For the T19 trivia buffs out there

Posted by The_Elves

A little quiz for our resident data geeks.

Anyone want to take a guess at the blog stats for the new blog since it began on May 22? (36 days)

How many blog entries?
How many comments?

And for extra credit: how does this compare with the debut of the old blog in Jan 2004?

We'll post the answers sometime Wed. evening.
We figured a little navel-gazing and number crunching might be relaxing after a very event-filled week or two in the Anglican blogosphere wink

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Posted June 27, 2007 at 7:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Marcia wrote:

I’ll break the ice, guessing about 400 and 5000.
You may have had as many or more entries to start the old sight, but a lot of people found this one quickly that did not know to look for the other one so early in the process.  Also we have learned a lot of truth that we did not know then.  So, a lot more comments now than then - at least, a lot more commentERS than then.

Thanks for this ministry!

June 27, 3:02 pm | [comment link]
2. Ross wrote:

As of about 2:30, I make it 658 articles, 7,558 comments.

I’m guessing this is more activity than the first incarnation of the blog at its inception, just because a good chunk of old T19 readers moved over here en masse.  But that’s just a guess.

June 27, 6:58 pm | [comment link]
3. Ross wrote:

Oh, and the most-commented-on article is still ‘A Seattle Episcopal Priest says: “I am both Muslim and Christian”,’ with 138 comments.

June 27, 7:01 pm | [comment link]
4. The_Elves wrote:

Ross is pretty darn close.  (He figured out how to use the pages to calculate the number of comments and posts.  well done!)

Official answers posted in a few minutes.  (Or calculations will be slightly less as we stopped counting as of midnight last night)

June 27, 8:24 pm | [comment link]
5. Ross wrote:

Actually, all I did was copy the HTML source of all the “monthly archive” pages—about seven in total—into one file, and write a few lines of perl to parse through it and count articles and comments.  There’s probably a way to do it through the web interface, but I thought it would be more bother to look for that than to do it my way smile

June 27, 8:44 pm | [comment link]
6. The_Elves wrote:

Nice job Ross.  Now we know who to turn to if we ever need additional tech support!

June 27, 8:47 pm | [comment link]
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