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What percentage of mefites actually contribute to metatalk? And how popular is ask.me in comparison to the blue?
posted by roofus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM (55 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

If a man makes a claim in the forest, but there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong? How much wood would Chuck Norris chuck if Chuck Norris could chuck wood?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:24 AM on September 20, 2006


According to Google Analytics, it's about 55% askmefi/40% mefi traffic now (last 5% is music, metatalk, etc) - mathowie
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:28 AM on September 20, 2006


This is for August -- mathowie and pb collected these so I could toss them in to a paper I was writing.


posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:30 AM on September 20, 2006


I can't believe the Blue is still winning. I wonder if it's because US elections are getting closer.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:32 AM on September 20, 2006


Behold, the power of PIE!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:32 AM on September 20, 2006


According to Google Analytics, it's about 55% askmefi/40% mefi traffic now (last 5% is music, metatalk, etc)

ok, so does MetaTalk usage follow this same breakdown? are 55% of MetaTalk posts about AskMe, 40% MeFi, 5% meetups, music, jobs, etc? I don't think there's any way to answer that q without going back and reading the whole of MeTa, but I'm curious anyway.

haven't got anything better to do at work today, so maybe we'll see.
posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on September 20, 2006


~5m pageviews!? Holy crap!
posted by loquacious at 8:33 AM on September 20, 2006


~9million a month if you total them all up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:35 AM on September 20, 2006


Thanks! V quick indeed.
posted by roofus at 8:39 AM on September 20, 2006


Yeah, but most of those Metatalk page views are just me refreshing endlessly waiting for a flameout.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:42 AM on September 20, 2006


A 21% employment rate? We'll need to do better than this, people!
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:45 AM on September 20, 2006


Yummy pie.

What percentage of mefites actually contribute to metatalk?

I've often wondered that. A tiny percentage, I'd think.

Oh, and while I'm here - how come some users are sporting Stan Chin-style gold and silver stars today? Have they been very good?
posted by jack_mo at 8:56 AM on September 20, 2006


Honestly, does anyone contribute to MetaTalk?
posted by ODiV at 9:02 AM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


jack_mo: did you install the Mark contact contributions greasemonkey script recently?
posted by crunchland at 9:05 AM on September 20, 2006


Man, ODiV stole my joke.

So, yeah, I definitely am not contributing.

Q: How much wood would Chuck Norris chuck if Chuck Norris could chuck wood?
A: A round-house kick to the face.

posted by slimepuppy at 9:08 AM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Honestly, does anyone contribute to MetaTalk?

I dropped a quarter in its styrofoam cup once. Imagine my shame when I realized it contained coffee.
posted by brain_drain at 9:09 AM on September 20, 2006


Is anyone surprised MetaMusic is more popular than MetaProjects? And just out of curiosity, what's the paper for, Jessamyn?

Oh, and can we have a Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame, please?
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:41 AM on September 20, 2006


Google Analytics

ha!

So, in summary, I'm also pissed that ODiV stole the "contribute" joke.
posted by cortex at 9:53 AM on September 20, 2006


The colors are wrong on that pie.
posted by matildaben at 10:19 AM on September 20, 2006


I suspect August's numbers are a bit skewed, what with the contest and all.
posted by moira at 10:51 AM on September 20, 2006


I dropped a quarter in its styrofoam cup once. Imagine my shame when I realized it contained coffee.

instead of the microfilm you mean?
posted by Skorgu at 11:19 AM on September 20, 2006


Brilliant moira. I agree.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 11:47 AM on September 20, 2006


what's the paper for, Jessamyn?

It's an article that is going to appear in Library Journal, about 1000 words, so not super in-depth.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:17 PM on September 20, 2006


Oh, man, I knew I should have renewed my subscription.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:01 PM on September 20, 2006


Is anyone surprised MetaMusic is more popular than MetaProjects?

I suspect this has something to do with the lack of updates to Projects. Days go by with nothing there and then all of a sudden there are 10 new entries. This is no doubt because Matt approves projects but not music. I used to check daily and then gave up. Now I just go when I remember to.
posted by dobbs at 1:07 PM on September 20, 2006


The statistics reflect the number of original posts, and do not take into account the size of the threads, i.e., the number of comments?
posted by Cranberry at 1:11 PM on September 20, 2006


Music vs. Projects is probably also affected by Music's newness. Maybe.
posted by inigo2 at 1:19 PM on September 20, 2006


how come some users are sporting Stan Chin-style gold and silver stars today?

Probably greasemonkey, unless there has been a reinstatement of the "gold star" policy...
posted by greycap at 1:53 PM on September 20, 2006


The statistics reflect the number of original posts, and do not take into account the size of the threads, i.e., the number of comments?

The pie chart says page views. Respect the pie chart!
posted by Mister_A at 2:10 PM on September 20, 2006


That would be:

Pie chart
posted by Mister_A at 2:12 PM on September 20, 2006


unless there has been a reinstatement of the "gold star" policy

trust me, there has not been.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:26 PM on September 20, 2006


~9million a month if you total them all up.

Cool ... and that is with no, well almost no porn.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:42 PM on September 20, 2006


Oh dear, I wasn't that drunk last night, but it appears I did indeed installed that userscript without taking the trouble to remember doing so.

How embarrassing.
posted by jack_mo at 3:32 PM on September 20, 2006


Metatalk: The police blotter of Metafilter.

