Daily Podcast: Welcome!

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

TTAC has finally broken through the 600k unique visitors per month barrier again (606,569 as of today). Our page views are also looking healthy: 2,018,749 per month. And visitors are spending an average of 4:58 hereabouts. This is a most gratifying result– especially after the huge dip incurred during our most recent site instability issues (a.k.a. daily crashes). My thanks to the technical team for sorting that shit out, and, of course, to TTAC's ME and writers for slogging away through thick and thin. With a bit of luck and the wind in the right direction, we'll keep building from here. (We might even have a photo gallery before Christmas.) At the moment, we're still ironing-out a few kinks. Your patience is most appreciated. And it may be required again; the prospect of our switch to the new WordPress platform leaves me as nervous as a Gloucester teen during her first pregnancy test. High five! Anyway, we've had a nice, slow, steady growth of new registrations lately. So I want to welcome the newbies to TTAC. You couldn't have come at a better time (said the actress to the Bishop). It's gonna be a wild time in the industry for the forseable future. I'm honored to share it with you. Thanks.

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  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Jun 26, 2008
    nervous as a Gloucester teen during her first pregnancy test Wait, is that a South Jersey reference to the place we used to buy alcohol underage at?
  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Jun 26, 2008
    chuckgoolsbee : RF, Speaking as a daily reader, I have to ask, is there a threshold, a magical number of pageviews that might lead you to move to a “show all” as the default for reading comments? I do believe there is, but we're not there yet. We'd need to double site traffic. As you say, perhaps we could work out a technical solution to reward our regular readers with less GD hassle. In fact, there are LOTS of things we could do to improve the commenting and viewing comments deal. But we are in that conundrum of which you speak. We need more page views and visitors to pay for technical support/programming. We need more technical support/programming to get more visitors. The big Kahuna: switching to the new WP platform. First and foremost, I don't want the site to crash (fun dayn moyl in gots oyern). We ALL struggled mightily with site stability, and for that I apologize. Still. But second, the new platform SHOULD open up some possibilities for some way cool WP plug-ins. Suffice it to say, I have had epic battles in this area, and probably will do so again. Throughout it all, your patience and support has given me-- and the rest of the TTAC team-- strength to carry on. Thanks.
  • Matthewsimmons Matthewsimmons on Jun 27, 2008

    This site is definitely one of my favorite sites even if sometimes it doesn't load the first time. -Matt

  • Brettc Brettc on Jun 27, 2008

    If only I was about 13 years younger, I'd be hanging out in the halls of the Gloucester high school. I guess I could hang out there now, but someone might notice I'm not high school age. Oh well. Either way, I still enjoy the site and its freeness even though it has the occasional problems. Maybe you should hire the Bobs to 'fix the glitches'.