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Visualizing the impact of US politics megaposts on the blue

The biggest change in the way that mefites participate on the blue in years has been the rise of US politics megathreads. We have had several discussions of the qualitative impact of them, but it occurred to me that it might be useful to dig into the infodump and see what quantitative picture might emerge. I think my findings are worth sharing - while a quantitative analysis on its own can't tell us whether the megathreads are a good thing or not, there are several negative trends regarding community engagement and participation that are happening in close concurrency with the rise of the megathreads. [more inside]
posted by strangely stunted trees on Mar 27, 2017 - 466 comments

15 years of Metafilter (Blue) in graphics

Here is a collection of graphics about the evolution of user engagement (posting, commenting) on the Blue (data from the infodump, 15 June 2015). [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Jun 29, 2015 - 483 comments

Metafilter Frequency Tables updated, now with 636 million words!

It's been over a year since we first made the Metafilter Frequency Tables available, and now they're updated with word frequency information for all of 2011 and 2012 as well, bringing the total number of words up to six hundred and thirty-six million. Gosh! (Is a word we've collectively used 5,707 times since 1999!) [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 14, 2013 - 99 comments

Data Wankery Inside

I recently got my hands on a copy of Tableau Desktop. It's supposed to be a business intelligence app, but nevermind that. The first thing I did was hook it up to the infodump files! [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Dec 16, 2012 - 68 comments

Infodump update: files relocated, new postlength data

Infodump update! 1. We've relocated the data files for the Infodump to the mefi.us file server, to better manage load with large file transfers. If you retrieve Infodump files automatically, note the change and update your process accordingly. 2. New data files: postlengths for Mefi, Askme, Meta and Music. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 30, 2012 - 35 comments

What's on your infodump wishlist?

I'm a geek in need of a spare-time project. I love metafilter, and numbers can make me kinda giddy at times, so the infodump sounds like a great place to start. Plus, this pony reminded me that I've been meaning to do something for a while. I just lack ideas. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Apr 14, 2011 - 135 comments

Introducing the Metafilter Frequency Tables

The perfect gift for the computational linguist in your life: Metafilter Frequency Tables! Finally you can know definitively how many times words such as "metafilter", "fucknozzle", or "mctootypoots" have been used on the site. (A: 127,484 times, 28 times, and once.) [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 4, 2011 - 59 comments

Infodump: Just gotta have the last word or are you a conversation killer?

Just gotta have the last word or are you a conversation killer? [more inside]
posted by turbodog on Jul 16, 2010 - 786 comments

Mefi datafun

Infodump fun with the fabulous Fishbike! [more inside]
posted by new brand day on Jul 14, 2010 - 136 comments

The ol' favoriting reacharound.

Some specific MeFi info-mashing about favorites I haven't seen. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Mar 1, 2010 - 36 comments

How can I view my favourites by person?

Is it possible to look at your own favourites in an info-dumpish way? [more inside]
posted by taff on Jan 26, 2010 - 87 comments

Infodump updates: contact dates, comment length, metatalk closures, munging

Infodump update: we've added a few new features. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 14, 2009 - 163 comments

The one where we talk about November Experiment stats

A thread for discussing November Experiment data, stats, graphs, and other datawankery. [more inside]
posted by FishBike on Dec 1, 2009 - 105 comments

Infodump 2.0

The Metafilter Infodump is back, and moderately better than ever! Statistics nerds rejoice! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 13, 2009 - 502 comments

need...more...data...

I'm assuming this got lost in the Great Server Disaster of 2009, but is the Infodump ever coming back?
posted by desjardins on Feb 17, 2009 - 24 comments

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