Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am

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Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am

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I noticed this sentence along the bottom of the Reel Talk Forum:

“ Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am”

Any idea what was going on that day, over 12 years ago?

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Re: Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am

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Would have been cool if it were some incredible reel that showed up for everyone to ogle but not really. At one time, maybe around that time period, we were inundated daily by automated bots that signed up. I would imagine it could have easily been that amount that made visits, much less signing up successfully, judging by what Merv and I had to deal with. That's what led us to seeking a professional web admin as we couldn't rely on volunteer help any longer. There was no one that had the skill or that wanted to put in the time to do what we really needed, so Merv and I just plugged the holes and did what we could until help arrived.
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Re: Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am

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Our new phpbb version 3 has special software to not count bots in visitor counts, assuming it is in the configured bots. There are around 50 configured bots. So they are listed separately and not considered registered visitors or guests. I took a look to see if there was a way to reset that most visitor count, and could not find anything. I would like to do that and see what a more realistic count would be, but it may not be so easy to do.
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Re: Most users ever online was 268 on Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am

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Thanks for your responses, Brian and Matt.

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