Views ratio on forum and Use-List

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Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by dunbarx » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:20 pm

I have always wondered about the difference in the clientele.

On the use-list, there are far fewer "views" in relation to respondents for a given topic. Anywhere from about even to just two or three times as many. On the forums, the ratio is much greater, often 50x -100x.

Does this say anything about the user level in either venue? Does it mean far more new users lurk in the forums?

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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by richmond62 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:36 pm

As all the posts on the Use-List are downloaded by my e-mail client onto my machine, when I read/view
them the Use-List does not record that; and I suspect that is true of many viewers.

This apparent discrepancy has probably got more to do with the nature of the beasts than anything
to do with actual viewing figures

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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by dunbarx » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:54 pm

Richmond.

Hmmm.

If I go directly to the nabble site http://runtime-revolution.278305.n4.nabble.com I would think that the info there is "raw" and correct.

I could be wrong about that.

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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by richmond62 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:14 pm

If my e-mail client (Thunderbird) downloads the Use-List postings to my computer
I wonder if it sends information back to the Use-List if I read one of those postings.

I doubt it very much.

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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:22 pm

How does one measure views on a mailing list?
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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by dunbarx » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:15 pm

Richard.

The Nabble site lists them near the right side of the topic list.

I still find the forum format far more readable and friendly. Is it possible I am in the wrong place?

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Re: Views ratio on forum and Use-List

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:32 pm

dunbarx wrote:The Nabble site lists them near the right side of the topic list.
Ah, thanks. I read the list daily, but almost never through Nabble. There's also GMane, and the archives at LiveCode.com, so those reading through the web are pretty spread out.

But more importantly, it's a mailing list. Only a relatively slender subset get the email list through a web archive, most read and reply through email.
I still find the forum format far more readable and friendly. Is it possible I am in the wrong place?
If you like the forums then the forums are the best place to be. :)

There are MANY community watering holes - this post I made a while back outlines some of the many options we have for sharing ideas and tips about LiveCode:
http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-l ... 28274.html

There are so many that everyone can choose whatever form they most prefer.
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