I’d dig both of these metrics!. Great ideas.
- Number of active topics (posted in in last 24h). This tell me how many different conversations are going on, and it would be a positive indicator if this number is growing. This would indicate if discussion is “narrow” (posts in few topics) or “wide” (posts in many topics).
Every month (among other things) I measure new members, and the # of those new members who made a contribution (a topic or post)*.
In order to get that second number, I currently have to export the entire member list, filter out people that signed up during that calendar month, sort by post count, manually count those with >0 posts and then eyeball the topic count as well. It’s doable, but ridiculously manual.
That particular statistic is a fundamental one so it would be great to be able to get it easily. Not being able to sort on the /users page is one of the main frustrations for me.
*an ‘engaged’ member
Somewhat off-topic, but have you found a way to measure “retention”?
That is, how many engaged members stay engaged for any length of time.
Not off topic at all.
No, I haven’t – our community is only 2 months old on Discourse so it hasn’t yet been relevant, but it is certainly something that I’ll need in the future.
What do you mean? You can sort on the the /users page by clicking or tapping on the column headers.
Sorry, I should have said /admin/users/
/users is of no use to me unless I remember to do my analysis on the first of the month because I can’t choose a date range.
Added it here: