Yes, things are pretty much back up to normal, according to google analytics. The "active" users are calculated very differently than in VB, so the two are not comparable. Alexa is garbage. We are constantly monitoring google analytics. There has actually been an uptick in visitors, but a slight drop in pageviews - something like 5%. If you want to know what Alexa is down, check our where we are most popular, besides the US. We don't actually have that many Pakistani and Bangladeshi users, and we have flagged Indian registration. Spam on the old system was rampant, and actually drove up our stats. Like I tell my students - do not trust numbers unless you understand them. Woah, scratch that. In google analytics, unique visitors are actually on an upswing, and at least in the last day or so, have been higher than it has ever been, by a significant margin. I don't have access to registration numbers right now. Actually, we have had no outtages, and we are working on the load speed. The difference is actually not merely academic. We did have outtages before, and there are really 2 things that can kill a forum - bad moderation, and speed. The old, highly hacked system was crumbling, we had no way of rebuilding it With this system, we are working actively with the developers to increase the speed and build features. I was talking to the CTO of The Huddler, and we got the white spaces problem at least partially resolved, in a day. There is no way we could have done that on our own. If you want a superfast system, as a stopgap measure, I would use Chrome, on which Styleforum seems to perform well for everyone. We are analyzing the behavior of users, from lurkers with no posts to guys who don't stop typing for even a minute, and testing it against historical data. There is an expected level of adjustment, after which we should expect to see similar, or even better, postings. This analysis is fairly complicated, requires an expert user, and I'm not done/have other things to attend to here. However, google analytics indicate that traffic is pretty much back up to normal, and we hope to be on an uptrend very soon. This is not to say that there are not issues with the new system. However, it is a new, hopeful thing, while are old system was lumbering towards destruction. Edit - they are now officially on an uptrend.