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  1. secondchancetolive
    Member

    I just noticed that my feed stat tab is not on my DASHBOARD. I rely on those figures to agument what I find out with other blog stats. I am not happy if WordPress decided to discontinue Feed Reader Stats. BRING THEM BACK!!!

  2. Booo.............

  3. Meh. It was interesting only in that it showed how sophisticated the readers tended to be. On one of my blogs the feed readers outnumbered the browser readers. Besides, everyone who cares about feed stats seems to be using the Feedburner workaround and they're getting their stats from that instead.

  4. Matt says the feed stats weren't used often. I wonder if he meant that most bloggers didn't read them -- or what. Also I wonder if they were accurate.

    I used them and will miss 'em.

    Frank

  5. I didn't check mine that often, I must admit, and most of my close friends are feed readers rather than browser readers. Do try the Feedburner thing (multiple threads around if you search for it) and see if that gives you what you need. It's my understanding that it supplied some stats that WordPress didn't in addition to those it did.

  6. Oh wow, this is really bad. Feed stats matter SO MUCH MORE than blog stats, because feed stat numbers = actual number of dedicated readers. There will be a mass exodus from WordPress.com if this sticks, esp. since wordpress also bans the use of any java-script stat counters that we could add ourselves.

  7. I refer you to the Feedburner workaround I mentioned immediately above your post.

  8. secondchancetolive
    Member

    Rain Coaster...you may have told me how to do this before... but my head has been swimming in a pile of information for the last 4 month as I have been attempting to assimilate Blog world information and application. I need to know how you created a work around. I would ask you to be as detailed as possible to help me understand.

    Besides, everyone who cares about feed stats seems to be using the Feedburner workaround and they're getting their stats from that instead.

    Thank you very much. Craig

  9. secondchancetolive
    Member

    As a vote of protest...I agree Dr. Mike BOOOOOOOO Bring them back, please!

  10. So far, my search for "feedburner workaround" just gets me back to these threads which recommend it. I use feedburner already. Does it measure the same variety of feedreaders being used that the wordpress feed stats counter did?
    (and rather than be yet another person unpleasantly telling the rest of you to go look in other forums, it actually takes less typing just to do this: "feedburner.com" And you're welcome!)

  11. rockyroadoflove
    Member

    I check my feeds all the time. They're a much better indicator of dedicated readers than random visits. I want them back. I'll try feedburner.com, but I'm so non-geek. Just clicking on the WordPress dashboard was so easy. Maybe there's something better than WordPress.

  12. secondchancetolive
    Member

    Can someone out there help me to configure and receive the "feedburner workaround" that raincoaster said many people use? I am not familiar with the process. I want the feed stats back Word Press Staff. Thank you!

  13. I don't know how it works; I'd just do a search of the forum, as I know people have covered it many times. You've started a thread on it yourself, several months ago. The basic idea is you try to encourage all your feed readers to use Feedburner.com instead of other services, and then Feedburner gives you stats for their usage.

  14. secondchancetolive
    Member

    Now I remember. Thank you Raincoaster!

  15. You're welcome; sorry I can't be more directly helpful. I may need YOU to teach ME this soon, if I decide I want to use that workaround!

  16. Please go to your dashboard and see Matt's post. Feed stats have been "pruned" as in discontinued. http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/06/13/retiring-feed-stats/

  17. This is crap, I don't understand why the people on Matt's Support Post "Retiring Feed Stats" couldn't understand how much more important Feed Stats are than "Blog Stats"... someone goes through the trouble and effort of putting you onto their RSS list, then Feed Stats kept track of which of these people read your posts each day and which RSS Account they came from versus some random dude clicks on your page for a second before realizing it's not porn then off they go... how hard is that to understand? And what's with the "Pruning back" crap analogy?

    If, as Matt claims, the "FS" were not being used as regularly as the "BS" it was most likely due to the "BS" being the default Stats Page and the "FS" being described as a "Beta Page" with no serious explanation as to what the "Feed Stats" were and how they were collected. There's a big hole on my Dashboard now and the fact there seems to have been no explanation as to why WP pulled something I consider to be important makes me a little nervous... (I left a version of this on another like-minded forum thread)

  18. @featherseeds
    (1) There is no "hole" in your dashboard but there is a link to Matt's announcement http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/06/13/retiring-feed-stats/

    (2) And IMO what's crap is volunteers having to deal with your repeated rants posted into multiple threads. You have been previously advised in another thread to take your opinions to staff in a feedback. We do not discuss policy on the forum.

