In a forum in the early stages of growth, it feels handy to know who has recently made their first post. If I happen to see it, it has a little banner box. But if I don’t see that, is there any way to find the post? (The Admin interface tells me that there has been a new contributor.)
I’ve looked in all recently updated threads and don’t see the box.
Can I search for all users with only 1 post? Or all users with only a few posts?
Admin, Users, New is the main place.
Indeed, that gives me recent joiners, but not recent new contributors. (It’s fairly likely that a new contributor will have been a lurker for a while, so won’t be a new joiner.)
I think you need a plugin to do that.
It depends how you define “contributors”, I would argue that spending a lot of time reading and liking is also an important contribution. That’s why those stats appear on the Admin, Users, New list.
And very handy they are too. But the Admin dashboard and stats pages show a ‘new contributors’ graph, also handy, which is what caught my attention, and gave me the terminology.
You could do a data explorer search. There should be a similar example in the data explorer cool query topic.
@pfaffman - I thought that might be the answer although I’ve never delved into that world.
Continuing the discussion from
Data Explorer Plugin:
For a searchable list of queries in this topic, see @SidV’s query list on GitHub.
This topic has become too long to be easily searched. If you have questions about how to write a Data Explorer query, start a new topic in the #support category and tag it with data-explorer.
Here’s a couple I’m starting with:
Users Last Seen Since (Since N Weeks Ago)
with intervals as (
n as start_time,