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Stats on our PerlMonks

by BBQ (Deacon)
on Jun 09, 2000 at 00:21 UTC ( #17198=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'll explain the our site first... The other day a new monk walked into our Monastery and asked a question in the Chatterbox. There were plenty of helpful monks online that guided the Initiate through regex (I think that's what it was). Right before leaving, he dropped a line:
"Thanx guys! Your site rocks! Keep it free."

I thought that was amusing and even poked vroom a bit, "See vroom? Its OUR site now!". Then I started thinking of what this site would be like without the number good willed of monks we have. And then it occured to me that I don't have the faintest clue of how many monks there are! My point is:

Wouldn't it be nice to have a page that had current site stats up? Maybe something that would be updated daily or weekly. The items that I'm curious about are:
  • total number of monks
  • total number of articles per section
  • number of denied(?) articles
  • uptime
  • demographics and % of monks by location (US,UK,BR,NL, etc)
Maybe I'm just a report freak, but I'm always curious about what's going on with our little monastery. I'm particularly interested in hits, pageviews, et al. I find those a bit boring. Does anyone else share the same interest?

#!/home/bbq/bin/perl
# Trust no1!

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RE: Stats on our PerlMonks
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Jun 09, 2000 at 00:48 UTC
    hear hear! I agree. I think it would be noteworthy to know this information. Sometimes I look at the
    list of New Monks under Newest Nodes and I am just astounded at the sheer number of new monks coming in.
    Everything BBQ requested, plus I would like to see stats like
    • Who logs in the most
    • Who's spending the most time here (probably me, hope my boss doesn't see that! :) )
    Well those were the two I thought of.
RE: Stats on our PerlMonks
by Apterigo (Scribe) on Jun 09, 2000 at 01:03 UTC
    I think it sounds like an excellent idea, except that I really want to know instead of just the total number of monks, the total number of monks at each level, along with the overall total number of monks. Other than that, sounds like a great idea to me :)
    Apterigo
RE: Stats on our PerlMonks
by Shendal (Hermit) on Jun 09, 2000 at 00:35 UTC
    I like the idea, particularly the demographics.
    Also, in the total number of monks, I am really interested in how many at which levels... the eldest monks... etc...
RE: Stats on our PerlMonks
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jun 09, 2000 at 00:29 UTC
    Ooops typo! Make that I'm NOT particularly interested in hits...

    #!/home/bbq/bin/perl
    # Trust no1!
RE: Stats on our PerlMonks
by Adam (Vicar) on Jun 09, 2000 at 11:32 UTC
    While I'm interested in stats, I'm not insistant. But I do want to point out an important part of BBQ's post, "The other day a new monk walked into our Monastery and asked a question in the Chatterbox. There were plenty of helpful monks online that guided the Initiate through regex (I think that's what it was). Right before leaving, he dropped a line: "Thanx guys! Your site rocks! Keep it free."" I think that this is best aspect of this site. The people who frequent it, quickly trying to get questions answered, and making sure we answer correctly. Good job everyone.
      Ah! I almost forgot... I think I remember what the case was by the way. The guy(?) wasn't getting any error messages from backticking an rsh command, and the app wasn't behaving as expected. I think it was myself and swiftone that told him to inspect $? and $! respectively and that unfolded an error coming from the rsh command he was running.

      This is way off topic now, but I just thought someone might be still be wondering.

      #!/home/bbq/bin/perl
      # Trust no1!

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