Doomstead Diner Menu => The Kitchen Sink => Topic started by: RE on March 01, 2012, 01:44:18 PM

Title: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 01, 2012, 01:44:18 PM
Site Stats now have passed 5000 Page Views!  Booyah!

Of course, half of those hits are mine. LOL.

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: reanteben on March 02, 2012, 12:19:40 AM
Diner: The First 5000 Views

graeber's book was on the best seller list in germany before first translation! setting a bmw on fire is frowned upon there if you haven't first read about the history of debt.
Title: 6000 Page Views
Post by: RE on March 03, 2012, 05:57:54 PM
Now at 6000, 2 days later for an average of 500 per day.

I will be interested to see what these numbers are like a month from now.

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: sensetti on March 03, 2012, 08:56:56 PM
 8) Still trying to figure all this out, how to move around, I get lost. I am sure its easy when you get a handle on it.
Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: RE on March 03, 2012, 11:22:31 PM
Its a hierarchy Sensetti, like having Folders in your My Dcouments on your own computer.  The Index Page lists the main folders, then each folder has a list of articles, and each article has a list of comments.

You can tab up recent comments from the Homepage, but Peter is also working on geting in widgets that will present these without going into the SMF hierarchy.

The navigation issues for people unfamiliar with Message Board construction and layout are fairly substantial.  I come from a Message Board background, not a Blogger background.  I cut my teeth on the Peak Oil Mesage Board first, so most of this is second nature to me.  Peter and I are working on ways to make the navigation easier for people who have not spent much time on message boards.  This will come in due time.

Once you do get a handle on it, you wil find this format will allow you much more flexibility in composing your own replies and articles.  There is MUCH more functionality in here than you get ono a typical Wordpress Blog.  Its available to all the members to use, not just Admins like me and Peter.  Once we gain some traction, I will move good articles submitted by mebers to Feature Spots on the Blog.

Long way to go here still though.  I shoulda done this 4 years ago, but it was beyond my expertiese and hadda wait until I ran up with somebody like Peter who can make all the functions work right.  I nearly got there with Jason on Raging Debate, but Jason was , well, an asshole.  Jimbo will verify that one. LOL.  So we are 4 years behind the curve in terms of getting a readership base.  This will take a while to accomplish.  Overall though, eventually it should provide the best platform for writers who do not run their own Blogs to post up their ideas and articles.  Its not going to happen overnight though, so you can take this time to start learning the ropes.

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: sensetti on March 05, 2012, 05:53:07 AM
Thanks, I am working on it, yes, I will pick it up in time.
Man its a huge platform, it's like going from a 800 square foot house to an 80 story building, I forget what floor has what and where I am.  ;D
But it sure is nice.
Don't give up and the readers will come.
Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: Surly1 on March 05, 2012, 12:27:58 PM
I agree. This is like going from a one room efficiency to a mansion.

Am sure it won't take long to start trailing dirty laundry through the house . . .
Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: RE on March 05, 2012, 04:02:37 PM
Old  Yahoo Digs

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/1c/37/ee/caption.jpg)

New DD Mansion

(http://bookitnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Versailles-Palace.jpg)

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Title: 7000 Page Hits
Post by: RE on March 05, 2012, 10:03:17 PM
I'll report next when we make it to 5 digits.

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: Surly1 on March 06, 2012, 10:39:03 AM
Love the pix.
Title: 10,000 Page Views
Post by: RE on March 13, 2012, 10:25:43 AM
BOOYAH!

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: Surly1 on March 13, 2012, 11:06:35 AM
Excellent. What's the next milestone?
Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: RE on April 01, 2012, 02:35:08 AM
March is now History, and we more than doubled page hits from our Launch in February.  11K plus in March up from around 4.5K in February, though that was a short month.

I will be interested to see how the numbers come up for April.  Obviously, doubling cannot occur for too many months, but I'll be happy if we can just steadily increase the numbers here.

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: Surly1 on April 01, 2012, 06:30:55 AM
Wondering if there mightn be some merit in inviting people who come for the articles to explore the forums...
Title: Daily Page Views Make 4 Digits!
Post by: RE on April 11, 2012, 09:37:41 PM
Today was our first with Page Views topping 1000!  Booyah!

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: Surly1 on April 12, 2012, 02:31:44 AM
Congrats! If you build it, etc....
Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: ross on April 12, 2012, 04:39:27 AM

(http://s16.postimage.org/gvmpushxt/Borat460.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gvmpushxt/)

GREAT SUCCESS!
Title: Another milestone
Post by: Surly1 on April 12, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
From today.
"Most Online Ever: 12 (Today at 11:45:33 AM) "
Title: Most Posts in a Single Day
Post by: RE on April 12, 2012, 03:10:51 PM
That would be today, by far!

We have LIFTOFF!  We have Cleared the Tower!

http://www.youtube.com/v/i56JLCTn1I8

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: RE on April 12, 2012, 11:28:05 PM
Congrats! If you build it, etc....

Close, but not QUITE complete.  It goes more accurately

Build it, PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF IT ALL OVER THE WEB, and they will Come."

I have been out there plugging DD for 2 solid months now and its beginning to bring in some returns.  However, being only one fellow who admittedly has some very fast keyboard fingers I still cannot really go out and Plug Away everywhere I would like to.  Now that its beginning to take off here, my extra-DD Adventures in Plugging are goig to be even more limited.

So now the Onus falls on the rest of you folks to Plug DD on other Websites. If you think this site is worthwhile, then GTFO there tomorrow and PLUG IT on at least one other Blog or Board. Invite at least one friend to come visit.  I wanna see EXPONENTIAL GROWTH here! LOL.

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Title: 2000 Page Views/Day
Post by: RE on April 16, 2012, 05:11:24 PM
Another Milestone passed yesterday!

Booyah!

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Title: Milestones
Post by: RE on April 17, 2012, 11:49:49 PM
DD seems to pass a new Milestone every day lately, with more Page Hits, more Posting and more Members all the time.  We started out with 14 or so of the active members from Reverse Engineering, now we are up to 58 members here which surpasses what the total membership ever was on the Yahoo Board.

The next real big Milestone I would like to see is Triple Digits in Membership.  IMHO, this should be a simple task.  If each of the 58 members here goes out tomorrow and recruits 1 Newbie to join the Diner, we go to Triple digits.

I think we have reached the "Critical Mass" necessary to get a Blog/Board off the ground here in this vast stew of Information passing across the Internet, but in real terms we are still very small potatoes overall.  Its a very important message we have to get out, which as I see it is that we need to inform people on just how deep the Matrix is that they are immersed in here.  I really like the wide variety of opinions being expressed here in the Diner, even though obviously I do not agree with every last one of them.  The discussion is very literate but at the same time filled with Out of the Box Thinking.

If you are enjoying DD as much as I am, then I hope you will help us grow here and not be marginalized in the blogosphere.  A strong Readership base and Commentariat is the most important aspect developing credibility and recognition, in most respects I think even more important than the Blog posts themselves, which for the most part are just Converstation Starters.  I am trying to do my part here in getting this message out, and Peter is doing his as well.  it is however a GROUP effort that will only succeed truly if we overcome the 80-20 Rule here.  It cannot be done just by 20% of the membership here doing 80% of the heavy lifting.  Everybody has to pull together in unison.  I do realize that its unlikely anyone will keyboard out as much as I do, but that is just my part, its what I do.  You do not need to have diarreah of the keyboard as I do to help the project.  Recruitment is Numero Uno here.

It is NOT just "build it and they will come. Plug the Living Shit out of the Board and they will come.  Get on it!  Triple Digits in membership by Memorial Day!

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Title: Milestone: RE is "Outspoken"
Post by: RE on April 25, 2012, 01:43:11 AM
I just passed 500 posts on the board here, which makes me officially "Outspoken" according to the SMF software. BOOYAH!  :ernaehrung004:  As if you really need the software to tell you that.  :LolLolLolLol:

Other Milestones are coming up, 50K Page Views pretty soon here.  3 Months of Exponential Growth also.  We started at around 80 PV/day, now averaging around 1500 maxing out just over 2000.

I'm expecting a slowdown now in Growth as we probably have tapped out most of the Blogs I participate on for scarfing up new members.  I continue to encourage all members and mods here to go out into the Blogosphere and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of DD.  IRL friends also.  This sort of thing doesn't magically grow on its own, you have to WORK at it.

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

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Title: Diners Online Simultaneously nearly DOUBLES!
Post by: RE on April 28, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
Up until today, the most members simultaneously viewing the Diner was 14, with an average around 10 or so.  Today, we jumped up to 26 Diners ad the Chef here as a result is very busy.  Also, April Page hits Tripled March Page Hits, which Doubled February Hits.  Still in the phase of Exponential Growth in the Diner.

Along with the Good Newz is some Bad Newz, the number of Spam Posts from Non-members increased dramatically today as well.  So far this is not too bad and the Mod Squad should be able to filter these posts for worthwhile content.  However, if it gets much worse, we may have to close the posting in the Kitchen Sink to Diners Only.

I'm still looking for Triple Digit membership by Memorial Day.  We are at 75 now, up from the 14 or so Founding Members from Reverse Engineering on Yahoo in roughly 3 months of Publications.  My thanks to all the Reverse Engineering members who have made this Launch such a fabulous success.  Special thanks of course to Peter, without whose software expertiese none of this would have been possible.

Carry On with the Big Show here folks, its getting better all the time, and COUNT ON IT, there is going to be a whole lotta good shit to comment on here in the not too distant future.

The Big Show is Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You.

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Title: Re: Diners Online Simultaneously nearly DOUBLES!
Post by: peter on April 28, 2012, 09:12:32 PM
Along with the Good Newz is some Bad Newz, the number of Spam Posts from Non-members increased dramatically today as well.  So far this is not too bad and the Mod Squad should be able to filter these posts for worthwhile content.  However, if it gets much worse, we may have to close the posting in the Kitchen Sink to Diners Only.

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I have turned on verification for guest posting, searches and reporting posts. This means they have to visually identify a group of letters. Hopefully this will get rid of the bots. If it doesn't then I can give more difficult images to identify and also add questions to answer.
Title: 50,000 Page Hits
Post by: RE on April 30, 2012, 04:32:47 AM
Another Milestone!  An order of Magnitude above the original title for this thread of 5000 page views.  BOOYAH!

Get the word out folks.  DD is the "IN" place to be for all Doomers!

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Title: DD Site Popularity Progress Report
Post by: RE on May 03, 2012, 09:20:24 PM
I went to the Stats Page to see if we got any kind of Page Hit bounce from Peter's article on Intuition being cross published on TAE.  So far none apparent, although we did have a new record on Max readership online today at 28.

Overall, I think we probably have reached the TAE audience and attracted as many of them as are interested in the perspective here as is possible.  For a really noticeable Bounce, probably it takes a cross publication on one of the majors, like Zero Hedge or FT etc.

We are now up to 81 members, so Triple Digits is within grasp here now.  However, to accomplish this we will have to start reaching out beyond TAE, EU and OFW.

It also looks like Exponenetial Growth is slowing, current posting averages would only put us at around 45,000 Page Hits for May, a nice 30% increase but not a doubling or tripling on a monthly basis.   Still, if we just maintain a 10% Growth rate we will be doing just fine.

Get out there and Plug the Living Shit out of DD!

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Title: Re: 5000 Page Views
Post by: nobody on May 04, 2012, 07:37:31 AM
RE  "It also looks like Exponenetial Growth is slowing, current posting averages would only put us at around 45,000 Page Hits for May, a nice 30% increase but not a doubling or tripling on a monthly basis.   Still, if we just maintain a 10% Growth rate we will be doing just fine."

RE, my dear, you're beginning to sound positively corporate.
Van Gogh said something like, ...When I try to paint by imitating nature, I get no good results, but I find, if I just go along and paint what I see, nature comes along and follows.."

DD is your baby -do what you will.  But you might have little elves working for you behind the scenes.  Take some joy in these.
Title: Re: DD Closing in on 90 Members with Record Online at One Time Yesterday
Post by: g on May 09, 2012, 06:02:56 PM
 :pile:
Title: Re: DD Activity Perks UP
Post by: g on May 09, 2012, 06:09:58 PM
 :oops: I blinked and DD set a new record today. We are moving into Hypergrowth! :pile:
Title: Re: Re: DD Closing in on 90 Members with Record Online at One Time Yesterday
Post by: RE on May 09, 2012, 06:14:34 PM
Actually, the Exponential Growth appears to be slowing slightly.  We Doubled Page hits for 2 months, then Tripled in the third month of operation  This month I think we will only see about 50% Growth.

I would like to see Triple Digits in Membership by Memorial Day though.  So go out there and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of DD everywhere, and invite a friend in TODAY!

BTW, I will move these over to the Page Hits thread where this discussion fits better.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on May 09, 2012, 07:29:43 PM
True RE but you are moving off a much larger base. 10 members to twenty is a 100 % increase, while 60 to 90 is only a 50 % increase, but you have added triple (30) new members instead of the previous 10. I really don't know, statistics can be interpreted in a lot of ways. Whatever the case things appear to be heading in the proper direction. Congratulations to you Peter and the staff.   :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 09, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
True RE but you are moving off a much larger base. 10 members to twenty is a 100 % increase, while 60 to 90 is only a 50 % increase, but you have added triple (30) new members instead of the previous 10. I really don't know, statistics can be interpreted in a lot of ways. Whatever the case things appear to be heading in the proper direction. Congratulations to you Peter and the staff.   :icon_sunny:

All true, and I never expected to sustain exponential growth even for 3 months.  For quite a while we were stuck at 14 Members and I was concerned we wouldn't grow at all!

I just hope we can grow steadily and get the message out to more people, as well as provide a good place for people concerned with the issues to get together and hash them out.

We have a very good start here and overall I think the "feel" of the Diner is very friendly and open.  Thanks to Peter, we have a first class Platform, one of the best in the Blogospher amongst Collapse blogs and forums.  Our Mod Squad is all very well read and knowledgeable about the issues, we all follow several Blogs as well as read the propaganda in the MSM, and whether self-educated or in Universities, collectively I think we know as much about Collapse Theory as anybody else does.  We have diverse perspectives and relatively Free Speech and the site is clean and not cluttered up with Ads.

Really I think the main thing as far as further Growth is concerned is just getting the Word out that DD is Open for Bizness now.  We are still a long way from being a "Player" like say a Zero Hedge, but I would like to see DD be for the OWSers and the rest of the 99% what ZH is for Day Trading Piglets.  If we can achieve that, then we will swamp out everyone else's Numbers, and I really WILL have to worry about a visit from the Black Vans and Ford LTDs. LOL.

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Title: Holy Page Hits, Batman!
Post by: RE on May 10, 2012, 12:19:08 AM
May 9th, 2012 Page Hits, 3494!

(http://yesiamcheap.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/holycow.jpg)

If we keep this up for the rest of the month, we WILL get another Doubling.  That is the first Page Hit Number past the 2000s for a single day, a VERY Big Increase. Might be an anomaly or outlier.

I do not know exactly what to attribute this to, since there is no obvious article out there picked up by another Blog or anything like that involved.  I'll speculate that it might be a Critical Mass event where we exceeded the numbers necessary here for getting "seen" by the rest of the Collapse Blogosphere.

3494 Page Hits in ONE DAY! Wow!  We started with like 80 Page Hits 3 months ago.  It gets really SERIOUS if we hit 10K page Hits a Day.  That is PLAYER territory.

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Title: Re: Holy Page Hits, Batman!
Post by: Surly1 on May 10, 2012, 03:39:28 AM
May 9th, 2012 Page Hits, 3494!

(http://yesiamcheap.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/holycow.jpg)

If we keep this up for the rest of the month, we WILL get another Doubling.  That is the first Page Hit Number past the 2000s for a single day, a VERY Big Increase. Might be an anomaly or outlier.
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3494 Page Hits in ONE DAY! Wow!  We started with like 80 Page Hits 3 months ago.  It gets really SERIOUS if we hit 10K page Hits a Day.  That is PLAYER territory.

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Congrats. "If you build it, etc..."

It WILL happen. You can be sure of that. But then I'm reminded of the old admonition, "Be careful what you wish for..."
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: EndIsNigh on May 10, 2012, 03:49:05 AM
Congrats to the DD team!  Thanks RE for your hyperinflation vs deflation analysis.

BTW this is post 2000!
Title: Re: Holy Page Hits, Batman!
Post by: RE on May 10, 2012, 09:49:41 AM
Congrats. "If you build it, etc..."

It WILL happen. You can be sure of that. But then I'm reminded of the old admonition, "Be careful what you wish for..."

I'm still not as cocksure about that as you are.  Nevertheless, its still nicer to have a few companions on the Titanic.  I remember times on Reverse Engineering when you and I were the only ones writing anything at all.  In fact I remember times before that when I wrote monologues for days without a response.  This has been a very long and often lonely road for me.

We'll see where it goes from here.  Even the thought of 10K Page Hits a Day boggles my mind though.

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Title: DD Climbing the Charts with a BULLET!
Post by: RE on May 12, 2012, 07:07:07 PM
Holy Internet Batman!

(http://www.doitscared.com/wp-content/uploads/batman-robin-computer.jpg)

Yesterday we shot up past 4000 Page hits, and today we already surpassed that with 4500 and may hit 5000 before the day is done!  When I started this thread, the initial mark was 5K page hits in TOTAL.

(http://www.dxcc.com/graphics/rising1.gif)
Besides that, we are up to 93 Members now, getting real close to the Triple Digit Watershed Mark there.

Surly may be right here, 10K page Hits a day is well within reach.  We may continue Exponential Growth here for  yet another month. YOWZA!

Get the WORD out folks, PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF DD!  We are the RISING STAR in the Collapse Blogosphere!  DD is the IN place to be for Collapse!

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Title: Re: DD climbing the charts
Post by: reanteben on May 12, 2012, 08:20:06 PM
must be a bunch a weekend warriors out there.  :P

just wait til el gallinazo comes back and starts posting in Unidentified Flying Realities! then DD'll be the IN place for the Disclosure movement, too. hoo boy!                         
:spacecraft:
Title: Re: DD climbing the charts
Post by: RE on May 12, 2012, 09:04:06 PM
must be a bunch a weekend warriors out there.  :P

just wait til el gallinazo comes back and starts posting in Unidentified Flying Realities! then DD'll be the IN place for the Disclosure movement, too. hoo boy!                         
:spacecraft:

Yea, El G wrote me he is getting ready to start posting up again after spending the last month researching and listening to endless interviews on Veritas.  The digest is likely to be very interesting!

Of course, managing and moderating such a diverse set of perspectives remains a major challenge for me.  I'm having a lot of trouble right now focusing my mind on writing new stuff, other than doing the debate thing which always brings out some new perspectives. :13344-6:

As Surly mentioned, be careful what you wish for. You just might GET IT. ACCCCKKK!

Main thing for me right now is not to write though so much as it is to Promote DD.  Gotta build the audience.  The rest of you have to fill in the Original Material Writing Gap.  GET GOING!

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 13, 2012, 04:02:01 PM
Holy EXPLOSION Batman!

(http://www.anotherformofrelief.com/images/batman.jpg)

We went past 7500 Page Hits already today and the day is barely half over.  I didn't think we would hit 10K THAT fast.  yeesh.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: ross on May 13, 2012, 08:22:58 PM
Do you think it is legit eyeballs or spiders indexing the new content? I have no way to know. When I actually cared about my blog views I used to look at the origin of the incoming traffic.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 13, 2012, 08:43:30 PM
Its too fast an increase to be actual eyeballs.  Spiders seem the most likely, since I have seen them more regularly in the "Who's Online" listing.  Still that is good since it should give us more play in the Search Engines.

I was looking into submitting the Blog to Directories tonight, but its a pain in the ass and most of them cost money for a return I am unsure of.

Also not too sure about all the new "members".  Many of them look fake, and they aren't posting in the Forum either.  Still, its nice to see those Numbers go up!

On the downside, what this means is that looking at the Site Stats page is pretty meaningless.  We could generate big numbers with virtually no live readers.

The best measure would be participation on the Forum, which isn't yet a whole lot bigger than it was at the  beginning.  So I think we are still pretty small potatoes and I am not too worried about the Black Vans and Ford LTDs showing up at the Cabin.  I'll have to work harder to earn my One Way Ticket to GITMO. LOL

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on May 14, 2012, 03:46:30 AM

Also not too sure about all the new "members".  Many of them look fake, and they aren't posting in the Forum either.  Still, its nice to see those Numbers go up!

On the downside, what this means is that looking at the Site Stats page is pretty meaningless.  We could generate big numbers with virtually no live readers.

The best measure would be participation on the Forum, which isn't yet a whole lot bigger than it was at the  beginning.  So I think we are still pretty small potatoes and I am not too worried about the Black Vans and Ford LTDs showing up at the Cabin.  I'll have to work harder to earn my One Way Ticket to GITMO. LOL

RE

I have a photo blog for which I left registration open, and had a lot of "people" sign up as users. I nuked them without regret, especially the ones with "anabolic" in their email address . . .

On the other hand, it is perfectly natural for people to want to log on and read for a while, to get the lay of the land and a sense of the personalities, before they post. Or maybe that's just me.

And you won't get to GITMO. That's a private club, and you ain't in it. Domestic enemies like you are bound for Wyoming.

See you there.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Closing in On 100 Members Rapidly
Post by: g on May 14, 2012, 05:54:28 PM
 97 last peek. Look's like RE'S Memorial Day target will be surpassed handily.   :icon_sunny:
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 100,000 Page Hits
Post by: RE on May 15, 2012, 12:49:34 PM
OK, its mostly Spiders, but still a nice big number :-)

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Title: 99%
Post by: RE on May 16, 2012, 11:42:00 AM
99 Diners. 1 more to TRIPLE DIGITS!

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Title: Century Mark Hit in Diners!!!!
Post by: RE on May 18, 2012, 01:28:38 PM
Triple Digits!

This is a first for me in any Forum I ever managed on any topic.  Most was in the 80s I think before this.

We may need some more tables in here pretty soon.

Also probably invest in some fire extinguishers.  Something is burning inside the Diner...  :violent5:

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Title: 4 Months of Exponential Growth!
Post by: RE on May 19, 2012, 06:39:49 PM
OK, its mostly Spiders, but still a nice big number :-)

We officially Doubled last month's Page Hits from 35K to 70K this month :jawdrop:

The Spiders at least seem to find us interesting.

At this rate, we should hit 1M Page Hits inside of 6 months.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 100K Page Hits in ONE MONTH!
Post by: RE on May 26, 2012, 03:56:46 PM
OK folks, we just passed the 100K mark on Page Hits for the month of May, nearly TRIPLE last months numbers of 35K.  Clearly we are doing well with the Spiders. LOL.Still exhibiting Exponential Growth after 4 months of operation here at least in these kind of numbers.

Forum participation is good also, good posting in both Quantity and Quality.  I am convinced now we have a good Product and Bully Pulpit from which to get the MESSAGE out to more people.

Still, much as the Spiders and Bots are good for generating up some Big Numbers, I'd like to see more PARTICIPATORY Members, so continue to spread the WORD about DD to your friends, both IRL and in Cyberspace.  Remember, the BEST way to Advertise is to PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of the product, anywhere you can, as much as you can any time you can.

Let's make DD #1 in Doom on the Net!

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 16,732 SINGLE DAY PAGE HITS!
Post by: RE on June 12, 2012, 01:59:55 AM
I've stopped cataloguing all the Numerical Milestones the software here is recording, because particularly with respect to Page Hits, its not very clear how many represent Human Eyeballs and how many are Spiders.

However, the June 11th Number is so big I have to report it.  16,732 Page Hits in ONE DAY!  YOWZA!

I also looked up our Alexa Ranking compared to some of our Blog Friends/Crossposters.

Currently, DD is ranked down at 2.6M websites ahead of us.  Not great but last month we were down at 3.3M.

Urban Scout is at 5.3M
Economic Undertow is at 2.94M
Our Finite World is way up the ranks from there at 322K
The Automatic Earth beats OFW at 206K
The Slog is at 110K
Alt-Market at 102K

Setting a Goal for DD to crack the 1M mark on Alexa by the end of Summer.

Get the word out! PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF DD!

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on June 24, 2012, 08:57:24 AM
Closing in fast on 200 members! 
One minor technical problem to report. Starting about a week ago I keep getting these messages of the "server is being reset" try again as I click on the Diner and it's various links. It blanks out the page completely and forces you to reload the page. A minor problem for sure,what could be easier to correct a problem that clicking a mouse again? However in the last few days it is requiring a few clicks of the mouse rather than one and have picked up a new problem of it happening while I am in the middle of typing a posting and it erases everything. I have cleared my browser cache, cleared cookies, run disk cleanup and have done a disk defragment. The problem persists. It is a very minor annoyance. I am not complaining, only mentioning it in case it is a harbinger of a problem developing due to our increased membership and activity. My knowledge of computer workings is Zilch 0.   GO
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: peter on June 24, 2012, 11:12:36 AM
I'll optimize the database again and check for errors.

The number of spam members signing up is a sign of how un/popular the site is. Other less contentious sites with the same sign up security settings are not getting hit at all. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on June 24, 2012, 11:59:33 AM
Closing in fast on 200 members!

My guess is around 2/3rds of the membership are Spammers.

The massive page hit numbers we were getting for a while have also subsided and seem to have stabilized around 1500/day again.

However, I do see steady growth in the number of new Contributors participating, and that is what I feel is most important as a benchmark for how well the Diner is doing.  Its getting to the point now where if you are away from your computer for a few hours, there's always at least a half dozen new posts put up.  That's a nice perky Message board.

On your computer issues, no clue but I haven't had any of those issues.  Peter says he'll look into it though.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: peter on June 24, 2012, 01:51:09 PM
The database was ok and the indexes are now optimized. I also increased the level of complexity in the signup process another notch. Changed the spider setting so the spider name shows on the active list. Three spiders are regularly active, google, Msn and Baidu (top chinese search engine). Set spider logging to very high for a period to see what pages they are visiting.



Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on June 26, 2012, 08:09:37 AM
We just picked up our 200th member. Welcome to the Diner Riddley Walker.  :hi:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on June 26, 2012, 08:14:54 AM
We just picked up our 200th member. Welcome to the Diner Riddley Walker.  :hi:

Congrats to DD, and Welcome to the Diner Riddley! :multiplespotting:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on June 26, 2012, 08:20:37 AM
The database was ok and the indexes are now optimized. I also increased the level of complexity in the signup process another notch. Changed the spider setting so the spider name shows on the active list. Three spiders are regularly active, google, Msn and Baidu (top chinese search engine). Set spider logging to very high for a period to see what pages they are visiting.
Hi Peter, My reported problem apparently has been solved. Has not happened for a few days. I also see the spiders listed now when logging on instead of just the number that are active. Thanks for your efforts.   Regards, GO
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on June 26, 2012, 08:22:27 AM
The database was ok and the indexes are now optimized. I also increased the level of complexity in the signup process another notch. Changed the spider setting so the spider name shows on the active list. Three spiders are regularly active, google, Msn and Baidu (top chinese search engine). Set spider logging to very high for a period to see what pages they are visiting.
Hi Peter, My reported problem apparently has been solved. Has not happened for a few days. I also see the spiders listed now when logging on instead of just the number that are active. Thanks for your efforts.   Regards, GO

+1, GO.

Peter, your continual efforts on behalf of DD are just wonderful. Those of us who take most our meals at the Diner appreciate your work!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on June 26, 2012, 08:57:40 AM
Surly Quote "+1, GO.

Peter, your continual efforts on behalf of DD are just wonderful. Those of us who take most our meals at the Diner appreciate your work!"

We sure do Peter, you have to be one of the most industrious, resourceful, nicest people on the planet.  I think EL G said it best when he mentioned you when joining the Diner. It was something to the effect that, "It should be obvious to everyone here that Peter has a V-12 Brain,"  Thanks again Peter
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 2000 Page Hits/Day Average
Post by: RE on July 08, 2012, 10:06:19 PM
This average is actually over the whole early life span of DD including the first couple of months when just the Founding Fathers were rattling around inside the Mansion that Peter Built.  Month of July numbers have an average around 7-8000 PH/D.  We also got another 5-digit day at over 10,000 PH/D this month already.

Our Alexa Ranking is climbing as well, and participation and posting is very active, often with more than 50 comments/day.  Roughly 25% of those are mine of course.  :icon_mrgreen:

Also this month we added a new Feature Author to the Diner Blog, William Hunter Duncan.

The early Exponential Growth has now levelled off, as I think all the Spiders now cruise through on a relatively steady state basis.  I think most of the new Page Hits are from live Homo Sapiens readers.  So on just about all levels, I think we can say the Diner has Crossed the Rubicon as a Successful Collapse Blog. Kudos to all who made this adventure a possibility, withmy Special Thanks to Peter and Surly who have been with me the longest from Reverse Engineering.

This does NOT mean we should rest on our laurels though! It's remains important to keep growing the Diner and getting the Message Out.  SAVE AS MANY AS YOUCAN!  The new Social Media buttons Peter put in the Forum make it easy to Share posting here on Facebook and Twitter. Use them to bring others to the Diner to share their stories and ideas on how to cope with TEOTWAWKI.

Also remember to post Links to the Diner anytime you post on other Blogs or Forums.  Even if you don't know how to use HTML or BBcode, you can always just paste the URL of http://www.doomsteaddiner.com (http://www.doomsteaddiner.com) into your post.  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF DD!

You can highlight the Unique Qualities of the Diner in your posting. It is a NON-MONETIZED Blog & Forum not dependent on advertising or membership fees or even Donations at the moment. Our software also allows anyone who takes some time to figure out BBcode to postfull fledged Articles with graphics and Vids in the Forum.

Most of all, highlight the MAIN UNIQUE QUALITY of the Diner, the ABSENCE OF CENSORSHIP.  Nowhere else in the Blogosphere that I am aware of is there such FREEDOM as there is on the pages of DD.

SPEAK FREE ON THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: roamer on July 09, 2012, 07:59:35 AM
Glad to see the DD has carved a solid niche in the doomer blogosphere.  I have an odd mix of glee and fear over this spot on the web.  I think because it is a close online approximation to a real frontier, complete with free thinking cowboys, an occasional trained gunslinger, a few unknowing pawns  and a whole bunch of interested onlookers (like myself).  My thought of late is to lure in the gunslingers and pawns in here, let the brawling begin and see where the chips fall...Round up and bring em to the DD'er Yee Haw!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 09, 2012, 09:41:17 AM
Guess that's the idea. But why fear?

It is occasionally the duty of a Christian Gentlemen to go break a chair over somebody's head. So keep your eyes open, and your powder dry!

Eee-haw, indeed!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on July 09, 2012, 09:51:54 AM
Did I read that right? 6,000-10,000 hits a day? I had 12,000 on my site last year. Thanks to DD, my numbers are up from about 90 a day to about 150, up from about 35 only two months ago. Glad to be a part of it.

WHD
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DD LEAPFROGS 1,000,000 Websites in 1 Month!
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 03:17:50 AM
I wrote this Milestone on June 12th, 2012:

Currently, DD is ranked down at 2.6M websites ahead of us.  Not great but last month we were down at 3.3M.

Today, July 10th, 2012, less than ONE MONTH later, the DD Alexa Ranking is now...wait for it....

1,607,968!!!!!!!!!!!!

Folks,we just LEAP FROGGED 1,000,000 other Websites in less than ONE MONTH!

Talk about a RISING STAR! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

The Goal of Breaking the 1M Barrier is now well within reach.  I will set 9-11  :icon_mrgreen: as the Date to break this barrier.  Easily could occur before that at the current rate though.

Get out there and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF DD!!

Ride the Wave of Doom with the Diner Surfers!

http://www.youtube.com/v/ht_ZpSuJ6A4

Catch the latest DOOM on the Diner FIRST, and make ready with your fellow Diners for the Final BUGOUT!

Save YOURSELF first, then SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!

SPEAK FREE ON THE DOOMSTEAD DINER    #1 ON THE NET FOR DOOM!!!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Blogger Team Recruitment
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 03:39:08 AM
Did I read that right? 6,000-10,000 hits a day? I had 12,000 on my site last year. Thanks to DD, my numbers are up from about 90 a day to about 150, up from about 35 only two months ago. Glad to be a part of it.

WHD

Glad to have you aboard as well WHD.

If you have contact with any other small Bloggers who write quality stuff like yours,let them know about the Diner as a place to generate more readership.  I will Publish any good quality Blogger on the Diner Blog at least once, and if they join the Team as you did, they also get their own Byline.

The More,the Merrier in DOOM!!!!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: The Mission from GOD
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 04:21:40 AM
Glad to see the DD has carved a solid niche in the doomer blogosphere.  I have an odd mix of glee and fear over this spot on the web.  I think because it is a close online approximation to a real frontier, complete with free thinking cowboys, an occasional trained gunslinger, a few unknowing pawns  and a whole bunch of interested onlookers (like myself).  My thought of late is to lure in the gunslingers and pawns in here, let the brawling begin and see where the chips fall...Round up and bring em to the DD'er Yee Haw!

Invite them in Roamer. ALL of them.  I am here to defend all the Peacenik Diners from any Verbal Attacks made from any other Keyboard on the Net.  No Napalm Artist will take over DD EVER, because Palladin has his HOME here  on the Diner. Anybody comes in here to mess with a peaceful Diner, I will Napalm the LIVING SHIT out of them so hard they will REGRET THE DAY THEY WERE EVER BORN!

(http://gifsoup.com/view/245806/palladin-o.gif)
(http://www.thrillingdetective.com/images2/hgwt_card.gif)


Have Gun, Will Travel.  Will Travel to other websites also, to Protect and Defend the Right of Free Speech on the Internet Blogosphere. I will be here always also, to Uphold the right to Speak Free on the Doomstead Diner!  It is a MISSION FROM GOD,taken on with my good Friends from Reverse Engineering.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE & Surly
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zy9wsMaD75s/TB2xAIOx1II/AAAAAAAABVc/rN16Ld2eRIw/s640/blues.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: The Mission from GOD
Post by: Surly1 on July 10, 2012, 05:52:35 AM
I will be here always also, to Uphold the right to Speak Free on the Doomstead Diner!  It is a MISSION FROM GOD,taken on with my good Friends from Reverse Engineering.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE & Surly
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zy9wsMaD75s/TB2xAIOx1II/AAAAAAAABVc/rN16Ld2eRIw/s640/blues.jpg)

RE

Damn, RE. I just blew coffee through my nose! LOL.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: The Mission from GOD
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 06:01:44 AM

Damn, RE. I just blew coffee through my nose! LOL.

Heh heh.  I managed to get the Gunfighter Metaphor, the Censorship shit and the God Debates all into ONE POST!  Plus the Blues Brothers and giving us both ANOTHER Avatar to use! Champion work from my Keyboard on that one. :Takes Bow:  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 10, 2012, 06:23:25 AM
Color me surprised that there is room for both you AND your outsized ego in that Alaskan cabin of yours.

Anyhow, well done.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on July 10, 2012, 06:34:37 AM
While we're all gleeful about the news of the increasingly influential, this from our mostly chickenshit friends and the HuffPost and Reuters

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/cybersecurity-law-privacy-concerns-nsa-americans-emails_n_1660669.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/cybersecurity-law-privacy-concerns-nsa-americans-emails_n_1660669.html)

Gen Alexander, chief of the NSA, says they have no intention, none whatever, of spying on Americans, with that new 100,000 sq ft computer in the Utah desert. Pure "baloney", he says.

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. spy agency that eavesdrops on electronic communications overseas sought on Monday to reassure Americans that the National Security Agency would not read their personal email if a new cybersecurity law was enacted to allow private companies to share information with the government.

The House of Representatives in April approved a bill that would allow the government and companies to share information about hacking. But the White House and key Senate Democrats back a broader approach.

Critics have raised privacy concerns about the sharing of such information, concerned it would allow the National Security Agency, which also protects government computer networks, to collect data on American communications, which is generally prohibited by law.

"The reality is we can do protection of civil liberties and privacy and cybersecurity as a nation," General Keith Alexander said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute.

But to help protect the private sector, he said it was important that the intelligence agency be able to inform them about the type of malicious software and other cyber intrusions it is seeing and hear from companies about what they see breaching the protective measures on their computer networks.

"It doesn't require the government to read their mail or your mail to do that. It requires them, the Internet service provider or that company, to tell us that that type of event is going on at this time. And it has to be at network speed if you're going to stop it," Alexander said.

He said the information the government was seeking was the Internet address where an email containing malicious software originated and where it traveled to, not the content of the email.


'GET THIS RIGHT'

Alexander said it was important to write the legislation now rather than waiting until there is a crisis, which could cause the government to overreact and go too far.

"When something bad happens, we're going to jump way over here where we don't want to be," he said. "So while we have the time, the patience and the understanding, let's get this right. Let's do it now."

The U.S. government has blamed hackers from China for breaking into U.S. company computers and stealing proprietary information. Internet security firms say billions of dollars worth of intellectual property has been stolen.

"In my opinion, it's the greatest transfer of wealth in history," Alexander said.

But the U.S. government is also concerned about the possibility of a cyber attack from adversaries on critical infrastructure such as the power grid or transportation systems.

Alexander said so far a threat from al Qaeda in the cyber sphere had not materialized.

"I don't personally believe they're a viable threat in that realm right now," said Alexander, who is also head of U.S. Cyber Command, the military combatant command responsible for activities in cyberspace.

But the tools to become a threat are available publicly "to anybody who has access to the web and who is semi-literate," Alexander said. "So I am concerned that while I don't see it today, that they could very quickly get to that."

Alexander said the NSA's vast new data center under construction at Camp Williams, Utah, does not "hold data on U.S. citizens," but he declined to go into further detail about the 240-acre facility, which will have 100,000 square feet of computer space when completed next year.

He sought to dispel concerns that the National Security Agency was storing Americans' emails.

"We don't do that," he said, noting that the volume of U.S. emails was about 30 trillion a year or more. He called speculation that somehow this information would be stored at the Utah data center "baloney."

"We need the American people to know that is not true," Alexander said.

Officials say the mission of the data center is to offer technical assistance to the Department of Homeland Security, providing intelligence and warning about cyber threats and to carry out cybersecurity operations.

They also say it is part of expanding efforts to defend Pentagon computer systems from cyber attack.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 06:43:07 AM
Color me surprised that there is room for both you AND your outsized ego in that Alaskan cabin of yours.

Anyhow, well done.

As stated on numerous occassions, said EGO is BIGGER THAN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.  :icon_mrgreen:

Fortunately, the Cabin is Housed in n-Dimensional Space and can accomodate me, my Ego, my Barrett .50 Cal AND 2 years supply of Freeze Dried Mountain House Foods.  What doesn't fit in the Cabin goes into the Bugout Machines.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on July 10, 2012, 04:05:13 PM
Surly1,

Quote
Guess that's the idea. But why fear?

It is occasionally the duty of a Christian Gentlemen to go break a chair over somebody's head. So keep your eyes open, and your powder dry!

Eee-haw, indeed!


