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Self-Storage Talk Eclipses 4,000 Members


Self-Storage Talk, the self-storage industry's largest online community, registered its 4,000th member Friday, Feb. 4, a significant milestone in the site's growth.

SST surpassed 3,000 members on May 3, 2010, meaning the site added 1,000 new members in the past nine months, or an average of nearly four per day.

In a guessing contest among posters, member Hogan was closest to predicting the day and time when the forum would exceed 4,000 members. Hogan guessed Feb. 5.

"I'm very enthused about the participation level on Self-Storage Talk and that so many SST members have referred their friends and coworkers to join," said John Carlisle, community manager for the forum. "Members spreading the word is No. 1 reason the site continues to thrive."

SST members include self-storage managers, operators, owners, investors, developers and suppliers. Members discuss a diverse range of topics, from day-to-day management challenges to legal issues to construction-related questions. SST also includes state-specific forums, in which members can communicate about issues and developments within their local areas.

Live and growing since January 2008, Self-Storage Talk is the official forum of Inside Self-Storage, a dynamic services company that provides publications, events and educational resources for the self-storage industry. In addition to more than 4,000 registered members, SST has approximately 4,015 discussion threads and 35,170 posts in 23 different topical subforums. Registration is completely free and can be done at

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