The Votes & Comments tab in Community Analytics shows the amount of votes and comments that have been posted in the challenges in your community.

In this article:

  • Viewing the number of votes and comments in your community

  • Exporting data from the votes and comments page

Viewing the votes and comments in your community

To go to the Votes and comments information:


1. Go to Analytics in the Admin menu to open the Community Analytics area; this page will open on the Activity Overview tab

2. Click on the Statistics tab to bring up the navigation headings for the different statistics pages.

3. Click on the Votes & Comments heading to go to that area of Statistics.

When the Votes and Comments tab first loads, the default chart shows the statistics from all published challenges in your community. Each bar on the graph represents a challenge, the name of which is shown along the bottom.

The light blue area of each bar represents the number of votes within the challenge and the black area represents the number of comments. The number displayed on each colour tells you the amount of vote or comments in the challenge and the number above the bar is the total number of votes and comments combined.

Use the dropdown menu above the graph if you'd like to view the statistics for archived or unpublished challenges, or if you want to see all challenges on the same graph.

Viewing just votes or comments

If you would like to see the number of votes or comments separately, you can add or remove data series from the chart by clicking on the relevant word in the data key.

For example, if you want to only see the number of votes in challenges, click on Comments in the data legend (found at the top right of the chart area). The comments information will be removed from the chart, leaving only the number of votes in each challenge. To bring back the data for comments, click on the word Comments again.

Exporting data from the votes and comments page

You can export the chart in a variety of formats, depending on your needs.

If you would like an image of the chart, you can download it in the following file formats: .png, .jpg, .pdf document or svg (a vector image format, for editing in programs such as the Adobe Creative Suite). If you would like the data that is used to draw the graph, you can download a table of this data, either as an excel document, or as a .csv file.

You can also export the ideas and comments from the challenges featured in the chart.

To export or print the chart

Click the Export icon at the top right of the graph this will open up the options that you can choose from when exporting the graph.

if you would like to print the chart, select Print chart to open up a print options window.

If you would like to download an image of the chart, click on the name of the format that you would like to download.

At the bottom of the menu, there is an option to Download CSV, click this option to begin the file download. The downloaded file show the number of comments and votes for the challenges that are in the chart (eg if the chart shows published challenges, you will see the information for published challenges)

To export the ideas and comments from the chart

To download a list of the ideas and comments from the challenges shown in the chart, click on the Export data button underneath the chart area.

This will download a csv file that contains all of the ideas and comments from the challenges shown in the graph.

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