What is the best way of presenting on graphs the popularity of threads by plotting post and viewer numbers? Is it good to show these at their max at a point in time or maybe analyse for change in these figures each week to plot the popularity then die off in interest then maybe ongoing residual interest. Why is it that some threads "go viral" and hit a high popularly? Is the site being trawled by computers looking for key words that come up as viewers? Maybe we could go fishing for these by putting up words that do not make any sense on their own but will excite computers! Generally it appears that the number of threads is proportional to the number of views because it keeps putting the thread up in the "new posts" lists. I need to prepare a graph that will best get across the popularity of the threads I have created to hopefully encourage others from my profession to participate in more public debate and discussions. Maybe a simple column graph with posts at the front and views at the back or alternatively I could go 3D and include a timeline and plot how these parameters change over time. I could show all the charts all lined up along a weeks since started time line or with staggered starts along a real time timeline in weeks.