Data From 20 Online Communities (Beware The Spikes)

(Richard Millington) #1
Originally published at: <strong></strong><br><br>See the data below from 20 communities we’re tracking below (selected relatively at random). The Y-axis is the total number of posts. You should hopefully notice the irrelevancy of spikes.

A sudden surge of activity is not a portent of future success. In fact, it often appears between a sudden, sharp, decline (I suspect it’s a community manager taking a desperate action).

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