"Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
> Marco Shaw [MVP] wrote:
>> I'm thinking of something like:
>> 1. Posts per day of week and month.
>> 3. Number of threads and number of posts.
> All valid points everyone.
> OK, so how about just the above, and the % answered? Otherwise I may just
> post the stats of these on my blog.
Speaking as a complete newbie to powershell and this group, what are you
trying to show by these numbers? That it's a very active group with lots of
questions and lots of good answers? That's something that anybody spending
even a short time here can see anyway but I don't think the stats you
propose can even begin to say that.
As an example, I recently tried hanging out in a Vista newsgroup for a
Posts per day? very high
Number of threads? very high
Number of replies to threads? very high
Usefulness of the group? nearly zero
Between the vista haters continually side-tracking threads and the MVPs
engaging in never-ending flamewars the noise to signal ratio was huge. It
wasn't long before I gave it up as a total waste of time.
If by "% answered" you mean that you intend to review every thread to see if
the original question was factully answered rather than just reporting "%
replied to" then the number of threads vs the number of answers might be
valuable but, again, it's pretty evident to anybody spending time here that
that ratio is good. The actual numbers don't have much value to add IMO. I
agree with the sentiment already expressed by others that showcasing the
numbers only fosters a drive for quantity over quality.