You are reading my mind! :icon_mrgreen:

RE,
I want to compliment you on everything here in general but, in particular, I LOVE the "Kitchen Sink". For people like me that run into off the wall stuff that we want to share, it's an excellent venue. Man doesn't live by doom and gloom alone and all that.  ;D

Also, I'm happy to see the hit numbers are up on this "collapse" blog. It's like the Wall Street crap expression of "creative destruction" finally has a good application in a slightly modified term:
The Doomstead Diner's winning formula:
Creating Hope from the Destruction of Industrial Civilization

SHORT VERSION:
ORKINED PSYCHOS = VIABLE FUTURE

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 10, 2012, 04:27:40 PM
RE,
I want to compliment you on everything here in general but, in particular, I LOVE the "Kitchen Sink". For people like me that run into off the wall stuff that we want to share, it's an excellent venue. Man doesn't live by doom and gloom alone and all that.  ;D

Also, I'm happy to see the hit numbers are up on this "collapse" blog. It's like the Wall Street crap expression of "creative destruction" finally has a good application in a slightly modified term:
The Doomstead Diner's winning formula:
Creating Hope from the Destruction of Industrial Civilization

SHORT VERSION:
ORKINED PSYCHOS = VIABLE FUTURE

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

I'll add those to the list of Tag Lines.

SPEAK FREE ON THE DOOMSTEAD DINER[/b

HANG 'EM HIGH

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN[/b

SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE[/b

RE


Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: The Mission from GOD
Post by: RE on July 11, 2012, 03:21:03 AM
I turned an excerpt of this Page in the Forum into a Feature Article on the Blog, Diner Milestones: A Mission from God (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/07/11/diner-milestones-a-mission-from-god/)

Surly, for a change I gave you the Last Word in the Article.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 46 Simultaneous Users Online
Post by: RE on July 11, 2012, 03:52:29 AM
This is a big jump, prior records were in the mid to upper 30s.

In terms of Bandwidth, Peter has told me we are pretty much OK on a Shared Server until we hit numbers of 100 or more Users Online at any point.  After that, we probably need to get a Dedicated Server, which is a good deal more costly.

I suspect though that it will take several more months before we hit triple digits in simultaneous Online Users.  I'll go with 12/20/2012 as the Date for that one, one Day BEFORE the Mayan prediction of TEOTWAWKI.  WTF would NOT check in on the Diner on that Fateful Day? LOL.  :icon_mrgreen:

Meanwhile,continue to get the Message Out there and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

#1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: The Mission from GOD
Post by: Surly1 on July 11, 2012, 04:04:29 AM
I turned an excerpt of this Page in the Forum into a Feature Article on the Blog, Diner Milestones: A Mission from God (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/07/11/diner-milestones-a-mission-from-god/)

Surly, for a change I gave you the Last Word in the Article.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE

Damn, RE, are you OK? Should we call a doc?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 11, 2012, 04:22:00 AM
Thanks...

I am ever mindful of the fact that without Peter's ninja-like coding skills and damned stubbornness in putting this together, choosing to build a many-roomed compound when he might well have chosen to stop at building a roadhouse and call it "good enough," that NONE of this would be occurring.

Kudos and thanks to Peter, the resident and often-quiet code master.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: TRIPLE DIGIT DAILY POSTING
Post by: RE on July 13, 2012, 10:02:33 PM
If there is One Statistic that truly shows that a Forum is COOKING WITH GAS, it is when you hit Triple Digits in Daily Posting in the Commentariat.  We hit that one for the first time a couple of days ago with 106 Comments on July 10th, and looks like we might do it again today.

Thanks to all the Diners with such a bad case of Keyboard Diahreah!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on July 14, 2012, 12:56:30 AM
RE,
Your Honor, the keyboard made me do it!
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 14, 2012, 04:56:17 AM
Or, as comic Ron White has said,
"I had the right to remain silent. But I did not have the ABILITY."
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 14, 2012, 05:14:05 AM
Or, as comic Ron White has said,
"I had the right to remain silent. But I did not have the ABILITY."

Diner Version:

"Silence"and "RE" in the same sentence is an Oxymoron. The ASSHOLE just WON'T SHUT UP!

Will keep the Keyboard fingers flying until the Black Vans and the Ford LTDs show up at the Cabin or the Internet Goes Dark. I GUARANTEE IT.   :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 1/2 MILLION PAGE VIEWS!
Post by: RE on July 22, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
Several days in July also with 5 digit Page View numbers.

Go Diner!

Get out there and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 13,646 Single Day Page Hits! EVERYBODY KNOWS!!!
Post by: RE on July 24, 2012, 12:29:53 AM
Not only did we set a Single Day Page Hits RECORD of 13,646, this month we already have 4 5-digit days! We never got more than 1 of those in a month before. Still a full week left in July also!

EVERYBODY KNOWS!
http://www.youtube.com/v/PuuCezrAUKk

DD #1 for DOOM on the Net!  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 6 Month Anniversary Issue
Post by: RE on July 31, 2012, 11:52:06 PM
This Post now UP on the Diner Blog also! (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/07/31/diner-milestones-6-month-anniversary-issue/)

My very first Milestone Post came way back in March when the Diner got to 5000 Page Views.

Site Stats now have passed 5000 Page Views!  Booyah!

Our 6 Month Site Stats show the following:

Yearly SummaryNew TopicsNew PostsNew MembersMost OnlinePage views
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/collapse.gif) 2012 (#post_year_2012)637595532646571912
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) July 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201207#m201207)11318757646230917
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) June 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201206#m201206)81110210937146128
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) May 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201205#m201205)18712944732143593
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) April 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201204#m201204)1261098712635173
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) March 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201203#m201203)834409911360
(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/Themes/doom1/images/expand.gif) February 2012 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php?action=stats;expand=201202#m201202)471461464741

As you can see, in the month of July alone, we got 230,917 Page Hits in 31 Days, for an average this month of 7449 Page Hits PER DAY. We also have now exceeded 1/2 MILLION Page Hits total, and in July we had 4 days with 5-digit Page Views, aka over 10,000.

Membership of the Diner has also increased exponentially from the original 14 to around 250 today.  Of course many are Spammers and Bots, but numerous llving breathing THINKING Homo Sapiens who now contribute posting in the Commentariat as well.  To get from 14 to 250 in Doubling Periods, 14, 28, 56, 112, 224, aka 5 periods of doubling.  That is what you get in 6 months.  EXPONENTIAL GROWTH!

I keep expecting the EG to stop, looked like it was stopping in June to more normal growth, but we bumped it again in July.  I doubt it will continue into August, but that does not mean we cannot TRY to make it go one more Month.

So August is Membership Drive Month for the Diner.  I invite all Diners to go out this month and Recruit at least ONE New Diner each, to Double the Membership of Diners again. August 31st is my Birthday. This is the present I want this year.  :icon_mrgreen:

My Thanks again to all the Founders from Reverse Engineering that made the Diner Launch such a RAGING SUCCESS!  Special Thanks of course to Peter, our Admin Software Wizard who remains MIA at the moment.  Special Thanks also to Surly, my fellow Blues Brother Admin here who also just launched the Diner Facepalm (http://www.facebook.com/DoomsteadDiner) page.  Finally, Thanks to all the New Diners who have joined and put up with my Bombastic Gonzo approach to the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.

(http://www.musculardevelopment.com/images/stories/video-thumbs/India-Paulino.jpg)

Go Diners!  #1 For DOOM on the Net!

Save As Many As You Can!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on August 01, 2012, 12:26:29 PM
Reposted on the FB site.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 325 Simultaneous Online Users!
Post by: RE on September 04, 2012, 09:10:32 PM
Anybody else catch that one?  September 3rd Numbers. That is 5X the prior Record of 65 or so!

Attributable of course to the ongoing Guerrilla Operations resultant from the Banning of the Futilitist on The Oil Drum.

Controversy is GREAT!  Alexa Ranking should get a nice BUMP from this one.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 04, 2012, 10:52:33 PM
Food fight smiley 1
Food fight smiley 1

Build it and they will come.. for a good food fight!
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Alexa Rank Update
Post by: RE on September 06, 2012, 03:26:23 AM
We FINALLY broke off the Plateau around 1.3M on Alexa and have now MOVED UP to...

1,124,886

We are also up to 48 Sites Linking In, a new record also.

We are drawing near ONE MILLION Page Hits, we should hit that in October.

Put the PLUG PUSH on here Diners!  Let's BREAK the 1M Alexa Rank Barrier by Oct 1st!

DOOMSTEAD DINER. #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on September 06, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
Welcome member # 300 FWhoffTiB41, you are welcome to the Diner. Make yourself at home.

MEMEBER # 300 has arrived!   ::)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 06, 2012, 10:59:31 PM
Doom gets the chrysler 300

(http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/vintage/01fvint.jpg)
Title: DD Growth Milestones: On the CUSP!
Post by: RE on September 11, 2012, 05:21:53 AM
OK folks, we are now on the CUSP of breaking the 1M Barrier on Alexa.  Ranking today:

Alexa Traffic Rank: 1,072,996 Traffic Rank in US: 582,058

Let's BREAK 1M BY OCT 1ST!

Get out there and find one additional Member, or make one extra Diner Plug over the next 2 weeks!

Promote FREE SPEECH in the Collapse Blogosphere!

DD!  #1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: On the CUSP!
Post by: monsta666 on September 14, 2012, 09:44:28 AM
OK folks, we are now on the CUSP of breaking the 1M Barrier on Alexa.  Ranking today:

Alexa Traffic Rank: 1,072,996 Traffic Rank in US: 582,058

Let's BREAK 1M BY OCT 1ST!

Get out there and find one additional Member, or make one extra Diner Plug over the next 2 weeks!

Promote FREE SPEECH in the Collapse Blogosphere!

DD!  #1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
I am wondering RE, what is your secret to generating extra traffic to DD? I remember a few years back trying to set-up my own forum but failed miserably in generating any traffic to it. Also what are your hopes in the next few years traffic wise?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Karpatok on September 14, 2012, 03:14:41 PM
   Personality,Honesty,Integrity,Humor,Passion,Anger,Evenhandedness,Ability and desire to lead,Vulnerability,Willingness to give all, Ability and willingness to not suffer fools gladly, Willingness to expose the self in its faults, and absolute devotion to free speech in all its forms.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: On the CUSP!
Post by: RE on September 14, 2012, 03:42:48 PM
OK folks, we are now on the CUSP of breaking the 1M Barrier on Alexa.  Ranking today:

Alexa Traffic Rank: 1,072,996 Traffic Rank in US: 582,058

Let's BREAK 1M BY OCT 1ST!

Get out there and find one additional Member, or make one extra Diner Plug over the next 2 weeks!

Promote FREE SPEECH in the Collapse Blogosphere!

DD!  #1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
I am wondering RE, what is your secret to generating extra traffic to DD? I remember a few years back trying to set-up my own forum but failed miserably in generating any traffic to it. Also what are your hopes in the next few years traffic wise?

Actually, I'm a little surprised the Diner has grown as much as it has already.

Far as the "secret" goes, the first thing was I didn't start the Diner alone.  I spent a couple of years before finding a few friends I dragged into my Reverse Engineering Yahoo Group.  So when we moved out here into the Castle that Peter Built, we already had some conversation going to make the place look lively.  To be sure we were rattling around in here for a while though.

Second thing is I don't think a Forum lasts without a Blog or Front Page of some type that brings people in and stimulates the conversation.  That is what I think is missing from TOA.  Bloggers don't usually run Forums though, they are more interested in Pontificating than in conversing about many different subjects.  So it takes a Forum Commenter who writes enough to be a Blogger also, and that is ME.  :icon_mrgreen:

Third thing is after openning the Diner, I went out and Plugged the Living Shit out of it on EU, OFW and TAE in the commentary of those Blogs.  That brought in enough people to get more threads going and make the place look lively, which attracts still more people in a positive feedback loop.

Far as Future Goals are concerned, I'd love to get as Popular as Zero Hedge, which ranks around 2500 on Alexa.  Then we would really be reaching a lot of people.  However, my spin is probably too extreme to reach such lofty levels of popularity.  I'll be pretty satisfied if we can get up to around 200,000 or so where most of the collapse Blogs seem to hover.

Anyhow, the main form of Advertising is just the members here Plugging the Living Shit out of the Diner on other websites.  Agelbert does this all the time.  I still do it some, but mostly the Diner itself consumes my time now so I can't do so much of it anymore.

Up to the rest of you Diners now to fill the Castle that Peter Built.

PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on September 14, 2012, 03:45:59 PM
   Personality,Honesty,Integrity,Humor,Passion,Anger,Evenhandedness,Ability and desire to lead,Vulnerability,Willingness to give all, Ability and willingness to not suffer fools gladly, Willingness to expose the self in its faults, and absolute devotion to free speech in all its forms.

That too.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 14, 2012, 04:08:23 PM
To Karpatok's ingredients and RE's preparation, planning and sweat equity, I add the ability to post pictures, videos and html font tricks and smileys.  :emthup:

It's a Winning  Combination!
:hi:   :multiplespotting: :cat:  :dog: :sunny:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: monsta666 on September 14, 2012, 04:15:07 PM
I wonder if various betting contests could get more people to post on a more regular basis. Making a game of things could encourage more people to post. Just an idea for what it is worth. The winners of such competitions could then get the honour of a official Doomstead Diner T-Shirt and that would be a real-life plug-in to go with the online ones!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on September 14, 2012, 04:16:42 PM
To Karpatok's ingredients and RE's preparation, planning and sweat equity, I add the ability to post pictures, videos and html font tricks and smileys.  :emthup:

It's a Winning  Combination!
:hi:   :multiplespotting: :cat:  :dog: :sunny:

May I include Peter and Surly in the festivities. Two of the finest most supportive of gents. The Three Musketeers
RE, Peter, Surly.          :emthup:  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on September 14, 2012, 04:45:15 PM
I wonder if various betting contests could get more people to post on a more regular basis. Making a game of things could encourage more people to post. Just an idea for what it is worth. The winners of such competitions could then get the honour of a official Doomstead Diner T-Shirt and that would be a real-life plug-in to go with the online ones!

Well, first we would need Diner T-Shirts, which also means we need a Diner Logo and design for the T-Shirt.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Karpatok on September 14, 2012, 04:50:04 PM
That is so very true GO, and I would gladly attribute the above attributes to them also. And may I add Agelbert to the list for his contributions also.   
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 14, 2012, 04:50:37 PM
GO,
Quote

May I include Peter and Surly in the festivities. Two of the finest most supportive of gents. The Three Musketeers
RE, Peter, Surly.   

Of course, my good man! RE's planning and preparation was certainly a cooperative effort involving the other two Paragons of Postingdum!  :icon_mrgreen: I  happen to have a secret photo of these fellows at woik cooking up the Diner. I was told to not release it under pain of DEATH! :whip:

But, what the hell! :laughing1:  :laughing5: :laughing7: :laughing8: :laughing9:  :laughing11:


Cooking up the Doomstead Diner
Cooking up the Doomstead Diner



Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on September 14, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
Yes Karpatok, Agelbert has turned into one of our treasured and most valued posters. Talk about a wealth of information.

Thank's Ilargi, You sent a genius our way, TAE'S Loss, DD'S Gain.    :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 14, 2012, 05:21:00 PM
GO and Karpatok,
Thank you kindly.

The food fight, first with Karpatok, and then myself at TAE proved the old press maxim:

If it BLEEDS it LEADS!

Of course, once they are here, we've got to talk some sense into them.
 
:argue:
:13344-6:
:hammer:  :BangHead: :violent1:  :violent4: :violent5:   :icon_mad: :angry1: :angry2: :angry3: :angry4:  :angry5:
 :thefinger: :iamwithstupid:
:spacecraft:


They then decide to stay because we are a, no bullshit, EXCELLENT source of SERIOUS analysis of current events AND the unvarnished history behind our current Homo SAP clusterfuck. :emthup: :icon_sunny:
 :emthup:  :icon_scratch: :dontknow:  :coffee:   :icon_study:   :ernaehrung004: 
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on September 14, 2012, 06:52:24 PM
Of course, my good man! RE's planning and preparation was certainly a cooperative effort involving the other two Paragons of Postingdum!  :icon_mrgreen:

Here's the REAL Picture

Peter        RE         Surly
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H0teFKm-Gu4/Tp_GRcOxWrI/AAAAAAAAc2M/SkP3tNmq6zo/s400/the-three-musketeers-movie-poster.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on September 14, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
(http://www.movies-wallpapers.net/Movies/Godfather/Godfather-07.jpg)
Uh oh,
Da Godfader has come to make good on da death sentence for revealing secret photographs...

I KNEW that would get a rise out of ya!  :icon_mrgreen:

Remember RE, Humour is GOOD!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on September 15, 2012, 04:25:59 AM
GO,
Quote

May I include Peter and Surly in the festivities. Two of the finest most supportive of gents. The Three Musketeers
RE, Peter, Surly.   

Of course, my good man! RE's planning and preparation was certainly a cooperative effort involving the other two Paragons of Postingdum!  :icon_mrgreen: I  happen to have a secret photo of these fellows at woik cooking up the Diner. I was told to not release it under pain of DEATH! :whip:

But, what the hell! :laughing1:  :laughing5: :laughing7: :laughing8: :laughing9:  :laughing11:


Cooking up the Doomstead Diner
Cooking up the Doomstead Diner

A classic!

That was supposed to have been a secret meeting!

Title: DD Growth Milestones: The Diner STARS!
Post by: RE on September 25, 2012, 08:04:26 PM
I've been inside the Admin here messing with a few settings, and recently one of the Diners asked me in PM what the Boxes mean under your Avatar.  Lurker, Shy, Chatty etc.  Those boxes track how often you Contribute to the Diner.  Here is how this breaks down for all Diners at the moment:

(http://gifsoup.com/view/245806/palladin-o.gif)
Categorie     Diners  Posts

Lurker          364        0
Shy                64       1
Chatty            19      25
Thinker            4      250
Pundit              3      500
Gunslinger        1     2000+

By the Numbers, we have 3 Pundits here, Surly, Agelbert and GO, and 1 Gunslinger, ME!  :icon_mrgreen:

Have Keyboard, Will Travel!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Karpatok on September 25, 2012, 08:26:24 PM
 For a guy who didn't like school very much you sure fell for the star instructional method!
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 1,000,000 Page Views
Post by: RE on October 05, 2012, 01:44:00 AM
1,000,000


Wow.  Just wow.

Thanks to all the Diners for getting here inside 8 months of operation.

Go DINER!  #1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: monsta666 on October 19, 2012, 04:53:33 PM
Over 10,000 posts made on the Doomstead Diner!!!


Thought that was a significant milestone to raise. Also the Diner past the 700 mark in topics made.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 10,000 Posts!
Post by: RE on October 20, 2012, 12:15:46 AM
Over 10,000 posts made on the Doomstead Diner!!!


Thought that was a significant milestone to raise. Also the Diner past the 700 mark in topics made.

GMTA.  I was JUST about to post that Milestone!  Most amazing part, ONLY 2665 of them are MINE! LOL.  :icon_mrgreen:

Doomstead Diner!  #1 for DOOM on the Net!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on October 21, 2012, 06:27:44 AM
There are days when I actually forget to check in. Sorry about that. I'll try to be more careful in the future. In fact I see the site growing for no other reason than it fills a need, especially for the older doomers for no nonsense discussion.  Now back to my chicken wrangling and gunsmithing dutes...
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on October 21, 2012, 06:41:24 AM
There are days when I actually forget to check in.

Whole DAYS without your dose of Diner Doom?  Accckkkkk!  I would be suffering Delirium Tremens.  Going Cold Turkey off Heroin would be easier for me.  Thank God for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  I can check in regularly even while shopping the aisles for Preps at Walmart or filling the SUV with Gas at the Pump.  I sleep with it next to my Pillow so if I wake up in the middle of the night I can quickly Doom Up and sleep better. :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on October 23, 2012, 03:07:26 AM
There are days when I actually forget to check in.

Whole DAYS without your dose of Diner Doom?  Accckkkkk!  I would be suffering Delirium Tremens.  Going Cold Turkey off Heroin would be easier for me.  Thank God for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  I can check in regularly even while shopping the aisles for Preps at Walmart or filling the SUV with Gas at the Pump.  I sleep with it next to my Pillow so if I wake up in the middle of the night I can quickly Doom Up and sleep better. :icon_mrgreen:

RE
I must admit that if I am reading something on DD and the house caught fire, there would be a few moments of indecision before running out the door.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on October 23, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
There are days when I actually forget to check in.

Whole DAYS without your dose of Diner Doom?  Accckkkkk!  I would be suffering Delirium Tremens.  Going Cold Turkey off Heroin would be easier for me.  Thank God for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  I can check in regularly even while shopping the aisles for Preps at Walmart or filling the SUV with Gas at the Pump.  I sleep with it next to my Pillow so if I wake up in the middle of the night I can quickly Doom Up and sleep better. :icon_mrgreen:

RE
I must admit that if I am reading something on DD and the house caught fire, there would be a few moments of indecision before running out the door.

I like Buzzard's style.

I've been off for ten days or so traveling, and the first couple of days Surlyette thought I had the Danbury Shakes. Perhaps today's announced IPad mini should become the "gentleman's bedroom companion?"

Or gentlewoman's, with a nod to Karpatok.
Title: RE Hits 3000 Posts
Post by: RE on November 19, 2012, 03:34:28 AM
This is my 3000th Post on the Diner, slightly more than 1/4th of all Posts made on the Diner to date.  :icon_mrgreen:

My percentage though is Decreasing, at one time I covered 1/2 the posting. LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Petty Tyrant on November 19, 2012, 04:38:07 AM
RE bats
3000!
Official Yoda of doom-n-gloom.  :icon_mrgreen: Now watch for daily diners on the way to masterbatters in the making.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 8000+ Page Hits/Day!!
Post by: RE on December 01, 2012, 01:05:20 AM
November saw our Page Hits go to their highest level yet, 259450.  For a 30 Day Month, that translates to well over 8000 Page Hits/Day!  We also are now up to 369 Diners, so the Diner appears to be Healthy and maintaining Steady Growth, though no longer the Exponential Growth of the early days.  We are well on track for 2M Page Hits in our first year of operation.

While our Local Site Stats show this growth, the Alexa Ranking does not.  We Peaked at about 1.1M on Alexa a couple of months ago, now we have dropped back to around 1.7M. I find this VERY ODD considering the increasing Page Hit stats.  Anybody with ideas/speculation on why these two Stats are anomalous, please post up your thoughts.

I would like to encourage once again the Diners to go out on other Blogs  &  Forums and Link back to the Diner. This is the main form of advertising we have and getting the MESSAGE out that the Diner delivers.  Also, pass on the Diner URL to your IRL friends and relatives to WAKE THEM UP!

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on December 01, 2012, 04:47:02 AM
Alexa ratings probably has to do with many retail firms pushing online rather than in store shopping. They are probably quiet during the year or normal and the hits pick up dramatically as shopping season nears. Thousands of little ones going on line trying to reach a much larger audience. Could be part of it anyway??

Have been getting catalogues and e-mails from merchants I frequent once every couple of years, have no idea how they get my e-mail address, probably sold to them from the banksters my credit card is issued with. One such example below. When I vivit my daughter in Maine around the holidays we usually stop in this famous candy store to pick up some novelty candies for the kids. It is a one store operation but has gone internet in a big way. Not pushing it just an illustration and there are many more sending weekly e-mails with specials. Omaha Steaks, Harry & David, Best Buy inundates me daily with specials of the day. But of course it is the smaller unknowns like this that would see huge traffic increases at this time of year.   www.lenlibby.com (http://www.lenlibby.com)   











Title: DD Growth Milestones-400 Diners/15K Single Day Page Hits
Post by: RE on December 23, 2012, 09:37:37 PM
Today we passed the 400 Mark in Registered Diners, and we also hit already the biggest single day page hits at over 15,000, with around 3 hours still to go on the Server Clock.

Considering I made my first Diner Milestone post here when we hit 5000 Page Hits after a couple of weeks and started with 14 Registered Diners, this is pretty amazing stuff to me in less than 1 Year of operation.  We will easily surpass 2M Page Hits by our Anniversary Date of Feb 19th I believe it is.

Active Diners have come and gone through this period, I miss the ones who have gone Walkabout a lot, though I hope some of them represent the Page Hits we are getting as Lurkers.

The Diner is Maturing, and I have to say I am very happy today with it's develoment over the course of the year.  We have some real good Cross Posting Bloggers, the discussion is almost always at a pretty good level, and productive ideas for negotiating the Collapse often come up for discussion, as well as bemoaning the overall sad state of our society.

For myself, the Lonesome Aging Hermit in Alaska, this is the BEST Christmas Present EVER. Thank you Diners.

GO DINER! #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: HAPPY NEW YEAR DINERS!
Post by: RE on January 01, 2013, 01:42:53 AM
Happy New Year Diners!

:multiplespotting:

We have now officially past Midnite Alaska Time, and it sounds like a War Zone out in the Valley at the moment, fireworks going off all over the place.  Still not a REAL War Zone yet though, thank God.

A good time to look back here at the Diner Milestones.

This month, we hit nearly 275,000 Page Hits, a new record.  We also had 10 days over 10,000 Page Hits, also a new record, and one day at over 15,000 Page Hits, also a new record.

We are also within one month of hitting 2M Page Hits for the first year of operation, probably will hit by the end of January but we have 19 days into February to make that Milestone before the Anniversary Date of the Diner.

I would like to thank all the Diners who have contributed over the last year to make the Diner Project such an amazing success.

First to Peter, for the fabulous work he did in setting up the Diner Software, which despite a couple of major glitches across the year has generally functioned flawlessly.  Glitches mainly due to the assholes at the host server, not Peter.

Next to Surly, who has been tirelessly administering the Diner Facepalm page and also contributing thoughtful articles to the Diner Blog.

Next to WHD, the newest Diner Admin who has contributed great articles, and brought some Youthful Spirit into the Admin crew of Old Fogies here. LOL.

Next to Monsta, who also brings the Youth to the Diner Mod Squad, and has picked up Yeoman's work writing comprehensive Technical Articles on Energy to the Diner Blog.  Newzhound Joe also for his tireless work as the Diner Chief Newz Aggregator.

Next to all the Diner Cross Posting Bloggers who agreed to let me cross post their articles on the Diner.  I won't list them all, but Special Mention to Steve from Virginia of Economic Undertow (aka Elvis), Lucid Dreams of Epiphany Now and Jason Heppenstall of 22 Billion Energy Slaves.

Finally, my most special thanks to the main Contributing Diners, who I also won't mostly mention by name, but a couple do stand out for the level of contribution they make.  Golden Oxen for his endless Gold Bug posting, Ashvin (Watson) for his endless Fundy Posting.  :icon_mrgreen:  All the rest of you Diners who don't post up quite so often, I love you too.  Lurkers, get some cojones and POST UP!  Walkabouts, please check in here and let us know how you are doing.

2013 I feel will be the BREAKOUT year for the Diner into the Top Tier of Doom Blogs.  This cannot occur though without ACTIVE work by Diners across the Doom Blogosphere linking to the Diner and getting the MESSAGE of SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN out to other websites.  So this month, I encourage all of you Diners to once again...

PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!! #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: nobody on January 01, 2013, 07:26:09 AM
And Captain, thank you.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Mission From God
Post by: RE on January 02, 2013, 01:29:31 AM
And Captain, thank you.

Thanks Nobody.

I'm on a Mission From God.  :icon_mrgreen:

(https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2441755419/optzserovno1r1p6ljlk.jpeg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on January 06, 2013, 04:55:07 PM
To be honest I think that the early success is at least partially because the membership is fairly small. It's cozy here. Lets not get too carried away with numbers RE. We've got a good thing going. The voices are heard. The dialogue is crisp. The information is timely. Hell! Another round of Guinness for everyone on me.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on January 06, 2013, 05:07:55 PM
To be honest I think that the early success is at least partially because the membership is fairly small. It's cozy here. Lets not get too carried away with numbers RE. We've got a good thing going. The voices are heard. The dialogue is crisp. The information is timely. Hell! Another round of Guinness for everyone on me.

Cozy is Good, but remember the Diner Tag Line.

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: nobody on January 06, 2013, 05:59:30 PM
If not for active recruiting RE did, would any of us be here?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: monsta666 on January 06, 2013, 06:24:13 PM
If not for active recruiting RE did, would any of us be here?

I was not actively recruited to the Diner. I found this website after the drama in The Oil Drum when Futilitist showed up there.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on January 07, 2013, 01:35:09 PM
I was not recruited either. Those of us who have reached a certain level of awareness seem to be able to find what we need on line. Absolutely, save as many as you can. That personally shakes out to being an example. I tried the preacher method for longer than I care to remember. People look at what you do, not what you say. If they are impressed at all with what they see you do then they will begin to listen to what you have to say. Save yourselves first.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: New Daily Page Hit Record 16K+
Post by: RE on January 11, 2013, 02:06:27 AM
We passed 16K in Page Hits by a large margin today, almost 17K actually.  20K is now within reach, a real possibility soon.  OMFG.

I remember reading Mish got 10K hits a day and thought that was outrageous.  Of course, he doesn't run a forum with many pages either.  Whatever, it's a LOT of traffic for a Newborn Doom Blog.  2M Page Hits for the 1st Year of Operation is now a Virtual Certainty.

GO DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on January 11, 2013, 05:37:19 AM
It has been #1 for doom on the net from the beginning. What the numbers mean is validation. I understand that validation is important. It is like seeing your child come home with straight A's on her report card. You knew she was smart. Now everybody else knows. Doomstead Diner is your child RE. After all these years in the trenches you have a right to be proud of her.

Now, the next milestone will be when you are a large enough threat to the status quo that credible attempts are made to shut it down. That will be fun.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones-400 Diners/15K Single Day Page Hits
Post by: alan on January 11, 2013, 06:39:30 AM
For myself, the Lonesome Aging Hermit in Alaska

You could always consider re-joining society, in order to become less lonesome.
It is great for psychological health, not to mention physical health. It might even
mitigate depression sufficiently to bring you (partially) out of doomerism.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones-400 Diners/15K Single Day Page Hits
Post by: Surly1 on January 11, 2013, 09:53:04 AM
For myself, the Lonesome Aging Hermit in Alaska

You could always consider re-joining society, in order to become less lonesome.
It is great for psychological health, not to mention physical health. It might even
mitigate depression sufficiently to bring you (partially) out of doomerism.

And Where would the fun in that be?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on January 11, 2013, 04:02:41 PM
And if you're scoring at home, the Diner Facebook page now has over 100 likes as well. Hopefully, some of those unfortunates are finding their way over here, after following links to blog posts and such.

I certainly agree it will be interesting to see what happens if we get big enough to create an annoyance for TPTB.
Title: 2,000,000
Post by: RE on January 30, 2013, 11:00:12 PM
2,000,000!!!!!

Page Hits!!!!!

 :multiplespotting:

Today, in less than one year of operation, the Diner passed 2M Page Hits.

Over on his Blog, Jason Heppenstall announced he passed 10K Page hits in a Month for the first time this month.  On the Diner, we get 10K a DAY often enough.  Average around 9K now.

WHD saw his Page Hits rise after Cross Posting on the Diner also. This is Win-Win for all of us.  I encourage all Diners to look for more good small Collapse Bloggers and invite them to join us.

DOOMSTEAD DINER #1 for DOOM on the Net!!!

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!!!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on January 31, 2013, 12:31:12 AM

Now, the next milestone will be when you are a large enough threat to the status quo that credible attempts are made to shut it down. That will be fun.


Between the Numbers and Peter's Sandy Hook Investigation, said Attempts may arrive soon enough.

Maybe I should Lawyer Up?

Watson, you wanna get FAMOUS? LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on February 01, 2013, 07:55:39 AM
Clif High seems to think that the whole internet will go down some time this year. It would be nice if the Diner got to some millions of things before that happens. I'm sorry RE but 'lawyering up' makes me think of all the old lawyer jokes.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on February 05, 2013, 07:26:53 AM
If the internet goes down this year, the having a lawyer will be as useful as having a lawn jockey. Several million hollow point rounds in DHS storage say so.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on February 05, 2013, 08:48:20 AM
If the internet goes down this year, the having a lawyer will be as useful as having a lawn jockey. Several million hollow point rounds in DHS storage say so.

Right. and if you are in a city and that happens, you won't be getting out. The question is, will DHS already be there at the exits, when the Internet goes down?

Let's hope it doesn't.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on February 05, 2013, 04:36:01 PM
Clif High seems to think that the whole internet will go down some time this year.

Temporary outtage maybe, not a permanent one though.  I wonder how long it would need to be down before  Mad Max starts?  2 hours?  24 hours?

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on February 06, 2013, 11:53:46 AM
Clif High seems to think that the whole internet will go down some time this year.

Temporary outtage maybe, not a permanent one though.  I wonder how long it would need to be down before  Mad Max starts?  2 hours?  24 hours?

RE

I begin to have withdrawal symptoms just thinking about it. I know that it will prove to be a good thing in the long run. But damn, the nervous twitching of the fingers, the cold sweats thinking that I will be unable to correct some lout spouting gibberish, the growing void in the brain where pundits' opinions usually reside... it is too much to contemplate. I may even be required to dust off my library card or visit a book store... or [and this is the killer] I may even be forced to meet people face to face.

In any case, 10 million page views in 24 hours here we come.   
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on February 06, 2013, 03:05:35 PM
Clif High seems to think that the whole internet will go down some time this year.

Temporary outtage maybe, not a permanent one though.  I wonder how long it would need to be down before  Mad Max starts?  2 hours?  24 hours?

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I begin to have withdrawal symptoms just thinking about it. I know that it will prove to be a good thing in the long run. But damn, the nervous twitching of the fingers, the cold sweats thinking that I will be unable to correct some lout spouting gibberish, the growing void in the brain where pundits' opinions usually reside... it is too much to contemplate. I may even be required to dust off my library card or visit a book store... or [and this is the killer] I may even be forced to meet people face to face.

In any case, 10 million page views in 24 hours here we come.

Wish I had your worries and attitude Buzzard.

I am more worried about finding my stock and 401 k accounts, savings and checking as well as a few cd's all emptied when TPTB lets us log back on. The 10 grand of charges I never made on my credit card will be quite depressing as well.

Would love to join you for a quiet afternoon of reading at the library;  would be forever grateful if you can spring me from debtors prison for the occasion.  :'(
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 10K Page Hits/Day AVERAGE!!!
Post by: RE on February 10, 2013, 08:23:20 PM

In any case, 10 million page views in 24 hours here we come.

10M is a ways off, but here on the 1 year Anniversary month so far we are averaging well over 10K hits/day, closer to 11K.  OMFG.

To put this in perspective, Morris Berman who recently has been having SPAM problems mentioned his Hits average around 1200/day.  Morris is a University Professor, Ph.D and published Author of several books, and the Diner gets an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE more hits every day than his Blog does.  OMFG.

What surprises me a bit is that with this much Traffic, the board here remains a relatively quiet place where maybe 20-30 Regular Diners post up.  Any theories on this?

Anyhow, I am hoping for our first 20K Day on Feb 19th.

Go out and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of the Doomstead Diner.

We are getting the MESSAGE OUT.  It's WORKING. REALLY WORKINGOMFG.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Petty Tyrant on February 10, 2013, 09:04:38 PM
Maybe the fact that google and msm are the users constantly online has something to do with it? Peter would know if they generate a lot of page hits?

other reasons for guests reading and not joining of commenting:

Main one is talk of revolution, people dont want to be associated  with it, it is already enough to get you labelled DT and dissapeaered indefinitely without a word under the current laws and people know  it.

Second reason would be while they are smart enough to keep a low profile they maybe dont feel smart enough to contribute, as this is quite an egghead club of highly informed psuedo-intellectual discourse lol. Having said that Diners who would rather take their chances in the city than put in the pittance being asked to join the community farm, when they dont even need to drop everything and go there are fucking fools.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on February 10, 2013, 09:57:08 PM
Maybe the fact that google and msm are the users constantly online has something to do with it? Peter would know if they generate a lot of page hits?

The Search Engine Bots I think were responsible for the early Exponential Growth where we Doubled page hits every couple of months or so. However, by now all the main Bots have found us, so I don't think they are that big a contributor to current growth.  I think these are real Homo Sapiens Eyeballs.

One indicator is to watch the number of "Guests" online each day.  The Bots get listed by source, Google, Baidu,MSN, Alexa etc.   Nowadays its not uncommon  to have Triple Digits in Guests Online at one time.  We never got that in the beginning, Online at once usually was 20-30.

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other reasons for guests reading and not joining of commenting:

Main one is talk of revolution, people dont want to be associated  with it, it is already enough to get you labelled DT and dissapeaered indefinitely without a word under the current laws and people know  it.

Second reason would be while they are smart enough to keep a low profile they maybe dont feel smart enough to contribute, as this is quite an egghead club of highly informed psuedo-intellectual discourse lol. Having said that Diners who would rather take their chances in the city than put in the pittance being asked to join the community farm, when they dont even need to drop everything and go there are fucking fools.

Fear is probably  factor yes, and also I agree overall we are a pretty Intimidating Bunch and you have to be confident in your writing skills and your ideas to jump into the fray.  Most of the regulars here have been contributing 6 months or more, so its tough for a Newby to jump in.

All that being said, it STILL surprises me we have had so little problem with Trolling and Dumb Ass Commentary.  Hell, even our 2 Main Trolls Socrates and F-Bomb are both smart guys, even considering Sociopathic tendencies. LOL.

I probably need to accept some responsibility also, since anybody who might post up an Oppositional Comment knows I will Hammer on it.

Anyhow, I would like to see a few more New Commentariat.  Not that I don't LOVE the Regular Diners, but I know what all of you think already. Newbies are more interesting.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on February 10, 2013, 10:29:24 PM

In any case, 10 million page views in 24 hours here we come.

10M is a ways off, but here on the 1 year Anniversary month so far we are averaging well over 10K hits/day, closer to 11K.  OMFG.

To put this in perspective, Morris Berman who recently has been having SPAM problems mentioned his Hits average around 1200/day.  Morris is a University Professor, Ph.D and published Author of several books, and the Diner gets an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE more hits every day than his Blog does.  OMFG.

What surprises me a bit is that with this much Traffic, the board here remains a relatively quiet place where maybe 20-30 Regular Diners post up.  Any theories on this?

Anyhow, I am hoping for our first 20K Day on Feb 19th.

Go out and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of the Doomstead Diner.

We are getting the MESSAGE OUT.  It's WORKING. REALLY WORKINGOMFG.

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11 guests, as I write this, in the forum. Midnight, Sunday Central USA.


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Fear is probably  factor yes, and also I agree overall we are a pretty Intimidating Bunch and you have to be confident in your writing skills and your ideas to jump into the fray.  Most of the regulars here have been contributing 6 months or more, so its tough for a Newby to jump in.

All that being said, it STILL surprises me we have had so little problem with Trolling and Dumb Ass Commentary.  Hell, even our 2 Main Trolls Socrates and F-Bomb are both smart guys, even considering Sociopathic tendencies. LOL.

I probably need to accept some responsibility also, since anybody who might post up an Oppositional Comment knows I will Hammer on it.

Anyhow, I would like to see a few more New Commentariat.  Not that I don't LOVE the Regular Diners, but I know what all of you think already. Newbies are more interesting.  :icon_mrgreen:

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I find myself censoring myself. That's never happened before. The bastards.


Uncle Bob said
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Second reason would be while they are smart enough to keep a low profile they maybe dont feel smart enough to contribute, as this is quite an egghead club of highly informed psuedo-intellectual discourse lol.


Thatz cuz this is supposed to be for fun, too, since the topics can otherwise contribute to crazy making.  :icon_mrgreen:

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on February 11, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
Indeed, we ARE at 11K average, not 10K  in Feb 2013  so far.  110,653 in 10 days.

