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Average of 27.65 for August. For the first and a bit weeks we averaged well over 30 - even did well while we had the slow down problem but things have slowed right down during the past week.
So we finished up below the last two months.
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That's less than one per day. Not many new subjects either, it seems. At least there is still a reasonable amount of activity.
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No 27.65 posts per day.
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Oh, my mistake. That makes more sense.

Maths was never my strong point.
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While I love maths.
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Not a big poster.. but I typically follow along some threads of interest using Tapatalk.

But as some may have seen there has been a little shakeup in Tapatalk recently with the original team buying back the platform from private equity,

And 100s of forums aligned with VerticalScope shifting to its new Fora app and off Tapatalk.

Not sure whether that might cause a further drop or not.
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I keep getting bombarded with pop-up advertisements telling me I should download and use Tapatalk whenever I use my mobile phone to access the forum. It's so annoying I don't want to try it.
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Frances wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:03 am I keep getting bombarded with pop-up advertisements telling me I should download and use Tapatalk whenever I use my mobile phone to access the forum. It's so annoying I don't want to try it.
it's called App Store advertising where Apple or google would point you to their app purchasing platform if they have a app option for a site that your looking at if you are using the phones internet browser Safari does this a lot when there's a app available on the Apple App Store goggle would do something similar when it comes to pointing android uses to the play store if there's a app available for certain websites
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Campbelltown busboy wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:56 pm it's called App Store advertising where Apple or google would point you to their app purchasing platform if they have a app option for a site that your looking at if you are using the phones internet browser Safari does this a lot when there's a app available on the Apple App Store goggle would do something similar when it comes to pointing android uses to the play store if there's a app available for certain websites
I've had the same issue as the other member has pointed out on IOS when viewing the forum via Safari and yes, It's really frustrating but does the forum have any control over it? Well that part I am uncertain on since I don't have much technological experience in running a discussion board and whether they have the ability to disable I am big on feedback so I'll say it anyway.

In my experience on the occasional chance I'll visit the forum on mobile and before I can load my first thread I'm automatically redirected to the taptalk page but it then goes with something like "failed to log in or load taptalk". You then have to back out to the previous page you were just on before you were auto-redirected. This is something I'd like to add that doesn't make for a pleasant user experience, no one likes being auto redirected away without their consent. If you walked into Coles or Woolworths and before you could even look at one item they bombarded you with advertisements you'd be very fed up.

This isn't your run of the mill banner ad that appears on the sidebar or middle of the screen, it's literally an automatic redirection, there is no way you can say that this it isn't a problem. If someone wanted to log in or use taptalk they certainly would but I think the boards user numbers are way too small for anyone to even think about considering it so might be best if they can look into doing something about the redirection?
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Fleet Lists wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2023 5:41 pm Average of 27.65 for August. For the first and a bit weeks we averaged well over 30 - even did well while we had the slow down problem but things have slowed right down during the past week.
So we finished up below the last two months.
Average of 30.10 for September. We seem to be holding our own for the past few months.
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October has come to an end starting the first week with an average of about 40 but it has been down hill ever since, finishing with an average for the month of 23.03, the lowest since August 2022.
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Another month gone finishing with a daily average 0f 23.17 very much like last month but no particular daily pattern with a couple of days in the forties and a couple of days with less than 10.

Looking forward to see what the Christmas month will bring.
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