Would Stats Dashboards Help Your Team?

I’m curious what you all think about the idea of having a stats dashboard for each Make team. If that’d make a big impact, MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. could build an automated system to facilitate it.

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Some questions (don’t feel like you have to answer each one, though):

  • Would a dashboard help your team make data-informed decisions, or help you focus on your top priorities?
  • What type of dashboard would work best for your team? Would you need aspects of multiple types?
  • How do we help ourselves (and future contributors) determine the right metrics?
  • What metrics would your team want to track? Some rough ideas:
    • Documentation: Page views for HelpHub and DevHub.
    • Support: Reply volume on forums.
    • Theme/PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Review: Number of theme/plugin submissions, publications, and rejections (with reasons?).
    • TV: Most popular videos, categories.
    • Training: Number of lesson plans published/edited.
  • How can we help ourselves (and future contributors) interpret the data correctly?
  • Would any team have a need for private stats, or could it all be open and transparent?
  • Where would the dashboards live? A separate page like make.w.org/{team}/stats? Or a centralized place like make.w.org/stats? Maybe in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. of every make.w.org/{team} page, so it can’t be missed?