I have decided to Move the Anniversary Celebration Party to SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 so the maximum # of Diners can participate. I will try to stay online for the full 24 hours Alaska Time.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on February 11, 2013, 06:08:09 AM
On any web site you will find that of the usually thousands of members only a relative few ever contribute meaningfully or even comment at all. I believe this relates to the average demographic of any large group. That's actually why we can have dictators. The vast majority of humans seem to naturally give up their autonomy to someone in "authority". This has carried over into the aether of the internet. As has been said, most lurkers feel intimidated by those of you who are seemingly confident and aggressive in your views.

In that sense I am an anomaly in that I represent the lurkers among us. What I seem to be missing is the intimidation gene. So whether I feel that I have something to contribute or not I can't shut my mouth. I have attempted by example to shame or cajole other lurkers into involving themselves in various discussions over the years with very little success. I submit that this will never change. Just know that your various voices are heard and considered. If the issues are important and timely there will always be those who will heed your words. For that reason be very careful because you few are 'leaders'. When I speak I always imagine that vast audience of followers acquiescing to authority. Creepy, huh?
Title: Diner Anniversary WEEK Celebration
Post by: RE on February 13, 2013, 02:22:01 AM
The original One Day PAHHHTY has now Morphed into a Week Long Bacchanalian Celebration of DOOM going from Sunday Feb 17 to Sunday Feb 24!

I’m going to send an email to all the Bloggers I cross posted inviting them to drop in at the Diner and contribute to a cross-disciplinary debate on Collapse topics in a special Anniversary Round Table thread. I’ll attach a copy of the first Diner Webzine also.
 
We’ll also hold an Anniversary Concert, where Diners and Guests also can put up their favorite Music Videos. Both threads will be on a special Anniversary Board which will be open to the public for both reading and posting during the Anniversary Week.
 
I’ll be online even more than usual to Host the Event in my best Johnny Carson impression.

Here's Johnny...

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2y58l7NCT1rpezimo1_500.gif)

Invite in Newbies from your IRL circle as well as plugging the PAHHHTY on other Doom Websites!  Time to come Out of the Closet as a Doomer and Save As Many As You Can!

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 13K Page Hits/Day WEEKLY Average!!!
Post by: RE on February 13, 2013, 11:28:20 PM
For the first time in Diner History, we have had 7 Days in a Row with Page Hits over 10K.  The Weekly Average from 2/6/2013 to 2/13/2013 was 13,080 PH/Day.  Lotta 13s in there for you Numerology Buffs (WHD).  :icon_mrgreen:

Definitely on a ROLL!  On track to see 4M Page Hits in 2013, Double the 2012 Total.  EXPONENTIAL GROWTH! OMFG.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: RE hits 4000 Posts!
Post by: RE on February 22, 2013, 01:20:03 AM
This is post #4000 off my keyboard inside the Diner.  Around 11/day average.  :icon_mrgreen:

Have Keyboard, Will Travel.

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/245806/palladin-o.gif)

Fastest Keyboard in the Collapse Blogosphere! 

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Title: DD Growth Milestones:300K MONTHLY Page Hits!
Post by: RE on February 28, 2013, 12:02:47 AM
Feb 2013 has accrued the greatest number of Monthly Page Hits EVER for the Diner, over 300,000 already with still a full day left.

This in the short month of Feb with only 28 Days in it.  This means for the Math Challenged out there we now average over 10,000 Page Hits/Day!!!!!

Assuming the general trend continues, we could hit 4M Page Hits for 2013. YOWZA.

Thanks again to all the Diners involved here making our Board interesting reading for Kollapsniks on the Web.

DOOMSTEAD DINER #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!

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Title: There is SOMETHING Happening Here...
Post by: RE on March 03, 2013, 12:54:26 AM
New Record of 17,981 PH/Day yesterday. Closing in RAPIDLY on 20K Page Hits/Day.  I think it will HAPPEN this month. OMFG.  This is 8 days in a row over 10K.

There is something HAPPENING HERE, what it IS ain't exactly clear...

http://www.youtube.com/v/gp5JCrSXkJY

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on March 03, 2013, 05:00:32 AM
I've said what it is in my last two blogs.  That 100th monkey is waking up, that's what is happening.  I can feel it in me bones. 

The thing is, this time it's going to be different, because not all of the monkeys are going to wake.  But I think the majority of them who are going to wake up, are stirring now. 
Title: Re: There is SOMETHING Happening Here...
Post by: WHD on March 03, 2013, 08:47:33 AM
New Record of 17,981 PH/Day yesterday. Closing in RAPIDLY on 20K Page Hits/Day.  I think it will HAPPEN this month. OMFG.  This is 8 days in a row over 10K.

There is something HAPPENING HERE, what it IS ain't exactly clear...

http://www.youtube.com/v/gp5JCrSXkJY

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Sounds to me like there's a hunger out there for a different way of doing things. I think if the foxstead happens, that might strike a nerve in a lot of people. 20,000 could end up seeming quaint. How about 100,000/dy by 2015?
Title: Re: There is SOMETHING Happening Here...
Post by: RE on March 03, 2013, 04:01:02 PM
Sounds to me like there's a hunger out there for a different way of doing things. I think if the foxstead happens, that might strike a nerve in a lot of people. 20,000 could end up seeming quaint. How about 100,000/dy by 2015?

I think we're going to need a Bigger Boat.
(http://atomicgator.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/roy-scheider-jaws.jpg)

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Title: DD Milestones: 19,000 Page Hits/Day!!!
Post by: RE on March 11, 2013, 03:09:47 AM
We skipped right over the 18,000 number into 19,014 yesterday, on the CUSP now of 20K.  OMFG.

Also, we have had 5 digit Page Hits now every day since the last week of Feb, and the Moving Average is at around 15K hits/day.

I figure the typical reader hits 5 pages/day, so we probably have in the Nabe of 3000 regular readers.  :icon_sunny:

There's SOMETHING happening here...

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on March 11, 2013, 05:55:15 AM
well I'm honored to be a part of it :laugh:

Must feel pretty good to see it taking off after all the work you put into it. 
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 19,000 Page Hits/Day!!!
Post by: WHD on March 11, 2013, 08:54:38 AM
We skipped right over the 18,000 number into 19,014 yesterday, on the CUSP now of 20K.  OMFG.

Also, we have had 5 digit Page Hits now every day since the last week of Feb, and the Moving Average is at around 15K hits/day.

I figure the typical reader hits 5 pages/day, so we probably have in the Nabe of 3000 regular readers.  :icon_sunny:

There's SOMETHING happening here...

RE

3000 regular readers, and about 20 regulars to semi-regulars in the commentariat. Quite the percentage. I wonder how many of those 3000 are checking into the forum regularly? 

Thanks Diners, visitors, guests. My take on those who venture here - courageous. Blessings,

WHD  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 19,000 Page Hits/Day!!!
Post by: RE on March 11, 2013, 03:07:50 PM
I wonder how many of those 3000 are checking into the forum regularly? 

Those stats come off the SMF software, so I am pretty sure that represents views of the Forum pages, not the Blog pages.

This may also explain why the Alexa ranking hasn't changed much despite much larger numbers of page hits.  Alexa might focus mainly on the blog index page.

Nice to have you and LD aboard.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2013, 12:50:44 AM
The Diner passed the 1M mark in Page Hits for 2013 in just under 3 months.  Also, March Page Hits a New Record over 400K, which means it is pretty likely we hit 5M Page Hits for 2013, with just moderate expected Growth.  Still Exponential Growth, more than Double the 2012 Hits of around 1.7M

We DEFINITELY have readership out there.  Imagine if we could charge a Penny a Hit! That would be $50K for 2013!

I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

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Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: jdwheeler42 on March 30, 2013, 04:27:12 AM
The Diner passed the 1M mark in Page Hits for 2013 in just under 3 months....
We DEFINITELY have readership out there.  Imagine if we could charge a Penny a Hit! That would be $50K for 2013!
I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

Okay, since you asked...

Are you familiar with the story of the goose that lay the Golden Eggs?

How many of those 1M hits are bots?

How many people comment daily?

I think changing to subscription only would be a serious mistake.  Since I approve of where the money is going, I'd be willing to pay, but otherwise, I'd take a wait and see approach, to make sure others get on board first.

If you seriously want to take advantage of the number of page hits, I'd look in to accepting advertising.
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2013, 04:36:06 AM
I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

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Congratulations on the hits. As they used to say, "the hits just keep on comin'."

Ixnay on the argeschay.. Bad idea.
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: g on March 30, 2013, 05:28:41 AM
The Diner passed the 1M mark in Page Hits for 2013 in just under 3 months.  Also, March Page Hits a New Record over 400K, which means it is pretty likely we hit 5M Page Hits for 2013, with just moderate expected Growth.  Still Exponential Growth, more than Double the 2012 Hits of around 1.7M

We DEFINITELY have readership out there.  Imagine if we could charge a Penny a Hit! That would be $50K for 2013!

I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

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Coercion

Pigman Idea

Root of all Evil

Pay4View

Pay up or Shut up

Censorship

Poll Tax

"Drooling" Bankster scumbag oppression

Whoring

Usury

Mammon Worship

Deliver us From Evil God Mammon!

Forgive us For Doubting You Lord Mammon, we Now Beg For Your Grace and Goodness

World Without Money Was Blasphemous Dear Mammon, Forgive us we beg you as we Require your Goodness to be present now to Atone for our Prior Sins

Money buys success and happiness Dear Mammon, forgive us our folly in not realizing that.

We are building a paradise on earth where monthly streams of manna from your heavenly font dear Mammon will nourish us and give us strength.

Mammon Mammon Mammon Mammon Mammon Mammon Mammon Mammon we sing your beloved name in praise and submission to your Reign on earth.

                                                 
God # 5 of DD
God # 5 of DD

 :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :'(                                                     ;D :D


Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: monsta666 on March 30, 2013, 05:52:47 AM
I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

Not a good idea. The number of hits to the site or to the forum at least would plummet. There would be less of a chance of new people joining if all they could see is the Kitchen Sink. I feel it is the string of good posts on multiple boards that attracts high quality posters (and this is what the Diner has been receiving a lot in these past few months). I don't think it would be wise to jeopardise this model as the loss of further good posters is likely to outweigh any potential benefits (Foxstead funds) which are likely to be fairly modest. Starting a compulsory subscription service to gain access to the Diner also goes against the mission statement of save as many as you can.

If raising funds becomes an issue I think the best approach would be to consider fundraising events to gain the necessary cash. Now I am aware in the future there is some planning on that area but the fundraising events I suggest would not need a whole lot of planning. Run a 10k event for Foxstead? Organise a small 3-6 week teaching course on gardening (or some other useful skill) with some of the proceeds that people pay for the course directed towards the Foxstead project. If we hash out a bunch of ideas to raise funds via charitable events then that would be better as none of those activities would impact the traffic of the Diner in any way. If anything it could actually increase the number of hits on the Diner if we can somehow include real life plug-ins to the site in these events. I suppose we would need to increase our presence on Facebook and other social network sites as that could help in getting the word out.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on March 30, 2013, 06:16:23 AM
definitely not a good idea RE.  We want to save as many as we can correct?  I mean, but only if you're willing to pay?  That's not why I'm here. 
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: WHD on March 30, 2013, 07:08:41 AM
The Diner passed the 1M mark in Page Hits for 2013 in just under 3 months.  Also, March Page Hits a New Record over 400K, which means it is pretty likely we hit 5M Page Hits for 2013, with just moderate expected Growth.  Still Exponential Growth, more than Double the 2012 Hits of around 1.7M

We DEFINITELY have readership out there.  Imagine if we could charge a Penny a Hit! That would be $50K for 2013!

I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

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OMG! It's probably all those government agents who are like, I never heard the Truth before! LOL. I say, a resounding NO for the subscription thing. That would kill it forever - no lie. On the forum home page though, I'd be up for a Voluntary Subscription category, a header all to itself, at the top of the list, explaining why we are asking for support. We can all make a statement. We still wouldn't see much, I'm sure - people don't think at all about dropping $20/month+ on soda pop - there are also a shocking number of people in America who think if they make one public Internet comment, or support any group monetarily that might be critical of gov/corp/bank, that the Gestapo will be crashing down the door that day. Which if that were true, we'd all have been in a mass grave a long time ago. People don't get, they don't have the freedom they don't speak up for, and support.    :icon_sunny:

That said - Golden Oxen - look who's calling the kettle gold?  :evil4:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A Diner first?
Post by: monsta666 on March 30, 2013, 07:33:31 AM
Just as a side-note I noticed the Diner has had two consecutive days where the number of posts on each day was exactly the same at 65. This was followed by two further consecutive days where the number of posts was 114 in each day. Are there any statisticians on the Diner? What are the odds of this happening? Is this a good luck charm or is it a terrible omen? Should I break dance or hit for the covers? Should we try to go for a hat-trick of 114 posts this day (it is still on) or will that bring more bad luck to the Diner?

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Date               Posts
2013-03-26    65    
2013-03-27    65    
2013-03-28    114    
2013-03-29    114
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on March 30, 2013, 07:46:40 AM
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That said - Golden Oxen - look who's calling the kettle gold?  :evil4:

?? Don't get it.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on March 30, 2013, 08:11:24 AM
I respectfully suggest that someone write a short description of the Foxstead project (I use "project" for want of a better word) that would include some personal bios of the principal participants and a general description of the goals of the project. To this attach a donation button that will allow funds in any amount to be collected and channeled to a dedicated Foxstead bank account (or maybe a mattress, your choice).

This would allow those with no hope or ability of ever participating personally to gift you as way of expressing their support. The strength of internet solicitation is in these large numbers of views you're accumulating. You might find that in time lots of money could be raised this way, although I'm sure it would start off slow.

There definitely should be a window that shows the current total collected this way, so that people who contribute could see their contribution make the fund grow.

This would require only scrupulous stewardship on your part and some effort from someone like maybe Peter (whom I don't know yet, but certainly admire for his skills).

I'm guessing you could raise far more money this way than through a subscription.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 30, 2013, 10:36:25 AM
That was a predictably popular idea.  LOL.

Goose that laid the Golden Egg?  More like the Goose that laid NO Eggs.  No, make it the Goose that EATS EGGS. The Diner makes Negative Money.  LOL. We already have a Donation Button,  the local Girl Scout Troop raises more money doing a Car Wash.  A Progress Meter might help a little, but not that much I think.

Far as Saving who we Can goes, we provide Free Content on the Blog.  I don't see an obligation to make all the interior pages free also.  We were talking about selling "How-to" Manuals as part of the Project.  How is this different?  You're also restricting that information just to those who will pay for it.

I would of course prefer a world in which money was not part of the equation, but we ain't there yet.  So generating some income here is important for numerous reasons.  Ads make websites look awful, I can't stand them.

Anyone reading can afford $1/month, even Chinese making $2/day can afford it.  LOL.

Anyhow, not doing it yet, just thought I'd float the idea.

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Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: DoomerSupport on March 30, 2013, 10:43:53 AM
The Diner passed the 1M mark in Page Hits for 2013 in just under 3 months.  Also, March Page Hits a New Record over 400K, which means it is pretty likely we hit 5M Page Hits for 2013, with just moderate expected Growth.  Still Exponential Growth, more than Double the 2012 Hits of around 1.7M

We DEFINITELY have readership out there.  Imagine if we could charge a Penny a Hit! That would be $50K for 2013!

I am toying with the idea of closing all boards except the Kitchen Sink to Subscription Only, $12/year, $1/month to raise Foxstead Funding.  Opinions solicited here from Diners on this idea.

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If you have the traffic, monitize it.  The company I work for makes $ 5M a year though on-line advertising, a fraction of our overall revenue but not to be sneezed at. 

I run a SMF installation myself, a private board for erotica writers earning six figures or better (not related to the above) and I'm sure I've seen Google adword plus-ins.  Savinar was making a couple of hundred a month off LATOC until he got back on the dominant paradigm gravy-train.

Links to doomer books on Amazon gets you a royalty on purchases made by the inbound user.

I'm not sure if I'd pay to look behind a firewall at a forum.  As amusing as it is to munch popcorn while watching RE napalm people who have alternative viewpoints to his, and see others try and drag down those of you trying to walk the walk (which is how I see "it's not going to work" versus the more positive "have you considered the challenges X will present you?") types of naysaying posts, it's not worth paying for.   

Paywalls work for information gathered, cleaned up and presented well, but while that may be present to some degree (some excellent posts here) I've always seen forums as a place where people talk things out.  That's going to include newbies who need to talk/write through the same process we've been though and repeat what was in a thread six months or six days ago.

A peakprosperity paywall in front of the blogs might work, but not for forums. 
 
just a newbie's 5 cents worth (used to be two but we got inflation).


H

Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: DoomerSupport on March 30, 2013, 11:29:07 AM

How many of those 1M hits are bots?


That's easy to determine, you can filter out the not traffic in google analytics, as well as see what platform the users is coming form and for hits that originated on SERPs, the search phrase.  Unless they are logged into Google, in which case they don't let you see that unless you're running a SEM campaign. I'm not a fan of Google's business practices.

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A Diner first?
Post by: reanteben on March 30, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
Just as a side-note I noticed the Diner has had two consecutive days where the number of posts on each day was exactly the same at 65. This was followed by two further consecutive days where the number of posts was 114 in each day. Are there any statisticians on the Diner? What are the odds of this happening? Is this a good luck charm or is it a terrible omen? Should I break dance or hit for the covers? Should we try to go for a hat-trick of 114 posts this day (it is still on) or will that bring more bad luck to the Diner?

Quote from: Diner stats
Date               Posts
2013-03-26    65    
2013-03-27    65    
2013-03-28    114    
2013-03-29    114

i think we should continue the trend and go for 200 today and tomorrow. and then give up. :)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: jdwheeler42 on March 30, 2013, 12:31:05 PM
Have you heard of the "True Fan" model?  I came across it with Marcin Jakubowski's Factor-E Farm (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Main_Page (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Main_Page)).  I would be willing to pay $1 / month today to get a little badge by my name in the forum showing that I am a supporter of the Doomstead Diner.
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2013, 04:11:03 PM

I'm not sure if I'd pay to look behind a firewall at a forum.  As amusing as it is to munch popcorn while watching RE napalm people who have alternative viewpoints to his, and see others try and drag down those of you trying to walk the walk (which is how I see "it's not going to work" versus the more positive "have you considered the challenges X will present you?") types of naysaying posts, it's not worth paying for.

Oh come on.  I'll bet a board where I non-stop Napalm Mr. Wizard JMG  and Jimmy Kuntsler would rake in mega-bucks from the Doom Crowd.  :icon_mrgreen:

Anyhow, I came up with a Gimmick Idea I'm going to try with my upcoming "Defying Death" autobiographical post.  I'll save the Surprise for tomorrow.

RE
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: luciddreams on March 30, 2013, 05:56:56 PM

I'm not sure if I'd pay to look behind a firewall at a forum.  As amusing as it is to munch popcorn while watching RE napalm people who have alternative viewpoints to his, and see others try and drag down those of you trying to walk the walk (which is how I see "it's not going to work" versus the more positive "have you considered the challenges X will present you?") types of naysaying posts, it's not worth paying for.

Oh come on.  I'll bet a board where I non-stop Napalm Mr. Wizard JMG  and Jimmy Kuntsler would rake in mega-bucks from the Doom Crowd.  :icon_mrgreen:

Anyhow, I came up with a Gimmick Idea I'm going to try with my upcoming "Defying Death" autobiographical post.  I'll save the Surprise for tomorrow.

RE

knock'em dead RE...and I mean, napalm JMG.  Let him have it.  And I'm a student of his (through books).  I'd personally like to see how he handles it. 

Also, JHK enlightened me about PO with his book "TLE."  I was a member of the kunstlercast forum for years...as LD to. 

So do it, call attention to the foxstead.  The more attention the better.  I respect both JMG and JHK.  I've been thinkin' bout droppin' back into the kunstlercast boards to create a DD thread.  I've got some old school pull there since I became a member in 2007, shortly after it's creation.  I'm sure I'd get a few people over here to check it out. 
Title: Re: DD Milestones: 1,000,000 1st Quarter Page Hits!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2013, 06:10:11 PM
knock'em dead RE...and I mean, napalm JMG.  Let him have it.

It would be fun, but unlikely  Mr. Wizard would drop by to respond.  Not sure if Revving Up my Persona of the "Bad Boy of Doom" is the best way to Advertise the Diner either.  Napalming the Living Shit out of everybody on PeakOil.com didn't exactly endear me to the community at large.  LOL.

Quote
I've been thinkin' bout droppin' back into the kunstlercast boards to create a DD thread.  I've got some old school pull there since I became a member in 2007, shortly after it's creation.  I'm sure I'd get a few people over here to check it out.

This OTOH is very GOOD PLUGGING, which hasn't been undertaken in a while.  You might also ask JHK if he is OK with Cross Posting on the Diner.  I tried emailing him but it bounced back as undeliverable.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on March 30, 2013, 06:35:38 PM
Ima drop in to the dewdrop in tonight over at the kunstlercast forum and see what kinda shit I can stir.   ;D

This should be interesting. 

I'll link to the Community Owned Doomstead thread and see what happens.

Never know...maybe magic 8)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: bob on March 30, 2013, 07:56:57 PM
I dont think it would be good for the diner. Youve tried it on one board and didnt work so you know the same thing will happen for the rest of them.

I got burned on a purchase in 04 sending money to the US to buy something, now I never do internet banking, ebay, gumtree, craigslist. etc. Gimme an adress to send a checque, no problem but I dont do credit/debit card details over the net no ways.

Most readers are lurkers, and at least half do not want to be traceable in any way. As WHD said, they "think" they can be getting in trouble, not kicking your door in right now. But yes these activities of profiling being critical of govt and other things, are profiled as potential DT, and pay per view would easily be classified as "providing material support for terrorism", plenty of horror stories and only getting worse, more legislation all the time and acted on retrospectively. Attempts to violate Dr/client privelege so all the private info goes into their databases. I have had detectives offer to pay for producing reports on deceased people they think were murdered. Shove it sideways up your ass I say.

Ive already said elsewhere what I think about how to get the money you need in a hurry. Forget this 10K/year peanuts for "sweat". Thats slavery, You want 10K for 3 months for 2 guys, thats more than fair, anyone who wont pay that is a tightass cheapskate.

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: monsta666 on April 12, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
Bit late to spot this but...

OVER 20,000 POSTS OF DOOM MADE ON THE DINER!!!
Title: DD Milestones: 3,000,000 Page Hits!
Post by: RE on April 20, 2013, 07:20:34 PM
3,000,000

If you count Derivative Page Hits, we are approaching Quadrillions. I neglected to inform Diners that I have been Rehypothecating all Page Hits on the Bitcoin Platform.  We are now worth 800T Prime Numbers.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 20,000 Single Day Page Hits!
Post by: RE on April 26, 2013, 12:59:17 AM
After flirting with this Milestone for the last couple of months with a few 19K days, yesterday we finally BROKE THROUGH the 20K Page Hits/Day Barrier,  recording 21020 Page Hits in the SMF.

The Bots LOVE Us!  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 20,000 Single Day Page Hits!
Post by: DoomerSupport on April 26, 2013, 07:15:17 AM
After flirting with this Milestone for the last couple of months with a few 19K days, yesterday we finally BROKE THROUGH the 20K Page Hits/Day Barrier,  recording 21020 Page Hits in the SMF.

The Bots LOVE Us!  LOL.

RE

Are you saying most visitors would fail the Turing test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test)?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 20,000 Single Day Page Hits!
Post by: RE on April 26, 2013, 08:03:45 AM

Are you saying most visitors would fail the Turing test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test)?

I wouldn't be surprised.

RE
Title: A Lurker Ponies Up!
Post by: RE on April 26, 2013, 04:48:29 PM
Hey gang, we got our first Major Donation from a Lurker today!  A Hoser Babe from the Great White North made a $50 Donation.  Speaking for all the Diner Writers, I would like to express our thanks for one of our readers contributing a bit here for the information and entertainment we offer up each day. :icon_mrgreen:  Here's a Molson's to you, eh?

(http://www.cbc.ca/75/images/McKenzie%20Photo%205a.jpg)

9,999 more of those, and the SUN :icon_sunny: Project is off the ground!  We'll have just TONS of stuff to write about then!

PONY UP Today!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 444 Diners
Post by: RE on May 05, 2013, 02:56:34 AM
There are now 444 Registered Bots, Spammers, Lurkers and a few Homo Sapiens as Diners!

Only 222 more to go before we hit the BIG 666!

Who will be the Lucky New Diner to be Number 666?  What an HONOR!  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 444 Diners
Post by: RE on May 05, 2013, 03:02:21 AM

Who will be the Lucky New Diner to be Number 666?  What an HONOR!  :icon_mrgreen:



Note to Self:  Monitor CLOSELY when approaching 666 and register an alternate ID as "SATAN".   :evil4:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 444 Diners
Post by: luciddreams on May 05, 2013, 05:01:32 AM

Who will be the Lucky New Diner to be Number 666?  What an HONOR!  :icon_mrgreen:



Note to Self:  Monitor CLOSELY when approaching 666 and register an alternate ID as "SATAN".   :evil4:

RE

Nice ;D  Just don't tell anyone so that you can act up on the spiritual boards from time to time :D
Title: DD Growth Milestones: RE HITS 5000 POSTS!
Post by: RE on May 19, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
This is Post #5000 on the Doomstead Diner for RE.  :icon_mrgreen:

If you think that is a lot of shit off this Keyboard, one of these days I'll open up one of my old Yahoo Groups (NOT Reverse Engineering!) for perusal.  No idea absolute totals, but I've been non-stop Internet Commenting on Blogs & Forums for around 15 years or so, so it is almost certainly in 6 Figures all together.  :icon_mrgreen:

Anyhow, I am UPPING Posting Requirement to 5000 today for Chief Cook & Bottlewasher Status.

Catch me if you can.   :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: DD Milestones: 2,000,000 in 1st Half of 2013
Post by: RE on June 24, 2013, 11:49:02 PM
With the first half of 2013 not yet quite over, we have already exceeded our Page Bot Hits  for all of Year One of 2012 on the Diner!  Still exhibiting Exponential Growth over the longer term, though we seem to have Plateaued here in Monthly Bot Hits now.

The latest addition of Podcasts (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/podcasts/) has brought the Diner to a New Level, and New Features are being added all the time.  Surly's That Was the Week That Was in Doom has been a tremendous hit here on the Diner, and Diner TV is also in its Infancy and Planning Stages.

Assuming the Net does not go Dark in the next year or the Boys in the Black Cadillac Escalades don't show up at the Cabin to whisk me off to GITMO in the next 6 months, I think the Diner will top 4M Bot Hits, and maybe catch a few new Sentient Homo Sapiens also.  :icon_mrgreen:

Thanks again to all the Diners who have made this project possible.

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!!!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: DoomerSupport on July 02, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
Having to move hosting temporary due to overload (even if created by greedy hosting service) is still a milestone!

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 02, 2013, 09:46:08 PM
Having to move hosting temporary due to overload (even if created by greedy hosting service) is still a milestone!

Not as big a Milestone as getting shutdown by the NSA, but pretty good.  :icon_mrgreen:

I shall be interested now in whether they meet their own 48 hour timeline to fix it there.  They gotta realize we are likely to Jump Ship, you dropped a pretty big hint on the Support Ticket.  LOL.

I gotta say, I feel a whole lot better now that you have a complete copy of the databases on your server.  They can't hold the data hostage now and keep pushing bigger packages on me that I don't yet need.  That was the gist of one of the support team's updates, that I need a dedicated server.  This made it obvious this was a Money Grab.

So, appear not to have to face down the NSA for a while yet.  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Message from Auric Goldfinger
Post by: g on July 22, 2013, 04:21:41 PM
Diners, I am sad to announce that Golden Oxen will not be able to attend the Gala this evening in celebration of his 3000th posting.

Like Marlon Brando at the Oscars, business keeps him from the testimonials to his record of achievement and well over a year of contributions to the diner.

He is hard at work on his latest book " I Lived Over a Year With Lefties and Survived 3000 postings."

He has asked me to ask RE to keep the testimonials as short as possible and get to the Champagne and Dinner ASAP.

It is also my pleasure to announce his favorite singer will be singing a favorite song of GO'S and accepting the award in his behalf.

I am also taking GO out for one of his favorite dishes, Veal Catherine, and a bottle of St. Emilion  to commemorate the event.

Thanks for your attention, GO'S dearest friend,  Mr. Auric Goldfinger.

                                                               
Mr Auric Goldfinger
Mr Auric Goldfinger

                                                                                             http://www.youtube.com/v/yHt-2GonU-8&fs=1
                                                                                             
                                                                                                Roy Orbison accepting award on behalf of GO
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: monsta666 on July 22, 2013, 05:06:25 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3311/3223464641_693b1a7073_z.jpg)

Congrats on reaching 3000 posts. At this rate you will make Chief Cook & Bottlewasher in no time. Just 2000 more posts to go! As a little treat here is link to the old classic Goldfinger enjoy!

http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/941548/ (http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/941548/)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 22, 2013, 05:16:37 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3311/3223464641_693b1a7073_z.jpg)

Congrats on reaching 3000 posts. At this rate you will make Chief Cook & Bottlewasher in no time. Just 2000 more posts to go! As a little treat here is link to the old classic Goldfinger enjoy!

http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/941548/ (http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/941548/)

Thanks, Monsta, Known all along I could count on you to show up. Most Appreciated, GO
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 22, 2013, 05:51:28 PM


                                                   Elvis Presley called Roy Orbison "the greatest singer in the world". Barry
Gibb of the Bee Gees referred to Orbison as the "Voice of God". Multiple
Academy Award winning songwriter Will Jennings ("My Heart Will Go On", from
the Titanic soundtrack), called him a "poet, a songwriter, a vision" after
working and together writing Roy's song "Wild Hearts" for the 1985 motion
picture, Insignificance.

A powerful influence on his contemporaries such as The Rolling Stones, in
1963 Roy Orbison headlined a European tour with The Beatles, becoming
lifelong friends with the band, in particular with John Lennon and George
Harrison (Orbison would later record with them both). During their tour of
Europe, an impressed Roy Orbison encouraged The Beatles to come to the
United States. When they finally decided to try America, they asked Orbison
to manage their first tour but his own schedule forced him to turn down what
was to become an astounding success.


                                                               http://www.youtube.com/v/GCe40AlSAsE&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on July 23, 2013, 05:17:31 AM
Congrats GO!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2013, 05:31:57 AM
3000 Posts? CHUMP CHANGE!  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2013, 05:41:27 AM
Congrats GO!

Thanks Doc, most appreciated.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2013, 05:57:56 AM
3000 Posts? CHUMP CHANGE!  LOL.

RE

Is  that anyway to treat your top poster and contributor dear Dungeon Master?

The fact that I don't even charge for my contributions, but give freely from my Golden Heart should in itself elicit a more favorable response.

But that's what I like about the Diner, Free Expression, No Censorship, Spirited open Discussion.  :emthup: :emthup:

Just make sure you don't Mess with Stalin, and stay out of that dungeon, or one of his no can see or hear boards he has created to promote free exchange of ideas. Of course, they are not really censorship areas, you can always be a good boy or girl for a while and be free again. The DM is just a wonderful fair person.  :laugh: :Benny_monkeysmilies:

                                                                   
GO gratified at DM testimonial on post 3000
GO gratified at DM testimonial on post 3000
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 23, 2013, 11:55:41 AM


The fact that I don't even charge for my contributions, but give freely from my Golden Heart should in itself elicit a more favorable response.


                                                                   
GO gratified at DM testimonial on post 3000
GO gratified at DM testimonial on post 3000

GO, you crack me up. :laugh: :laugh:

(I don't know wherethehell you guys find these emoticons on steroids....)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Snowleopard on July 23, 2013, 12:30:05 PM
 
Quote
(I don't know wherethehell you guys find these emoticons on steroids....)

I've often wondered the same about some of the more elaborate emoticons i see here, but this one :Benny_monkeysmilies:  is hiding behind the [more] button above the posting box along with a few others.   :LolLolLolLol:   :roll2:   :spacecraft:
Title: DD Milestones: 5000 Podcast Listens
Post by: RE on August 03, 2013, 11:23:26 AM
My very first post in this thread was when the Diner passed 5000 Page Views.

Today, Diner Podcasts passed 5000 Listens.

BOOYAH!


RE now FAMOUS for something besides being the best Napalm Artist and Troll in the Collapse Blogosphere!  LOL

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on August 03, 2013, 11:57:33 AM
That's a milestone you can be and should be proud of. Beware the karma of fame, though, Godfather. LOL.
Title: DD Milestones: RE HITS 6000 Posts!
Post by: RE on August 04, 2013, 09:13:39 PM
Coming up on 6666.... :evil4:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 666 posts
Post by: monsta666 on August 19, 2013, 01:34:19 PM
monsta666 reaches his 666 post!

666!!!

The day of judgement must be close at hand!

(http://www.666truth.org/portals/_default/skins/666Truth/images/666-antichrist_02.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 666 posts
Post by: Surly1 on August 19, 2013, 01:37:30 PM
monsta666 reaches his 666 post!

666!!!

The day of judgement must be close at hand!

(http://www.666truth.org/portals/_default/skins/666Truth/images/666-antichrist_02.jpg)

Clearly time to repent.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 666 posts
Post by: RE on August 19, 2013, 01:38:35 PM
monsta666 reaches his 666 post!

Kudos Monsta.

TEOTWAWKI though comes with Podcast #666.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 666 posts
Post by: monsta666 on August 19, 2013, 01:43:32 PM
TEOTWAWKI though comes with Podcast #666.  :icon_mrgreen:

I shot gun that podcast and will be the guest on that episode.
Title: Re: 666 for Monsta.
Post by: Eddie on August 19, 2013, 01:56:22 PM
Congratulations Monsta. You would have reached this milestone much sooner if you weren't so hung up on quality. LOL.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on August 19, 2013, 06:29:13 PM
Monsta, Congrats on 666.  Like Doc said, it is the Quality that makes the number so special.  :emthup: :emthup:
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 10,000 Podcast Listens
Post by: RE on September 25, 2013, 12:02:55 AM
Today we went to 5 Digits in the Podcast Listens on Soundcloud!  This in roughly 3 months of operation far as Podcasting is concerned, for an average above 100/Day in Listens.  Unlike the Page Hits, all the Podcast Listens are likely to be Human Earballs, not Bots.  We have listeners all over the Globe to the Diner Podcasts also.

Also doing well are the new Diner Vidcasts.  Both the Vidcast done with Ugo Bardi and the one done with Gail Tverberg & Brian Davey are well into Triple Digits in less than a month online.  I expect the Upcoming Vidcast scheduled for this weekend recording to do even better than that.

Our Forum has been slow, but perhaps we need to morph some here as the Diner grows.  Changes happen, and you need to adapt to them.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QU6lfcgvFZk?feature=player_detailpage
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on September 29, 2013, 05:04:12 PM
Growth. Growth. Growth. Has it infected you guys too? What ever happened to "small is beautiful"? You surely realize by now that all of this isn't really serving any purpose other than to say, "We did it". This isn't a competition. As my old friend Dan used to say, "Where EG0 I Go."
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on September 29, 2013, 05:20:46 PM
Growth. Growth. Growth. Has it infected you guys too? What ever happened to "small is beautiful"? You surely realize by now that all of this isn't really serving any purpose other than to say, "We did it". This isn't a competition. As my old friend Dan used to say, "Where EG0 I Go."

Here on the Diner it's "Where Ugo Goes, I Go".  :icon_mrgreen:

The importance of Growth far as the Diner is concerned is the "Save As Many As You Can" Motto.  Obviously the more people we reach, the more people are made aware of the issues surrounding Collapse and can thus prepare accordingly.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Guy McPherson & NTHE makes Quadruple Digits!
Post by: RE on October 04, 2013, 10:30:23 PM
1000 Listens!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/xoFquax2F-k?feature=player_detailpage

Who says Doom doesn't sell?  The Doomiest of all our Podcast Guests, Uber Doomer Guy McPherson hit 1000 Listens today, in just 3 months time on the Podcast page.  Guy's Podcast has "legs" and continues to get a few new listeners every day.

In Celebration of this accomplishment, I'm going to invite Guy back for an Extinction Update podcast to get the latest in Mass Death prognostications.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones-Site Upgrade
Post by: RE on October 28, 2013, 05:04:58 PM
I had to increase the Diner Hosting Package from "Medium"  to "Large" due to increasing Traffic and more bandwidth consumption.  :icon_sunny:

Also, Haniel is working on getting the SUN  :icon_sunny: initial WP website up, and LD & GM are working on getting a SUN  :icon_sunny: Credit Union acct set up in SC.

Making some headway here.  Hopefully we can Launch the Lifeboats before the Titanic goes down.

(http://www.titanicuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/titanic-sinking.jpg)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: HUGE Visitor Spike
Post by: RE on October 31, 2013, 08:10:21 PM
We had a HUGE spike in visitors yesterday on Google Analytics, virtually double our daily average from 400 to 800.  Our most recent 30-day Moving Average is now over 7000 visitors, when Haniel installed the Google Analytics widget on the Admin Page of WP after we moved the website, it started around 3000.  With current numbers of dailies, this should go to 5 digits fairly soon.

The Stats on the Forum are also starting to get back up to the numbers we had before the GTFO of Dodge Bugout from the Old Hosting Service.

So overall it looks like we are still showing steady Growth, with a nice balance between New and Returning Visitors.

I think we will get another big bounce once we get the SUN  :icon_sunny: website up and running.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on November 01, 2013, 05:38:12 AM
I for one enjoy having new folks take the time to visit the forum and make some comments.

It does seem like everyone who comes here has one thing, at least, in common. We are all in  a state of grief about what's going on in our world.

I'm glad to see the stats going up.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on November 01, 2013, 07:17:32 AM
Quote
We had a HUGE spike in visitors yesterday on Google Analytics, virtually double our daily average from 400 to 800.

Most likely due to my re appearance. Difficult to conjure any other reason relating to yesterday; after all, I am hardly an unknown. Glad to be of service Dear Leader.

                                             
Mr Auric Goldfinger
Mr Auric Goldfinger
 :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-grin:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on November 01, 2013, 07:21:19 AM
I, for one, thank my Higher Power that you came back and brought your minions with you, you old stick.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on November 02, 2013, 04:20:48 AM
Quote
We had a HUGE spike in visitors yesterday on Google Analytics, virtually double our daily average from 400 to 800.

Most likely due to my re appearance. Difficult to conjure any other reason relating to yesterday; after all, I am hardly an unknown. Glad to be of service Dear Leader.

 :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-grin:

NOW we know the reason.

 :exp-grin:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on November 02, 2013, 04:49:49 AM
Quote
We had a HUGE spike in visitors yesterday on Google Analytics, virtually double our daily average from 400 to 800.

Most likely due to my re appearance. Difficult to conjure any other reason relating to yesterday; after all, I am hardly an unknown. Glad to be of service Dear Leader.

 :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh: :exp-grin:

NOW we know the reason.

 :exp-grin:

It was Nothing, I used to draw millions in the sixties.  ;)

                                           
Auric Goldfinger
Auric Goldfinger

Title: DD Growth Milestones: 4M SMF Page Hits in 2013!
Post by: RE on January 02, 2014, 12:08:20 AM
4100268

page hits recorded by the SMF in 2013.  This more than DOUBLED the number of Bots and Spammers that hit the Diner in 2012!

EXPONENTIAL GROWTH!

LOL.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Top Ten Diner Posters
Post by: RE on January 02, 2014, 12:37:16 AM
After almost 2 years of Active Diner Posting, here's how the Race shapes up:


RE
    8034
Golden Oxen
    4141
Surly1
    3117
agelbert
    2871
WHD
    2308
Eddie
    1548
JoeP
    1528
Ashvin
    1464
luciddreams
    1450
jdwheeler42
    1025

Secretariat RE out in the lead by 31 Lengths.  :icon_mrgreen:  Catch me if you can, slowpokes!

