I know this is probably going to have a COMMUNITY WICKI or CLOSED sign slapped on it pronto - LOL! I meant to ask it over on IQ meta but I've forgotten my password ... just wanted to say how interesting it is to see the spread of IQ over the World and to thank Simon and co for upgrading the software or whatever it is they have done.
Just wondered what everyone else thought about it?
I have been saying for the past couple of years on IQ, because I have access to the server logs, that the vast majority of traffic comes from visitors who do not stay to participate in the site. They just find the answers they are looking for (hopefully) and leave. Even when IQ appears quiet, there is still a lot of activity going on.
I've been looking for a way for some time to illustrate this to ordinary members of IQ to show how their questions and answers actually have a much wider global influence than just to the people who take part here. The "info box", as you call it, provides an opportunity for site members to see just how wide the reach of IQ is becoming across the globe.
Almost every minute of every day, there is someone across the world reading the questions and answers on the site. The "info box" generally only shows when a new visitor arrives but not the extra pages they browse once they are here so there is still much more going on than even the "info box" shows. There is also a "Real-Time View" option that updates automatically as new visitors arrive.
IQ was three-years-old a few days ago so I guess the "info box" is also my birthday present to the site!
P.S. You can reset your password for IQ Meta if you have forgotten it. The reset link is under the login boxes
answered 13 Oct '12, 15:59
Simon Templeton ♦♦
When I first saw this post (question), I didn't know how to respond because I really was not distracted or "impressed upon" by the changes.
Then while I was editing my last post, I noticed this interesting Colum of information called "Questions being Read Now" & it showed the country of origin from where the question was being read.
I heard myself saying "DAAAAMMMMM! THAT'S ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!"
Let me explain why.
I noticed that from time to time Barry was bringing up the forgotten questions (or older posts) to the front for a re-circulation of activity.
My reaction was usually something like "I guess I can add my two cents worth to this one"
Nevertheless, somehow, when I see this "real time" view of others reading the posts here it is really exciting to see what subjects are coming up.
Furthermore, I am re-discovering questions with a different excitement because I can follow someone else’s "real-time" discovery by clicking on the link to the question at the same time that they are reading it.
So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.....and oh, I almost forgot,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INWARD QUEST
It's a great reminder of the Spiderweb like grid of the people on this planet and the awakening that occurs each and every day.
We truly are all one in this sometimes crazy dream we call life. We are a connection that is using the idea of illusion to experience things from a different perspective.
It's fun to know that all these wonderful people from all over the world are trying to re-connect once again so we can complete the burnt out fuse of separation, and enjoy the journey back to who we all truly are.
Thank you to everyone who makes this site possible and everyone that shares their wisdom and interacts here at IQ (in whatever way you do) for making this place so very special. You all have my love and appreciation:)
answered 15 Oct '12, 01:00
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