View Full Version : User Activation Rates

11-05-2006, 12:02 PM
What is the activation rate for users of your forums?

never confirmed email/activated

Website Publisher: 422/1870
TheFantasyForum: 344/4615
Literature Network: 7178/14,959

I know, for whatever reason, I have a lot of people putting in fake addresses when registering, and of course most spammers never confirm, but otherwise I'm not entirely sure why my literature site is so high.

11-05-2006, 01:59 PM
997/5321 for the forums I run (I don't own them)

Do you have CAPTCHA enabled for registration? I've found that stops most spammers right there. Then you can get a more accurate reflection of real people not activating. It might just be that your literature site, for whatever reason, has been a bigger target for spammers.

CAPTCHA was turned off on the above mentioned board for about 3yrs, until I started managing it, so I suspect that's why the number is as high as it is.

11-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Well, I don't do e-mail confirmation.. but out of 7,230, 780 have at least 2 posts or more.

11-05-2006, 03:38 PM
I do have captcha now, the forum is pretty old, 2001 I think, so many people registered without it.

11-06-2006, 05:26 AM
I really can't see why someone would take the time to register for a forum, only for then to not bother activating. Surely they're not all spammers.

11-06-2006, 06:47 AM
No, but also my demographic isn't always the most computer savvy, so they may just get confused.

11-06-2006, 09:46 AM
How do you get "never confirmed email" and "activated" numbers for vbulletin? This will be quite interesting to check, especially as I started a posting contest with iPod prize today (check my signature).

Also does anybody know how to add a text for all users' signatures?

11-06-2006, 09:47 AM
Just check usergroups. The number who haven't actived will be 'Users Awaiting Email Confirmation"

11-06-2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks Chris,

I'll check the numbers later today and I'll post again in a few days, as I expect to increase the registrations with this contest. Do you know how to add text/link to all users' signatures? Is that possible at all?