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Whence the recent new traffic?

 
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Jim Cooley



Joined: 09 Oct 2008
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Location: Seattle

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Whence the recent new traffic? Reply with quote

Michael,

Traffic here seems to have picked up quite a bit over the last week or so. Do you have any idea where it's coming from?

Just curious.

Jim
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Michael Chu



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Location: Austin, TX (USA)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't actually get a real increase in traffic over the last week. There was a slight bump from reddit, but mostly the traffic levels are the same. What has changed is that people are posting more. Generally, when activity pops up like this (especially with people making only one comment per account), I'm concerned of a forthcoming spammer attack. So far, it seems everyone who commented is legit - so maybe the type of people finding Cooking For Engineers in the last week or so have been more eager to post than previous users.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the number of stupid and useless replies by "guests" or posters with a single comment has increased dramatically. I don't know if you see it, but when I log in each morning I certainly do.

Signal to noise ratio is going WAY down!

I'd hate to be in your shoes because I wouldn't know how to combat it.

Perhaps a probationary account requiring 3 or more posts within a month or two lest the account be deleted?
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I see them. We've been deleting messages and banning users quite a bit lately.

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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you back in the Bay Area? I thought you moved to Texas some time back.

Best of luck with the moderation.
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, just never remembered to change my profile. I'm in Austin.

There are so many new users that we're "watching" that it's starting to get a little overwhelming. Spammers have taken to posting some stupid comment and then coming back to edit them adding links. But, until the links are added, I don't want to delete the comment or ban the user.
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Honeygator



Joined: 07 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:44 am    Post subject: I am a new useer Reply with quote

I am a new user and I love this site. I don't know how much traffic I will contribute, I love the idea of test kitchen cuisine. America's Test Kitchen costs money, but I do take the magazine, and I'm a big fan of Shirley Corriher.
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CGoucher



Joined: 28 Dec 2011
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Location: Digby, Nova Scotia

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found this site today. I've enjoyed reading it and will continue to come back. Sometimes I'll post, sometimes I won't. It's all gonna depend on my mood at the time. Wink
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emmamegan1983



Joined: 29 Dec 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am newbie here. Thanks guy for sharing.
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Ronaple



Joined: 16 Apr 2017
Posts: 25
Location: Black Hills of SD

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 'new traffic'. Smile
Noticed the site doesn't get much. Nowadays, so much has moved to the social media stuff. Websites aren't very popular. I've been online with computers since before there was an internet. I just don't swallow the social media sites much. Do on twitter to listen to Trump's Administration.

Anyway... I don't mind. Came here because I'm wanting to learn better cooking. Tired of my warming things up. Steak, chicken, eggs. All just heated up in a frying pan. Would like to actually learn to cook. Make stuff that tastes good.

Although I wasn't an engineer. Very close. About the highest a blue collar worker could get in electricity. Worked under some great engineers. Doing testing for them.

Just picked up some 'gadgets'. Will post on them.
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