By the Numbers: Data Dump - October 2012

Welcome to November, duders. This is a little late because I've been busy stabbin' fools in the neck and crashing through 's billboards. Site traffic in October was fairly interesting as you'll see below. Obviously, lots of big games were released in the last few weeks, which has kept both the forums and the wiki quite active. And it's not slowing down any time soon with Halo 4 this week, then the Wii U launch in a couple weeks. A couple weeks?! That's crazy. Do we even know how the online stuff works yet? And don't forget about Black Friday. Oh...sweet, sweet Black Friday. The deal hunting threads will be running rampant I'm sure. But, before we get too caught up in what's coming in November, let's take a look back at October.


is way ahead of everyone thanks to his Art of Video Games series of blogs. If you haven't checked those out yet, you should.


The wrestling discussion thread has successfully defended its championship as the most popular thread for another month. Will it be the sole survivor after November? We shall see. But, what's up with the anime crew? Your thread fell to third place? C'mon, guys.

I find it kind of interesting how forum traffic basically tanks on the weekend. I would've thought that's when people have more free time, but I guess not. Check out the traffic on the 30th, which is the day Assassin's Creed III and Most Wanted came out. I expect we'll see that sort of spike with Halo and later on with the Wii U. The top 3 posters are the same as last month, but and swapped places between 1st and 3rd.


This is a combination of every type of notification on the site including @ replies, friend requests, guide edits, review/list recommendations, wall posts, and wiki approvals/rejections. See how it just tanks on the weekend? That's still weird to me.


takes the top spot on user reviews this month thanks to a slew of classic game reviews. No real surprises on the top 10 most reviewed games. Dark Souls may seem kind of odd, but didn't it just come out on PC?


All Quick Looks, all the time. Traffic is up as well, as the top video this month has about 8000 more views than the top video in August.


In October, became the third user to reach the 200,000 points mark. So, it's no surprise that he was the top user (based on points) last month as well.

I'm trying to figure out if approved a wiki edit or if the chart is required to have six people on it. XCOM was the most edited page of the month, while Praxis' work on the Heroes of Might & Magic franchise took the top two spots on most points earned. Look at all the work people are doing on Release data! It brings a tear to my eye. And some guy named Jeff is the #8 most active user in terms of number of edits made. Go figure.

See y'all in December!

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@Marino said:

The top 3 posters are the same as last month, but and swapped places between 1st and 3rd.

I will have to fix this.

Posted by bobafettjm

So I noticed that the DLC wasn't getting much love last month so I decided to work on a bunch of that this month. I think I may make a push this month to do more wiki editing, stupid real life keeps getting in the way.

Posted by Phatmac

@Video_Game_King said:

@Marino said:

The top 3 posters are the same as last month, but and swapped places between 1st and 3rd.

I will have to fix this.

It's on!

Posted by Animasta

My favorite album thread made it, I'm so happy

I'd like to thank all the people out there who said I could do it


Posted by Video_Game_King

@Phatmac said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Marino said:

The top 3 posters are the same as last month, but and swapped places between 1st and 3rd.

I will have to fix this.

It's on!

Posted by BeachThunder

I assume the reason is a lack of new content on weekends?

Edited by Mento

For as long as I've been on the internet, I've observed the same thing about weekends. I can only assume (on top of BeachThunder's accurate suggestion) that people associate computers with their workday too much and instead spend weekends on the couch watching TV/playing games. Via a computer, most like, but at least there's no office chairs? This theory needs work.

Also, is it just me, or am I appearing on a lot of these graphs? Given this and the spotlights, it might be an idea to cut back on my contributions a little. Let some of my mystique build back up.

Posted by Hizang

As always these are incredible, well done. I need to start commenting more and making less.

Posted by Hunter5024

I think the wrestling thread is staged.

Posted by onimonkii

4th place in point gain on a single page in october?

i'll take it.

now to try to make it pretty without destroying everything...

Posted by Praxis

Thanks for the mention, Marino. My efforts to fly under the radar seem to be failing spectacularly this month...

Edited by CaLe

Semi-popular YouTube gaming channels get at least 5x more views on almost every video than Giant Bomb gets with its most popular video. How's that work.

Posted by JellyFish_Gsus

Wrestling forum staying strong; that's what I like to see.

Posted by laserbolts

Looks like VGK has a new contender to see who can pad their post count more. Phatmac posts emoticons with no words at this point.

Posted by Mezmero

Is being the top forum really something to be proud of? Doesn't it just mean people argue more in these threads than any other? I'd change the title to @Reply-amania or The @pocalypse.

Posted by ZombiePie

I'm so sexy.

Also Am I Doing This Correctly?
Posted by Cloudenvy

Anime discussion thread goooooooooo!

@JellyFish_Gsus said:

Wrestling forum staying strong; that's what I like to see.

Our eternal enemies!

Posted by sam1am7000

@Hunter5024 said:

I think the wrestling thread is staged.

I see what you did there.

Posted by TobbRobb

I still don't understand how the wrestling thread is so goddamn popular. I'm still a little surprised the anime thread is so high as well, but I have an obvious bias for that one. :P

Posted by DeF

Wow, I've been slacking off in terms of wiki edits :D

Posted by Nightriff

I need to stop creating so many topics and discuss more, that's my goal for november

Posted by Slither_Maggot

@ZombiePie: Freakin' hilarious! LOL!

Posted by takashichea

Yeah, Chalphy, way to go!