Re(5): Listener 4376 - Trapped by 'Eck IP: 188.8.131.52 Posted on January 4, 2016 at 08:47:30 AM by Shirley Curran
Andrew, we get the viewing statistics on the website where we publish Listen With Others and I just checked there and found that in the week after your puzzle solution was published, even though it was Christmas week, there were 261 views, so I suspect that the enthusiasm is still there even if a number of people 'lurk' and, sadly, say nothing.
I, too, openly go to the Answerbank and sometimes comment very generally (never including the slightest hint) but only after completing a puzzle. I think we keep that site very clean and react if ever a hint does appear.
The other STMNBM is embarrassingly explicit but I imagine setters visit only to see what it is saying about their own - our recent one was spelled out for solvers there. The level of queries and responses there is so basic that I doubt there are any really seriously committed solvers participating (but as you say, it can be amusing). Replies: