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    2006 K1200GT, 1986 K100 merrittgene's Avatar
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    Exclamation Posting notification caveat

    With the Forum software upgrade we gained the feature of having the text of new posts emailed to us, instead of just the "a new posting exists" message. While I think I like the feature, I've noticed that it has changed how I use the Forum.

    In the past, I usually went to the Forum every time I received a notifcation, and I would usually hang out, read a few posts, and maybe even submit a post. (i.e. Lay's potato chips..."Betcha can't eat just one.")

    Now, I find myself reading the post email, and usually deciding to visit the Forum at a later time.

    Maybe it's just me, but does it seem like there are fewer posts recently?. Maybe there's a posts/day graph that would correlate this?
    Gene Merritt - Ames, IA - BMWMOA#111610 - IBA#21886 - Rounder #26 - Webmeister, Bahnsturmers
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    I looked at the Statistics in the Admin panel and we're seeing anywhere between a low of 120 posts to 220 new posts a day.

    I don't have statistics on the old forum software anymore, but the last time I looked there (around September) we were usually about 100 to 150 posts a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrittgene
    With the Forum software upgrade we gained the feature of having the text of new posts emailed to us, instead of just the "a new posting exists" message. While I think I like the feature, I've noticed that it has changed how I use the Forum.

    In the past, I usually went to the Forum every time I received a notifcation, and I would usually hang out, read a few posts, and maybe even submit a post. (i.e. Lay's potato chips..."Betcha can't eat just one.")

    Now, I find myself reading the post email, and usually deciding to visit the Forum at a later time.

    Maybe it's just me, but does it seem like there are fewer posts recently?. Maybe there's a posts/day graph that would correlate this?
    I haven't looked at the stats, but it seems all the Internet forums and email lists I'm on have been slower the last week plus. I think it's the weather changing in some locals (last minute outdoor stuff) plus the holidays - prep for and shopping after Thanksgiving.
    Greg Feeler
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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    I can anectdotally tell you that the net was dead on Thursday and Friday. I am looking at the list servers I am on and the forums I am on. I went from averaging 100 e-mails a day to barely 20 per day for those two days.
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