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Most MetaTalk Posts In One Day?

What's the record for most metatalk posts in a day? Have we approached, or even broken that record today?
posted by shmegegge on Jun 20, 2006 - 30 comments

Averages for projects?

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.
posted by Kickstart70 on Jun 6, 2006 - 13 comments

A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.

Graphing Meta
A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.
Here is the site. Some results are definitely interesting though. I wish you could click on a node and see its address.
posted by tellurian on Jun 3, 2006 - 6 comments


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?
posted by crazyray on Apr 30, 2006 - 53 comments

Why has MetaFilter traffic spiked so fast?

Does anyone know why MeFi has almost doubled its reach during the past 2 weeks? Just curious.
posted by bru on Apr 29, 2006 - 31 comments

New feature: top ten most voted on projects, by month.

New feature: top ten most voted on projects, by month.
posted by mathowie on Apr 14, 2006 - 53 comments

Posting Stats

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 on Mar 13, 2006 - 36 comments

Profile page answer counts shouldn't include follow-ups.

I think that in the profile pages, the answer count for Ask MetaFilter should exclude the user's own comments in their own questions.
posted by Sharcho on Mar 12, 2006 - 36 comments

black Americans on MeFi?

No offense or anything, but I am also curious to know how many black Americans are posting to Metafilter. Someone posted this to Metafilter and it looks like it was deleted. I am also curious. raise yr hand in this thread.
posted by dydecker on Dec 30, 2005 - 123 comments

Updated Mefi stats through December 2005

Andy at waxy.org has updated his Mefi stats through December 2005.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 29, 2005 - 23 comments

Alexa statistics

What does this tell you about the quality and appeal of posts on Metafilter over the last few months?

By comparison Monkeyfilter, Memepool, Slashdot.
posted by DirtyCreature on Mar 17, 2005 - 137 comments

Charts become a compelling possibility

As MeFi grows, charts become a compelling possibility. I think it would be interesting to graphically chart (is that redundant?) MeFi posts on the basis of number of responses, keywords, and dates. It might be instructive/interesting to see what subjects touch nerves, and whether an idea that hits a sensitive spot in 2000 has the same effect in 2005 (and so on).
posted by humannature on Jan 31, 2005 - 17 comments

MeFi Hit Count

I'm curious: how many hits does the Metafilter front page get on an average day?
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Dec 1, 2004 - 16 comments

Is this even possible?

Is this even possible?

Highest Contribution Indexes
6952.00 jonmc
10.75 amberglow
10.31 bugbread
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 1, 2004 - 44 comments

User Statistics

Speaking of User Numbers, what happened to the population count on the front page? How are we supposed to know where we stand if we don't know how many others are shoehorned into this tiny webspace?
jus' kiddin' 'round, matt 'owie.
posted by wendell on Nov 29, 2004 - 9 comments

New account, but stats, low user number, LOST

With new sign-ups available again, it is tempting for people like me to create a new account with a username they actually like. The "problem," is losing post/comment stats and the ever prized lower user number. [MI]
posted by MrAnonymous on Nov 25, 2004 - 76 comments

Can I see use data?

Curiosity about posts and comments leads me to ask about the feasibility and ease of generating some use data. Like being able to see who's posts have gotten the most comments, which posts have gotten the most comments period, speed of commenting, things like that, which days get more comments, etc.

Is this doable, has it been done already? Can I see?
posted by fenriq on Sep 28, 2004 - 18 comments


posted by mathowie on Aug 6, 2004 - 80 comments

Fun with statistics

Fun with statistics: I have always been curious to the percentage of "ghost accounts" on MeFi, and so today I decided to find out! I took a random sample of 263 (95% +/- 6) user accounts, and discovered that 61.2% of registered users have never commented or posted. Of the 38.8% who have posted, 45.1% have posted less than 10 comments, 42.2% have posted between 10 and 99 comments, and 12.7% have made more than 100 comments.
posted by Quartermass on Jul 15, 2004 - 57 comments

Comment milestones

Comment milestones over time. Some comment data for stats geeks inside.
posted by mathowie on Jul 11, 2004 - 28 comments

Updated statistics available

Metafilter thread and user growth stats have been updated, along with the top 20 charts. Five consecutive months of no new users means less overall threads and comments, but the Blogstop acronym thread broke the top 3 most commented entries and Tom Swifties broke the top 20.
posted by waxpancake on Sep 4, 2003 - 72 comments

User Statistics

I've noticed a lot of threads asking how many "real" members there are. Would it be difficult to add a counter to the front page that says something like: "There are currently x# users logged in"?
posted by Grod on Aug 4, 2003 - 20 comments

130,000 hits per day! (2003)

Say no more about the overload, in fact I rather welcome having something like 130.000 hits in one day, something to brag about in the pub when things get a bit dull. That was after my link crashed Johnny Spencer's artchive of Jamaican and American R&B on the 23rd. In disbelief, I wrote and asked for real? and got: 23rd, June = 133,130 hits or 2.2 GB bandwidth. I had no idea we had that much impact.
posted by y2karl on Jun 28, 2003 - 21 comments

What do Mefites do for a living?

