Monitoring Moderator Activity


#1

So, I’m tasked with keeping an eye on the moderator’s stats. Currently, our stats show in truncated formats (6.8k instead of 6,800) leaving a lot of room for error, especially as the numbers get bigger. Is there a best practice for monitoring activity of users and seeing how active they are on a period over period basis? Thanks in advance.


(Mittineague) #2

You mean something like “How busy has the Discourse Team group been here?”

https://meta.discourse.org/groups/team


(Jason Kirby) #3

I think he is referring to tracking posts, topics, likes, and more via the moderators profiles to track how active they are each week and logging that data.


#4

Correct. I’d like to track on an individual level on a WoW basis. How many posts have they made? How many topics have been created? etc etc.


(Daniela) #5

Have you tried https://meta.discourse.org/u ? You can set a timeframe and search for users. BTW the most active users are always in the top page.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #6

You should be able to get the exact stats by hovering over the number with your mouse. If you find a stat where this does not work, let us know.


#7

That’s perfect!

As a follow-up question, I’m looking at my own stats as an example. It says I have 12 posts (which I think are replies), but I know I’ve replied way more than that. Is there a way to get a more accurate count?


#8

That’s exactly what I need! Is there any way to look at custom time intervals?


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #9

For custom time intervals you’d need to use the Data Explorer Plugin.


#10

Perfect! Thank you so much.

Any reason why the stats don’t match up though? I’ve posted a picture of my lifetime stats, but it only shows 2 replies?


(Andy Logan) #11

You just need to adjust the pull down, it defaults to the last week:

55 PM


#12

I made it bigger, but that’s all time. I know the replies and hearts received are wrong.


#13

As a follow-up, when I go to my replies, here’s a screen cap of a random bunch that totals more than what is shown in the stats :sweat_smile:


(Daniela) #14

Stats are not in real time (from what I know). They are updated when the proper job runs on sidekiq.
This is the job for the about page stats (maybe):

It runs every 2 hours. I don’t know if this job controls the users stats in the page /users too.
Many jobs like this are scheduled and run every X hours.


#15

I’ve just hit a month in my current role, so even if it’s only updated every few hours, I should have hundreds of replies.


(Jeff Atwood) #16

In public topics? I doubt these stats include PM replies.


#17

Sorry for the delay. The majority of my replies would be public. Occasionally a topic will be removed, moved, or I’ll reply via private message, but I don’t feel like the numbers are an accurate reflection of my activity.


(Mittineague) #18

Is the site running any third party plugins that might possibly be intercepting the normal processes? Are error logs clean?