That really isn’t bad for a voluntary coop over a 6 year period with no particular publishing schedule beyond “put something up if and when you feel like it”. Looking back, I see that 12k posts was sometime just before April 22nd.
As you can see, we’re well on our way towards 700k comments with just under 629k done to date. Since we were at 551k comments on April 22nd, this means we’re running at about and average 14.7k comments per month over the last 5.3 months. Yikes…. That means we have stayed well above level of daily comments to get over 15k per month comments since I noted that we’d hit it in early August. Here is the chart from then.
And it is a long way to the election.
For those of you interested in the spam that is the bane of a sysop’s lives, you can see the numbers in the Dashboard that have been passed to humans to look at over the years (~116k comments). Then there ones that Conditional Captcha rejected in the last couple of years before we saw them (~110k comments) use akismet to check for dodgy comments – which is why most of you don’t have to fill in a captcha for every comment. What you probably don’t realise is that the volume of total spam and ham…
Slightly more than the published comments. The total ham doesn’t nearly add up to total spam + published comments. Almost all of the difference is from edited comments because each of those edits gets checked, with the smaller number of comments that people trash after writing.
Oh well, I’d better get back to writing code rather than prose.