I have been keeping track of site statistics since October 2016 and I recently noticed a sharp drop in the number of visitors per day (as reported on Area 51):

  • 10.04: 140 (it had been this low for several days)
  • 11.04: 134
  • 12.04: ? (forgot to record the data)
  • 13.04: 94
  • 14.04: 42
  • 15.04: 3 so far

Is this a bug, or are we really losing traffic that badly?

Note: Rand al'Thor noticed a similar issue on Literature Stack Exchange.

  • I've been doing a little "proselytizing" at my university. Hopefully I'm not scaring people away!
    – Hatchet
    Apr 24, 2018 at 5:17
  • Thank you, apostle Hatchet ;-) It's just the statistics that are (still) broken.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Apr 24, 2018 at 8:09

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Yes, it seems to be so.

These two Meta.SE questions seem to be relevant:

Update 03.07.2018: it seems that the visits/day issue was fixed today or yesterday, at least on Area51, where it says that we currently have 151 visits per day. (This number is too low for graduated sites but plausible for our site.)

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