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

RE

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on January 02, 2014, 08:04:20 AM
OK... OK... I give up. That Secretariat video did it. I remember watching that race on TV at the time. I was absolutely stunned by that performance. It will never be equaled. That horse was a mutant! So bigger IS in fact BETTER. What do I know? I think the semi-adversarial linkage with Guy didn't hurt any. Bringing the tribes together isn't as easy as it seems is it? I admit to being a bit saddened by all the psycho-drama. But it has happened many times before, no? Back in the days of PeakOil.com and LATOC it ran through like a river flood.

I actually agree with the philosophy of no rules free speech. It clears the air.

Well... on to #1

By the way, I don't see it as a competition anymore. In my younger days I was a rabid winner at all costs. I did anything to win. Now... I'm content to watch it all go by - and clean tables.  ;)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on January 02, 2014, 09:05:29 AM
It was never my intention to run my mouth when I came here, but it looks like that's exactly what I've been doing. I need to put more words on SUN. I think I'll try to make myself do a blog there. I'm just not really a blogger at heart.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: buzzard on January 02, 2014, 10:34:44 AM
It was never my intention to run my mouth when I came here, but it looks like that's exactly what I've been doing. I need to put more words on SUN. I think I'll try to make myself do a blog there. I'm just not really a blogger at heart.


My motto in recent years has been, "I've got nothing to say. But it's OK. Good Morning. Good Morning. Good Morning." It is when one thinks that one has nothing to say that the real truth comes out.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on January 02, 2014, 04:28:00 PM
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It is when one thinks that one has nothing to say that the real truth comes out.
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About RE being the king of the keyboard...  :-\

Come CLEAN, Godfader! Page views are DA  TING  in DIS PLACE!

PHOOEY on word or post count! (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/swear1.gif)

I'll bet my NSA and CIA bots against yours any day!  :icon_mrgreen:

For all Diner bloggers: Your MISSION in 2014 is as follows:

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Title: A NEW BLOGGER IS KNIGHTED
Post by: RE on January 03, 2014, 04:24:35 AM
It was never my intention to run my mouth when I came here, but it looks like that's exactly what I've been doing. I need to put more words on SUN. I think I'll try to make myself do a blog there. I'm just not really a blogger at heart.

I'm not a natural Blogger either Eddie.  I forced myself to become one.

I'm a debater.  I like to comment mostly, analyze thinking that comes off many blogs.  I like to SURF!

However, I comment at such great length that it turns INTO blogs!  Then besides that, in order to have some cohesive platform, I had to blog in absence of debate.  I got experience with this during some Doldrum periods on Reverse Engineering when nobody was commenting, nothing to debate, so I had to write in the absence of feedback.  This is still hard for me, believe it or not when you look at the word count on my blogs.

So now I am a true Blogger.  I never intended to become one, but now I am.

Succumb to your DESTINY, Grasshopper!  You have the Blogger in you.  The SUN  :icon_sunny: website NEEDS a Blogger to coalesce the thinking.  I have my Blog here on the Diner.  WHD has OTGiM.  LD has Epiphany Now.  You do not as of yet have a Blog. SUN  :icon_sunny: does not as of yet have a Lead Blogger.  It is a Marriage Made in Heaven.  :icon_sunny:

IMHO, YOU are the SUN  :icon_sunny: LEAD BLOGGER[/i].  You can DO IT!  You are Admin there, you are a FOUNDER.  As Godfather, I COMMISSION you with this task.  I would not do so if I did not think you wanted the job.  I think you do. You have put up enough material here already to demonstrate you have it in you. GO FOR IT!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on January 03, 2014, 07:26:01 AM
yep, I second RE's motion.

I haven't been blogging lately for several reasons.  But I've been fermenting a blog since the last one I wrote.  It's coming.  Just like a big turd...eventually it works itself on out :icon_sunny:

Go for it Eddie.   :emthup:
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 100+ Posts a Day
Post by: RE on January 07, 2014, 10:23:35 PM
Every day so far in January we have gone well over 100 posts to the Forum.  I no longer am even trying to keep up with all the threads.  Even responding to a few of them each night along with getting articles ready for publication, pursuing email correspondence and so forth and writing my weekly blog is getting tough.

These aren't 2-3 line dickhead posts either like you find on Zero Hedge or TBP.  Diners write LONG comments with a lot of meat in them. Freaking POETRY now also. LOL.  People who just read the Blog are really missing the best part of the Diner.

Anyhow, thanks to the Regulars for your active and thoughtful keyboarding.  Makes the Diner a very interesting place on the Net. There really isn't any other Blog or Forum quite like it.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Petty Tyrant on January 07, 2014, 11:53:24 PM
Ill drink to that.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 6666
Post by: RE on January 30, 2014, 02:27:54 AM
I haven't dropped on the SMF Stats Page in a while, mainly just looking these days at the Google Analytics Graph that Haniel installed to check on how the Blog is doing.

We seem to do a relatively Steady 400 Visits/Day to the Diner Blog, with a little Bump Up in the last few days to around 500.  This probably resultant from Publication of articles from Surly and me on GEI, plus a pretty lively response on TBP from my Alaska January Springtime Photo Essay.

While these numbers are Small but Nice in progress, SMF is quite different.

First off, I found it Entertaining that when I checked, at the Top of the List of Popular Boards was Diner Newz & Multimedia, with 6666 Posts in 44 Topics. :icon_mrgreen:

Diner Newz & Multimedia
    6666
The Kitchen Sink
    4282
Economics
    3591
Spirituality & Mysticism
    3128
Doomsteading
    2635
Sustaining Universal Needs
    2356
Energy
    2289
Geopolitics
    1874
Epicurean Delights
    1755
The Diner Kitchen
    1371


Still more incredible are the Page Hits being recorded by SMF inside the Diner.  January not quite done, we have OVER 700,000 Page Views in the Month!

Yearly Summary    New Topics    New Posts    New Members    Most Online    Page views
* 2014    69    3035    39    90    718698
- January 2014    69    3035    39    90    718698
2014-01-01   2   118   21   71   31425
2014-01-02   5   118   16   77   32207
2014-01-03   1   134   0   66   25774
2014-01-04   2   135   0   78   21898
2014-01-05   2   135   0   74   32366
2014-01-06   4   124   0   74   21490
2014-01-07   2   161   0   90   19283
2014-01-08   2   74   0   74   34660
2014-01-09   3   107   0   79   37483
2014-01-10   4   77   0   70   34875
2014-01-11   4   95   0   71   52770
2014-01-12   3   84   0   61   25896
2014-01-13   3   95   0   66   21744
2014-01-14   3   128   0   73   20853
2014-01-15   3   127   0   69   19891
2014-01-16   2   105   0   71   21464
2014-01-17   2   95   0   64   19147
2014-01-18   1   77   0   64   21220
2014-01-19   1   78   0   57   22982
2014-01-20   3   75   0   62   16443
2014-01-21   2   48   0   58   18374
2014-01-22   2   137   1   70   20449
2014-01-23   2   76   0   85   18862
2014-01-24   2   164   1   74   18031
2014-01-25   1   68   0   68   16310
2014-01-26   3   115   0   62   15614
2014-01-27   1   48   0   74   37640
2014-01-28   2   139   0   70   20326
2014-01-29   2   94   0   62   17273
2014-01-30   0   4   0   61   2104
+ 2013    757    25870    486    260    4100268
+ 2012    1075    13992    567    325    1734447
+ 2011    1    1    1    1    0


As you can see, in 2012 we had 1.7M Page Hits on SMF, and in 2013 4.1M Page Hits.  Extrapolating out for 2014, we should top 10M Page Hits this year inside the Diner on SMF!

Are all those Diner SMF Page Hits Human Eyeballs?  NO FUCKING WAY!  LOL.  However, we appear to be Exponentially Important to Bots!  LOL.

Far as Alexa is concerned, we seem to bounce around in the mid 1Ms area, never quite able to pass that 1M mark.  Closest we came was around 1.1M before we moved servers that I saw.  Right now on the new server we are at 1.5M.

Still, while not real big on the Numbers Level, I do think we have a Presence now in the Collapse Blogosphere, and are pretty well known now.  Overall, I am happy with the progress here, and looking for still better things as we get SUN  :icon_sunny: and PEN operational also.

Thanks to all the Diners contributing to the Effort.

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

RE

Note:  In terms of Total Posts made inside the Diner, it is over 40,000 now, and my contribution to this is over 8000.  So I am responsible for around 20-25% of Total Posting.  This may seem like a LOT, but it is substantially DOWN from the 50% in the early days of the Diner.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: PUMP UP THE VOLUME!
Post by: RE on March 03, 2014, 02:11:41 AM
We are *FINALLY* back up to our territory of "Best Alexa" Ranking just over the 1M mark Globally.  Big improvement over just recently at 1.6M.

Better than that though, local FSoA Ranking is now around 240K, similar to Gail's Our Finite World.  Elvis's Economic Undertow does not make the Map at all, Jimbo still doing a LOT better both Globally and in the FSoA <100,000.  Basically courtesy of the fact Tyler on ZH cross posts all his articles.  Good though, because Jimbo crossposting my articles gets us a portion of that readership, even if most of them are not worth Saving.  LOL.

I think this time we will Cross the 1M mark on the Alexa Rubicon, barring another catastrophe like the Collapse of the old DoomsteadDiner.com Host/Server before getting Rescued by the Database Cavalry from California.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8x_HV9dgGYU/UV3UCyIixUI/AAAAAAAACAA/fB5Wje-QFWE/s1600/Flickr_-_The_U.S._Army_-_'cavalry_charge'.jpg)

I am looking for steady Improvement through to the Convocation at Monolithic, with a bump up from that from Multimedia Presentations on the Diner.  Then a MAJOR bump from the AoL conference with Interviews with the Speakers there and IRL Promotion at the Conference itself.

My current Goal is 800K Global on Alexa and 100K FSoA by June.

I will Ramp Up the Rants which I think are helping here.  :icon_mrgreen:  I think if I go full on Sam Kinison this could help.  LOL.

http://www.youtube.com/v/P0q4o58pKwA?feature=player_detailpage

Gotta tweak the Audio to deal with the Screaming. Maybe I need to get a $1500 Sennheiser Mic for this?  :icon_scratch: Definitely need to get LOUD enough to swamp the Bats Fucking in the Belfry of the Cabin though. LOL.

Slow and Steady wins the Race.  Keep on Plugging, stay TRUE to the Message.  Then GONZO the LIVING SHIT out of the Readers/Listeners.  WAKE UP CALL!

Next Rant...RE goes Full On Kinison.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: PUMP UP THE VOLUME!
Post by: RE on March 03, 2014, 03:02:37 AM
Next Rant...RE goes Full On Kinison.  :icon_mrgreen:

Heh heh.  I am having some SERIOUS FUN writing the script for this one. :icon_mrgreen:

Record tomorrow or Tuesday.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on March 03, 2014, 05:35:15 AM
Oh Lord.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on March 03, 2014, 07:56:02 AM
Oh Lord.

Don't encourage him.

WHD
Title: DD Growth Milestones: On the CUSP...
Post by: RE on March 28, 2014, 01:35:57 AM
We are right on the cusp of breaking through the 1M Barrier on Alexa, which we have never managed before.

Prior to the problems on the original Diner Server, our maximum Alexa Ranking I saw was 1.2M.  Today when I checked, we are at 1.04M

We have seen Steady and Rapid Ranking increase since the Frostbite Falls Daily Rants started going up.  Just 2 weeks ago when I last checked we were at 1.3M.

The Rants are POPULAR!  For people who don't spend time reading, they get a capsule version to listen to in around 5 minutes. You can download them to your Ipod or Iphone.   I think we can leverage readership on the Rants.

I encourage the Diners to Plug the LIVING SHIT out of the Rants on any websites you frequent.  You can Link to the Soundcloud website, I drop links back to the Diner there.  The Diner Soundcloud URL is

https://soundcloud.com/doomstead-diner (https://soundcloud.com/doomstead-diner)

I'm gonna do this thing one way or the other, and if it takes a non-stop EGO TRIP and Self-Promotion to do it, I am just the man for the job!  LOL.
RE SUPERSTAR OF DOOM!
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 :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: luciddreams on March 28, 2014, 08:07:21 AM
You're incorrigible, but at least your putting your gargantuan ego to good use  :emthup:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: DoomerSupport on March 28, 2014, 08:48:37 AM
Good to know the diner visitors are being tracked so effectively, it's always nice to have some validation of what the Google stats are saying.
 






Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 28, 2014, 12:25:17 PM
Good to know the diner visitors are being tracked so effectively, it's always nice to have some validation of what the Google stats are saying.

The Stats page on the Soundcloud Pro Account is really good.  Also with Listens rather than Page Hits, you can be pretty sure it is a real person.  One of the Nicole Foss podcasts has nearly 3000 Listens!  She passed up Secretariat Guy McPherson a while back who I think is around 1666 Listens.  :evil4:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JoeP on March 28, 2014, 05:30:25 PM
Also with Listens rather than Page Hits, you can be pretty sure it is a real person. 

So how would a bot know the difference what to click on? AI? Emotion? Current trends?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 28, 2014, 07:25:07 PM
Also with Listens rather than Page Hits, you can be pretty sure it is a real person. 

So how would a bot know the difference what to click on? AI? Emotion? Current trends?

A bot wouldn't know the difference, but a bot wouldn't listen to the whole rant.  In order to get recorded as a listen, the user has to listen to the whole thing.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JoeP on March 28, 2014, 08:07:39 PM
Also with Listens rather than Page Hits, you can be pretty sure it is a real person. 

So how would a bot know the difference what to click on? AI? Emotion? Current trends?

A bot wouldn't know the difference, but a bot wouldn't listen to the whole rant.  In order to get recorded as a listen, the user has to listen to the whole thing.

RE

Well, it is interesting that the event is not recorded at click level.  You really sound like an expert in this area.  Give us the details of how the click is recorded.  So the bot sez to itself - forget that I somewhat randomly clicked on some shit, now I gotta listen to the whole thing???
 
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 28, 2014, 11:05:18 PM

Well, it is interesting that the event is not recorded at click level.  You really sound like an expert in this area.  Give us the details of how the click is recorded.  So the bot sez to itself - forget that I somewhat randomly clicked on some shit, now I gotta listen to the whole thing???

Well, Haniel is more of an expert, but generally speaking most of the Bots are spiders which catalogue web pages and urls.  When a person or a bot hits the Soundcloud page, that doesn't play the audio.  You have to then click the Play button to get the audio streaming.  There may be some bots that do that, but not most of them like the Google Bots and Yahoo Bots and Alexa Bots etc.

Soundcloud's Stats page records from the streams accessed, I checked this by clicking and only partially playing a Rant, it doesn't record it as a listen.  To get it to record a listen, you have to keep it running for the whole thing, or download it if downloads are enabled.  So you can be pretty certain these are real homo sapiens ears listening.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: On the CUSP...
Post by: RE on March 29, 2014, 01:55:01 AM
Today when I checked, we are at 1.04M


1.02M tonight.  Knocked off 20,000 Lesser Websites overnight. :icon_mrgreen:

I think we break the 1M Barrier by midweek the latest.

Get out and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of the Doomstead Diner!  Let's get to 6 digits on Alexa!

I wanna pass Jimbo's Alexa Ranking so bad I can TASTE it.  Ways to go on that though.  He is at 104K and gets his shit published on Zero Hedge.  Building it up Grassroots is a lot harder.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER BREAKS THE 1M BARRIER ON ALEXA!!!!!!
Post by: RE on March 29, 2014, 03:13:50 PM
WE DID IT!  THE DINER IS NOW AT 931K ON ALEXA!

Overnight, we wiped out another 70,000 Websites!  #1 With a Bullet, Climbing the Charts of Doom!

The Convocation Vidcasts I think will make another huge bump, and then Age of Limits Podcasts and Vidcast will cap that.  By June, I think we can be in the Top Tier of Collapse Websites!

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RE SUPERSTAR OF DOOM!!!!
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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER BREAKS THE 1M BARRIER ON ALEXA!!!!!!
Post by: Petty Tyrant on March 29, 2014, 03:43:55 PM
WE DID IT!  THE DINER IS NOW AT 931K ON ALEXA!

Overnight, we wiped out another 70,000 Websites!  #1 With a Bullet, Climbing the Charts of Doom!

The Convocation Vidcasts I think will make another huge bump, and then Age of Limits Podcasts and Vidcast will cap that.  By June, I think we can be in the Top Tier of Collapse Websites!

RE SUPERSTAR OF DOOM!!!!
(http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=299087&dateline=1384180534)

RE

Probably the ugo bardi article bump effect, thats a radical rethink of the roman empire collapse. Youre a great curator though LOL.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER BREAKS THE 1M BARRIER ON ALEXA!!!!!!
Post by: monsta666 on March 29, 2014, 03:55:01 PM
Probably the ugo bardi article bump effect, thats a radical rethink of the roman empire collapse. Youre a great curator though LOL.

A lot of the points mentioned in Ugo's latest blog piece was covered in our podcast with him. At the time I was surprised how strongly he advocated for a return to gold. I am sure RE can gain more notoriety by talking about gold and its pitfalls. That would surely get some commentators to froth at the mouth!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER BREAKS THE 1M BARRIER ON ALEXA!!!!!!
Post by: RE on March 29, 2014, 04:21:47 PM
Probably the ugo bardi article bump effect, thats a radical rethink of the roman empire collapse. Youre a great curator though LOL.

A lot of the points mentioned in Ugo's latest blog piece was covered in our podcast with him. At the time I was surprised how strongly he advocated for a return to gold. I am sure RE can gain more notoriety by talking about gold and its pitfalls. That would surely get some commentators to froth at the mouth!

Coming Soon to a Laptop Near You.  ;)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 880K and Climbing!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2014, 11:22:02 PM
Talk about a rapid rise on the Doom Charts!

In the last week or so we have gone from an Alexa Rank of 1.2M to now 880K, knocking off more than 300K Websites ahead of us in the Race!  The Diner is a real PLAYER now!  My goal was 800K by June, now it looks like we will hit that by fucking Wednesday the latest!

For comparison here, what is Mr. Wizard's ranking on Alexa for The Archdruid Report?  He is at 1.07M.  We blew by him this week and left the Druids there eating our DUST!  LOL.

Gail on OFW on the other hand is at 188K, and Jimbo is doing even better on TBP at 108K, so we got a ways to go to catch these folks.  We also are still behind Secretariat Uber-Doomer Guy McPherson on NBL, currently ranked at 795K, but good chance we will blow by the Dead and Dying there by the end of the week.  :icon_sunny:

Get out there and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

We are on a ROLL here now.  Keep up the momentum!  Take the net by STORM!

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 31, 2014, 12:12:55 AM
Bah!  Did not quite make it to 200 Listens on Soundcloud today.  Final Stats come in at 182 for the day. :(

I'm going to PLUG THE LIVING SHIT out of the Gold Bug Rant on ZH when I put it up.  That should do it.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Rants Kick Ass!
Post by: RE on April 22, 2014, 12:26:48 AM
We are doing REALLY good now!

Financial WWIII at 278 Listens, Deflation Doom at 246, David South now in Triple Digits!  Extinction moving towards 700 listens.

Monsta and me did a KILLER podcast with Steve from Virginia of Economic Undertow on Sunday, the 2nd part of which features Steve and me going Mano-a-Mano WRT the Military Industrial complex.  Much more lively than the rest of our Podcasts to date, I can't wait to see how this one plays with the Listeners.

Alexa Ranking today at 871K Globally and 187K in the FSoA, that compared to Mr. Wizard on the Archdruid Report at 1.05M Globally and 228K in the FSoA.  We are SMOKING the Druids!  LOL.

Two days in a row with Visitors over 500 to the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

I'm working on a Rant on Chinese Toast right now, probably have it Ready for Prime Time tomorrow.  A little more Plugging on ZH, I think we can break through 800K  by the end of the month!

RE Superstar of DOOM!
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RE
Title: DINER #1 WITH A BULLET!
Post by: RE on April 23, 2014, 04:05:45 AM
Man, we are COOKING WITH GAS now!

We knocked off another 70,000 Websites overnight!

Diner is now at 802K Globally and 185K in the FSoA on Alexa!  We SMOKED by Nature Bats Last, today at 846K Globally.  The Dead & Dying in the Little Town of NBL are eating Diner Dust!  LOL.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1jg8jf9oTjw?feature=player_detailpage

GO DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: Diner Goes Secretariat!!!!
Post by: RE on April 23, 2014, 04:19:54 AM
(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

RE
Title: Time to GET SERIOUS!
Post by: RE on April 23, 2014, 04:58:28 AM
OK, I set the goal of passing 800K on Alexa by June a while back, but we are going to blow by that one.

Now I wanna pass the Big Boys.

Here are the current PeakOil.com stats on Alexa.


Global Rank
Global rank icon278,643 1,150
Rank in United States
United States Flag107,856

Goal for the Diner now is to pass my old haunt of Peak Oil by October. This is no longer out of the question.  We CAN pass up these folks.

I am asking for a full on PUSH here by all Diners!  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

You guys may find my promotional mentality abhorent, but it fucking WORKS.  If I can just get a few of you to do this kind of shit with me, we can take out Zero Fucking Hedge.

You wanna reach people?  Don't be SHY!  Get out there and PLUG!

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on April 23, 2014, 07:44:29 AM
Meanwhile, over on the Diner Mars colony . . .

Week of Apr 14 - Apr 20
   Doomstead Diner


                                Last Week   Previous Week       Trend
Total Page Likes   371                      362                        2.5%
New Likes             10                         3                     233.3%
Weekly Total Reach   4,415           1,840                     139.9%
People Engaged     378             165                     129.1%
Title: Re: Time to GET SERIOUS!
Post by: Surly1 on April 23, 2014, 07:50:22 AM
I am asking for a full on PUSH here by all Diners!  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

You guys may find my promotional mentality abhorent, but it fucking WORKS.  If I can just get a few of you to do this kind of shit with me, we can take out Zero Fucking Hedge.

You wanna reach people?  Don't be SHY!  Get out there and PLUG!

RE

Every carnival needs its barker.

(http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/barker.png)
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Blows through 800K on Alexa
Post by: RE on April 24, 2014, 02:01:42 PM
I am asking for a full on PUSH here by all Diners!  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

You guys may find my promotional mentality abhorent, but it fucking WORKS.  If I can just get a few of you to do this kind of shit with me, we can take out Zero Fucking Hedge.

You wanna reach people?  Don't be SHY!  Get out there and PLUG!

RE

Every carnival needs its barker.

(http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/barker.png)

Maybe I need to change my avatar to this.  :icon_mrgreen:

Diner now at 786K Globally on Alexa.  We seem to be in an exponential growth period now, picking up about 100K in ranking a week.

GO DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on April 24, 2014, 02:11:40 PM
The SUN forum got its first spammer. Another milestone.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Blows through 800K on Alexa
Post by: Surly1 on April 24, 2014, 02:50:45 PM
I am asking for a full on PUSH here by all Diners!  PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

You guys may find my promotional mentality abhorent, but it fucking WORKS.  If I can just get a few of you to do this kind of shit with me, we can take out Zero Fucking Hedge.

You wanna reach people?  Don't be SHY!  Get out there and PLUG!

RE

Every carnival needs its barker.

(http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/barker.png)

Maybe I need to change my avatar to this.  :icon_mrgreen:

Diner now at 786K Globally on Alexa.  We seem to be in an exponential growth period now, picking up about 100K in ranking a week.

GO DINER!  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!

RE

Great news. Just in time for this:

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10264619_741662329209829_79872000196355513_n.jpg)

NYT reports ISPs such as Comcast and TimeWarner will now be able to determine and negotiate diverging prices for different services and levels of service. So greater bandwidth -- speed and capacity -- could go to the Disneys and Netflixes, those prepared to pay the premium. Meanwhile home and non-commercial service could be throttled.

"The rules could radically reshape how Internet content is delivered to consumers. For example, if a gaming company cannot afford the fast track to players, customers could lose interest and its product could fail.

The rules are also likely to eventually raise prices as the likes of Disney and Netflix pass on to customers whatever they pay for the speedier lanes, which are the digital equivalent of an uncongested car pool lane on a busy freeway.

Consumer groups immediately attacked the proposal, saying that not only would costs rise, but that big, rich companies with the money to pay large fees to Internet service providers would be favored over small start-ups with innovative business models — stifling the birth of the next Facebook or Twitter."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0)

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/23szhc/fcc_in_net_neutrality_turnaround_plans_to_allow/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/23szhc/fcc_in_net_neutrality_turnaround_plans_to_allow/)

"So Google and Microsoft and Netflix and other large, well-capitalized incumbents will pay for speedy service. Smaller companies that can't—or that ISPs just aren't interested in dealing with—will get whatever plodding service is left for everyone else. ISPs won't be allowed to deliberately slow down traffic from specific sites, but that's about all that's left of net neutrality. Once you've approved the notion of two-tier service, it hardly matters whether you're speeding up some of the sites or slowing down others.

This might have been inevitable, for both legal and commercial reasons. But that doesn't mean we have to like it."

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/04/net-neutrality-finally-dies-ripe-old-age-of-45 (http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/04/net-neutrality-finally-dies-ripe-old-age-of-45)

Means that anything not Disney runs at 300 baud.

Nice while it lasted.
Title: Extinction 666!!!
Post by: RE on April 26, 2014, 06:33:05 PM
The Extinction Rant just hit 666 Listens!  :icon_mrgreen:

A World of Shit is #1 with a Bullet, now in Triple Digits on the first day!

Total Listens today is so far at 163, with about 5 more hours of good listening time across the lower 48 left to go.  Hoping for a 300 Listen day today! Right now we seem to be getting about 30-40 Listens/Hour.  Google Analytics shows more than 400 Visitors to the Diner already today, so we should pass 500 before close.

I am following up now with a Blog Article tomorrow about the Convocation tentatively titled Monolithic Memories.  The main problem is there are TOO MANY PICTURES!  I could spend a month editing them.  Blah.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JoeP on April 26, 2014, 06:56:34 PM
So 163 is a lot? Time to get real boy.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on April 26, 2014, 07:40:08 PM
So 163 is a lot? Time to get real boy.

It's quite good for a single day overall.  What that translates to on a monthly basis is around 4000 Listens.  Total Listens to all the Podcasts is now around 27,000

Similarly, the 500 or so Visitors the Diner gets each day is not Huge, but over the course of the month that translates to around 50K Visits.  That is mostly returnees, but there are about 1/3 new visitors in there all the time according to Google Analytics.

All this sort of traffic ends up getting boiled down in Alexa Rankings.

When we started the Diner, we pretty quickly achieved what is about standard for a decent personal Blog, around a 3M Ranking.  We worked up to around 1M before we had to make the server and URL change, and took a big hit from that. To compare, John Michael Greer's Archdruid Report ranks out at around 1M right now.

Over time on the new server, we crept back up to near the 1M mark, and hovered there until the Rants went up.  This allowed us to break through the 1M Barrier on Alexa.  The current ranking is at 787K, which puts the Diner ahead of NBL at around 847K but behind Jimbo on TBP or Gail on OFW who are in the 200K range I think right now.

In terms of total readership, I would guesstimate it is around 1000-2000 right now of people who at least occassionally drop by the Diner.  Is this HUGE Zero Hedge territory?  Hell no, but thing is the model isn't designed to get that much circulation.  The whole Sunstead idea only needs around Dunbar's Number of 150 to be workable.

Anyhow, if you think this is Chump Change, YOU try and get a Website up past the 1M Ranking on Alexa.  The Diner is growing steadily here, with a very significant readership and listenership.  Surly's Diner Facepalm site also shows a steady growth in "Friends" and "Followers".

This is a process oriented thing.  In all its years of existence, Ugo Bardi's Cassandra's Legacy never got near the Diner numbers.  We are only at the game a bit over 2 years here.  Gimme some time, I will make it to Zero Hedge territory.  LOL.

Listens today now at 182.  When you get that many people listen to you rant in a day, get back to me.  Day is not over yet either.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JoeP on April 26, 2014, 07:51:34 PM
I sincerely appreciate your efforts with SUN.  Based on a scan of recent commentary, it looks like a newborn dome structuring bizness is in the making.  I wish you good luck in this adventure.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on April 26, 2014, 08:15:52 PM
I sincerely appreciate your efforts with SUN.  Based on a scan of recent commentary, it looks like a newborn dome structuring bizness is in the making.  I wish you good luck in this adventure.

It's a process.  Rome wasn't built in a day.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: HOLY FUCKING SHIT!
Post by: RE on April 27, 2014, 06:06:45 AM
We SPIKED up today on Google Analytics to well over 1000 visitors to the Diner!  This is a FIRST! Best Daily previously was around 800 or so.

I need to follow up with another kick ass Rant.  This could move the Diner to 500K on Alexa.

(http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=299087&dateline=1384180534)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on April 27, 2014, 08:28:58 AM
World of Shit now over 200 Listens!  :icon_sunny:

DOOMSTEAD DINER. #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET.

RE
Title: DD Milestones: Diner Blog Hits 50K Visits/Month
Post by: RE on May 07, 2014, 11:31:44 PM
Back when I started this thread, I was excited when the Forum made it to 5000 Visits.  We have come a long way since then.

This month we crossed a new threshhold for the Blog, 50K Page Views in a month according to Google Analytics.  When we got started on the new server and DS installed this we were around 30K.  I don't have older stats from the old server.

We also are now steady at around 785K on Alexa, when we moved we dropped as low as 3M after previously being as high as 1.1M.

The Diner Forum here also continues to get a ton of hits, already near the total for last year before half the year is done, looking to double for the 3rd year in a row.

Yearly Summary    New Topics    New Posts    New Members    Most Online    Page views
+ 2014                    227                    8363    54                    182                    3425299
+ 2013                    757                    25870    486                    260                    4100268
+ 2012                    1075            13992    567                    325                    1734447

Not all great newz, while we have great readership, the Toxic Environment created by the Trolls has depressed chat here quite a bit, which is unfortunate.  Hopefully we have turned the corner on that by adding Moderation to the Forum.  Also newz from Surly that Facepalm is pulling ugly stunts not good newz either.

So, Good Newz and Bad Newz overall, glad to see the increasing Readership base, sad that good chat is so thin these days.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 30,000 Listens on Soundcloud!!!
Post by: RE on May 14, 2014, 11:47:35 PM
Today we passed 30K Listens to the Audio from the Diner.  BOOYAH!

We also have seen a 20-30% increase in Blog Page Views over the last 2 months, now above 56K/month.  60K may come before the goal date of the end of June.  We were mired in the 40K range for a few months before the Rants started going up.

Message is getting out.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 8000/300
Post by: RE on May 18, 2014, 08:01:57 PM
We passed 2 milestones today, 8000 Visitors for the month to the Diner Blog, and 300 Listens in one day on Diner Soundcloud.  Still 4 hours to go to for the day.  We are also closing in on 60,000 Monthly Page Views.

BOOYAH!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: RECORD SETTING DAY! 60,000 Blog Page Views/Month
Post by: RE on May 20, 2014, 03:23:58 PM
That's just the latest Record set today.  Passed 400 Daily Listens on Soundcloud also.  The day is only half over also!

The Google Analytics graph is a truly beautiful thing to behold.  The Y-Axis keeps revising numbers upward to handle the Spike.  It looks like fucking Mt. Everest already.

Basically over about the last month, we have doubled circulation.

This is darn close to Going Viral.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Record Shattering Day Now Over
Post by: RE on May 21, 2014, 12:23:45 AM
May 20, 2014, a Day that will Live in Infamy!

I am declaring May 20th a Diner Tribal Holiday, to be celebrated into the far future after all the Batters on NBL have gone extinct.  :icon_mrgreen:

We ended the day with

623 Listens on Soundcloud
1200 Visits to the Diner Blog
61,000 Monthly Page Views
270 Listens for a Daily Rant (single day record)

In celebration I just finished writing the script for a new FFDR called Spy vs Spy.  However, I have a backlog of 3 others that need to go up before that one, though I think it is hilarious so I might jump the queue with it.

Can't wait to see how this affects the Alexa Rank over the next few days.  We may hit 666K on Alexa before the end of May!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER LEAPFROGS ON ALEXA!
Post by: RE on May 24, 2014, 07:32:47 AM
ACCKKK!

We just made another HUGE jump on Alexa.  Now at 686K!  Not quite 666, but close enough!

We are fucking cooking with gas now!


Based on current trends, in 1 month I think we can hit  400K or better.  This is amazing!

We were in the 2 MILLION neighborhood just a few months ago!

We are getting close to Orlov and Kunstler now.  I think we can blow by them in 2-3 months.  Mr. Wizard and the Dead & Dying on NBL are long since in the dust.  Bypassing Gail on OFW will be tough.

Time for a Diner CHARGE!  Fire up the keyboards!  Together we can take the Doom-o-sphere by STORM!!!!!

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/three-musketeers-movie-image-hi-res-slice-01.jpg)

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!!!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on May 24, 2014, 08:43:01 AM
Boffo.

Where does that put us now, somewhere between The Gentleman's Bathroom Companion (for IPhone) and The Seed Cataloguer's Friend?

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

PS-- your number is global rank.

We're 179,460 in the FSoA.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 24, 2014, 11:43:11 PM
Boffo.

Where does that put us now, somewhere between The Gentleman's Bathroom Companion (for IPhone) and The Seed Cataloguer's Friend?

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

PS-- your number is global rank.

We're 179,460 in the FSoA.

Very Funny. :P

I'm just concerned with other Doom sites in the Horserace.  Also I mainly just look at the Global Rank since you have to be pretty far up for Alexa to start showing your Biggest Market also in the Free Stats.  If I paid for stats there, I could both get more detail AND get the ranking jacked up, but at the moment not doing that.

We are ahead of:

The Archdruid Report- John Michael Greer- 1.09M
Nature Bats Last- Guy McPherson- 1.12M
Economic Undertow- Steve Ludlum 11.45M
Dark Ages America- Morris Berman- 3.57M
Cassandra's Legacy (Resource Crisis)- Ugo Bardi- 7.6M
Transition Voice- 1.1M
Land Destroyer- Tony Cartalucci- 939K

We are still behind:

Clusterfuck Nation- Jim Kunstler- 244K
Club Orlov- Dmitry Orlov- 398K
The Burning Platform- Jimbo- 114K
Our Finite World: Gail Tverberg- 141K
Alt-Market- Brandon "Lexington & Concord" Smith- 105K
The Economic Collapse- Michael Snyder- 23K

And of course, the Secretariat of Collapse Blogs, Zero Hedge:

Zero Hedge- Tyler Durden(s)- 1.38K

Zero Hedge doesn't really count though, since they are a Wall Street Investment Blog more than a Collapse Blog, though they cover it from the collapse perspective.  Also, guys like Jimbo, Mike Snyder, Gail etc get their shit published on ZH.  This is an enormous feeder for them.  So far the Tyler Durdens have demurred from posting my Gonzo.  If I can get those guys to start cross posting some Diner articles, we go BALLISTIC!

Bypassing Kunstler & Orlov is my objective right now.  That would feel really good.  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on May 25, 2014, 08:00:01 PM
Boffo.

Where does that put us now, somewhere between The Gentleman's Bathroom Companion (for IPhone) and The Seed Cataloguer's Friend?

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

PS-- your number is global rank.

We're 179,460 in the FSoA.

Very Funny. :P

I'm just concerned with other Doom sites in the Horserace.  Also I mainly just look at the Global Rank since you have to be pretty far up for Alexa to start showing your Biggest Market also in the Free Stats.  If I paid for stats there, I could both get more detail AND get the ranking jacked up, but at the moment not doing that.

We are ahead of:

The Archdruid Report- John Michael Greer- 1.09M
Nature Bats Last- Guy McPherson- 1.12M
Economic Undertow- Steve Ludlum 11.45M
Dark Ages America- Morris Berman- 3.57M
Cassandra's Legacy (Resource Crisis)- Ugo Bardi- 7.6M
Transition Voice- 1.1M
Land Destroyer- Tony Cartalucci- 939K

We are still behind:

Clusterfuck Nation- Jim Kunstler- 244K
Club Orlov- Dmitry Orlov- 398K
The Burning Platform- Jimbo- 114K
Our Finite World: Gail Tverberg- 141K
Alt-Market- Brandon "Lexington & Concord" Smith- 105K
The Economic Collapse- Michael Snyder- 23K

And of course, the Secretariat of Collapse Blogs, Zero Hedge:

Zero Hedge- Tyler Durden(s)- 1.38K

Zero Hedge doesn't really count though, since they are a Wall Street Investment Blog more than a Collapse Blog, though they cover it from the collapse perspective.  Also, guys like Jimbo, Mike Snyder, Gail etc get their shit published on ZH.  This is an enormous feeder for them.  So far the Tyler Durdens have demurred from posting my Gonzo.  If I can get those guys to start cross posting some Diner articles, we go BALLISTIC!

Bypassing Kunstler & Orlov is my objective right now.  That would feel really good.  LOL.

RE

No growth without pain.

WE'RE BACK!!

Good evening friends-- The main web site, doomsteaddiner.net, was temporarily down for a couple hours this evening... The good news is that we have recently experienced a spike in popularity as measured by Alexa, and brought to your attention by RE; the bad news is that the spike had exceeded our allotted bandwidth. RE got it resolved. Thanks for your patience, and for understanding, or in some cases, sitting around blowing saliva bubbles. You know who you are...

Anyhow, lots of good articles coming, so let's get back to business! --Surly1
Title: DD Growth Milestones: #1 With a Bullet!
Post by: RE on May 26, 2014, 06:09:43 AM
Latest from Alexa.

Global Rank: 627K  (We blew right by 666  :evil4:)
FSoA Rank:  165K

Based on current trends, we should be in the 500K range by the end of the week.  Possibly even 400K.

Looking to bypass Kunstler and Orlov by the end of June.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: ESCAPE VELOCITY!!!
Post by: RE on May 26, 2014, 11:47:36 PM
WE HAVE LIFTOFF!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_swS_o_gDM5I/TJ9eMkOy1SI/AAAAAAAAAGs/UNUWPy8t2Pg/s400/We_have_lift-off.jpg)

Latest Alexa:

Global Rank: 619K
FSoA Rank: 122K (144K  :icon_mrgreen:)

This puts us past Dmitry in the FSoA

Club Orlov FSoA Rank: 203K

Eat my DUST Dmitry!  :icon_mrgreen:

Latest Google Analytics:

Monthly Blog Page Views: 65K
Monthly Blog Visitors: 9K

I have a new Rant due to go up when the clock turns over, Hookers, Blow & Frackers.  Will follow up with a Plug Fest on Zero Hedge.  With that title, the Hedgies will be clicking like crazy.

We will blow past 600K by Wednesday, may make the 400s by the Weekend.

Taking the Collapse Blogosphere by STORM now. We're HERE! :icon_sunny:

(http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/poltergeist9.jpg)

EVERYBODY KNOWS!

http://www.youtube.com/v/PuuCezrAUKk?feature=player_embedded

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: To the MOON, Alice!
Post by: RE on May 27, 2014, 06:41:43 AM
I gotta get some sleep and I have done enough PLUGGING for one night.

