93% of messages were private - General

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Sridhar Ratnakumar

... in last month: https://funprog.zulipchat.com/stats

and 61% were private DMs in last year.

Is this .... to be expected?

Sridhar Ratnakumar

In other words, there are more private DM messages than messages in public streams? Crazy.


I was surprised myself - we've had some discussions with guys working on polysemy, but those by themselves don't feel to be enough to get such number :big_smile:


/poll Let's try something - what type of messages do you use the most?

Georgi Lyubenov // googleson78

is there a way to get those statistics for my own messages? I can't find it in the API


Oh - seems like in https://funprog.zulipchat.com/stats, you can click on Me and All time in Messages sent by recipient type section


And my gut feeling was right :big_smile:

Fintan Halpenny

My messages are like the exact opposite, the pie chart colours flip :sweat_smile:

Sridhar Ratnakumar

I used to manage a Zulip group, where some members pointed out similar stats (they were complaining about why people are not 'talking in public' and it lead to a flamewar) ... and now, seeing similar stats here, I'm beginning to wonder if there is a bug in Zulip stats aggregation. Surely, this place must have more public messages than DMs?

Mason Mackaman

wow that is incredibly surprising. If not a bug maybe the work of some sort of bot?