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“Gasp, gasp – I’m dying….”

04 Nov

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Below are posting stats of probably the best chat forum on the subject of the Lizzie Borden case.

Like the Grasberg mine in West Papua, Indonesia, it’s Archives are the repository of its own gold and copper riches.  freeport1

Yes, I’m talking about Stefani Koorey’s forum – the same forum for which she has blocked me from joining and inevitably removes my party mask of contrived digital personas when I have been discovered after slipping in under the radar.

Now look at these stats:

Number of new posts by month
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 0 0 0 432 1138 832 595 710 676 611 1145 1280
2005 1110 1148 1615 1978 1457 1769 1228 1051 1328 1145 1059 1019
2006 1144 1223 1172 1402 1561 1831 1350 1961 1688 1549 1512 1595
2007 1707 1328 1264 1397 908 915 1038 1430 908 1079 1171 1052
2008 1494 1157 978 715 733 1059 829 934 643 786 430 680
2009 473 540 603 577 377 482 606 960 504 370 38 0

The steady decline of posts began in April of 2007 when the 4 digit count was less than the same month of the prior year.  And since April of 2008, all but one month has been in 3 digits.   And we just had a wallapaloosa of a Lizzie Borden month this past October and yet only 370 posts.  Wassup?

I attribute the recent reductions due to the lack of postings from sister Kat Koorey who, when not asking to “cite your source” was meticulous in assuring accurate information on the multitude of threads.  Kat deserves credit as being the chief contributor (and top poster) to the quality of information.  Now that she’s MIA, the post count and quality has subsided.

Another contributing factor to the steady decline, IMHO, is attributable to the more recent absence of Shelley Dziedzic who also was a great contributor to the Forum’s content.  Her bright and breezy posts, not to mention the glorious photos, was a delight to all.  I’m sure she is missed by the 15 or so hard core regulars.  Shelley was the #2 top poster.

The point is, no matter what lack of, er, ah, cordiality exists between Stef and me, the Lizzie Borden forum is a terrific source of Bordenia, provided you have the determined patience of a Grasberg miner.

I would encourage all eager to learn more – novice or scholar – to check out those threads and archives.  You don’t have to join unless you want to actually post, but you certainly can take advantage of the riches of that mine without joining. The rewards are plentiful and the journey exciting.

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