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Forum topic by nobuckle posted 05-02-2012 06:43 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nobuckle

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05-02-2012 06:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Hello out there all you LJ’s,

I was wondering, have you ever noticed the ratio between the number of times a project is viewed compared to how many times that project is commented on? Just recently I took some time to do some simple statistical analysis to find the percentage of people who actually comment on any given project that I post. Before I present the results I should say that if you choose to do this it is important to consider the number of times you comment on your own projects (i.e. the number of times you respond to posts on your project page). If you are the kind of individual who responds to each comment individually then your percentage will be higher. Just know that your staistics will be slightly skewed.

Here are my stats os of May1, 2012
(Blog comments not included)

Total number of views – 26,020

Total number of comments – 170

Average number of views – 1,239

Average number of comments – 0.123

Over all percentage of comments – 0.0065

As you can see the percentage of comments is very very low compared to the number of times a project is viewed. I would venture to say that even the most popular LJ may find similar results.

So what does all of this mean? It doesn’t mean a darn thing. I just thought it would be fun to calculate the pecentage of comments, that’s all.

One ting to note is that as time goes on more and more people will view your projects, but that doesn’t mean that they will leave a comment. So, if you do your own analysis you should find that the percentage of comments will decrease.

Well, that’s enough horse-hocky for now. See ya!

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"


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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 07:13 PM

No Comment :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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moment

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 08:09 PM

Odds that I would post this photo here ….................aprox. 1 in 30,000

My Comment contribution so far …..............................................50 %

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 08:17 PM

I don’t think this is a site for such measurements in short nobody is interested in stats ( I SUSPECT.) as I see it this is a woodworking site. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 08:20 PM

i look at the number of comments
and the ‘favorited’ to that post

some surprises there at times

as some that don’t comment
do ‘favorite’ that post

makes me wonder
if there aren’t some cottage industries
just looking for ideas and instructions
so they can sell their own ‘originals’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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moment

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 08:22 PM

My stats are creeping down , damn !

Hi, Patron ! you’re the man !

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 08:30 PM

I’ve noticed that too Doug but never took the time to crunch the numbers.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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moment

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 09:20 PM

~Jonathan

” One moon shows in every pool ; in every pool the one moon ”. ~ zen proverb

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RockyTopScott

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 10:22 PM

Lies
Damned lies
Statistics

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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Roger

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 11:11 PM

I understand. I just typed all this to be counted….. hahahaha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 11:13 PM

figures lie and liers figure .heard that some where just really never gave it much thought

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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David Craig

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 11:30 PM

Eddie, the expression is “Figures don’t lie but Liars do figure” :)

For example, I looked at this post 4 times. I obviously wouldn’t just arbitrarily post 4 comments. I tend to reflect on whether I have something to add to a post before posting. Of course, there are days when I probably should have thought about it a few more times before NOT posting :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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IndianJoe

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#12 posted 05-03-2012 01:43 AM

some times I look at something and don’t know what to tip or just to see what it is some times the projects pic don’t show a lot .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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zindel

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#13 posted 05-03-2012 01:59 AM

yeah that just doesn’t seem like the golden ratio to me…come on jocks we always shoot for the golden ratio…okay not really but hey its a joke :)

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 01:59 AM

I comment on every project I look at, I figure if someone had taken the time and effort to make it, the least I could do was show them it’s appreciated. I don’t comment on all the forums or blogs as if I have nothing to contribute, or someone commented the same I would have, why read the same thing twice, unless someone is looking for an opinion from as many people he/she could get.

I am a salesman, not because that was my goal in life, but because no matter what I did I always got pushed into sales, cause all my employers said I was good at it. I like everybody to be counted and recognized maybe that’s what I’m a good salesman, or maybe that’s why I comment on all the projects.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 04:52 AM

DOUG:
I AGREE WITH YOU!!
ALSO I HAVE NOTICED THAT WHEN ANY PUBLIC TIP, JIG ANY HOME-MADE OR SOMETHING, YOU ALWAYS VISITING THE THREE TIMES TO ANY OF MY WOODEN TOYS: OR WHETHER THE ATHLETES OF THE WOOD, THE MORE YOU WANT PROBLEMS ingenious solutions THE STORE THAT A TOY OR WOODWORK;-))))))

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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