[SpamCop-List] Re: Statistics
MikeE at ster.invalid
Sun Sep 26 09:31:30 EDT 2004
> "Mike Easter"
>> I wonder just how, not *exactly* - but /roughly/, an undercover
>> tweak has such an impact on those two values for any given second,
>> hour, or week.
> It has a lot of us wondering, it also renders the stats useless as a
> kind of bellweather or indicator. Previously (before this summer) my
> spam amount qualitatively behaved like the stats, ie up when the
> stats were up, and down when they were down. Now there is no
> correlation whatsoever. What's so secret about the method of counting
> stats anyway? Surely that information cannot be helpful to spammers
> in any way.
Ellen's comment on the undercover tweak actually was to address the
thread which was initiated about what happened Mon Sep 20 that changed
things most recently.
My 'new' thread here was initiated about what was the condition of the
stats a year ago, which changed dramatically in July, and then changed
again dramatically Monday.
So, addressing the larger issue and the tweaking would become a lot more
complicated; as it is likely that tweaks take place all of the time and
'snowball' themselves into complete makeovers evolutionarily over the
course of a year or 3 months which can't be easily described.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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