However, as of now looks like another very big day for the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

TO THE MOON, ALICE!

http://www.youtube.com/v/LgxqWTL27-Y?feature=player_detailpage

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER GOES VIRAL!
Post by: RE on May 28, 2014, 03:07:10 AM
Happening in REAL TIME as I keyboard.  Every time Alexa (http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/doomsteaddiner.net) does an update, the Diner LEAPFROGS.

(http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/2013/1017_jump_frog/17227443-1-eng-US/1017_jump_frog_full_600.jpg)

We Broke through the 600K Barrier today, a day earlier than I predicted.

Latest Alexa:


Diner Global Rank: 593K
Diner FSoA Rank: 128K

Today was as predicted a very good day for Diner Visits and Page Views.  More or less K2 to last weeks Everest on the Google Analytics graph.

DINER BID FOR THE SUMMIT UNDERWAY
(http://m5.paperblog.com/i/5/54626/karakoram-2011-final-k2-summit-bid-is-underwa-L-ktQAsS.jpeg)

My current guess is we break through the 500K Global Barrier by mid June.  :icon_sunny:

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET.

re
Title: DD Growth Milestones: A SCHAUDENFREUDE MOMENT
Post by: RE on May 28, 2014, 04:02:38 AM
I can't remember anything in my life other than the first time I had SEX that beats this moment.

I started Blogging collapse as a Commenter on the PeakOil.com (http://peakoil.com/) Website back in late 2007.

I had endless battles on that website, and I was banned  not once, but twice under two Nom de Plumes Rogue Economist first (still my Nom de Plume on Zero Hedge) and my longest running one, Reverse Engineer.

Over the years I was Banned on numerous other sites as well, including but not limited to since I can't remember them all Raging Debate, Market Ticker, The Burning Platform (several times and reinstated too several times) and The Oil Drum.

Today, May 28, 2014, The Doomstead Diner blew by PeakOil.com on Alexa in the FSoA.

FSoA Alexa Ranking Doomstead Diner: 128K
FSoA Alexa Ranking Peak Oil: 130K

Yes, they still have higher Global Ranking.

Not for long though.

We are on a MISSION FROM GOD!

(http://www.augustana.edu/blogs/augieblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MissioDeiBluesBrothers_001.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A SCHAUDENFREUDE MOMENT
Post by: Surly1 on May 28, 2014, 04:35:20 AM
I can't remember anything in my life other than the first time I had SEX that beats this moment.

I started Blogging collapse as a Commenter on the PeakOil.com (http://peakoil.com/) Website back in late 2007.

I had endless battles on that website, and I was banned  not once, but twice under two Nom de Plumes Rogue Economist first (still my Nom de Plume on Zero Hedge) and my longest running one, Reverse Engineer.

Over the years I was Banned on numerous other sites as well, including but not limited to since I can't remember them all Raging Debate, Market Ticker, The Burning Platform (several times and reinstated too several times) and The Oil Drum.

Today, May 28, 2014, The Doomstead Diner blew by PeakOil.com on Alexa in the FSoA.

FSoA Alexa Ranking Doomstead Diner: 128K
FSoA Alexa Ranking Peak Oil: 130K

Yes, they still have higher Global Ranking.

Not for long though.

We are on a MISSION FROM GOD!

(http://www.augustana.edu/blogs/augieblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MissioDeiBluesBrothers_001.jpg)

RE

Just got a ms. from John L. He's gonna run TWTWID tomorrow, so he says.

Also, thanks to JD's help, I have started programming tweets as well as posts, mostly around our blog but also some selected Forum posts. We'll see what happens.

Both audiences very small potatoes in the scheme of things, but we'll see.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A SCHAUDENFREUDE MOMENT
Post by: RE on May 28, 2014, 04:49:18 AM
Both audiences very small potatoes in the scheme of things, but we'll see.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/PinkyBrainDinerPlug.jpg)

RE  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 66,666
Post by: RE on May 28, 2014, 07:03:32 PM
Diner just passed 66,666 Monthly Page Views.

 :evil4: :evil4:, :evil4: :evil4: :evil4:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: WILD THING COMES OUT OF THE BULLPEN!!!!
Post by: RE on May 29, 2014, 03:01:49 AM

Latest Alexa:


Diner Global Rank: 593K
Diner FSoA Rank: 128K

That is sooo...YESTERDAY.

TODAY'S LATEST ALEXA

Diner Global Rank: 542K
Diner FSoA Rank: 117K

We appear to be blowing by about 50K Global Websites and 10K FSoA Websites a day right now.

Diner Secretariat!!!!
(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

Examining the charts carefully in Handicapping this race, we should continue blowing by slower horses in the race for at least the next week, though probably at a slowing level of absolute numbers, because as you get closer to the front of the pack you need much bigger numbers to show a change on Alexa.

Nevertheless, I have new goals and predictions now. We already surpassed my expectations for the end of June by 31 Lengths.  :o

I think we can make it to 200K Globally and 60K FSoA by the end of June now.

This is the BIG SHOW.  Its making the MAJOR LEAGUE out of Triple AAA Blogging.

Who woulda thunk a Wild Smoke Thrower from the Last Great Frontier of Alaska could throw so many Strikes and make it to the Majors?  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/si/dam/assets/130301215434-nolan-ryan-single-image-cut.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/8Mi3KNEpbA4?feature=player_detailpage

Nolan Ryan RE  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Bob S. on May 29, 2014, 04:24:18 AM
I installed Alexa toolbar yesterday morning and browsed the Diner about half a dozen times.  Want to get to 400k?  Have 2 or 3 regulars install Alexa toolbar :)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 29, 2014, 04:35:16 AM
I installed Alexa toolbar yesterday morning and browsed the Diner about half a dozen times.  Want to get to 400k?  Have 2 or 3 regulars install Alexa toolbar :)

Even easier would be to simply buy a premium account on Alexa.  I could jack up to 200K that way in a heartbeat.  LOL.

I prefer to go about this the good old fashioned way, by PLUGGING THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!  It's :icon_mrgreen: FREE, and a fun challenge for a long time internet junkie like myself to see what I can pull off this way.  So far, I spend less on this every month than I do on Cancer Sticks.  Getting a bit more expensive though now, next step is a dedicated server, and that gets a bit pricey.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/PinkyBrainDinerPlug.jpg)

Don't fuck with me on my website Bob, keep it to NBL.  Here I will squash you like a bug.  Just sayin'.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on May 29, 2014, 07:09:02 AM
I installed Alexa toolbar yesterday morning and browsed the Diner about half a dozen times.  Want to get to 400k?  Have 2 or 3 regulars install Alexa toolbar :)

Even easier would be to simply buy a premium account on Alexa.  I could jack up to 200K that way in a heartbeat.  LOL.


How expensive?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Bob S. on May 29, 2014, 10:28:50 AM
Yo're too paranoid RE - I try to be civil; and give you a little advice since you seem to seem to be putting so much stock in Alexa. I should have known that someone who "knows it all" would take a little advice as threatening.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on May 29, 2014, 10:55:21 AM
Yo're too paranoid RE - I try to be civil; and give you a little advice since you seem to seem to be putting so much stock in Alexa. I should have known that someone who "knows it all" would take a little advice as threatening.

FWIW, it made some sense to me, although I tend not to care about rankings and such, and mostly attend to the social media side, as well as a little scribbling.

Our mutual friend gets cranky sometimes...
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Bob S. on May 29, 2014, 11:13:47 AM
While I'm no expert on Alexa - just a few minutes on google reveals that most SEO's don't put much stock in Alexa - although it is a metric used to estimate a sites traffic.  But reading about Alexa revealed that low traffic sites (above 100k Alexa) are easy to manipulate because Alexa rank is measured how many visitors have Alexa toolbar - it"s toolbar data used to compute it's ranks.  So if only the webmaster of a low traffic site installs Alexa toolbar - ranking can go up considerably!

Trivia - 30% of potential visitors abandon a website after 4 seconds of waiting. Diners load time is 5.3 seconds - 50 to 60% may jump ship before the site loads !! Just the .jpg of the greenhouse adds considerably to loadtime.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on May 29, 2014, 12:21:10 PM
Yo're too paranoid RE - I try to be civil; and give you a little advice since you seem to seem to be putting so much stock in Alexa. I should have known that someone who "knows it all" would take a little advice as threatening.

Stuff it Bob.  You're belittling the achievement, a form of napalm.  On NBL, you do outright character assassination.  You have been a member here for months, and never contributed a single post to topic.  Drop the Alexa harangue or you will be assigned Troll status.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A SCHAUDENFREUDE MOMENT
Post by: Surly1 on May 30, 2014, 03:56:40 AM

We are on a MISSION FROM GOD!

(http://www.augustana.edu/blogs/augieblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MissioDeiBluesBrothers_001.jpg)

RE

Just got a ms. from John L. He's gonna run TWTWID tomorrow, so he says.

Also, thanks to JD's help, I have started programming tweets as well as posts, mostly around our blog but also some selected Forum posts. We'll see what happens.

Both audiences very small potatoes in the scheme of things, but we'll see.

Better late than not at all--

http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2014/05/30/the-week-that-was-in-doom-may-25-2014 (http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2014/05/30/the-week-that-was-in-doom-may-25-2014)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: A SCHAUDENFREUDE MOMENT
Post by: RE on May 30, 2014, 07:38:14 AM

We are on a MISSION FROM GOD!

(http://www.augustana.edu/blogs/augieblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MissioDeiBluesBrothers_001.jpg)

RE

Just got a ms. from John L. He's gonna run TWTWID tomorrow, so he says.

Also, thanks to JD's help, I have started programming tweets as well as posts, mostly around our blog but also some selected Forum posts. We'll see what happens.

Both audiences very small potatoes in the scheme of things, but we'll see.

Better late than not at all--

http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2014/05/30/the-week-that-was-in-doom-may-25-2014 (http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2014/05/30/the-week-that-was-in-doom-may-25-2014)

 :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

More Links=More Hits!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 5 DIGITS ON ALEXA IN THE FSoA!!!
Post by: RE on May 31, 2014, 02:16:56 AM
Two new Barriers on Alexa were destroyed today by Diners.  We broke through the 500K Barrier Globally at 499K, but more importantly, we crossed the 100K Rubicon coming in at 96K in the FSoA.

 :multiplespotting:

100K is important as far as Alexa is concerned because it is at this threshhold that they begin collecting data on many more parameters in the demographic profile.

Because of the methdology used by Alexa to collect data, the rankings that are up in the Millions are highly variable and subject to some manipulation.  They collect data more or less like Nielsen used to collect data for TV Show rankings, only people with a Nielsen Box on the TV actually were counted.  In Alexa's case, you gotta have an Alexa Toolbar installed on your laptop for them to be collecting data from you.

So if you have a low ranking site and get a few of your friends to install an Alexa Toolbar on their laptops and click like crazy on your site, you can materially affect the Alexa Ranking at these levels.  This becomes substantially less possible the higher the ranking gets, because Alexa has so many "Nielsen Boxes" out there, about 8M people have installed an Alexa Toolbar.  Once you get past 100K, you are well within the size necessary to get a statistically valid sample from 8M Users.  You would need a lot of friends doing a lot of clicking to materially affect this.

Why has the Diner ROCKETED UP so fast on Alexa over the last few months? 5 Top Reasons.

#5 The Burning Platform

Jimbo regularly posting the articles I send him put links to the Diner in front of many more Human Eyeballs.  This is what got us out of the low millions territory.  Jimbo has  substantial following for a few reasons, first off his brand of Politics is quite popular amongst FSoA idiots.  LOL.  2nd, he himself regularly gets cross posted by the Secretariat of Collapse Blogs, Zero Hedge.  ZH is in 4 digit territory on Alexa.  3rd, Dr Jekyll Jimbo is a first class CPA and does very good by the numbers articles.

#4 Facepalm

Surly putting up the Gulag over on Facepalm got us a Social Media presence, which works synergistically with a website.  You get cross traffic from this, and if you are good with the Facepalm tools, you can generate a lot of eyeballs from this.  It's not my speed though, so I am glad Surly took that one on.

#3 Global Economic Intersection

Getting back together with my friend John Lounsbury from Global Economic Intersection (who I met at the same time as Jimbo on Raging Debate back in around 2009) is probably what pulled us past the 1M Barrier on Alexa.  GEI is even higher ranked than TBP, because John is running a compilation Econ blog that is thoroughly SEO optimized.  He actually has a half dozen blogs under this umbrella, and his Homepage features a ton of different articles that will appeal to people in the Financial world.  Doesn't hurt John has Ph.D. and CFP to tag after his name either, this gives him a lot of credibility in this crowd.  John now cross posts both me & Surly, so we hit the pages there about once a week on average, sometimes more.

#2 The RANTS

The Rants gave us something entirely new that NOBODY else is doing.  People who listen stay onsite for quite a while, and this helps your ranking as well as sheer number of clicks.  It also engages people who don't like to read a long article, or who multi-task, listening while gardening, biking or on the daily commute sitting in traffic.

#1 ZERO HEDGE

I have been a member at Zero Hedge almost since they got off the ground (that is why I am still Rogue Economist there, I joined BEFORE I was Banned from Peak Oil the first time), but never spent any time posting there.  It quickly got too huge and became a swamp in the commentariat.  Tyler Fucking Durden won't cross post my articles (at least so far), but he (they) are quite OK with my PLUGGING THE LIVING SHIT out of the Diner in as many different threads as I feel like and have time for in a given day.  ZH puts your Links in front of a LOT of Human Eyeballs.

I went on Overdrive plugging on ZH once I started recording the Rants.  First off, I get a lot of the subject material off the pages of ZH.  Second, it gave me a Product to sell there I knew would hook some fish.  I have however been quite surprised at how many fish and how fast.

Thing about most of the Blogger Pundits is they really got no CLUE how the internet works, and no matter how good their material, basically nobody reads it because it never gets in front of their eyeballs.  I however am a shameless self-promoter  :icon_mrgreen: and have been crawling the net since before AOL in IRC chat days.  So I have made it my biz to go out and promote the Diner and get the links up in as many places as I could as an individual.  This is why the Diner is now in the Major Leagues.

There is no secret to this and I am not "cheating" it.  The Alexa stats are corroborated by Google Analytics, the numbers are as valid as you get with internet stats.  You wanna call me a Used Car Salesman because of my techniques for getting the Diner on the Map, feel free to do so.  I am, and I am proud of it.  It WORKS!

http://www.youtube.com/v/zqHZWdFVyyQ?feature=player_embedded

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Soundcloud Stats & Tracking the Diner Progress
Post by: RE on May 31, 2014, 08:04:20 PM
No new SuperStat to report in this post, just thought I would clarify how Soundcloud Stats work, and how they give me a further look into how the Diner is doing overall.

My most recent Rant is the Fukushima one.  This one has pulled in 200 Listens so far in 2 days up.  This isn't a record, but it is one of the faster listen accumulators for Rants so far.  The highest Grossing Rant to date is the Extinction Rant, with 858 Listens.  The WWIII Rants are in the 500 territory.

Rants are different than the Collapse Cafes, which feature a Collapse Star Guest and are much longer, 30 min to 1 hr each.  These get much larger audiences, because they pull in the Fan Club of the given Star.  The Leader here is Nicole Foss, aka Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth, her Podcast now has 3043 Listens.

The Daily total for Listens generally is split about 50-50 between whatever the latest Rant or Cafe is that is up, plus new listeners going back and listening to 1 or 2 of the prior podcasts.  Early on when we began, a typical day got around 50 total listens.  Now, we usually get more than 200 listens per day. If you call 200 a good guesstimate of current average, this works out to 6000 Listens/month.

Listeners are a subset of the Readers of the blog, again I guess here, but I would say about 25% of regular readers listen regularly also.  Most regular readers probably listen to 1 or 2 a month that have a title which interests them, but most don't listen to all of them.

In terms of my own keeping tabs on how the Diner is doing, I look at all 3 sets of Stats, Google Analytics, Alexa and Soundcloud.  We Peak on Sunday/Mondays usually, after both Surly and I publish, and Jimbo also drops on my stuff on TBP by Monday Morning.  JL on GEI usually takes a couple days at least to format something for GEI, this then helps keep the numbers up through the week.

When I publish another Rant during the week, we get another bounce from that.  If we produced more Original Material to keep the regulars returning every day, we could jump again, but I personally cannot produce more than this weekly, and besides risk burning myself out trying.  The Cross Posting Bloggers help fill in the Gaps, but most of the readers access those Blogs on their Home Websites anyhow.

Based on the trends on all 3 Stat systems, right now I see the Diner topping out at around 50K in the FSoA and 200K Globally on Alexa in a couple of months, if nothing else changes in what we are doing.  Maximizing SEO through a Homepage reformatting probably would increase that substantially.  A Signature Event, like for instance if Tyler Fucking Durden would post one of my articles would jump this also.  Not counting on this though, I am too Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Gold for ZH overall.

Anyhow, 200K Globally and 50K in the FSoA is very respectable, putting the Diner in territory with Kunstler and Gail from OFW.

We'll see how it goes from here.  By no means do I expect to continue seeing the enormous jumps we made over the last 2 months continue.  Just maintaining pace and quality now in order to retain the readership gained is most important.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: RE's Play by Play Call in the Horserace
Post by: RE on June 01, 2014, 01:04:22 AM
Latest Alexa now IN!   :icon_mrgreen:

Global Rank: 487K
FSoA Rank: 91K

Can't wait for Wednesday next week Rankings!  By then, should have Money Valve II up on TBP and GEI, plus at least one FFD Rant and one Collapse Cafe.

I'll call 80K FSoA and 420K Global by Wednesday.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: TIME ON SITE
Post by: RE on June 01, 2014, 11:12:01 PM
Here is a new Metric for Diner Fans to keep track of, Time on Site.  ToS measures how long the average visitor spends on your website.

Here are the ToS figures for a few popular Collapse Blogs (min:sec):

The Burning Platform- Jim Quinn- 2:10
Nature Bats Last- Guy McPherson- 2:36
Club Orlov- Dmitry Orlov- 2:40
Our Finite World- Gail Tverberg- 3:30
Clusterfuck Nation- Jim Kunstler- 2:46
The Archdruid Report- John Michael "Mr. Wizard" Greer- 2:18
The Economic Collapse Blog- Michael Snyder- 2:14
Alt-Market- Brandon "Lexington & Concord" Smith- 2:07
Zero Hedge- Tyler Fucking Durdens- 5:56

...and now, the moment you have all been waiting for...  Time on Site for...

Doomstead Diner- RE & Surly-  5:51!!!!!

The only guys playing in the same LEAGUE with us are the fucking Tyler Durdens!  We are CREAMING everybody else for ToS!

Reason of course is obvious, it's the Audio.  This keeps your visitors on your page for as long as it take to play the Audio.  However, Kunstler does Audio too with his Kunstlercast, and he is nowhere near this number.

I really did find the Ticket to the Big Show with the Rants.  Yowza.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: IT'S RAINING DINERS!
Post by: RE on June 01, 2014, 11:48:05 PM
IT'S RAINING DINERS

Sing to the tune of "It's Raining Men"

Music by Paul Schaeffer.  Lyrics by RE.
  :icon_mrgreen:

Hi-Hi!  We're your Diner Doomers- Ah-huh!
And have we got news for you - You better listen!
Get Ready, all you desperate Preppers
And leave those Mountain House Freeze Dried foods at home. - Alright! -

Tornadoes are Dropping,   Hurricanes are rolling in
According to all sources, a  Dome is the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half-past nine
For the first time in History
The Diner is the Place to Dine!

It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Diners! Not Whiners!
I'm gonna go out to run and let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet!
It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah!
It's Raining Diners! Not NBL Whiners!
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean

God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky
So that each and every Diner could flip the bird at Guy!
It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Diners! Amen!!
It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah!
It's Raining Diners! Not Whiners!

I feel stormy weather / Moving in about to begin
Hear the thunder / Don't you lose your head
Cozy up under the Dome and stay in Bed!

God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky
So that each and every Diner could flip the bird at Guy!
It's Raining Diners! Yeah!

Humidity is rising - Barometer's getting low
According to all sources, a Dome's the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half-past nine
For the first time in History
The Diner is the Place to Dine!

It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Diners! Not Whiners!
It's Raining Diners! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Diners! Not Whiners!
http://www.youtube.com/v/l5aZJBLAu1E?feature=player_detailpage

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Alexa Withdrawal Symptoms
Post by: RE on June 03, 2014, 03:23:04 AM
We are now on our 2nd Night without an Update from Alexa.  I am suffering severe Withdrawal Symptoms,

(http://api.demandmedia.com/DM-Resize/cdn-write.demandstudios.com/upload//4000/000/90/3/104093.jpg?w=400&h=400&keep_ratio=1)

Severe shakes, Delerium Tremens, Insects crawling all over me ... it is HORRIBLE!  I do not think I can last much longer here....  :icon_mrgreen:

Seriously, crossing the 100K Barrier means the stat collection has to be reconfigured by Alexa.  Plus the NSA has to go do a Full Review of the website....

When we finally do get a new Update, it should show a marked change.  Crossing my fingers it goes toward the + Side.  :icon_sunny:

I will go take a Valium now.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER KICKS GLOBAL ASS!
Post by: RE on June 04, 2014, 01:53:46 AM
OK Diners, we just got in the LATEST Update from Alexa...

Diner Global: 451K
Diner FSoA: 86K
Diner ToS: 5:41


The Diner is on the RUN now!  Chewing them up and Spitting them Out in the Collapse Blogosphere!  Not talking teensy 1M Blogs here, we are rolling over the BIG BOYS now!  Taking down 10,000 Blogs in a day in the FSoA, biggest Market out there at this level is some kind of Viral.  I am old internet hand, this is freaking UNBELIEVABLE!

DINER SECRETARIAT!

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

Truly, something I alway WISHED for, but never really believed would actually HAPPEN.

It is HAPPENING.  It is just amazing to watch.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Mission from God geta a RECHARGE!
Post by: RE on June 04, 2014, 04:51:46 AM
Kunstler is at 70K in the FSoA.

We will take him out by the end of June. I GUARANTEE IT.

Fucking MISSION FROM GOD!

(http://www.augustana.edu/blogs/augieblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MissioDeiBluesBrothers_001.jpg)

I will pull out ALL the Stops here.  I have not even got rolling yet on revving up the rhetoric.  I am going to light this fucker up like Vietnam on a Summer's Day in  1969.  I got a recharge here now, and I am ready to ROLL.  Don your fireproof BVDs.  it is time to get serious on the keyboard here.

I am going to light it up folks.  You ain't seen NUTHIN yet.  I haven't even got the tinder cooking yet. :icon_mrgreen:

DUCK & COVER!


(http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/duck-and-cover-drill.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on June 05, 2014, 08:13:16 AM
Alexa follies

Latest newz:

Global Rank 437,850
Rank in United States 80,851   
(http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/doomsteaddiner.net)

If you're scoring at home, we just jumped 5000 in the FSoA and 14K globally.

We are getting a LOT of retweets in the Twittersphere considering how few folllowers we have. Yet.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: RECORDS FALLING LIKE DOMINOES!!!!
Post by: RE on June 05, 2014, 10:15:10 PM
(http://myonepercentaday.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/the_domino_effect.jpg)
The Records are falling fast and furious now.

We passed 10,000 Visitors/Month on Google Analytics.

We passed 70,000 Page Views/Month on Google Analytics.

Latest Alexa

Global Rank: 438K

FSoA Rank: 80K

Time on Site:  6:39*

*This is even better than Zero Hedge!

Welcome to The Big Show Diners.  :icon_sunny:


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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: RECORDS FALLING LIKE DOMINOES!!!!
Post by: RE on June 06, 2014, 02:29:15 AM
Latest Alexa

Global Rank: 431K

FSoA Rank: 77.7 K

And the HITS just keep on COMING!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DINER SET TO GO THERMONUCLEAR!
Post by: RE on June 08, 2014, 01:06:35 AM
I am watching the stats roll in, and despite the fact no brand new material, the HITS just keep on coming.

Tomorrow we have 2 New Articles from me and Surly in the pipeline, action is happening on NBL and hopefully we get the Guy Podcast up this week.  Then I got 2 new Rants to put up, Surly's Twitshit is taking off and I have Video from the Colony Days Parade and an article to write on that.

I think we will blow off the charts this week Diners.  Maybe even exceed the Everest Spike of 2 weeks ago.

Kunstler is History.  Next TARGET...JIMBO!  LOL.

TBP Alexa:

113K Global
31K FSoA

I am shooting for mid July to blow by Jimbo.  Then onto Brandon "Lexington & Concord" Smith on Alt-Market.

THE DINER RULES!

By September, we will take on the Tyler Fucking Durdens on Zero Hedge!

It is a MISSION FROM GOD!

http://www.youtube.com/v/-4YrCFz0Kfc?feature=player_detailpage

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Title: Re: DINER SET TO GO THERMONUCLEAR!
Post by: Surly1 on June 08, 2014, 03:08:59 AM
I am watching the stats roll in, and despite the fact no brand new material, the HITS just keep on coming.

Tomorrow we have 2 New Articles from me and Surly in the pipeline, action is happening on NBL and hopefully we get the Guy Podcast up this week.  Then I got 2 new Rants to put up, Surly's Twitshit is taking off and I have Video from the Colony Days Parade and an article to write on that.

I think we will blow off the charts this week Diners.  Maybe even exceed the Everest Spike of 2 weeks ago.

Kunstler is History.  Next TARGET...JIMBO!  LOL.

I am shooting for mid July to blow by Jimbo.  Then onto Brandon "Lexington & Concord" Smith on Alt-Market.

THE DINER RULES!

RE

A reminder that content is king in this business.

In spite of what RE says about "no new content," we have new posts going up every day from selected authors, then promoting those in social media. This very morning we are placing more in the queue for next week.

Anyone who would like to turn one of their thought-provoking posts into an article should give it a whirl!
Title: Re: DINER SET TO GO THERMONUCLEAR!
Post by: RE on June 08, 2014, 12:54:03 PM

A reminder that content is king in this business.

In spite of what RE says about "no new content," we have new posts going up every day from selected authors, then promoting those in social media. This very morning we are placing more in the queue for next week.

Anyone who would like to turn one of their thought-provoking posts into an article should give it a whirl!

The only thing that went up Sat was the article from Ugo, and it wasn't really new since it was up for a few days on his blog before I cross posted it.  Anyhow, I am mainly talking about our original material.

Today is going really well, we are already at the daily average at noon.

Time to go do some PLUGGING!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: K2!
Post by: RE on June 08, 2014, 10:18:26 PM
We just made K2 to the Everest of May 20th. Nearly 4000 Page Views today already, and not OVAH yet.

The Google Analytics Graph is positively BEAUTIFUL!  Perfect upslope over the last 3 days leading to the Summit.

Of course, reaching for the Summit is not without it's dangers.  Lot of folks died climbing K2.

http://www.youtube.com/v/rPqSWYNJVaQ?feature=player_detailpage

It's going to get more dangerous from here on in.  This is not small blog territory anymore.  We are on the Big Mountain now.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER CRASHES THROUGH 400K GLOBAL BARRIER ON ALEXA!!!!
Post by: RE on June 11, 2014, 03:44:41 AM
The Diner is a FORCE OF NATURE now!

Latest Alexa

Global: 391K
FSoA: 62K
ToS: 7:56!!!!!!!!!


Check out that Time on Site Number! Almost  8 minutes! That is UNHEARD of anywhere in the Blogosphere!!!!!!  Even in the MSM!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sample ToS Numbers

Huffington Post: 3:48
Wall Street Journal: 2:57
Zero Hedge:  5:55

Get Ready, all you lonely Diners, and leave your Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods at Home!  It's RAINING DINERS!
  :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/l5aZJBLAu1E?feature=player_detailpage

RIP OFF THE ROOF AND STAY IN BED!!!!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones:Thanksgiving Turkey!!!!
Post by: RE on June 12, 2014, 03:20:48 AM
Wonder WHY the Tyler Durdens just BANNED me from Zero Hedge?  Here's WHY.  The Diner is charging and coming up from the rear of the pack now.

Latest Alexa:

Diner Global 382K
Diner FSoA  59K
Diner Time on Site: 8:06!!!!!


The Tyler Durdens are RUNNING SCARED now!  When the Diner was dipshit blog, no problem, post your links.  Now they sniff a COMPETITOR.

Now I will REALLY get SERIOUS!!!

You BAN me, you are on the Enemies List for RE.  Anybody not with the Diner is AGAINST the Diner.  I am going to carve those Piglets Up like Thanksgiving Turkey.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://www.droppin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/turkeysaw.jpg)

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: LATEST ALEXA!
Post by: RE on June 14, 2014, 04:36:50 AM
DINER GLOBAL: 375K
DINER FSoA: 57K
DINER ToS: 8:11!!!!

The rapid progress upward is OVAH, now we are making incremental upward movement.  The Tyler Durdens BANNING my Plugs will slow us down a lot here, I hope another Diner who has an active Zero Hedge ID will drop in over there with more plugs.

We remain GREEN on all Alexa parameters still.  We have not PEAKED yet.

8+ minutes ToS is outrageous.
  Nobody else comes near that number, not even in the MSM.  Blows away the Fucking Tyler Durdens on ZH by a good 2 minutes EZ..

Time to get SERIOUS!  Pull out ALL THE STOPS! Social Media, Facepalm, Twitshit, whatever it takes.  Get the MESSAGE out.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: LATEST ALEXA!
Post by: RE on June 14, 2014, 05:14:32 PM
DINER GLOBAL: 367K
DINER FSoA: 55K
DINER ToS: 8:40!!!!

This progress occurred in a little over 24 hours.  Alexa seems to do updates at random intervals, sometimes you wait 2 or 3 days to get an update, other times they come daily.

Anyhow, Rate of Progress now seems to be around 8K Global, 2K FSoA per 24 hour period.  No idea how long we will keep that progress rate up though, particularly since the Tyler Fucking Durdens BANNED my plugging.

The really ASTONISHING number is the Time on Site, now at 8:40.  NOBODY else has a number that high, and I went through just about every collapse website out there to look for one that even comes close.

I'll estimate now based on the numbers that we are in the 200K range Global and 30K range FSoA by July sometime.

We may get a big bump with a Grand Opening announcement for SUN  :icon_sunny:, and the Vidcast with Ugo and Gail.

Haven't PEAKED yet!

RE SUPERSTAR OF DOOM TM
(http://www.todomix.net/fotos/23.jpg)
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 1000 Articles!!!!
Post by: RE on June 20, 2014, 03:33:52 AM
There are now over 1000 Articles on the Diner Blog in the Archives for New Diners to read at their leisure.  :icon_sunny: Of that group, approximately 333 have come off my keyboard or microphone over the last 2.5 years.  In 5 years, I will double that to 666!  :evil4:

I encourage all the MANY new readers and listeners of the Doomstead Diner to go back through the archives to catch up on the old stuff.  Particularly if you wanna drop in the commentary on the Diner, good idea to know about the history so as not to try to reinvent the wheel here.

Working back through all the stuff on the Diner Forum is a lot more difficult, since the number of posts made are orders of magnitude greater, but some of the popular threads like the Hyperinflation vs Deflation thread are worthwhile to work your way through if this area interests you.

On the Alexa level, we hit a new Global High today of 356K.  :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:  However, on the FSoA level, we backslid to 63K.   :'( We are kind of bouncing around now at a Plateau after ROCKETING upward over the last 3 months or so from the 7 digit sewer of Alexa.  Overall, I would rather see the Global number get better than the FSoA number, since that number is already better than most Collapse websites.

On the Google Analytics Map, the Diner now covers the entire Globe except for a few Kalahari Bushmen in Central Africa.  :icon_mrgreen:  The last holdout in South America, Ecuador went down this week.  SOMEBODY in Ecuador now reads the Diner.  LOL.  Also the last holdout in Asia went down, the Mongolians.  There is at least one descendant of Ghengis Khan now reading the Diner!

Regardless of these Milestones, now we are in a slog period and making further inroads will take work and good content to achieve.  This is a good time to start Sniffing Glue, at least if it helps you write good content.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://cuethegroans.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/lloyd-bridges-airplane-1.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 07, 2014, 10:35:11 PM
New Global Alexa Record at 351K.  However, we have dropped back considerably in the FSoA to 122K.  We Peaked at 55K while I was still allowed to Plug on Zero Hedge.  Time on Site has now passed 11 Minutes!

Also, we passed 40K Total Listens on Soundcloud, and 1000 Articles on the Diner Blog.

Today's Soundcloud listens currently at 228, with 158 for the newest Rant, Wealth Confiscation & Destruction.

The Top 50 Cities for Soundcloud Listens over the last 7 days are:

1
Draper, UT
20 plays
2
Fayetteville, NC
17 plays
3
Chippewa Falls, WI
16 plays
4
Bakersfield, CA
15 plays
5
Chetek, WI
13 plays
6
New Haven, CT
12 plays
7
London, United Kingdom
11 plays
8
Frisco City, AL
10 plays
9
Denver, CO
10 plays
10
Toronto, Canada
9 plays
11
Burnaby, Canada
8 plays
12
Seattle, WA
8 plays
13
Bialystok, Poland
8 plays
14
Saint Louis, MO
8 plays
15
Tucson, AZ
7 plays
16
Duncan, Canada
7 plays
17
Nummela, Finland
7 plays
18
Barrie, Canada
7 plays
19
Mountain View, CA
7 plays
20
Montréal, Canada
6 plays
21
Victoria, Canada
6 plays
22
San Diego, CA
6 plays
23
Harrow, United Kingdom
5 plays
24
Lenexa, KS
5 plays
25
Johnson City, TN
5 plays
26
League City, TX
5 plays
27
Raleigh, NC
5 plays
28
Vancouver, WA
5 plays
29
Shepperton, United Kingdom
5 plays
30
Sunnyvale, CA
5 plays
31
Medford, MA
4 plays
32
San Antonio, TX
4 plays
33
Spencer, MA
4 plays
34
San Francisco, CA
4 plays
35
San Jose, CA
4 plays
36
Guysborough, Canada
4 plays
37
Cherry Hill, NJ
4 plays
38
Thurmont, MD
4 plays
39
Rowville, Australia
4 plays
40
Princeton, NJ
4 plays
41
Newtown, Australia
3 plays
42
Pennington, NJ
3 plays
43
Copenhagen, Denmark
3 plays
44
Perth, Australia
3 plays
45
Wakefield, New Zealand
3 plays
46
Cathedral City, CA
3 plays
47
Stevens Point, WI
3 plays
48
Millet, Canada
3 plays
49
New Britain, CT
3 plays
50
Kingston Beach, Australia
3 plays

The Top 38 Countries for Soundcloud Listens over the last 7 days are:

1
United States
593 plays
2
Canada
102 plays
3
United Kingdom
70 plays
4
Australia
30 plays
5
Thailand
20 plays
6
New Zealand
20 plays
7
Netherlands
15 plays
8
Poland
11 plays
9
Germany
10 plays
10
Finland
9 plays
11
Ireland
9 plays
12
Switzerland
7 plays
13
Sweden
7 plays
14
France
6 plays
15
India
5 plays
16
Belgium
5 plays
17
Denmark
4 plays
18
Nicaragua
3 plays
19
South Africa
3 plays
20
Puerto Rico
3 plays
21
Iceland
2 plays
22
New Caledonia
2 plays
23
Israel
2 plays
24
Brazil
2 plays
25
Romania
2 plays
26
Gibraltar
2 plays
27
Mexico
2 plays
28
Qatar
2 plays
29
Hungary
2 plays
30
Japan
2 plays
31
Costa Rica
1 plays
32
Pakistan
1 plays
33
Hong Kong
1 plays
34
Indonesia
1 plays
35
Croatia
1 plays
36
Norway
1 plays
37
Georgia
1 plays
38
Latvia
1 plays

Top Podcast remains Nicole Foss on Energy, now at 3233 Listens

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Steady Progress
Post by: RE on July 23, 2014, 11:13:01 PM
We appear to be on the right track once again, with all our Alexa Parameters in the GREEN.

New GLOBAL RECORD @ 348K.
New PAGE VIEWS RECORD @ 5.1
New TIME ON SITE RECORD @ 12:19

After dropping off precipitously, the FSoA number has climbed back to 146K.

Mainly what we are lacking here right now is good SEO and also good PLUGGING venues.  However, we still are moving steadily in the correct direction and increasing circulation and attention time across the website.

Remember to drop Diner Links wherever you participate on the net.  You can never have too many links in too many places.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: MOAR Steady Progress
Post by: RE on July 25, 2014, 03:45:11 AM
We appear to be on the right track once again, with all our Alexa Parameters in the GREEN.

New GLOBAL RECORD @ 348K.
New PAGE VIEWS RECORD @ 5.1
New TIME ON SITE RECORD @ 12:19

After dropping off precipitously, the FSoA number has climbed back to 146K.

Mainly what we are lacking here right now is good SEO and also good PLUGGING venues.  However, we still are moving steadily in the correct direction and increasing circulation and attention time across the website.

Remember to drop Diner Links wherever you participate on the net.  You can never have too many links in too many places.

RE

Today's Alexa Numbers:


Diner Global: 340K
Diner FSoA: 130K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.2
Diner ToS: 12:15

I think today's offerings from the Diner will get a solid hit.  I plugged on NBL and sent out Cross Posts to Jimbo and JL on GEI.

Looking now to cross into 200K Territory Globally on Alexa by September.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: MOAR Steady Progress
Post by: RE on July 25, 2014, 11:01:13 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:

Diner Global: 330K
Diner FSoA: 127K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.3
Diner ToS: 12:18

10K Global Increase in one day!  We might break the 300K Barrier by August!  :icon_sunny:

Diner Soundcloud @ 631 Listens today!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Making Global Run!
Post by: RE on July 26, 2014, 11:53:01 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:

Diner Global: 319K
Diner FSoA: 107K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.4
Diner ToS: 12:06

Another 11K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

(http://povichcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Secretariat2.jpg)

Now within Striking Range of 200K Territory.  I wanna see that "2" at the front of the Global Number so bad I can TASTE it.  LOL

Also looking like we can get the FSoA number back into the 5 digits soon.

PeakOil.com is at 195K Global, 48K FSoA right now since Alexa revamped their rankings.  This is my Main Target right now.

Hoping to bypass them again on both parameters this time by October.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Making Global Run!
Post by: RE on July 27, 2014, 10:13:55 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:

Diner Global: 312K
Diner FSoA: 109K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.5
Diner ToS: 12:00

Another 7K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

Current prediction, 2-3 more DAZE to break through the 300K Global Barrier on Alexa!  :icon_sunny:

We lost a little ground again in the FSoA, but I think we will make it up with the next RANT Artillery Bombardment of ANTI-DOLLARS II coming tonight.  :icon_mrgreen:

Page Views a little UP, ToS a little DOWN.  Not big movements though.  Just Static there.

Surly's Diner Facepalm also now doing well, showing up as a Top Referrer on Google Analytics.

Also ANTI-DOLLARS!!! is now the Top Grossing Rant at 625 Listens.  Hoping to pull it into 4 Digits with the airing of ANTI-DOLLARS II tomorrow.

I really WANT that Elvis Suit!  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://www.vegas.com/elvis/images/elvis-presley-3.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Making Global Run!
Post by: RE on July 28, 2014, 08:34:47 PM

Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 306K
Diner FSoA: 99K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.4
Diner ToS: 11:48

Another 6K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

Also back below the Magic 100K Number on FSoA Ranking.

Page Views and ToS slightly lower, static range.

ANTI-DOLLARS now at 687 Listens on Soundcloud.  Today's Sequel, 104 Listens.

We should make the 200s Global by  mid-week.

