Group Stats


Paul Blundell
 

Over the past few months I have noticed that the group is much more active, I have been keeping track of the posts per month since the group first started. Below is a graph that shows the average posts per month. We have over doubled the average posts per month this year and are almost back to "2012" levels. 

It is great to see the group so active and have some new life breathed in to it.





jcfontario
 

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On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 9:00 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Over the past few months I have noticed that the group is much more active, I have been keeping track of the posts per month since the group first started. Below is a graph that shows the average posts per month. We have over doubled the average posts per month this year and are almost back to "2012" levels. 

It is great to see the group so active and have some new life breathed in to it.





 

How do you track that over such a long period of time? Have you been on the group since the start? 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2021 at 11:34 AM
From: "jcfontario" <jcfontario@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
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On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 9:00 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Over the past few months I have noticed that the group is much more active, I have been keeping track of the posts per month since the group first started. Below is a graph that shows the average posts per month. We have over doubled the average posts per month this year and are almost back to "2012" levels. 

It is great to see the group so active and have some new life breathed in to it.



 

 

 


Paul Blundell
 

Anybody can see the group stats and posts per month. I have been a member since 2011?


On Mon, 9 Aug 2021, 15:53 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
How do you track that over such a long period of time? Have you been on the group since the start? 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2021 at 11:34 AM
From: "jcfontario" <jcfontario@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
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On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 9:00 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Over the past few months I have noticed that the group is much more active, I have been keeping track of the posts per month since the group first started. Below is a graph that shows the average posts per month. We have over doubled the average posts per month this year and are almost back to "2012" levels. 

It is great to see the group so active and have some new life breathed in to it.



 

 

 


 

It looks like 2016, 2017 and 2018 were not as active years, any reason why?


Paul Blundell
 

Not sure. I was not as active in the group during that time.


On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 13:23 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
It looks like 2016, 2017 and 2018 were not as active years, any reason why?


Gary DeBock
 

The activity of a group doesn't necessarily correlate with the number of posts on the group list. There are plenty of active members who don't post frequently, or who don't wish to post anything unless they are sure it is helpful to others. To be honest, posting for the sake of posting has resulted in quite a few group members who have recently decided to leave our group, who feel that most of the posts are of little use to them. This can be avoided by ensuring that posts contain useful information, which others consider relevant and helpful.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

 


 

I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
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The activity of a group doesn't necessarily correlate with the number of posts on the group list. There are plenty of active members who don't post frequently, or who don't wish to post anything unless they are sure it is helpful to others. To be honest, posting for the sake of posting has resulted in quite a few group members who have recently decided to leave our group, who feel that most of the posts are of little use to them. This can be avoided by ensuring that posts contain useful information, which others consider relevant and helpful.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

 


Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.
Frank, you seem to have missed the point.

The Ultralight radio group has been very active for over 13 years, regardless of the number of posts on the group list. Much more important than the number of posts is the quality and usefulness of the posts, and whether they are considered relevant and informative by the majority of members. Unfortunately, we have lost about 5 experienced members within the past month because they thought that most of the recent posts on our list were not useful, marking them as "Spam." Posting for the sake of posting is not helping this group, and those who equate this with group activity are in error.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder and List Owner


 

I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:03 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.
Frank, you seem to have missed the point.

The Ultralight radio group has been very active for over 13 years, regardless of the number of posts on the group list. Much more important than the number of posts is the quality and usefulness of the posts, and whether they are considered relevant and informative by the majority of members. Unfortunately, we have lost about 5 experienced members within the past month because they thought that most of the recent posts on our list were not useful, marking them as "Spam." Posting for the sake of posting is not helping this group, and those who equate this with group activity are in error.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder and List Owner
 


Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.
Frank,

We welcome your contributions to this group, but when you are repeatedly discussing various matters with only one other individual, private emails should be considered. Group posts should be limited to content likely to be of interest to the entire group, otherwise we will continue to lose members who consider a lot of the recent posts to be "posting for the sake of posting."

Gary

 


 

https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2014/what-is-spam/
 
Definitions of spam

The classic definition of spam is unsolicited bulk messages, that is, messages sent to multiple recipients who did not ask for them.

 

Either the mesages are "off topic" for the group, such as advertising for something like shoes which should be blocked / handled by the group admins or it is relevent but just not to some / most members? Given how many member we have, it would be hard to see how any post would be relevent to the whole group.

I have taken on what you have said and will limit my postings and email members directly if I feel that is a better way to communicate with them. 

 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 3:04 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.
Frank,

We welcome your contributions to this group, but when you are repeatedly discussing various matters with only one other individual, private emails should be considered. Group posts should be limited to content likely to be of interest to the entire group, otherwise we will continue to lose members who consider a lot of the recent posts to be "posting for the sake of posting."

Gary

 


Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 07:57 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
Either the mesages are "off topic" for the group, such as advertising for something like shoes which should be blocked / handled by the group admins or it is relevent but just not to some / most members? Given how many member we have, it would be hard to see how any post would be relevent to the whole group.

I have taken on what you have said and will limit my postings and email members directly if I feel that is a better way to communicate with them. 
Frank,

I have never considered your messages to be Spam, but the mindset that somebody is helping the group by posting as many messages as possible is way off track, and is causing us to lose valuable members. It's true that we have a diversity of opinions in this group, but the people leaving the group are the ones marking the messages as Spam, and telling me that the most of the recent messages are of little or no value to them, and should be sent as private emails. They have a point. We welcome everybody to post, but please ensure that your posts are useful to more than one person, and that they are not made to "run up the score."

Gary