2021: The Year in Review

2021's Top Users

Most Time Reading

User Hours Read
@JammyDodger
143
@pfaffman
139
@Johani
136
@dodesz
114
@merefield
103
@Moin
88
@Benjamin_D
73
@JimPas
67
@renato
54
@ondrej
50

Most Topics

User Topics
@dodesz
67
@mattdm
64
@pfaffman
57
@Jonathan5
38
@MrDavis97
29
@seanblue
28
@Nacho_Caballero
27
@Paul_King1
26
@nathankershaw
25
@Ed_Bobkov
25

Most Replies

User Replies
@pfaffman
1.63k
@merefield
712
@IAmGav
410
@JammyDodger
370
@Jonathan5
295
@ondrej
276
@angus
245
@RGJ
243
@Benjamin_D
230
@dodesz
197

Most Replied to

User Replies
@pfaffman
857
@merefield
368
@IAmGav
227
@JammyDodger
215
@RGJ
160
@Benjamin_D
159
@Jonathan5
150
@angus
146
@ondrej
137
@dodesz
126

Most Likes Given

User Likes
@JimPas
8.08k
@pfaffman
2.9k
@merefield
1.06k
@anon73664359
830
@Heliosurge
709
@anon82467725
690
@Benjamin_D
668
@riking
658
@dodesz
560
@Ahmed_Gagan
553

Most Likes Received

User Likes
@pfaffman
2.61k
@merefield
1.93k
@angus
1.03k
@ondrej
772
@Johani
744
@RGJ
687
@dodesz
586
@JammyDodger
533
@IAmGav
528
@riking
522

Most Visits

User Days Visited
@merefield
365
@ondrej
365
@Benjamin_D
365
@dodesz
365
@SebH
364
@Canapin
364
@omarfilip
363
@craigconstantine
363
@md-misko
363
@itsbhanusharma
362

All Yearly Visits

Daily Visits

Days Visited Users
365 9
364 6
363 3
362 4
361 3
358 1
357 1
355 3
353 3
352 1
13 Likes

Top #support Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Delete deleted-posts permanently in bulk? 17
My discourse speed is very slow 14
2.7.0.beta2 upgrade failed 9
Errors on Exporting Data from Teams to Self Hosted Discourse on Digital Ocean 8
Implosion after 2.7beta7 upgrade 8

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
What is Bootstrap Mode 33

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Delete deleted-posts permanently in bulk? 58
Stop using Amazon s3 for uploads 49
Errors on Exporting Data from Teams to Self Hosted Discourse on Digital Ocean 39
2.7.0.beta2 upgrade failed 34
German People here 33

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Where is auto-tag and auto-replace? 23
Received a reprimand from Facebook because of the first share badge when using FB login. How to proceed? 22
Delete deleted-posts permanently in bulk? 21
"mailing list mode" mysteriously deactivated 21
Search function changes 21

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Delete deleted-posts permanently in bulk? 16
What is Bootstrap Mode 16
Stop using Amazon s3 for uploads 7
SMTP Password not working anymore 6
If I want to completely delete a post, I should just hide them? 5
1 Like

Top #feature Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Revert search to old live search pattern 18
Issues when using slow mode on a topic forever 13
Animated gifs: Make it stop! 10
Word cloud plugin for discourse? 9
Badges and general chattiness of Discourse 9

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Warn before blocking own IP address 19
Progress bar for filling out community profile? 19
FLoC network opt-out 19
Animated gifs: Make it stop! 18
Adding OpenMoji as a new emoji set 14

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Search results should prioritize first post in topic when title matches search term 39
Issues when using slow mode on a topic forever 39
Revert search to old live search pattern 27
Instagram and Facebook oEmbed API to stop working, what about Onebox? 25
DeepL support for Discourse Translator 25

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Animated gifs: Make it stop! 29
FLoC network opt-out 29
"This site was just updated" popups are annoying 25
Revert search to old live search pattern 24
Adding OpenMoji as a new emoji set 24

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Instagram and Facebook oEmbed API to stop working, what about Onebox? 8
1 Like

Top #dev Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Managing group membership via authentication 15
Removing the /2, /3, /4, etc links for each reply within a topic URL 10
Apple M1, Docker arm64 emulation 9
Overriding user_guardian.rb in a plugin (no fork necessary!) 8
How to add a super basic topic custom field 7

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
A New Python API 19
Apple M1 for discourse development 12
Flarum to Discourse Migration Script 11

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Apple M1, Docker arm64 emulation 27
Managing group membership via authentication 26
Get back the real "raw" data that created a post? 25
Removing the /2, /3, /4, etc links for each reply within a topic URL 23
Overriding user_guardian.rb in a plugin (no fork necessary!) 22

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Managing group membership via authentication 24
Is there a way to lint handlebars? 21
Apple M1, Docker arm64 emulation 21
Removing the /2, /3, /4, etc links for each reply within a topic URL 20
Badge for posts created between 1 AM and 5 AM 19
1 Like

Top #ux Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Discourse with a screen reader 39
Confusion between Reply To and Reply List in email responses 14
Isn’t it kind of hard to figure out that there is a mail/messaging system? 8
Possible privacy flaw with DMs 7
Frustrations for a new user 7

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Discourse with a screen reader 22
Reply text box as alternative to current button approach 12
Warnings about minimum character limits in the composer vibrate too much 10

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Discourse with a screen reader 83
Confusion between Reply To and Reply List in email responses 45
Isn’t it kind of hard to figure out that there is a mail/messaging system? 26
Android app doesn't use browser inside the app any more, launches site in full browser 21
Possible privacy flaw with DMs 20

