My old MyBB forum had a simple charting feature that showed the userbase size over time. It came in handy in this presentation I gave about the growth of the forum, where I overlaid certain events on the chart.
/admin/reports/signups is a start, but less visually compelling.
Haven’t found any plugins that display charts, but they would be a nice visual addition to the Discourse dashboard:
- users over time
- posts and topics over time
- attachments over time
top posters / most active users (bar chart) - that kind of exists at
Daily/Monthly Active Users can be generated with Google Analytics, but the process isn’t easy, and won’t cover any data retroactively (i.e. before installing GA), or from imported posts.