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Title: Forum stats
Post by: k on July 02, 2011, 11:36:54 PM
I uploaded the forum stats to google docs for anyone who's interested in having a look:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Arbegqx_2nKadF9wa21Db1Z1S3hhNzF1QVBCX1p1U3c&hl=en_US (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Arbegqx_2nKadF9wa21Db1Z1S3hhNzF1QVBCX1p1U3c&hl=en_US)

Most online was, no surprise, June 19 2011 (GOXED!). Since then daily logins by members has started to decline - people losing interest now that exponential USD growth has stalled perhaps? Even that high was only ~14% of the total registered forum membership base at the time - shows how small the really active user base of bitcoin is perhaps? Total membership of the forum is ~30k, GOX had ~60k customers - hard to imagine there are more than 100k bitcoin users in total. Still tiny.

Daily growth of new members has also declined post-GOXED-day. Interesting to see that there were several days of high (>400 new members/day) sign-ups before the GOX debacle but the sign-up rate has cooled off after that.


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: peach on July 02, 2011, 11:41:31 PM
Interesting correlations, but outliers (such as the GOX'd episode) aren't always the best to include. What I take from this is that the number of new members who join still is increasing.


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: Jaime Frontero on July 02, 2011, 11:47:03 PM
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Daily growth of new members has also declined post-GOXED-day. Interesting to see that there were several days of high (>400 new members/day) sign-ups before the GOX debacle but the sign-up rate has cooled off after that.

the most interesting statistic of all would be this:  how many of those new members were banned or heavily edited by the mods in the days leading up to, and immediately after, the GOXing?

it can't be that difficult a statistic to suss out from the forum database...


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: cloud9 on July 02, 2011, 11:48:01 PM
June 2011 will be remembered as the month when the public was shocked by this new technology called Bitcoin - and Bitcoin was shocked by a subset of the public with ill intentions.  Now that the boat has been rocked - can it be rocked again?  What other events might trigger such a spike in interest?  What other events might trigger similar caution?


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: k on July 02, 2011, 11:48:59 PM
forum membership is still increasing but the rate of growth is less than it was pre-GOX. Back to pre-June 2011 levels in fact and declining. I think there was a hugh surge of press attention, that's cooled off a bit, plus the GOX incident which means that growth has slowed down. Not a bad thing in my opinion. Bitcoin is a long term project (months not days ;)), building the necessary services and infrastructure on top of bitcoin takes time and people expecting to double their money every week are going to be disappointed.


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: gigabytecoin on July 03, 2011, 12:39:54 AM
Just what the "Bitcoin Gods" called for? (http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=25355.0)


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: stic.man on July 03, 2011, 12:54:30 AM
how many people have been downloading the bitcoin client?

I know in May you saw something like a doubling of downloads since the genesis of bitcoin clients as compared to th first 2 years or so.  Has that been maintaining since?


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: NO_SLAVE on July 03, 2011, 01:13:28 AM
shades of things to come.


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: Oldminer on July 03, 2011, 01:24:02 AM
They'll be back. They always come back.


Title: Re: Forum stats
Post by: dinzy on July 03, 2011, 04:30:05 PM
Maybe we should ad a figure for how many new adblock rules the typical user has to add to hide all the annoying adverts people have in their sigs.