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The year 2012 in numbers -- by Jon Bjarnason

Now that the year 2012 is drawing to a close it's a good time to take a step back and see how CC has been doing for the past year.

With that in mind I went on an expedition into our trusty ol' database and ran some queries and whatnot to dig up some stats.


Number of crits 57,937
Members contributing crits 2,433
Number of words in crits 27,087,008
Credits awarded for crits 62,705
Days spent writing crits 970


Number of stories 11,322
Members submitting stories 1,690
Number of words in stories 28,971,887
Credits charged for stories 49,426

Here is a fun little word cloud from into which I fed the story titles of your submissions.

Visits and activity

Number of logins 795,660
Days spent logged into CC 16,835
New members 5,857
New members who are currently active 900


New threads 5,180
Forum Posts 83,670
Members who wrote on the forums 1,636


Everyone loves graphs! Here is a comparison between some of the basic metrics of CC for the past 9 years (excluding 2003 since CC came online late in the year).


That's it for numbers in 2012. All in all this has been a fantastic year for CC and we have some great new people doing amazing things. We wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year. We hope the next year will be a productive one.smiley

Nonni and the Admin team

Posted by Jon Bjarnason 26 Dec 2012 at 14:13
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Owllady 30 Dec 2012 at 03:15  
Pretty interesting, Nonni! I love that graph of stories, that's an amazing number for 2012! And 900 active members? Holy cow Dang, we have a really cool site

I love the word cloud, that is a beautiful and meaningful piece of art.

CC turns 10 in 2013! We deserve a big party for all the members who have made this site so awesome!
Miho 3 Jan 2013 at 09:39  
I'm really glad to be a member here, I hope this new year will come with much more success and productivity. Best of luck for everyone
Sunny39 4 Jan 2013 at 18:26  
I am a newbie, but have found this writing site a great experience. I have enjoyed reading, critiquing and look forward to getting to know many of the authors.

I am very grateful for the helpful and honest crits I have received in the short period of time I have been a member, and very thankful for the encourgement I have received. Happy New Year, CC!

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