What an ADVENTURE!  Better than White Water Rafting!  LOL.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS BY the 300K Global Barrier on Alexa!
Post by: RE on July 29, 2014, 11:34:26 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 299K
Diner FSoA: 91K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.6
Diner ToS: 11:56

Another 7K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

We are in the Solid Territory of well read & circulating Collapse Blogs now.  Bypassed Orlov (661K/126K) and biting at the heels of Kunstler (203K/60K).  If we maintain pace, we can blow by Kunstler in 2-3 weeks.

ANTI-DOLLAR!!! now at 731 Listens.  This is about 5-6X the Listenership of the first Rants about 3 months ago.  I doubt we see that kind of Multiplier over the next year, but 3X is within reason there.

The Forum looks like it will Double in Page Hits for the 3rd year in a row, and come in around 8M hits this year. This is mostly Bots, but still impressive numbers.  ;D  Also, the Forum is Back on Track with GREAT DEBATE from both Rookie and Veteran Diners!  A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes!


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3771271166_1bbc22919f.jpg)

Diner is definitely growing.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on July 31, 2014, 01:08:22 AM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 292K
Diner FSoA: 84K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 5.9
Diner ToS: 12:06

Another 7K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TONIGHT!

We had another huge spike in Page Hits on Google Analytics, and now it is all ORGANIC.  This is NOT coming from my PLUGGING.  The word is getting out, the Diner is the PLACE TO BE for the latest in Collapse Newz & Analysis!

This is WITHOUT any SEO or internet tricks for increasing your page views.  It is all grassroots Word of Mouth/Keyboard.

We see a steady 7K or so increase in ranking every day now.  Not sure how long this will persist, but it shows no signs of slowing down.

Tonight I am also publishing an Interview with Ron Patterson, known well in the Peak Oil Community as Darwinian.

I encourage all Diners who still participate on the surviving Peak Oil forums and blogs to drop in on those sites and PLUG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE DOOMSTEAD DINER, and this Podcast.

This will get us another substantial boost by accessing the readership of the Peak Oil blogs and forums directly.  It will also do wonders for Time on Site, since this interview runs 48 minutes in length.  This is mostly a Monsta Interview, I just did Color.

SHIFTING INTO HIGH GEAR NOW!

RE WITH PEDAL TO THE METAL GOING FOR THE COLLAPSE BLOGOSPHERE PASS AT MONTE CARLO!
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/03/article-2197399-14CD06D4000005DC-473_634x321.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on July 31, 2014, 10:54:02 PM

Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 290K
Diner FSoA: 78K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.0
Diner ToS: 12:10

Another 2K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN AGAIN TONIGHT!

We are catching back up to our top FSoA ranking of 55K at the height of the Zero Hedge Plugging Era.

Interview with Ron Patterson currently @ 125 Listens.

I have another Rant ready to go Fining Putin, but will put off publishing one more day to give the Ron Patterson Podcast another day at the top of the Blog Features.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on August 03, 2014, 01:34:12 AM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 278K
Diner FSoA: 71K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.0
Diner ToS: 11:50

Another 12K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

OK, Full Disclosure, we lost 20 seconds of Time on Site.  :'(

I got a zippy article on Ebola ready to go for Sunday Brunch tomorrow, and then a new rant due to record tonight or tomorrow La-La Land to air early next week.

I predict the Diner blows by Clusterfuck Nation Globally and FSoA by next weekend.  Kunstler will be eating Diner Dust soon!  :icon_mrgreen:

I am hoping to blow by Chris Martenson on Peak Prosperity in 6 months.  :icon_sunny:  He's at 46K/17K.

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on August 04, 2014, 10:53:00 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 268K
Diner FSoA: 62K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.1
Diner ToS: 11:38

Another 10K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

We blew by Kunstler again in the FSoA, and now are nipping at his heels Global.

We are also ahead of Gail on OFW FSoA @ 94K.  About 100K still to go there Global though.

We are so far past Orlov & Mr. Wizard JMG now they looks like Old Nags that need to be put out to pasture.  LOL.

I predict within a month we will pass the last of the main Collapse Bloggers both FSoA and Global.  :icon_sunny:

After that, it's the Financial Bloggers, who get cross posted on Zero Hedge, which gives them a HUGE advantage in Referrals.  These are folks like Charles Hugh Smith, Michael Snyder and of course Jimbo.

The big Individual of this type is Chris Martenson on Peak Prosperity.  My goal is to bypass Chris in a year.

Assuming the net is still up and running in a year and we all are not bleeding from our eyeballs dieing from Ebola Virus anyhow.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: Surly1 on August 05, 2014, 10:51:19 AM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 268K
Diner FSoA: 62K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.1
Diner ToS: 11:38

Another 10K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

We blew by Kunstler again in the FSoA, and now are nipping at his heels Global.

We are also ahead of Gail on OFW FSoA @ 94K.  About 100K still to go there Global though.

We are so far past Orlov & Mr. Wizard JMG now they looks like Old Nags that need to be put out to pasture.  LOL.

I predict within a month we will pass the last of the main Collapse Bloggers both FSoA and Global.  :icon_sunny:

After that, it's the Financial Bloggers, who get cross posted on Zero Hedge, which gives them a HUGE advantage in Referrals.  These are folks like Charles Hugh Smith, Michael Snyder and of course Jimbo.

The big Individual of this type is Chris Martenson on Peak Prosperity.  My goal is to bypass Chris in a year.

Assuming the net is still up and running in a year and we all are not bleeding from our eyeballs dieing from Ebola Virus anyhow.

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I really don't understand how we can be at USA 50K a couple of weeks ago, then sink to almost 100K, then bounce back. If these numbers are that transient, how can they be reliable?

Am the first person to admit that I do not understand web analytics. Or the "inside baseball" of all this. But the fact that the USA number is where it is without access to the ZH "bully pulpit" is a good thing.

We are now over 300 followers on Twitter, BTW.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on August 05, 2014, 12:22:10 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 268K
Diner FSoA: 62K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.1
Diner ToS: 11:38

Another 10K Websites are eating Diner Dust tonight!

We blew by Kunstler again in the FSoA, and now are nipping at his heels Global.

We are also ahead of Gail on OFW FSoA @ 94K.  About 100K still to go there Global though.

We are so far past Orlov & Mr. Wizard JMG now they looks like Old Nags that need to be put out to pasture.  LOL.

I predict within a month we will pass the last of the main Collapse Bloggers both FSoA and Global.  :icon_sunny:

After that, it's the Financial Bloggers, who get cross posted on Zero Hedge, which gives them a HUGE advantage in Referrals.  These are folks like Charles Hugh Smith, Michael Snyder and of course Jimbo.

The big Individual of this type is Chris Martenson on Peak Prosperity.  My goal is to bypass Chris in a year.

Assuming the net is still up and running in a year and we all are not bleeding from our eyeballs dieing from Ebola Virus anyhow.

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I really don't understand how we can be at USA 50K a couple of weeks ago, then sink to almost 100K, then bounce back. If these numbers are that transient, how can they be reliable?

Am the first person to admit that I do not understand web analytics. Or the "inside baseball" of all this. But the fact that the USA number is where it is without access to the ZH "bully pulpit" is a good thing.

We are now over 300 followers on Twitter, BTW.

I think Alexa made some software changes over the last couple of weeks.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on August 06, 2014, 10:14:18 AM
Latest update-
Global Rank  264K
Rank in United States  59K 
Daily Pageviews per Visitor 6.10
Daily Time on Site 11:37



Picked up another 4,000 sites since Monday. Something is working.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on August 06, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
Latest update-
Global Rank  264K
Rank in United States  59K 
Daily Pageviews per Visitor 6.10
Daily Time on Site 11:37



Picked up another 4,000 sites since Monday. Something is working.

The progress is very steady and consistent.

My best guess is there is enough critical mass for Word of Mouth to start working.  When your circulation is small, WoM doesn't make much contribution.  At larger numbers, it can be very significant.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones:Frozen Alexa
Post by: RE on August 08, 2014, 02:45:37 AM
For about the last 2 days we have been FROZEN at 261K Global/56K FSoA on Alexa.

I am suspicious of this because the LAST time we had a freeze was at 55K FSoA, then we got revised downward to about 150K, and since climbed back up.

My current thoughts are that you hit a Trigger Point at a certain ranking, at which point the software geeks go in and tweak your data.

I think we may be getting anomalous rankings because of the ToS and Page Views numbers, which are Outliers.

This is something to watch.  Also watch for Black Cadillac Escalades lurking around your driveway.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on August 08, 2014, 06:15:58 PM
Alexa finally updated numbers today.

Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 258K
Diner FSoA: 55K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.1
Diner ToS: 11:27

Another 3K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

This is the highest combined Global/FSoA ranking for the Diner EVAH!  We hit 55K FSoA once before during the Zero Hedge Plugging Era, but our Global was around 500K then I think.

We are now only about 20K away from blowing by Ilargi on TAE!! The Schaudenfreude will be orgasmic!  I will send him an Email with the Secretariat picture.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://povichcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Secretariat2.jpg)

Also, ANTI-DOLLAR!!! has now passed 900 Listens!  Only 99 to go and Surly will have to order my Elvis Suit!  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.cmt.com/sitewide/assets/img/shows/elvis_viva_las_vegas/photos/elvis_13292-x600.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on August 08, 2014, 06:25:21 PM
Congrats! How you feelin'?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on August 08, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
Congrats! How you feelin'?

A lot better than Harry, a lot worse than you.

However, probably not dying this year, the keyboard fingers are still working on both hands, and I still have The Voice.  :icon_mrgreen:

"Down to bizness. Got my Cancerettes, got my Sam Adams Beer, and I got that feeling, yea that familiar feeling that something RANK is going down out there..."

Stoney Stevenson is BACK!

http://www.youtube.com/v/PuuCezrAUKk?feature=player_detailpage

EVERYBODY KNOWS!

Well, maybe not everybody yet, but getting there now.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner PEDAL TO THE METAL!
Post by: RE on August 09, 2014, 06:55:35 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 254K
Diner FSoA: 52K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.3
Diner ToS: 11:32

Another 4K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

Ilargi has dropped back to 238K.  We are now just 16K Websites/Horses away from blowing by TAE!  :icon_mrgreen:

Kunstler at 211K, 43K to go there.

Daily progress now seems to have dropped from around 7K to 4K.  It gets tougher the further up the line you go to make progress.

Averaging at 3K/day for the next 30 days, I hope to bypass both TAE and Clusterfuck Nation in September.

I am really watching the Page Views/Visitor number now.  If we can make it to 7, this would be astounding.  That means visitors are cruising the archives, because it is way more than the number of New Pages we create each day on the Blog, which is around 2-3 most.

Looking to break through the 50K Barrier FSoA in the next Alexa Update.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS by the 50K Barrier in Alexa FSoA
Post by: RE on August 10, 2014, 03:41:49 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 248K
Diner FSoA: 49K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.4
Diner ToS: 11:32

Another 6K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: knarf on August 10, 2014, 04:30:30 PM
What is the highest Diner FSoA # the Diner has gotten from Alexa?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on August 10, 2014, 04:35:35 PM
What is the highest Diner FSoA # the Diner has gotten from Alexa?

The current one of 49K.  Highest previous was 55K while the Tyler Durdens still let me plug on Zero Hedge.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: knarf on August 10, 2014, 04:48:19 PM
GREAT!!!! Congratulations!!!!!   You deserve it. You have a great web site & forum! :)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on August 10, 2014, 04:56:32 PM
GREAT!!!! Congratulations!!!!!   You deserve it. You have a great web site & forum! :)

Thanks KF.

Still aiming higher though.  Next big one to break through is the 200K Global barrier.

I think the Cafe we did today with Josh Ellis will bring in a whole new audience.  It's already got 24 views, for a 1 hour long Talking Heads show with nobody famous this is doing very good.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS by the 50K Barrier in Alexa FSoA
Post by: RE on August 11, 2014, 04:57:42 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 244K
Diner FSoA: 46K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.5
Diner ToS: 11:27

Another 4K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

Also, the Vidcast with Josh Ellis already at 256 Views!

ANTI-DOLLAR! now at 966 Listens, only 34 left to go for my Elvis Suit!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS by the 50K Barrier in Alexa FSoA
Post by: RE on August 12, 2014, 08:45:53 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 241K
Diner FSoA: 45K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.6
Diner ToS: 11:30

Another 3K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

Page Views/Visitor closing in on the 7 Barrier.

Also, the Vidcast with Josh Ellis now at 369 Views after 2 days!

ANTI-DOLLAR! now at 972 Listens, only 28 left to go for my Elvis Suit!  :icon_mrgreen:

New Rant, Collective Insanity up tonight.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS by the 50K Barrier in Alexa FSoA
Post by: RE on August 13, 2014, 04:58:02 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 236K
Diner FSoA: 43K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 6.8
Diner ToS: 11:32

Another 5K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TODAY!

Page Views/Visitor closing further on the 7 Barrier.

Diner is just 2K Global away from blowing by Ilargi on TAE!  He will be eating Diner Dust by tomorrow, Friday the latest!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Alexa Ranking Extrapolation Betting Pool
Post by: RE on August 14, 2014, 04:16:45 AM
OK, based on the last month here of around 3K per day Alexa Ranking Increase, in approximately 3 months the Diner will be the #1 Website on the Net!  LOL.

Obviously, this is unlikely of course.  :(

However, I invite the Diners to place Over/Under bets on what the PEAK RANKING for the Diner will turn out to be?

Will the Diner make 5 Digits Global?  4 Digits?

Closest to the actual Peak Diner Global Number wins a Diner Kewpie Doll and an all expense paid vacation to Vegas in 2025  if it is still there.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Peak Popularity Poll
Post by: RE on August 14, 2014, 04:30:17 AM
I added a new Poll here for Diners to Vote on where they think Diner Peak Popularity will max out.  :icon_sunny:

Vote today!

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Elvis Suit on the Horizon
Post by: RE on August 14, 2014, 04:46:28 AM
ANTI-DOLLAR!!! now at 984 Listens!  Only 16 to go for the Elvis Suit!  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://www.vegas.com/elvis/images/elvis-presley-3.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Alexa Ranking Extrapolation Betting Pool
Post by: Surly1 on August 14, 2014, 05:31:18 AM
OK, based on the last month here of around 3K per day Alexa Ranking Increase, in approximately 3 months the Diner will be the #1 Website on the Net!  LOL.

Obviously, this is unlikely of course.  :(

However, I invite the Diners to place Over/Under bets on what the PEAK RANKING for the Diner will turn out to be?

Will the Diner make 5 Digits Global?  4 Digits?

Closest to the actual Peak Diner Global Number wins a Diner Kewpie Doll and an all expense paid vacation to Vegas in 2025  if it is still there.

RE

(http://i1.wp.com/vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/seeme19.jpg?resize=500%2C206)

Vegas in 2025.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS by The Automatic Earth!
Post by: RE on August 14, 2014, 06:25:18 PM
Eat Diner Dust Ilargi!
(http://povichcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Secretariat2.jpg)

Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 231K
Diner FSoA: 40K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 7.1
Diner ToS: 11:60

Another 5K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN AGAIN TODAY!

The 7 Page Views/Visitor Barrier has been broken!

994 Listens to ANTI-DOLLAR!  Only 6 left to go for my Elvis Suit! :icon_mrgreen:

Only 4K to go FSoA to bypass TBP!

RE
Title: RE GETS THE ELVIS SUIT!
Post by: RE on August 15, 2014, 04:19:12 PM
(http://www.tampaelvis.com/images%20august%202010/concert%204%20blue2%20copy.jpg)

ANTI-DOLLAR!!! CROSSES THE 1000 LISTEN BARRIER ON SOUNDCLOUD!

Surly, I will send you the sizing information in a PM.  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: knarf on August 15, 2014, 04:29:00 PM
 :aola: :circle: :pile:  congrats!
Title: Re: RE GETS THE ELVIS SUIT!
Post by: Surly1 on August 15, 2014, 05:37:12 PM

ANTI-DOLLAR!!! CROSSES THE 1000 LISTEN BARRIER ON SOUNDCLOUD!

Surly, I will send you the sizing information in a PM.  LOL.

RE

(http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/imgs/media.images/10376/elvis_presley2_thumb.widea.jpg)???

(http://www.rovistamente.com/visceralmente/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2013/11/ddn0817elvis.jpg)???

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2737/4453912093_aec5f49ec0_o.jpg)???

(http://media.lehighvalleylive.com/wedding/photo/elvis-impersonator-daef6625709dd949.jpg)Or this one here???
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS thru the 40K FSoA Barrier on Alexa!
Post by: RE on August 15, 2014, 05:55:43 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 227K
Diner FSoA: 39K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 7.3
Diner ToS: 12:25

Another 4K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN AGAIN TODAY!

Now heading for the 8 Page Views/Visitor Barrier!

1014 Listens to ANTI-DOLLAR! FOUR DIGITS! My Elvis Suit! is on Order from Brooks Brothers! :icon_mrgreen:

Only 20K left to go Global to bypass Kunstler!

RE
Title: Re: RE GETS THE ELVIS SUIT!
Post by: jdwheeler42 on August 15, 2014, 08:36:13 PM
Nah, this is more RE's style:

(http://www.superbeeposters.com/media/08/a2079161358254a3fda236_m.JPG)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner BLOWS thru the 40K FSoA Barrier on Alexa!
Post by: RE on August 16, 2014, 06:34:53 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 220K
Diner FSoA: 37K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 7.2
Diner ToS: 12:15

Another 7K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

No major bypasses though  :(

Next major Barrier on the horizon, 200K.  Then onward to the REALLY big one, 100K.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner GOES VIRAL!!!!
Post by: RE on August 17, 2014, 05:48:50 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 214K
Diner FSoA: 35K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 7.4
Diner ToS: 12:20

Another 6K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN AGAIN TODAY!

One more day we should pass Kunstler Global and Jimbo FSoA.

This is BEFORE the #1 With a Bullet S2RT Rant now up to 377 Listens on Opening Day!!!

Kick in the upcoming Dmitry Orlov  guest Collapse Cafe we recorded today next week, we will blow by the 200K barrier in no time here!

DINER GOES VIRAL!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 2000 Listens/Week on Soundcloud
Post by: RE on August 19, 2014, 11:35:22 PM
We broke through the 2000 Listens/Week Barrier on Soundcloud today!

Alexa Numbers have Plateaued.  I think I know the reason for this, it has to do with how Alexa makes their rankings.  I believe the algorithm takes your last 90 days averages to do the ranking.

Right now, dropping off the totals are the high numbers we got during the Zero Hedge plugging era.  They are being made up for by high numbers now, but there is a lull period of about 3 weeks in there that has to drop off before we will see major increases again.

To give an example (its more complicated because ToS and Page/Views/Visitor also factor in) going back about 6 months a "peak" day for Blog page hit was around 400 or so.  Then we shot up to 1200 during the ZH Plugging days, and after dropped down to around 500 in peaks.  Now we get peaks in the 1000 range, and they come more often.

Should take about a month and the rankings should start moving up again.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 50,000 LISTENS ON SOUNDCLOUD!!!!
Post by: RE on August 21, 2014, 06:19:21 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 211K
Diner FSoA: 36K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 7.5
Diner ToS: 12:05

Another 3K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

The 50,000 Listen Barrier on Soundcloud has been SMASHED!!!!

DOOMSTEAD DINER.  #1 FOR DOOM ON THE NET!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Neck and Neck with Kunstler
Post by: RE on August 21, 2014, 08:47:09 PM
Also, we are now in a Dead Heat with Kunstler, both FSoA and Global.

Should blow by him in the next update.  ;D ;D

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: MASSIVE SUPERSPIKE!!!!
Post by: RE on August 22, 2014, 12:44:58 PM
Yesterday's Page Views SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF!  We went from our current average of around 600 PVs to 2400!!! This is DOUBLE the size of the largest previous spike of 1200 during the Zero Hedge plugging era.

We also are getting regular spikes now in the 1000 range.  Our Alexa Ranking is going to ROCKET up here in short order!  :o :o :o

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: SERIOUS FUCKING NUMBERS!
Post by: RE on August 23, 2014, 02:24:48 AM
With the latest SPIKE in numbers on Google Analytics, we broke through two new Barriers today.

We crossed the 10,000 Visitors/Month Rubicon.


RE LEADS THE CHARGE!
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-izGy6G5ERFc/UooHpEhkT3I/AAAAAAAAFSc/GgVaRMQT4Q0/s1600/RubiconCross.jpg)

We demolished the 70,000 Page Views/Month Great Wall.

LD SWINGS THE HAMMER!
(http://por-img.cimcontent.net/api/assets/bin-201001/d98172b7832599a358b48188669e994b.jpg)

These numbers are not yet being reflected on Alexa.  This will occur with a delay of about 3 days to a week I think.

Not clear yet is how much of the SPIKE readership we will keep as returnees.  However, my guess is we will jump to a new Average around 800 Page Views/Day from this.  That would be double our average circulation from just 2 months ago.

If we can maintain it, this should bring Alexa into 5 digits Global inside a month or so.

There is a slim possibility we could get FSoA Ranking to 4 digits.

This is freaking BIG BOY territory.

I continue to be astounded by this shit.  :o

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: KUNSTLER EATS DINER DUST!
Post by: RE on August 23, 2014, 05:46:03 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 209K
Diner FSoA: 34K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 8.1
Diner ToS: 12:35

Another 2K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TODAY!

The 8 Page Views/Visitor Barrier has been BREACHED!

Kunstler is now eating Diner Dust Globally as well as FSoA :icon_mrgreen:

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

DINER SOUNDCLOUD LISTENS HIT NEW WEEKLY LISTENERSHIP RECORD OF 2200!!!!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Orlov Part 1 Blows by 2000 Listens!
Post by: RE on August 26, 2014, 10:32:30 PM
Latest Alexa Numbers:
Diner Global: 207K
Diner FSoA: 34K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 8.5
Diner ToS: 12:49

Another 2K Websites are eating Diner Dust today!

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TODAY!

The 13 min ToS Barrier is within reach!

Orlov Podcast 1 past 2000 Listens and still climbing :icon_mrgreen:

Nicole Foss (Stoneleigh) Podcast now past 4000 Listens! :icon_mrgreen:

Diner Audio #1 with a Bullet!

DINER SOUNDCLOUD LISTENS HIT NEW WEEKLY LISTENERSHIP RECORD OF 4100!!!!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 75,000 Page Views/Month
Post by: RE on September 01, 2014, 01:09:48 AM
We had our best month ever in August with over 75,000 Page Views and more than 20,000 Visits.  We also set a new record for Weekly Sound Cloud Listens at 7100.  Soundcloud Followers now broke though the 80 Barrier.

Alexa Numbers are backsliding because we are losing some of the high spike numbers from the Zero Hedge plugging era.  It will take another month before we make good progress there again, unless we get another good Spike.

RE
Title: DD Milestones: 9 Page Views/Visitor 13 Min Time on Site Barriers Breached!
Post by: RE on September 01, 2014, 11:20:15 PM
While our Rankings have slipped slightly on Alexa as we wait for the lull period to drop off the stat collection, the other two main parameters on Alexa continue to improve.

We are now at precisely 9 Page Views/Visitor and 13:10 Time on Site, both new records.

As mentioned in another thread, we also set a new record for Weekly Soundcloud Listens of 7100.  Total Soundcloud Listens are now at 58,693, we should cross the 60K Barrier there by the weekend.

Total Page Views for the Diner Blog now running around 75,000/month.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 80,000 Page Views/Month!
Post by: RE on September 09, 2014, 09:42:16 PM
The Diner has Crossed the 80,000 Page Views/Month Rubicon!  6 Digits is on the Horizon!  :o

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/08/article-2386709-1B331C06000005DC-899_634x641.jpg)
Caesar RE Leads the Charge! :icon_mrgreen:

Other notable achievements in the last couple of days

60,000 Total Listens on Soundcloud

5000 Listens to the Stoneleigh Podcast

3000 Listens to the Orlov Podcast

9.5 Page Views/Visitor nearing the Double Digit Barrier

The Alexa Rankings dropped back while the Zero Hedge Plugging Era dropped off the quarterly record.  They are back on the increase now as the Lull Period begins dropping off.  I'll start reporting those numbers again when we pass our Old Record of 202K Global.

Feature Attraction Coming Sunday is a Pod or Vidcast (depends what tech we can get working) on Climate Fiction (or "Cli-Fi")with James Howard Kunstler, Ugo Bardi, Jim Laughlin (author of Polar City Red) along with possibly some of the Diner Authors.  We should see a nice SPIKE from that.

RE Superstar of Doom TM
(http://lavirgendelcamino.info/doblevradio/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/emoticon.jpg)
Title: DD Growth Milestones: MASSIVE Traffic Increase on the Diner Server!!!
Post by: RE on September 11, 2014, 12:49:54 AM
The last 7 days have seen a MASSIVE increase in traffic across the Diner Server

Diner Server-9/11/2014
Diner Server-9/11/2014

This is different from traffic spikes we have had before which came from some anomalies of stuff being repeatedly downloaded off the server from Guy McPherson's site (we host this on a subweb).  This is Distributed Diner Traffic and is very real.  MANY Spikes coming now.

This will translate to Alexa in a few days.  ;D

Diner is ON FIRE!

(http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/going-viral1.jpg)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DOUBLE DIGIT PAGE VIEWS/VISITOR!!!
Post by: RE on September 12, 2014, 04:21:15 PM
The 10 page views/visitor Event Horizon has been breached!

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

We are also now at 83K Page Views/Month.  :icon_sunny:

New Time on Site Record of 13:28
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 14 Minute Time on Site Barrier CRUSHED!
Post by: RE on September 16, 2014, 04:18:24 PM
The 14 minute Time on Site Event Horizon has been breached!

New record of 14:28 ToS per visit.

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

We are also whisper thin close to 11 Page Views/Visitor at 10.9


We are also now at 85K Page Views/Month.  :icon_sunny:

Alexa Ranking is once again dropping rapidly and we should pass the 200K Barrier within a week or so.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Notable Numerology Number
Post by: RE on September 17, 2014, 03:09:37 AM
Today the Diner is at 222K Global on Alexa.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9a/Room_222_openingtitle.jpg)

To be precise, the number is 222, 232.  ALMOST made All 2s!

Not yet past our Top Global Number of 202K, but this should come within a week.

In fact, based on the way I think the Alexa Algorithm works now, we will be seeing a very steady Ranking Increase for the next month at least.  Not too sure yet how high it will go, but I think around the 150s.  That is without any major Spikes coming down the pipe in the future.

5 Digits is not out of the question by 2015.
  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 11 Page Views/Visitor Barrier LEAPED!
Post by: RE on September 17, 2014, 04:03:28 PM
The 11 Page Views/Visitor Event Horizon has been breached!

New record of 11.0 Page Views/Visitor

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 15 Minute Time on Site Chasm is Crossed!
Post by: RE on September 18, 2014, 09:41:05 PM
The Diner has Jumped the 15 minute Time on Site Snake River Canyon!

(http://www.visualdepartures.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Evel-Knievel-strapped-into-X-2-rocket.jpg)

Too far for Evel Knievel, but not for the Diner!  Now at 15:15 ToS!!!  :icon_mrgreen:

Alexa Global back down to 216K, a few more days we should break the 200K Barrier.  :o

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Alexa Ranking FROZEN!
Post by: RE on September 26, 2014, 12:20:52 AM
The Alexa Updates for the Diner have been FROZEN for 3 days now @ 204K Global and 41K FSoA.

The last time we got near the 200K barrier we also had a FREEZING event.

I'm not going to go Super Paranoid on this one, my guess is there is a Bot which kicks out your site whenever you approach the 200K number which causes a re-evaluation of how your Site Ranking is being calculated.

Based on the numbers on Google Analytics, we should be under 200K now.   No idea when Alexa will update us though.

These FREEZING episodes are very frustrating for a Stats Freak.  ::)

(http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/385ce5fc.jpg)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 5000 Page View Spike on 9/25/2014
Post by: RE on September 26, 2014, 11:40:46 PM
We have been steadily Upticking in Page Views on Google Analytics, and got a nice SPIKE too on 9/25 @ around 5K Page Views, and over 1000 Visitors on the day.  At current progress rate, we should be in 6 digits around the end of October to 100,000 Page Views/Month.

Diner coverage is also very well dispersed Globally, there is no place other than Central Africa and Khazakistan/Uzbekistan that the Diner doesn't get some hits from over a 90 day period.  We see steady growth just about everywhere also.  English speaking Nations obviously are our biggest readers, FSoA, Canada, Australia, UK, and New Zealand.  However, we get a lot also from Sweden, Germany and now Russia.

Alexa Ranking still is FROZEN, when this finally does update I expect quite a nice jump in Ranking there.

RE
Title: Porn Sabotage
Post by: RE on September 27, 2014, 01:37:53 AM
A Big DOWNSIDE of growth.  :(

Links get Hijacked and we had that occur in the Georgia Guidestones article, linking to a Porn Site.  I have now cleared those links.

Thanks to one of our readers for giving me the Heads Up on this.

I appreciate all help in keeping the Diner free of SPAM, link Hijacking and other forms of nefarious Net sabotage.  Please let me know anytime you find something on the Diner which CLEARLY does not belong here.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: ALEXA IS BACK!
Post by: RE on September 30, 2014, 11:51:01 PM
After nearly 2 Weeks without Updates due to problems with the Alexa Database, they finally got the system back up and running, and as I expected, the Diner is now in Uncharted Territory, Going Where No Diners Have Gone Before.  To the EDGE of the Alexa Universe!  LOL.

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

We crossed the 200K Global Rubicon!

Diner Global: 196K
Diner FSoA: 38K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 12.5
Diner Time on Site: 15:54

Whisper thin close to passing the 16 Minute ToS Barrier!

We blew by Gail on OFW,now at 202K Global.  Way ahead of her FSoA Ranking at 111K

Kunstler is Fading Fast, at 275K.

Orlov is running with the Nags at 352K


Now for the BIG ONE for me, PeakOil.com.  They are at 161K Global, 57K FSoA.

Only 35K to go to blow by Peak Oil Global! WE CAN DO THIS!  :icon_mrgreen:

The Diner RULES!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Secretariat on the Run AGAIN!
Post by: RE on October 01, 2014, 11:29:14 PM
Diner Secretariat is making another Run!

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

The 16 Minute ToS Barrier has been SMASHED!

Another 2000 Websites are Eating Diner Dust tonight!

Diner Global: 194K
Diner FSoA: 36K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 12.6
Diner Time on Site: 16:31

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TONIGHT!

We edged out The Saker @ 195K Global but slightly behind FSoA @ 35K.  That's a REAL HORSERACE!  :icon_sunny:

Closing in on Ilargi on TAE @ 170K Global.  We are past them FSoA @ 72K there.

Based on Google Analytics, we should gain an average of 2K per night Global Ranking for the next week.  A spike would help of course.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 66,666 Listens on Diner Soundcloud
Post by: RE on October 03, 2014, 12:53:29 PM
We passed 66,666 Listens this morning on Soundcloud.

Notably, this milestone came on an Ebola Rant.  :evil4:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 66,666 Listens on Diner Soundcloud
Post by: monsta666 on October 03, 2014, 12:58:46 PM
We passed 66,666 this morning...

Perhaps this is the true number of Ebola victims... Next mark is 666,666 which is two 666's joined together!
Title: DD Growth Milestones: DRIVE FOR FIVE!
Post by: RE on October 04, 2014, 05:02:01 PM
Update on the latest Diner Secretariat Run!

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

The 17 Minute ToS Barrier has been DEMOLISHED!

Another 6000 Websites are Eating Diner Dust today!

Diner Global: 188K
Diner FSoA: 35K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 12.5
Diner Time on Site: 17:12

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TONIGHT!

Ebola: I See Dead People 2 now at 476 Listens.

Make a Diner Plug Today!  We are on the DRIVE FOR FIVE digits Global on Alexa!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DRIVE FOR FIVE!
Post by: RE on October 05, 2014, 04:50:14 PM
NEW Update on the latest Diner Secretariat Run!

(http://www.secretariat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belmont_-Stakes_-31-lengths_photo1.jpg)

The 17 Minute ToS Barrier has been DEMOLISHED!

Another 4000 Websites are Eating Diner Dust today!

Diner Global: 184K
Diner FSoA: 33K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 12.6
Diner Time on Site: 17:26

ALL PARAMETERS IN THE GREEN TODAY!

Ebola: I See Dead People 2 now at 506 Listens.

TSA Follies got a bump of another 120 listeners with the new "Classic Rants" Feature I am dropping in some articles.

Make a Diner Plug Today!  We are on the DRIVE FOR FIVE digits Global on Alexa!

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 20 MINUTES TIME ON SITE!
Post by: RE on October 06, 2014, 03:29:21 PM
 Going Where No Diners Have Gone Before.  To the EDGE of the Time on Site!  LOL.

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

20 Minute Time on Site Barrier OBLITERATED!

Diner Global: 182K
Diner FSoA: 32K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 12.7
Diner Time on Site: 20:02

Closing in on PeakOil.com.  Only 20K Global to go.  :o

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 13 PAGE VIEWS/VISITOR 22 MINUTES TIME ON SITE!
Post by: RE on October 07, 2014, 02:31:22 AM
Going Where No Diners Have Gone Before.  To the EDGE of the Time on Site and EVENT HORIZON of 13 Page Views/Visitor!  LOL.

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

22 Minute Time on Site Barrier INCINERATED! 13 PAGE VIEWS/VISITOR BARRIER DEMOLISHED!

Diner Global: 184K
Diner FSoA: 31K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 13.0
Diner Time on Site: 22:29

DoomFans TM are GLUED to the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Sadly though  :( we lost ground to 2K sites Globally in this update.  Hope to rebound strong in the next update.

I'm wondering just how high those ToS and PV/V numbers can go here? NOBODY gets anything close to this.

RE
Title: DINERS: CHAMPIONS OF DOOM!
Post by: RE on October 07, 2014, 02:55:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/04854XqcfCY?feature=player_detailpage

RE Superstar of Doom TM
(http://lavirgendelcamino.info/doblevradio/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/emoticon.jpg)
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 30 MINUTES TIME ON SITE!
Post by: RE on October 12, 2014, 12:07:42 AM
Going Where No Diners Have Gone Before.  To the EDGE of the Time on Site EVENT HORIZON of 30 MINUTES!!!  LOL.

(http://alexwilgus.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/fileuss-enterprise-d-in-distant-galaxy.jpg)

30 Minute Time on Site Barrier DISINTEGRATED!

Diner Global: 181K
Diner FSoA: 32K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 13.4
Diner Time on Site: 30:46

DoomFans TM are CRAZY GLUED to the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Ranking Numbers generally plateaued at the moment.

Ebola 2 Rant passed 666 Listens today!  :evil4: :evil4: :evil4:

Ebola 3 Rant now in the can, publication tomorrow.  :o

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Breaks the 180K Sound Barrier on Alexa!
Post by: RE on October 13, 2014, 02:04:37 AM
DINER SONIC BOOM!!  LOL.

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/14/142173/2775998-hornet_1410652c.jpg)

NEW GLOBAL ALEXA RECORD!  178K!

Diner Global: 178K
Diner FSoA: 33K
Diner Page Views/Visitor: 13.5
Diner Time on Site: 32:50

Nearly 33 Min ToS! DoomFans TM are SUTURED to the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Slight slide in FSoA Ranking to 33K.

Ebola 3 Rant 200 Listens on Opening Day.  Ebola 2 closing in on 700 Listens.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Good Newz/Bad Newz
Post by: RE on November 02, 2014, 01:15:16 AM
GOOD NEWZ!  ;D

Two New Barriers Demolished

Page Views/Visitor now up to 14

Time on Site now up to 40 Minutes.

Bad Newz.  :(

Rankings have dropped Global

170K Down to 180K

FSoA

35K Down to 79K.

The move took a toll on readership.   Rebuilding again.  At least the regulars and returnees are staying on site though.  :icon_sunny:

The new SNAP Card franchise I think will bring in new Diners.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Topping the Doom-o-Sphere
Post by: RE on December 10, 2014, 12:06:24 AM
The Diner is currently ahead of both Kunstler and Orlov, both Global and FSoA on Alexa.  We are ahead of Gail on OFW FSoA, behind her Global.  We are way ahead of Post Carbon Instititute, but still trailing the Econ Bloggers who get cross posted on Zero Hedge.

We are still blowing away everyone with Page Views/Visitor @ 17 now and Time on Site @ 47 minutes.  Bounce Rate around 13.7% according to Alexa, much lower @ 2.23% according to Google Analytics.  Monthly Page Views now back up to 70K according to Google Analytics, but still well off the Peak of around 85K.

Latest Vidcast with Ugo, Steve & Ron @ 243 Views.

Latest Podcast with Mark Garavan @ 180 Listens, Latest Rant Cometh Deflation @ 335 Listens.  Oil Price Crash! the Top Page this month with 1525 Page Views.

Also now have Triple Digits of 100 Followers on Diner Soundcloud.

We seem to be back on the increase now after dropping off for a while during a Doom Lull period.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 9,000,000 Forum Page Hits in 2014!!!
Post by: RE on December 28, 2014, 01:24:38 AM
For the 3rd year in a row, the Diner Forum has experienced EXPONENTIAL GROWTH in the number of page hits recorded by the SMF database.

In 2012, we got 1,734,447 Page Hits on the Forum
In 2013, we got 4,100,268 Page Hits on the Forum
In 2014, we now have 9,021,403 Page Hits on the Forum!  :icon_sunny:

Are those all Human Eyeballs?  I WISH!  LOL.  90% of that traffic MINIMUM is Bots and Spiders crawling the SMF DB, not people.

You can say with authority that the Doomstead Diner is now twice as popular with Bots as it was in 2013, and quintuple as popular with Bots as it was in 2012.  :icon_sunny:

The Bots LOVE US!  LOL.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 88,888 Listens on Soundcloud!
Post by: RE on February 26, 2015, 01:05:18 AM
BACK TO THE FUTURE OF DOOM ON THE DOOMSTEAD DINER!

http://www.youtube.com/v/k0kswK2aI08?feature=player_detailpage

The Diner has been doing Audio Podcasts for about a year and a half, including our Collapse Cafe TM Interviews and the Frostbite Falls Daily Rant TM monologues by Yours Truly.  :icon_mrgreen:

Call it around 600 days or so, the Average is around 140 Listens/Day to Diner Audio!

That is CONSISTENT for a solid 18 months!

 :multiplespotting:

Thanks to all the Diner Listeners for your support and great Testimonials (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php/topic,3826.0.html) too during this period.  :icon_sunny:

Let's not rest on the laurels though! Invite a friend to listen to an Interview or a Rant as a good way to take the Head from the Sand and get a Quick introduction to Doom!  All Diner Audio is available for listening on the DINER SOUNDCLOUD CHANNEL (https://soundcloud.com/doomstead-diner)

(http://www.sire.co.uk/assets/uploads/files/Bury-your-Head-in-the-sand.jpg)

Next stop, 6 DIGITS!  :icon_sunny:

Note: We crossed the 88,888 Listen Barrier at PRECISELY 1:11AM Diner Server Time!  :o

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on February 26, 2015, 01:13:05 AM
To be exact, we hit 88,888 Listens at exactly 1:11 PST, Diner Server Time.  :o

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: MKing on February 26, 2015, 03:55:17 AM
A bit curious, what might the Alexa rankings be, during this, one of my lull periods?  :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on February 26, 2015, 04:33:41 AM
A bit curious, what might the Alexa rankings be, during this, one of my lull periods?  :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:

Irrelevant. Stay gone.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 90,000
Post by: RE on March 04, 2015, 01:51:41 AM
We hit the 90,000 mark in two areas, 90,000 Page Hits/Month on the Blog and 90,000 Total Listens on Soundcloud  :icon_sunny:

90K Page Hits/Month translates to roughly 1M Page Hits/Year.   :emthup:

For a comparison Ugo Bardi's Cassandra's Legacy (Resource Limits) site Peaked at 30K monthly page hits, and Ray Jason's Sea Gypsy Philospher has a TOTAL of ALMOST 90K Page Hits in 1.5 years.

