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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2019, 08:57:31 AM »
The statistics are very odd. I strongly suspect they do not represent real readership. One day it's 250k and the next 500k and vice versa. I am betting the spikes above the background level are bots.
This requires more information on the distribution of page view by IP address, by thread and by time of day, in order to prove or disprove properly.

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2019, 07:49:19 AM »
The 2019 melting season wins.

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2019, 05:24:12 AM »
Does this count as statistics? I'm not sure, but I was bored and procrastinating work so here it is anyway:

How long will it take Tom_Mazanec to surpass AbruptSLR as the forums top poster?

A mere 60 years and 276 days
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2019, 10:43:43 AM »
Aluminium - though that is the measure of quantity of responses I am not sure that is the best indicator for the quality of the thread (or even level of engagement) - it may encourage too many off-topic posts or multiple (almost) identical posts - extra weather maps / speculation etc.

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2019, 02:50:47 PM »
I think views would be more sensible?

If you could make a list of those it would be interesting to compare.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2019, 03:22:53 PM »
Viewed and liked also available:

Top 10 Topics (by Views)

IJIS 1972681
The 2015 melting season 1667313
The 2016 melting season 1513394
Home brew AMSR2 extent & area calculation 1393843
The 2014 Melting Season 1317171
The 2019 melting season 1142400
The 2017 melting season 1140702
Latest PIOMAS update (September 2019, mid-monthly update) 1032828
The 2016/2017 freezing season 963882
Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland 788293

Top 10 Liked Topics

The 2019 melting season 3821
The 2018 melting season 1555
2019 sea ice area and extent data 1062
Ice Apocalypse - MULTIPLE METERS SEA LEVEL RISE (narrated video) 697
2018 sea ice area and extent data 694
Latest PIOMAS update (September 2019, mid-monthly update) 622
The 2018/2019 freezing season 512
When will the Arctic Go Ice Free? 500
Hurricane Season 2019 341
Arctic Image of the Day 331

Top 10 Topics (by Replies)

The 2019 melting season 6745
Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and.... 6723
The Trump Presidency 5630
Russia, Russia, Russia 5056
IJIS 5053
The 2016 melting season 4869
The 2017 melting season 4149
The 2015 melting season 4092
Renewable Energy 4017
Tesla glory/failure 3650

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2019, 10:31:38 PM »
Thanks. I went to take a look at the IJIS thread. That covers 2013 to 2016 sort of and there after it became yearly extent threads which is a good call because browsing through those long threads always is a PITA.

Home brew and PIOMAS update are also multiyear (but nicely regular).

Winning freeze season so far 2016/2017.

Crandles if you have the longer list what numbers did the 2018/2019 freeze season do?

That is for views. I don´t think that the other measures are that useful.

No likes for IJIS or pre 2017 season threads so they were not around then probably.
Also 2019 is rather the outlier.
Or maybe likes are just in vogue this year.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2019, 12:08:29 AM »
   
The 2018 melting season : 3488 Replies 523420 Views 1555 Likes

The 2018/2019 freezing season : 1210 Replies 230676 Views / 512 Likes
   
The 2017/2018 freezing season : 1483 Replies 289213 Views / 0 Likes

Where not in top 10, I don't know the position. Guess someone could compile a longer table(s) if they really wanted but sorry I can't see it being worth the effort.

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2019, 12:31:51 PM »
The fact that daily pageviews went down after the minimum was called, may be an argument that it's not just bots inflating the numbers, or that at least the boost is related to general interest in Arctic sea ice.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2019, 01:31:34 PM »
Interesting!
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2019, 01:38:01 PM »

Aren't the "likes" for individuals doing exceptional posts - probably posts above and beyond the "normal" ?  We cant see the likes related to each post I dont think
Think they were only introduced in 2018 too ....   


If we all did a "like" for each time a set of graphs or statistics is posted for example they would soon add up but not sure they would mean as much imho.

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2019, 01:39:08 PM »
Well climate in general and also the Arctic are quite a hot topic this year so it makes sense that more people are looking for information.

Big thanks for the numbers crandles!
Position is not really interesting.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2019, 03:53:27 PM »
Aren't the "likes" for individuals doing exceptional posts

Why exceptional Charles?

Honestly curious to hear how you define exceptional because in my understanding it would mean you can only like a post a few times a year - or even less. That way a great contributor like Gerontocrat wouldn't ever get one which seems unfair to me.

We can proceed in the forum decorum thread if you like.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2019, 05:02:33 PM »

Don't mind - I was interested in the philosophy - personally I like all of the "data" posts - but I only do a "Like" for a particularly insightful comment /post (which could be embedded in the data post - or a separate one on that thread or elsewhere) - I guess its up to everyone to decide.   


I can't see / dont know if a particular post has been liked - that would soon bump the numbers up & probably skew things, and there is a certain irony in "Liking" a report of say a fall of 100k in sea ice area.  Its usually easer to make the decision in the Arctic Sea Ice Images section!


Facebook goes a bit mad with "likes" so very happy not to go down that route!  ;)

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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2019, 05:42:28 PM »
I see them 'likes' as imaginary beautiful flowers to give away for free. There's no end to those flowers, they just keep on coming :).
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2019, 07:01:33 PM »
Aren't the "likes" for individuals doing exceptional posts

Why exceptional Charles?

Honestly curious to hear how you define exceptional because in my understanding it would mean you can only like a post a few times a year - or even less. That way a great contributor like Gerontocrat wouldn't ever get one which seems unfair to me.

We can proceed in the forum decorum thread if you like.
I think the reason I get lots of like is simply because most of my posts contain lots of data.

People like data.
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Re: ASIF Statistics
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2019, 07:10:34 PM »
I like data too.

But i like your post because you are so consistent, reliable, and oftentimes very wise. :)
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