As some of you may have noticed, we have technically come to the end of the pre-set evaluation period of 90 days.
Although this does not mean we shall be given an answer immediately, it does mean that from now on, we could potentially graduate from beta status.
Therefore, I feel that you deserve some feedback from the mods, and in return we would like some from you. After all, it is the community that will make or break the final decision.
Here are some of the interesting statistics that I have to share with you guys.
- Currently we are averaging around 3500 hits each day.
- One day this month peaked at 7600 hits.
- This gives a total of approximately 100k hits per month.
- A very large percentage of traffic is arriving from search engines (which is great).
Questions & Answers
- Over 90% of all questions are answered.
- Each question receives an average of two answers.
- There are a lot of votes happening, although I can't provide a very accurate statistic for this, it's probably around 35 each day.
- New users have soared! We now have nearly 1500 users.
- 89 users are considered avid (over 200 rep).
Obviously that's all great news, and we couldn't have got this far without some fantastic support from all our users. However, this post is not just about congratulations. We still have areas which need more work. The bad bullet points are:
- On average we're only getting 3 new questions each day. This needs to be 5 times higher for us to stand a chance of graduating.
- Only around 6% of our total user base are staying around to gather over 200 reputation.
Now it could be that these issues will resolve in time, but I'm asking for help from any of you guys who have ideas that you think can help.
The Mods and Site Mission
Our job as pro-tempore moderators is to lead the community down the path we believe it should take, listen to feedback, and react accordingly. However our judgements and decisions might not always be correct. Therefore, it's important for you to voice your opinions. If you're mad that a question was closed, tell us!
If each of you reading this could take a couple of minutes to think about the following questions, we would really appreciate it:
- Has Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange followed the path you expected?
- Is there anything that you would like to see happen differently?
- Have we stayed true to the mission of the foundation?
- Are their any decisions that you disagree with?
Don't feel limited to these, please... please moan at me about anything.
To close, I have had a fantastic time being a pro-tempore moderator. This is an excellent community, but it needs help from all of you to be able to thrive. I've been away for a few weeks recently, and I apologise. But from now on I am going to be throwing myself behind Raspbery Pi Stack Exchange as hard as possible. I know you all want us to succeed as much as I do.
Thank you for your feedback.