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  1. since i started using my blog, the stats appear not to be working: I get a message saying "no stats are available for this time period"

    do I need to activate the function? and if so, how?

    I have been looking both here and in the support section for help but haven't been able to find any related topic

    The blog I need help with is musicandrecordingculture.wordpress.com.

  2. Well - for starters the blog linked to your name is marked Private - so you will get no visitors other than those you specifically invite. So unless you have a very active group of friends I would not expect to see much traffic. I have not used a Private blog but I would think that Stats would show friends that actually log in.

    The Stats package is automatic at WordPress.COM

  3. the blog has 20 or so active contributors (students in a class I am teaching) and I'm pretty sure it receives a certain amount of traffic as most posts have comments (one of the assignments is to comment on specific posts on a weekly basis)

  4. Maybe your students are counted as "registered users" The only other idea would be to ask Support: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    The following are not counted:

    * Visits from registered users of the blog when they are logged in.
    * Visits to uploaded documents and files
    * Visits from browsers that do not execute javascript or load images.
    * GoogleBot and other search engine spiders.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

  5. I guess they are"registered users"! hadn't thought of that...

    I wonder if there is any way that I can make the stats function count them, then? it'd be really handy...

  6. You could try using an external stat counter like Sitemeter or Statcounter; use the HTML versions, in a text widget.

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