Yesterday was a big day, I got over 100 visitors on my blog, and many of you have registered and tried the demo. Was it because of me posting about demo on identi.ca and metajack.im? Anyway, thank you all for taking time and trying, I have gotten strong motivation to keep up with XMPP topic because of your interest.
Couple of things that I wanted to mention: first, some of newly registered users seemed to drop out really quick. I'm guessing that was because they weren't able to see much action from the demo. I should have explained that if you have small number of subscriptions, chances are you'd have to wait for few minutes before seeing any data update. That's because the update generator chooses one station at a time every 15 seconds, so if you have only couple stations chosen, it'd take in average about 2 mins for updates to show up, given there are currently 17 stations total. So the hint is, if you want a real entertainment, subscribe at least to 8-9 stations, then you'll see it all rolling full speed.
There are also few cases where people dropped out not even finishing registration (initial greeting from Jabber still sits there for such accounts). I would be curious to know, what had happened there? Was it a slow script, browser crash or something else? I'd appreciate any feedback you could give.