By the Numbers: Data Dump - August 2012

Better late than never. Due to me being at PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle last week, I didn't really have time to put together a data blog for Giant Bomb's August numbers. But here's your monthly dose of blue bars and lines. The wiki saw a decent boost in submissions partially due to a few users dedicated to filling in release info. It's a thankless job, but someone's gotta do it eventually.

Blogs

Here are the most active bloggers followed by a look at the number of blogs posted per day on the site. What the hell happened on the 20th?

Forums

Once again, themost popular topics on the Giant Bomb forums this month are rasslin' and cartoons. The images below this one are for Replies per Day, Top 10 Forums by Most Topics (Dark Souls?!), Top 10 Topic Creators, and finally the number of topics created per day.

Quests

We haven't had new quests on the site in almost a year, but there's still people out there doing them. Here's the proof.

Reviews

Only one real surprise in the top ten most reviewed games in August. How the hell did Limbo get up there?

Videos

With just over 50,000 views, Vinny's romp through Sleepy Dawgs was the most watched video in the month of August. Coming in second was the debut of Kinect Party. No one can deny the power of hyperstyle. The following graphs show the usage of the various quality levels as well as the top video commentors.

Wiki

As I mentioned above, we had more submissions in the queue this month mainly due to a bunch of release data being added/updated. Sadly, much of this data should probably be ignored though, due to some "questionable" edits which were later removed. Also, ZombiePie's reign at the top has come to an end. Although, he's got a head start on September, so I'm sure he'll be back up there soon.

See ya next month!

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Posted by Phatmac

Huh, didn't expect my name in those stats. Guess I have reviewed a couple of games this month. I also have to stop commenting on everything or else I'll be number 1 in that comments bar graph. :/ Good stuff as always

Posted by Hizang

It's nice to be on the list.

HAIL HIZANG!

Posted by SexyToad

Hey top forum poster! But I suppose that's not exactly a good thing? It's odd, I thought falserelic was going to be number 2.

Edited by falserelic

@SexyToad said:

Hey top forum poster! But I suppose that's not exactly a good thing? It's odd, I thought falserelic was going to be number 2.

FalseRelic Has Fallen defeated in battle. It was a battle that he had no chance of winning. His hope was forever lost.

But one day he will rise again......

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Data porn!

Posted by bobafettjm

I have been trying to get in a lot more wiki editing now that my work schedule has slowed down a bit, but I have been mostly fixing or adding basic information to pages, except for that Battle B-Daman Fire Spirits page that for some reason I spent too much time on.

Posted by Milkman

Can't silence the Wrestling Ring, motherfuckers.

Posted by SlightConfuse


Woo wrasslin
Posted by Marino

@SlightConfuse: Fuck, I think I was there that night. I'm pretty sure that was at the GA Dome Nitro where Goldberg beat Hogan. If not, it was the week before.

Why do I know this?!

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Posted by NostalgicShakedown

Oh cool, I'm on the wiki charts.

Posted by CL60

Still not on one of these.

C-O-N..SPIRACY

Posted by ZombiePie

Yeah I wont be the top wiki editor anymore due in large part to the fact that I have a job now.

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Posted by Marino

@ZombiePie said:

Yeah I wont be the top wiki editor anymore due in large part to the fact that I have a job now.

Well, you've got almost three times as many as anyone else in the first week of September.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@Marino said:

@ZombiePie said:

Yeah I wont be the top wiki editor anymore due in large part to the fact that I have a job now.

Well, you've got almost three times as many as anyone else in the first week of September.

Either it's first place...or nothing.

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Edited by TeflonBilly
Posted by Hunter5024

I say the Anime Discussion Thread should do a heel turn and start some beef with the Wrestling Thread. Then they'll be the number one contender for top posts in September, and as the plucky underdog in the story the thread will get a shot at the Top Forum Posts Title.

Posted by TeflonBilly

@Hunter5024 said:

I say the Anime Discussion Thread should do a heel turn and start some beef with the Wrestling Thread. Then they'll be the number one contender for top posts in September, and as the plucky underdog in the story the thread will get a shot at the Top Forum Posts Title.

You think you gotz the chest to test us? We Pac and Anime be Biggie yo

Posted by Hunter5024

@TeflonBilly said:

@Hunter5024 said:

I say the Anime Discussion Thread should do a heel turn and start some beef with the Wrestling Thread. Then they'll be the number one contender for top posts in September, and as the plucky underdog in the story the thread will get a shot at the Top Forum Posts Title.

You think you gotz the chest to test us? We Pac and Anime be Biggie yo

We will see! I cant imagine we'd be pulling so much heat only so that we could put over a well established face whose already champion. That never happens in wrestling.

Posted by TeflonBilly

@Hunter5024: Hit us with a car in the parking lot!

Posted by Zero_

How are the video views counted? YouTube + GB hosted videos?

Posted by Marino

@Zero_ said:

How are the video views counted? YouTube + GB hosted videos?

I don't really know for sure. I can tell you though that there is a metric for the means by which all videos are viewed on the site, and YouTube accounts for maybe 2-4% of the total.

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Posted by Zero_

@Marino: Interesting. I'm curious to see how GiantBomb deals with their delivery mechanism with regards to videos. YouTube with the extra exposure, or their own video player to house ads...

Posted by c_rakestraw

Must have been one hell of a slow month for user reviews. Far as I can tell, only three new reviews went up for Limbo last month.

Posted by Marino

@C_Rakestraw said:

Must have been one hell of a slow month for user reviews. Far as I can tell, only three new reviews went up for Limbo last month.

Slow month for games = Slow month for user reviews.

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Posted by takashichea

Wiki is going pretty strong. Looking back at July and June, July has the highest activity with lots of submissions and high point earnings. Need to ask Tom to do one.