I love you guys a lot and I know you value security a lot. But with no disrespect, my #1 complaint is the "fake" stats you make us live with on .com. Yes, yes, I know "if you don't like it you can go to your own install," and perhaps I should.
But I'm just wondering if there will ever come a day when Automattic stops blocking Google Analytics? Tumblr allows it. Blogger allows it. Again, I don't mean to seem disrespectful to Automattic, but the stats you make us live with are very anemic and, apologies, but those annual messages you send about how many times we would have filled up this or that stadium are insulting. I feel like you are so eager for us to feel satisfied with our blogs that you feed us misleading stats. One hit on your blog, that bounces in 2 seconds, is nothing like someone buying an expensive concert ticket, spending half a day on the event, and perhaps having a life changing experience.
Why can't we see pages per visit?
Why can't we see average time per visit?
Why can't we see bounce rate?
I hope my tone isn't caustic, I truly do appreciate the wonderful service you provide. But I just feel that when it comes to stats you aren't really being honest with us and you're blocking us from seeing the truth. WordPress.com is too good, and the bloggers who use it work too hard, for "fake" hits-only misleading stats.
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