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Omnimaga => Site Feedback and Questions => Topic started by: DJ Omnimaga on February 19, 2011, 12:20:14 am

Title: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 19, 2011, 12:20:14 am
There are loads of numbers in the forum stats page so I thought I would generate a graph of our daily post stats just for fun so you can see how our activity evolved over time. :D This was done by pasting all stats in Open Office then re-opening the saved cellsheet in Gnumeric. A few notes:

-The blue line with the red dots represents the daily posting stats, the black line is a 7 day moving average and the pink one is a 30 day moving average.

-Stats until Early 2008 are messed up because most of them are missing, so the rest is based on the monthly average.

-As you can notice, it seems that the recent arrival of many new TI-Nspire and Casio programmers have bumped the daily post count back in the high 300s, close to 400. ^^
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on February 19, 2011, 12:25:33 am
Whoa, what caused the spike in 2007?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 19, 2011, 12:29:52 am
Blame Netham45 and Tenniskid493. :P (Note, about 600 of these posts were made in two hours)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: leafy on February 19, 2011, 12:31:14 am
hooray come 2011 we can be as fast as spammers.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 19, 2011, 04:55:05 am
As long as we don't just spam. :P That giant spike in 2007 was only in the "Last post of the year" thread. Netham45 and Tk493 both happened to be two timezones behind the board time, though, so the stats showed 600+- posts on Jan 1st 2007 instead of Dec 31st 2006.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Munchor on February 19, 2011, 05:25:07 am
Blame Netham45 and Tenniskid493. :P (Note, about 600 of these posts were made in two hours)

Where was that?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Deep Toaster on February 19, 2011, 11:03:00 am
Blame Netham45 and Tenniskid493. :P (Note, about 600 of these posts were made in two hours)

Where was that?

New Years Eve, apparently. Celebrate with spam! ;D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Builderboy on February 19, 2011, 12:01:42 pm
[email protected] spike XD I saw that at first and i was like 'wtf??' :P

But seriously, this is really cool :D It really shows just how active Omnimaga has become, and how epic it is :D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 21, 2011, 03:21:06 pm
Yeah, I am curious what next year will be. Last October we had like 30% of what Simplemachines support board gets, which is a lot, but I am definitively curious about if that activity spike we had then was the highest possible or if it could be higher the next time. Sometimes the TI community activity can fluctuate. I remember in Late 2001 and Early 2002 barely anything major would get released, then things picked up again, same thing in 2007-08.

On a related note, it seems the 500+- posts days are back.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: yunhua98 on February 21, 2011, 03:45:04 pm
wow, thats amazing!  also, who got the last post of the year?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 21, 2011, 03:52:39 pm
I have no clue. It might be hard to check. :P (even harder if you meant 2006, since the database is gone...)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: yunhua98 on February 21, 2011, 03:53:12 pm
/me asks Netham45  ;D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 25, 2011, 04:57:33 pm
I wonder if it's because of the new TI-Nspire CX calculator news or the combined fact that Ndless 2.0 came out of beta and nDoom popularity skyrocketed, but for about 15 minutes now we registered quite a big spike of logged in users O.O (The screenshot to the left was taken 5 minutes after the others). Does anyone know what was the record? I saw 32 a few times before, but I'm not always online around this hour.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: yunhua98 on February 25, 2011, 05:01:10 pm
I had noticed that, and I was planning to include something about that in the *cough*http://ourl.ca/88645*cough*
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 25, 2011, 05:03:09 pm
I guess that could work.

Also we just had 38 a few minutes ago now. Post stats are steady since the past month, too.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: yunhua98 on February 25, 2011, 05:04:05 pm
I noticed how they majority of them are newer members
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Munchor on February 25, 2011, 05:04:39 pm
That's great DJ ;D

I think our guest spike is due to nDoom, maybe the user spike is because of the CX. Or maybe no particular reason.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 25, 2011, 05:05:18 pm
Yeah that too. Also I am happy that unlike on the old board, 90% of the logged in users aren't just staff. :P (We had like 2 active non-staff member :P)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: yunhua98 on February 25, 2011, 05:05:45 pm
Or maybe Omni's just that awesome.  Keep up the good work guys!  And thanks to DJ for founding this amazing site!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 25, 2011, 05:06:43 pm
Lol that could be that, but remember a lot of the staff and members contributed a lot too. :D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 20, 2011, 03:31:52 am
Hmm nice job keeping activity so consistent in the past few days guys. Not talking about the activity level itself, but rather the fact everyday was almost the exact same post count. :P

Wednesday 372
Thursday 366
Friday 364
Saturday 363

Last week this happened too from Sunday to Monday (351, 358 then 352). This kinda feels weird when it doesn't fluctuate more often at such level, considering a few years ago it was rather common to see a 80+- posts day the same month as a bunch of 10+- posts day. What's next? An entire week where everyday has 666 posts? O.O

And yeah it seems nDoom, Ndless 2.0 Beta, the Prizm hacking discussion (despite being lower since #prizm was created) and the several releases and updates lately has definitively brought activity back to October levels.

Let's just make sure to be ready if a popular game port ever gets slashdotted/engadgeted again, though, because gamers on the Internet, especially the ones that are more interested towards IRC than forums, are typically not the nicest or behaving kind of people, no offense to the few that actually are great people. I guess it might be good to set the chan +m again if that ever happens during a busy period. X.x Thankfully, we barely had any trouble on the forums, though.

Anyway, for a while we averaged at pretty close of 400 posts a day again and we started having more 400+ or even 500+ posts days again!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Xeda112358 on March 20, 2011, 03:37:45 am
Awesome! I hope it stays active like this!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 20, 2011, 03:40:30 am
Yeah me too. I hope to regain motivation eventually to be active again. I barely kept in touch with calc-related stuff in the past 3 days.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 28, 2011, 01:06:14 am
Despite this board being 31 months old, half of its posts were posted in the last 6 months! O.O
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on March 28, 2011, 01:09:17 am
Well, that's pretty flabbergasting how this forum grew exponentially, something along number of posts = constant^time :P
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: TIfanx1999 on March 28, 2011, 10:28:06 am
@DJ :O I guess it's nice to be popular! ^^
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 30, 2011, 04:32:44 pm
New pic: The answer to life, universe, the game and everything inside the online list.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: apcalc on March 30, 2011, 04:36:59 pm
Yay!  /me is a part of the answer to life, the universe, and everything! :D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Freyaday on March 30, 2011, 04:47:27 pm
I'm in a picture!/me faints.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: turiqwalrus on March 30, 2011, 05:22:26 pm
I don't seem to be in it ???
I have an omni tab open 24/7
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: ztrumpet on March 30, 2011, 05:23:18 pm
I don't seem to be in it ???
I have an omni tab open 24/7
It only registers the users that have changed what page they're on or clicked refresh in the past 30 minutes. :)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 30, 2011, 05:29:11 pm
Yep. I remember a forum where it tracked if people still had a tab opened, but for SMF this would refresh the page constantly, which would be annoying.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Deep Toaster on March 30, 2011, 06:18:02 pm
/me is in it ... of course.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: ralphdspam on March 30, 2011, 06:35:58 pm
Yay :D I'm in the picture!

Wait, what is the question to the answer? ???
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Deep Toaster on March 30, 2011, 06:39:32 pm
What do you get when you multiply six by nine?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on March 30, 2011, 07:08:17 pm
What do you get when you multiply six by nine?
The Game.

I'd probably be on omni more often but the proxy that replaced geekboy's got blocked, so I'm lucky to be able to use omnomirc :P
Great to see the activity still at such high levels tho :D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 30, 2011, 07:25:07 pm
Darl do you mean at home or at school? O.O
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on March 30, 2011, 07:28:56 pm
Darl do you mean at home or at school? O.O
At school.  I've been using go2, but it doesn't work too well unfortunately :P
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 30, 2011, 07:29:24 pm
I see. X.x Well at least at home you can still access then.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on March 30, 2011, 07:39:58 pm
Lolyeah...I've seen others being used successfully at my school so I just need to do a little looking.

