Can someone go through the available history in #general and #beginners on Slack and extract the day-of-week and time-of-day for the posts?
I am hoping to end up with a heatmap that shows Monday through Sunday with hotspots for whichever hours tend to be high traffic.
When you try to copy/paste the content out, you get
Person [12:57 PM] in the pasted version, so I bet all the interesting info can be extracted from that!
I want to have reminders that say roughly:
Newcomers are often frustrated. Imagine how you feel when you spend 4hrs on something annoying! It’s not possible to give digital hugs, so here are some tips on how to be supportive in addition to helping with their technical problem: https://elm-lang.org/community/chat-tips
I have a very hard time remembering habits I want to develop. E.g. “I want to have better posture.” And five minutes later I forget. I suspect it’s similar for “social habits” but until recently, I felt like that was a separate problem.
In my own life, I have been trying to physicalize things I have trouble remembering. One strategy I am using is to write down the chores I do not want to do on little pieces of paper, and then throw them on the ground. I have an impulse to pick them up every time I see them, but I can’t until I do the chore. It is working pretty well so far!
So I am trying to experiment with something similar with reminders in online spaces, but I want to find a balance between “reminding people at a time when it actually matters” and “not having too many reminders”.
P.S. I checked out the available analytics, but the resolution is only day-of-week. It tells me that activity goes down on weekends (Very happy that many folks take weekends away from the computer!) but I need to know more about time-of-day for the reminders on weekdays.