I was reading the John Carmack FPP
and suddenly became aware that pretty much everyone who had left comments in that thread was male. So I made a very rough tally, which shows that of the 39 unique users who left comments, only one user explicitly specified "female" in their MeFi profile. On a hunch, I went back to the recent Spelunky thread
and made the same tally. I came up with 33 unique users, of whom two specify "female" in their profile. Obviously, everyone is free to specify anything (or nothing), but it still strikes as a little lopsided. [more inside]
After many years of service, jaden is no longer be maintaining his wonderful Mefi Contribution index
. Results will now be frozen at mid-August. Thanks for running it for as long as you did, jaden!
Has anyone done research into the ideal day/time to post something to our beloved collection of multi-colored subsites? i.e. the most statistically probable time to get the maximum number of responses?
Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster
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has been archived and is closed to new comments. We have a new MeFi record! 8185 total comments. [more inside]
What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
An Infodump Question™ and followup to this post
: What is the average number of favorites per post received for each of the various MeFi subsites? Per comment? Average number of favorites given and received for the userbase?
How much use does MeFi Jobs get? [more inside]
What if there was a section of the site dedicated to research projects related to MetaFilter? [more inside]
While I'm not a fan of the plethora of infographics available online these days (and lame SEO attempts to capitalize on them), I decided to make a tongue-in-cheek infographic for MetaFilter, and as everyone behind the scenes at Team MeFi scrambled in the last week to gather up all the interesting statistics we could, I threw it all into photoshop to produce this: The 2010 Year In MetaFilter Infographic
Infodump fun with the fabulous Fishbike! [more inside]
As a follow up to this post
on Lucia De Berk: she has (finally) had her conviction overturned
, a conviction based in part on bad statistics. Ben Goldacre's follow-up
summarises the case and also features two of the opposing expert witnesses going at it in the comments.
I'm curious. How many countries/nationalities are represented on Metafilter? [more inside]
The big four-oh, this podcast features recaps from around the site for the last three weeks. It was recorded on April 17th and runs about an hour and ten minutes. [more inside]
Does anybody here have a WhatPulse
profile? Would anyone be interested in a MeFi team? [more inside]
, I updated my Metafilter Stats
for the first time in two years. User growth
, Top 20 lists
, and daily stats are all current, as of last week. [more inside]
I'm assuming this got lost in the Great Server Disaster of 2009, but is the Infodump
ever coming back?
The side-discussion about Macs here
has made me curious about the % of mac users here as indicated by the mefi.com server logs. Can I get some user agent statistics?
Which post has been the most "removed from favorites"? I don't think this is answerable from the data dump.
This AskMe thread
about contributors vs. lurkers reminded me of something I've been meaning to inquire about. A pony named Argus, who sees all users, named and unnamed, and enumerates them with well-manicured hooves. A digital Clever Hans. Or a realtime visitor count, if you prefer. [more inside]
Nerds, start your engines: it's the new Metafilter Infodump
. [more inside]
What percentage of users post answers, under their 'real' account, in their own anonymous askmefi threads? [more inside]
The shadowy back alleys of MetaFilter... [more inside]
Request for an interesting statistic about MeFi make up... [more inside]
As part of my final paper for a grad class, I wanted to ask the hivemind a few questions. It's just 20 quick questions about MetaFilter and AskMetaFilter, since those are the two most active parts of this community. I had to break it up into two parts since I'm a poor grad student and don't want to drop $20 for one survey:
It's also limited to the first 100 responses, but if even get close to 100 responses I'll be extremely happy. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
I'm an avid reader of Puke & Cry's Deleted Thread
blog, and it got me wondering: Do any of the admins have stats on the most posts deleted in one day? Or, the most doubles (i.e. the most posts on one
topic that were deleted - I'm guessing it must be an obituary post, maybe James Brown)? Or, the longest time span without a deletion? Etc.
We used PieSpy
to visualize the social structure of #mefi
. Here's an animation of the last ten days
Someone went and implemented
xkcd's internet map
- it generates pictures like this
Matt, would you be willing to dump a couple days worth of access_log IPs into this tool?
