We don’t track our progress as a project very well. We have relatively few stats that we look at over time to see how we’re growing/changing, and those we do have are largely cobbled together with various combinations of manual labor and scripting. One of the things I want to do this year is get us going in the direction of collecting stats on our work and participation levels, and to make as much of it as possible an automated process. I recognize that this stuff is non-trivial. That said, I can’t create an overall wishlist for Otto to shoot down until we figure out what stats would be good to have.
What stats would be useful/helpful/just plain cool to know around your team? You guys are way ahead of all the other teams put together, with your “weekly stats: trends” page. This is brainstorming… don’t think about APIs or if/how it could be collected, just throw out ideas in the comments of what information you think it would great to start seeing, say on a monthly basis. List any and all ideas, including stats you are already collecting. I’ll collate all the teams’ ideas and see what the Meta team says we can do.
@chipbennett: As team rep, can you try to rally your group to make suggestions over the coming week? Thanks!