• @pineapple_pizza
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    355 months ago

    Do votes count as activity as well? Or just posts and comments?

        • Coelacanth
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          45 months ago

          I can see the arguments for both, to be honest. Ideally I’d like to be able to see statistics for both. Active Users and Active Contributors?

          • Meldrik
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            15 months ago

            You can already see how many posts and comments users make. Isn’t that the same?

            • Coelacanth
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              45 months ago

              Well, as mentioned that is also covered by the Monthly Active Users metric that already is available. But in addition to that, I think it would be interesting to see the number of users who read and vote but don’t post or comment. Even though posting and commenting is the biggest part, actively voting is still an important part of the ecosystem.

              • Meldrik
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                15 months ago

                True, could be nice to see data on content consumers, and not just the content creators.

      • Ategon
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        5 months ago

        I changed the algorithms in programming.dev to take into account voters in the activity. Since stats are all calculated locally you can view any community from programming.dev to get the monthly active users including that change

        e.g. https://programming.dev/c/technology@lemmy.world shows 27.8k users/month on p.d which is almost as much as the value here for all of lemmy excluding voters

        • Meldrik
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          25 months ago

          That’s crazy! User/month goes from only 7.5k active to 27.8k. And that’s just people voting. What about people who only read a post?

          • Ategon
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            35 months ago

            Dont have access to those stats in the database so adding on voting is the best I can do

            Theres a post read table but its only people who have explicitly marked something as read and is way less than the post likes

            • Deebster
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              25 months ago

              Do posts get marked as read when you read the comments? There’s the x new comments feature, so something must be storing that timestamp.

              • Ategon
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                5 months ago

                I dug through the code and turns out the post read table does store when its read (with number of comments when it was read stored in a person post aggregates table), it just only stores it for people from your instance so I cant get accurate numbers from all of lemmy (and why it seemed like there was a low amount)

      • PorkRoll
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        65 months ago

        Agreed. Lurkers are what keep these sites alive.