The Floodgap Gopher Statistics project is an aggregation of data from the Floodgap Public Gopher Proxy in an attempt to estimate relative trends and continued interest in Gopherspace.
-- !!READ ME FIRST!! -- Gopher advocacy in the present day is greatly impaired by poor assessment of community interest, both from users and wranglers.
Rather than try to quantify a total number of Gopher users, which is impossible to do completely or accurately, the GStats project has the following goals:
- Demonstrate that there are still people using gopher. By plotting access and activity trends, the project can show user interest exists and that Gopherspace is more than a 'retro fad.'
- Demonstrate that there is a significant population of gopher users not served by their particular Web client of choice, encouraging those browsers with Gopher support to preserve and maintain it as a valuable feature.
- Demonstrate that a variety of hosts are accessed by the Proxy, not just any single large Gopher portal, encouraging not only current gopher wranglers to maintain their gopher-based services but also encourage the creation of new servers in the ecosystem.
- Identify hosts being accessed by users that are not in the Veronica-2 database so that they can be indexed for search.
We appreciate your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org It is strongly recommended that you read the documentation below to properly interpret the statistics.