HughieP wrote: .... Am I wrong to suggest that there has been a noticeable slowing in the forums since the change?
The original "Friends
" thread started in April 2010 and this "Slowing
" thread started in January 2012. Over that time I have been extracting the usage statistics approximately every six months (or so
). If anyone was keen enough to go back through the threads they could use that data to chart a graph showing usage over time. My instinct is that we have been bumping along on the bottom now for about 12-18 months.
I didn't record any measurements in July so I don't know whether or not there has been a noticeable variation (up or down
) since then. The last extract was on 2th May 2017 when Total Posts were 671,016 and members were 4581. As at today (15 Sept 2017
) the Total posts are 672,707 & members = 4603. That's 15 PPD and 5 new members per month. By contrast, the BN Facebook page has 23,244 Followers and 224 visits so far today.
My original 2012 intention in starting the thread was to figure out why the Forums were slowing and to see if we could take action to overcome those reasons thus keeping the Forums alive, active & interesting. Alas, the Forums have been retrenched into history by the mass of mobile phones on Facebook and we have fought a losing battle. All we can do now is just keep posting until one day we wake up and the Forums just aren't there anymore.