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Comment system challenged

Close readers to may have noticed that the number of comments with stories said 0 for a time today, even though comments were there.

That's because the platform, disqus, temporarily stopped comment counting in heavy use of its system today.

The totals are restored and at no time were comments blocked today.

This is just an example of online reading of news today spiking around the world. The New York Times reports huge traffic, for example.

Our traffic is high too, with great interest in the downtown State College celebration, as you would expect. I'll give a traffic count tomorrow.

As for April, our final count is in and 518,641 unique visitors stopped at at least once during the month.

That's a great number. Thanks all.