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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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will have less activity than the music board, imo

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mouton
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


I really don't see a tech board having more activity than a fitness board.





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The Dude's Rug
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


Plz no Tech/Science board.





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mouton
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


I don't see why anyone would be opposed to it. I just don't see it generating much traffic.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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I don't see why anyone would be opposed to it.

Because I want the off topic lounge to actually have some off topic discussion and not just a board for a gmt, lunch or lnst?






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Cs
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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I don't see why anyone would be opposed to it. I just don't see it generating much traffic.


Doubtful, given the general popularity of tech topics on the site.






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Shankopotomus
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


Now THAT's how you ask for a new board.

Can you also analyze the music board? It seems that one has difficulty maintaining its own status - I think it could be merged with the movie/tv board

And I would much rather see a fitness board as opposed to a tech board IMO






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Cs
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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Can you also analyze the music board? It seems that one has difficulty maintaining its own status - I think it could be merged with the movie/tv board


We can measure the activity of the Music Board relative to other boards (well, we have...the results aren't pretty).

Since Music was granted a dedicated place of discussion, we can no longer normalize music threads with tech/science and health/fitness threads. However, I did perform this analysis a few times prior to the introduction of the Music Board, with the results showing that music threads were consistently generated in smaller amounts on the OT in comparison to tech/science and health/fitness threads. The link to those data can be found in the OP.




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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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I can see a Technology Board on the horizon...








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Waffle House
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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These aren't niche topics that appeal to small groups of people (Fantasy Sports, Hornets, Gaming).

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cater to a specific, niche group or person (Gaming Board, Soccer Board).


I think one of the reasons these boards were split off is because of the huge negative reaction from people who weren't part of those niche groups when the topics were discussed on general boards.

As you say, most people are interested in technology or fitness, which keeps the discussion of those topics (fairly) civil when discussed on the OT.






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Cs
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I think one of the reasons these boards were split off is because of the huge negative reaction from people who weren't part of those niche groups when the topics were discussed on general boards.

As you say, most people are interested in technology or fitness, which keeps the discussion of those topics (fairly) civil when discussed on the OT.


Politics, movies/TV, and "outdoors" are fairly large topics of discussion that don't cater to niche groups - yet, each of these topics has a dedicated place of discussion. Discussion on the Outdoors Board is fairly cordial relative to some of the discussions that take place on Political Talk.

So, niche topic or not, polarized dicussions or not...there certainly doesn't seem to be a common denominator among the current message boards.






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The data in the OP looked at threads created between the dates of 3/25/2013 and 4/1/2013.

Below is the data for the past week, specifically from 4/2/2013 - 4/9/2013. The general trend was the same - there were significantly more threads related to technology than there were for health/fitness.

There was actually a substantial increase in the amount of tech/science and health/fitness threads when compared to the prior week. However, the differential between the amount of tech and health/fitness threads increased slightly, as can be viewed below.






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Tech threads generated on the OT between 4/2/13 and 4/9/13.

1. Looking to buy a new phone.
2. Apps for contacts on Android b/c im getting a new phone.
3. How is the Sprint LTE Coverage in Covington/Mandeville
4. Facebook via Twitter: personal pet peeve
5. 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet for $79.99
6. What keyboard shortcuts do you use often?
7. Can you recover deleted pics/videos from ipad?
8. This is a great deal on a Windows 7 laptop
9. Onkyo Surround Sound Systems
10. sg3 email app getting dark when I open it. Help.
11. Streaming on S3: Netflix fixed their issues so what gives with HBO and Max GO?
12. Nerd server technical question
13. How can I increase my wifi signal?
14. Recovering a deleted note on iPhone
15. Cell phone 40 years old today.
16. Are there any easy fixes to the Google redirect virus?
17. Anyone here use Straight Talk from Walmart?
18. Can you get basic cable by plugging in?
19. New giant species discovered in Sri Lanka...
20. Why didn't you dickbags tell me McAfee was free with my Cox Account?
21. Google Sync problem
22. Google searches getting rediected.. help?
23. Science: Women win battle of the sexes, man destined to die off
24. Official evasi0n iOS 6.x Jailbreak thread ***NOW LIVE***
25. Computer gurus, need help
26. Help using 2-step verification on Gmail
27. Anyone have issues with internet throttling at night?
28. Android 4.1.2 - Group Messaging is now a breeze, finally
29. What has been the most innovative consumer technology over the past 40 years?
30. Who here has Roku?
31. Corporate Website Design
32. What's your computer wallpaper?
33. Apple's iMessages Drug Deals: They Just Work
34. So when's the new round of Apple stuff coming out?
35. have experience with the iphone 5 and the Galaxy SIII?
36. Did technology advance more in the 44 years before Apollo 11 or after?
37. Whisper App is pretty entertaining
38. Beware IE10 update on Windows 7
39. So the "facebook phone" is hitting the market next month
40. Can someone in IT please explain the purpose of expiring passwords?
41. Srs wow: New Inteface Allows Humans to Move a Rat's Tail With Their Thoughts
42. Roku vs Apple TV (and cutting cable in general)
43. Barebones Desktop Build for Linux
44. UAG Case and Zagg screen protector
45. Can someone in IT please explaoin the purpose of expiring passwords?



