The weblog was launched on 6 December 2009, and we had until 8 January 29,700 klicks (counting began only a few days after launching), with a total of 53 articles.
So far we deleted only one comment because of inadequate language. Unfortunately we had a few more cases with rude language; we ask our readers and commenters to avoid that. Also, one should keep in mind that even if we are our multilingual that our texts should be understandable for others – thus please use High-English/American, Hochdeutsch, and not slang. Avoid unnecessary abbreviations, even if they may be common on other blogs.
The survey among Klimazwiebel readers, ending 6. January 2010 had 62 participants, and resulted in the assessment that "Klimazwiebel is ...
- biased towards alarmism 5/ 8%
- biased towards denialists 2/ 3%
- open minded / honest broker 33/ 53%
- confusing 5/ 8%
- interesting 41/ 66%
- relevant 25/ 40%
- a place for ego-centrics 4/ 6%
- an opportunity for serious discussion 39/ 62%"
It is pleasing to see that quite a few participated, and that the votes seeing us as either biased alaramists or denialists were both small. That we confuse some is likely unavoidable, but that 66% find us interesting is encouraging.