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How active is your community?

posted by Krow on 09:22 PM March 25th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm managing the technical aspects of a growing private community. I have noticed that the vast majority of my users are not very participatory. We have a core group of about 80-150 active users (posters/commenters/journals/etc), and 400-900 lurkers on any given day. Due to various email invites, our user base is now over 10k users. My site is invitation only, and there are no anonymous users. Thus, I can definitely identify all of my users.

My questions for the slashcode community are these:
  1. How many unique users does your slashsite get in a day as compared with the total number of users that you have?
  2. Is it typical to have only 6% of your user base active and less than 1% of them regularly interactive?

FYI, my calculations for these figures come from the accesslog as:
select count(distinct uid), dayofyear(ts) as day from accesslog group by day;

For sites that allow anonymous users, the following would return (kinda) similar results:
select count(distinct host_addr), dayofyear(ts) as day from accesslog group by day;

Current Slash Tags

posted by Krow on 11:27 AM March 24th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Keep in mind that the type="op" is the syntax that is saved. Most have multiple forms. Also keep in mind that to use links you need to have Slash::Relocate installed and Slash::Blob. For image and file uploads all you need is Slash::Blob.
Read one for the entire list:

SLASH tags

posted by Krow on 10:15 PM March 23rd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Thanks for all the help with the upgrade, but I have another question. What's the syntax for the new SLASH tags? I've tried looking through the code, but alas, I'm not much of a perl programmer, and expirementing hasn't given me much help.

Upgrading

posted by Krow on 03:12 PM March 15th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I just wanted to suggest that someone out there who's rather good with Slash write a How-To on Upgrading to the latest CVS, or upgrading to the latest release, or both! It'd sure help me out. (a simple how-to in the comments to this article would help a great deal as well!)

What is the Mysterious future and why did it show

posted by Krow on 02:52 PM March 12th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Currently Slashdot has an article posted "in the Mysterious future" showing on the main page. What up with dat?
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