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TUGBBS forum breaks 100,000 users!

NiteMaire

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TUGBrian

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and broke 91k last night!
 

breezez

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Wyndham 406K
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Hyatt Pinon Pointe
Hyatt Coconut Plantation
Brian,

Brian out of 91K users how many are active, i.e post at least once a week?

Just curious, I see new people asking questions, but most answers come from a much smaller group of people.

Anyway, thanks for the service I have learned a lot from it and have also enjoyed paying it forward to others when I can.
 

Panina

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Brian,

Brian out of 91K users how many are active, i.e post at least once a week?

Just curious, I see new people asking questions, but most answers come from a much smaller group of people.

Anyway, thanks for the service I have learned a lot from it and have also enjoyed paying it forward to others when I can.
Probably there are many lookers who observe and learn but just aren’t participating in the dialogue. Every time I look there are many people logged on.
 

pedro47

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The new Tug goal for 2018 should be to hit 91,100 by December 31, 2018.
 

TUGBrian

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Brian,

Brian out of 91K users how many are active, i.e post at least once a week?

Just curious, I see new people asking questions, but most answers come from a much smaller group of people.

Anyway, thanks for the service I have learned a lot from it and have also enjoyed paying it forward to others when I can.
clicking on the "members" list at the top will give you a list of members and post counts if it helps!

i usually base activity on the little box at the right on the homepage of the forum that shows current logged in users and guests (ie active browsers that are on the site).

on average its 600 - 900 or so (much higher on newsletter days)
 

TUGBrian

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And just this week we broke 92,000!

as we enter the "slow" season for TUG which are the last 3 months of the year oct/nov/dec!

Still amazing that so many owners continue to find TUG when searching for help with their Timeshares!
 

TUGBrian

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we should easily hit 93k by january!
 

CalGalTraveler

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Congrats @TUGBrian Tug is the best way to educate timeshare buyers, avoid scams and build credibility that expands the resale market and enables owners to exit without losing their shirt. I've learned a lot!
 

Kel

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Congrats and thanks Brian! I found and joined TUG in 1997. We bought our Marriott Desert Springs II in 1996. TUG members showed me how to make the most of our timeshare. The only mistake we made was buying direct from Marriott. And, we are still ahead of the game. We are still happy with our purchase and of all of the trips we’ve taken. I don’t think we would have done as much traveling if we hadn’t bought a timeshare. Happy Travels!
 

TUGBrian

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Broke 93,000 early this morning! great start to the new year!
 

Steve Fatula

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100k here we come, this year.
 

pedro47

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I feel the projective goal for the end of June 30, 2019 should be around 95,500.
 
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TUGBrian

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keep liking and sharing our posts on facebook and or liking/retweeting them on twitter! plenty of other owners out there who havent yet found TUG!

Or just keep posting great threads!

the bulk of people who find the forums do so when googling a subject and finding a thread on the forums pop up with the answer!
 

Sandy VDH

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im not sure even the wayback machine goes back that far, as we are talking about literally the beginning of the internet.

heres as far back as it goes....to 97

https://web.archive.org/web/19970418042151/http://www.timeshare-users-group.com/tugbbs/gentopics.html
This dates back to my joining in the fall of 1997. Fern was the organizer of the first TUGgers Cruise we got together back in 2005, I was the agent for it. Fern has passed, but I still get a FB reminder for her birthday. Kathy Q who was in the original cruise group, then eventually became an agent working for me as also has passed.

This nostalgic thread has reminded me of those we have lost along the way.
 

TUGBrian

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Just noticed we hit 94,000 this evening!
 
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