I wonder if you can help with any of the following Forum topics? For some of them the moment may have passed, and some have been perhaps answered in other ways, but all of them were put out there by people using the Forums within the site’s Groups and none of them got a reply. Which is a bit sad.
I’ve always thought that the Groups were a good way of honing particular interests, and the Forum within each one a good way for those people to ask for help, share experience, and so on. But, I may be wrong, of course. Do people think that the site would be better if we scrapped the Groups and Forums? Are they necessary? Do people browse them or use them? Do most people simply log in, look for resources, download, and switch off?
The average length of time that a member spends on the site is 3 minutes precisely (taking data from 1st January until 30th April of this year). What do people do in that time? They visit 3.22 pages (not including individual subject resource pages; I’m just talking about the front-end pages) on average*. One of these is the home page. One is the activity feed page which comes up when you log in (along with your personal menu [I’ve included mine above as an example] with lots of links to your Groups and so on). The third page?
In the last 24 hours, three people clicked on the Forums link in their personal menu (the one that comes up as soon as you log in) and eight on the Groups link in their personal menu. A maximum of two clicked on the Forums link in the News menu, a maximum of three on the Groups link in the News menu. One hundred and fifty-nine different people have logged in at least once in the last 24 hours (which is about average).
Is it time to start using the Groups and their Forums, or is it time to scrap them altogether? Please tell me what you think. If they’re not going to be used, then they’re a waste, and the sad questions below were wasted.
* Although this figure is pretty static, on April Fool’s Day an average of 7.55 pages per visit was registered! What does this tell me?