Hey we just hit it - thanks to...oh, rats, the Googlebot. Closest user on either side was the same W - The King of Keith, reading two pages of the same thread. He hit 68999998 and 69000001 doing that.
Recent millions (and how long it took to get there) 69M 27 May 2011 13:52:53 (35:04:04:22) 68M 22 Apr 2011 09:48:31 (43:06:31:32) 67M 10 Mar 2011 02:16:59 (38:02:40:30) 66M 30 Jan 2011 23:36:29 (40:10:12:28) 65M 21 Dec 2010 13:24:01 (40:21:54:19) 64M 10 Nov 2010 15:29:42 (43:15:20:56) 63M 28 Sep 2010 01:08:46 (48:09:34:15) 62M 10 Aug 2010 15:34:31 (46:22:39:41) 61M 24 Jun 2010 16:54:50 (47:01:26:19) 60M 08 May 2010 15:28:31 (49:04:35:32) 59M 20 Mar 2010 10:52:59 (47:11:02:10)
Our current Quantcast rating as I type this: 138,861
It looks like I should have sexed up our URLs MONTHS ago. Google's definitely gotten more interested in us over the past week. Twitter is also helping drive visitors (but, alas, not registrations...what else is new) and I'm predicting good things to continue for us if I can just continue to keep from deleting half the board with rogue database alterations.
We may also have inflated bot/spider traffic with the thread URL changes, too, so I won't get too excited until I see where we stand after the next (DEKA)megaclick. Come back in July!
[ I keep meaning to say more about the recent changes I've made but if you follow our referrals at all, you may have noticed that "new" threads now seem to get more interest earlier. Not necessarily REPLIES, but people DO read what you write. So don't stop! (Although, with a whole lotta TV shows in reruns, there'll be less "new" stuff to write ABOUT. Oh, it's always something) ]
It's because the original code for this board was written by a guy who runs a BBS dedicated to old skool console emulation and games. A lot of the "gamey" feel was left intact, I would assume because Zim'n'Zim were too lazy to pull it out.