new members

          I bet a lot of people never even post. There's a lot of access restrictions if you're not registered (e.g. you can't see photo attachments), so there's some incentive to register even if you don't contribute.

          Then again, here I am spouting off about something that's pure conjecture, so I guess some people get sucked in.

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          • #6
            Re: new members

            Welcome to SpringJim. Pizziaolo extraordinaire! Not a difficult hat to wear, once you try it on.
            GJBingham
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            Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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            • #7
              Re: new members

              It seems to be growing quite fast - I agree with Frances, if everybody posted every day; damn, how could we plow through it? I give people the link to see some of my pic's - they register for that purpose and then they are gone.
              Could explain a little bit of the numbers. But at the end of the day, I'm trying to give them religion - worship the oven.

              Les...
              Check out my pictures here:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

              If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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              • #8
                Re: new members

                Originally posted by Frances View Post
                Jim, you changed your location again! And here was me looking forward to endless here and there jokes....

                Good question, I've also been wondering what makes people hang out in the forum, or leave it again after only a few posts. Maybe there are a lot of people who are active as long as they're building an oven, but loose interest afterwards - or maybe feel they haven't got as much to contribute anymore.

                I don't know if I would have started to spend so much time here for so long if I hadn't had to interrupt my oven build for the winter... and then got into the habit of posting various silly comments on any subject that turns up.

                Still, if all 3850 registered members were as active as some of the people here... it'd make for a rather unwieldy forum, right? Rather a lot to read on a daily basis...

                Spring Midlife Crisis I guess....new name, new location, new aspirations...

                I recently learned that you need at least one post to view pictures...and at least two posts to be able to add a link....so certainly a lot of people would join and post a couple of times just to get to view the pictures...

                but there are also a lot of people who view and don't post....they are bigger than the core constituency......the lurking constituency.......

                Jim

                Threads: 3,431, Posts: 29,913, Members: 3,900
                Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                • #9
                  Re: new members

                  Lurkers are better than stalkers anyday.
                  GJBingham
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                  Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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                  • #10
                    Re: new members

                    Don't you need to join in order to download the free Pompeii plans? Perhaps many are just doing that.
                    Mike - Saginaw, MI

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                    • #11
                      Re: new members

                      Originally posted by mfiore View Post
                      Don't you need to join in order to download the free Pompeii plans? Perhaps many are just doing that.
                      I'm pretty sure that's a different system.

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                      • #12
                        Re: new members

                        I've been thinking about this one a bit more and have come to the conclusion that it takes a certain kind of person to contribute lots of posts to this forum.

                        It has to be person with right kind of qualifications - a love of WFOs, a sense of humour, someone who likes working with their hands, all that kind of stuff.


                        But the main and most important qualification has to be: someone with a heck of a lot of time on their hands.... right?


                        And George... you want abuse? Stop equating being a stay at home parent and spending all your time in the forum with not having a life... even if it may be true. There are far worse ways of spending your time if you do happen to be at home most of the time.
                        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: new members

                          My forum participation tends to be sporadic these days.

                          With two teens who have a constant "need" to be connected to the 'net - usually the other FB (FaceBook) though "homework research" is occasionally a legit excuse - I either have to beat them off with a stick to get near the computer or get on-line early before they get up (less & less am I able to outlast them at night till they're in bed)!

                          The money for a third computer got spent on building an oven .

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                          • #14
                            Re: new members

                            Uh-oh, talk about the ghost of times to come.... I can still force mine to let me have a go at the computer at the moment. Just.
                            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: new members

                              [QUOTE=Frances;30774]I've been thinking about this one a bit more and have come to the conclusion that it takes a certain kind of person to contribute lots of posts to this forum.

                              QUOTE]
                              You don't have to be crazy....but it helps
                              Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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