There's some good discussion going on in the comments of yesterday's post about the new version of the online Royal Institute Dictionary, version 0.9.
There's another new thing I haven't commented on yet: the visitor counter. It sits there at the bottom of the page and tells you are ผู้เยี่ยมชม (visitor) number whatever. It debuted late the night of the 7th. The afternoon of the 8th it was around 1700. Right now, not quite two days after its debut, it's at 5336.
Of course, it's not counting visitor's at all. It's counting page views, and only of the main page, a very unsophisticated way of measuring traffic. It's a very 1990s-era counter, but at least it's not a cheesy odometer graphic. I'm responsible for a few dozen of those hits, and just now I refreshed about 10 times just to watch the number go up.
I hope they're keeping better track on their end of things. I want to tell them about free and excellent tools like Google Analytics. But then maybe traffic stats are considered "official information" unsuitable to trust foreigners with.
All said, they're getting thousands of page views per day. That's more than I can claim...