5 pointsI imagine a lot of the friendly faces you are missing did indeed leave after we cracked down on trolling. We are perfectly fine with a community that is smaller but better to be in than a community that is larger but toxic. But I know you like your data so I'm going to share some with you. We can actually track community activity. The site lists this as "The total number of members who submitted new content, followed something, or reacted to something on the community in the specified time period." Our data for February 2020: 578 (down from 593 in 2019...not a significant amount). The fanboy thread was locked down at the start of February and we did not seem to lose any real activity during February. Our data for March 2020 when the lockdowns started: 473 And we've been around 300 until Tenet came out when it went back up slightly to 355 (and 367 in September) then it went back down to around 300. Oddly enough our activity lulls are usually in September! What do we see here? We lost about 200 members around the lockdown. We gained a little bit when there was box office then it went back down. So two things: 1) One people actually did come here to discuss box office numbers especially during blockbuster seasons. 2) Yes there are movies in the pipeline but news is slow on that front due to COVID and there isn't as much to discuss. 300 member activity is actually pretty solid for us. Of course, since you seem to think people are fleeing our site to other sites, you are free to go ahead and stop posting here and start posting at these sites with less moderation. Have a good day JCS.
4 pointsYes solid considering the circumstances. This is a box office/movie forum. There is less theatrical movie news and no box office. If you really think we wouldn't have lost a lot of members and activity over that, then I think you have confused why a large portion of the community did come to this site for: to discuss how their movies are doing and how future movies will do. I can tell you right now that over the years, activity on this site has gone up when the box office is doing really well and tapered when the box office is slow. There is a direct correlation with how movies are doing and the activity on this site. I've attached a chart of total posts over time so you can see what I mean: we peak when the box office peaks, we are very weak when the box office is weak. So 50% loss of activity with no box office? Yeah, solid. I sincerely hope Avatar 2, with other big tentpoles, can help bring people back to theaters and bring the box office back. January 2020 posts: 14,778 February 2020 posts: 15,554 (posts went up despite the fanboy thread being closed at the START of February) March 2020 posts: 16,278 May 2020 posts: 10,773-here you see a drop-off. I'm guessing COVID/theaters closing drove posting in March since it was so new. But as movie news slowed down and with no box office... June 2020 posts: 8,155 July 2020: 7,149 August 2020: 7,864 September 2020: 7,516 October 2020: 7,452 So with half the members we are making...about half the posts. Which is what you'd expect.
1 pointThese are interesting numbers! What about activity of those members? Correct me if I'm wrong @JamesCameronScholar but it seems like you were pointing out the total activity/posts happening, rather than the unique people who made a single or more 'impression' (potentially not even posting!). I know I'll appear the same this month as I did last year using these metrics, but the reality is I was far more active last year. Just using the eye-test the number of posts seems way down and the front page seems slow. I reckon it will all pick up though! : ) When big tent pole blockbusters are back and A2 saves cinema (literally).