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2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 161

bobstafford

Looking goodsmiley - smiley


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 162

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

I'd be willing to look at the first towel day entry 400 times every month, to keep the numbers up. smiley - whistle

Or would that be cheating? smiley - winkeye


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 163

Bluebottle

'The Legend of Lost Wolverton' is an odd choice to gain in popularity - a long abandoned village next to marshland.
The area's been in the news twice lately, so that might explain why. In early May a rare male bittern was heard at RSPB's Brading Marshes (there were only 11 male bitterns in Britain in 1997). To celebrate in late May the Isle of Wight Council gave permission for an area nearby to become a building site so 60 lodges can be built on reclaimed marshland (although some more land has been donated to the RSPB and they get a free visitor centre).

<BB<


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 164

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Male bitterns probably get reduced rates on meeting space when they have conventions. smiley - winkeye


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 165

bobstafford

Sounds like the Bitterns are booming again smiley - smiley


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 166

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Could we get them interested in becoming H2G2 researchers? smiley - winkeye


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 167

h2g2 Guide Editors

Greetings Stats Fans! Here's the Mid-June Report

Stats are down again - there were 70,000 unique users compared to 75,000 in the previous period, and 306,000 page views compared to 329,000 in the previous period but people are still viewing 3.5 pages per session on average.

More fascinatingly unusual Entries trended this time, in addition to the usual suspects. Isaac Newton was particularly popular on 5 June, and The Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan trended on 10 June. Theories of Human Motivation and the theme tune to the Big Bang Theory also saw impressively increased numbers of views this time! These theories may or may not be connected by another theory...


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 168

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

smiley - ok


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 169

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

I'll give it a try

Gilbert and Sullivan's Major general's song" mention binomial theorem, which Isaac Newton was the first to outline.

When the apple fell on Newton's head, was he motivated to devise a theory of gravity?

In 1916, Einstein's theory of relativity generalized Newton's theory of gravity.

As for May statistics, Newton's "Principia" was p[ublished in May, 1687, 341 years ago.


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 170

Recumbentman

Newton was first with calculus, but it seems the binomial theory was known to the Indians a thousand years earlier.

Newton, the story goes, was inspired by the fall of an apple (not on his head) to consider why the moon doesn't fall to earth. He calculated the speed of the moon's orbit (its distance had already been found) and concluded that its gravitational pull was finely matched to its velocity so that it neither fell nor escaped into space.


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 171

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Don't post it here..it's just for visitor stats.smiley - winkeye


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 172

h2g2 Guide Editors

Greetings Stats Fans - here's the report for the whole of June.

Stats are down again. 66,700 unique users compared to 73,500 in the previous period. 301,000 page views compared to 323,000 in the previous period. People still viewing 3.5 pages on average.

Isaac Newton is the top Entry this month, following the surge on 5 June. The Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and Category c1234 (the UnderGuide) were also popular alongside the usual suspect Entries.


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 173

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Gilbert and Sullivan? smiley - wow

Here's a howdy do.
Visitors are few.
When they're here, see Isaac Newton,
Donald Trump and Vladi Putin.
Have they lost a screw?
Have they gone cuckoo?

here's a howdy do! <smiley - erm


2017-11-15 Announcement: Visitor statistics

Post 174

Recumbentman

smiley - cool


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