User surge at 3:07AM?

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cruzbay
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User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by cruzbay » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 am

Saw this today and it seems curious that the highest user count was in the middle of the night on a Saturday. Any ideas why or is there usually a large audience burning the oil at 3AM Saturdays? Real users or bots?

"In total there are 903 users online :: 82 registered, 14 hidden and 807 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 3350 on Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:07 am"

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Re: User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by mmcmonster » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:11 am

That would be Saturday mornings ~ 9am in England. Maybe they're reading the forum with their morning tea and biscuit? :D

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Re: User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by Nicolas » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:19 am

Yes, very curious. But what time zone is being reported, your own or GMT? If GMT that’s 9pm Friday night on the east coast.
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Re: User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by jminv » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:28 am

The middle of the night on Saturday for Americans is waking hours in Europe and Asia. There are a lot of users and lurkers in these regions (a lot more lurkers than users I think). I live in Europe and am temporarily in Asia so I was one of the users. Plus some Americans who can't sleep.

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Re: User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by cruzbay » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:22 pm

You all are so smart! I never thought of the time zone/international audience. Very nice. My curiosity is cured.

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Re: User surge at 3:07AM?

Post by LadyGeek » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:42 am

Those with a sharp eye may have noticed an increase in contributions from our European wiki editors.

The latest is here: Investing from Ireland (in progress)

We use the same software as Wikipedia. Editing activity can be found in the left-side menu under Recent changes (desktop view only).
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