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02.10.19

25,000 Blog Posts and Record Traffic

Posted in Site News at 1:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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TechRightsSummary: At a pace of nearly 2,000 posts per year (since 2006) we continue to grow and can use readers’ help

TO longtime readers it may not seem like it, based for example on the number of comments (a decade ago the culture of commenting was different and people did not need to sign in to comment), but over the past month or so we saw unprecedented traffic levels in this site. In a matter of weeks (a week or two) we will have published our 25,000th blog post and in a matter of months our IRC channels turn 11. Techrights itself is turning 13 later this year.

“Our transition to the new server environment wasn’t easy, but it’s pretty much complete now.”At the start of the year we stopped covering U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) affairs as much as we had done before, seeing that software patents were going away in the US and becoming more of a problem at the European Patent Office (EPO). We decided it would be better use of time to resume covering Free software and GNU/Linux affairs (as we did a decade or more ago). Our transition to the new server environment wasn’t easy, but it’s pretty much complete now. As usual, those willing to help us bear the hosting costs can donate. We don’t want to beg, but the option is always there. Other ways to support the site include linking to it or recommending it to others.

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