The Archive offers access to files through our website and through direct links to files, but only the accesses through the website have been counted up until now.
Starting today, the Archive will start counted downloads that access the collections via direct links. This will effect some materials more than others. For instance the Music Netlabels often point directly to the files so this should show a more true count of their popularity.
Further, the “batting average” boxes are gone from collection pages and will be replaced in coming weeks with most popular today, this week, and this month.
Thank you all for the comments, and we hope this improves the browsability of the Archive.