Advertisement
Private Profiles - an update on how they will be changing here
We've partnered up with Nixers.com to offer a space where you can talk directly to Peter from Nixers.com and get an exclusive Boards.ie discount code for a free job listing. If you are recruiting or know anyone else who is please check out the forum here.

Christmas Forum Stats Updates

1232425262729»

Comments

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I still like the post comparisons myself, it's fun to see how we track a normal year versus a pandemic year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Just a shame that a lot of the pre changeover information was lost. I really miss the old 'search my posts' by forum functionality, I used it regularly to get back to older threads of note.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Meaningless was a poor choice of word, more the comparison is not necessarily a reflect of how we doing currently.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    No, no you said it now... a sucker punch to the gut so it was.....

    Meaningless stats.... Meaningless stats.... second best priest....



  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Poor Loughc. 😂😂😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Suck it up and come back a better stats' nerd 🤣🤣



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    March is in the books now and it does not make for good reading. A complete washout.

    Down 674 posts on last year and down 561 posts on last month. We are trailing 2021 by 2,892 on a year to date basis.

    But on a positive note we broke the 3,000 posts mark this week and life is beginning to return to normal so that's worth the drop in posts alone :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    To be honest I'm not that surprised. The odd time I've checked in here its been a ghost town. Thought there'd be a bit more life after the latest tournament was launched but even thats been a slow starter. Maybe its just a sign that things are going back to normal & people have more stuff to be getting on with & less time for internet browsing.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Personally, it's been a combination of work, weather improving and more kids things starting back etc that has given me less time to get online.



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Anyone elses formatting of the site gone a tad awry? Posts are filling the full width of my monitor (which is widescreen) making it more difficult to read. Page numbers & shortcuts are missing from the bottom too.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Yep, my layout is all messed up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I would say boards pulled an April fools joke but it’s been going on since last July 😬😬



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    It really has been.

    For me, it's been a mixture of work, working, work and work! Hopefully things will calm down on that front soon.

    At least it's the weekend! 🙂



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,471 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Ditto for me, the newco is more than full time since August. Miss this place though



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Assume April's figures wouldn't be pretty reading?? @Loughc



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Worst in a long time I'd suspect. Traffic has fallen off a cliff. I'm as guilty as anyone though, barely have time to check in at all these days I'm that busy with work.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    I think a lot of us are in the same boat. It also becomes a vicious circle where people are too busy to post and then don't pop in as often as there isn't many posts.

    I can see it being quiet for the summer and then hopefully picking back up when we start to get into the season.



  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Exactly, TRS- it's a vicious circle! I barely have time to look at my phone at work these days, very little downtime at all- it's all go, go, go. Must make a better effort to pop in at lunchtime. 🙂



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Although, as I've said before posting dropping off around now means that life is returning to normal, and I'll never complain about that!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Yep, there's a lot to be said for life returning to more or less normal, shame its brought a tsunami of work though... I can genuinely say I cant remember being this busy all the time before. There's been individual projects with stressful deadlines etc. but the sheer volume of work at the moment is on the verge of being overwhelming. As i'm on site & in the office more I've definitely not been popping in here as much as I tend to do that more when I'm WFH, which I am today for the first time in what seems like weeks!!

    I just copped that I needed to change the month on my countdown calendar too, so I've a few christmas themed nuggest of information to digest today too😀

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Agree. I think this is playing a large part and as you said, is a good thing that life is returning back to normal for the majority of people. We'll always have our core of posters in here and as i said hopefully volumes will pick back up again once the summer is over and we start into the Christmas season.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    yeah, I'd be confident as we get towards the end of the summer traffic will pick up in here, it always does to be fair.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,567 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Have to say, with it now June, looking back May 2022 had to be one of the quietest months in here for many a while... other than the odd regular popping in its been incredibly slow. I know I was away for a few days here & there & expected to see loads of posts when I did pop back in but it never quite did, with just 1 or 2 threads lit up with new posts.

    The positive I take from that is that with the summer here & better weather (allegedly) people have more things to be doing in the real world & have little time for Christmas chatter!

    We can make up for it from September!!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    I'll be hiding behind the sofa when the May status come out!

    I think you've hit the nail on the head. People are busier, getting back to pre COVID things and Christmas wouldn't be the first thing you would think of on a warm sunny May day.

    Like you, I'm confident we'll be back on track as the summer ends and focus turns more towards winter.

    Also, if you believe everything you hear/read, we wouldn't be able to afford anything next winter so will be lots of time to post online!!



Advertisement