This morning I posted a brief tally of new posts over at the trainwreck that’s known as Chowhound. Here’s my OP:
Since the “Change”, it’s been obvious traffic has slowed to a crawl. Management isn’t sharing, so I’ve decided to track posts on select boards on my own. I’m trying to track “total posts” as reported by CH on the following boards:
Home Cooking (+12)
Not About Food (-1 WTF?)
Beer, Etc. (0)
Food Media (0)
Site Feedback (+49)
For the last 24 hours, there have been the number of posts shown in parentheses–67 TOTAL. And 73% of new posts have been on Site Feedback.
The OP was pulled down, and this is what I got from Marssy:
We’re sorry, but we have removed your post since keeping up with the numbers in a manual way will lead to inaccurate data and would confuse our readers.
We really understand that you do not like the new design and that you are upset, but your constant negative behavior and purposely misuse of the tag structure, e.g. adding the spatula tag to your posts, is leading to extra administrative work that we cannot longer afford.
We kindly ask you to continue participating on Chowhound in a constructive manner.
Thanks for your understanding,
So I’ll keep tracking for awhile, but it’s pretty interesting that Marssy says about their own numbers will “confuse” readers.
For anyone who wants to count/play along, the totals, starting yesterday at 9AM PST were:
Home Cooking 78,274
Not About Food 6,378
Beer, Etc. 1,575
Food Media 11,350
Site Feedback 8,249