Author Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics  (Read 3550 times)

Patrick

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Karma: +44/-2
    • View Profile
Lies, damned lies and statistics
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:09:17 am »
In general I'd agree with Mark Twain, but he was before the web where all the stats are automatically calculated! Thought it might be a good time to run through some of them...

Quote
Total Members: 699
Total Posts: 5755
Total Topics: 293
Most Online: 97 - November 15, 2013, 08:53:13 AM
Wonder what was significant about the morning of November the 15th???

Quote
Average registrations per day:4.93
Average posts per day:12.17
That last number is too low! We're not a very vocal bunch

Top 10 posters
Quote
jaDEB 986
Orca 860
Moneypenny 723
Patrick 601
Moonraker 430
qriffin 221
gcr 200
tgg78703 188
Aragorn 161
Bundu 113
If only there were more people who would speak up!

Top ten topics by views
Quote
Today's Outlook 21965
investor challenge 19312
CML 16239
Tax 10132
LDT - Dividend amounts and Last Day to Trade 10080
Pulverized Sand Box 8252
SAtrixindi 7124
Live chat 7109
Gold & Gold Shares 6921
Oceana Group Ltd 6822
Interesting, people do read a lot! Even posts where I wouldn't expect much interest get huge views!

Here's an interesting one, most time online:
Quote
jaDEB 11d 16h 26m
Orca 8d 16h 10m
Delusionsofgrandeur 7d 7h 22m

Anyway, that's some of the stats, what's needed now are some more enthusiastic members. If you have any ideas I'm happy to add new features. We've got the challenge, and the live chat. Both were member suggestions and great ideas. What else is lurking in those wise minds...?

Patrick

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Karma: +44/-2
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 11:32:25 am »
And some more stats from the server side of things:
Code: [Select]
Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages
Jan 2014 4,463 11,403 169,494
Feb 2014 5,167 12,583 202,996
Mar 2014 5,809 14,045 187,846
Apr 2014 3,210 7,336 105,415

Not bad, the general trend is up. Note we're only halfway through April. PS these numbers are just for shareforum.co.za, not including investorchallenge.co.za
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 11:36:19 am by Patrick »

Patrick

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Karma: +44/-2
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 04:10:59 pm »
Code: [Select]
Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages
Jan 2014 4,463 11,403 169,494
Feb 2014 5,167 12,583 202,996
Mar 2014 5,809 14,045 187,846
Apr 2014 6,002 14,280 179,967
May 2014 9,503 23,608 190,916

Moneypenny

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1886
  • Karma: +37/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 09:18:11 am »
What is the difference between unique visitor & no of visits and why the huge jump in May?

Patrick

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Karma: +44/-2
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 09:24:11 am »
A unique visitor is one PC/tablet/phone, the number of visits being higher means that people come back to the site more than once using the same tablet/pc/phone etc.

I haven't figured our why may was such a good month, but the extra load on the server by all the users was the reason why I had to take down the live chat. My server just couldn't handle the traffic with it on. I'm busy moving to a new server (cloud based, yay!) at the moment. Halfway done, the forum will probably be the next site to move, probably this weekend sometime.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 09:26:27 am by Patrick »

Snakepit

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 111
  • Karma: +5/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 07:54:17 am »
Patrick, I am a member of a lot of forums and as always, only +- 10% of the members speak up. Maybe the other okes are just looking and learning? We are the writers and they are the followers of society :whistle:

Moneypenny

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1886
  • Karma: +37/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 09:53:27 am »
And the hard part for those 10% is to not respond to everything. :D I know I do it, respond and then just delete, thinking maybe someone else should chime in just for the sake of variety.