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    Some March Family Woodworking Statistics that I Recorded

    At the end of each month, I have posted some statistics. The February statistics can be found in the thread:
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=2483

    I hasten to add that these statistics are not in any way “official’ and have nothing at all to do with me being a moderator here at Family Woodworking. I gathered them using queries that anyone, even a guest, could formulate.

    March:

    ____|_________|_Members_|_Members____|_Members with____|
    ____|_________|_Added___|_with 5 or____|_1 or more Posts_|_________|_Threads
    Day_|_Members_|_(net)___|_More Posts___|_During Week____|_Threads_|_Added

    ----------(a)---------------------(b)--------------------------------------------------

    _1__|_622_____|_-5______|233_________|156______25%_____|2329____|_22

    _2__|_618_____|_-4______|233_________|162______26%_____|2354____|_25

    _3__|_________|_________|____I had no internet access_______|________|___

    _4__|_617_____|_-1______|233_________|174______28%_____|2400____|_46

    _5__|_604_____|-13______|234_________|176______29%_____|2421____|_21

    _6__|_605_____|__1______|232_________|181______30% _____|2447____|_26

    _7__|_602_____|_-3______|237_________|181______30%_____|2460____|_13

    _8__|_604_____|__2______|237_________|161______27% _____|2487____|_27

    _9__|_604_____|__0______|239_________|173______29% _____|2503____|_16

    10__|_606_____|__2______|238_________|174______29% _____|2540____|_37

    11__|_608_____|__2______|240_________|169______28% _____|2562____|_22

    12__|_614_____|__6______|240_________|166______27% _____|2588____|_26

    13__|_617_____|__3______|242_________|163______26% _____|2604____|_16

    14__|_________|_________|____I had no internet access_______|________|___

    15__|_________|_________|____I had no internet access_______|________|___

    16__|_________|_________|____I had no internet access_______|________|___

    17__|_631_____|_14______|241_________|163______26% _____|2659____|_55

    18__|_634_____|__3______|243_________|164______26% _____|2679____|_16

    19__|_638_____|__4______|244_________|161______25% _____|2693____|_14

    20__|_641_____|__3______|244_________|167______26% _____|2709____|_16

    21__|_649_____|__8______|244_________|162______25% _____|2716____|__7

    22__|_657_____|__8______|244_________|158______24% _____|2731____|_15

    23__|_660_____|__3______|245_________|159______24% _____|2747____|_16

    24__|_660_____|__0______|245_________|152______23% _____|2766____|_19

    25__|_666_____|__6______|250_________|160______24% _____|2783____|_17

    26__|_669_____|__3______|252_________|157______23% _____|2794____|_11

    27__|_668_____|_-1______|252_________|162______24%_____|2808____|_14

    28__|_670_____|__2______|252_________|163______24% _____|2826____|_18

    29__|_678_____|__8______|253_________|159______23% _____|2840____|_14

    30__|_681_____|__3______|254_________|158______23% _____|2852____|_12

    31__|_680_____|_-1______|252_________|155______23%_____|2874____|_22


    notes:

    (a) ‘Members’ excludes anyone who has registered for three or more months but has never posted. It also excludes dummy members set up for test purposes.

    (b) ‘Members with 5 or More Posts’ excludes anyone who has no posts within the last three months.
    Cheers, Frank

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    So Frank, you're obviously doing this to draw some conclusions about forum usage, care to share your findings/observations so the rest of us don't have to do any data dredging?

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    So Frank, you're obviously doing this to draw some conclusions about forum usage, care to share your findings/observations so the rest of us don't have to do any data dredging?

    Jay
    OK Jay. My conclusion (as a member and not as a moderator) is that we are holding steady in terms of participation and threads. But, we do not appear to be growing. I would like to see at least twice the number of new threads a day.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Frank

    I just went to the member list, sorted by number of posts, didn't do any major "cleaning" of the list so there may be some dummy accounts in there. The interesting statistic that jumped out at me is the fact that about half of our membership hasn't posted anything. (396/789)

    I didn't dig deeper, but I suspect that we have a small group of people talking to themselves.

    And that fact may be narrowing the number of posts because we may night be saying anything interesting! LOL

    Jay

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    while interesting to a point, I don't come here to meet loads of people. This is my home page, I visit other forums occasionally, but you folks are my friends whom I share with first. (closely followed by the folks at the WWA) quality vs quantity.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    Frank

    I just went to the member list, sorted by number of posts, didn't do any major "cleaning" of the list so there may be some dummy accounts in there. The interesting statistic that jumped out at me is the fact that about half of our membership hasn't posted anything. (396/789)

    I didn't dig deeper, but I suspect that we have a small group of people talking to themselves.

    And that fact may be narrowing the number of posts because we may night be saying anything interesting! LOL

    Jay
    Jay, certainly having more active members is likely to increase the number of threads. A number that I think reflects activity is 'Members with one or more posts during week'. That number has fluctuated in the narrow 130 to 170 range for the last four months.
    Cheers, Frank

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    It's my understanding that there are dozens of wood working forums out there. I only belong to FW (and two penturning forums) and don't plan to join others. Here is friendly and loaded with knowledge. I suspect, that with so many ww forums, it might be difficult to attract large numbers of new members. Folks join forums and don't use for a variety of reasons. I belong to a historical reenactment forum that I visit, maybe, once a year. But when I do, it is a valuable resource for me.

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    I read at least two other forums every day and several others at least once a week. I don't post in the two main ones once a week probably. Might be several weeks between posts. But I am there reading and learning.

    While I don't have know I suspect our number are similar to other forums.
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