Thought it would be interesting to see the impact of his ban on postings and page views. Here is the raw data for the four months prior, and four months following: Month Page Views User Posts April 147,993 7,628 May 137,147 6,652 June 161,055 7,675 July 202,848 11,361 August 190,158 9,124 September 155,389 6,113 October 157,722 8,698 November 152,641 8,729 So what happens with Castle gone? Average page views are up 1.06%, but average posts are down 1.96% (163 posts per month). Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a good way to calculate how much of the net post change is the loss of his posts. I suspect he posts more than 163 times per month, which would mean that other users increased their posting after he left, but I have no single user level report data. I believe the page views statistic may demonstrate this -- more users interacting with the site means more page views than a single user would cause. The other flaw in this analysis is that I lack comparison data for the period in prior years. Maybe the pattern observed happens anyway, due to vacations and such.