[drupal-devel] Community density

Kobus Myburgh ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za
Fri May 6 11:06:24 UTC 2005


Interesting statistics indeed, however, there are some things that you do not consider. Me, and many others, for example, moderate nodes often and fixes spelling mistakes and so on. Some of us, like me, have a whole translation of Drupal Core under our belts, but haven't a single node posted on the Drupal site.

I am also involved with themes.drupal.org, and attend to forum questions whenever I get a chance. As far as I am concerned, I fall within that 300-user group, even though I have not a single node. We can not necessarily be "thrown away" or labeled as "inactive".

Maybe there is another way to come to a more realistic conclusion?


>>> karoly at negyesi.net 5/6/2005 12:57:11 PM >>>

Last night I asked Steven to send me data about how many users have 1 node, 
2 nodes and so on.

Of the 22695 users, 18219 have zero nodes. This means that most of the users 
are just commenting or not contributing at all. 

If we want to size the "hard core" of the community, there are 66 users who 
have written 25% of all nodes, they have at least 39 nodes and 78 nodes in 

A bigger circle is the 302 user who have written 50% of the nodes. They have 
written at least 12 nodes, the average is 32 nodes. Given that the 
definition of "belongs to the community" is a very subjective one, I say we 
have a 300 user community which is real amazing. 22K, of course sounds 
better, but those are not active.



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