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Re: Is PM more active or less active than X years ago?

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop)
on Jul 05, 2013 at 20:32 UTC ( #1042794=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is PM more active or less active than X years ago?

Are there stats as far as posts/quality of posts over time?
I have kept up to date this summary of best nodes reputation from 2007 onwards which shows that the node reputation of best nodes of the month steadily decreased from 83-135 votes in March 2007 down to 46-65 votes in Dec 2011. It has been remarkably stable since then: in Dec 2012 it was 47-64 votes, today it is 40-64 votes.

Update: See also:

Update May 2018: From tinymicros:

2017 (2597 top level nodes) 2016 (2822 top level nodes) 2015 (3824 top level nodes) 2014 (5022 top level nodes) 2013 (6814 top level nodes) 2012 (6837 top level nodes) 2011 (7055 top level nodes) 2010 (7015 top level nodes) 2009 (8799 top level nodes) 2008 (7989 top level nodes) 2007 (7900 top level nodes) 2006 (8984 top level nodes) 2005 (11882 top level nodes) 2004 (11452 top level nodes) 2003 (11887 top level nodes) 2002 (12533 top level nodes) 2001 (12642 top level nodes) 2000 (5981 top level nodes) 1999 (78 top level nodes)

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Re^2: Is PM more active or less active than X years ago?
by bulk88 (Priest) on Jul 06, 2013 at 02:48 UTC
    Yep. It seems that the average votes per node is going down year by year. The earlier you got into the XP game, the higher your votes per post. XP awards are tied to an average of all posts though, the $NORM value. Today it is 4.8, I remember it being in the mid 5s a year ago.

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