Monthly Report of Forum Activity

Greetings, everyone!

As promised at the end of the community review period, the weekly reports would become monthly reports. Below are the stats from August 2022.

For the month of August, the Forum had 280 active users, of which 80% (or 224 users) were non-WMF. “Active users” as defined by Discourse is “all users visited and read at least one topic in the given time interval.”

The graph below compares the # of users from June onwards (June is the first full month we had data for).

  • New Users: new account registrations
  • Daily Engaged Users: number of users who have posted or reacted to a post during that time
  • New Contributors: users who posted for the first time

The graph below compares the regional distribution of users on the Forum and users of Meta.

The graph below breaks down the interface language preferences of Forum users. Of the 280 active users, there were 26 different interface languages in their user preferences.

The graph below shows the users by Trust Level.

The thin green sliver represents TL3: regular users, and comprises of three users (including myself). Learn more about trust levels here.

The graph below is a compilation of pageviews from anonymous users (people who aren’t logged in) and logged in users. We removed the “crawlers” (search engine bots).

Below are the Top Ten Topics.

The Top list is calculated by the Forum software based on likes to the first post, likes to the rest of comments, number of replies and number of views (more).

New topics created in August

  1. Leadership Development Working Group
  2. The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period is now open
  3. MS Forum: Community Review Report
  4. Movement Strategy Implementation Lightning Talks at Wikimania
  5. Which Wikimania sessions are you planning to attend?
  6. (Re)Introducing Movement Strategy - Back to the Basics
  7. UCoC Roundtable in Wikimania 2022
  8. Testing whether the globe icon appears or not
  9. A walk-through the Movement Strategy Forum
  10. [August 18, 2022] Conversation Hour with Maggie Dennis on Community Resilience & Sustainability

All Time

  1. Say hello!
  2. Leadership Development Working Group
  3. [Announcements] Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG)
  4. What kind of leadership would you like to see (or see more) in your community?
  5. The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period is now open
  6. Global Conversations on Hubs on June 24, 25, and 26!
  7. Forum Weekly Report
  8. 日本とのつながり / Japanese Connection
  9. By 2030 what is one problem facing African volunteers you wish to have solved or helped solve and why?
  10. [DRAFT] Minimum Criteria for Hub Pilots
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For the month of September, the Forum had 207 active users, of which 80% (or 166 users) were non-WMF. “Active users” as defined by Discourse is “all users who visited and read at least one topic in the given time interval.”

The graph below compares the # of users from June onwards (June is the first full month we have data for).

  • New Users (38 total): new account registrations
  • Daily Engaged Users (13 average): number of users who have posted or reacted to a post during that time
  • New Contributors (18 total): users who posted for the first time

The graph below compares the regional distribution of users on the Forum and users of Meta.

The graph below breaks down the interface language preferences of Forum users. Of the 207 active users in September, there were 23 different interface languages in their user preferences.

The graph below shows the users by Trust Level.

The thin green sliver represents TL3: regular users, and comprises 5 users. Learn more about trust levels here.

The graph below is a compilation of pageviews from anonymous users (people who aren’t logged in) and logged in users.

Top Ten Topics

The Top list is calculated by the forum software based on likes to the first post, likes to the rest of comments, number of replies and number of views (more).

New topics created in September

  1. Nomination to supervise the investment in skills development and leadership category
  2. Call for MS Forum Moderators
  3. Contribute to a definition of leadership for Wikimedia (includes a quick survey)
  4. Wanna serve as a category moderator!
  5. Fundraising and Resource Distribution
  6. The launch of the Content Partnerships Helpdesk
  7. Request to create a Language Diversity Hub category
  8. September 16: UCoC Conversation Hours - Asia and Pacific
  9. Jornadas Wikimedia España 2022
  10. CSOs in culture [Call for participation] noGLAMorɚ workshop & Wikidata+Wikispore+… practice

All Time

  1. Say hello!
  2. Leadership Development Working Group
  3. What kind of leadership would you like to see (or see more) in your community?
  4. [Announcements] Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG)
  5. 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period
  6. Global Conversations on Hubs on June 24, 25, and 26!
  7. By 2030 what is one problem facing African volunteers you wish to have solved or helped solve and why?
  8. 日本とのつながり / Japanese Connection
  9. Forum Weekly Report
  10. [DRAFT] Minimum Criteria for Hub Pilots
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Happy November!

For the month of October, the Forum had a total of 682 users, comprising 182 active users, of which 78.6% (or 143 users) were non-WMF. “Active users” as defined by Discourse is “all users who visited and read at least one topic in the given time interval.”

The graph below compares the # of users from June onwards (June is the first full month we have data for).

  • New Users (36 total): new account registrations
  • Daily Engaged Users (15 average): number of users who have posted or reacted to a post during that time
  • New Contributors (27 total): users who posted for the first time

The graph below compares the regional distribution of users on the Forum and users of Meta.

The graph below breaks down the interface language preferences of Forum users. Of the 182 active users in October, there were 22 different interface languages in their user preferences.

The graph below shows the users by Trust Level.

The percentages are based on the total number of registered users, active or not. This month, the number of registered users was 682. Learn more about trust levels here.

The graph below is a compilation of pageviews from anonymous users (people who aren’t logged in) and logged in users.

Top Ten Topics

The Top list is calculated by the forum software based on likes to the first post, likes to the rest of comments, number of replies and number of views (more).

New topics created in October

  1. I would like to serve as a general moderator!
  2. New Forum sidebar and notifications menu
  3. LDWG Community Call Invitation
  4. Wikimedia Accelerator UNLOCK Demo Day
  5. Ghanaian Volunteers in Crises
  6. Apply for funding through the Movement Strategy Community Engagement Package to Support Your Community
  7. [CEE Meeting] Introduction to CEE Hub
  8. Wiki Indaba 2022
  9. Open Climate Talks
  10. Movement Charter Drafting Committee’s casual updates

All Time

  1. Say hello!
  2. Leadership Development Working Group
  3. What kind of leadership would you like to see (or see more) in your community?
  4. [Announcements] Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG)
  5. 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period
  6. Global Conversations on Hubs on June 24, 25, and 26!
  7. Forum Weekly Report
  8. 日本とのつながり / Japanese Connection
  9. Using this forum in the context of events
  10. I would like to serve as a general moderator!
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Can we have the breakdown of what percent of unique posters were WMF? That’s probably a better definition of non-WMF activity than people who read one post.

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Hi! Are you referring to Daily Engaged Users or New Contributors, or which metric in particular? Thanks in advance for the clarity!

I think the most interesting metric would be the number of unique people that either created a post or added a post to a thread over the month, broken out by WMF and non-WMF accounts.

Understood! @Qgil-WMF just ran the query and unfortunately, it only allows us to track the last 30 days, so I will add that to my list of metrics on Dec 1 to run for the month of November.

In the meantime, roughly, in the month of October, there were 72 posters, 22 of whom have WMF in their username, which is about 30.6% of the total posters.

Hope that helps! (And thanks, Quim!)

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