New Data Visualisations of the EA Forum

post by Hamish Huggard · 2021-10-20T02:19:11.873Z · EA · GW · 10 comments

Followup to: A Website for Aggregating and Visualising EA Data [EA · GW] now has a much fancier interface:


Toggle dark mode with the moon/sun button in the top right.

I collected a bunch of data on the EA Forum via the GraphQL interface [? · GW] and created some visualisations form it.

Can you spot this very post?
Why did EA Forum posting trough in 2018?
Aaron Gertler is a karma monster.

The visualisations are interactive on

Note that I filtered out a few extremely low karma outliers. They made karma axes harder to read, and it seemed best not to draw attention to them.

These visualisations took something like a full-time week to make.

What's next?

I'm planning a 3-6 month hiking trip in a few weeks, so hopefully I'll be able to get one or two of these done before going off the grid.

If you have any data visualisation suggestions or requests, let me know in the comments, by direct message, or by email.


Comments sorted by top scores.

comment by BrianTan · 2021-10-20T05:36:09.931Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Nice logo!

Replies from: Arjun Yadav
comment by Arjun Yadav · 2021-10-20T11:48:22.658Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you!

comment by Peter Wildeford (Peter_Hurford) · 2021-10-20T03:46:13.814Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is really cool.

One self-aggrandizing nitpick - You have me at under 3000 karma but I see on my profile that I have 7771 karma... did something go wrong in your calculations there?

Replies from: NunoSempere, Hamish Huggard
comment by NunoSempere · 2021-10-20T09:40:56.314Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Also on the self-aggrandizing arena, you can't see the 5th 6th authors by word count. 

comment by Hamish Huggard · 2021-10-20T05:58:25.224Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I only included karma from posts you're the first author of. 
So the missing karma is probably from comments or second author posts.

Replies from: Peter_Hurford
comment by Peter Wildeford (Peter_Hurford) · 2021-10-20T18:10:14.217Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Oh yeah, must be due to comment karma.

comment by Jaime Sevilla (Jsevillamol) · 2021-10-20T09:30:53.150Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I absolutely love the work you have done, thank you so much!

comment by NunoSempere · 2021-10-20T09:32:43.596Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Well, 139k words. That escalated quickly.

comment by alexlyzhov · 2022-07-17T07:08:22.526Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Nice visualization, I wonder how it's doing now? Curious about any post-mortem comments.

Replies from: Hamish Huggard
comment by Hamish Huggard · 2022-07-17T08:40:52.333Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Got some nice feedback, but no clear signal that it was genuinely useful so quietly dropped for now.