Newsnet Scotland – 2 Million …. and rising

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As part of the regular update for Newsnet Scotland readers, we can announce that the site has now passed through the 2 million page view barrier and is going from strength to strength.

The team would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit, post comments, contribute articles and of course promote us.  As ever, we have to thank Mr Kenneth Roy and Mr Gerry Hassan and others for allowing us to reproduce their work.

 


As part of the regular update for Newsnet Scotland readers, we can announce that the site has now passed through the 2 million page view barrier and is going from strength to strength.

The team would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit, post comments, contribute articles and of course promote us.  As ever, we have to thank Mr Kenneth Roy and Mr Gerry Hassan and others for allowing us to reproduce their work.

We have also visitors from many other sites as a result of comments posted by Newsnet Scotland readers onto other forums.  It is a measure of the success of the site that the BBC continues to prevent mention of it on their publicly funded internet forums.

A summary of our current stats can be seen below:

  • Total Page Views – 2 Million
  • Average daily page views – 21,000
  • Total unique visitors – 70,000
  • Site Hits – 12 Million

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the very many posters for their good conduct and the informative nature of almost all of the comments.  Almost 800 registered members, (Welcome to the latest member ‘Dourcemucoumb’) have posted over 8,600 comments.  We would also like to confirm that the email addresses of anyone registering with the site are not divulged to any third party.

Some posters believe that their posts have been unjustly removed or edited, and every so often they may be correct.  However we are a small team and must err on the side of caution, that is why we urge posters to exercise restraint when commenting, it saves us having to remove otherwise informative posts.

The site has covered stories from a standpoint rarely seen in Scotland, that of supporting major constitutional change and ultimately independence, and will continue to do so.  We pride ourselves in being accurate and where necessary, have altered our own articles when inaccuracies are pointed out or criticism levelled.

It takes time to draft articles and there are stories that we would love to cover but simply cannot.  This is why we strongly urge our visitors to create their own articles, that way more stories are covered and the site accurately reflects the feelings of average Scots.  The aim is to create a community news site that can serve as a counter to Scotland’s current main stream media, a media that we believe is unhealthy for democracy due to its one sided nature.  We would also like to point out that we offer anonymity to any contributor wishing to send us an article.

From this Thursday, Sept 02nd until Saturday Sept 11th the site will be maintained by a skeleton crew, this means that there will be fewer articles during this period.   This will allow the team to take a much needed break and return, batteries fully charged, as we head towards May 2011.

The site relies on the good will of its many readers and the unheralded contributions from many who take the time to send us leads and suggestions.  The image that we have placed alongside this article was sent to us by one such reader.  We apologise for not responding to all messages and for not taking up all suggestions, it just isn’t possible.

Finally, we would also like to take the opportunity to thank those of you who made donations to the site, from the USA, Australia, Europe and of course Scotland – they are very greatly appreciated and will be used wisely.

Online Editor