In considering whether I should make user stats visible on our forum I extracted some of the data about the Discourse team from this forum.
From this data, i considered two questions: Who is the most complementary of the team? and; Who is the most likable? The analysis is below.
A few conclusions can be drawn.
Despite his reputation @codinghorror is clearly the most congenial of the team, giving a Like to 13% of his all time reads However @zogstrip seems to be in a particularly good mood recently and is closing in terms of propensity to like. If you get a like from @eviltrout treasure it; they are few and far between.
In terms of likability, @techAPJ leads the way getting more than 2 likes for every topic/post entry. @neil has suddenly become popular - new aftershave? @eviltrout attracts a high number of likes, perhaps from users trying to encourage him to reciprocate.
Having seen how dangerous this information can be in the wrong hands, I won’t be publishing it on our site.