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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Community health
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 12:10:24 GMT
Mark Leicester wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> I've been looking at various statistical representations of community  
> activity:
> GMANE:
> http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.cocoon.devel
> http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.cocoon.user
> 
> Vadim:
> http://people.apache.org/~vgritsenko/stats/projects/cocoon.html
> 
> Ken Coar:
> http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#cocoon.apache.org
> 
> At a glance it seems the developers' list maintains a fairly steady  
> flow of traffic. More worrying for me is the downward trend in the  
> users' list. This is particularly noticeable in gmane's representation:
> http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.cocoon.user
> 
> At the risk of sounding like Chicken Licken  
> (http://www.ongoing-tales.com/SERIALS/oldtime/FAIRYTALES/ 
> chicklicken.html) I think that we ought to investigate this further and  
> perhaps come up with some new strategies to arrest this fall. This may  
> include interviewing the user list, asking our subscribers what they  
> want, what they don't like, their level of expertise, etc.

Can it be shown that this downward trend is not a result of improving 
documentation?

(that's the case for me)

Ross

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