Topic: Number of Forum participants plunged- believing the worst?
@Duane or somebody willing to guess: As of a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the number of Forum guests kept increasing, often over 150 all day all times of the day. There were also a lot of new people registering. After those couple of days when the Forum was offline for Spam control, the number of guests dropped to one or two at a time.
This is just idle curiosity, but what do you think happened? Do you think all those folks just saw the page gone and assumed it was forever? There were a couple of articles picked up by Google that said yes, the Chumby Forums are dead and gone forever. If so, I'd never have guessed so many Chumby owners would give up so easily, kind of disappointing.
Or, could it be that so many of those "guests" were the spammers, and got banned? This doesn't seem likely. So, I'm going with the idea that a lot of Chumbyites believe all the doom and gloom stories posted and assumed it was "finally" over. Dumb. But I guess it makes it a lot easier to manage these forums!
On the opposite hand, it's a little thing but it was great to see a couple of new clock widgets posted recently. "Fraction clock" (Fractclock?) is really pretty cool. I hope some of you will check them out, just for the sake of posterity.