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1 December 2018

We're delighted to have archived Volume 7 Number 11 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 23 Features, 17 commented News stories, 30 Editor's Notes (which included 160 items of interest), 2 reviews and 1 site note for a total of 73 stories.

November's work also included 32 stories illustrated wth 170 images. And, while we don't usually report this number, a rather high five obituaries.

OUR READERSHIP numbers mirrored last month -- except for one small detail. They aren't complete. And not because we haven't gotten the final figures yet but because six days were unreported. A week.

If we just add six days of our daily averages, we end up with a new record high for most categories including unique sites. And we would have served nearly a million pages.

We find Web stats not very convincing of anything other than trends.

OUR TOP STORY was Jungblut's Pino Lella, even though it got off to a rocky start with Jungblut took it down in favor of an edit just after we had published the story.

That was followed by very closely by The Big Lunch, our story about an axe replica for the Big Game between Cal and Stanford (which is being played today).

Following those two were our news story about the Sigma 60-600mm zoom, our slide show about A Long-Ago Halloween and a news story about Adobe's Spiderman contest.

You know, if the numbers can be believed.

ON THANKSGIVING we were chatting with one of our nephews who asked what exactly the subject of Statistics is all about (like we'd know). He's a sports fan so we should have explained all those numbers he knows about the Giants hitters and pitcher and each Warrior's three-point percentage are actually statistics.

But Statistics isn't simply about numbers. It's what the numbers mean. Do hitters figure out a pitcher after the third time they've seen him? What's the relationship between three-pointers and turnovers? It's about understanding the numbers, the counts, the formulas. What they prove and what they don't prove.

We find Web stats not very convincing of anything other than trends. Even then, it's hard to measure the trends when there are gaps in the data.

But we have a feeling Photo Corners continues to matter to quite a few people. Which is reassuring because it certainly matters to us.

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