deliberately ignoring problems I know are going to crop up, waiting until someone complains, and then starting over isn't really how i do my development. I'm not telling you I'm not going to change it, I'm just telling you why we are where we are.
There is a way to fix both issues, but it would have a performance impact and ultimately it's a basic tracker supposed to give you a good rough idea without having to do anything. I definitely recommend that people who really want to go in depth with their stats are better off using external analytics tools, like google analytics, this is what websites all over the net do, most people don't really roll their own analytics, because there's a lot to it.
Again, not saying that I won't change it, I'll pop this on the issue tracker, I just need to figure out a good way that won't just replace one problem with another, or require me to track each visit individually, rather than just tallying them like I am now. (for performance reasons)
well I mean there's cons to both ways. I feel like people changing their time zone at some point (e.g. because they moved, or because our current system currently completely ignores DST, which is also on my to-fix list) and then thinking they got a bump or lull in viewers is not like a complete non-issue. It's a bit messy, but right now at least it always tracks exactly one day of viewers.
stats are currently tracked in UTC. I believe my reasoning at the time was that I didn't want changing your comic time zone to mess up the stat counter (and cut a day short or have a day be longer than 24 hours), although at this point, I'm not really sure that's worth the inconvenience caused by it.
if you want to keep the comments, edit the page and just replace the image.
if you do not want to keep the comments, delete and replace. order of operation does not matter. your URLs will change for the duration that there's either two pages or one less page, depending on the order, but once the new page is up, everything will return to normal.
you can of course also just edit the image and then manually delete all the comments, this has the advantage that the permalink (but not the image file link) also stays the same, but if you don't use those anyway, that doesn't matter
best way is to hit the "report post" button on one of their posts, next to the send PM button (one post is enough if it's all the same user, there's a purge button in the mod cp). I didn't actually get any reports for this one, but I saw this thread so it's all good.
e: actually i got a bunch of reports, not sure what happened there, I must be blind
and by the way, they probably didn't really expect anyone to click on the links here, it's more of a SEO thing where by having links with their keywords attached, they improve their google rank or whatever
well, not purposely so. I really ought to give both layout documentation threads a good old makeover (I'll pop that on the issue tracker). In general though, if there's something you want that you can't find, you can just ask for it and if there aren't any complications, I'll add it