  19. Bummer. I'll miss them.

  20. "I'm missing my inaccurate feed stats blues" ...

    Hhmmm, at the very least, that sounds like enough material for a blog post to me. At the most, you may be able to work it up into a whiny country and western tune.

  21. feartheseeds, you're preaching to the choir. Best bet would be to send in a feedback and let staff know how you feel.

    Mark would love to hear from you. :)

  22. @Timethief...
    Yeah, there's a hole in my dashboard... there used to be a service provided now there isn't.

    "We do not discuss policy on the forum."

    Maybe WP should start so the little people, you know -- those of us who use the service -- can have an idea as to what's going on. When a company stops providing a service it's customers consider important enough to use said company (which contantly tells us how important coustomer service and input is) might consider giving us some notice.

    "...what's crap is volunteers having to deal..."
    No... what's crap is being given gardening tips instead of information.

  23. secondchancetolive
    Member

    I gave Mark my opinion and he told me to sign up with Feedburner and get my stats from them.

  24. Maybe WP should start so the little people, you know

    That's WE as in we the volenteers here in the forums. We don't discuss policy as none of us here have any offical status. We as in the volenteers don't discuss policy because it doesn't matter as whatever we say as it's not offical and has just caused a lot of problems for us the volenteers trying to help folks in the past.

    If staff wants to step forward and discuss policy here in teh forums, they're free to do so. Hasn't happened yet though.

    feartheseeds, you need to be discussing this directly to staff. (Which I think is mentioned up above) WE the volenteers here in teh forums can't help you and all you're doing is causing more work for us volenteers trying to help folks. It's out of our hands.

  25. Re: preaching to the choir - AMEN
    Re: emotional dumping on Volunteers, who have no input into policy and no prior notice when policy changes are made. IMO this is a definite "no no". Mature people do not affect such behaviours. Moreover, it isn't wise as the reputation you build here in the forum will follow you throughout the wordpress community.

  26. Okay, so I post (Sunday night) on the last-ever episode of "The Sopranos" and check Feed Stats, watch it climb, again see the message "This is beta, tell us what you think" --consider sending a Thank You note, realize there's no time, have to get ready for movers. By the time relevant things are moved/fixed/sorted/plugged in/on-line: Feed Stats --Fini.

    Since my Feed stats were climbing, tripled lately: oh yuck. I read the Notice, most of the Posts, threads about The End. (Since the Notice Comment section seems to be closed, for the record: I LUVED the Feed Stats; not clear on Reason for shutting it down--Google/AdSense conflict???--also luved the 'price' of it; if WP reverts to one template, no widgets, dodads, I'm not paying, doing the maintenance, paying the bills, doing the worrying, so...I don't have a say, a right to crab, do miss FS, not complaining.)

    What I haven't seen, don't know, would like opinion/advice: I'm thinking of posting
    'notice: this blog will disconnect the RSS feed, pop in directly to read new posts as of ______date'

    Thoughts?

    As far as I can tell, there isn't anything else allowed, that can give info on RSS feed readers --no substitution --right? Thanks for any/all info.

    Poppy
    d a V i n e R e m e d y

  27. I'm thinking of posting
    'notice: this blog will disconnect the RSS feed, pop in directly to read new posts as of ______date' Thoughts?

    I wouldn't recommend posting such a notice. The rss feeds on your blog still exist and can still be used by your readers. From what I can tell what has been discontinued is utilization of wp press programming that attempted to separate out how many readers were with Blogines, Feedburner, NetVibes, Google Reader, etc. and present those totals to us as stats.

    If keeping track of this is important to you then Feedburner may be an alternative for you to examine http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home

  28. Okay, I'm confused.... You mean: the Lump/Total number of readers Using RSS can still be known by blog writers, we only can't know from whence they come??? Where do I find that Total? (And: kewl!)

  29. I don't think at the moment we get a total feed reader number; we get nothing unless we direct all our feed readers through Feedburner.

    What Timethief is saying is that your feed readers would read that notice from you and write you off. Direct them to Feedburner instead and you'll get stats for them. But you will lose some if you ask them to change; that's just human nature. For me, it's more important to facilitate people reading the blog than me measuring them. I would like the feed total graph to be reinstated, maybeon the main blog stat page, but I don't miss the breakdown; it was useless.

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