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Re: Was I helpful Yes No Thumbs
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2008, 09:38:04 am »
That's because of all of the posts about the forum! :)

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Re: Was I helpful Yes No Thumbs
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2008, 09:56:54 am »
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But the recent hits we've taken in participation concern me.
The forum usage statistics suggest the reverse: before the upgrade, averaging 32 posts per day; since the upgrade, averaging 48 posts per day. That is a significant increase.
Well, that could bear your points out well.

It could also be related to all the other reasons for upgrading YABB. These include easing the SPAM issue, better searches, whatever.

Also, remember that the Bugs and Issues section was added. Though to be fair I doubt that section would account for the addition in posts.

So, we're back to the 'intimidation' point.

As I've said earlier, make of it what you will.
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Re: Was I helpful Yes No Thumbs
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2008, 10:20:09 am »
One might also factor in the recent beta in the traffic volumes.

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Re: Was I helpful Yes No Thumbs
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2008, 12:55:26 pm »
Yes, that's part of what I was thinking, but you've clarified things nicely.

I still think Sparx' position has merit. And old Hank 5's point is valid here. This may be a users' forum, but it is Sparx' forum too. They have been exquisitely careful to let ideas evolve in the clear light of day. That alone makes this one of the prime discussion venues.

We kind of have to separate these things. Of course, how we define "separate" has an effect too. We may be in danger of losing one of the great strengths of this forum.

But again, this is my opinion only. I must stress something I learned as a child: I could be wrong.

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Re: Was I helpful Yes No Thumbs
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2008, 08:00:12 pm »
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But the recent hits we've taken in participation concern me.
The forum usage statistics suggest the reverse: before the upgrade, averaging 32 posts per day; since the upgrade, averaging 48 posts per day. That is a significant increase.
If you count it as success that bruce has left the boat, you're right. One other reason for more posts: more bugs. Most of the posts deal with EAUI. I'm not so sure you've done yourself a favour with the introduction of this new board.