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  • Richard Millington is the founder of FeverBee, a community consultancy and Professional Community Management course. Richard's clients have included the United Nations, The Global Fund, Novartis, Oracle, OECD, BAE Systems, AMD and several youth & entertainment brands. Richard is also the the author of the Online Community Manifesto.

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Hi Richard -

Do you have an intuitive sense of how this number varies with respect to time -- 20 minutes suggests essentially synchronous interaction to me, whereas most communities are more asynchronous in nature. But it could be that this is just a limit to how much information someone is willing to deal with in one go. So, it might be the case that your average user will only process 20-40 messages (posts, responses) in a session. So if people usually sign on once a day, then you might want to try and make sure that you never end up with more than 20- 40 posts per day per forum.

Anyhow, would love to get a little bit more of what your own experience suggests on this front.

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