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Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:21 pm
by Hagar Delest
Again, nothing very new for this 2nd semester 2016.
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Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:20 am
by John_Ha
I have just seen the posts about cities.
Villeroy wrote:In Britain it takes no more than a cathedral plus a Queen's speech.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City#Disti ... _and_towns

St Davids, the smallest city is the UK, has a population of only 1,841 and, unless things have changed since I last visited it, doesn't even have any traffic lights!

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:26 pm
by Hagar Delest
Still the same trend.
Note that some spammers had not been moved to the banned group, hence the slight spike when I updated their group.

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Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:00 am
by Hagar Delest
Last year trend is very similar to previous ones, even if it seems to show a slight slow down.
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Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:37 am
by RusselB
I don't know how a reply post simply saying "Thanks. This solved my problem" (or similar) would show versus a new unsolved topic/post.
It seems to me that we might be getting more Thanks posts rather than even more Unsolved posts (even if the topic was solved in one (or more) previous posts.

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:39 am
by John_Ha
The solved posts looks remarkably low at 39% (30,000 out of 76,000) but it does cover the entire time span.

Is there an accurate figure for the percentage of "started in 2017" topics solved? I cannot read off the figures from the graph accurately enough to calculate it.

Judging by the Writer forum, I would estimate that 80% or more of topics started during 2017 were actually solved. Unfortunately, many posters seem just stop posting without saying it is fixed or marking the thread solved.

I am pretty horrified at the number of spam posts the Mods filter out!

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:07 am
by robleyd
Compared to some forums (fora?) this is a peaceful oasis of spam free-ness :D

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:57 pm
by Hagar Delest
John_Ha wrote:Is there an accurate figure for the percentage of "started in 2017" topics solved? I cannot read off the figures from the graph accurately enough to calculate it.

Not that I know of. In fact, the date is just when I take the figures from the forum statistics, no link with the topics creation date. An access to the full database is likely to be needed for advanced searches.
The numbers are: 77282 topics and 29539 solved.
Are counted only those with the tag in the topic title. Of course this is quite conservative since not all are correctly tagged. I try to scan all the topics to spot in the last reply if it can be tagged because often the OP tags his last post and not the first one.

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:35 pm
by eremmel
Would it make sense to let mods and volunteers change/correct the initial posting title to reflect the Solved status is cases that OP just indicated as answered but did not proceed according demands?
It will ask a little discipline from all of us and volunteers need more rights (I'm a volunteer and have edit rights on the Dutch forum, so I sometimes apply the Solved correction).

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:16 pm
by Hagar Delest
Editing the topics to tag them as solved is already a part of the Mods job (see the code of conduct). And it's often done, it can be seen with the reason for edition line at the bottom of the edited [first] post of the topic.
See for example this post.

Some volunteers already click the "Report this post" button \!/ to warn a mod that the topic should be tagged/moved/...

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:04 pm
by John_Ha
Hagar Delest wrote:Not that I know of. In fact, the date is just when I take the figures from the forum statistics, no link with the topics creation date.

Do you have the graph data because, if so, you could subtract "total number to end of 2017" from "total number to end of 2018" to get the 2017 numbers. Or do you just get the graph image from which it is difficult to read the actual numbers?

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:45 am
by Hagar Delest
OK, I see what you mean. We can get the exact number of topics opened for each year and the number of solved topics but the later figures could apply on the previous year for some. However, I agree that this should not be very significant. The overall idea is there.
As shown in the main chart, the number of topics is decreasing (red line with primary axis on the left) but the rate of solved topics is increasing (blue line with secondary axis on the right). And quite 50% of the topics are solved!
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Note: I started counting the solved topics early 2012 only.

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:01 pm
by Hagar Delest
A mid-year status as usual. No major change.
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Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:43 pm
by Hagar Delest
Two charts mid year (had not recorded all the figures in January).
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No major change at first sight.

Number of topics continues to decrease:
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However, the rate of solved topics is increasing. That's good news at least.

Re: Forum statistics: monthly report

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:30 am
by RusselB
I think part of the reason the percentage of solved topics is increasing is due to more members actually marking the topics as solved, rather than just letting them sit.