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Re: [Ambassadors] Ambassador counting by region



Jeffrey Tadlock wrote:
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Fabian Affolter <fab fedoraproject org> wrote:
 Maybe I will expand this script in the future.  I would like to have a log
function (writing the data to a file with time and data),  selection of the
area through user input, and some other small thing like error handling and
a test if the the script got all data form the Fedora wiki.  At the moment
with moinmoin it's a pain and there have to be more than one run to get all
the data, 502 Proxy Error...sooner or later everything will be fine with
mediawiki.  Send your ideas for more extensions and code snippets to me ;-)

Automation is a great thing.  I am thinking we should take another
direction with this though.  Screen scraping is apt to be unreliable
and much more likely to be affected by changes than something that we
run against FAS2 itself.

Of course I would like to have a professional solution. We could work with the approval date and the country information of every member.

But somebody have to do it. As long as there is no effort I was only searching for a possibility to make my life easier. I remembered that in February we have had a big discussion about metrics and statistics.

We have a big difference between the data in the FAS2 and the statistics page.

FAS2		347 approved *)
Stats page	363	

*) this is the same count as at the verification page

FAS2 should have the information as to whether a person is in the
Ambassador group and have country information.  We can take the screen
scraping and turn it all into DB queries to get the results we want.

Inside FAS2 is all stuff we need, we just have to pull it out. And generate some nice graphics.

It could possibly be broadened in scope and applied to more groups
than just the Ambassadors - that would allow other groups to see how
their membership is distributed regionally.  I would not think we
would run into privacy issues if we only return the country.

I guess that if the Ambassadors Project will have such a possibility to collect the data about the contributor, other parts will follow.

Fabian


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