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5 Post author: LessWrong 28 January 2018 10:44PM

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Comment author: cousin_it 29 January 2018 11:34:12PM *  4 points [-]

I just spent the last few days rereading old posts and comments, reminiscing about how much fun we had as a fandom. Then we tried to turn into a goal-based community, but it turns out social connections arise from having a common focus of emotion, not from hard work.

Comment author: LessWrong 01 February 2018 10:23:07AM 1 point [-]

When exactly did that happen? I haven't been here when the site was "highly active" (which I assume when EY was making the sequences posts) but do we have any statistics about it? I could build a small scraper and make a graph for dates and stuff, but somebody with access to the database could do it much better.

I don't remember ever seeing statistics on that.

Comment author: riceissa 02 February 2018 08:41:16AM 0 points [-]

do we have any statistics about it?

For sessions and pageviews from Google Analytics, I wrote a post about it in April 2017. Since you mention scraping, perhaps you mean something like post and comment counts; if so, I'm not aware of any statistics about that.

Wei Dai has a web service to retrieve all posts and comments of particular users that I find useful (not sure if you will find it useful for gathering statistics, but I thought I would mention it just in case).

Comment author: Elo 01 February 2018 08:26:49PM 0 points [-]

There is detailed google analytics going back a while.