Code: [Select]
A trick that works with some sites...https:// instead of http://
There's a bunch of people at my school that use facebook that way
Would it be possible to do that here?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 06, 2011, 07:56:31 pm
Yeah that works too... in certain browsers. Sadly Idk how to allow that.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Ashbad on April 06, 2011, 08:46:50 pm
Yeah, I learned that it doesn't work here with IE.  But I think it does with firefox.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on April 06, 2011, 08:53:11 pm
My school uses IE, and it works for them.

btw that's why I have firefox portable
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on April 06, 2011, 10:18:24 pm
Well, for the https trick, the website must have it enabled, not all of them enabled it though. So it's supposed to work for all browsers who can support encryption or something (i.e. all of them).
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Darl181 on April 06, 2011, 10:18:58 pm
So, I guess the big question is--can it be enabled here? ;D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on April 06, 2011, 10:25:08 pm
Whoever with access of the hosting or FTP, you may want to look at it, or ask said hosting for https.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 17, 2011, 02:11:03 am
Yeah. Personally I don't feel like messing with that right now.

Maybe at one point I should give you access, but I'm kinda scared of what your friends might do to the site O.O (after what they did with your server and stuff, such as on IRC x.x)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Munchor on April 17, 2011, 02:12:01 am
Yeah. Personally I don't feel like messing with that right now.

Maybe at one point I should give you access, but I'm kinda scared of what your friends might do to the site O.O (after what they did with your server and stuff, such as on IRC x.x)

And what if he was hacked?
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 17, 2011, 02:13:17 am
Yeah this is why I was always a bit relunctant, because his Minecraft and IRC server has a huge history of getting hacked by people that know him, who always manages to get his passwords, even Gmail and stuff. Otherwise I trust him personally.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Munchor on April 17, 2011, 05:30:02 am
Yeah this is why I was always a bit relunctant, because his Minecraft and IRC server has a huge history of getting hacked by people that know him, who always manages to get his passwords, even Gmail and stuff. Otherwise I trust him personally.

Maybe he could improve his security? Not sure if it would work :S
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 20, 2011, 11:22:06 pm
He should stop giving admin access to his "friends" that did that. I think the issue is Minecraft x.x

Back on topic, there were two 600+ post days recently! O.O (April 13th and 17th, although on 13th I think 15% of those posts were Scout's :P)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on April 20, 2011, 11:51:06 pm
Well, it didn't happened since a while, and we have better security now (geekboy will tell you), both personally and on the Minecraft server, he will never get my password again :P Also they are not interested in trolling Omni anyway.

And, on topic, I think we'll break our 700+ post a day record really soon.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 24, 2011, 02:23:58 pm
Ah ok cool to hear. I think you should really avoid giving any privileges to them because they aren't trustable. Maybe they wouldn't troll Omni directly but do harm on the site for the only reason that you have privileges on it.

And yeah I saw one of the 600+ posts days was close to 700. Unfortunately I think it's gonna take a long while to beat, though, because we're entering activity crunch time now (thanks to Easter and exams).  I wouldn't be surprised if we even had a bunch of days under 200 posts too.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 01, 2011, 03:14:03 am
So it looks like May was a bit more active than I expected it to be. I was expecting something in the 8000 posts range, but it seems the earlier contest boosted activity during the second half of the month and we even got another 600+ posts day :D

Also notice how consistent our average seems to be since October or so. Since then it always remained in the 325-425 posts/day range and even with that expected activity collapse at the end of April, every day had at least 200 posts and now we're into a record streak of 300+ posts days (24 as of tonight). O.O

(On a side note from now on I'll upload the monthly posts graph in this thread, so I don't have to ask an admin to update the one in the post stats page every month)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on June 01, 2011, 03:40:20 am
Also 500 topics and 1020158 page views in May, yay for breaking milestones :D
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Munchor on June 01, 2011, 08:33:11 am
We're posting more than double than last year and maintaining more or less same amount of posts each month, great news, fantastic!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 30, 2011, 12:26:51 am
Ok, so June 2011 was possibly the most fucked up month in a looong while here, in terms of forum posting activity, even more than October 2010. October 2010 was more active than usual, but its activity accross the month was proportional with previous October months.

