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Posted by flasaltine

@MB said:

If anyone is interested in what your user number is, ask me. They are issued chronologically.

Mine is 334.

Does that mean you were the 334th person to sign up when the site launched? What am I?

Posted by NathHaw

@Flacracker said:

@MB said:

If anyone is interested in what your user number is, ask me. They are issued chronologically.

Mine is 334.

Does that mean you were the 334th person to sign up when the site launched? What am I?

17,339. Read this thread to learn how to check.

Posted by flasaltine

@nrh79 said:

@Flacracker said:

@MB said:

If anyone is interested in what your user number is, ask me. They are issued chronologically.

Mine is 334.

Does that mean you were the 334th person to sign up when the site launched? What am I?

17,339. Read this thread to learn how to check.

Hmm. I think I remember being too lazy to sign up when the site first launched and didn't really come back to it till 2009.

Posted by MattyFTM

I'm user 1099. I thought I'd be lower since I registered within like half an hour of the site launch. I guess a lot of people registered very quickly on launch day.

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Edited by NathHaw

@MattyFTM said:

I'm user 1099. I thought I'd be lower since I registered within like half an hour of the site launch. I guess a lot of people registered very quickly on launch day.

I would check it periodically that day while I was sitting at the computer. I kinda thought I would be a lower number too. As soon as I saw it was up, I registered. I do remember that I didn't get my first pick and was caught off gaurd by that, because I thought like "somebody's already got that?"

In fact, I just checked that user name I'm talking about which has no followers and was probably barely ever used.... It's number 498.

Edited by Pazy

I want to see what number I am now too.

EDIT: I appear to be 8041. I was hoping to be lower but I expect a lot of people were there on the first day.

Posted by AssInAss

That's still quite a sizable community we have here.

Posted by FreakAche

Yeah, but how many of those accounts are just sonic_hedgehog?

Edited by Brackynews

@TrashMustache: As context, the Penny Arcade forums (have) boast(ed) of being the largest registered user forum on the internet. This was definitely before Reddit was a thing, but PA has a stronger gaming-specific focus. At this timestamp there are 719 people online, the largest post count forum has 6.3 Million posts, and the largest thread count forum has 24,700 threads. 16 users have a 10th anniversary badge.

Earlier this year, Playfire.com hit a million registered users. For wiki junkies like me the best site comparison is MobyGames, but I don't know enough about their user data to comment. For sheer userbase I believe GameTrailers has been in the Top 3 for a long time, used to be a lot of videos got up to 1,000 comments in the first couple days... and they had that god awful comment system for years. But they too, like most gaming sites, have been copying features off Giant Bomb the whole time. :) Quests, the QL format, Whiskey and Jeff have pioneered or popularised a lot.

A year or two ago when GB was having achievement feed troubles again, someone got on the defensive, suggesting it was a technology issue with the size of GB's userbase being "larger than other gaming sites doing it" to paraphrase. I shut them down pretty hard (probably too hard, and apologised) by citing TrueAchievements.com's user numbers and uptime. Suffice to say, it wasn't a contest.

Seen a lot of growth in the past year, to the point where some veteran users are falling off the map. Feels different these days, a lot of vets here were vets from GameSpot/System Wars, etc. So those are the big circles I'm aware of. Also, #7666.

Posted by eunao2

Number: 5458

Joined: 07/21/2008

Been here since the beginning

Posted by flasaltine

@eunao2 said:

Number: 5458

Joined: 07/21/2008

Been here since the beginning

How can you tell what day you joined?

Edited by Brackynews

@Flacracker: If you kept the confirmation e-mail, you'll know. Here's my beta invitation. Which is also a good reminder of the wiki stats done by staff and interns, before we fucked it all up. ;)

And here's the launch Bombcast. Still gold. Good reason that Goomba is the graphic. ;)

Posted by Dick_Mohawk

@Binman88: Cool. Thanks Binman.

Posted by dogbox

@MB: Man, that's so cool! What number am I?

Posted by Demoskinos
@Voxel

Don't forget that Giant Bomb attracts a lot of spam accounts for whatever reason.

And about half of those is that sonic fellow who has it out for Jeff.
Posted by Baillie

Please read the replies first, next time! :P You're 13677.

Posted by ProfessorEss

@Flacracker: Click the "Read more about me" link on the left of your profile page under your "picture of you". It'll appear in a panel just underneath where you clicked that link.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

4527 bitches

Posted by eunao2

@Flacracker: You can go here: http://www.giantbomb.com/users/? and browse for your username

Edited by Milkman

4705. Day 1.

Posted by Hailinel

@Demoskinos said:

@Voxel

Don't forget that Giant Bomb attracts a lot of spam accounts for whatever reason.

And about half of those is that sonic fellow who has it out for Jeff.

Only half? :P

Posted by Dalai

So I'm Giant Bomb user #1951. Neat?

Posted by Matthew

@MattyFTM said:

I'm user 1099. I thought I'd be lower since I registered within like half an hour of the site launch. I guess a lot of people registered very quickly on launch day.

I suppose so. I'm user #96

Posted by shinboy630

This is all leading to the greatest question of all, who is #1? I assume it's a staff member, but it would still be cool to know.

Posted by Demoskinos

@Hailinel said:

@Demoskinos said:

@Voxel

Don't forget that Giant Bomb attracts a lot of spam accounts for whatever reason.

And about half of those is that sonic fellow who has it out for Jeff.

Only half? :P

Okay...okay... 7/8ths. The other 1/8th is trying to sell us sexy womens clothes.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

User number... 4185. I registered the day after the site launched.

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Posted by Alpha1

Number :1173

Posted by Subject2Change

I ran a site dedicated to Counter-Strike Skill Movies back in the early 2000s with 400,000 members. Not all were active by any means, as well as there were tons that never registered for it. If that puts it into perspective for you. It was an insanely popular site throughout the global community however.

Posted by flasaltine

I want to know how many subscribers there are.

Edited by Mikemcn

I miss screened, well, mostly i miss matt rorie.

Edited by MikkaQ

I'm 18285 and have been a member since August 25th 2008, so not too long after they got started. But I wasn't active till a year after since I was busy adminning a doomed forum.

Wow it's crazy to think Giantbomb has been around since I was in grade 11. It's like I'm a whole different person.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

I'm User 1876.

I registered launch day of the site.