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Re: $NORM is dropping! Should we care?

by dws (Chancellor)
on Feb 18, 2005 at 17:01 UTC ( #432414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to $NORM is dropping! Should we care?

Does $NORM tell us anything useful about the "health" of the Monastery?

Sort of, but it's risky to interpret, since it collapses two different measures--volume of posts and volume of votes--into one number.

From casual observation, posting volume has been going up. Inferring from $NORM, voting volume hasn't been going up as fast. It's difficult to say whether that relates to post quality or not.

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Re^2: $NORM is dropping! Should we care?
by m-rau (Scribe) on Feb 19, 2005 at 12:56 UTC

    Something I do wonder about is, if there is a statstic about root nodes versus child nodes. IMO this differentiates activity versus re-activity: Is the community appreciating asking more than answering? This statistics might need to be related to the base frequency but might be interesting.

    Do you know something about this?

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