There are many different kinds of users.
This প্রবন্ধ was last updated on 25 October 2007, and was inspired দ্বারা Temptasia's প্রবন্ধ link
In addition to the categories of user that Temptasia mentioned, I think that there are multiple "levels" of অনুরাগী in a given spot
(these are generalities and not meant to be an analysis of any particular user). I myself fit each of these categories in different spots, and I think that that might apply to others on the site, too. When I'm in a spot, I tend to think everyone else has the same level of enthusiasm/invovlement that I do, and I don't think that's realistic. Here's my quick break-down:
* the wild fan
: this person submits the majority of the content for a spot, posting multiple লিঙ্ক daily. This person is obsessed with sharing what he/she knows concerning the spot topic, অথবা at least with posting material related to the spot topic. When আপনি see an update to a spot in your "My Updates" section of your পরিলেখ page, this is the first person আপনি think it might be, even before clicking on the link. Often this results in that person not interacting very much with others' material: not commenting অথবা rating very much, because they're so busy uploading আরো links!
Committed অনুরাগী post and review in equal amounts.
* the committed fan
: this person uploads some content but is also quite involved in commenting/rating others' content, usually checking the spot daily for updates/responses. He/she will jump eagerly at any new update listed in the "My Updates" section, rating quickly and adding মতামত (even if it's just a "cool" অথবা "I didn't like that"), and often participates heavily in various threads of that spot's forum.
Casual অনুরাগী observe...occasionally.
* the casual fan
: this person saw some link (an image, a ফোরাম thread, a featured spot link, a video link) to particular spot and ব্যক্ত "Oh, hey, I'm kinda interested in that" and added him/herself as a fan. The person will occasionally visit the spot, then only sometimes মতামত content, but only has mild interest in the spot's topic and so doesn't feel compelled to rate and/or comment.
Like I said, most people that I've seen are different user "levels" in different spots. For me, I'm a wild অনুরাগী in the link
, a committed অনুরাগী in the link
, and a casual অনুরাগী in the link
(as well as many others).
Similarly, there are different types
of user behavior. This is আরো along the lines of Temptasia's article, because the types apply to users in general, rather than অনুরাগী of a particular spot, but rather than talking about how much they use the site - her প্রবন্ধ covered that - these types are some of the different ways I've observed how
users use Fanpop.
Global users are all over the place.
* the global users
: these people are casual অনুরাগী of many, many spots. They view a lot of content and spend most of the time looking at the "recent updates" in their profiles, just browsing new stuff in those spots. When they aren't doing that, they're browsing the site at random, looking for new spots to join.
These care for just a few spots...a LOT.
* the focussed users
: these people are অনুরাগী of very few spots, but tend to be committed অথবা wild অনুরাগী in each of them. These people may have created one অথবা two of those spots, and will volubly and frequently wonder why no one else is contributing to them.
OK, I've been there...why go back?
* the pioneer users
: these people is constantly figuring out new spots that haven't yet been created, and then creates them. They do little আরো than plant the flag for কুইন and country (and hopefully create a banner and logo) before moving on to the পরবর্তি new spot, however.
My contributions benefit everyone.
* the philanthropist users
: these people are অনুরাগী not just of certain topics, but also of the ফ্যানপপ user interface, and spend their time adding content to যেভাবে খুশী spots as their fancy takes them, knowing that any contribution to a spot is a benefit to that spot.
WIthout Fanpop, I'd never talk to cousin Edna.
* the family users
: these people joined ফ্যানপপ not particularly to যোগদান any existing spots, but instead to keep in touch with family members who are using the site. They tend to be অনুরাগী of and/or create spots dedicated to a particular user, where they can share ছবি and video of their family with other বন্ধু and family members.
You may not see me, but I'm here...
* the lurking users
: The primary consumers of the content on Fanpop, these users যোগদান the site not to be able to rate links, post মতামত অথবা even select picks from questions. Instead they যোগদান simply to create a তালিকা of spots for which they are fans. They then follow all the নবীকৃত তথ্য for those spots assiduously, পাঠ করা every article, viewing every image, watching every video.
Now this is in no way meant to be an exhaustive তালিকা of the different ways people interact with Fanpop, merely some of the আরো common behaviors I've seen in users since I started in June 2006. People are, of course, much আরো complicated than simple labels like these, and often will exhibit different behaviors depending on the দিন of the week (schedule), mood, time of day, and level of inspiration. Some times, I suspect, we all want to just consume (view, watch, read, play) what others have posted, because constant posting (particularly for wild users) can get to seeming like...well, work
. So these behaviors ebb and flow, and aren't meant to be applied as a permanent tag on someone: "That guy's just a family user" অথবা "She's really just a focussed user on this spot", but rather behaviors that folks demonstrate from time to time. There are likely others, too, which আপনি have observed and I haven't. If so, I'd be interested in পাঠ করা about them in the comments, below.