TI Forum and Chatroom Posting Statistics

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Forum posting statistics

Discussion forums were always very popular in the TI community and there were always many active ones at the same time. However, due to the combination of various factors (for example, repeated conflicts, server problems, inactive staff, etc), but not necessarily all of them, activity in the TI community has moved from websites to others over the years, with overall periods of ups and downs. Sometimes, forums even split into two different sites or closed outright. Also, in recent years, posting activity has been more concentrated at a smaller amount of locations.

The yearly posting statistics below were grabbed manually, often from post IDs or archive.org, except when statistics were publicly available. No script were used to achieve the collection of this data. As a result, the data is not always 100% accurate and some statistics are missing (denoted by question marks). Also, almost all active calculator forums had non-calculator-related discussion at one point or another. However, it should give you an idea of how the TI community forum activity evolved over the years:

TI forum post stats 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Alvasoft 471 275 340 450 385 267 48 49 15 10 6 1 2 3
BlueCrimson 103 70 35 28 46 14 5 0 0 0 4
BrandonW.net 63 195 109 64 2 17 2 4 8 2
CalcG.org 1543 ? ? ? ? ? 1693 569 142 56 11 12 17 1 0
CalcHaven 220 6436 10656 965 345 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Calculator-TI 12 106 251 91 96 10 26
Calcware 3404 757 91 35
Cemetech ? 6929 23064 36520 19577* 6674 12535 39121 42132 25415 16629 14407 14982 11155
Cirrus Programming 4384 3925
CodeWalrus 2485 26936 21164
Detacheds Solutions 5048 13497 7711 4373 3756 1263 274 76 8 47 7 5 0 2 0
Dragon-Fire 2894 155 169 17
Drubu Productions 1300 1800
Epic Programming Studios 1974 4500 13
Espace TI 2061 9379 9024 1730 225 96 16
Forum ETP Studio 64 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forum TI-Ring 4484 8184 2644
Fryed Software 32 61 48 81 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ftp83plus 18 236 141 73 101 100 43 26 29 6 21 0 0 0 0
GCC4TI's Forum 162 148 63 10 12 4 0 0 0
Greenfire 1126
Greenlight 491 ?
Hikaru Rakuen Programming 354 78 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macross Software 2726 415 57 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MaxCoderz Software 8437 22322 19705 34918 20345 7115 1985 1319 383 229 230 645 17 36 0
Mobifiles 1010 7969 3237 9380 6996 3867 2043 1421 753 601 957 106 38 0
MyTI 18 450 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omnimaga 84 7723 29213 18647 3989 15004 87232 115419 56998 39979 26581 4405 1959
Outside the Box Programming 2002 133 183 0 1 0
Prgmerz 505 222
Revolution Software 3518 7748 4372 2596 2387 929 932 470 180 154 396 26
Rivereye Studios ? 879
Stickfire Graphics Productions 68 1034 224 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suicidal Psycho Software 120 21
Tama's Team 11213 14432 4107 260 270 48 10 1 17 10
The TI Programmers Union 209 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Vuton Company 1030 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TI Chess Team 11840 7521 7019 5210 748 1873 833 345 195 180 13 7 1 0 5
TI French Team 0 0 234 301 148 60 21 24 2 0 0 5 0 0 0
TI International Forum 439 199 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TI Wizard 29 54 4 1 13 6 3 5 0
TI-84-Plus.com 2104* * 306* * 9* * 14* *
TI-89.org 1566 2204 2881 83 322 173 0 0
TI-BANK 2474 5593 22879 20787 10934 12882 27073 13566 2000 1030
TI-Basic Developer 9 423 6193 4577 1966 1792 4102 5005 2391 2780 1331
TI-Center 44 12
TI-Freak Ware 251 51 1161 4425 3269 4028 736 414 699 295 86 52 2 0
TI-Gen 38524 19944 2003 502 110 14 9 9 2 2 1 0 0
TI-Planet 4056 14781 20850 20146 19138 16909
TI-Solutions 395 21 7 9 4 0 0 0 0
TI-Story 267 13 0 0 8
TI-Wereld 5166 9356 3254 10288 6021 3678 0
Ticalc 19997 23754 22212 11674 6687 2340 1125 1196 1369 685 397 363 217 91 165
TICALCS.net 6135 4846 1587 266 567 568 41 0
Time To Team 2582 5203 2062 1697 87 ? 1738 886 172 0 53 109 46 8 8
Tout-82 (original) 73 958 6484 9353 3577 3339 7097 10277 7973 2857 1309 1216 793
Tout-82 (second site) 2660 2018 494 159
United-TI 15196 30496 20033 28340 23985 12785 8876 3391 1370 274
Void Productions ? 112 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
yAronet 68K 83148 41532 71285 17201 9046 12711 7933 6960 3689 2370 1610 522 375 466 270
yAronet Z80/Forum TI ? ? ? 2904 4314 2797 3205 935 265 1682 696 968 93 8 15
Z80 Heaven 13 1 15 0 0 0 124 11 4 9
Z80 Revelation 583 0 0
TOTAL 149700 147951 232071 183910 210246 159035 99671 83275 188331 212130 129279 95101 70806 71148 54051

*Includes the 4000 posts lost during the Jatol incident
**Website ran two forums simultaneously

IRC and site-embedded shoutboxes

In addition to forums, IRC (internet-relay chat), especially the EFNet network, has been very popular in the TI community since the early 90's, and activity has moved from place to place over the years, like with forums. The following statistics are approximate and includes both IRC and non-IRC chat rooms that had a significant level of activity.

IRC and shoutbox
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2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
#calcs ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#calcgames ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#calchaven ? ? ?
#cemetech & #ltwttf ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#cemu-dev ? ?
#codewalrus 8709 244762 266597
#define ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#ez80-dev ? ?
#firebird-emu ? ?
#inspired (Kofler's) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#inspired (community's) ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#maxcoderz ? ? ?
#omnimaga 13127* 315341* 155699* 220652 59994* 360443* 172736* ? ? ? ? ?
#omnimaga-de ? ? ? ? ?
#omnimaga-fr ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#omnimaga-nl ? ? ? ? ?
#tcpa ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#ti ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tiasm ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tibasic ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tifreakware ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tigen ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tigcc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
#tilibs-dev ? ?
TI-Basic Developer 417
TI-Planet 126000 405000 499000 467000 538000 640000
#unitedti ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

* Several data is missing, especially Feb 3rd-July 5th 2007, May 18th-Dec 31st 2009, July 6-Dec 31st 2011 and anything from 10:30 PM to 7 AM GMT-5 prior July 5th 2007.