Echo readers

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 02-13-93 (23:30)             Number: 226
From: ROB MCKEE                    Refer#: NONE
  To: ERIC B. FORD                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Echo readers                   Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Hello Eric!
   You wrote in a message to Victor Yiu:

 > Just -how- many people read this echo on a regular basis?
 > 100?  200?  How far does it spread?

 > I've been wondering about this question for a long time...

 EBF> Well, How about this.  Con somebody into saving a months
 EBF> worth of messages, and then check them.  Then make a program
 EBF> to have it count the number of different authors,
 EBF> recipients, origin lines, etc.

I'll post a message in a month and tell you:

 If Days - DaysOldOfOldestMessageIHave("Msg\Quik_Bas.sqd") = 0 then
    DoTheSquishCount  "Msg\Quik_Bas.Sqd", CountOfAuthors%,
CountOfSubject%,_ CountOfSystem%
    Open "Ttl_Qbas.TXT" for output as 1
       PRINT #1, "For the Preceding";days;"there were:
       PRINT #1, "Count Of Authors :"; CountOfAuthors%
       PRINT #1, "Count Of Subject :"; CountOfSubject%
       PRINT #1, "Count Of Systems :"; CountOfSystems%
    Close 1
    Shell"SQSET  msg\Quik_bas.sqd 1024 0 10"
    Shell"SQpack msg\Quik_bas.sqd"
    Shell"SQSET  msg\Quik_bas.sqd 0 0 40"
 End If

Is the Program I'll run instead of calling my Msgs.bat
directly..  Since I have already written a working Squish
Message base reader..  Piece of Cake..  Plus I have the HD
space currently...  Although I won't be doing much .Bas
work for the next month...  I _have_ to learn TP60!
Argghhh...  Such is a Paycheck...

 Catcha Later , I'll see you on the flip side - Rob

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