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Currently, only Diamond mods have access to real analytics - with pretty graphs and stuff. I'm currently helping in a Beta site, and I'm very interested in how the site is doing. Because of this, I have a big system set up that collects stats from the API on a regular interval. This works ok, but... it's not optimal.

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If I can make this with the API, why can't we show it to 10kers?

Some analytics are even available publicly.

Why can't we show 10kers at least a normalized graph of visits? We don't need crazy-detailed graphs, a rolling average is fine. If needed, we could even make this a 20k (or greater?) privilege.

What's standing in the way of doing this? Why don't we want high privileged users having analytics?

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  • From what I've seen the publicly available stats are not too bad, reasonably in the same ballpark. We have a Meta post which one of our users is doing a great job of keeping updated with the latest Quantcast figures - could your site not do the same? – slugster Dec 4 '13 at 1:24
  • I have plans to, actually. It just seems like something that 10kers should have access to anyway. – Undo Dec 4 '13 at 1:26
  • Is there a reason it should be gated behind a rather high reputation barrier, if the information is available in the API in the first place? – 3ventic Mar 11 '14 at 23:32
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    @3ventic It's only available through the API if you track it over time - keeping your own historical database. – Undo Mar 11 '14 at 23:33
  • How many 20k users are you going to have on a beta site that aren't also already pro-tem mods? – Troyen Mar 12 '14 at 0:02
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    @Troyen The priv levels would be different on beta sites, of course - and it's just a suggestion. The core of this is get stats in front of normal users. – Undo Mar 12 '14 at 0:03
  • I agree on showing to normal users, especially since people have a tendency to graph the public Area 51 stats anyway. It just seems like restricting to Trusted 20K (4K) users adds maybe a handful of people. Using Japanese as an example, there would be 24 people that would gain access to these stats, half aren't active anymore, 2 are mods, and maybe a few of the remainder actually participate on meta/chat. In contrast, 4K still locks out most of the meta/chat community that would care about this. – Troyen Mar 12 '14 at 0:10