Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-11-20/Traffic report

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Could I respectfully point out that various cricketers have scored "a hundred hundreds" (e.g. Sir Geoffrey of Boycott) and that Tendulkar's remarkable record refers to his international career. Perhaps "was the only person ever to score a hundred hundreds at international level" or similar? Ben MacDui 13:03, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Fair enough. Truth be told I know zilch about cricket, so I was bound to make some kind of mistake. Serendipodous 13:24, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • and "best cricketer"? Really? {{cn}}. {{pov}}. Champion, very good, highest profile, sure, but although twenty million Australians and anyone who believe in averages over totals are outnumbered by the billion Indians, there are plenty of alternatives, specifically the top two votegetters in the Wisden Cricketers of the Century. The-Pope (talk) 13:49, 24 November 2013 (UTC)‏

I'm a bit skeptical of the rationale for the view count of Climatic Research Unit email controversy. The views of Typhoon_Haiyan peaked on the 11th, and 12th, corresponding to media attention, then dropped off, to between 10 and 30 thousands views a day. That pattern seems plausible. While the CRU article page views jumped up on the 7th, the day the typhoon landed, the absolute level and patterns are very different. The peak day for Haiyan had almost 70K views, while CRU had almost 300K. Why on earth would there be four times as many views of the 2009 event as the current event? Haiyan views dropped a couple days later, but CRU views went up, over 375K on the 16th, and still over 200K yesterday, while Haiyan views are at 10K. Why are there 20 people viewing CRU for every person viewing the typhoon article? Why have Haiyan views dropped materially fromt he peak (as xpected) but CRU have not? Something doesn't add up.--S Philbrick(Talk) 18:29, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

I'm wondering if the whole global warming surge was manufactured; Haiyan views in the latest data are gone from the top 25, but the global warming articles are still there. I'm not sure though. Serendipodous 18:40, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm also sceptical about the assertion in the Signpost that climatologists separate weather events from climate change. While that would be scientifically sound, increasingly climatologists are fueling the "extreme weather is climate change." In fact, it was the main topic at the recent conference where the Phillipine representative cried while asking for "Climate Change reparations." --DHeyward (talk) 17:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)