I've contributed.
posted by Joeforking at 4:12 PM on September 20, 2006


Say, whatever happened to Stan Chin's gold star?
posted by timeistight at 4:43 PM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


stan chin took it with him.
posted by crunchland at 4:47 PM on September 20, 2006


What would be considered a contribution to MetaTalk? A gif of an animal masturbating?
posted by liquorice at 5:40 PM on September 20, 2006


What baffles me is how little people contribute to MuFi. I know not everyone is a musician here, but I thought more and more people would be commenting on the songs, but it seems like, in average, songs get the same number of comments as they used to in July. It's hard to tell how many are hearing the songs.

Perhaps another cool statistic to have in Mufi would be Most Downloaded songs. I bet a lot of people download songs even if they don't favorite them or add them to a playlist.
posted by micayetoca at 6:19 PM on September 20, 2006


I'm not listening to the songs, just so you know.
posted by ODiV at 7:01 PM on September 20, 2006


I've listened to all the songs, though some not all the way through.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:30 PM on September 20, 2006


I thought more and more people would be commenting on the songs

Well, it does take more of a commitment to sit through a song than to read a comment; that probably has a lot to do with it. Also, I'd bet some (many?) folks feel less comfortable judging someone else's musical creation than they do judging their written comments. And finally, I mentioned a couple of days ago that the persistent tabs problem mentioned here keeps me from spending as much time as I'd like listening to and commenting on Mefi Music tunes.
posted by mediareport at 8:02 PM on September 20, 2006


does this count as a contribution?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:08 PM on September 20, 2006


I detract from Metatalk.
posted by Carbolic at 9:44 PM on September 20, 2006


Cut it out, Carbolic. Cut it out, RIGHT NOW. This is a serious forum, young person of indeterminate gender (I haven't checked your profile, so I dunno), and requires specific, focused, nay, driven attention in order to succeed, and you're just fucking around.
posted by cgc373 at 1:36 AM on September 21, 2006


I'd bet some (many?) folks feel less comfortable judging someone else's musical creation than they do judging their written comments.

Funny, I bet you are right, but I never thought of it that way before. And I do understand why someone wouldn't feel comfortable judging somebody else's music, yet, in my case at least, I'd love to hear (or read, rather) what people thought of the songs I posted.
posted by micayetoca at 7:44 AM on September 21, 2006


I think the time investment is a conspicuous deterrent to heavy commentary on Music. There's probably no way to "fix" that short of having a lot more people actively listening to and commenting on Music, which may or may not happen over time naturally. I wonder if traffic at Projects has shown any steady increase over time, since the first month or so?

Matt had mentioned the idea of a This Week In MefiMusic type of column a while back, but I haven't followed up since that first email exchange—something like that, with a slice of visibility on the front page, might help get non-regulars of the subsite more involved, maybe push the site closer to the kind of critical mass that would lead to significant commentary on the majority of songs.

I wish that more Music posters would provide their own commentary, really; it's something that I haven't been thorough about myself, but I like to know a bit about how and why something was recorded, where it came from, etc. I enjoy that sort of background—and I suspect that such artist commentary might prompt more interesting and varied discussions than "I do [not] like this". Give folks something to hook into, and give us production/songwriting/instrumental nerds some detail in which to revel and from which to learn!
posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on September 21, 2006


That is a great idea cortex. I would love having more "insght" into each song that is posted.
posted by Quartermass at 8:13 AM on September 21, 2006


Funny cortex, again, I didn't think of it like that before, but I think you gotta be right, we are not involving the listeners at MuFi as much as we could.

Speaking for myself, I chose not to do it, cause I didn't wanted to come across as being pushing myself before the songs. I kinda wanted to let the song speak for itself. But I think we all have that credits-nerd inside of us and we would all love to read how it was recorded, with whom, why, why in English, why with ukuleles. Is that a real cow in the background? - all that.

And as for the "this week in MuFi" thang, it sounds awesome. Perhaps it could be a little box inside the "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, years ago sideblog" in the Front Page. I'd love to see that materialize. How do we lobby it?
posted by micayetoca at 9:45 AM on September 21, 2006


How do we lobby it?

Asking Matt nicely via email is usually a good start. I've just picked up our months-old volley with a fresh poke, so that might get the man talking.
posted by cortex at 9:54 AM on September 21, 2006


Maybe the we need a DJ of the week to make an anthology mix... you know, kind of like a Filter Person.
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:06 AM on September 21, 2006


I've just picked up our months-old volley with a fresh poke, so that might get the man talking.

Fantastic. Now, I'm new around here, so I don't really know the protocol. Should I email him too, to create the impression in him that there is a rapidly growing number of MuFites requesting this, or should I wait and see his reaction to your email?
posted by micayetoca at 10:10 AM on September 21, 2006


Heh. It's pretty much do what thou wilt, most of the time. But maybe I'll just see if he's responsive, and if you don't hear anything for a while, commence to pokin'. In the mean time, post more music; I really liked that last thing you posted.
posted by cortex at 10:19 AM on September 21, 2006


Hey! thx for the tip and thx for the compliment on the song. It's specially cool coming from King Cortex, soberano máximo de MuFi.
posted by micayetoca at 10:40 AM on September 21, 2006


Maybe the we need a DJ of the week to make an anthology mix

this feature is already installed, with a bonus pony of picking DJs you already know and love. check to see if your contacts have playlists saved. if they do, there you go. if they don't, browse around. check out the playlists of the folks who post songs. check out jessamyn's playlists.

now, being able to favorite playlists is a pony I could ride.
posted by carsonb at 8:54 PM on September 21, 2006


Der, I'm an idjit; thanks for the tip, carsonb!
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:00 AM on September 23, 2006


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