Why did you destroy the Stats Page?

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  • #2181328

    timethief
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    @designsimply
    The main thread is here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stats-classics-how-to-set?replies=290 and I’m wondering if the others ought not to be closed.

    #2181329

    timethief, the larger threads sometimes become less useful because many of the same people comment on them over and over and the new people who comment are biased by the previous comments (which causes them to say the exact same feedback worded the exact same way). I can track that, but those longer threads just lose their usefulness over time and that’s one possible reason they get closed sometimes.

    fwiw, I’ve been watching the keyword “stats feedback” lately.

    #2181330

    timethief
    Member

    @designsimply
    Okay. I have been tagging all of these threads with new stats page feedback.

    #2181331

    @designsimply

    the new people who comment are biased by the previous comments

    To be honest, I’m shocked that you would say this. I see plenty of threads on these Forums where people disagree with previous posts and present their own views. Attributing the largely negative comments about the new stats and notifications to “bias” caused by previous critical posts is really not an accurate assessment of the feedback.

    #2181332

    timethief
    Member

    @designsimply

    And now we have the cross posting to multiple threads happening again. :(

    #2181333

    drmauser
    Member

    And topics drift, someone could seize on the idea of WP accommodating mobile too much on the stats, and start talking about them doing so on the other formats (like REALLY tiny reply boxes, and narrow columns, limited nesting etc.).

    And if anyone takes what I said there and runs with it, that will illustrate the point. Hell, this whole thread already HAS gone Meta…

    #2181334

    wabbitoid
    Member

    I would like to ask for an addition to the stats page, that is if you keep the “new” one more or less as it is:

    Could you add an “All Time” stats selection as one of the choices, as:

    Day | Week | Month | Year | All Time
    (the last one would be the new one ^^^)

    Thanks!

    #2181335

    timethief, thanks for the tags. I will take a look at more of them as soon as I can.

    fionamcquarrie, you misinterpreted me. I was referring to the really long threads with hundreds of replies in them.

    Could you add an “All Time” stats selection as one of the choices, as:
    Day | Week | Month | Year | All Time
    (the last one would be the new one ^^^)

    wabbitoid, great suggestion. That’s a planned update, I’m just not sure on an ETA to give you for when it might become available. Sorry I don’t have any more specific info than that!

    #2181336

    yellopig
    Member

    I have an older iPad. I have 5 different browsers on it. None of them can display the new stats page. All of them show an empty screen, completely blank. This means that if WordPress removes the “old” (i.e. working) stats page, I will no longer get to see any stats at all.

    In addition, the wordpress iPad app button for stats now goes to “view blog”, and also won’t show stats.

    Altogether a very annoying situation.

    #2181337

    yellopig, may I ask what version of iOS you are running on your iPad?

    #2181338

    yellopig
    Member

    I’m running iOS 5.1.1. Apple is not upgrading anything for us anymore. (boo). I have safari, “atomic browser”, “chrome” & “perfect browser” — oops, only 4 browsers (plus the WP app). Safari comes with the iOS, so I guess that’s 5.1.1 too. “Atomic browser” can emulate Firefox 15 or IE 9. Chrome is version 29.0.1547.11. “Perfect browser” can emulate Firefox 21, IE 9 & chrome 29.

    Mostly safari & “perfect browser” running as Firefox 21 work best for most WP pages, but none will show the new stats page at all. I do most work on this device, my desktop has extremely limited Internet access (rural life!).

    I also noticed that in the reader (which has stopped crashing recently, thanks!), the “My Sites” button goes to a completely blank page. Don’t know what that is…

    #2181339

    yellopig, I believe your troubles are due to running a very old version of iOS (5.1.1) that is 3 major releases back from the current version which is 8.1.2. You need at least iOS Safari 7.1. I thought about the mobile app as a possible alternative, but I just checked the apps support page, and it also mentions that you need iOS version 7 or greater. If you don’t have the option to update, I think your best bet might be to try stick to the classic dashboard.

    #2181340

    yellopig
    Member

    Yes, I did mention that Apple is not providing updates for my hardware. I have the highest version/revision available for my hardware. I have no possibility for upgrade without buying new hardware.

    And although the universally approved solution to my problem here is to buy new hardware, nobody seems interesting in subsidizing that…

    Funny.

    #2181341

    Hardware does get outdated and older versions will not always be supported forever by software makers.

    #2181342

    yellopig
    Member

    Ah yes, the standard FU response:

    Life would be so much better for poor people if they’d just stop being poor! Sheesh!

    #2181343

    drmauser
    Member

    And for your next trick, you can complain about not being able to run Call of Duty on your Commodore 64.

    That is a typical “I’m a Victim so I’m Entitled” response. Because of your unique situation, everyone else has to ignore the advances in technology and limit themselves to what you are capable of, bending over backwards to accommodate you.

    Personally, I have a little trouble reconciling “Poor” and “iPad.”

    #2181344

    timethief
    Member

    @drmauser
    9.9/10! for your response.

    #2181345

    Per our community standards, please keep your comments on the issue at hand and not on each other. Since this ticket has turned to personal attacks, I’m closing it.

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