The cost of running Slugger…

Here’s some interesting figures from the site’s logs. So far we’ve shipped 41.15 Gig of bandwidth in August. That compares with: 89.27 Gig for July; 76.53 Gig in June; and 78.23 Gig in May. Some of that is reflected in the lengthening threads combined with daily visits of around 6,000 during weekdays (which is pretty high compared to previous summers). The deal we have at the moment means that almost £100 goes out of my account each month, just to keep this forum open. I guess we could close the comments zone, and downgrade the server, but… most of the time, that’s where a lot of the valuable conversation arises from…

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Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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