Seattle Community Media's annual End of Summer closure will happen at the end of August. The dates affected are August 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 and September 2 (Labor Day). During that time the Studio and Community Room will be closed. SCM staff will not take calls and will not respond to emails or phone messages during the closure.
Producers please note that we will not be scheduling new programs during the closure! Programming for this period will be similar to what we have done in past years. We will repeat the programming week of August 4 - August 10 during the first week of the closure, beginning August 18. We will repeat the programming week of August 11 - 17 during the second week of the closure, beginning August 25. We will repeat the programming of August 11, 12 and 13 on Sept 1, 2 and 3.
The programming of new content/shows will resume Wednesday, September 4.
Site/Visitor Counter on the public website - some insights
A hit counter was just added to the public website, and it was set to start counting where the legacy site left off. HOWEVER...
We will see a dramatically lower number of visits - the old site was counting every visit - legitimate or not. There are/were 300 or so visits per day by "foreign" countries in attempts to create bogus accounts. The new site has security features to block these, and also any other malicious access to the site. The result is a safer site, but at the expense of the apparent number of visitors to the site being lower.
More importantly however, a very large bulk of traffic to the legacy site was the producers themselves doing production tasks. ALL of that traffic will now being on the producer site, so again, the visitor count on the public site will reflect that.