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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:49 pm 
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I was wondering if anybody still bothers checking out threads like the classics and covers thread and if there was any point in continuing to post there. So, I started to jot down the number of views on each of these threads. Bit surprised to find the classics thread often has 250 - 300 hits in a 24 hour period. Between posting yesterday's (She Can Rock by Little Ike) at 4.10pm and today's (I Can't Let Go by Evie Sands), there had been just over 400 hits. This seems to be specific to the classics thread; the covers thread managed about 60 in the same period.
Who are all these people, or is there so little to do on Kev's island that he is clicking several hundred times a day? What's going on and why don't any of the people visiting the thread post something there?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:41 pm 
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I check both threads most days - rarely more than once though so it's not me...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:07 pm 
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I visit both on an irregular basis - bit like these forums in general at the mo'.

The forums are linked on the main site's home page so there could be follow ons from there and possibly from facebook.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:52 am 
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Occasionally.

Mainly check the new band thread when time is short.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:12 pm 
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I tend to click on the Classics thread when I see the last poster wasn't milchy so I can listen to something other than post punk or garage... ;) ;) ;)

*cue milchy with some dubious stats that prove only 93% of his last 32 posts were post punk or garage*

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:54 am 
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I was more curious who the people who don't post on the forum but do click on this particular thread are.

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*cue milchy with some dubious stats that prove only 93% of his last 32 posts were post punk or garage*

Know I shouldn't to rise to your bait, but, last 32 of my classic posts included rockabilly, ska, doo-wop, psychedelia, 60s girl singers, soul, yé yé, reggae, pre-punk, post punk, electroclash, black rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, surf instumetals and, yes, garage, both 60s and modern and covered a span of seven decades.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:43 am 
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milchman wrote:
I was more curious who the people who don't post on the forum but do click on this particular thread are.

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*cue milchy with some dubious stats that prove only 93% of his last 32 posts were post punk or garage*

Know I shouldn't to rise to your bait, but, last 32 of my classic posts included rockabilly, ska, doo-wop, psychedelia, 60s girl singers, soul, yé yé, reggae, pre-punk, post punk, electroclash, black rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, surf instumetals and, yes, garage, both 60s and modern and covered a span of seven decades.


:D

I genuinely laughed out loud. Not an evil cackle, just a guffaw. ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:10 pm 
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I click in the Classics thread a lot but contribute nothing. It's just take take take with me :-)
I like reading other peoples' choices and then checking them out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:31 pm 
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That's five people accounted for; only another 395 to go!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:09 pm 
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milchman wrote:
That's five people accounted for; only another 395 to go!


The rest are all bots. No one reads forums anymore.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Trev wrote:
milchman wrote:
That's five people accounted for; only another 395 to go!

The rest are all bots. No one reads forums anymore.

That was my first thought, but doesn't explain why this particular thread gets so many more views than any other. I don't think this has always been the case, there seems to have been a steep, quite recent increase.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:36 pm 
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I would imagine the fact that there are thousands of links to Youtube in the classics thread probably plays a part in relation to bots etc.

Youtube gathers lots of stats due to advertising about where views have come from and so on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:35 am 
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He Who Hears Horses wrote:
I would imagine the fact that there are thousands of links to Youtube in the classics thread probably plays a part in relation to bots etc.

Youtube gathers lots of stats due to advertising about where views have come from and so on.

That would make sense.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:00 am 
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So in answer to your original question: 5 forum regulars bother with it, and that's about all!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:34 pm 
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KevW wrote:
So in answer to your original question: 5 forum regulars bother with it, and that's about all!

So, as I originally suspected, not much point in posting!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:07 pm 
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milchman wrote:
last 32 of my classic posts included rockabilly, ska, doo-wop, psychedelia, 60s girl singers, soul, yé yé, reggae, pre-punk, post punk, electroclash, black rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, surf instumetals and, yes, garage, both 60s and modern and covered a span of seven decades.


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