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Surprising IE Stats

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kier, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I just had a look at Google Analytics for XenForo.com over the past month to see what browser shares we are getting, and I was shocked at the low percentage of Internet Explorer visits we get. I suppose it's to be expected, as most of the visitors here are fairly technically proficient people who understand the benefits of modern browsers?

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    Still, to see IE being virtually matched by Safari was totally unexpected.
     
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  2. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Frankly i stopped using IE from 2006 :p I do use it once in a while to test my site issues only.
     
  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    In a perfect world it would read 0%
     
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  4. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I mostly use Chrome and despise FireFox and IE.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    Actually, based on the user base here, I am surprised that it is that high. Must have been people just testing IE [​IMG]
     
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  6. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member


    My thoughts exactly...what is with you 8.7% of lamers.. get off that dud browser! :p

    My sites being admin resource or Tech user sites have always had a very low % of IE users, but that is really low, very good to see :D
     
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  7. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Browser bullies! :p Or maybe the right words is, snobs. Well either way -- :p
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's great to see.

    I am sick of using css hacks for IE and in some cases, conditionals to actually exclude content just so IE can load the rest of the page.

    Code:
    <!--[if !IE]><!-->
    Content which IE users can't see.
    <!--<![endif]-->
     
  9. Mark3121

    Mark3121 Well-Known Member

    I dont mind crome but the css text shadow thing really annoys me.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I suspect that as Xenforo goes Stable, the percentage of IE users is likely to increase.
    Will be interesting to see that graph in 6 months.

    Well, it's hard to say.
    Maybe if you are nerdy enough to want a web forum, you are probably not using IE already !
     
  11. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I always used IE... because I thought FF was awful...

    But since Chrome has become stable, I have moved over to that.
     
  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    What in particular about it?


    I'm surprised that there are that many Chrome users. [​IMG]
     
  13. Mattie Num Nums

    Mattie Num Nums Active Member

    Im surprised at the Opera use!
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    My assumption for the high IE count (just a guess mind) is that a lot of testing/reports are made by developers that test across the spectrum of browsers which might explain the high IE usage. That's my theory anyway.

    Edit: In a way this is actually a good thing in an odd kind of way.
     
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  15. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    The results are almost the same as my forum... except since mine is a gaming forum, I have a lot of hits on:
     
  16. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    I haven't used IE for a while. Not sure if others experience the same but IE 8 and 9 both crash for me very often. Chrome has quirks but is faster and smoother. Firefox is generally good but has an issue with a memory leak. Not sure if it's plugins but that happens too often. Safari... I don't use Mac products, lol, although I did buy a MacBook for testing purposes...
     
  17. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    i stopped using IE in 2006 and since then i am recommending firefox to all of my friends and of course chrome

    I am sure a higher percentage of the internet visitor uses IE in the world
     
  18. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Active Member

    Actually, Firefox is becoming more common among the average user. At least around me anyway. Almost all of my friends use either Firefox or Opera, and I get calls from them to "fix their internet" on almost a daily basis. Lol.

    Minor note, 100 posts messgaes.
     
  19. Pepelac

    Pepelac Well-Known Member

    I think, that the absolutely majority of the Opera users are Russian users...
    Nice to see Crome on the second position [​IMG]
     
  20. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    I suspect that's the reason. Anyone who runs a forum by the definition is more technically savvy than the average users of our forums, obviously this depends on the forum subject matter, but I know from my motoring specific forum, we get a totally different visitor profile, with a higher IE share.
     

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