Welcome to the new (and now only) Fora!
Started by polly_mer, July 19, 2019, 08:01:49 AM
Quote from: hmaria1609 on June 27, 2019, 07:07:43 PMDo whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!
Quote from: mahagonny on July 19, 2019, 09:22:40 PMOK, you won't leave me alone. Fine. I'll tell you something you may not know. If it weren't for me and my presence on the old CHE forum, this forum would include a continuation of Polly_Mer's relentless, bullying opposition to the legal rights of faculty to organize for collective bargaining.
Quote from: Liquidambar on July 21, 2019, 11:35:59 AMRe guests, do you have a way of knowing that they are people versus bots (e.g., Google crawlers)? Absent other info, I'd assume that a large proportion of them aren't real people.
Quote from: fast_and_bulbous on July 21, 2019, 11:41:47 AMQuote from: Liquidambar on July 21, 2019, 11:35:59 AMRe guests, do you have a way of knowing that they are people versus bots (e.g., Google crawlers)? Absent other info, I'd assume that a large proportion of them aren't real people.No, Guests are anyone (well, a unique IP) who has not logged in who has loaded the front page... probably any of the pages, actually, but I tested it from behind a VPN and watched the counter go up one. A script or bot doing the same would be indistinguishable from a human.
Quote from: miss jane marple on July 22, 2019, 05:56:46 AMI access The Fora from two different PCs and an iPad. On one of them I am logged in all the time, and on the other two I am Guest until I hit Reply or Quote. So not all Guests are non-members.
Quote from: CaracalActually reading posts before responding to them seems to be a problem for a number of people on here...
Quote from: downer on August 19, 2019, 03:49:01 PMIt's the start of the semester for a lot of schools and The Fora are remarkably quiet. What does this mean for the future? What's the biggest source of people viewing The Fora? Search engines, links from The Chronicle, or something else? Is there going to be slow steady growth or a slow steady death?
Quote from: downer on August 19, 2019, 03:49:01 PMIt's the start of the semester for a lot of schools and The Fora are remarkably quiet.
Quote from: mahagonny on August 19, 2019, 07:58:39 PMI keep my ear to the ground. I'm looking for a forum full of smart people where a handful hold court and say things like 'I've had your job and mine too, so I'll tell you how we are supposed to think...about everything.'
Quote from: mahagonny on August 18, 2019, 07:30:31 PMIt doesn't sound like you were very hopeful about the conversation to begin with. I might have ended it sooner. They're obviously not selling books. It strikes me as like...why bother?
Quote from: polly_mer on August 20, 2019, 05:30:59 AMAdmit it. You, too, have a big curiosity streak and keep checking in on the unfolding story.
Quote from: polly_mer on August 20, 2019, 05:30:59 AMWhere's your productive contribution to discussions from your unique experience so that we can have a variety of viewpoints?