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46. AT&T LTE Tests in Southwest LA
47. The 4G data speed on my cellphone is insane. Huge props to AT&T.
48. Waterproof Digital Camera
49. NASA to get $100M for asteroid wrangling project
50. Wireless card on laptop troubleshooting
51. Got the Z10. pretty cool phone
52. AT&T LTE IN Lafayette
53. Att phone with T-mobile sim....is the phone screwing with me?
54. Need help setting up a wireless network
55. Android Users: Explain Google Now
56. My tv has a yellow line down the center
57. Learning website designing
58. Looking to buy a discoutned/used Macbook
59. Taking apart your iphone 5 to customize it...
60. One Cell Phone, Two Numbers
61. Do people still use "Push to Talk"?
62. iPhone 4 Battery Problem
63. Home surveillance cameras, any of you have experience with this?
64. Best Smartphone repair in BR?
65. Anybody here use Whatsapp?
66. On average how many GBs of data do you use a month at home?
67. Video Editor
68. Google Fiber could be coming to Austin, TX next
69. Coders and Programmers - .NET or My SQL?
70. Bitcoin hits new high (now over $200), WikiTiger in negotiations to buy TD.com
71. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
72. sprint - Samsung galaxy S 4
73. 11 Apps That Will Make You Wish You Had An Android Phone
74. Texas A&M to use technology to track students' reading
75. Where should I shop for a new TV?
76. Is iMessage the biggest flop by Apple so far?
77. Baton Rouge OTers: Make your case for either AT&T or Verizon
78. iTunes is taking forever to import a cd
79. iPhone Alarm Clock
80. Best browser for ipad.






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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


Health/Fitness threads generated on the OT between 4/2/13 and 4/9/13.

1. Just picked up some Orange Triad vitamins
2. Crescent City Classic thread
3. Runners of the OT -- iLT Band Syndrome
4. Question for OT runners
5. TMC*: I would like to discuss the pros and cons of burnout sets
6. What's the best alcohol to drink if you're watching your diet?
7. Healthy vitamin regimen
8. OT lifters....callus care
9. allergies
10. Old Men of OT: Gym Etiquette Question
11. OT Runners - Best Half Marathon in the US
12. Insanity Workout Transformation Videos on Youtube
13. The truth about calorie labels
14. OT dosc PT people - Quad/hip injury
15. How about when a cut gets infected? How do you describe the drainage?
16. Fitness Geeks: Interval Running vs Jogging
17. OT Crossfitters - What ya think about this WOD?
18. Does electro shock really work your muscles?
19. Allergy doctors in Baton Rouge
20. Damn sleep paralysis
21. Anyone use a mouth gaurd when they sleep?
22. Runners....need help with shoes!!!
23. How much sleep do you get/need to function
24. Where to buy Brooks Running Shoes in BR
25. at home workout DVDs
26. Shirt that measures if you are working out hard enough
27. Is there a reason dietary supplement commercials say this?
28. question about hydrocodone prescriptions
29. Orthopedic doc in Lafayette...Dr. Yerger?
30. OT Runers - Running Stroller Recommendations
31. Health and Fitness Board: When to do Cardio
32. Auckland Triathlon
33. Someone explain ideal protein to me!
34. Is it ok for the elderly to be drug addicts?
35. PLantar Fasciitis
36. Hydrocodone...How much does effect you?
37. My throat hurts
38. Plavix or generic clopidogrel
39. Wisdom Teeth Removal
40. Severe ankle sprains
41. Health and Fitness Thread: April 2nd Edition
42. Switching Gym Memberships
43. Anyone workout at Planet Fitness?
44. cheap heart worm medicine/vet recommendation?
45. Anyone know much about Prostate cancer? Treatment options?



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46. How do you get rid of a migraine?
47. Can Allergy Medicine Prevent a Sinus Infection?
48. ***Official: Crossfit Open Thread***
49. Tertacycline, Porcelain, Jor Whitening and Baton Rouge dentist?
50. Hurt my back, any recommendations besides seeing a doctor?
51. Snap Fitness membership rates
52. Limitless Drug brought to life - Provigil
53. Workout Gurus: Two Questions Regarding Creatine
54. OT Workout Gods Assemble - Need New Supps



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TigersRuleTheEarth
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


Seriously, what would be left for the OT?

Threads describing how the dookie I just took looks?






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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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Seriously, what would be left for the OT?


Plenty. There are technically an infinite amount of topics that could be discussed.

The OT has been continually diluted for the past decade, yet, it is still the most popular board in terms of activity (by quite a large margin).

Threads pertaining to technology seem to make up only 6%-8% of the threads on the OT in any given week. This is impressive, considering, again, that this is a board where one could post a thread pertaining to almost any subject.






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3xlsugrad
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


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Threads describing how the dookie I just took looks?
Please tell us more.






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LewDawg
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re: Meta-analysis of Tech threads (ETA - Tech board confirmed?) (4/10 update pg.3)


People could always just wait for random IRL shite to be brought up there.





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