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Joel on Software Forum - statistics

I was searching google and came across this site:
http://www.usabilitymustdie.com/jos/WW_All_Members.html

A site showing all the total posts to this site.

Ian Stallings
Sunday, January 12, 2003

Didn't know there was a league.

I'll just have to give up on the pseudonyms.

Stephen Jones
Sunday, January 12, 2003

What other sites does the guy keep statistics on, and why?

Having looked through his site and the links I am tempted to repeat the phrase Joel hates so much - "they just don't get it".

Usability gurus are not taking movie and multi-media total experience web sites into account. Yea, connect to them with a 40Kbps modem connection and the experience consists of waiting for the movie to buffer and you'll see why.

They don't concern themselves with "creativity" and good graphic design skills. No reason why they should. You get the framework and the navigation worked out OK, and then if you've got good taste the design will look great, and if you haven't it still will because you'll go out and hire somebody who has got it.

I could go on, but we'll leave it for another day.

Stephen Jones
Sunday, January 12, 2003

Yeah, I found that site a couple of months ago via Google as well.

Do I find those links useful?  Not really since they are archived postings.  Now having said this, I have to admit that I have read several archived posts.   

one programmer's opinion
Sunday, January 12, 2003

Chris McEnvoy set it up a while back, and posted to let us know.  Its part of some study he's doing.

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=13670&ixReplies=15

I'm surprised to see I'm still at the top - I've been trying to cut down :)

Ged Byrne
Sunday, January 12, 2003

I think I've gone up a place, hmmm this is probably not a good thing.

Simon Lucy
Monday, January 13, 2003

I hope this does not lead to

tapiwa
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

one line posts, which are not too dissimilar to

tapiwa
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

the slashdot first post syndrome :)

tapiwa
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Hey,

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

these kind of posts are a lot easier to read

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

than the other kind :)

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Perhaps this will serve

Brent P. Newhall
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

to spawn a new form of posts

Brent P. Newhall
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

written as haiku?

Brent P. Newhall
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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