It's because we are attracting so much traffic the poor thing started wheezing and puffing smoke and then one of the wheels fell off and the axle dug into the ground, which caused the whole darn thing to flip over, scattering stats everywhere. Staff is frantically scooping them up with flat shovels that are specially coated with rubber tips to avoid scratching.
They'll all have to be run through the Stat Sorter again and be carefully loaded back on to the Machine for eventual delivery to our hubs.
I know this is true because I just saw it happen in a corner of my alleged mind. Given the mess I saw, I'm surprised they expect to have it done in 5 hours.
You would not want to know what happens in the corners.
I've been there. It's scary. The main space is bad enough, but the corners? You are looking for trouble if you go there willingly.
I generally ignore my mind. It has never done me much good, has often caused trouble for me and has the unbelievable gall to think that it is in charge of everything connected to it. Combine that with the truly unbelievable stuff hanging out in the dark corners (not to mention the basement - ugh!!) and you can see why I advise staying out.
Stats are back. I forget how long they were out but really, does it matter? Most of us have Analytics so we have a pretty good idea of what's happening anyway. If you are here only for the money, you certainly have those figures, and it matters not a bit if it came from ten visitors or a thousand.
I think it is good that HP keeps us updated, though. That feedback is important even if the stats themselves really are not urgent.
Well, I think IzzyM should feel truly honored - Vicky signs up on HP and within seconds has found her new love and wants to send pictures and to talk (just not on here, in public view). And wants Izzy's email address!
And some people wonder why I'm not into social networking!