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Kansas City

Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:05:13 AM

I enjoy seeing my overall rank advancing each day, but I don't know what that means in terms of all users, or even in terms of active users. It would be nice to see that I am 40,152nd out of X total users, and out of Y active users. "Active" could be defined as anyone who has had any activity in the past thirty days.
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Champion Author San Jose

Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:56:32 PM

That would be another useful metric, sure. I was just describing an existing metric that could be used without any changes to the system.
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Champion Author Utah

Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:12:16 PM

What about the number of users who had at least 1 ticket in the last drawing? For that matter, might a more useful metric be how many tickets were issued for each drawing? We already have the winners page. The numbers of tickets could be tacked on, though if that was a really large number it might not be a good idea in the eyes of the owners/mods.

Just a thought.
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:18:06 AM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.
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Champion Author San Jose

Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 2:30:02 AM

"Total users" is pretty meaningless, as I'm sure it would include a huge number of "members" who signed up and then quickly dropped out (or, as we've occasionally seen, they wanted to change home site or they forgot their password, and chose to abandon the original login instead of just asking the mods to address the issue). In fact, I'm not aware of any approved method for terminating membership, so the "total users" count can only go up.

For historical reasons, a member is considered "serious" upon reaching 35000 points, so some stats are reported relative to the number of 35000-and-up members. Also, one way to get an estimate of the number of "active" users is to look at how many respond to the weekly poll -- it won't count everybody, but it's probably proportionally correct over time.
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:17:19 AM

All ya gotta do is go here! As of now, there is no indicator as to who is active (received points) and who isn't.
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