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c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby codeholic » March 9th, 2016, 5:13 pm

Most users ever online was 442 on 7 minutes ago

Ironically, both incidents were caused by newcomers in the community.
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby dvgrn » March 9th, 2016, 5:36 pm

Interesting! Did a news item about the copperhead spaceship show up somewhere very popular, just recently?

I must be badly out of date, since I'm clearly not paying attention to whatever-it-is. Can we maybe get a few hundred more people interested in running apgsearch, by mentioning Catagolue pointedly enough?
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby codeholic » March 9th, 2016, 5:52 pm

I noticed this.

EDIT: Probably Nathaniel has got more information about sources people come from.
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby tod222 » March 9th, 2016, 11:46 pm

dvgrn wrote:Interesting! Did a news item about the copperhead spaceship show up somewhere very popular, just recently?

Yes, it got at least as high as number 8 on the front page of Hacker News. HN drives traffic the way Slashdot used to.

Direct link to HN discussion.
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby Alexey_Nigin » March 10th, 2016, 8:01 am

I have just made an account on Hacker News and upvoted both entries.

I encourage you to do the same thing. It only takes a few minutes.
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby dvgrn » March 10th, 2016, 9:17 am

tod222 wrote:
dvgrn wrote:Interesting! Did a news item about the copperhead spaceship show up somewhere very popular, just recently?

Yes, it got at least as high as number 8 on the front page of Hacker News. HN drives traffic the way Slashdot used to.

Direct link to HN discussion.

Thanks. It's nice that Catagolue got a mention in the comments. I suppose the next major discovery or milestone might merit a dedicated blog entry -- might attract a little more attention (and CPU cycles). Come to think of it, a similar article (codeholic's, about the pufferfish) caused a similar spike in interest in Catagolue a year ago.

It was also really good to see Chris Rowett's LifeViewer get a well-deserved compliment in passing:

aab0 wrote:That's an amazingly nice forum feature.
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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby muzik » March 10th, 2016, 11:57 am

2c/n spaceships project

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Re: c/10 spaceship beat Gemini's record

Postby M. I. Wright » March 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm

No, it didn't. At least not by a significant amount - there are less than a hundred people subscribed to the subreddit, and the traffic stats page, which I've made public (as moderator), shows that it usually gets less than half that many pageviews per day.
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