Hey all. Anne from Mad Art Lab here. I’m invading the Skepchick main site on behalf of the Lab to stage a protest.
You see, over on the Lab’s behind-the-scenes dashboard, we mere contributors can no longer see our site stats. For a bunch of affirmation junkies like us (artists just want attention, you know), this is a cruel and unusual fate.
Why can we no longer view site stats? Well, you see, Mad Art Lab is actually pretty popular. Certain posts, anyway. Certain Mad Art Lab posts have been so popular *cough* Ryan’s post about ladies’ fantasy armor *cough* that they’ve actually crashed the ENTIRE Skepchick network. So, the back end has had to be reconfigured a few times, and during one of these transitions, we apparently lost access to our stats.
In the absence of data, we’ve forced to estimate just how popular we are. For a sense of scale, I’m comparing Mad Art Lab’s popularity with that of a couple other popular things:
Again, this is just an estimation, but gosh darn it, we certainly deserve to be popular! We’ve got oodles of thought-provoking posts, from gorgeous photography to a weekly writing contest that could win you an illustration of your story, from skeptical tunes to nerdy food and drink, from feminism in pop culture to our Mad Quickies thrice-weekly link roundup. Come check out our ugly things, and maybe show off some of your own! I would tell you what our most popular posts are, but I can’t look that up right now. ¬_¬
In conclusion: give us back our stats, or we may be forced to hijack this site with bad charts once more!
-Anne and the Mad Art Lab rats