We all know that the vast and overwhelming majoirty of blogs up to 85% created on any blogging pltform are abdandoned or have been deleted withing a year of their creation, right? Well, not surprisingly the numbers of Windows Live Spaces bloggers coming to wordpress.COm are not going to be anywhere near "30 million" in number.
The excited buzz appeared on the Windows Live Space blog and the WordPress.com blog about how "30 million" blogs which were to be shifted in a period of 6 months using the exporter newly created for the data transfer. However that number will be much smaller as Internal Microsoft emails show that most 'Live Spaces' blogs were dead.
Read more here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/09/29/windows-live-spaces-bloggers-on-the-move/
Staff have provided an exporter and comprehensive instructions for those who do migrate form Windows Live Spaces. Once their content has been imported into their new wordpress.com blog Ithere is nothing that makes them any different from any other new wordpress.com members.
Judging the support load here at wordpress.com by viewing these peer support forums is extremely misleading. Only a tiny minority of support issues are dealt with on the peer support forums. The vast and overwhelming majority of requests for support are made by way of support tickets and email and are handled by Staff. The last set of support stats Mark posted made it clear that the support issues dealt with on the peer support forum were extremely low in comparison to those dealt with directly by Support by Staff.
So why would any additonal Staff be needed?
And, why would an additional support forum be needed?