So, we are doing pretty good overall here, and have not yet reached the Peak, growth is steady and continuous.

Based on the Soundcloud Downloads and Listens along with You Tube Views for the Vids, there appear to be about 50 "Core" Diners who check in all the time and download the content, another 1000 or so who Listen or View the media regularly and about 12,000 that check in each month to read something on the Diner.

Global Demographics have about half the hits coming from the FSoA, another 20% or so from the Great White North of Canada, then mostly English Speaking countries like the UK OZ and NZ and then the rest of the Eurotrash filling out most of the readers.  However, there are at least a few readers just about everywhere from China to Saudi Arabia to Brazil etc, few spots on the Globe do not have at least ONE Diner.

Still, this is relatively Small Potatoes in the world of the Internet, so we have to keep working and building to SAVE AS MANY AS WE CAN.

I urge all the Diners to go out today and make a LINK somewhere on the net to the Diner, or to send out an Email to friends to wake them up to the Diner.  Word of Mouth is our best Advertising.

NEXT STOP: 6 DIGITS!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: WHD on March 04, 2015, 09:08:27 AM
A bit curious, what might the Alexa rankings be, during this, one of my lull periods?  :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:

Irrelevant. Stay gone.

It was a good deal less fetid in here.

WHD
Title: DD Growth Milestones-Stats Clarifications
Post by: RE on March 04, 2015, 11:30:11 PM
One of the more interesting phenomenon over the last few months is that while the Page Hits and Soundcloud listens all steadily increase, the Alexa Ranking has dropped from its highs recorded a few months ago, when it appeared from that agency that the Diner was rocketing upward.  Paradoxically here, we have more hits than ever, but a lower Alexa Ranking.  What's going on here?

What appears now to be the case was that although Alexa was reporting the upward trend correctly, the numbers were inflated, probably by the fact that Diners tend to stay online so long and view so many pages.  Currently, we have around 23 page Views/visitor and 75 Min time on site.  Anyhow, it appears Alexa adjusted their ranking of the Diner based on this, its not that we have an enormous number of people checking in here, its that the people who do check in hang around quite a bit.

After checking with Gail and looking at the page hits Jim quotes for TBP, we never really bypassed those blogs in total readers, just Diners tend to read more and stay onsite more than on their blogs.  The current readership according to Google Analytics is average ~3000 Page Views/Day whereas TBP according to Jimbo gets around 12,000.  This makes a bit more sense since he's been around longer and gets cross posted on ZH regularly.

So, while the Diner does continue to increase in popularity,  we still are below the most well read collapse blogs.  Travelling in the right direction though. :)

The best stats are the direct ones from Soundcloud and You Tube.  Latest Vidcast now at 200 Views and latest Rant @ 154 Listens with 3 Hearts and 8 Downloads.  Long as those are doing well, I am confident the Diner reaches a good number of people each day.

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Title: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 03:17:45 AM
You will now find a new Widget on the Diner Blog Right Menu Bar, just below the Soundcloud Widget.

It's a Map which features all the current Diners around the world at the table with you.

Map

If you click the widget (here or on the Blog) it will take you to a page with recent stats.  They are only moderately accurate, but it's entertaining to check it.  It doesn't update here on the forum too well so far as I can see right now, but seems to be updating well on the Blog.

On the Revolver Maps website you can look at a 3D interactive globe version.  I couldn't get the Java script to work on that to drop it straight on the Homepage.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: MKing on March 30, 2015, 06:18:26 AM
Bunch of easterners, what is with THAT? You would think right thinking doomers wouldn't be caught dead east of the Mississippi.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 11:50:49 AM
You will now find a new Widget on the Diner Blog Right Menu Bar, just below the Soundcloud Widget.

It's a Map which features all the current Diners around the world at the table with you.

\"Map\"

If you click the widget (here or on the Blog) it will take you to a page with recent stats.  They are only moderately accurate, but it's entertaining to check it.  It doesn't update here on the forum too well so far as I can see right now, but seems to be updating well on the Blog.

On the Revolver Maps website you can look at a 3D interactive globe version.  I couldn't get the Java script to work on that to drop it straight on the Homepage.

RE

This thing is fucking GREAT!

When you go over to the site (click on the map) go to the 3D Globe and then click the radio buttons for visitor counts and time on site.  The Globe is positively SPIKED with Diners all over the place!  The FSoA and Europe are PINCUSHIONS of Diners!!!!  :icon_sunny:

I am of course the BIGGEST spike of all coming out of Palmer, AK, since I track through so many pages.  You can look for your own spike and check out all the cities checking in and data tables of numbers also.  It's fun real time stats!

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 11:56:33 AM
Bunch of easterners, what is with THAT? You would think right thinking doomers wouldn't be caught dead east of the Mississippi.

Still good rainfall and water supply east of the Mississippi.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on March 30, 2015, 12:04:46 PM
You will now find a new Widget on the Diner Blog Right Menu Bar, just below the Soundcloud Widget.

It's a Map which features all the current Diners around the world at the table with you.

<a href=\"http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=enlarge&i=277i0hmzeoj&color=ff0000&m=0\"><img src=\"//rc.revolvermaps.com/h/m/a/0/ff0000/128/0/277i0hmzeoj.png\" width=\"512\" height=\"256\" alt=\"Map\" style=\"border:0;\">[/url]

If you click the widget (here or on the Blog) it will take you to a page with recent stats.  They are only moderately accurate, but it's entertaining to check it.  It doesn't update here on the forum too well so far as I can see right now, but seems to be updating well on the Blog.

On the Revolver Maps website you can look at a 3D interactive globe version.  I couldn't get the Java script to work on that to drop it straight on the Homepage.

RE

This thing is fucking GREAT!

When you go over to the site (click on the map) go to the 3D Globe and then click the radio buttons for visitor counts and time on site.  The Globe is positively SPIKED with Diners all over the place!  The FSoA and Europe are PINCUSHIONS of Diners!!!!  :icon_sunny:

I am of course the BIGGEST spike of all coming out of Palmer, AK, since I track through so many pages.  You can look for your own spike and check out all the cities checking in and data tables of numbers also.  It's fun real time stats!

RE
RE,
I LIKE that widget!

  (http://cdn.thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/envy-520x245.jpg)

Can I get that for my forum free?  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: g on March 30, 2015, 12:13:50 PM
You will now find a new Widget on the Diner Blog Right Menu Bar, just below the Soundcloud Widget.

It's a Map which features all the current Diners around the world at the table with you.

<a href=\\"http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=enlarge&i=277i0hmzeoj&color=ff0000&m=0\\"><img src=\\"//rc.revolvermaps.com/h/m/a/0/ff0000/128/0/277i0hmzeoj.png\\" width=\\"512\\" height=\\"256\\" alt=\\"Map\\" style=\\"border:0;\\">[/url]

If you click the widget (here or on the Blog) it will take you to a page with recent stats.  They are only moderately accurate, but it's entertaining to check it.  It doesn't update here on the forum too well so far as I can see right now, but seems to be updating well on the Blog.

On the Revolver Maps website you can look at a 3D interactive globe version.  I couldn't get the Java script to work on that to drop it straight on the Homepage.

RE

This thing is fucking GREAT!

When you go over to the site (click on the map) go to the 3D Globe and then click the radio buttons for visitor counts and time on site.  The Globe is positively SPIKED with Diners all over the place!  The FSoA and Europe are PINCUSHIONS of Diners!!!!  :icon_sunny:

I am of course the BIGGEST spike of all coming out of Palmer, AK, since I track through so many pages.  You can look for your own spike and check out all the cities checking in and data tables of numbers also.  It's fun real time stats!

RE

Nice, I like It!  What a marvelous thing PC's and the internet are, wish we had them way back when.  :emthup:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 12:20:44 PM
RE,
I LIKE that widget!

  (http://cdn.thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/envy-520x245.jpg)

Can I get that for my forum free?  :icon_mrgreen:

Yea, it's a Freebie.  If you can get the Java Script to work and get the Globe on your site, let me know.  I used the HTML for the flat map.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: MKing on March 30, 2015, 12:34:43 PM
Bunch of easterners, what is with THAT? You would think right thinking doomers wouldn't be caught dead east of the Mississippi.

Still good rainfall and water supply east of the Mississippi.

RE

Sure, but except for some hill folk, a terribly high concentration of folks in the country most removed from a can-do and make do for themselves attitude. Give me shopping malls along the I-95 corridor or give me death!! A high speed road designed to connect 100,000,000 people who wouldn't know what to do with a deer carcass and a sharp knife if their lives depended on it.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2015, 01:33:51 PM
You will now find a new Widget on the Diner Blog Right Menu Bar, just below the Soundcloud Widget.

It's a Map which features all the current Diners around the world at the table with you.

\\"Map\\"

If you click the widget (here or on the Blog) it will take you to a page with recent stats.  They are only moderately accurate, but it's entertaining to check it.  It doesn't update here on the forum too well so far as I can see right now, but seems to be updating well on the Blog.

On the Revolver Maps website you can look at a 3D interactive globe version.  I couldn't get the Java script to work on that to drop it straight on the Homepage.

RE

This thing is fucking GREAT!

When you go over to the site (click on the map) go to the 3D Globe and then click the radio buttons for visitor counts and time on site.  The Globe is positively SPIKED with Diners all over the place!  The FSoA and Europe are PINCUSHIONS of Diners!!!!  :icon_sunny:

I am of course the BIGGEST spike of all coming out of Palmer, AK, since I track through so many pages.  You can look for your own spike and check out all the cities checking in and data tables of numbers also.  It's fun real time stats!

RE

It really is remarkable. Far more descriptive than Alexa. Interesting that the Diner has visitors from all over the world as well. Very cool.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 01:34:38 PM
Bunch of easterners, what is with THAT? You would think right thinking doomers wouldn't be caught dead east of the Mississippi.

Still good rainfall and water supply east of the Mississippi.

RE

Sure, but except for some hill folk, a terribly high concentration of folks in the country most removed from a can-do and make do for themselves attitude. Give me shopping malls along the I-95 corridor or give me death!! A high speed road designed to connect 100,000,000 people who wouldn't know what to do with a deer carcass and a sharp knife if their lives depended on it.


That's the tradeoff on the East Coast.  Currently decent water supply, but high population density.   Michael Snyder recently dropped on a bunch of Maps on issues you have to deal with in any given neighborhood you want to set up a Doomstead.  No neighborhood is entirely perfect, although I did feel the maps he Googled up did not fully represent all neghborhoods that well.

Far as the Lower 48 is concerned, ID seemed to be the best on Pop Density and Water Supply.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2015, 01:41:29 PM
Bunch of easterners, what is with THAT? You would think right thinking doomers wouldn't be caught dead east of the Mississippi.

Still good rainfall and water supply east of the Mississippi.

RE

Isn't the expression "right thinking doomer" an oxymoron, anyhow?

Besides, some of us are planted here. For now.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 02:02:08 PM

It really is remarkable. Far more descriptive than Alexa. Interesting that the Diner has visitors from all over the world as well. Very cool.

Yah, the Global Reach is what is really remarkable here.

We're not huge in total numbers, but the distribution around the Globe is quite extensive.  At any given time, there are Diners checking in from almost every continent.  Obviously, the English Speaking areas have the most and biggest spikes, but the whole GLOBE has DINERS!  :icon_sunny:

This also can't be "faked" by a few people with an Alexa Toolbar making a lot of hits.  The way this one works is the widget feeds back to the Revolver Site with all the hits that come in at any given time.

It also gives you some clue on how many people and where are really cognizant of collapse.  In conversation with ASC in email, I mentioned it was my estimation that the total number of global people who check into Collapse Websites was around 10K, with regular commenters in the neighborhood of 1000.  If you Surf many of the sites, you see the same commenters.  Total Bloggers covering it maybe 100 or so.  Possibly a bit more if you count really small ones without too much readership, but still it is a small number.  Particularly compared to the total population on earth at the moment.

So overall, we aren't doing too bad in this small pond.  And let's face it, speculating constantly on a Zombie Apocalypse is not something most people want to do with their free time.  LOL.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on March 30, 2015, 02:16:18 PM
Why not?
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 02:17:44 PM
I wanna know who the Doomer in CA is who has a spike as big as mine!  :icon_scratch:
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: jdwheeler42 on March 30, 2015, 02:49:47 PM
I wanna know who the Doomer in CA is who has a spike as big as mine!  :icon_scratch:
Doomer Support?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: jdwheeler42 on March 30, 2015, 02:55:49 PM
That's the tradeoff on the East Coast.  Currently decent water supply, but high population density.   Michael Snyder recently dropped on a bunch of Maps on issues you have to deal with in any given neighborhood you want to set up a Doomstead.  No neighborhood is entirely perfect, although I did feel the maps he Googled up did not fully represent all neghborhoods that well.

Far as the Lower 48 is concerned, ID seemed to be the best on Pop Density and Water Supply.
It's an age-old question, which is more overpopulated, a place that can support 200 people per square mile that has 1000, or a place that can support 1 person per square mile that has 10?  In absolute numbers, the first, obviously, but percentage-wise, the second requires a 90% die-off, the first only an 80%.

In the end, I think the answer is go with the one you have better knowledge of, that's the one you have the best chances of surviving in, personally.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 03:04:39 PM
I wanna know who the Doomer in CA is who has a spike as big as mine!  :icon_scratch:
Doomer Support?

I don't think so. He would show up signed in to be able to check for PMs.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: agelbert on March 30, 2015, 03:11:29 PM
RE,
I LIKE that widget!

  (http://cdn.thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/envy-520x245.jpg)

Can I get that for my forum free?  :icon_mrgreen:

Yea, it's a Freebie.  If you can get the Java Script to work and get the Globe on your site, let me know.  I used the HTML for the flat map.

RE

Great! That said, I have some issues with java Script. :( But if I figure that dad burned thing out, I'll give you a holler.  :icon_sunny:


I wanna know who the Doomer in CA is who has a spike as big as mine!  :icon_scratch:

And by the way, could that fellow in California be what's his name that handled the data base here some time ago?  :icon_scratch:

His avatar showed him driving in a convertible with his wife.

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on March 30, 2015, 03:15:37 PM
And by the way, could that fellow in California be what's his name that handled the data base here some time ago?  :icon_scratch:

His avatar showed him driving in a convertible with his wife.

No, as mentioned above it is unlikely to be Doomer Support.

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Title: Re: Who's Coming to Dinner?
Post by: RE on April 01, 2015, 03:09:50 PM
I don't know how many of you Diners are checking out Diner Revolver (http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=enlarge&i=25h9kf7xr5x&color=ff0000&m=0) periodically, but it's a lot of fun to see who is checking in and from where.

Oz is bugging me, we haven't got a single Diner check in from Perth!  Adelaide, Sydney, Tasmania, but nobody on the West Coast! :(

One thing to be aware of, it DOES NOT track you if you are just here in the Forum chit-chatting.  You only get recorded if you are on the Blog visiting pages there.  I'm going to see if I can set up another one for tracking the Forum readers.

The Diner absolutely SATURATES North America and Europe.  48 out of 50 States recorded, and 54 Countries last I checked that Stat.  Those portions of the map are Blood Red with Diner Dots!  :icon_sunny:

The Globe Updates regularly, every few minutes to see who new is on and from where.  Recent Cities checking in will flash on the globe.  We appear to have anywhere from 5 to 15 checking the Blog at any given time.

Anyhow, I am really enjoying this one and I keep the Window open all the time and check it along with latest Soundcloud Listens and so forth.

There are Diners EVERYWHERE!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Diner Forum Revolver Stats
Post by: RE on April 01, 2015, 03:18:03 PM
I *think* this will record everyone checking in the Forum, but maybe only on this thread, not sure yet.  This is a test.  I may have to move the map to the Forum Homepage.

Map

It will take a few hours to see if it is recording the Diners on the Forum.

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Title: Re: Diner Forum Revolver Stats
Post by: RE on April 01, 2015, 03:39:29 PM
It will take a few hours to see if it is recording the Diners on the Forum

I was wrong about that.  I can already see that different stats are being recorded, but there is also Crossover.  Numbers jumped dramatically when I added more mapping.

I will really be interested to see how this map plays out over a 48 hour period or so.

Fascinating.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Stoneleigh Interview Hits 6000 Listens
Post by: RE on April 01, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
Our Top Grossing Collapse Cafe Interview Podcast with Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh) hit 6000 Listens tonight.  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

Every 1000 Listens gets one  :icon_sunny: Smiley.  ;D

Probably the main reason this one continues to get listens is because the Top Grossing Sound in your file gets a Prime Spot on the right side of the Soundcloud Page.  It's a good indicator of how many different people have listened to the channel over time.

In terms of a "Core" Fan Club for Diner Radio, it seems to be around 350-400 people who regularly Tune In.  However, really popular Rants and interviews with Well Known Collapse Starz will get over 1000 periodically.  A good example is the recent podcast with Tom Lewis, part 1 has now topped 1000 Listens.  :icon_sunny:  The Anti-Dollar! Rant is my most popular one with 1100 Listens.  :icon_sunny:

I will be posting a complete report of the Year on Soundcloud over on the Podcast Board as well

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Week 1 on Revolver
Post by: RE on April 08, 2015, 12:17:17 PM
It's been slightly over 1 week since I signed the Diner up for Revolver, which provides Live Stats of who is checking in to the Diner and from where.  I've been chronicling a few of the more interesting Hits in the Soundcloud thread.

Just to give you a couple of Snapshots here, here's the first one I took about 2 days after I signed us up.  Revolver only starts recording once you drop one of their widgets onto your site:

Diner Map
Diner Map

Here's the latest one, about 1 week later:

Diner Map2
Diner Map2

That is just ONE FUCKING WEEK OF DINER HITS TO THE BLOG!!!

Each of those Dots also often represents multiple hits from a given neighborhood, each dot covers around 39 km or 15  square miles of territory.

There are Diners all over the whole fucking GLOBE!

I can't imagine what that map would look like if I signed up a year ago for this service.  :o

One thing it does give you a real good indication of is exactly what parts of the earth are hooked into the Internet, and also where industrialization has its greatest hold on the population.

Truly amazing to me.

If that is not a classic example of a spreading PLAGUE!, I do not know what is.

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/fdRlqHg6gYgd2Wi1v3dRr7W_sHds0LlaQbO2bmluaA90jJzOL-MdUwlq4gsnYVxlHWtI=h900)



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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 40,000 Visits in the First Month on Revolver!
Post by: RE on April 28, 2015, 02:07:01 PM
And the month's not over yet!

This translates to around 160K Page Views, since we average around 4 Page Views/Visitor.

137 Countries represented!

Here's the Global Distribution of Diners who dropped in for a Collapse Meal in April so far:


....bah!  The table is too big!  I'll have to GIF it.

Diner Stats 4 28 15
Diner Stats 4 28 15

View the other 120 countries here (http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=enlarge&i=25h9kf7xr5x&color=ff0000&m=0) for live updates.

(https://i.gyazo.com/thumb_gif/200/_919fed98e10ed0ab1bc27c4e97ee6400.gif)

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Global Animation of the Diner's First Month on Revolver!
Post by: RE on April 28, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
This is just 1 MONTH of Diner Visits!  :o :o :o

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/GIF-Diner-Map-4-2015.gif)

RE Superstar of Doom TM
(https://i.gyazo.com/thumb_gif/200/_0e11cd679f35c60240b4079f5faa186c.gif)


(http://www.spoon-river.k12.il.us/ShellyRhineharts_Web_Page/images/rockstar/rockstar-rockstar-kiss-gene-simmons-smiley-emoticon-000231-large.gif)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Palloy on April 28, 2015, 09:32:04 PM
Are those visits from Russian IPs?  The revolving globe is hopeless for studying anything.  Perhaps you could provide a big map on a page somewhere. UPDATE - its OK, I've found the link.

You do know that the geolocation system only plots the location of the ISP or VPN tunnel's registered owner, not where the people actually are.  Do the stats include bots?

I'm coming to you from a VPN tunnel in Hong Kong at the moment - I would REALLY like a tunnel to Russia or mainland China.  Can anyone help?  If you are interested in leaving a legacy, mirror DD on somewhere in Hong Kong or Iceland, because you won't be up in US for much longer when they round up the dissidents.

I suppress the map on every page, and 27 other bits of crap, with Adblock Plus rules, and I still have to scroll down to read anything of the actual thread.  The bandwidth is not a problem for me, but having to waggle my finger is a drag. :-)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on April 28, 2015, 10:54:09 PM
Are those visits from Russian IPs?  The revolving globe is hopeless for studying anything.  Perhaps you could provide a big map on a page somewhere. UPDATE - its OK, I've found the link.

You do know that the geolocation system only plots the location of the ISP or VPN tunnel's registered owner, not where the people actually are.  Do the stats include bots?

I'm coming to you from a VPN tunnel in Hong Kong at the moment - I would REALLY like a tunnel to Russia or mainland China.  Can anyone help?  If you are interested in leaving a legacy, mirror DD on somewhere in Hong Kong or Iceland, because you won't be up in US for much longer when they round up the dissidents.

I suppress the map on every page, and 27 other bits of crap, with Adblock Plus rules, and I still have to scroll down to read anything of the actual thread.  The bandwidth is not a problem for me, but having to waggle my finger is a drag. :-)

As I have studied it so far, this particular Stat Collection system is just counting the end hits to a given page, with whatever data is attached to that hit.  So if you are using a proxy server or otherwise disguising your location, it's not counting that on a location level correctly, but on the gross numbers level it is.

It also doesn't filter out Bots other than in Visitor Count vs. Page Hits.  It runs a time interval of 15 minutes, so no matter how many pages you hit inside 15 minutes, you only get get counted once during that interval.  When the Bots show up (and you can see when they do, they flood the Locations page), they will hit a page every few seconds and collect up 20-30 of them in no time.  So I am looking now at Visitor Count rather than Page Hits as the better metric.  Fortunately all the major Stat services also tally Visitor count, although the difference you get in this from one Stat Collection service to the next is simply astounding.  Very hard to get absolute numbers here, only relative ones really are possible.

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: HOBBES DID IT! 6 DIGITS ON SOUNDCLOUD!
Post by: RE on May 23, 2015, 01:05:50 AM
In the Bottom of the 9th Inning, with a Broken Neck and barely able to walk  or even keyboard anymore, all prepped and ready for my trip to the Great Beyond, I hit the 6 Digit Mark for Listens on Soundcloud. :icon_sunny:

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Diner-Stats-Soundcloud-100K-b.png)

The culmination of a life as an Internet Doom Junkie.  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/v/gjk3RsytFZg

RE SUPERSTAR OF DOOMTM
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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 30, 2015, 07:14:02 PM
I haven't done a Stats update in a while, so here is the latest.

On Alexa, we are now back down below the 300K mark at 298K Global and 111K FSoA.  This puts us ahead of Gail at 316.5 Global and 115 FSoA.  We are ahead of Dmitry on Club Orlov 554K Global, but behind him at 94K FSoA. Guy McPherson on NBL is trailing badly at 711K Global and 201K FSoA. Kunstler is out in the lead at 202K Global and 51K FsoA.

According to Revolver, we have 190K Visits since the beginning of April, 58% from the FSoA.  Canada at 8% and UK at 5%.

Google Analytics Plugin is not working.

Overall doing OK for a Cripple from Alaska.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner on the Move AGAIN!
Post by: RE on August 15, 2015, 02:42:01 AM
We recrossed the 300K Rubicon Global on Alexa, and also now under 100K FSoA!  :icon_sunny:

Global Rank
Global rank  290,131  up 104,479

Rank in United States
United States  98,632


Also hit a new 7 day record on Soundcloud for 5,600 Listens!  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

Wait till the All Star Vidcast goes up!  To the MOON Alice!  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

(http://thestockmasters.com/files/images/story-images/to-the-moon.jpg)

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner on the MOVE Again!
Post by: RE on August 27, 2015, 12:57:45 AM
We are now down to 286.3K Global and 89.8K FSoA on Alexa!  We are moving up/down around 5K every 2 days now again!   :icon_sunny:

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.330242!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/alg-secretariat-jpg.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner on the MOVE Again!
Post by: Surly1 on August 27, 2015, 01:47:50 AM
We are now down to 286.3K Global and 89.8K FSoA on Alexa!  We are moving up/down around 5K every 2 days now again!   :icon_sunny:

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.330242!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/alg-secretariat-jpg.jpg)

RE

Which means exactly what, in your opinion?

I don't know much, but I do know (from listening to the adults talk) that if your site is not optimized for mobile, it gets downranked. At least until Google redefines the rules again.

FWIW.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Diner on the MOVE Again!
Post by: RE on August 27, 2015, 01:52:56 AM
We are now down to 286.3K Global and 89.8K FSoA on Alexa!  We are moving up/down around 5K every 2 days now again!   :icon_sunny:

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.330242!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/alg-secretariat-jpg.jpg)

RE

Which means exactly what, in your opinion?

I don't know much, but I do know (from listening to the adults talk) that if your site is not optimized for mobile, it gets downranked. At least until Google redefines the rules again.

FWIW.

It's a relative thing, since the rules change all the time.

However, it is always better to be moving UP rather than DOWN in the rankings at any given time.  :icon_sunny:

Mobile Optimization is coming.  Code Jockeys on the Job.   :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on August 27, 2015, 02:01:01 AM
Quote from: RE
It's a relative thing, since the rules change all the time.

However, it is always better to be moving UP rather than DOWN in the rankings at any given time.

My point is, that it's like watching the daily permutations of the market and worrying about the value of your 401K. (When you really ought to worried about the thieves fee-mining you.) The game ain't worth the candle.

DD will always be a specialty act. Between the comments on the Forum and the comments on the blog articles, you get a pretty good sense of  who's in the grandstands.

Or, in other words, don't you have other shit to worry about?
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on August 27, 2015, 02:30:23 AM
Quote from: RE
It's a relative thing, since the rules change all the time.

However, it is always better to be moving UP rather than DOWN in the rankings at any given time.

My point is, that it's like watching the daily permutations of the market and worrying about the value of your 401K. (When you really ought to worried about the thieves fee-mining you.) The game ain't worth the candle.

DD will always be a specialty act. Between the comments on the Forum and the comments on the blog articles, you get a pretty good sense of  who's in the grandstands.

Or, in other words, don't you have other shit to worry about?

I have PLENTY of other shit to worry about!

However, the Diner is my LEGACY.  Maximizing the readership before I Buy my Ticket to the Great Beyond is a priority for me.  I watch the numbers to see what is working.

By no means am I perfect on this, and I shoot myself in the foot often enough.

However, we aren't down there at 3M with Steve and Ugo either.  It doesn't matter how good your material is, if it is not in front of human Eyeballs, you are pissing in the wind.

If I make it through the Zero Point on the operating table, I am going to take collapse.global to Zero Hedge territory.  I GUARANTEE IT.

I AM ON A MISSION FROM GOD.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Palloy on August 27, 2015, 07:05:42 AM
Has NBL moved yet?  That will cause a drop in traffic, or are you measuring that separately?

I was thinking about how Google search ranking penalises bad HTML code in web pages - I don't know how severe they are, and it changes, but it helps to write good HTML.  So I looked at the code for this page (Firefox > CONTROL+U) and it didn't start with a DOCTYPE, and it didn't have an <HTML> tag or a <HEAD> tag.  Then I copy-pasted the code into an HTML validator and it produced 114 errors from 1607 lines.

There's not much we can do about the kind of HTML that SMF generates (apart from complaining to SMF I suppose), but be aware that there is some kind of penalty being carried for this crappy HTML.

Ranking mainly uses the page title "DD growth Milestones", the keywords "doom, collapse, McPherson, NBL, LATOC, crisis, crash", the description "DD growth Milestones" and some of the first text (150 KB) on the page (a lot of which is headings).  "DD", "NBL" and "LATOC" are meaningless to most people, and they would never use them as search terms.  So this page will never rank well like this.

I would recommend digging around in the SMF settings, looking for where those keywords are set up, and change them to every searchable term you can think of.  There should be something similar in WordPress.
Title: Milestones: DD Back on Growth Trajectory!
Post by: RE on August 31, 2015, 05:50:47 PM
The latest in Podcasts, Vidcasts and Medical Industry Doom I am esconced in are doing wonders for the Diner Numbers!  :icon_sunny:

Alexa Rankings:

281,745 Global
 84,766 FSoA

TSHTF Vidcast Views

Part 1: 2084
Part 2: 3112
Part 4:   744

Visits:

12 recent cities from 6 countries
245,177 visits since Mar 30, 2015

Average slightly under 50K visits/month, which probably translates to around 100K Page Hits/month (@ 2 Pages/visit)

Still plenty of room for improvement though!  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: DINER ON THE MOVE AGAIN!
Post by: RE on September 03, 2015, 02:55:33 AM
The latest in Podcasts, Vidcasts and Medical Industry Doom I am esconced in are doing wonders for the Diner Numbers!  :icon_sunny:

Alexa Rankings:

281,745 Global
 84,766 FSoA

TSHTF Vidcast Views

Part 1: 2084
Part 2: 3112
Part 4:   744

Visits:

12 recent cities from 6 countries
245,177 visits since Mar 30, 2015

Average slightly under 50K visits/month, which probably translates to around 100K Page Hits/month (@ 2 Pages/visit)

Still plenty of room for improvement though!  :icon_sunny:

RE

LATEST ALEXA!  :icon_sunny:

Global Rank

Global rank  287,430 UP 76,244
Rank in United States  79,815

Title: Re: DINER ON THE MOVE AGAIN!
Post by: RE on September 08, 2015, 01:02:36 AM
The Diner is definitely moving up in the Stats World!  :icon_sunny:

Doomsteaddiner.net has received an estimated 95,000 visits over the last 30 days.

That's from Traffic Estimate (http://www.trafficestimate.com/doomsteaddiner.net) dot com.

At average 2 pages/visitor, probably at around 190K page hits/month.

Alexa continues to improve.

Global Rank
Global rank 283,585 up 70,148
Rank in United States
73,854

Hoping to break into a 60s Handle FSoA next week with publication of the Refugee Video and Survey.

Latest Videos doing well.  :icon_sunny:  Closing in on 10,000 Views for the first 3 Vidcasts from before the Neck Carving.  :emthup:

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 66K FSoA on Alexa!
Post by: RE on September 23, 2015, 01:38:39 AM
Woo Hoo!  We broke back down to the 60K Handle FSoA tonight!

We have been bouncing around the 70s for a couple of months, flirting with getting to the 60s but not quite getting there.  We finally did!

Next stop...50K handle!  :icon_sunny:

I have a new idea for getting the numbers up again, which I may start next week. Stay Tuned.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: 66K FSoA on Alexa!
Post by: MKing on September 23, 2015, 10:17:46 AM
Woo Hoo!  We broke back down to the 60K Handle FSoA tonight!

How much lower would you like it to go?
Title: DD Growth Milestones: The 300
Post by: RE on February 21, 2016, 12:17:47 AM
Today on two of our ancillary websites, Diner Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/globalcollapse/) and Diner You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdkTKr8u6LsuIWn8P3CdD8Q), we crossed the 300 Subscriber Rubicon.  :icon_sunny:  We pulled this off in under 6 months of operation on both sites.  By contrast, Diner Soundcloud is still at just 176 subscribers after almost 3 years.

300 may not seem like much, but this represents just the core of die hard Diners who regularly hit all our websites, pretty much on a Daily basis.  This includes the 20 or so regulars who post on the forum, another 10 or so who post on the blog commentariat, and then the rest are the regular Lurkers.

Based on blog page hits and IP Addys, there are another 2000 or so occassional Diners, who stop by for a Collapse Meal once a week or so, and then another 3000 or so who drop by once a month or so.  The Balance of the 40,000 page hits we get each month come from folks who randomly hit on the Diner through searches or links from other sites, along with the Bots of course.

I am most proud of The 300 though.  These are the folks who will bring the Diner Message to others and spread the word of the oncoming Collapse of Industrial Civilization.  These are the folks who will Save As Many As They Can.


My Gratitude to The 300.  You know who you are.

RE
Title: DD Growth Milestones: 100,000
Post by: RE on June 02, 2016, 12:52:05 AM
Yesterday the Diner Forum broke through the 100,000 Post Barrier. :icon_sunny:  This was accomplished in roughly 4.5 years of posting by the Diners.

The Top Ten contributors to the Diner Forum by post total over these years are:

RE
    20058
Golden Oxen
    9432
Surly1
    9019
agelbert
    8050
Eddie
    8010
knarf
    4314
Uncle Bob
    4126
MKing
    3232
WHD
    3175
azozeo
    2861


Our database chronicling the ongoing Collapse of Industrialization is among the most comprehensive on the net.  Besides the extraordinary number of collapse related Newz Links dropped on by the Diner Newz Houndz, there are at least an equal number of long threads of philosphical discussion on the nature of collapse and its repercussions.

I would like to express my GREATEST GRATITUDE to all the Diners who have contributed over the years to make the Doomstead Diner...wait for it...

#1 on the Net for Doom Discussion and Analysis

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on June 02, 2016, 04:23:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/kVWdRsq-v2g&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Bill Sodomsky on June 02, 2016, 01:05:47 PM
Congratulations to the ALL of the Diners who contribute, in one way or the other, to the website I consider my "Daily Bread."

A special note of congratulations to the mainstays (you know who you are) that provide the continual stream of important information, insight, dialogue and thoughtfulness as we wrestle with the most difficult issues of our time. The DD is an extraordinary multi-dimensional platform where intellect, argument, curiosity and humor intersect.

I look forward to many more more visits as well as making the odd comment here and there when the urge overwhelms me. 

 
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on June 02, 2016, 03:22:35 PM
Congratulations to the ALL of the Diners who contribute, in one way or the other, to the website I consider my "Daily Bread."

A special note of congratulations to the mainstays (you know who you are) that provide the continual stream of important information, insight, dialogue and thoughtfulness as we wrestle with the most difficult issues of our time. The DD is an extraordinary multi-dimensional platform where intellect, argument, curiosity and humor intersect.

I look forward to many more more visits as well as making the odd comment here and there when the urge overwhelms me.

Don't be a stranger, Bill. This place only works because of the people who put stuff up every day. And they sure DO know who they are.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on June 02, 2016, 04:38:02 PM
Congratulations to the ALL of the Diners who contribute, in one way or the other, to the website I consider my "Daily Bread."

A special note of congratulations to the mainstays (you know who you are) that provide the continual stream of important information, insight, dialogue and thoughtfulness as we wrestle with the most difficult issues of our time. The DD is an extraordinary multi-dimensional platform where intellect, argument, curiosity and humor intersect.

I look forward to many more more visits as well as making the odd comment here and there when the urge overwhelms me.

That's your best Testimonial yet BS! It's going up on the Forum Header as Quote of the Decade.  :icon_sunny:

I also 2nd Surly's remarks.  More Diners Chewing the Collapse Fat makes it a livelier eatery!

RE
Title: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: RE on July 22, 2016, 10:19:18 PM
This place only works because of the people who put stuff up every day. And they sure DO know who they are.

Here's the Top 10 Diner Posters with their current post count:


RE
    20860
Golden Oxen
    9851
Surly1
    9321
Eddie
    8610
agelbert
    8399
knarf
    4819
Uncle Bob
    4126
MKing
    3232
WHD
    3175
azozeo
    3150

Secretariat RE out in the lead by 31 lengths.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://file2.answcdn.com/answ-cld/image/upload/w_760,c_fill,g_faces:center,fl_lossy,q_60/v1/tk/view/answ-images/0/5/4/f/4/a/054f4a56/4bb58c9ef73ff2f95234673243b2795d7b3fc6b2.jpg)

In the money, GO to Place, Surly to Show in a close battle.

4th & 5th in another tight race, Eddie & AG

6th & 7th Knarf & UB.  With UB currently Walkabout, Knarf's place is secure for a while.

8th place MK.  Since he is currently in the Cooler, likely to fade.

9th & 10th place WHD & AZ neck & neck.  With WHD Walkabout and AZ driving hard with Nibiru posts, these positions will switch in the next week or so.


For the rest of you Diners not currently in the Top Ten, now you know what your Benchmarks are to become a member of the Diner Poster Hall of Fame.  :icon_sunny:


Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2016, 04:09:18 AM
You opened the door, may I enter?

Diner MKing is on this top ten list and rightfully so, like him or not he's a Diner and a regular, and I miss his commentary.

Just making a one time plea for you to reconsider this grossly unjust and demeaning punishment of a regular Diner. It has gone on long enough IMO.

Assuming for a moment RE he is the demonic Satan from the other side, a champion of the status quo and one who belly laughs at and ridicules Doomers, aren't we better off with his dialogue and criticisms? He is considered a nasty undesirable sort by most, but none think he is a fool.

The burden you have placed on him for his release is tantamount to banning, and is not the way a Diner regular should be treated.
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: Surly1 on July 23, 2016, 04:35:01 AM
This place only works because of the people who put stuff up every day. And they sure DO know who they are.

Here's the Top 10 Diner Posters with their current post count:

It never occurred to me that this was a competition.

There's also that "quality" thingy. All posts are not created equal. Two or three posts with useful info are probably more useful to the general readership than several dozen of these: (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Superstar-Doom.gif)

Just sayin'...

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 04:41:05 AM
You opened the door, may I enter?

Diner MKing is on this top ten list and rightfully so, like him or not he's a Diner and a regular, and I miss his commentary.

Just making a one time plea for you to reconsider this grossly unjust and demeaning punishment of a regular Diner. It has gone on long enough IMO.

Assuming for a moment RE he is the demonic Satan from the other side, a champion of the status quo and one who belly laughs at and ridicules Doomers, aren't we better off with his dialogue and criticisms? He is considered a nasty undesirable sort by most, but none think he is a fool.

The burden you have placed on him for his release is tantamount to banning, and is not the way a Diner regular should be treated.

Sorry you miss his contributions, those of us who had to moderate the nonstop trash and insults he pitched out do not.

He is always free to own up to his real identity and then post up again, as well as confront the people he has insulted on the pages of the Diner, including but not limited to James Howard Kunstler, Gail Tverberg, Nicole Foss, Arthur Berman, David Hughes, Ugo Bardi, and many others.

Until he owns up to who he is and will confront his attack targets honestly, he will remain on ice.  That is all she wrote.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2016, 04:53:33 AM
You opened the door, may I enter?

Diner MKing is on this top ten list and rightfully so, like him or not he's a Diner and a regular, and I miss his commentary.

Just making a one time plea for you to reconsider this grossly unjust and demeaning punishment of a regular Diner. It has gone on long enough IMO.

Assuming for a moment RE he is the demonic Satan from the other side, a champion of the status quo and one who belly laughs at and ridicules Doomers, aren't we better off with his dialogue and criticisms? He is considered a nasty undesirable sort by most, but none think he is a fool.

The burden you have placed on him for his release is tantamount to banning, and is not the way a Diner regular should be treated.

Sorry you miss his contributions, those of us who had to moderate the nonstop trash and insults he pitched out do not.

