Mudcat Café message #3496612 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150130   Message #3496612
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Mar-13 - 02:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Are fewer people posting?
Subject: RE: BS: Are fewer people posting?
Let's see if I can get this table to post. I recorded the number of the last message from March 1 of every year, and from that I subtracted the number of the last message of the previous year. That should give us a year-end total number of messages for every year. Here goes:
Yes, it does look like a drop in the year ending 1 March 2013. Up until then, the number was over 200,000 for twelve years. Dropping to 169,000 certainly isn't the end of the world, but it's a significant drop. Of course, it could be that we have a lower number of messages because Max has instituted better Spam controls. We used to have huge numbers of Spam messages every day, and I don't see as much any more.