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USF Activity Science
« on: September 16, 2015, 07:39:13 PM »
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hello yes I am an official activityologist of the Universe Sandbox Forum. This board seems to be increasing in activity, along with much larger waves of new members joining the forums and leaving their typical 1 to 3 posts in the Alpha board or other similar boards. Each month since May has been increasing in activity, and we may reach a temporary height in activity around late October into early November. This will have lasting impacts on the forum activity well into next year, possibly giving 2016 the second place in terms of the number of posts it has had in the year.

Predictions for fall 2015
September total: 2200 - 2800 posts | Actual: 2698
October total: 2700 - 3700 posts
November total: 2500 - 3500 posts
December total: 3000 - 4500 posts
« Last Edit: October 07, 2015, 10:00:40 PM by Darvince »

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 09:58:49 AM »
We need to make a petition to rename the science of statistics to "activityology"

Darvince

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 12:55:11 PM »
statisticians -> activityologists

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 07:04:22 PM »
September is about to surpass August in number of posts for the fourth month in a row where postcount has increased.

Revised September prediction: 2100 - 2400 posts

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 07:18:36 PM »
Trend of activity over the last six months:


There have been 20 all-time high posting records for a single day:
2008-05-28: 1 post (forum founded)
2008-05-31: 3 posts
2008-07-03: 5 posts
2008-07-06: 7 posts
2008-07-08: 12 posts
2008-07-09: 28 posts
2009-01-04: 34 posts
2009-02-18: 40 posts
2009-02-19: 52 posts
2009-02-20: 88 posts
2009-07-24: 213 posts
2009-08-29: 226 posts
2010-05-09: 316 posts (US2 release)
2010-12-27: 365 posts
2010-12-31: 379 posts
2012-01-24: 454 posts (count to a million becomes active)
2012-01-26: 491 posts
2012-05-11: 527 posts
2012-10-21: 618 posts
2012-11-11: 778 posts The record as it currently stands.

Per year record:
2008: 28 posts
2009: 226 posts
2010: 379 posts
2011: 286 posts
2012: 778 posts
2013: 275 posts
2014: 615 posts
2015: 380 posts (as of this post)

All 2012 and forward statistics include Count to a million.
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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 02:44:59 PM »
Revised revised September prediction: 2400 - 2600 posts
October prediction: 3500 - 4500 posts
« Last Edit: September 26, 2015, 07:17:31 PM by Darvince »

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 09:01:04 PM »
How do you get this data

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 09:01:25 PM »
kk

Darvince

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 09:25:22 PM »
>mrw people aren't experts at the forum layout on day 1

http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php?action=stats
scroll down, expand each month. other than that I export the data to a google spreadsheet and then play with it there

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 09:41:58 PM »
>mrw people aren't experts at the forum layout on day 1

http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php?action=stats
scroll down, expand each month. other than that I export the data to a google spreadsheet and then play with it there
oh i see

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 08:51:15 PM »
Final totals for September 2015:
With CTAM: 2698 posts
Without: 1894 posts

This week's October prediction: 3400 - 4300 posts (with CTAM)

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2015, 09:10:08 PM »
Current activity trend is around 80 posts per day and falling.
In May, the activity trend was at the lowest it had ever been since August of 2010, when it reached a low of 14.19 posts. August 2010 had a low of 12.29 posts.

New October prediction (based on much lower activity than expected): 2700 - 3700 posts
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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 09:56:33 PM »
Tomorrow I may add pageviews to USFstat if I have the time.

Linkie

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 04:41:36 PM »
I added two new charts based on page views.

Page views per post


Page view trend

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 09:30:33 PM »
I wonder what that spike was


count to a million maybe?

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2015, 10:41:04 PM »
it wasn't because all graphs I have shown exclude count to a million because of ctamming days when it gains hundreds of posts

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 09:21:41 AM »
The average member
has made 39 posts, only 11 under their avatar because 28 of them are in EE
has made 2 topics
is male
does not browse the forum every day


Hi I am dr. owl with a degree from university of Aeridani in memberology

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 12:25:57 PM »
now find the median

New October prediction:
1300-1800 posts
« Last Edit: October 13, 2015, 12:31:22 PM by Darvince »

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 12:32:31 PM »
it wasn't because all graphs I have shown exclude count to a million because of ctamming days when it gains hundreds of posts

laaaaame

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 01:28:19 PM »
join irc

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2015, 11:32:11 PM »
I haven't updated the spreadsheet in a while so I haven't found anything new interesting. All I have for you is the mid-month prediction:

October: 1350 - 1650 posts
November: 1100 - 1700 posts

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2015, 11:37:16 PM »
around 2000 posts this month, ahead of predictions (albeit 650 of them are from ctam)

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2015, 08:16:57 PM »


November prediction:
800 - 1000 posts (without CTAM)
1300 - 1800 posts (with CTAM)
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 08:21:59 PM by Darvince »

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2015, 08:22:02 PM »
AYYYYY and this is why you don't extrapolate trends with quadratics

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2015, 08:24:14 PM »
this is probably the most interesting chart out of all your charts

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IpQsKX3K6WgZ5slwydnG4_tR08zdOOX_naFxHVavrAs/edit#gid=805393687

i'm just a bit confused about how you plotted this -- does the average posts per topic at this current time include all topics and posts ever or just recent topics and posts -- the latter would be much more interesting but also a lot more work to get right

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2015, 08:27:28 PM »
not exactly sure what that plots


also i just realized ctam contributes like almost 2 to the average posts per topic plot

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2015, 08:51:47 PM »
the red line is moving average posts per topic with CTAM
the orange is without
the blue line is total average posts per topic for all time

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2015, 11:31:14 PM »
A burst in activity occurred today. We reached over 100 posts in a single day (including CTAM) for the first time since 2015-10-23, narrowly avoiding a month with an absence of 100+ post days.

Here's how my forecast has held up so far (not counting today's activity burst):
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 11:48:53 PM by Darvince »

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Re: USF Activity Science
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2015, 12:43:26 AM »
i liek how shitty the autoforcefast is