Site Talk forum: What figures would you be interested in knowing?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 5, 2015 9:17 PM CST

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For our next article I'm going to give some history on ATP from a number point of view. I'm going to make some nice charts and graphs of our growth, showing the posts, threads, images in the database, plants, lists, etc. But there's a lot of stuff on facebook and I'm not sure what is really interesting.

So assuming that I can count anything on ATP, is there any particular data points that you are all interested in seeing? I'll be spending a lot of time tomorrow putting this together so don't be shy asking for what you think would be interesting to know.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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SCButtercup
Jan 5, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Nope. Cannot think of any data that would be interesting. Sounds like a yawner, but maybe you'll surprise me. I like all the how-to info about the site.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 5, 2015 10:00 PM CST
Hurray! I have one:
Time it takes to get a positive ID on the Plant ID forum.
Three ways:
- fastest ID ever (sometimes followed by a head-slap for which we have no emoticon).
- longest time or most posts to finally get a positive ID.
- average time or posts to get positive ID.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jan 5, 2015 10:01 PM CST
Having websites myself, I am always looking at page views, visits, and unique visits so that would be interesting to me. My wildflower website is very seasonal with the vast majority between March and May, then a small spike in visits around October. I would be interested in how the seasons affect the numbers here at ATP. Also I would think each individual forum would have their own seasonal peaks and valleys.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 5, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Best time of day to post a question in Ask A Question; what time of day (allowing for time zones, etc.) is ATP most populated with active posters available to answer questions.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jan 5, 2015 10:33 PM CST
I would be interested in a tally of who did the most to the least of anything, such as:
Most questions started
Most pictures (by type)
Most getting thrown into the sandbox
Most threads started
Most questions they were nice enough to answer for other members
Most people in each state
Most people in a country
Most people in each forum
Most requests asked of dave (try and figure that!)
Etc



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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 6, 2015 2:44 AM CST
How many thumbs have been given.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2015 5:39 AM CST
How many views per forum, maybe?
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Jan 6, 2015 6:03 AM CST
Those all sound good. How about "longest thread by forum"?

Since I saw the graph showing how many new members there are (which I love, btw), I was wondering how many active members there are. Is there a length of time that determines when a member becomes inactive, even though they would still retain membership until they remove their profile?

Thanks for all you and Trish do to make ATP the best!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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evermorelawnless
Jan 6, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Number of unique users by zone (and subzone). Split into two sets (Northern and Southern Hemispheres).
I share this blog with the unwashed cetacean - have a look! - http://garden.org/blogs/view/evermoredorphins
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Jan 6, 2015 4:42 PM CST
I'd be interested in member stats regarding how many in each US state and Canadian province, and world countries.

Not interested in anything that singles out individual members, good or bad. In my opinion, this shouldn't promote who's the best or the worst, even if it is in fun. Camaraderie, inclusiveness and background information for the purpose of better communication would be my aim.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 6, 2015 5:14 PM CST
How many entries in the database that need information filled out, or have no photos?
Per genus, how many photos entered in the database?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 6, 2015 5:16 PM CST
I agree valleylynn, Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn Thumbs up That type of statistic would invite positive action and the members, established and newbies, would see an opportunity to contribute to make ATP even better than it already is.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 6, 2015 5:20 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! The article is now done and will be up on the homepage in 40 minutes from now.

I covered most but not all the requests here.

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