# Forum usage

I remember a question someone asked if the forum was as active as it used to be. I couldn’t find where it was, so I started this discussion. Here’s a couple of lists showing the number of discussions per month. The first list is the count from low to high. The second list is counts by year/month order. I didn’t include this month in the lists and I didn’t verify the counts for accuracy.

``````Number of discussions per month.

Discussion count from low to high

20   2011 October
74   2012 April
77   2015 August
77   2015 July
78   2012 November
78   2015 June
86   2012 December
90   2014 May
90   2015 May
91   2015 April
92   2012 March
93   2014 November
94   2015 September
95   2015 February
106  2013 January
108  2012 February
113  2014 December
117  2012 October
118  2014 June
120  2014 February
121  2012 August
121  2014 October
126  2015 January
127  2013 December
129  2014 September
132  2011 November
137  2014 March
139  2013 November
140  2014 April
145  2013 April
145  2015 March
146  2012 June
147  2011 December
147  2012 September
150  2014 January
151  2013 June
156  2014 August
163  2013 February
165  2012 July
165  2013 May
167  2013 October
173  2013 September
181  2012 January
187  2014 July
196  2012 May
203  2013 March
210  2013 July
214  2013 August

Discussion count by year/month

20   2011 October
132  2011 November
147  2011 December

181  2012 January
108  2012 February
92   2012 March
74   2012 April
196  2012 May
146  2012 June
165  2012 July
121  2012 August
147  2012 September
117  2012 October
78   2012 November
86   2012 December

106  2013 January
163  2013 February
203  2013 March
145  2013 April
165  2013 May
151  2013 June
210  2013 July
214  2013 August
167  2013 October
173  2013 September
139  2013 November
127  2013 December

150  2014 January
120  2014 February
137  2014 March
140  2014 April
90   2014 May
118  2014 June
187  2014 July
156  2014 August
129  2014 September
121  2014 October
93   2014 November
113  2014 December

126  2015 January
95   2015 February
145  2015 March
91   2015 April
90   2015 May
78   2015 June
77   2015 July
77   2015 August
94   2015 September
``````

Interesting, thanks for putting it together @dave1707

First conclusions (without doing an accurate statistical analysis): an average of approx. 100 discussions/month? 2013 has been the best “discussion year” (why?). This year, the “worst” one (also, why?). Interesting would be also the “sign up rate” to compare. ~O)

@quezadav Maybe one reason this year is the worst is because there are so many discussions that a lot of the information can be found. Instead of starting a new discussion, users are searching the forum and finding what they need.

We have also had more “nuisance” members in the past than we do now, and they caused some extra posts.

The best measure is probably the number of views of the forum, and number of posts.

@Simeon, do we have stats enabled?

EDIT - there seems to be a stats page at: http://codea.io/talk/statistics

But it won’t let me in…

Here’s the counts for Comments, Discussions, and Views. I’m not sure why my discussion counts vary from the values above. It’s the same program. I’m not sure I’m getting all of the discussions when I read each page of the file. I’ll have to investigate more based on what I see in the file and what I see in the forum.

PS. The first 4 discussions (Announcements) aren’t included in the counts.

PS. I think the difference is because someone might update the file as I’m reading it. That could shift the discussions from one page into a following page as I’m reading a page and I read some discussions twice.

``````COMMENTS

DISCUSSIONS

discussions 2011 October 20
discussions 2011 November 132
discussions 2011 December 146

discussions 2012 January 181
discussions 2012 February 108
discussions 2012 March 92
discussions 2012 April 74
discussions 2012 May 196
discussions 2012 June 146
discussions 2012 July 165
discussions 2012 August 121
discussions 2012 September 147
discussions 2012 October 117
discussions 2012 November 78
discussions 2012 December 86

discussions 2013 January 106
discussions 2013 February 163
discussions 2013 March 203
discussions 2013 April 145
discussions 2013 May 165
discussions 2013 June 151
discussions 2013 July 210
discussions 2013 August 214
discussions 2013 September 173
discussions 2013 October 167
discussions 2013 November 139
discussions 2013 December 127

discussions 2014 January 148
discussions 2014 February 120
discussions 2014 March 136
discussions 2014 April 140
discussions 2014 May 90
discussions 2014 June 118
discussions 2014 July 187
discussions 2014 August 156
discussions 2014 September 129
discussions 2014 October 121
discussions 2014 November 93
discussions 2014 December 113

discussions 2015 January 126
discussions 2015 February 95
discussions 2015 March 145
discussions 2015 April 91
discussions 2015 May 90
discussions 2015 June 78
discussions 2015 July 77
discussions 2015 August 77
discussions 2015 September 92

VIEWS

views 2011 October 26863
views 2011 November 215234
views 2011 December 212489

views 2012 January 265196
views 2012 February 135114
views 2012 March 113898
views 2012 April 105077
views 2012 May 208432
views 2012 June 147070
views 2012 July 163622
views 2012 August 128794
views 2012 September 135563
views 2012 October 93894
views 2012 November 78851
views 2012 December 66780

views 2013 January 111581
views 2013 February 78916
views 2013 March 95944
views 2013 April 70455
views 2013 May 66018
views 2013 June 73132
views 2013 July 111720
views 2013 August 106624
views 2013 September 95998
views 2013 October 81857
views 2013 November 74282
views 2013 December 61073

views 2014 January 64890
views 2014 February 41126
views 2014 March 79040
views 2014 April 35857
views 2014 May 23393
views 2014 June 32992
views 2014 July 44166
views 2014 August 35769
views 2014 September 24142
views 2014 October 28667
views 2014 November 42800
views 2014 December 36145

views 2015 January 43770
views 2015 February 17583
views 2015 March 27238
views 2015 April 25424
views 2015 May 68608
views 2015 June 31477
views 2015 July 12889
views 2015 August 18603
views 2015 September 20366

``````

nice work, very interesting

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