Darn, we sneaked past the 7000th post without my noticing at the end of last month. We passed 6000 posts on August 25th last year. So we did that thousand in 160 days. It is pretty good considering we had summer in the middle and slightly more than the 153 days for the previous thousand. That is an average of about 6.25 posts per day.
Comments on the 31st stood at about 240 thousand, which means that 48 thousand comments were added so our average comment level per post is steadily rising as well (previous was about 37 comments per post average).
More importantly, the capacity issues that caused the site to fall over rather badly several times early last year have disappeared despite the numbers of page views increasing dramatically over the last part of 2010.
In other news about the site. The iPad and other large format tablets version (like the existing iPhone/smartphone version but bigger and better) for those who have them is running. It is available both on the web page on the tablet by default or it will popup an invitation to run as an ‘app’. It looks like this for me – ideal for moderating in front of the idiot box… (click to expand the images)