02 November 2011

BibleSupport.com: 6007 and counting

On 13 June 2011, BibleSupport.com setup services. Today  (2 November 2011) has 6012 members.  (Five people signed up between the time I started writing this point, and published it.)

By way of comparison, eSword@yahoogroups.com, the largest email support list for e-Sword, took six or seven years to reach 6,000 subscribers.  Currently, it (esword@yahoogroups.com) has 7,377 subscribers.

I have mislaid my data for e-Sword-users.org. My recollection is that took more than a year to reach the 6,000 member mark.

Whilst the news announcement Growth in September ( http://www.biblesupport.com/page/e-sword-modules-message-board.html/_/news/growth-in-september-r36 ) is now two months old, it shows how their bandwidth usage has grown.  The current tagline proclaims "6,012 members downloaded 226,988 resources."


Pulpit Commentary (all 66 books) for e-Sword has been downloaded 4,988 times.
  • If you upload three resources, you'lll have a place in the top twenty file submitters.
  • If you upload one hundred resources, you'll have a place in the top five file submitters.
  • To have a place in the top twenty file downloaders, you'll have to download 1,400 files.
  • To have a place in the top five file downloaders, you'll have to download  every e-Sword resource that BIbleSupport.com offers.
Things that BibleSupport did right, and e-Sword-users did wrong:
  • Make it easy for users to submit resources;
  • Make it easy for users to download resources;
  • Run a bot that scours the Internet looking for e-Sword resources;

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