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  • So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

    204 replies out of 14,323 registered members seems a bit light, doesn't it?

    Is there any way of finding out how many users really are current and how many have dropped off the perch?

    I have noticed a reduction in posts on the DT Forums over the past 6 months, and presume it is being overtaken by the WAS side.

    Anyone noticed something different?
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    Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

    Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
    204 replies out of 14,323 registered members seems a bit light, doesn't it?
    I don't think so. Ii really did not see much of a point to that thread, It would be much better if all of the people who did respond actually edited their profile and added their location.

    I too have noticed a drop off in posts. I'll be optimistic and think that the improvement in the documentation in V11 has helped a bit along with the videos. There seem to be less posts about where to find things in the documentation.
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc

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      Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

      Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
      I have noticed a reduction in posts on the DT Forums over the past 6 months, and presume it is being overtaken by the WAS side.

      Anyone noticed something different?
      Yup

      Originally posted by Bill Griffin View Post
      I too have noticed a drop off in posts. I'll be optimistic and think that the improvement in the documentation in V11 has helped a bit along with the videos.
      I'll be pessimistic and to paraphrase Paul Krugman, we're effectively in a low-level depression.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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      • #4
        Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

        I am new but activity seems to have dropped. I rely on reading the message board to learn A5, so while I dont post a whole lot, I am reading the posts several times a day.

        Concerning the depression, all I know is my small business has taken a real nose dive since 2008, which is the reason I trying to get my off the shelf app completed using A5.
        Regards,

        John W.
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        • #5
          worldwide Alpha Developer map

          For fun, go to the IADN website and update or add your Address under MyAccount and I will generate a worldwide Google map of all Alpha Five developers.

          Go to http://alphadevnet.com/myaccount.a5w and either login or create an account.

          Include at least your City, State, Country and Postal Code. There also is a place to add a brief statement about yourself. I will add this to the rollover on the map for your marker.

          Since many developers live in the same city, you should include your Address so that the Google markers are separated -- however for privacy, I won't display your address on the map and the marker will be at an "approximate" location near your address.

          There are already 500+ members at IADN but I only collected Country up to this point.
          Steve Wood
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            Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

            There's so much scope for DT development, especially in the SME (small-medium enterprise) that DT apps must still be getting deployed big time (I like to believe). I do know that even with the little traffic in comparison to WAS on the BB I still always get help when I have a need on the DT side.
            I can only assume that Web comes with more questions. I see a lot not answered.

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            • #7
              Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

              Include at least your City, State, Country and Postal Code. There also is a place to add a brief statement about yourself. I will add this to the rollover on the map for your marker.
              Yep done that. Still only 3 in the UK

              I see a lot not answered.
              That's only 'cos your not up to speed yet

              BTW. SME sometimes means Subject Matter Expert in Local Gvmt in the UK, Ray.
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              • #8
                Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                Ted - you are probably looking at the Developer map. Those are the IADN Developer's, not to be confused with map I have not created yet of the Alpha Five Developer At Large. Actually I was just looking for instructions for the Google Map Component that does not rely on a grid, I want to pull direct from the users table, no grid.
                Steve Wood
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                • #9
                  Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                  Not pushin Steve, and I was indeed looking at the expensive version.

                  I've often used a very acceptable excuse which has served me well in the past Steve.
                  "Sorry Madam, but you lost data and complete system meltdown was due to a flash back of static through the interface"

                  In all honesty and seriousness, I'd be keen to see how many UK users there are. Getting peolple to complete their profiles is the same as trying to herd cats.
                  As distance is no barrier now, I have started working with people whom I've met via the Forum, who I've never met and not likely to meet unless the apps really take off.
                  There is a good opportunity for collaborative working I'm sure.
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                  • #10
                    Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                    !!

                    Here is the map of Alpha Five Users At Large: http://www.alphadevnet.com/web_users_location_map.a5w

                    I think it will blow everyone away to see the 481 markers. I am sure the user data needs to be cleaned up.

                    In September I will email all members individually to ask them to update their record, or if they want to be purged. By then I will have thought up a few questions to include in the profile.
                    Steve Wood
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                    • #11
                      Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                      Interesting map Steve!
                      Frank

                      Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand

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                      • #12
                        Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                        This is the business Steve.
                        Shows that we are not alone preaching the Alpha message.
                        Many thanks, and will you be maiking it available for people lookig for other Alpha users?
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                        • #13
                          Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                          Excellent work, Steve! :)

                          Gee, we could slide two tables together at a Denny's to hold the Western Canada Alpha Five Users Group meetings ... and still have room for one more! :)
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                            Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                            The map is still inaccurate. Most individuals just have their Country listed, maybe a State or Province. So a massive number of markers are just stacked upon each other in the middle of the bigger countries. And some are way off if the user entered something odd for Country. When the list was first created the Country field was just a blank rather than a dropdown, so an entry of "GB" for Country doesn't tell Google where to put the marker, so it appears to guess.

                            So I repeat form my earlier post: Go to http://alphadevnet.com/myaccount.a5w and either login or create an account.

                            Include at least your City, State, Country and Postal Code. There also is a place to add a brief statement about yourself. I will add this to the rollover on the map for your marker.
                            Steve Wood
                            Join the ALPHA DEVELOPERS NETWORK
                            There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
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                              Re: So, 204 replies to Where are you. (As at today).

                              You only have to look at the main page to see the reduction in DT forum. The total stats stare you in the face for each forum. A drop has occurred in posts with each version and while the time of life is a factor to modify figures I think the number between V10 and V11 says a lot. In fact v11 is tracking at less than 20% of ver 10 DT while at the same time V11 Web is tracking at nearly 50% of the V10 brother. It will take a long time for V11 to over take V10 (if it does at all), but the web side will probably end up greater. I would say that the raw stats of this site would a good marketing tool to anaylse the trend and growth of the current market. This definitely justifies Alpha priority of development on the web side.
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