Comments Are Back For Now

With added filters and moderation.

Here’s to all the trolls (the same three guys with 48 different IP addresses) in the comments who think we brought them back because visits went down.

We removed them on July 15. Here’s are our unique visitors since.

By day:

By week:

[The last one is less than three days.]

And as you can see, visits were up 3% since we took them down.

The commenters are not as important as they think they are and make up .1% of the audience. Without being rude to them (some are great, the finest people!), you are inconsequential to Crossing Broad, as a business. But, some of you are funny. Perhaps it’s time for an AMA.

Or maybe I’ll wait until after we roll out our Philly Sports Media Power Rankings in September.

Also, I’m back, baby.

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12 Comments

  • sponsored content August 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    THANK GOD

    Reply
  • Sean brace August 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Where did you go ?

    Reply
  • Esports are the future August 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Fortnite kid won $3 million during the downtime… how was I supposed to remind everyone that Esports are the Future??

    How am I supposed to CHIP?! WITH THAT GOING ON DOUG?!

    Reply
  • Slowpoke Rodriguez August 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Hey Speedy.

    Reply
  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend August 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I haven’t been called inconsequential since my divorce. Those were the days.

    Reply
  • if you say so. August 13, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Unique visitors were unchanged, but how about page views (and as a result, ad views) ? Not doubting you, but I think we’re probably not hearing the whole story. That’s to be expected; why would you tell outsiders anything about how you choose to run your business. That being said, you put the comments back and made a post about it for a reason.

    Reply
    • Kyle Scott August 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      page views also up slightly and really not relevant to bottom line

      Reply
  • Cole August 13, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Did cynch drop you guys like a hot potato?

    Reply
  • Kate Devlin August 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Well I hope everyone is having a great summer. Is it Friday yet? LOL!

    Reply
  • Dean Domino August 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I remember the comments on a post about Ryan Howard’s retirement being way over the line racist. Then the ability to comment was gone like the next day.

    Is that when you decided to pull them?

    Reply
  • Long Term View August 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Do it again for 6 months + please.

    Reply
  • Ruben's Left Nut August 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Sorry, I’m late!

    Reply
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