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The TI forum activity stats archival project (2002-present)

Started by DJ Omnimaga, June 05, 2015, 07:49:49 am

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DJ Omnimaga

So it definitively seems like the community trends favor chats more nowadays

CodeWalrus:
2015
Topics: 767
Posts: 26936
IRC lines: 244762

2016
Topics: 787
Posts: 21164
IRC lines: 266597


TI-Planet
2015: 1720+ topics, ≈ 18000 posts
2016: 1510+ topics, ≈ 16500 posts
They have no stats for the shoutbox, but apparently its activity was higher this year. https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19416&p=211122#p211122

I'll try to update TI-Story later.

xMarminq_

I don't associate with associations

DJ Omnimaga


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Edt: I'm getting fat...
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DJ Omnimaga


p4nix

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 04, 2017, 04:43:39 am
You're an actual :walrii: , after all? O.O

Sh** is about to happen if you take that 'staff' thingy too serious, you should know that @DJ Omnimaga ;)

DJ Omnimaga

I was kidding as well @p4nix :P

We never know, though :trollface:


Also I'm a bit late but I finally updated the 2016 forum posting stats to include the entire year: http://tistory.wikidot.com/forumstats

GalacticPirate

OK, so here are the variations in activity for all main (ie above 100 posts :p) sites, compared to 2015:
1. Codewalrus; 21,164 posts; ▼-21.43%
2. TI-Planet; 16,909 posts; ▼-11.65%
3. Cemetech; 11,155 posts; ▼-25.54%
4. Omnimaga; 1,959 posts; ▼-55.53%
5. TI-Basic Developper; 1,331 posts; ▼-52.12%
6. Tout82 (Original); 793 posts; ▼-34.79%
7. yAronet (combined); 285 posts ▼-39.87%
8. TI-Calc.org; 165 posts ▲+81.32%
9. Tout82 (Second site); 159 posts ▼-67.81%

DJ Omnimaga

That was quite a massive drop this year >.< . This is why we need to encourage developers to not stick exclusively to Github and other repos or chatrooms to showcase their project progress <_<.

Unicorn




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GalacticPirate


DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Unicorn on January 05, 2017, 03:25:00 pm
Or, maybe, take Unicorn's steam account away. :P
And @Snektron account too :P

Unless you both decide to make Steam games :P


Quote from: STV on January 05, 2017, 05:06:13 pm
Actually I lol'd whan I saw TI-Calc.org's post count almost doubled :p
That's because they did not have a news editor from March 2015 to October 2015. :P

critor

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 05, 2017, 03:17:32 pm
Quote from: STV on January 05, 2017, 12:08:21 pm
OK, so here are the variations in activity for all main (ie above 100 posts :p) sites, compared to 2015:
1. Codewalrus; 21,164 posts; ▼-21.43%
2. TI-Planet; 16,909 posts; ▼-11.65%
3. Cemetech; 11,155 posts; ▼-25.54%
4. Omnimaga; 1,959 posts; ▼-55.53%
5. TI-Basic Developper; 1,331 posts; ▼-52.12%
6. Tout82 (Original); 793 posts; ▼-34.79%
7. yAronet (combined); 285 posts ▼-39.87%
8. TI-Calc.org; 165 posts ▲+81.32%
9. Tout82 (Second site); 159 posts ▼-67.81%

That was quite a massive drop this year >.< .

So what I was feeling (so few CX/CE projects being released this year compared to last year) was coming from somewhere...

I wouldn't say massive.
The drop in percentage is much higher for web sites which were already old/unmaintained/unsupported/inactive.

Very impressive to see how Omnimaga still manages to go lower when being already so low, with a respectable -53.53% drop percentage.

The new tout82 project seems to be dead since birth too. As it was publicly presented as being the last issue, I spent hours last year converting their old CMS forum to a phpBB database, did provide them the new image, and got no news ever again after that. :(
The TI-82 Advanced for France being completely locked down and the only approved 82 model for 2018+ exams probably didn't help either for a 82-only oriented website.


But it's still a significant drop, yes.
In such context, there is no room for any more division in the TI community.
But it doesn't mean that people who built a new website because they felt very unwanted somewhere else should feel guilty, nor that they should go back at any cost either.
It's up to people who throw some/all of their members out to apologize, change their behaviour and fix their stupid mistakes.

DJ Omnimaga

January 07, 2017, 03:57:43 pm #163 Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 09:02:18 pm by DJ Omnimaga
Well to be honest, I am not surprised about Omnimaga's decline @critor , as they basically used United-TI's final 5 years of management as a blueprint since I stepped down (to the point where even the "overhaul" of the download section and URL changes were followed to the letter). They don't even have a single admin that posted in more than 5 different days this last few months. If CW staff was to do the same, our activity would drop even faster. Things would be way different if Sorunome was the leader rather than just support staff.

As for the amount of CE projects, I think the reason why I might have the impression that there is an higher amount this year is because on CW it took until 2016 before the calculator finally takes off and I haven't checked other sites as often.

If CW had not opened, the total numbers would be even worse. This is why we need to keep our welcoming atmosphere intact and encourage people to learn programming.

Adriweb

Quote from: critor on January 07, 2017, 12:12:40 pmso few CX/CE projects being released this year compared to last year

Do you have a source/numbers?

At least on TI-Planet (CW stats are welcome if you have some, and ticalc as well if possible), the number of uploads (marked with the following category in the archive) are:
CE:
- 2015: 160
- 2016: 214 (+33.8%)
Nspire:
- 2015: 171
- 2016: 180 (-5.3%)

1st conclusion: Well, 2016 has had much more content than 2015 for the CE, and basically the same for the Nspire.

Or maybe it depends what you call "projects". If I filter out anything with less than 25 downloads, not to count the tiny things for instance, we have these numbers of uploads:
(even though the ones from 2015 have had 1 more year to reach the threshold, in this example... to it's actually biased)
CE:
- 2015: 142
- 2016: 136 (-4.2%)
Nspire:
- 2015: 150
- 2016: 107 (-28.7%)

2nd and probably more accurate conclusion: While there's much more content in raw quantity, there is less content generating a lot of downloads for the Nspire, and a negligible difference, for the CE

Let's note that some "big games", like the ones from Patrick Davidson, also get often updated, so in theory this is "activity"/"content", but we don't see it directly in the numbers above.

Also if actual content/activity in 2016 is less than 2015, TI-Planet's 2016 stats indicate that raw visits/visitors keep going up, like every year. So with more visits and less forum posts, the conclusion is that there are simply more and more "observers" rather than "actors".
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