Commit 800baa42 authored by Sean McGivern's avatar Sean McGivern Committed by Rémy Coutable
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Tidy up usage ping and cohorts docs

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## Usage ping
> [Introduced][ee-557] in GitLab Enterprise Edition 8.10. More statistics
[were added][ee-735] in GitLab Enterprise Edition 8.12. [Moved to CE][ce-23361]
in GitLab 9.1.
[were added][ee-735] in GitLab Enterprise Edition
8.12. [Introduced to GitLab Community Edition][ce-23361] in 9.1.
GitLab Inc. can collect non-sensitive information about how GitLab users
use their GitLab instance upon the activation of a ping feature
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You can see the **exact** JSON payload that your instance sends to GitLab
in the "Usage statistics" section of the admin panel.
Nothing qualitative is collected. Only quantitative. That means no project name,
author name, nature of comments, name of labels, etc.
Nothing qualitative is collected. Only quantitative. That means no project
names, author names, comment bodies, names of labels, etc.
The usage ping is sent for the following reasons:
- to have a better understanding on how our users use our product,
- to be more data driven when creating or changing features.
The usage ping is sent in order for GitLab Inc. to have a better understanding
of how our users use our product, and to be more data-driven when creating or
changing features.
The total number of the following is sent back to GitLab Inc.:
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More data will be added over time. The goal of this ping is to be as light as
possible, so it won't have any performance impact on your installation when
calculation is made.
the calculation is made.
### Deactivate the usage ping
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- [Introduced][ce-23361] in GitLab 9.1.
As a benefit of having the [usage ping active](settings/usage_statistics.md),
GitLab lets you analyze the user's activities of your GitLab installation.
GitLab lets you analyze the users' activities of your GitLab installation.
Under [LINK], when the usage ping is active, GitLab will show the monthly
cohorts of new users and their activities over time.
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![User cohort example](img/cohorts.png)
For the cohort of June 2016, 163 users have been created on this server. One
month after, in July 2016, 155 users (or 95% of the June cohort) are still
active. Two months after, 139 users (or 85%) are still active. 9 months after,
month later, in July 2016, 155 users (or 95% of the June cohort) are still
active. Two months later, 139 users (or 85%) are still active. 9 months later,
we can see that only 6% of this cohort are still active.
How do we measure the activity of users? GitLab considers a user active if:
* the user signs in
* the user has a git activity (whether push or pull).
* the user has Git activity (whether push or pull).
### Setup
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