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Postby DrewJensen » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:16 am

The forum went up on Nov 17 according to the logs - but truth is we can also say it went live on Nov 28th, the day the announcements went out on the Openoffice.org mailing lists and the associated blogs.

We started with just about 50 accounts - those we invited for the testing period - today we have 2057, so a legitimate 2000 new sign ups in 47 days.

There is also 6498 new posts in that time.

Assuming the rate stays the same that is 15,512 members and 51,845 posts by the end of our first year.

Point of comparison, it was 10 months and 5 days for 2000 registrations at OOoForum.
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:11 pm

DrewJensen wrote:Point of comparison, it was 10 months and 5 days for 2000 registrations at OOoForum.

Do you mean when it started (in 2002) ? Context was rather different because OOo was not so widespread.

 Edit: As a comparison, I took the number of members having subscribed to oooforum since Nov. 28th : 962. 
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Re: 47 days

Postby hol.sten » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:58 pm

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
 Edit: As a comparison, I took the number of members having subscribed to oooforum since Nov. 28th : 962. 

It would be much more interesting to know, how many members subscribed to this forum without being subscribed to oooforum since Nov. 28th.
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Re: 47 days

Postby DrewJensen » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:40 pm

That would be interesting, yes. ( hmmm - screen name would not be perfect, but probably close enough to accurate )

I would also be interested to know how many are subscribing here but do not have an account at OpenOffice.org. My gut feeling is that this is fairly high.

Since I'm playing with numbers:

Redirects to Wiki hosted Guides via dedicated forum header:
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Writer 1114
Calc 678
Impress 288
Draw 103
Basic 606

Math and Base have no links setup at the moment.
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:51 pm

It's now 100 days :!:

Here is how it goes. Nearly 30 new users per day.
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Re: 47 days

Postby acknak » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:43 pm

Interesting that the posting rate has hardly changed at all over that time. One might expect that the posting rate would be simply related to the membership count, but if that were true, then the posting rate should be increasing (bending upward; getting more steep), which it isn't.

I guess this comes from the fact that most people register only to post one question, or one question every 6 months--something longer than this graph would show.

Which comes back to one of our early intents: can we provide a way for people to post a question without registering? Is really seems inappropriate to register all these "users", given that the most common usage pattern is for them to ask one question and then never come back.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record (boy is that an obsolete idiom!), but the Mozilla folks have done this. Check out the page you get if you click <<ask your question in the forum>> from their forum front page. Very nice.

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Re: 47 days

Postby kabing » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:29 am

Guest posting can certainly have its advantages. When I first became active on the Neooffice forums at trinity, guest posting was permitted. I even used it once or twice when I was away from home and had forgotten my password.

Unfortunately, the trinity administrators eventually had to eliminate guest posting do to a disturbing increase in offensive spam. The admins tried very hard to develop a more bot-resistant guest posting process, but in the end they reluctantly decided the only workable solution was to elminate guest posting alltogether.

That's not to say it shouldn't be tried here, but we should be aware of the risks.

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Re: 47 days

Postby Villeroy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:07 am

Hagar de l'Est wrote:It's now 100 days :!:

Here is how it goes. Nearly 30 new users per day.

It is nearly 30 new users with almost no spam-bots, right?
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:09 am

Villeroy wrote:It is nearly 30 new users with almost no spam-bots, right?

Right, I only take into account the counts at bottom of the board page so I guess there are only valid users.
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200 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:53 pm

200 days now.
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Re: 47 days

Postby TerryE » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:28 am

Not sure about the 200 days. It's nearer 250 by my counting. However it you look the graphs aren't quite flat. There are define breaks about 3 months ago (getting a decent link on the OOo site?) and six months ago. The inflections in the posting graphs are about 84 days ago and 168 days ago, giving an average daily posting rate of 60, 145 and 185 as we move forward over these three periods, so posting volumes have been climbing. Likewise registrations have jumped from 29 per day to 38 per day over the last two 90 day periods.

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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:44 am

As said by Drew in the first post of this thread, I took day 1 as Nov. 28th, 2007.
The 3 months ago break was the forum link in the OOo newsletter.
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:18 pm

Related to that, I often monitor the number of users online.

Max. number had remained 98 from the beginning and seems to be the moment the message went on the mailing list:
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It seems that the issue with the server few minutes ago kept all the connections and we have an impressive figure now:
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I don't know if we've stats about the online volume of users but this figure is steadily increasing! 67 being the maximum I've seen. Mid afternoon Paris time gives usually between 50 and 65.

BTW, we just hit the 12,000 members level!
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:25 pm

Today is day 500! and more than 18000 users.
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:14 pm

An update after reaching 40,000 topics today:
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Re: 47 days

Postby floris v » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:25 pm

What's the weird hunch? Did somebody delete a number of user accounts?
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:33 pm

No idea. There was the question of the old accounts banned for spam too that have to be deleted. But the script has not been implemented yet (not a big issue however).
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Re: 47 days

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:32 am

This forum has been launched 4 years ago today and is still doing rather well. The new users rate has not really changed, especially after the LibreOffice fork one year ago and the donation of OOo by Oracle to the Apache Software Foundation (and despite the lack of new release since).

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Let's hope that life on ASF servers will be fine too and that future releases will come soon.
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Re: 47 days

Postby floris v » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:34 am

:bravo: Keep 'em coming. :super:
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