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Who actually uses the Recent Activity page?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by DBA, Jun 4, 2013.

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Do you use the Recent Activity page?

  1. No

    57.1%
  2. Yes

    42.9%
  3. I like ice cream

    32.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Anyone actually use this page? I know it seems to be requested a lot but how many people seriously use it? I personally find it to be an overload of worthless information.
    http://xenforo.com/community/recent-activity/

    Looking at my Google Analytics stats it looks like the visitors/members on my site don't use it either.

    0.32% of my unique pageviews are the /recent-activity/ page.
    31% of my unique pageviews are the /find-new/ (What was called 'What's New' but is now 'New Threads') page.


    You can find these stats on Google Analytics at Content > Site Content > All Pages. Use the search feature to search for the following phrases; find-new/ and recent-activity/
     
  2. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    I put it on the Forum tab on my site (so right next to What's New) and it gets a decent amount of traffic, with plenty of members swearing by it and literally unable to understand why anyone would use What's New instead.

    ~15% /find-new
    ~4% /recent-activity

    It definitely only suits small forums though
     
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what is the reason your users are not using it ?

    - because it contains "worthless" information ?
    - because it is hidden away under a Subtab ?
    - something else ?

    :coffee:
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use it.
     
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  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I like the concept of it... I just think it's not visually appealing at all.
     
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  6. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
    All the one's I've asked have said that it contains no pieces of information that they want. They don't care who liked what unless it's one of their own posts and in which case they'll get an alert. Clicking on a link doesn't take you to the first unread post of that thread but instead the reply that it's referring to. Plus like @Russ mentioned, it doesn't look very good.
     
  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I use it too.
     
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  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Why?
    Please explain.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Larger forums the info on that page will change very rapidly.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use it here and on my own site.

    It's no different to the Spy add-on in that respect, which a lot of people raved about.
     
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  11. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I'm not debating the pro's/cons of it. Never used the Spy add-on. Just posting what I thought might be the reason it was said it is better for smaller forums.
     
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I like ice cream.
     
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  13. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Not sure how that got in there... :D
     
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  14. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Every now and again will take a look but don't view it that often. I do agree with Russ though, Its not that visually appealing.
     
  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I use this on small and large forum. I'm not a fan of the traditional "What's new".

    Logic would tell me that the Recent Activity page would be slower than "whats new", because it pulls more information. I don't know why, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It always puzzled me. :confused:

    Of course as a matter of personal preference I'd likely still default to the recent activity page. :)
     
  16. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Damn, I clicked "No" before I saw the Ice Cream option. :( :ROFLMAO:

    On a more serious note, I personally don't use it because it has too many different things in there.
     

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