History of LessWrong: Some Data Graphics

Some graphs show­ing post­ing ac­tivity on LessWrong through the years.

NOTE: If you’re read­ing this post on GreaterWrong, you can click on the images to en­large, zoom in, and click through them all as a slideshow.

Com­ments per post:

The same thing, on a log scale:

Posts per month:

The 100 most pro­lific au­thors over LessWrong’s lifes­pan:

The same thing, on a log scale:

Whose posts have gen­er­ated the most to­tal dis­cus­sion?

As above, but on a log scale:

Data available in a Google Docs spread­sheet. (Or down­load in CSV for­mat.)

You can also down­load an Ex­cel spread­sheet, which con­tains the above graphs and some in­ter­me­di­ate pro­cessed data.

Edit 2018-11-16: Up­dated data; cor­rected some minor ab­nor­mal­ities caused by data re­trieval is­sue. (If you’ve down­loaded the data already, please re-down­load the cor­rected ver­sions—the links are the same.)