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BNB jubilee: 1Million guests

BNB_1-MILLION_GETfireworks*** We have to celebrate! As of Feb. 8, 2014, www.bad-news-beat.org (BNB) has One Million guest visitors since the start of the new web page in Feb. 2011. Thank you all!

This new BNB webpage was created in 2011 after the old one got defunkt as we moved the HH/BNB pages and mailing list servers from the U.S. to Europe here and the new page administration.

 

First Light:

1st light of this Neil Young news blog on the Internets was on 2 Feb 11, and on 16 Feb 2011 the new page went public.

 

Statistics:

BNB-statisticsBNB has on average ca. 920 guests/day (blue curve). The longterm average is quite constant, and depends of course on Neil actions in the universal wavefunction, e.g. the latest Honour-The-Treaties debates, Neil in Israel, the crowd sourcing controversy, new albums, Archive releases, Alchemy and other tour coverage. Spam handling (red curve) is brilliant on BNB – everything gets blocked automatically or manually by various methods.

 

Contributions:

Of course you can also contribute to this page by sending us comments, or over the shoutbox or via the contact form (see BNB page at top) or you can even apply as author. How to? Read the FAQ. You are always welcome.

Thanks to:

All our welcomed guests and the contributors in all spirit, essence and form (you know who you are). A special thanks to Joe and John for the original page, Iris for design & administration and Baron for admins.

Cheers, don’t be denied, peace and love to all.

BNB admins.

You can call me erratic, but I’ve always been consistent about it — consistently erratic.
by — Neil Young, Tower Theater Pennsylvania 2011.

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BNB statistics (updated)

updated 05.07.2011: here a chart of statistics on BNB visitors, just for teh lulz:

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first light on Cortez was 16. Feb. 2011. The bumps around days 10 and  90 are an artefact of the Spline-approximation (like the swinging of waves!) of the curve but correspond to the startup and Neil’s solo tour in April/May, respectively.

Nice is, that the spam rate is just constant. Spam-hack-trials/real guests ratio is currently constant, and yields = 5,43 %. That’s a brilliant low ratio. Too lazy to read all log files 😀

The received comment spam that gets through the bee filter is manually moderated because we only have a comment rate of about 1,39 comments/day after the filters. Current ratio is 34% spams per total comments or roughly 1 spam per 2 real comments, which yields a rate of about 1 comment spam every 2 days — hence easy to moderate manually.

Shoutbox spam is currently not evaluated, but it’s mostly some poor Indian/Pakistanian/Indonesian soul which tries to hack into it occasionally. The shoutbox spam is moderated manually with occasional blocking of the most persistent IP ranges. We also try to get in funny contact with them but they are not very responsive.

By the current total rate of about 940 visitors per day as of 22 June 2011 (only counting access from different IP@s  – this method even exaggerates the spam ratio), it’s an easy going, actually no hard spam fighting needed.

Cortez is a rhino.

 

 

 

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Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.
by -- Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace

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