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16 April, 2008
  Commenting on comments
I don't get very many comments - it's okay I do this largely as a diary for my purposes but I recently got a comment from a VIB (very important blogger) his name is Iain and he was commenting on a link to this post.
Iain told me that
As usuaal(sic.), Tim Ireland is talking bollocks in his ongoing vendetta against me, as a cursory visit to this post will show you.
http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2008/04/march-statporn.html

I'd already made a cursory visit to Iain's post, and concluded that what Tim was saying was quite right. Which is why named the post "Iain Dale has been overstating his visitor stats" and linked it to Tim's post named the same. Like I have again.

I held Iain's comment back for a couple of days, after all "talking bollocks" is akin to lieing, I would have thought. I then contacted Tim and asked him if he was talking bollocks, as was shown in the post edit. Tim responded that he was not talking bollocks in the comments and then Iain responded thus :

And you fail to understand that while Google calls them visits, Extreme Tracking calls them unique visitors. And the figures provided over a period of a year on both systems have more or less identical (by which I mean within 1500) results. You make out I have consciously tried to mislead people when I have done nothing of the sort. In future, I shall be using figures only from Google Analytics and presenting them according to their terminology. I am also looking into how to provide public access to such figures.
This is far more than you ever do, seeing as you never actually reveal your figures. (my bold)


On the first point :

a)
You make out I have consciously tried to mislead people when I have done nothing of the sort.


I assume that this is an admittance of mis-understanding? You mis-understood the language of net stats provided by the myriad of providers you used but still published them as fact?

In future, I shall be using figures only from Google Analytics and presenting them according to their terminology. I am also looking into how to provide public access to such figures.
Oh yeah you already answered that one.

b)
This is far more than you ever do, seeing as you never actually reveal your figures.


This was aimed at Tim Ireland who runs a personal website that does not sell advertising that is linked to visitor numbers, page views, unique visitors, or any other bullshit metric you choose. You do. You are using bullshit metrics. Fix it, admit you were wrong (although your comments here will do) AND BE HONEST.

Now why I started this post...


/rant mode


DG read all hereTaster :
As all internet users are aware, with opportunity comes responsibility. It is therefore essential for the wider online community to embrace the transformational potential of Lifelong Learning. Only by harnessing the strategic possibilities of collaborative digital study can we work together to realise the multi-disciplinary educational benefits of electronic partnership.


And Tom Reynolds. Taster:
Reading the comments on my last post reminded me that I haven't really commented on comments. Here is a rough FAQ.


No mention of sock puppets tho +++No Carrier+++
 
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Talking of commenting on comments. I have a theory that some people write blogs in other people's comments.
 
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