Casethejoint - 10:55 am on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0) What indicators do you find useful?
As a forum grows, and the number of registered members (lurkers and more active participants) becomes quite large, I'm finding it more difficult to draw out indicators of success in terms of creating a durable community, and not just a high traffic site. Bulk traffic stats tell us that a forum is being used, but now how and by whom. Of course, your sense of how the site is being used, and anecdotal feel for how relationships are building are important, but is it possible to look at this issue more analytically? Here are a few of the measures I've found useful, but am looking for more angles on the issue:
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What indicators do you find useful?