Milmud Editor’s Report 2019 [admin]
This is the Milmud Editor’s Report 2019 for the CLWG Business Meeting. I can’t be sure that I’ll be able to attend the meeting, but I’ll be with you in spirit if not.
Editor’s Report 2019
Restructuring Milmud as CLWG’s website
As directed at the previous business meeting the website has been collapsed into the Milmud domain, I’ve also fixed some of the hosting issues.
As one might expect, the most popular page (after the home page) was the programme (201 views). This was moved to Milmud after the conference last year, bringing all the CLWG info together onto https://milmud.cwlg.org/ (and variations on www.clwg.org or www.clwg.org.uk all forward to that address, making it easier to find us even if there are older URLs being used, either as bookmarks or links). In addition to the programme the constitution has also been copied over and is linked from the top banner along with the programme and details of how to write for Milmud. Thanks to Nick Luft for making that happen.
Milmud more popular than ever!
According to the wordpress stats Milmud has been even more popular in 2019 than in 2018, with 2,029 hits to the 3rd October against 1,409 for the whole of 2018. It has also gone up from an average of 2.49 views per visitor to 2.89, meaning that people who find it tend to load more pages.
We also had our best ever day in May 2019, with 72 views (we normally get about 5-20 per day). The audience is pretty international too, although you can see where we draw members from!
UK 1,370 views
Hong Kong 19
Most Read on Milmud
Excluding the home page, Programme and About CLWG pages, the most read post on Milmud in 2018-19 was Megagame Design Debate – a new way of designing megagames written by Jim Wallman in August 2017. This was closely followed by Andrew Hadley‘s Towards a Megagame Taxonomy from June 2016. The most read of the new posts this year was Nick Luft’s Each generation gets the games they deserve.
My favourite post as Editor was Nick’s one on CLWG aphorisms that he’s started to compile from the discussions we have. I recognised many of them, and I suspect most CLWG members will too. We might even have been heard to utter some of them. Sometimes more than once!
Milmud Articles by Author
Since the Conference in 2018 there have been 23 articles published on Milmud (before this one) from nine different authors. The most prolific were Peter Merritt and Nick Luft who both published 5 articles. You can see the rest of the stats below
2019 statsTable with the 2018-19 posts on Milmud by author, and their views to 3 Oct. The views are shown both for the new posts written in 2018-19 and also for all posts written by that author that were viewed in 2018-19. Only views in the 365 days to 3rd October 2019 are counted. NB not all of those with posts on Milmud are active members of CLWG.
|Views for |
|Total views |
|Nick Luft||5||176||248||Each Generation...
Adventures with Twine
More plastic cheese
|Peter Merritt||5||103||140||American Civil War Megagame [offside]
Jubilation T Cawnpone’s Art of War (and Survival)
Balkan Wars OpSys
Too Good For Children?
CLWG 2018 Conference #4
|James Kemp||3||58||108||Logistics and Strategy win...
Destructive and Formidable
Nine Years War Strategic
|Jim Wallman||2||57||241||Battle of Britain – 1970 Style
School Of Danger
|Brian Cameron||2||54||79||2019 CLWG Games Weekend
The Relief of Fort Stalwart
|Andrew Hadley||2||50||180||Island Fortress 1
Island Fortress 2
|Joe Robinson||1||34||34||Bright Lights, Greek Cities|
|Mukul Patel||1||26||52||Offside Report on Barwick Green|
|Jaap Boender||1||1||40||Onside report: Back in the Fold|
|Becky Ladley-Jones||0||0||25||No posts published in 2019|
|Marc Seutter||0||0||16||No posts published in 2019|
|Bernie Ganley||0||0||14||No posts published in 2019|
|Jonathan Pickles||0||0||13||No posts published in 2019|
|Ixmal Supermarine||0||0||8||No posts published in 2019|
|Bruce Walton||0||0||7||No posts published in 2019|
|Ben Moores||0||0||6||No posts published in 2019|
|Terry Martin||0||0||2||No posts published in 2019|
Last year the Golden Chestnut went to Nick Luft. He was again the most prolific contributor to Milmud this year. However the position was shared with Peter Merrit, so I am arbitrarily awarding the Golden Chestnut for milmud contributions to Pete. I think he deserves it.