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What are your thoughts regarding the content on this platform?

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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Oct 20, 2020
Have you made any observations regarding the content on the platform? Can you mention those in the suggestions here?

Do you see any trends? How can we use this information to improve the content and the activity?
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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Oct 20, 2020
I generally read everything that is posted on this platform. When I see a huge chunk of text, I sometimes postpone reading it for later, when I would presumably have more time. I keep such posts open in a tab. These tabs tend to pile up and I end up not reading them for weeks, if ever.

I suggest more summarizing and condensing. It requires a bit more effort but ends up saving time for hundreds of people for years to come. Twitter is a great practicing ground for this.

For sessions: A weak correlation between the number of suggestions and the number of likes

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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Oct 20, 2020
I recorded data on the latest 30 sessions and plotted a trendline. I see a weak correlation between the number of suggestions and the number of likes. I will update this suggestion when I record more data.


Interpretation:
  1. Users who write a suggestion do not necessarily "like" (thumbs up) the session.
  2. "Like"ing a session does not entail more activity on it.
Any other?

Arising questions:
  1. Are likes used purely for acknowledgment or to show support for a session?
  2. What should they be ideally used for?
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J.7 months ago
I support the use of statistics for this purpose and find these questions really interesting!

I think that in this phase of platform development, either supportive or the spontaneous use of likes reflects the general opinion about the idea or the ideator perspective of it (if we translated to point of the platform correctly) - what's good. Not all ideas are equally easy to contribute and not all ideas "provoke" a "like".

What could be even more interesting is to connect this statistics with the amount of text in the session.
It could easily happen that long sessions get a like but not a contribution, and the short ones get both. If, as Dragan mentioned, people read the title and like it, but postpone reading, it will probably result in kind of metric which you showed.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni7 months ago
Juran K. That is a good suggestion. I will try and record the number of words in the session text to check if I see any pattern.
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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic7 months ago
I imagine likes are used for both - acknowledgement of contributor's effort and actually liking the content. Should we have the ability to indicate these two with separate icons?

Doesn't your graph indicate an overall growth of the platform? The more popular it gets, the more people there are, the more contributions, the more likes

I imagine that not all likes come from the same people who contribute. We currently can't see this, but we will be able to soon. If 1-9-90 rule is in force, then some of the likes come from people who are just readers.

Warmup content

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Dec 11, 2020
People often start with what can be described as "warmup" content. For example:

  • Low hanging fruit - obvious stuff that's on everyone's mind
  • Duplicates (more prevalent when many people go for the low hanging fruit)
  • Questions with universally known answers (Quora type)
  • Aimless content, without a clearly defined goal

I'm guessing that people genuinely want to get involved but don't quite know what we are doing here. For that matter, neither did we until not long ago. We are trying to fix this problem with help-modals that pop up the first 2 times new people create content. On subsequent times there will be helpful tips on the sidebar, next to the editor.

For sessions: No correlation between the number of words in the session text and the number of suggestions and likes it has

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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Oct 21, 2020
Based on Juran's and Dragan's comments, I recorded data on the latest 30 sessions and plotted a trendline. I see a very weak negative correlation (R-square < 0.1) between the number of words in the session text and the number of suggestions it has. I will update this suggestion when I record more data. Here is the plot:

The hypothesis was that for longer sessions, users might "like" the session if they like the title and postpone reading the entire session text. This may increase the number of likes on the session but will have fewer suggestions. This does not seem to be the case right now. Of course, these are preliminary results and the weak negative association can turn out to be a strong one.

Just to be doubly sure, I plotted the number of words in the session text against the ratio of the number of likes to the number of suggestions on the sessions. A strong positive trend suggests that users might "like" a session but postpone writing suggestions for longer sessions. No correlation suggests that that may not be true. Here is the plot:
A very weak correlation (R-square < 0.1) is observed.

Interpretation:
  1. Users do not simply "like" sessions because they are long.
  2. Users do not "like" but postpone writing suggestions on a session because it is long.
Any other?
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic7 months ago
Do sessions with longer main text get fewer contributions (lower engagement rate)?
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni7 months ago
Darko Savic The trend seems to be so. But the association is so negligible that we cannot conclude that longer main text get fewer contributions.

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