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This may be a very stupid question but I see alot of other members and their nickname includes what member # they are. Where do I go to find that out? Also does it go in the order that people joined KB's? Like example #1 joined Dec1st, #2 joined Dec2nd? just curious where I line up.

I looked in my profile and couldn't find it, I was probably staring right at it and didn't notice. Please someone point the way!

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Btw what member # are you???
 

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Actually if you hover your mouse over your user name and look at the bottom left of your screen you will see your member # at the end of the long url string :)
 

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ahhh thanks guys! Both of those tips work perfect. I was curious about this for a long time and now I know! So thanks again.


Also does anyone know how they base the order of the member numbers? Is it like first come first serve, like first person to ever join is #1? Or is it alphabetical?
 

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koolmnbv said:
Also does anyone know how they base the order of the member numbers? Is it like first come first serve, like first person to ever join is #1? Or is it alphabetical?
It is the order in which people join. Admin is number 1 and Harvey is number 2. I am member 24. I joined in early April, 2008, right after I ordered my first Kindle. Things weren't too lively here then. ;)

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hm. I too wondered about that. I am member #1050. I originally joined in Oct. or Nov. 2008, but promptly forgot to come here. Then someone over at the Amazon boards asked me to post some information here, and after I did he said I was a much earlier member than many people.... and I wondered how he knew.
 

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BTackitt, that's funny.  That would have freaked me out a little. 
Glad you made it back.
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Anne said:
Can someone help me find my member number? Thanks
You are member 180, Anne. Just mouse over your name and look at the bottom of the screen. As Mona said, your member number will be at the long URL that shows up when your cursor is on your name.

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You are member 180, Anne. Just mouse over your name and look at the bottom of the screen. As Mona said, your member number will be at the long URL that shows up when your cursor is on your name.

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Thanks L I am in a rush to get to work. I Will try it later to see if I can see it. Wow member 180. ;D
 

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I purchased Kindle during the Oprah show when it was featured and found this board through the Amazon board shortly after that and my # is 100.  Whee barely made it in the first 100. ;D
 

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Leslie said:
It is the order in which people join. Admin is number 1 and Harvey is number 2. I am member 24. I joined in early April, 2008, right after I ordered my first Kindle. Things weren't too lively here then. ;)

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Thanks Leslie, I assumed that was the way the order went but I wasn't to sure.

Wow you joined very early on. I could imagine with only 23 other members it took a while for things to get moving. Good part is you got to watch the board grow and progress into what it is now.

Now that you guys showed me how to check other peoples member numbers I have a habit of constantly cursing over peoples member names to check on their number.\

When I was younger my aunt (she lives in Delaware) told me that the License Plates in that state (maybe in other states as well) that in DE they are issued in order so the first car in DE was license plate #1 so on. I would always try to look for the lower numbers (lowest I ever found was 6) Now I kinda do the same thing here with peoples member #'s. lol :)
 

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Wow you joined very early on. I could imagine with only 23 other members it took a while for things to get moving. Good part is you got to watch the board grow and progress into what it is now.
It sure did! In fact, KindleBoards was pretty much dead in the summer of 2008. I'd drop in and look around, but no one was posting. It was very quiet.

Meanwhile, I was posting on the Amazon forum and maintaining the FAQ over there. As everyone knows, the big drawbacks at Amazon are 1) you can't search; 2) new threads get started all the time asking the same questions over and over; and 3) it's not moderated, so some of the less than pleasant people (ie, trolls) have way to much free rein.

Things were going along moderately well and then...Oprah hawked the Kindle on her show. After that, it exploded, with zillions of newcomers asking the same questions -- which is certainly expected. However, many tempers really started to fray and people were getting fed up. I said, "You know, I know about this other place...KindleBoards..." People started following me over here...I felt like the Pied Piper. LOL. The funny thing is: Harvey had decided to take a little break from the board, so he wasn't around. I had a very anxious 48 hours wondering what was going to happen. People were signing up in droves (on October 28th, we had 81 new members) but the admin was absent and I wasn't a global mod at that point. I was very worried about trolls, flame wars... I sent PMs to the old, original members. One of them turned out to be Harvey's daughter in college. She wrote her dad and told him what was going on. He logged on and was amazed -- and pleased -- at what had sprung up inside of a week. And the rest, as they say, is history....

When I was younger my aunt (she lives in Delaware) told me that the License Plates in that state (maybe in other states as well) that in DE they are issued in order so the first car in DE was license plate #1 so on.
In Massachusetts, people hand down license plate numbers. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I have a friend whose plate is 565. I think originally it was her grandfather's or something. My grandmother had a real low number, too, but my parents lived in New York, not Massachusetts, so she couldn't give it to them.

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Leslie, I love that story!

How exciting and I'm glad Harvey came back and you guys got this place running smooth! I could not imagine always being over on the amazon boards as much as I am here. I like it ok but It's not the same level at all.

Thanks for all you guys do and have done in the past, before I was even around. You have made this board really special.
 

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An interesting area at KindleBoards (at least to me) is:KindleBoards Statistics Center. Scroll down the page towards the bottom and look at how few new members, new posts, page views, and members on line there where for the first several months. Low level of activity for eleven months then big jump and then quantum leap. From 44 members in over 11 months to 242 new in one and 573 the next. It just kept going from there.
 

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Wow intinst! I had no idea the boards had that statistic center. I am amazed and intrigued by it. I know I will be visiting it quite often. Thanks for telling about it!
 

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Ok wow, this amazed me!

Monthly Summary: New Topics New Posts New Members Most Online Page views

July 2008                    0             0             0                  5             565


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In all of the entire month of July 08 (not even 1 whole year ago) NOT one new topic was posted!!! Not one new post was added and no new members! WOW, this had made me so much more aware of how much this board has truly grown and thrived. Also how hard it must have been to be a member during those VERY slow times. So many questions and comments about the Kindle with no one to turn to. It could be the next movie of the week!  :)

Seriously this shows alot about the original members dedication and strength to keep this going so strong. I had no idea there were entire months that NO ONE posted.
 

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koolmnbv said:
Seriously this shows alot about the original members dedication and strength to keep this going so strong. I had no idea there were entire months that NO ONE posted.
And when I first joined (in April 08), I don't think any of the members had a Kindle. I had ordered one and was waiting for it to be shipped. Harvey didn't have one and his daughter didn't have one and I don't think any of the other folks had one either. It was a little odd.

You should look at the list of members, Kool. I always chuckle at member 18, Viagraman...

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Harvey obviously had some kind of premonition. . . . . . . .
 

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I just wish I had gotten here sooner, I had my kindle in June and kept going to that other place, cutting and pasting to have the info I needed for my kindle, etc., finally paid attention to Leslie in November - have not looked back since then.
 
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