I’ve been thinking about the super-thread about AdMob (you know the one) and decided to take a closer look at the data.
In terms of topics with most replies, this topic ranks #2 at the moment (thanks again to all the Power Thunkers who helped out responding to this question!)
In terms of unique users posting, I’m fairly confident that this topic is #1 (so far > 96 different creators have participated!) Now, on the surface at least, that’s great. New people have joined the community and posted questions that had never posted questions before. This is the whole idea of the community after all.
What I find most interesting is that despite having so many people and so many posts, in terms of “views” this topic is way down the list, it’s actually number #395 on our most viewed topics.
So what’s going on here? While some community members did remain and contributed to the conversation, the vast majority were never seen again. They didn’t check back in on the discussion, they didn’t participate in the surveys or contribute to the testing, they didn’t even “like” the posts of their fellow community members who were voicing their shared concerns.
I’d really like to hear your opinion on this - what can or should we, as a community, do to improve participation in discussions? Not just in longer topics like the AdMob one, but discussions in general where someone asks as question and then vanishes. No likes, no “solved”, nothing?
I can’t promise that I’ll be able to implement all your suggestions, but I’ll do my best.