In the nine months since we converted to the new forum format we've had 111,698 page requests, plus an unknown number for News views, which are not separately tallied.
In the Forum about one reader in 26 adds a comment when reading a topic.
The "old forum" received 740,422 page views during its four years of activity. Unfortunately we cannot tell how many of those were related to spam attempts, as the software we were using was notoriously leaky and attack prone, which is why we had to abandon it. The two systems do not lend themselves to easy direct comparisons.