I'm building a stats package for Telescope. Any suggestions on what metrics might be useful?

For now I'll be adding: Posts Today, Posts This Week, Posts This Month, Total Users, and Total Invited Users

I might add: Popular Domains, Posts Per Day and any suggestions that might be trivial to implement.

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Wwot
2 years ago

I'm not a developer so my comments may not be thaaaat helpful. So here they are:

Why not try to find a way to connect to other exisiting open source packages I'm thinking of

  1. Piwik: theres is an "event tracking" function
  2. A less known product but promising www.count.ly mobile analytic

I'm working on a project to measure credibility news by crowdsourcing credibility news ratings from future journalist (students). I like the telesc.pe project and we might end using it.

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g33k_kiddg33k_kidd
2 years ago

I'm not sure, but I think there might be soon an analytics package for that. The purpose of stats is to just give a basic overview of the site like posts, users, etc.. But if it ends up being all the same, I will definitely look into that. :) Thanks!

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Sacha GreifSacha Greif
2 years ago

My only suggestion would be to keep a log of each value over time where appropriate so you can see trends, rather than only show the latest value.

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g33k_kiddg33k_kidd
2 years ago

Thanks! I was wondering whether I should do this or not, because I eventually want to add graphs to show data over time. So I will definitely add this.

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Sacha GreifSacha Greif
2 years ago

Yeah, I think it's good to plan for that from the start. Maybe have a cron job that compiles stats every hour or day or something?

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Sacha GreifSacha Greif
2 years ago

Nice! This will be super useful :)

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