What do Mefites do for a living? I know we have just over A Trio Of Librarians, but is there a "most common" choice of career for a Metafilter member, or are most of us unemployed?
I imagine we have a gaggle of programmers & web designers, but are there any welders, boat builders, porn stars, farmers or bassoonists out there? What's the least common profession for a member?
I swear this was discussed once, I couldn’t seem to find it, but maybe it’s time to discuss again?
posted by Blake on Jun 25, 2003 - 250 comments

At what point does posting to a thread become pointless?

At the risk of sounding like a newbie (and my user# is embarrassingly large), I have to ask: How long do people read the threads? I often read MeFi in lurk mode, and sometimes don't get around to visiting for a day or two, at which time I will find a thread I would like to comment in, but no one else has posted to for a couple of days. I don't mind missing out on a chance to post a smartass comment, but at times I might have something intelligent to add to the discussion. At what point does posting to a thread become pointless?
posted by TedW on Jun 19, 2003 - 18 comments

50% of comments on MetaFilter are by people who first joined in 2002

50% of comments on MetaFilter are by people who first joined in 2002. In my Mefi wanderings, I got the feeling that there were not many low-digit users posting on MetaFilter anymore. Everyone seemed to be a 14xxx! I decided to seek the truth..
posted by wackybrit on Jan 17, 2003 - 77 comments

Cardoso's 2nd Law

A Possible New Law: The fewer the comments, the better and more generous the post.[More Inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 7, 2002 - 54 comments

Longtime user making first FPP prompts query on posting demographics

This one got me to thinking…
I was surprised that someone who had been a member for over 2 years had just now posted their first story. I’m curious about other demographic oddities and averages like that.
Who holds the record for the most threads?
Many more questions inside....
posted by Blake on Sep 13, 2002 - 188 comments

What effect does being mentionned on MeFi have, trafficwise?

Inexactly how much, numerically and psychologically, does a link on MetaFilter affect the traffic to the blog or web site referred? Is its effect transient or does it, so to speak, carry on? Also, just how many hits does MetaFilter get nowadays? [After reading stavrosthewonderchicken's interesting remarks on hits, pageviews and other popularity statistics and his comment on owillis's web site about how being linked on "The Mothership" makes traffic soar.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 21, 2002 - 28 comments

User Stats

Is it technically possible, without too much bandwidth "wastage" I hope, to have a list of all the MeFites loggen in at any given moment? I remember there was an "X number of people currently logged in" feature a while ago If Matt decides to bring it back, is it possible to actually have the names of those logged in?
posted by ( .)(. ) on Jul 5, 2002 - 37 comments

Metafilter Statistics updated

Metafilter Statistics have finally been updated, and the top 20 charts are back. The big news here is that it looks like thread/comment traffic has slowly declined over the past few months, after a big spike in January. Also, the User Growth charts now show the number of new user signups per month, resulting in a cute graph (signups are on! signups are off!, signups are on!, etc). Now that I'm storing all the user/thread data in a database (instead of a flat file), expect these stats to be updated monthly again.
posted by waxpancake on Jul 2, 2002 - 27 comments

Server Error Log Improvements

I assume the server keeps error logs. So, is there any way to edit the error message itself so that it displays how many times it's happened? The idea is that hopefully, common sense will kick in when it shows that it's happened 150 times or something and we don't end up flooding Matt's mailbox when obviously just a few notes will do.
posted by Su on Apr 30, 2002 - 5 comments

how many people actively participate in MetaTalk?

All this recent navel gazing has me wondering--is there any way to see how many people actively participate in MetaTalk? An informal count of the front page posts just now puts it at about a 1/3 who may not even know there's all this discourse going on behind the scenes (based purely on if they have posted any comments or links, they may be lurking). No ponies needed, mathowie! Just curious if any of the MeFi Coder Brigade has come up with anything to generate that sort of info. Thanks!
posted by thc on Feb 19, 2002 - 8 comments

Busted statistics

the stats are broken.
posted by complex on Feb 15, 2002 - 6 comments

User Statistics

I liked the little thingie that told how many users are on
MeFi at a time. What happened to it?
posted by Lynsey on Jan 10, 2002 - 7 comments

How did we get more users?

I thought I noticed that the number of users has been hovering below 13,000 for a couple of months now, yes? Then all of a sudden, today, we stand at a proud 13062! What happened? Would that nice person (moz?) who posted the topic and user numbers links the last time I asked possibly mind posting them again?
posted by Lynsey on Dec 26, 2001 - 8 comments

Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank?

Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank? (the little green bar on the Google IE toolbar...dunno how else to view it) Creeping upward, I suspect, but I'm curious. As you all know, as it increases Metafilter threads become better candidates to be included in search results. I'm seeing more and more of them.
posted by lbergstr on Nov 28, 2001 - 14 comments

They're up, and they're crazy: MetaFilter statistics

Metafilter stats are up, and they're crazy. We've never seen growth like this in a single month. Users, threads and comments all increased dramatically on 9/11 and every day since.
posted by waxpancake on Oct 1, 2001 - 11 comments

Users growing: stats available?

Matt, I would like to thank you for hosting this fabulous forum. I have learned so much about the wonderful world of the web, most recently such things as E/N sites :) and cam girls and how some people react to them. :) And I have a question. I have been noticing the numbers of Metafilter members rising steadily on the front page (and kudos to you for hosting all 11,000+ of us). There was a rise in members (pun unintended!) right after you came back from vacation and another big bump following the horrible events of Sept. 11. Could you tell us how many people have joined since Sept. 11, since you came back from vacation, and say, since the beginning of this year? Do you have those statistics handy? I think it would be interesting to see how many of us have joined in what time periods, even from the beginning!
posted by Lynsey on Sep 24, 2001 - 7 comments

Thread/Comment and User Growth statistics, July 2001

Thread/Comment and User Growth statistics are up for July. This is the first month that threads and comments actually dropped slightly, largely because new user signups are still disabled. Also, we broke 10,000 user IDs yesterday. Congratulations, Ricci.
posted by waxpancake on Aug 2, 2001 - 26 comments

one million pageviews in a single month

MetaFilter tops one million pageviews in a single month.

Stats for July barely squeak past the elusive 1 million mark, but the site finally makes it. I usually don't care too much about the stats (they're mostly done for the sake of curiousity with regards to referrers and bandwidth use), but I was amazed to see such a large number at the "requests for pages" total.

Thanks everyone for contributing and visiting.
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2001 - 11 comments

MeFi in the referrals, but no links. Odd?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but in the last couple of weeks, the URLs of three different MetaFilter threads have shown up in the referral stats for my website. When I've checked the URLs, I've found no links to anything on my site. Does anyone know why such MetaFilter threads would be showing up in my stats? Is this happening to anyone else?

I use SiteMeter to monitor my stats... I don't know if that's part of the problem or not.
posted by Tin Man on Jul 26, 2001 - 10 comments

User Statistics

Perhaps a way, if not to tell *who* is currently logged in, at least a count of how many Mefites are in the house? I ask only because I'm on the other side of the Pacific from most of you (or the other side of the Eurasian landmass), and, well, etc.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 26, 2001 - 11 comments

take a look at what the numbers say

Considering all the hub-bub we keep getting about vets VS oldies, signal-to-noise, volume posters, etc, I just finished wasting a huge volume of time crunching the may stats based on individual posters - all 310 of 'em. For whatever it's worth, take a look at what the numbers say about who's posting what and how successfully. info inside
posted by Perigee on Jun 3, 2001 - 15 comments

New Stats

New Metafilter stats are online. Check out the top 20 charts, the user growth statistics, and the thread/comment stats. The downtime barely put a dent in all the increased activity from the Kaycee threads.
posted by waxpancake on Jun 1, 2001 - 5 comments

poppie has posted 1 link and 3 comments to MetaTalk

Now that we have search here (thanks!), I'd like to see user data for MeTa in addition to the MeFi info. For example: "poppie has posted 1 link and 3 comments to MetaTalk."

posted by gluechunk on May 18, 2001 - 2 comments

April 2001 stats

Stats for April show average daily pageviews over 25,000 now, with nearly three quarters of a million pages served for the month. A typical day I grabbed at random from last week shows about 30k views on weekdays by about 5k different IPs.
posted by mathowie on May 3, 2001 - 12 comments

when will the number of registered users will surpass the number of threads

So, anyone want to venture a guess as to when the number of registered users will surpass the number of threads?
posted by alana on Apr 20, 2001 - 6 comments

I wanna see "Most Viewed User ID" stats.

I wanna see "Most Viewed User ID" stats.
posted by Neale on Apr 4, 2001 - 3 comments

How about a bit more detail on users than 'nnnn members' ?

How about a bit more detail on users than 'nnnn members' ?
ie. user activity: the number/percentage of the members that viewed the site, posted a comment, posted a link in the last month.
Estimated number of non members viewing the site would be good context too. [I was reading MetaFilter daily for over a year before joining]

Request number 2 for a MetaTalk search comes from me.

And couldn't the thread category, when posting to MetaTalk, default to the topic you came from? [Most people would view the topic before starting a thread here]
posted by southisup on Mar 4, 2001 - 1 comment

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