Posting Stats March 13, 2006 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Some metrics: 50,000 posts and 1.24 million comments since July 14, 1999 = 20.5 posts per day or almost one post per hour, 511 comments per day or about 1 comment every three minutes for the last 6.75 years.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:02 PM (36 comments total)

W00t!
posted by grateful at 2:03 PM on March 13, 2006


And that's just from amberglow and jonmc.
posted by crunchland at 2:08 PM on March 13, 2006


Quality conversation, mostly.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 2:43 PM on March 13, 2006


I think it would be interesting to see a chart of post distribution by user name. I'm sure 20% of the users account for 80% of the posts/comments.
posted by empath at 2:46 PM on March 13, 2006


I remember good old post #1, which really kicked the site off with a bang.

ha! did you not like the movie or something, indeed.
posted by shmegegge at 2:53 PM on March 13, 2006


Thanks, Matt. This is a pretty good site.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:57 PM on March 13, 2006


But the movie sucked!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:14 PM on March 13, 2006


Let's ban somebody!
posted by jefbla at 3:15 PM on March 13, 2006


Please, the first milestone marker.
posted by geoff. at 3:18 PM on March 13, 2006


I am improving this discussion thread by adding a comment.
posted by darkstar at 3:20 PM on March 13, 2006


Seriously, though, thanks Matt!

(I'll try not to hold it against you that for three years you left me to lurk in the shadows until I could finally become a member. No, no! It's okay!)
posted by darkstar at 3:21 PM on March 13, 2006


MetaFilter: A Slit-Like Introitus
posted by matteo at 3:22 PM on March 13, 2006


Classic
posted by Plutor at 3:27 PM on March 13, 2006


And how many typed and deleted comments that never got published? I'd say infinity plus one, maybe two.
posted by fenriq at 3:28 PM on March 13, 2006


Congratulations Matt. You've made an excellent website and one which you should be truly proud of. Not only has it gained international fame as a premier website of note, it also managed to get me to part with $5 of my hard earned cash. That in and of itself is a pretty hefty achievement.

Matt; the line graph is useful but it dosen't tell the whole story. When do you think MeFi really took off? What were the reasons ad factors behind it doing so? Speech, speech!
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:57 PM on March 13, 2006


Got a ratio of posts / comments for MeFi vs. MeTa vs. AskMe?
posted by whir at 3:59 PM on March 13, 2006


As someone who's been lurking for a long time, and finally decided to forfeit my $5, I feel mildly qualified in saying 'congratulations, MeFi'. Here's to 50,000 more!
posted by n-clue at 4:14 PM on March 13, 2006


Congratulations, mathowie! I'm a newbie, but I love this place, and I really appreciate the time and effort you must put into running it. Wish I'd known about it from day one!
posted by misozaki at 4:39 PM on March 13, 2006


whir: according to Alexa (which isn't particularly reliable or representative, but hey...)

Where do people go on metafilter.com?
* ask.metafilter.com - 49%
* metafilter.com - 46%
* metatalk.metafilter.com - 4%
* projects.metafilter.com - 1%

This is an interesting graph: what happened in November 05 which doubled the daily pageviews for a week or two?

Also: congrats etc.
posted by blag at 4:39 PM on March 13, 2006


This seems like as good a place as any to add my congratulations and mention that you've created the best discussion site on the Internet. Nobody does moderated message boards better. In fact, there's no other site I think is run so well that I'd want to congratulate the #1 for doing a good job and not being a self-obsessed jerk.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:42 PM on March 13, 2006


I second the not-a-jerk-comment.
posted by allen.spaulding at 5:16 PM on March 13, 2006


I have lurked and observed for years and this accessible, open, working conversation is certainly one of the most amazing, living and breathing creatures of our times.

Thousands congrats.
posted by bru at 6:34 PM on March 13, 2006


This really is a nifty place, innit? Collaboratively nifty.
posted by Gator at 6:37 PM on March 13, 2006


::vows to spend the next 50,000 becoming the new jonmc, failing that migs::
posted by drezdn at 7:23 PM on March 13, 2006


blag: I think that's when Matt reopened user signups for the $5 donation.
posted by pjern at 12:09 AM on March 14, 2006


Mazel tov.
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:00 AM on March 14, 2006


Congrats!
posted by nielm at 1:02 AM on March 14, 2006


No, that was Nov 04. Hmmm.
posted by blag at 4:27 AM on March 14, 2006


what happened in November 05 which doubled the daily pageviews for a week or two?

The Mushroom Thread is what occurred in November 2005.
posted by Gator at 4:28 AM on March 14, 2006


It might take a while to load, or possibly crash your browser. Bring coffee.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:59 AM on March 14, 2006


HA! My first comment was in 21304. That means I've been around for nearly 60% of the site's content. Face it... without me, most of MetaFilter just wouldn't have been the same.
posted by COBRA! at 7:01 AM on March 14, 2006


So what you're saying is that MetaFilter is largely responsible for the decline of industry and productivity in the west?

Seriously though, thanks for everything Matt!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:21 AM on March 14, 2006


Sweet baby Mohammed, I'd forgotten about The Mushroom Thread. Explains everything.
posted by blag at 7:27 AM on March 14, 2006


Swedish Jebus, 1032 comments in the mushroom thread!

That thread grew like...well...hmm...
posted by darkstar at 8:05 AM on March 14, 2006


Like a weed?

What? What?
posted by cortex at 8:14 AM on March 14, 2006


511 comments per day or about 1 comment every three minutes for the last 6.75 years.

And that jumps significantly if you factor out the 16,087 hours jrun has been down.
posted by deadcowdan at 9:39 AM on March 14, 2006


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