Exactly --- raincoaster said what I was trying to convey better than I said it, for sure. People are at odds with change and spooking readers is not a wise thing to do.
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Ah, I get it, now. Thanks to both for reply. Okay, your replies make me glad I asked, before posting that.
If I understand correctly, there are a few different subjects:
~RSS feed: NOT disconnected --from MY blog; just MY Ability to SEE that my blog is being read
people are (saying in these threads, Notice Comments) indifferent to Distinction/don't care --WHERE readers came from --the "feedster" "technorati" etc. breakdown, but still want the GRAPH of readers? (--If so: I agree; still don't get: why care)
~If I Post:
'come to my blog, to read' they will say 'Nope' --disconnect feed, won't read blog
--'people hate change'
(Tellmeaboutit! Took :45 to assemble the PARTS to make some thing for dinner --can't find a thing now, HATE IT!)
we are allowed to add/it can tell me if anyone is reading my blog
Well...I don't like asking the obvious, but "Feedburner" says: it just got bot by Google, I can make money with it/add ads.
That tells me it's got java, no?
WP doesn't have a prob using a java-base code --now?
Just don't add advertising? --Or, in the five days I've been off-line moving, the rules changed --ads are allowed on WP dot com blogs???
(I'll keep munching, watch for reply.) Thanks,
If Feedburner lets you put ads on your feed, I don't see that WP.com would have the right to say boo about it. But why bother? Ads aren't currently allowed on WP.com blogs, but there are rumours all over about it.
I have been checking the WP stats for a while now and they were never that accurate to start with but at least they were an indication of numbers of readers. To remove the feed stats just like that is irresponsible. I have tried several hit counters and they all appear to wrong to various degrees. To prove it sign up for 3 or 4 different hit counters and put them on a single blog. After a week compare the stats. They should all be the same. Betcha they aren't.
Best bet would be send in a feedback and tell staff this. We can't help you here in the forums as none of us have any access to teh backend nor any offical status.
Folks, bitching about the removal of the feed stats here in the forums isn't going to solve anything, isn't going to bring them back and just causes problems and more work for the volenteers here in the forums trying to help folks.
Feedback to staff is what you need to do.
Please end of dicussion.
Bad, bad decision, announced with a lot of insincere regret stuff that doesn't make sense. Bring back.
What does the post right above yours tell you to do?
(Thanks for completely ignoring my request by the way)
Not sure if it's a moderator's job to tell members to stop talking about something. If you insist on not reading my damning entry on WordPress rubbish statistics then please don't read this: [Link removed per staff's instructions - drmike]
@testcrunch, while I agree with you on the stats issue, links to posts like that as it's against the ToS due to "tricks driving traffic." (That's per staff by the way and has been done in the past)
And yes, it is my job to keep order in the forums. Folks have been directed on how to respond to this issue. That's via feedback. By posting here, all you;re doing is wasting the time of those volenteers who are trying to help folks.
As an aside, you may want to change the link within your forum profile as it's still pointing to your old blog here and not your new one. It's the View your profile link at teh top right of hte forum page here.
As drmike says, direct any requests for this coming back to the staff through a feedback from your admin, the 'support' tab in these forums or an email to support at wordpress.com as this was a policy change and nothing we do or say here can change that.
As well, please keep in mind that there are no stat counters which count things perfectly, because they're all made to count different things. There is not one stat system out there which can measure how long individuals actually spend reading your blog, nor how many do. They all use various tricks to approximate the number, and they all use DIFFERENT tricks, so no two stat systems will ever agree. That's why the most important thing is the trends, because those should show up on all stat counters; ie whether you're getting more or fewer readers.
And guys and gals, please send staff the hatemail, not me. I'm not staff, have nothing to do with staff, and have no offical status here. Sending it to me just pisses me off which doesn't help the situation and just wants me to throw in the towel. I think I and the other volenters do a lot of good here. Abusing us which some of you are doing (and staff seems not to give a shit about) is not the way to go.
I;ve gotten comments and emails and everything within the last 24 hours. I think I'm going back to that Not Staff avatar.
Hate mail! It's hard to believe that some dullwit sent you hate mail over the mangaement decision to discontinue an inaccurate feed stats program that you had nothing to do with.
Please feel free to share the identity of the vermin with other volunteers in private emails so, the next time the vermin post to the forum again, we can all be too busy to reply to them.
Why does nobody send me hatemail? I'm way bitchier than you.
I'm guessing that you don't get hatemail for the same reason I don't. They can sense that we would relentlessly hunt them down like curs and then slice off and roast their tiny little tender bits publicly.
Folks, send in a feedback. Posting here in the forums on this topic does absolutely nothing but waste the time of the forum volunteers.
And it makes you look like a moron.
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