support.mozilla.org (SUMO) +dev in 2013
This is my first and last blog post for 2013!
Whewww, 2013 has been another splendid year for SUMO and the SUMO/INPUT Engineering team. We did lose (and missed a ton) our manager, James Socol, early in the year and I took over the managerial duties for the team, but the core dev team stayed intact.
Here are some metrics about what our platform, team and community was up to in 2013:
- Page views: 502,812,271
- Visits: 255,122,331
- Unique visits: 190,633,959
- Questions asked: 33,482
- Questions replied to: 31,746 (94.8%)
- Questions solved: 9,048 (27%)
- Replies to questions: 119,440
Support Forum contributors:
1+ answers: 8,723
2+ answers: 3,436
3+ answers: 1,764
5+ answers: 742
10+ answers: 247
25+ answers: 97
50+ answers: 63
100+ answers: 42
250+ answers: 22
500+ answers: 17
1000+ answers: 11
2500+ answers: 7
5000+ answers: 3
10000+ answers: 1 (20,057 answers by cor-el)
- Army of Awesome tweets handled: 46,030
- Army of Awesome contributors: 911
Knowledge Base (KB) Revisions: 16,561
en-US KB Revisions: 2,975
L10n KB Revisions: 13,586
- Locales with activity: 55
- en-US KB Contributors: 165
- L10n KB Contributors: 607
- KB Helpful votes: 4,214,528 (72.6%)
- KB Unhelpful votes: 1,587,416 (27.4%)
I wanted to highlight a few things he mentioned:
In 2011, we had 19 people who contributed code changes.
In 2012, we had 23 people.
In 2013, we had 32 people.
Like 2011 and 2012, we resolved more bugs than we created in 2013. That's three years in a row! I've never seen that happen on a project I work on.
Input also had a great year in 2013. Check out willkg's blog post about it.
2013 was a great year for the SUMO platform. We finetuned the KB information architecture work we began in 2012 and simplified all of the landing pages (home, product, topic). In 2014, I am hoping we can make the Support Forum as awesome as the KB is today.
In addition to making the KB awesomer... The Support Forums now support more locales than just English. We now send HTML and localized emails! We added Open Badges! We switched to YouTube for videos. We improved search for locales. We made deployments better. We implemented persona (not enabled yet). We implementated escalation of questions to the helpdesk. We added lots of new and improved dashboards and tools for contributors and community managers. At the same time, we made lots of backend and infrastructure improvements that make the site more stable and resilient and our code more awesome.
As a testament to the awesomeness of the platform, new products have come to us to be their support platform. We are now the support site for Webmaker and will be adding Open Badges and Thunderbird early in 2014.