Languages of OpenGeofiction users

Posted by isleño on 11 January 2017 in English (English).

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Last month, while trying to gauge the prevalence of different languages in the OGF community, I looked into the user signup data and made a chart of the language preferences specified during the account creation process. This chart represents around 380 out of 3350 accounts (those with under 30 edits were excluded). It’s not a perfect snapshot of the community — many people specified multiple languages, for instance, so they are counted multiple times — but I think it’s still pretty interesting. A chart including all 3350 accounts is here, but bear in mind most of those accounts never even made any edits.

Comment from Litvania on 11 January 2017 at 19:35

Who maps in Lithuanian? I really like that language.

Comment from TheHolyEpicpenguin on 11 January 2017 at 19:48


Comment from Yuanls on 11 January 2017 at 19:50

Wow. I never knew OGF had so many members.

Comment from niels20020 on 11 January 2017 at 20:04

Interesting chart. I wouldn’t thought Dutch is the fourth language in OGF.

Comment from eklas on 11 January 2017 at 21:33

This sure is intriguing, but it would be even better if there were some numbers in the chart too.

Comment from isleño on 11 January 2017 at 23:27

I should add that even among the 380 users being counted here, most of them are inactive. So numbers wouldn’t be very meaningful for this chart, since it’s not really showing current active users — just people who (at some point in the past) made 30+ edits.

Comment from ruadh on 12 January 2017 at 15:44

Really interesting, stuff, I wonder how these percentages compare to language use in the map. I’m fluent in English and have reasonable French but I’m not planning to use either in my territory. But I suppose English or Ingerish will still be the largest grouping.

Comment from tule00 on 12 January 2017 at 19:20

Wow, didn’t expect to have some fellow Serbian speakers here

Comment from Maxwell Black on 16 January 2017 at 02:19

Interesting although, as you said, percentages may be skewed a bit. I, for instance, have my preferences and software in general set to English, even though my main language and map is in Portuguese.

Comment from EmeraldDragon on 7 July 2017 at 18:26

Weird,so only a small portion of Russians are on here?Then how come I see so many Russian words all the time?

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