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Discourse with a screen reader 32
Confusion between Reply To and Reply List in email responses 25
Reply text box as alternative to current button approach 25
Isn’t it kind of hard to figure out that there is a mail/messaging system? 24
Dropdowns for categories and tags are very problematic for screen readers 22

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Discourse with a screen reader 7
1 Like

Top #community Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Using Discourse as a social media platform 34
Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord 21
Limitations of freedom of speech? 19
Encouraging expertise 16
Relative lack of themes - am I missing something? 15

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Coming back to Discourse 👋 50
My fall and return on Discourse 33
Happy Birthday, Jay! @pfaffman 27
Encouraging expertise 14
Volunteer Activities - a simple setup for non-hierarchical collaboration 12

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Using Discourse as a social media platform 91
Limitations of freedom of speech? 42
Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord 30
Moderation idea: Badge of shame 23
Relative lack of themes - am I missing something? 21

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Coming back to Discourse 👋 34
Encouraging expertise 27
Relative lack of themes - am I missing something? 26
Using Discourse as a social media platform 25
Using Discourse as a personal Journal? 25

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Relative lack of themes - am I missing something? 5
Forum owners, how do you "fight" Facebook groups? 5
Discourse as a Virtual Conference Platform 5
1 Like

Top #theme Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Masonry Image Gallery 11
Topic List Previews Theme Component 8
Featured Flip Cards 7
Category List with Banners 6
Avid Reader: A theme focused on readability 6

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
:classical_building: Rome, a theme inspired by ancient roman manuscripts 31
👅 Markdown Flavors 27
🎀 Neomorphism, a modern theme for Discourse 27
Masonry Image Gallery 27
Avid Reader: A theme focused on readability 24

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Inline pdf previews 44
Easy responsive footer 37
Custom header links (icons) 36
Personal Message Bubbles 36
Topic List Previews Theme Component 35

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Masonry Image Gallery 33
Avid Reader: A theme focused on readability 32
Featured Flip Cards 28
Category List with Banners 27
Topic List Previews Theme Component 25

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Custom hamburger menu links 11
Inline pdf previews 11
Easy responsive footer 10
Personal Message Bubbles 9
Custom Header Links 9
2 Likes

Top #praise Topics

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Why We Love Discourse 48
The Discourse team *rocks* 36
My Forum is finally live! Thank you Discourse! 25
Discourse for a "digital garden" 25
Loving the option on which topics to apply to 23

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Why We Love Discourse 33
The Discourse team *rocks* 25
Discourse for a "digital garden" 22
My Forum is finally live! Thank you Discourse! 21
Loving the option on which topics to apply to 20
2 Likes

Top #plugin Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Discourse Reactions - Beyond Likes 99
Landing Pages Plugin :small_airplane: 19
Rocket.Chat SSO + embed plugin for Discourse 13
Community Network Visualisation 13
Discord Sync: sync a Discourse forum with a Discord server 12

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Discourse Reactions - Beyond Likes 111
Landing Pages Plugin :small_airplane: 38
Community Network Visualisation 32
Discord Sync: sync a Discourse forum with a Discord server 24
Custom Mentionables 18

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Discourse Reactions - Beyond Likes 175
Follow Plugin 👨 87
Locations Plugin 58
Rocket.Chat SSO + embed plugin for Discourse 51
Custom Wizard Plugin :mage: 44

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Discourse Reactions - Beyond Likes 70
Landing Pages Plugin :small_airplane: 39
Community Network Visualisation 35
Discord Sync: sync a Discourse forum with a Discord server 33
Lock topics behind a "crypto" paywall 28

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Discourse Reactions - Beyond Likes 20
Follow Plugin 👨 14
News Plugin :newspaper: 12
Landing Pages Plugin :small_airplane: 12
Data Explorer Plugin 11
2 Likes

Top #tips & tricks Topics

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
How to start building stuff for Discourse if you're newbie (like myself) 17
Custom Discourse Reactions 15

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Custom New topic button 10

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Custom New topic button 21
Custom Discourse Reactions 16
Automatic Welcome Message To New Users 12
How to make "copyright" copy-protected content? 11
Welcoming new users with trust level messages 11

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
How to start building stuff for Discourse if you're newbie (like myself) 16
What cool data explorer queries have you come up with? 11
What cool badge queries have you come up with? 8
How to Use Discourse as a Private Support/Ticket System 6
4 Likes

Congrats to @JimPas for being the most loving guy on the planet (ever) :heart: :smiley:

These stats are great!

Were these compiled manually? Or is there a plugin working some magic here? :thinking:

17 Likes

Jim is very nice indeed! :heart:

This is a plugin. I’d go mad compiling this manually :rofl:

14 Likes

Watch out @dodesz :slight_smile:

12 Likes

@pfaffman is clearly the MVP. He placed in the top three of every category, except for visits. When he’s on the pitch he makes it count.

Time: 2nd
Topics: 3rd
Replies: 1st (quadruple 3rd!)
Replied to: 1st (almost quadruple 3rd)
Likes given: 2nd
Likes recieved: 1st (almost triple 3rd)
Visits: not placed

Mission for 2022: build a machine learning responder bot that beats Jay.

12 Likes

I really can’t believe that I didn’t visit every day. I think there’s a bug. :crying_cat_face:

EDIT: Lest anyone be confused, this was a joke.

11 Likes

On the contrary I didn’t even expect it to say I’d visited 365 days. Looks like I can’t get enough of Meta :laughing:

6 Likes

I am honestly quite shocked at how much my face appears here! And I only mention this because I literally wouldn’t have known the relative engagement/popularity of most of what I posted here without this review! So I’m really glad this exists. :blush:

6 Likes