posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by Phage
Which in one of the reasons I cautioned SO about determining the form factor used by the content contributors. If the new site design makes the
content creators either leave or create less content, then the content consumers (the vast majority of page visits I assume) will continue to drop
regardless. With no valued content, viewers (regardless of platform) will leave.
I've seen this happen first hand, where a software design was tailored to cater to the consumer form factor, ignoring the form factor used by the
content producers. Once that happened, the content producers left in droves, quickly followed by the consumers. The content consumers in this case are
readers only...not providing any content (new threads, posts, replies, etc...). With nothing good to read, they leave with no qualms since they have
no vested interest in the content on the site that they did not create.