Moderators are banned from posting information about the site statistics in a public location, but what about blog stats? Is it okay to discuss anything about the stats, and if so, where would one draw the line?

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    Blog stats are in a completely separate location, accessible only through the blog, as far as I know. I imagine the line would be right there -- either it's information related to the blog or to the SE site. There isn't much room for ambiguity.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Sep 13, 2011 at 4:56

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Blog stats should be treated the same way we treat site stats:

Don't show the actual numbers, but feel free to discuss the trends with your users.

"We had a big spike on April 10th from such-and-such post" <--- Good

"On April 10th we had 12,234 page views which is a huge increase our average of 3,147." <--- Bad

"On April 10th we saw about a four-fold increase on our average traffic from such-and-such post" <--- Good

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    Why can't the exact numbers be public information?
    – Pekka
    Sep 13, 2011 at 20:09

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