lucy24 - 2:04 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Comment from a brand spankin new member:
What you're not seeing is all the newbie questions that don't have to be asked all over again because we did find the answers. I landed here because when I started looking at my raw logs and getting curious about the non-human activity, the answers most often came from here. There are lots of other forums, but this seemed to be the one where people are most likely to know what they were talking about. Unfortunately that does mean having to answer questions from people who know less than you do.
On the "for what it's worth" side: For years and years I've been a moderator on a small forum Out There Somewhere. In the past couple of years traffic has dropped from needing several moderators stopping by several times a day, to times when I've gone a week between visits and found only a dozen new posts. Apparently people are wandering off to places like Facebook that I refuse to set foot in. (When you get a LinkedIn invite from your 80-year-old father, you know you're seriously out of step. Sigh.)
:: wandering off to figure out how to Search for pre-existing but reasonably recent discussion on relative merits of counting on fingers vs. constructing a RegEx so I don't have to annoy anyone by asking the same question all over again ::