He is always free to own up to his real identity and then post up again, as well as confront the people he has insulted on the pages of the Diner, including but not limited to James Howard Kunstler, Gail Tverberg, Nicole Foss, Arthur Berman, David Hughes, Ugo Bardi, and many others.

Until he owns up to who he is and will confront his attack targets honestly, he will remain on ice.  That is all she wrote.

RE

There are over 7 billion people in this world, 7 billion. Billions of them now having access to the internet.

You put up a list of ten of them, just 10, which amounts to a grain of sand on the beach. These ten by some miracle of communication found their way here and decided to spend a great deal of time here, some mysterious thread ties us all together which to this day escapes me. They are Diners.

That is the only thought I wish to leave you with on this topic.

Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 05:06:35 AM
You opened the door, may I enter?

Diner MKing is on this top ten list and rightfully so, like him or not he's a Diner and a regular, and I miss his commentary.

Just making a one time plea for you to reconsider this grossly unjust and demeaning punishment of a regular Diner. It has gone on long enough IMO.

Assuming for a moment RE he is the demonic Satan from the other side, a champion of the status quo and one who belly laughs at and ridicules Doomers, aren't we better off with his dialogue and criticisms? He is considered a nasty undesirable sort by most, but none think he is a fool.

The burden you have placed on him for his release is tantamount to banning, and is not the way a Diner regular should be treated.

Sorry you miss his contributions, those of us who had to moderate the nonstop trash and insults he pitched out do not.

He is always free to own up to his real identity and then post up again, as well as confront the people he has insulted on the pages of the Diner, including but not limited to James Howard Kunstler, Gail Tverberg, Nicole Foss, Arthur Berman, David Hughes, Ugo Bardi, and many others.

Until he owns up to who he is and will confront his attack targets honestly, he will remain on ice.  That is all she wrote.

RE

There are over 7 billion people in this world, 7 billion. Billions of them now having access to the internet.

You put up a list of ten of them, just 10, which amounts to a grain of sand on the beach. These ten by some miracle of communication found their way here and decided to spend a great deal of time here, some mysterious thread ties us all together which to this day escapes me. They are Diners.

That is the only thought I wish to leave you with on this topic.

That list is just the TOP TEN ALL TIME posters.  There are many other regulars and lurkers like JDW, JRM, edpell, roamer, bill sodomsky etc who mostly read but do not post up regularly.

The Diner posting crew is similar to all the rest of the collapse sites.  A few heavy users post regularly, most just read.

RE
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 05:22:33 AM
It never occurred to me that this was a competition.

There's also that "quality" thingy. All posts are not created equal. Two or three posts with useful info are probably more useful to the general readership than several dozen of these:

HOW DO WE DO IT?  VOLUME! lol.

Your own post indicates that to be successful you need every day posting in the commentariat.  There is nothing in there about Quality.

In fact, quality of posting in the Diner commentariat is quite high, even at its lowest points.  I mean really, compare it to the quality of posting in the commentariat of Zero Hedge.  lol.

RE
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: Surly1 on July 23, 2016, 06:07:54 AM
It never occurred to me that this was a competition.

There's also that "quality" thingy. All posts are not created equal. Two or three posts with useful info are probably more useful to the general readership than several dozen of these:

HOW DO WE DO IT?  VOLUME! lol.

Your own post indicates that to be successful you need every day posting in the commentariat.  There is nothing in there about Quality.

In fact, quality of posting in the Diner commentariat is quite high, even at its lowest points.  I mean really, compare it to the quality of posting in the commentariat of Zero Hedge.  lol.

RE

There are two comments here that require an answer.

The first is the comparison with the commentariat at ZH (or TBP), which is like comparing a coffeeshop with a KKK rally. That is a pretty low bar, don't you think?

The second is this statement: "To be successful you need every day posting in the commentariat." Nothing I have ever posted here has any impact, however tangential, on what it means for me to be "successful." I am not even sure I know what that means, except that I work hard to be the man my daughter and wife think I am.

Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: JRM on July 23, 2016, 08:49:26 AM
This place only works because of the people who put stuff up every day. And they sure DO know who they are.

Here's the Top 10 Diner Posters with their current post count:


RE
    20860
Golden Oxen
    9851
Surly1
    9321
Eddie
    8610
agelbert
    8399
knarf
    4819
Uncle Bob
    4126
MKing
    3232
WHD
    3175
azozeo
    3150

Secretariat RE out in the lead by 31 lengths.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://file2.answcdn.com/answ-cld/image/upload/w_760,c_fill,g_faces:center,fl_lossy,q_60/v1/tk/view/answ-images/0/5/4/f/4/a/054f4a56/4bb58c9ef73ff2f95234673243b2795d7b3fc6b2.jpg)

In the money, GO to Place, Surly to Show in a close battle.

4th & 5th in another tight race, Eddie & AG

6th & 7th Knarf & UB.  With UB currently Walkabout, Knarf's place is secure for a while.

8th place MK.  Since he is currently in the Cooler, likely to fade.

9th & 10th place WHD & AZ neck & neck.  With WHD Walkabout and AZ driving hard with Nibiru posts, these positions will switch in the next week or so.


For the rest of you Diners not currently in the Top Ten, now you know what your Benchmarks are to become a member of the Diner Poster Hall of Fame.  :icon_sunny:

I guess I'm not on the list mainly because I've not been around here as long as these other folks.   I was surprised I'm not on the list, though. Where am I at, number 14, 16? ... 11?  ... 42?   Okay, my actual guess is 13. Let's see.
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: monsta666 on July 23, 2016, 10:33:13 AM
I guess I'm not on the list mainly because I've not been around here as long as these other folks.   I was surprised I'm not on the list, though. Where am I at, number 14, 16? ... 11?  ... 42?   Okay, my actual guess is 13. Let's see.

If you had stuck with your second guess you would have got it. In the list of "All time greats" you rank 16. Once upon a time I was in the top 10 but my slow posting has meant I have slipped down the pecking order in terms of post count. Like Surly said: quality of posting is more important than quantity and merely having a high number of posts does not mean you are the best poster. Certain people may like to push that theory but then the biggest promoter just "happens" to have the highest post count. Consider this incident a case of chest thumping by someone with an ego the size of the universe. ::)
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JRM on July 23, 2016, 10:46:07 AM
I'm thrilled to be 16.

I'm therefore neither obsessive nor compulsive, but, as Goldilocks put it, "just right".  :laugh:

But I'd not like to be age 16 again.  24? Sure. I'd do that. 
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: JRM on July 23, 2016, 10:50:09 AM
The second is this statement: "To be successful you need every day posting in the commentariat." Nothing I have ever posted here has any impact, however tangential, on what it means for me to be "successful." I am not even sure I know what that means, except that I work hard to be the man my daughter and wife think I am.

FWIW, Surly, I think I'm probably almost as close (in appreciation of you) as your top fans (e.g., daughter and wife). I always smile inside when I see that a post is from you.
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: azozeo on July 23, 2016, 10:51:42 AM
I guess I'm not on the list mainly because I've not been around here as long as these other folks.   I was surprised I'm not on the list, though. Where am I at, number 14, 16? ... 11?  ... 42?   Okay, my actual guess is 13. Let's see.

If you had stuck with your second guess you would have got it. In the list of "All time greats" you rank 16. Once upon a time I was in the top 10 but my slow posting has meant I have slipped down the pecking order in terms of post count. Like Surly said: quality of posting is more important than quantity and merely having a high number of posts does not mean you are the best poster. Certain people may like to push that theory but then the biggest promoter just "happens" to have the highest post count. Consider this incident a case of chest thumping by someone with an ego the size of the universe. ::)

While 1 finger is pointing outward, 3 fingers are pointing back at the sender.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on July 23, 2016, 11:55:39 AM
I'll try to post less, but I'm not sure I can.
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 02:27:09 PM

There are two comments here that require an answer.

The first is the comparison with the commentariat at ZH (or TBP), which is like comparing a coffeeshop with a KKK rally. That is a pretty low bar, don't you think?

Diner commentariat quality is ALSO superior to the quality on Clusterfuck Nation where JHKs fans are as big numbskulls as him; also superior to the Archdruid Report where if you aren't an obsequious syncophant sucking up to Mr. Wizard your post never goes up; also superior to NBL where all they can talk about is suicide; and also superior to r/collapse where you have Pokemon Go players moonlighting as Kollapsniks.  The only commentariat close in quality to the Diner used to be Gail's on OFW, but now that  it's become another Nihilist Nirvana it's sliding downhill rapidly.

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The second is this statement: "To be successful you need every day posting in the commentariat." Nothing I have ever posted here has any impact, however tangential, on what it means for me to be "successful." I am not even sure I know what that means, except that I work hard to be the man my daughter and wife think I am.

YOU are the one who put up the statement "This place only works because of the people who put stuff up every day."

Regardless though, it is a measure of success for a forum in how many posts go up.  Forums which are dead with no posting for days on end don't get people coming back to read them.  Really you need at least a post an hour going up so your forum readers make it a regular checking stop while surfing.  The Diner consistently meets this goal.  Last few days we have had over 100 posts/day, this is averaging 5/hour.  That is a measure of a very active and successful forum.

RE
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 02:46:12 PM
Like Surly said: quality of posting is more important than quantity and merely having a high number of posts does not mean you are the best poster. Certain people may like to push that theory but then the biggest promoter just "happens" to have the highest post count. Consider this incident a case of chest thumping by someone with an ego the size of the universe. ::)

Are you insinuating that my posting besides being copious in quantity is not ALSO of high quality?  IMHO, my posting is absolutely dripping with quality sauce.  :icon_sunny:

Was Secretariat not a Great Horse because he was faster than everybody else?

(http://www.bobcrespo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Secretariat-Belmont.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on July 23, 2016, 03:04:21 PM
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Quality is not range bound.
Title: Diner Posting Numbers Table
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 03:06:12 PM
Here is a longer list of top posters by quantity, along with your date of registration so you can figure out what your average daily posting numbers are.  :icon_sunny:

RE 02/19/12 20868
Golden Oxen 04/12/12 9862
Surly1 02/21/12 9327
Eddie 12/09/12 8617
agelbert 05/16/12 8399
knarf 05/21/14 4833
Uncle Bob 04/08/13 4126
MKing 09/09/12 3232
WHD 06/18/12 3175
azozeo 08/18/14 3153
Palloy 03/23/14 2664
jdwheeler42 06/23/12 2642
Ashvin 04/20/12 2229
JoeP 04/08/12 2146
luciddreams 12/05/12 1998
JRM 01/01/14 1684
Karpatok 05/05/12 1237
DoomerSupport 03/27/13 1157
monsta666 09/10/12 1153
K-Dog 08/08/13 988
Ka 07/01/12 816
roamer 04/30/12 727
reanteben 02/19/12 606
Snowleopard 09/13/12 504
GypsyMama 02/22/13 450
peter 12/23/11 413
alan2102 07/21/12 358
Guest Blogger 07/06/13 264
widgeon 09/06/12 245
Mercury 11/27/14 240

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on July 23, 2016, 03:13:26 PM
So I'm coming up on 2 years in a few weeks.
Around 1500 posts per year. So, a little over a hundred per month.
3-4 posts per day roughly. Pretty basic....
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Eddie on July 23, 2016, 03:14:27 PM
The traffic really picked up when you started making video interviews. I doubt the forum has much of anything to do with site traffic here anymore. I'd say RE 's written stories draw the most hits, but without the videos, they wouldn't be nearly as successful.

You have managed to get some really, really good interviews, so you deserve props for that.

For me the forum is a good place to let off a little steam and waste time when I should be working. That alone is worth a lot.
 
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: azozeo on July 23, 2016, 03:17:47 PM
Like Surly said: quality of posting is more important than quantity and merely having a high number of posts does not mean you are the best poster. Certain people may like to push that theory but then the biggest promoter just "happens" to have the highest post count. Consider this incident a case of chest thumping by someone with an ego the size of the universe. ::)

Are you insinuating that my posting besides being copious in quantity is not ALSO of high quality?  IMHO, my posting is absolutely dripping with quality sauce.  :icon_sunny:

Was Secretariat not a Great Horse because he was faster than everybody else?

(http://www.bobcrespo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Secretariat-Belmont.jpg)

RE


The diner's got box o' chocolates thoroughbred pedigree
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 03:36:50 PM
For me the forum is a good place to let off a little steam and waste time when I should be working. That alone is worth a lot.

Good thing you're the Boss.  ;D

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JRM on July 23, 2016, 03:53:11 PM
It says I first showed up on 01/01/14.  What a day to begin something new!
Title: Diner Friendship
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 04:22:56 PM
For me the forum is a good place to let off a little steam and waste time when I should be working. That alone is worth a lot.

For me, the greatest value of the Diner Forum is the FRIENDS I have made here.  All my friends IRL as well as cyber space come from the Diner.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ygUckf2TI9k

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Palloy on July 23, 2016, 08:26:19 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.  Thanks to the moderators, who save me from having to read more stuff.

I first visited the Diner during the spat with TAE in July 2012, to read the other side of the argument.  I didn't hang around.  AG is still swamping, and accusing anyone who disagrees with him being a shill for the fossil fuel industry. He says he has banned me from his channel - no one raised an eyebrow.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 09:03:40 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.

I disagree with that perspective significantly.  Music and Videos bring across the cultural zeitgeist in many ways that straight text and newz fails to do.  I enjoy tremendously the choices of music and vid other Diners offer up periodically.

PY, you are a VERY dry guy.  That is not a disparaging insult, it's just an observation of how you approach these issues.  You don't have a sense of humor at all far as I can tell.  I often feel as though I am talking to a Turing Machine when we converse.  It is almost always accurate, but has no flavor to it.  You really need to LIGHTEN UP!   :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/KIYiGA_rIls

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2016, 09:07:53 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.  Thanks to the moderators, who save me from having to read more stuff.

I first visited the Diner during the spat with TAE in July 2012, to read the other side of the argument.  I didn't hang around.  AG is still swamping, and accusing anyone who disagrees with him being a shill for the fossil fuel industry. He says he has banned me from his channel - no one raised an eyebrow.

Know how you feel Palloy, used to take the place seriously myself at one time.

Don't throw stones though. Where were you when I tried to get MKing out of the slammer?

Some folks here can say and do what they want, others can't, it's the way it is and it will never change, only get worse actually.

It's just a stage, a vaudeville show, lot's of laughs if you learn not to take it seriously.  Clapp loudly for the right actors and all will be well.



                                            http://www.youtube.com/v/Lin-a2lTelg
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 09:15:59 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.  Thanks to the moderators, who save me from having to read more stuff.

I first visited the Diner during the spat with TAE in July 2012, to read the other side of the argument.  I didn't hang around.  AG is still swamping, and accusing anyone who disagrees with him being a shill for the fossil fuel industry. He says he has banned me from his channel - no one raised an eyebrow.

Know how you feel Palloy, used to take the place seriously myself at one time.

If that is the case, WTF do you continue to hang around?  You drop on more music vids than anyone including me.

You belong on TBP, not here.  You hate this place, you say so almost every day. You hate me and think I am Dim.  WTF do you keep on posting up here?

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: g on July 23, 2016, 09:20:14 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.  Thanks to the moderators, who save me from having to read more stuff.

I first visited the Diner during the spat with TAE in July 2012, to read the other side of the argument.  I didn't hang around.  AG is still swamping, and accusing anyone who disagrees with him being a shill for the fossil fuel industry. He says he has banned me from his channel - no one raised an eyebrow.

Know how you feel Palloy, used to take the place seriously myself at one time.

If that is the case, WTF to you continue to hang around?  You drop on more music vids than anyone including me.

You belong on TBP, not here.  You hate this place, you say so almost every day. You hate me and think I am Dim.  WTF do you keep on positing up here?

RE

I have explained that to you more than once, and I belong here or I wouldn't be here.

If you knew how to read you would notice that I didn't say other places like TBP were better. Don't let your hatred of me fog your vision. 
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 09:30:46 PM

I have explained that to you more than once, and I belong here or I wouldn't be here.

If you knew how to read you would notice that I didn't say other places like TBP were better. Don't let your hatred of me fog your vision.
My vision is very clear.  You are here to disrupt this forum.  You are back in Contrarian.

Have a nice day.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: jdwheeler42 on July 23, 2016, 10:02:39 PM
On the subject of quality, posts that ate one-liner silly quips or videos of songs are just a waste of time and bandwidth, and I reckon must have a significant switch off value to those visitors looking for informed comment.

I disagree with that perspective significantly.  Music and Videos bring across the cultural zeitgeist in many ways that straight text and newz fails to do.  I enjoy tremendously the choices of music and vid other Diners offer up periodically.

PY, you are a VERY dry guy.  That is not a disparaging insult, it's just an observation of how you approach these issues.  You don't have a sense of humor at all far as I can tell.  I often feel as though I am talking to a Turing Machine when we converse.  It is almost always accurate, but has no flavor to it.  You really need to LIGHTEN UP!   :icon_sunny:
I think Palloy definitely has a point.  There are people who want a more serious, "just the facts, please" approach. BUT! that's what the Diner Blog is for, and the Collapse Cafes.  These are heavy subjects we deal with here, some of us have a need to lighten the mood sometimes.  That's what the Forum and the Daily Rants are for.  If you can't laugh at the end of civilization, all that's left is to cry and slit your wrists.  Just look at NBL and OFW.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: jdwheeler42 on July 23, 2016, 10:13:12 PM
I first visited the Diner during the spat with TAE in July 2012, to read the other side of the argument.  I didn't hang around.  AG is still swamping, and accusing anyone who disagrees with him being a shill for the fossil fuel industry. He says he has banned me from his channel - no one raised an eyebrow.
That's right.... and if you want, you can have your own channel, where frivolous one-liners and video are not welcome, and you can ban repeat offenders, even if it's me.... your channel, your rules.  As long as they fit in with overall Diner rules, like no personal attacks.  If AG banned you and then started attacking you and you had no opportunity to defend yourself, that would be a different story.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Palloy on July 23, 2016, 10:35:09 PM
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PY, you are a VERY dry guy.

I'll admit to being a serious person - that seems particularly appropriate for a doom site.

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You really need to LIGHTEN UP!

Aw, do I HAVE to?  Can't I just tell the "cultural zeitgeist" to go fuck itself?  I'm happy enough that I'm not contemplating suicide, don't tell me I have to have "fun" as well.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: jdwheeler42 on July 23, 2016, 10:47:01 PM
Aw, do I HAVE to?  Can't I just tell the "cultural zeitgeist" to go fuck itself?  I'm happy enough that I'm not contemplating suicide, don't tell me I have to have "fun" as well.
Of course not!  You're free to not have fun if you don't want to.  What you're not allowed to do is spoil the fun others are having.  Unless it's on your own board.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 23, 2016, 10:47:58 PM
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PY, you are a VERY dry guy.

I'll admit to being a serious person - that seems particularly appropriate for a doom site.

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You really need to LIGHTEN UP!

Aw, do I HAVE to?  Can't I just tell the "cultural zeitgeist" to go fuck itself?  I'm happy enough that I'm not contemplating suicide, don't tell me I have to have "fun" as well.

No you don't HAVE to.  You are free to wallow in misery.  They get by with this meme on NBL and OFW just fine.

For myself, I prefer to find the humor in the whole tragic situation.  In the end, I am going to die either way.  I would prefer to die laughing than die crying.

RE
Title: Re: Diner Friendship
Post by: K-Dog on July 24, 2016, 02:12:12 AM
For me the forum is a good place to let off a little steam and waste time when I should be working. That alone is worth a lot.

For me, the greatest value of the Diner Forum is the FRIENDS I have made here.  All my friends IRL as well as cyber space come from the Diner.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ygUckf2TI9k

RE

Is it just me or does one of those T-shirts say PORN?

I really know the answer but I just wanted to make a one line comment.  I did this not to piss Palloy off but to celebrate an approaching Doomstead Milestone.  In ten more posts I must leave the Wait Staff.  When I hit POST on this comment my comment count will be 990.  Only ten posts from becoming a Sous Chef.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZKAh8JRZyLg/Ut2X_6ZOQZI/AAAAAAAAIio/x42uwr0INbY/s1600/snoopydancing.gif)

Will Ray Kurzweil's singularity happen before I become a Sous Chef?  I hope not but we shall see!
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: Surly1 on July 24, 2016, 03:12:45 AM
Can't I just tell the "cultural zeitgeist" to go fuck itself?  I'm happy enough that I'm not contemplating suicide, don't tell me I have to have "fun" as well.

Works for me.

Especially when most peoples' idea of the highest and best order of "fun" involves vacations involving a Disney property.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Diner Poster Hall of Fame
Post by: Surly1 on July 24, 2016, 03:30:44 AM
Like Surly said: quality of posting is more important than quantity and merely having a high number of posts does not mean you are the best poster. Certain people may like to push that theory but then the biggest promoter just "happens" to have the highest post count. Consider this incident a case of chest thumping by someone with an ego the size of the universe. ::)

Are you insinuating that my posting besides being copious in quantity is not ALSO of high quality?  IMHO, my posting is absolutely dripping with quality sauce.  :icon_sunny:

"Dripping with quality sauce?"

Perhaps you should have that looked at. Maybe it's not "quality sauce."  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: JRM on July 24, 2016, 06:55:07 AM
It's Special Sauce.  The recipe is classified.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 24, 2016, 08:43:18 AM
It's Special Sauce.  The recipe is classified.

It's a Top Secret Recipe handed down to me from Great Grandma REbecca and  Great-Aunts  REnee & MaREn.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://blytheponytailparades.typepad.com/.a/6a0154324516d9970c017c38036dc2970b-pi)(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EPrhm3i3lIg/hqdefault.jpg)

Diner meals are always served with generous helpings of The Recipe. :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/EPrhm3i3lIg

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on July 24, 2016, 09:04:13 AM
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PY, you are a VERY dry guy.

I'll admit to being a serious person - that seems particularly appropriate for a doom site.

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You really need to LIGHTEN UP!

Aw, do I HAVE to?  Can't I just tell the "cultural zeitgeist" to go fuck itself?  I'm happy enough that I'm not contemplating suicide, don't tell me I have to have "fun" as well.


For the life of me, why anyone would want to go through life with a yoke around
their neck is beyond me. That's mental conditioning.
As far as feuding goes, I get dog kicked from time to time here & get off to it.
Gives me fuel to fuck with ya' back. Bring a lunch bucket......
I don't HATE anyone here, including Moriarty.
My heads in the clouds, I get that. We all have a different beat we frolic to. A well tossed Caeser salad, chill'd & spicy.
MMMMMM mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 24, 2016, 09:32:30 AM
I don't HATE anyone here, including Moriarty.

You did not have to read the endless stream of vitriole off his keyboard that the Admins DNFed.  We only let through the semi-palatable stuff.

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on July 24, 2016, 03:19:45 PM
I don't HATE anyone here, including Moriarty.

You did not have to read the endless stream of vitriole off his keyboard that the Admins DNFed.  We only let through the semi-palatable stuff.

RE

I did see the one that AG let through awhile back. I can see why he was iced. It gets old I'm sure.
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: RE on July 24, 2016, 03:38:00 PM
I don't HATE anyone here, including Moriarty.

You did not have to read the endless stream of vitriole off his keyboard that the Admins DNFed.  We only let through the semi-palatable stuff.

RE

I did see the one that AG let through awhile back. I can see why he was iced. It gets old I'm sure.

AG is not an Admin.  He just has Mod privileges for his own Newz Channel.

The folks who mainly had to field this shit were myself, Eddie &  Surly.  It was HIGHLY UNPLEASANT.

RE
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on July 24, 2016, 04:07:43 PM
I don't HATE anyone here, including Moriarty.

You did not have to read the endless stream of vitriole off his keyboard that the Admins DNFed.  We only let through the semi-palatable stuff.

RE

I did see the one that AG let through awhile back. I can see why he was iced. It gets old I'm sure.

AG is not an Admin.  He just has Mod privileges for his own Newz Channel.

The folks who mainly had to field this shit were myself, Eddie &  Surly.  It was HIGHLY UNPLEASANT.

RE


Ok, thanks for the newz.
Getting sick n' tired of "being" sick n' tired wears on you.
Kinda' like the longest, worst date nite activities from hell  :evil4:
Title: Diner Reddit r/GlobalCollapse Crosses the 500 Subscriber Event Horizon!
Post by: RE on August 07, 2016, 12:02:50 AM
(http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/artist-impression-black-hole-640x452.jpg)

This one has been a tough road to hoe.  I got a LOT of enemies who Brigade me on Reddit.  However, persistence pays off in these things.  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.collegeprovancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/My-College-Pro-Experience-Persistence-Pays-Off.png)

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: r/globalcollapse hits 700 Subscribers!
Post by: RE on January 16, 2017, 08:42:35 PM
The Reddit franchise for the Diner, r/globalcollapse (https://www.reddit.com/r/globalcollapse/) hit the 700 mark for subscribers today.

It's a great and EZ way to drop on links of collapse newz from around the web.  I set it up because me and the r/collapse mods do not see eye to eye on what is "Collapse Worthy" all the time.  Their focus is primarily climate overall, my focus is more economic.

I encourage Diners to drop more links onto r/globalcollapse to supplement those I drop on.  The more venues we hit on the web, the more the MESSAGE gets out.  SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN!!

I really wanna get apprehended by the Boys in the Black Escalades before I die.  Please help me in this task. lol

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: DINER RISING!
Post by: RE on January 19, 2017, 01:59:28 AM
I have been capturing some snapshots of Google Analytics for the Diner Blog since December when I wrote my yearly Recap Article.

Here is the Diner User Profile as of Dec 4, 2016

DD Analytics 12 4 2016
DD Analytics 12 4 2016

As you can see, we were basically FLATLINED at around 350 Users/Day in the 90 Days prior to Dec 4th.

But THEN, all of a sudden the charts went WILD with Volatility!  Here is today's chart.

DD Analytics 1 19 2017
DD Analytics 1 19 2017

Now we are up to an average of around 500 Users/Day.  That is a 50% INCREASE in about a month!!!!!   :o

The Diner Phoenix Rises from the Ashes!


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6b/f1/06/6bf1064ed6cd3fcbed266246fe4b9091.jpg)

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER RISING!
Post by: azozeo on January 19, 2017, 10:17:27 AM
I have been capturing some snapshots of Google Analytics for the Diner Blog since December when I wrote my yearly Recap Article.

Here is the Diner User Profile as of Dec 4, 2016

DD Analytics 12 4 2016
DD Analytics 12 4 2016

As you can see, we were basically FLATLINED at around 350 Users/Day in the 90 Days prior to Dec 4th.

But THEN, all of a sudden the charts went WILD with Volatility!  Here is today's chart.

DD Analytics 1 19 2017
DD Analytics 1 19 2017

Now we are up to an average of around 500 Users/Day.  That is a 50% INCREASE in about a month!!!!!   :o

The Diner Phoenix Rises from the Ashes!


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6b/f1/06/6bf1064ed6cd3fcbed266246fe4b9091.jpg)

RE


Cult phenom here you come. A regular modern day frickin' doom moonie  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER RISING!
Post by: RE on January 19, 2017, 10:28:29 AM
Cult phenom here you come. A regular modern day frickin' doom moonie  :icon_mrgreen:

Not quite there yet at a paltry 500 Users/Day.  :(  However, making progress again!  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Superstar-Doom.gif)
RE Superstar of Doom
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER RISING!
Post by: RE on January 19, 2017, 10:55:55 AM
BTW the INCREASE  in Diner Readership coincides PRECISELY with the introduction of the Serial Novel How I Survived the Collapsel   Kollapsniks appear to like fictional stories of collapse!  :icon_sunny:

Latest Chapter 11 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2017/01/19/how-i-survived-collapse-chapter-11/) now UP on the Diner Blog!

Short Synopsis:  Kenny the Kollapsnik is now presented with a possible Love Interest in Karen, Karl's previously unknown daughter.  He is torn between the tall and muscular Karen, a Whitewater Kayaker and the small and wiry Kirsten, a Rock Climber and ex-Gymnast.  Which one will Kenny choose? ???  :icon_scratch:

Stay tuned to the Doomstead Diner to find out how Kenny's Love Life evolves through the Collapse!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: DINER RISING!
Post by: monsta666 on January 19, 2017, 01:00:46 PM
Chapter 11 (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2017/01/19/how-i-survived-collapse-chapter-11/) now UP on the Diner Blog!

Filing chapter 11?! I didn't know the Doomstead Diner went bust! :o
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on January 19, 2017, 04:39:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/NShgvtEro7I&fs=1
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Diner Daily User SPIKE!
Post by: RE on January 22, 2017, 08:38:03 AM
We had a GREAT day yesterday with the biggest SPIKE in daily users in recent memory.  We hit 800 Users for the day on Google Analytics!  :icon_sunny:

Here's the latest 90 day chart recap for Users:

DD Analytics 1 22 2017
DD Analytics 1 22 2017

Just a little over a month ago we were flatlined at around 350 Users/Day.  This is more than DOUBLE that!

You'll notice that now there is a lot of volatility in the charting.  That's a good sign, it means we're getting more different users all the time.  Hopefully some of them become regulars.  The SPIKES tend to come on the days when we publish original Diner material from native Diner Bloggers.

I'd like to get to the point where we publish ONLY Native Diner material and no Cross Posting Bloggers.  However, as prolific as I am, I cannot do this by myself.  I currently have one in the queue from Palloy (another tropical rainforest photo essay), and Geoff Chia has his Part 3 Doomsteading article coming, and then I will publish another chapter of How I Survived Collapse next week.  I need at least 2 more Native Diner blogs to make a whole week of all Diner material every day.

Get writing!

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Title: 200 Diner Motels
Post by: RE on February 21, 2017, 01:26:42 AM
Yesterday, we topped 200 Comments in a 24 hour period!  We have not hit that high water mark in quite some time!  We also hit 176 Comments a couple of days earlier.  Diner is picking up again! Good Numbers!  :icon_sunny:

2017-02-18   7   176   1   51   12564
2017-02-19   4   98   0   42   11805
2017-02-20   6   206   1   60   15044

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http://www.youtube.com/v/YHxWXeK4KJA
Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones
Post by: azozeo on February 21, 2017, 04:48:40 AM
I'll blame it on the Sun  :icon_sunny:

That Mother's of Invention schtick was some bizarro, ahead of it's time material.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: Quarterly User Report
Post by: RE on March 25, 2017, 06:55:26 AM
Here is the latest from Google Analytics on Daily Users on the Diner for the last 90 Days:

DD Analytics 3 24 17
DD Analytics 3 24 17

As you can see, about 23,000 user hits were recorded over the last 90 days.  Average of around 8,000/month.

This is a significant increase from the last quarter, where we were getting around 6,666 Users per quarter. lol.  Seriously though, looks like around a 15-20% increase to me over the last 3 months.

However, they aren't all independent Users, some Users hit the Diner every day, others once or twice a week, others once a month, and some are just random hits from Users who grab a link somewhere but don't frequent the Diner at all normally.

Out of those 8,000 global eyeballs each month, I estimate perhaps 10% of them are independent different eyeballs and human eyeballs, not bots.  Most of those are just readers of the blog, probably 80%.  That leaves 20% who make it Inside the Diner to read the Forum around 160 people.  Then we have around 16 fairly regular Forum contributors, for around 10% of that total.

Overall, not too bad.  For a niche blog and forum, we are doing OK.  Not fabulous and viral of course, but as Collapse Blogs go, quite decent.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: MASSIVE DINER READERSHIP SPIKE!
Post by: RE on June 06, 2017, 02:56:08 PM
We got a HUGE bump in our daily readers yesterday according to Google Analytics!  :icon_sunny:

Up from our Daily User Average near the 400 mark to over 1000!!  That's a 250% Spike!  :o

DD Stats 6 5 17
DD Stats 6 5 17

This coincides with the publication of Dimming Bulb 3: Collapse has ARRIVED! (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2017/06/04/dimming-bulb-3-collapse-has-arrived/) which was cross posted on both Global Economic Intersection and the SRSRocco Report.

Hopefully we will retain a few of these new Diners!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kkHn_mPFdTo/VpDqum2k2TI/AAAAAAAAHiM/0YlH55arOd0/s1600/smiley-crossing-fingers.png)

Even if not though, it's nice to know there are 400 people out there who will listen to me rant every day.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Diner Summer Solstice Quarterly Report
Post by: RE on June 21, 2017, 07:35:36 PM
(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4170796.1498056873!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_940/britain-stonehenge-summer-solstice.jpg)
Summer Solstice 2017 @ Stonehenge

We got a HUGE bump in our daily readers yesterday according to Google Analytics!  :icon_sunny:

Up from our Daily User Average near the 400 mark to over 1000!!  That's a 250% Spike!  :o

DD Stats 6 5 17
DD Stats 6 5 17

This coincides with the publication of Dimming Bulb 3: Collapse has ARRIVED! (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2017/06/04/dimming-bulb-3-collapse-has-arrived/) which was cross posted on both Global Economic Intersection and the SRSRocco Report.

Hopefully we will retain a few of these new Diners!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kkHn_mPFdTo/VpDqum2k2TI/AAAAAAAAHiM/0YlH55arOd0/s1600/smiley-crossing-fingers.png)

Even if not though, it's nice to know there are 400 people out there who will listen to me rant every day.  :icon_sunny:

RE

I have decided to adjust the schedule on making the Quarterly Report for the Diner to the Solstices and Equinoxes.  That will remind me of the date it is due and to make a screen capture of the Google Analytics for that date.  Here is the chart for the last 90 days of Users of the Diner on Google Analytics.

DD Stats 6 21 17 avg
DD Stats 6 21 17 avg

As you can see, it does appear we have retained a significant number of the New Users that rolled in after the June 5th publication of the Dimming Bulb 3, which got cross posted on both GEI and the SRSRocco Report.  We are up from about 350 Users/Day to around 475 Users/Day, a 30% increase.  Still not back to the heady days of 2014 though when we routinely came out ahead of Kunstler, Orlov and John Michael Greer on the Alexa Rankings.   :(

However, we have demonstrated that the Diner has LEGS!  The trajectory of blogs and forums goes generally in around a 4 year cycle.  We are now at year 5.5.

The Diners are not Sprinters of Collapse.  We are Marathon Runners, running in our bare feet like Abebe Bikila in Rome in 1960.  He won it again in 1964 running in sneakers in Tokyo.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w_Nygi01VqI

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: 2nd Quarter 2017 Report
Post by: RE on July 17, 2017, 01:42:41 AM
We finished the 2nd Quarter which ended on June 30th and I realized I hadn't done a report for this 90 day period.  Here's the current User Data for the Diner from Google Analytics:

DD Stats 7 17 17
DD Stats 7 17 17

As you can see, we had a HUGE spike in readership on June 5th, coinciding with a Diner article that got cross posted on two other websites.  We have seen similar spikes from other articles since then, and overall our average readership is UP  :emthup:  :icon_sunny: from the 1st quarter from around 350 Doomers to now an average of around 450 with the Spike days going to 700-800 Doomers checking in at the Diner.

From our Revolver Stats, here are the Top 10 Countries visiting the Diner cumulatively since March of 2015.  I didn't have this widget installed until then, so we missed the first 3 years of the Diner stats.

DD Stats 7 17 17 revolver
DD Stats 7 17 17 revolver

Spike Days are always days where we publish an ORIGINAL NATIVE DINER article.  I therefore once again encourage the Diners to submit articles for publication.  I would like to have an original Diner article up every day.  I put out 2/week right now.  I usually have to fill in the other 5 days in with cross posted articles from other Blogs.  Problem there is any Doomer that reads the Diner also probably reads those blogs, so it is not new material for them to chew on.  Original material is IMPORTANT to grow the Diner and reach more people and SAVE AS MANY AS WE CAN.

Inside the Diner, there is the usual tennis match ongoing between the Diners, as we pursue the Usual Topics and the Usual Suspects fire blistering Serves at each other in a Serve & Volley game a la John McEnroe or Stefan Edberg, while others just keep whacking balls back from the Baseline like Bjorn Borg or Jimmy Connors.

(https://www.chargrilled.co.uk/t-shirts/prodimages/staticimages/square/n0youcannotbeserious_n_Grey.jpg)

Collapse is the Gift that Keeps on Giving on the Doomstead Diner.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Diner Changes
Post by: RE on August 30, 2017, 12:37:22 AM
I have decided to stop Cross Posting Bloggers from other websites on the Diner.

I did this over the last few years as a means to keep fresh new content up on the blog every day, and also to promote bloggers who I felt were delivering an important message.  However, the number of bloggers who are doing this these days is reduced, and of the ones who remain often the message is repetitive.  For people who are fans of these bloggers, the material is published on their own websites anyhow, and they mostly read the articles there before they appear on the Diner also.

I myself am on mostly a 2/week schedule now of either Text Blogs or some kind of Audio/Visual Blog, and this is more than just about anyone else in the Collapse Blogosphere is doing these days.  Kunstler only publishes once a week and not very long stuff, it's usually well under 1000 words.  Tom Lewis sometimes does 2/week, but his blogs are also pretty short in length.  Steve on Economic Undertow has pretty much dropped out of blogging altogether and Hepp on 22 Billion Energy Slaves gets about 1 out a month these days.

Besides myself, occassionally a Native Diner will drop on a Blog as well, which provides a 3rd dose of original Doom material from the Diner in a given week.  This should be quite enough to satisfy the small cadre of Diner Readers who follow our website as we chronicle the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.  I am no longer interested in trying to make the website mega-huge and spread the word to the society at large, this is not going to happen.  We have a few hundred Kollapsniks who tune in to the Diner as Lurkers each day, this is enough for me to know that what I write is being read by...somebody.  I am not going to Save the World.  I can only Save As Many As I Can.  The ones I can save have to be ready to listen to me, if they are not there is no saving them and it is pointless to argue with them also.

The new policy also reduces my daily workload for the Diner, I no longer have to search out and format up some article from an approved Cross Poster to jack into the queue of Blog Articles to publish every day.  The Diner Blog is now and for the forseeable future strictly a place for Native Diners to publish, if they want to go beyond what they do on the Diner Forum.  It will always be open to Native Diners to publish there.
Title: DD Growth Milestones: RE BLOWS THROUGH 30,000 POSTS! 😎
Post by: RE on February 23, 2018, 09:25:43 AM
Catch me if you can!  ;D

RE, Secretariat of Message Boards
http://www.youtube.com/v/V18ui3Rtjz4

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Title: 33333
Post by: RE on September 25, 2018, 12:23:58 AM
This is my 33,333rd post to the Diner Forum.  ;D
 :multiplespotting: :ernaehrung004: :partytime2:

I am raising the limit to make Chief Cook & Bottlewasher status to 33333.

To Celebrate, a favorite Doom Tune:

http://www.youtube.com/v/9jK-NcRmVcw

Happy 33333 Day Everybody!

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Title: DD Growth Milestones: Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call hits new Milestone!
Post by: RE on March 23, 2019, 07:23:49 PM
200+ Viewers for a single episode!

 :multiplespotting:

Reports that only 10 people read the Diner have been greatly exaggerated.  ;D

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Title: Re: DD Growth Milestones: Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call hits new Milestone!
Post by: azozeo on March 23, 2019, 08:10:20 PM
200+ Viewers for a single episode!

 :multiplespotting:

Reports that only 10 people read the Diner have been greatly exaggerated.  ;D

RE

We'll be expecting stellar  :icon_sunny: over nite achievements ..... sweet dreams 3 D I'm headed to the 9th for fun & games in a lightship

with some blonde 8 footers in cfm spikes & crystalline dew mini's - woo- hoooooo  :icon_mrgreen: