Wednesday 11 July 2012 11:36:18 am - 27 replies
I am writing this blog as an expreiment and need the assistance of every eZ Community member to assist me. Please read on to the full article to see how you can help.
Wednesday 18 July 2012 1:49:04 pm
It just so happens that the community here is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.
OK.. Now when someone wants to jump n me about the 'almost dead' comment above, first take a look at the detailed analysis at fumaaggo done by Sebastian.. Among the stats, you will see that over 80% of all users posted 5 posts or less and that 44% have never posted.
However, I see a glimmer of hope here afterall. The 42,436 users onboard is probably an overstatement of approximately 42,000, but who's counting as long as there is still some value somewhere.
Wednesday 18 July 2012 2:09:28 pm
So, after analysis of the data in another way, I've drawn another conclusion: Almost every post here is a valuable post with interesting questions and valuable insight and responses.
So, we cannot kid ourselves into believing that this community is compromised by a very large active group, but I would say that the ratio between value and posts is probably much much higher than communities for other languages/frameworks/etc.
In other words, what is posted may represent a low level of overall involvement for a world-wide community forum, the contributions are mostly consistent in their high quality and value.
[now if only people like me would stop rambling and post value instead]
Monday 23 July 2012 12:23:53 pm
Here is a small analysis of this initiative, 12 days later. I was into doing some maths today
The call on population was posted on July 11th, today is July 23rd, that is 12 days ago, right in the middle of the summer, during which that traffic on share.ez.no is approximately divided by 2, not even talking about the amount of posts. In 12 days, 25 replies were posted, that account for approximately 1% of our community (ref : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture) ).
Outside of summer time, you would certainly have gotten around 50 replies in the same timeframe, from 50 different persons, reflecting a community of 5000 users.
I would like to mitigate this rather low number with the "exotic" aspect (no offense David) of the initial request, purely self-reflective and outside of the main purpose of the community; based on this consideration, and given that the eZ Publish Community is mostly composed of professionals on tight schedule, one can assume that the nature of your initial call for a shout-out is not the most likely to exhaustively draw the landscape of all active users (the "Creators", by the 1% rule terminology).
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