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Busiest time

  1. Apr 17, 2004 #1

    wolram

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    so when is the PF most busy? does it correspond to public holidays?
    as PF has a world wide audience with different time zones and
    different holidays i would have thought that viewing would be
    predictable obviously I'm wrong.
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2004 #2

    marcus

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    maybe it is unstable because of some effect
    like viewers attract viewers
    and the more posting that is going on the more
    new stuff there is to look at so the longer a
    visitor it apt to stay

    processes that have a kind of snowballing or avalanche
    effect built into them can easily be unstable and
    irregular----feastorfamine jaggedness---boom-or-bust

    I dont know what the #viewing curve looks like
    It may actually be more regular and predictable than we imagine.
    but if it turns out, on examination, to be kind of spastic
    and random then maybe that could be explained

    the # viewing would be the result of the rate people visit and the
    average length of stay

    the rate they visit is apt to be predictable based on the timezones
    with the big constituencies
    but the length of time they stay would be influenced by how big a crowd
    is already on hand and how much posting is going on
    if the board is very quiet when you visit then probably you are less likely
    to stay around.

    Greg probably has studied it and understood it some
    since viewership is a breadandbutter issue but he is not
    going to teach us a seminar on it

    did you ever use the "buddy" system?
    will the system notify you by email when someone on your
    buddylist is aboard? or put a popup on your screen?
    the former would tend to make viewership even more spikey I would guess.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2004 #3

    wolram

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    did you ever use the "buddy" system?
    will the system notify you by email when someone on your
    buddylist is aboard? or put a popup on your screen?
    the former would tend to make viewership even more spikey I would guess
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    i havent a buddy, no one likes me :frown:
     
  5. Apr 17, 2004 #4

    Evo

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    Don't feel bad Wolram, neither do I. :frown:

    I agree with Marcus' observations on activity. I've noticed, at least down in the bargain basement known as general discussion where I tend to dwell, that the most activity is during the times that members from Europe and/or the orient are on. I find they have some of the most interesting posts. Americans are boring?
     
  6. Apr 17, 2004 #5
    Actually there are a few predictable times, but really it's quite irregular. Even though PF is worldwide the majority of membership is in the US. So from 2am-7am PF has the least people online total. The busiest times seem to be from 1pm - 8pm. Of course fridays are the worst day of the week since alot of people are out of the house.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2004 #6
    Wearables would fix that.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2004 #7

    wolram

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    i suppose i could rest the key pad on my paunch.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2004 #8
    White adipose tissue has to be good for something.
     
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