On the General forum, there have been over 1000 discussions and 20000 posts since October 2013.
On the Professional forum (which started in July 2016) there have been close to 350 discussions and 5650 posts.
Over 2000 users have participated in the forums (the exact number is hard to tell because of all the deleted users; it could be much higher). Half of them only posted once.
Out of users who have been online in the last 9 months, 1 in 8 professionals have posted to the forums, as opposed to 1 in 50 non-professionals.
Almost 200 users have posted to the forum at least 10 times; a quarter of those were professionals.
(Disclaimer: sleepy people can make mistakes ... :P )
Very interesting that pros are more likely to participate and are so much higher of the portion of activity... ;-)
Oddly, I was thinking of what would stats look like for forums. I was going to reach you out and here I see you already have one shared ..
Thank you for preparing these stats.
I find the 1:8 for pros and 1:50 for non pros that post to be the most eye opening. I wonder if requiring all new non pros to answer two questions of the most current forum thread and post it when they join will give more interaction and connection with the cuddle community this may give better message traffic to a newcomer and be a good ice breaker. More discovery as mark puts it and more involvement by creating the interaction.
Fifty most frequent posters to the forum ... (the font size doesn't always correspond to the number of posts, but the top three are @pmvines, @Morpheus and @chococuddles).
always interesting info to share ^_^
@pmvines asked about the most frequent thread starters too, so these are the people who have started 5 or more discussions ... the top three are @respectful, @Morpheus and @Brandi.
Wow, some of those folks are long gone. Greenearth2? Navyvet76? They must have been pretty prolific to still be listed among the top contributors.
I love seeing my name on a list! My name is never on lists. ? It's a bit sad how much joy that brings me!
Oddly the stats hit right about where I expected for 1:8 and 1:50.
@Respectful, any way to do those name clouds in a different format/list?
Fifty most frequent posters to the forum:
@pmvines @Morpheus @chococuddles @Mark @ubergigglefritz @Brandi @I_am_Polylover @docgatorb @BlueIris @respectful @Scarlette @cuddlebugTM @MoonlightSonata @greenearth2 @funandadventure @Lovelight @quietman775 @UKGuy @AshleyCuddles @navyvet76 @VIPirate @SnuggleSymmetry @Sunflowerfield @JasonCuddles @snuggle554321 @reurbo @Greybeard @Sideon @Alternis @masterofcuddle @Mike403 @Spoonie @angela10 @Crispin @CuddleBandit @CarlosHunt @FlowerofLife @StarFlower @Lorelei @Annie85 @DeliMan @Mailleweaver @cuddledingo @Atreides @JRose @Sashamcgee @PinkLipstick22 @Thellie @willmott2k10 @sometimes
People who have started five or more discussions:
@respectful @Morpheus @Brandi @docgatorb @BlueIris @Lovelight @greenearth2 @SnuggleSymmetry @MoonlightSonata @pmvines @Mark @chococuddles @Sunflowerfield @Scarlette @I_am_Polylover @GameStriker4481 @FlowerofLife @navyvet76 @Alternis @Mailleweaver @CuddleBandit @choicesvital @Greybeard @reurbo @MichaelFJudd @buffyswan @Atreides @UKGuy @ubergigglefritz @SweetStuff @Sweetandsnug @snuggle554321 @Sashamcgee @AshleyCuddles
And here's a list of people who are called Thellie.
I am so FOTB for the forums but hey look I made it to one of the list :-) ! I never engaged into forums even though I joined 2.5 years back on this site. I was missing on it till last month! @respectful , love the tag cloud! @Mark, got to give you some kudos over here . Very creative and insightful effort! Kudos!
By the way, I thought it might be good to group all the statistics-related posts together in the Cuddling discussions and resources thread. (It replaced the "Public cuddling" post which has now been merged with "Cuddle sessions").
Isn’t @deleteduser rank in there somewhere ? I see a lot posts from whoever that is
@cuddlerforu24 Yep! They come top of all the lists. There's a high turnover rate here ...
Wow. I'm on all the lists?
I'd like to thank everyone who helped me reach this glorious and momentous level. Yes, there were times when I thought "you have nothing worthwhile to add to this discussion, keep your mouth shut." But then the little choco inside me said "open your big mouth and let your blathering babble fly." So I did.
Where's my "big mouth" award? looks around
I still say @respectful would make an amazing real life Lex Luthor. I'm glad you're on our side.
@respectful My own list!! Thank you!! I'll treasure it always!!
Careful whatcha wish for...???
@chococuddles I had to look closely to make sure those were ? and not ? ...
"Almost 200 users have posted to the forum at least 10 times; a quarter of those were professionals." I like how a quarter of us are responding. that's a pretty good number. proud of us!
Forums are probably one of the best features on this site. I love the discussions we have on here.
@respectful and @chococuddles , hilarious!
One thread from each member who has started five or more ...
And from the mysterious "deleted user": Three words
A tad emotional looking at all the names and all that we've been thru together.
Some have moved on, some are still here.
Heated arguments, encouragement, laughter and fun.
Sending everyone on that list positive vibes and well wishes.