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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

I think things are OK. I'd like to offer an additional stat: we have 16,002 D&D family questions (which includes Pathfinder) out of 22,167 total questions, or 72.2% D&D family questions. (...
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Site traffic fell off the table the week of May 10, 2022. What happened?

It is related to Stack Exchange recategorizing cookies. See Glorfindel’s answer to this meta.se question, Why has there been such a huge drop in "new visits" since May 9th, 2022, across ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Honestly, I think D&D has eaten the front page. Here's what the site looks like if you ignore-list D&D3/4/5, Pathfinder, and D20. (N.B. I'm not ignore-listing "general"/"legacy" D&D ...
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What do moderators do here?

As requested by myself, here's a birds-eye view into what actually happened on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange moderation-wise over the past 365 days, for your collective edification and bemusement: ...
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How can we effectively measure user retention?

It's possible to get at this kind of information with StackExchange Data Explorer. When users sign up, how many of them come back? This query computes the proportion of users active in the last 365 ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

I filter all D&D related questions out as I care nothing about D&D whatsoever whatever form it takes. This makes the site much easier to use (except in the truly abysmal mobile app) and I can ...
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Has site-wide quality drastically improved while our analytics are in freefall?

Not necessarily. The apparent drop in traffic is an artifact of how cookies for Google Analytics are categorized On the 10th of May 2022, the cookies used by SE were changed. As a result Site traffic ...
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2021: a year in moderation

2020 vs. 2021 Comparison for RPG.se Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats 2019 stats 2020 Stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Is there available usage data for RPG SE?

Users get access to site analytics at 25k reputation. Diamond moderators have more comprehensive analytics. We're asked to limit how we share the data. Here's a graph though: it represents the ...
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2018: a year in moderation

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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems? The crux here is whether our humble site is the best place on the internet to find information about various RPGs, even for people who ...
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

Spam prevention doesn't seem to be the main use for protection (volume-wise) Given the previous data, this would mean that only 212/943 = 22% of protection activity involves spam. 58% of posts which ...
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2019: a year in moderation

2018 vs 2019 comparison for RPG.se Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year Also: Fun site with more SE site statistics.
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Which "dozen line graphs" can the mods see?

What are all those graphs (the 9 and the 3)? 25k users are granted access to an analytics tool in which they can see the overall number of posts and votes, and overall traffic, for the community as a ...
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Is there available usage data for RPG SE?

Some of that data you will be able to access here once you have obtained the site analytics privilege at 25k reputation. Three graphs show a timeline of posts, votes, and traffic. Unfortunately, ...
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How can we effectively measure user retention?

Sure! So, we're not free to share the specifics of the diamond moderator version of the site analytics with the public. And beyond that, we don't have a specific "bounce rate" metric. What I can ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Happy this came up, glad to give my answer. I consider myself a former rpg.se member. If you look at my activity records, you'll see I used to be pretty active around here. But I don't play any ...
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2023: a year in moderation

Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats 2019 stats 2020 Stats 2021 Stats 2022 Stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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2022: a year in moderation

2021 vs. 2022 Comparison for RPG.se Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats 2019 stats 2020 Stats 2021 Stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Why do site analytics counts not tally?

Because the plot isn't zero'd sensibly On the 29th of june there weren't 0 posts, there was 5. The same on the 26 and 30th. For whatever reason the plotter put the y-zero at 5, that's why the data ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

For the D&D family (including PF) there are several editions still played and supported by the community. It seems to me that this is less the case with other systems. The few shadowrun questions ...
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

We have to unprotect things intelligently Out of the ~700 recently unprotected questions, 5 have gotten answers in just 21 days. All 5 of those answers have since been deleted and/or are at -1 or ...
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How can I get to the SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) without having to search up a link?

Go to the bottom of the page, under "Stack Exchange Network", click "Other": Then click "Data".
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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2020: a year in moderation

2019 vs 2020 comparison for RPG.se Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats 2019 stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year Also: Fun site with more SE site statistics....
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

I just wanted to extract a few replies from the comments above: From Medix2's comment on the number of deleted answers per protected question (note: this is all-time, not just the 700 recently ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Does the page view count indicate a problem, in your opinion? No. Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems? If not, what should we do? There's no reason to assume that quality ...
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2018: a year in moderation

Question and Answer moderation: Some more unscientific comparison between stacks Here are some more comparisons, this time focused on question and answer moderation. The stacks were picked ...
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2018: a year in moderation

I'm interested in the fact that "comments moved to chat" for the community is 0 - I know I've gotten into a back-and-forth that got long enough that I was automatically prompted to move comments to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

I'm curious about this "Users destroyed" action, which is apparently a daily occurrence for mods even though I've never heard of it. Is there an explanation for it somewhere?
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

I think we're actually doing better now than we used to be. On the 'How are we doing?' meta I talked about our success in this area a little, with: We aren't D&D5e.stackexchange.com Yay! ...
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