I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case, I thought it'd be interesting to gather some stats on what percentage of certain users' posts/comments are favorited. Here is a completely unscientific sample.
Fantasy feature: hover over "x users marked this as a favorite" and see the names of the people who did the favorite marking. Whaddaya think?
I was wondering how feasible a few adds on for people who post threads would be. I was thinking would it be possible for the OP to be able to see stats like how many people viewed the full thread and how many clicked on the different links? it would give a fairly good idea of how much interest a post generated, over and above what you can see from the number of favourites, etc.
It'd be kind of awesome if we could see, in some generic way like "hits", how many looks our MeJobs job postings have gotten.
Since apparently MeFi users want a way to rank each other
, here's an easy way to do it. You take one of your posts, and a tag from that post. Then, you find out how many google hits the tag generates vs. the number of times it is used as a tag in MetaFilter. The winner is the person who has the highest google-hit to MeFi tag ratio.
Just a casual observation, but it looks like AskMe's post count will reach parity with MeFi's somewhere in the next 24-48 hours. By the end of the week there will be more threads created on the green than created in the blue.
What's the percentage of MeFites who have no one nearby? I just moved away from Vancouver (in the interior, Quesnel, to operate my hosting/computer services biz where I actually WANT to live) and suddenly, after updating my long. and lat., I'm all alone!
Is someone compiling/has someone already compiled statistics such as: the average number of favorites per post, the average number of comments per post, comment quantity by time posted, average number of favorited posts by user, etc? I assume this has been discussed here in meta previously, but I couldn't find it in searching. Feel free to direct me to old threads on this topic though.
Post-specific summary statistics. [mi]
Would MetaFilter consider sharing detailed Public Traffic Stats?
This appears to be the strong trend among the top Technoratti Blogs - and SEO blogs.
It would be fascinating to view and discusse where new users are coming from.
What post attract search engine traffic & keywords
What geo-locations are sending viewers during a given time
In previous years there were very general stats showing growth - But something more intriguing could be considered
In which I post a bunch of meaningless statistics in the hope of sparking a more meaningful discussion than this one.
Matt, can I have a pony for Christmas? Nothing too fancy, just some public statistics. Boingboing
, for example, uses AWStats
, which provides a delicious smörgåsbord of information. It doesn't sound too difficult to use, I've set up similar things on sites of my own.
Is there a ranking somewhere of who has had the most comments or posts favorited?
What percentage of mefites actually contribute to metatalk? And how popular is ask.me in comparison to the blue?
Ever wondered which sites Metafilter users link to the most? I've updated Metafilter Sources
for the first time in two years, showing that Youtube and Flickr are now in the top 20, and that Wikipedia is now the most popular external source ever. Move over, Newsfilter... It's Wikifilter time!
Also, I updated the Metafilter Stats
charts through June 2006. More analysis inside.
Here are two charts about metafilter. Posts and user numbers
and comments and user numbers
. Each dot represents a post (or comment), with the post number and number of the user who posted (or commented) as the xy data. I don't remember what prompted me to make these (some metatalk thread, I'm sure), but I found them again on my hard drive and thought someone else might find them interesting (I brought them back up to date, too). There are half a dozen interesting little milestones that show up in the graphs, more than I could see probably.
Curious - what happened approximately 3 months ago that doubled the daily reach of metafilter, according to this graphic
What's the record for most metatalk posts in a day? Have we approached, or even broken that record today?
A tiny, tiny pony...is it easy to find out what the average number of votes/feedback per Project is, for all time, and then just for this year? Thx! This is just a one-time thing, no wish for a full feature request.
A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.
is the site. Some results are definitely interesting
though. I wish you could click on a node and see its address.
How do the economics of MetaFilter work? I know this may be kind of rude to even ask, but it seems to me that this is an awful lot of coding and maintenance to be financed only by five dollar donations and small non-intrusive ads. Speaking of advertisements, does it cost Matt money if I use adblock to remove the ads before I even see them?