Now check June 2011 and compare with 2009 and 2010. It's like the complete opposite :crazy:
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: fb39ca4 on June 30, 2011, 12:53:54 am
Well, I hope the posts/month stays >9000! in the future. :)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Deep Toaster on June 30, 2011, 12:55:12 pm
wat O.O

Over 9.000 months with over 9000 posts each?

WAT ()))?!

EDIT: Meant "WAT 9000?!" :P
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 01, 2011, 02:16:27 am
Lol that would be nice. Finally this month we had under 9K, but we were pretty close. Honestly I was expecting 8000 in May and 11000 in June, but then the opposite happened.

I updated the graph in the stats page.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: XVicarious on July 01, 2011, 02:41:24 am
Damn, soooooooo close too... Less than 100 posts... Less than 75.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: fb39ca4 on July 01, 2011, 02:52:38 am
72 posts away...sigh. If I had come back to omni earlier things might have been different.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Deep Toaster on July 01, 2011, 01:18:45 pm
Btw we're approaching 65536 posts :w00t:
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: pianoman on July 01, 2011, 01:22:26 pm
NO! SO CLOSE!

BTW: A BELATED HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY TO EVERYONE!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on July 01, 2011, 01:25:09 pm
Oh god so close D:

Also that was last Tuesday pianoman.

And yay I broke my monthly posting record with 261 posts.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 01, 2011, 02:36:51 pm
I wonder if this year we will have 100K? Seems like we're going towards that, and we would need less than 6000 posts a month in average, but since the community lost a lot of regular members in the past few months I'm wondering if the new ones will balance things out?

EDIT: Holy crap, Cemetech had one heck of a giant drop in posts per day too this month. They even had a few 30-40 post days and they used to have 200 (even close to 300) every few day O.O

http://cemetech.net/about/stats.php

And UTI has like one post a day
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on September 01, 2011, 04:03:31 am
The new graph, for Juju
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Juju on September 01, 2011, 04:08:13 am
Thanks :)

Updated the stats page.
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on September 01, 2011, 04:42:19 pm
Cool ^^

It needed a small update considering it was 2 months out of date. :P

EDIT: October update of the graph for Juju

EDIT: Feb!
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Sorunome on July 30, 2015, 09:46:48 am
Remember https://status.ourl.ca/statsgraph.php ?
Well, yeah, it is the image linked on the stats page.
I fixed some glitches up and added back the avarage-7 and avarage-30!
Not only that, the light blue on the bottom is the number of new topics on that day!

There are even some more hidden features with stuff you can do over the URL parameters:
start: the start date of the graph, in the format YYYY-MM-DD
end: the end date of the graph, in the format YYYY-MM-DD
height: the height of the resulting image in pixels, max is 1000

For example to get the posts between 12th March 2005 and 31st December 2011 with a height of 800 pixels you do: https://status.ourl.ca/statsgraph.php?start=2005-05-12&end=2011-12-31&height=800
Or all posts since 1st Jan 2015 with a height of 500 pixels: https://status.ourl.ca/statsgraph.php?start=2015-01-01&height=500

Enjoy!

Also legit 4-year necro ^.^
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Eeems on July 30, 2015, 11:02:07 am
I sure hope you committed your changes for this to the repo, that and possibly updated statsgraph2's implementation to match ;)
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Sorunome on July 31, 2015, 06:56:30 am
I sure hope you committed your changes for this to the repo, that and possibly updated statsgraph2's implementation to match ;)
By now, yes :P
Title: Re: Forum post statistics
Post by: Eeems on July 31, 2015, 06:23:10 pm
Not to mention all the fixing up and addition to statsgraph2 (http://status.ourl.ca/statsgraph2.php?type=timeline) we did.