OBSOLETE - Site is dead. And domain has been un-hosted and/or parked since 2013.


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Web application to show how all a user has been involve in the different stack sites over time.

Just enter your username on the web page and you'll see a couple of views on how your interest (asking or answering a question) and authority (the communities votes on your answers) have changed over time.


Free - do what you want with it.


Dead: https://stackinsight.com


Modern web browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, ...) with Flash installed.


Feel free to post suggestions and feedback for me here.


JavaScript, JQuery, Drastic Data Tree Map, Google Motion Chart

Just 'view source' to see the JavaScript. It's all in the single stack.js file.


  • v1.0 (9th July)
  • v0.6 (7th July)
    • Loading of all pages of questions and answers if the user has more than 30 of each (this can be slow if you have 1000s). Suggestions welcome for how I can speed this up.
    • Prettier accounts table with loading status built in.
  • v0.5 (1st July) Fixed issues when looking up more than one user without reloading the page
  • v0.4 (29th June) Fixed issue picking top tags in IE and Chrome. Less 'other', more good stuff!
  • v0.3 (27th June)
    • Smarter lookup of users across sites.
    • Case insensitive user lookup (thanks to farseeker for the report)
  • v0.2 (26th June) - Update for API 0.9
  • v0.1 (24th June) - Initial release
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    +1 Quite Snazzy! You may want to change the instructions - it's a little confusing. Also, when I look at the "Interest in tags by year", it only displays tags for StackApps. The other sites just display "other". Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 6:02
  • Thanks George. Which instructions do you find confusing? Only your top 30 tags over the years are reported individually. Everything else gets bundled into 'other'. I'll double this for the interest in tags by year.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 6:16
  • @Rich: Ah - it's clear to me now. The whole thing is pretty :) Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 6:22
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    @George. Thanks. I've increased the number of tags in the treemap to 100. It looks much better now.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 6:28
  • @Rich You should allow users to enter in User Ids instead of Names.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 11:47
  • Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined /stack.js:119 - Do you still have to make some changes because of the 0.9 API?
    – eflorico
    Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 8:45
  • @eWolf - Yep, it's a 0.9 issue. I'm looking into it now. Thanks for letting me know.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 15:43
  • @RichH is it working at the moment? I got "stack_sites is undefined" js error. Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 18:37
  • Should be fixed now with 0.9. Thanks for letting me know.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 21:42
  • @RichH working good! Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 21:19
  • Competition :-O - stackapps.com/questions/933/… Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 0:15
  • @RichH: Please consider listing Stack Insight on StackList. Commented Jul 10, 2010 at 1:11
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    @RichH: The domain name no longer loads and the screenshots are not loading. Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 4:25
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    I second what George Edison said; the website is not loading.
    – daviesgeek
    Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 2:14
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    Yeah it's Jan. 20th and the domain seems to be dead.
    – slm
    Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 3:25

3 Answers 3


Is not finding me on any site: farseeker, main account is on SF no 7709

Site                    Username        Reputation    Match?
Stack Overflow          User Not Found  0             true
Server Fault            User Not Found  0             true
Super User              User Not Found  0             true
Stack Overflow Meta     User Not Found  0             true
Stack Apps              User Not Found  0             true
  • Great spot thanks. It turns out the username check is case sensitive. I'll fix that (assuming it is not the api that is the issue). In the meantine please use Farseeker.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 3:33

Feature Request:

I think Stack Insight is marvelous! It is quite reminiscent of the extraordinary visualization work of Hans Rosling.

My request is to allow the 2-step process to be a single step, i.e. I would like to bookmark my data page. Your site currently requires manually entering the user name since it is just calling a JavaScript function on the same page. Could you provide a hook so that one may bookmark it (i.e. something like http: //www.heathtest.com/default?uname=xyz) ?

  • Great idea. I'll try and add it soon.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 22:11

This didn't work for me. I assumed it was just because I'm not very active, but it doesn't work for Jon Skeet either. This happens for me in all the browsers I've tried it with (Firefox, Opera, Arora (a webkit browser) and IE8).

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    Very odd. It works fine for me on IE8, Chrome and Firefox for you username. I can see JavaScript, date-explorer and discussion are you three tag with the most interest. Do you have flash installed?
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 3:31
  • I recently decided to uninstall Flash, so no. If it requires Flash, nevermind, but you might want to have it display a message if it isn't installed.
    – Gelatin
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 15:44
  • I've added info to the description above and will add a check for flash to the code soon. Thanks.
    – RichH
    Commented Jun 28, 2010 at 0:35

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