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Postby Firetiger » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:23 pm

Yeah, I am one of the people who haven't been on for a couple of months, and it's good to see you all again (if you remember me!! :x ). Those statistics are really amazing! I had no idea there were so many people on here :oops: ! Firetiger :bash:
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Postby Scenario Thinker » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:17 pm

Update as of last night: 1 big cheese - Barbara Sher 19 other mega posters (1,000+). 124 veteran posters (250-999) 658 experienced posters (25-249) 1,623 new posters (5-24) 4,700 new users (0-4) ... [1,482 = 0, 1,490=1] ------- 7,125 Some other fun facts: Average number of posts per registered user = 24.1 Average number of years on board per registered user = 2.63 Average posts per day per registered user = 0.031 Registrations by year: 1999 = 181 2000 = 510 2001 = 649 2002 = 755 2003 = 906 2004 = 1,645 2005 = 1,572 2006 = 907 (so far) ---------------------- Total = 7,125 Post Ranks: 0 = 1,482 1 = 1,490 2 = 839 3 = 513 4, 5 = 659 6 - 10 = 738 11 - 28 = 687 29 + = 717 ----------------- Total = 7,125 Average Posts per Day Ranks: 0 = 1482 0.00039 - 0.00100 = 661 0.00100 - 0.00156 = 711 0.00156 - 0.00247 = 711 0.00247 - 0.00417 = 712 0.00417 - 0.00723 = 712 0.00723 - 0.01366 = 712 0.01366 - 0.04060 = 712 0.04060 - 4.91926 = 712 ---------------------------------- Total = 7,125 Top 23 average per day posters (with over 100 posts): 4.92 = GiniDee 4.50 = Tituba 3.95 = paralegalgirl 2.83 = Scenario Thinker 2.45 = MDG 1.95 = soni 1.89 = expatana 1.87 = BarbaraSher 1.87 = Moonracer 1.84 = AthenaCat42 1.76 = sgoldie 1.73 = Fastalaskan 1.63 = mango 1.53 = Elizabeth Bits 1.31 = pattyn 1.26 = Tricky Grama 1.24 = Day Owl 1.18 = ajpor 1.16 = Heather Duggan 1.15 = Gist 1.10 = Meg 1.06 = Tricia56 1.04 = Fionna (Remember, this depends on the length of time the person has been on this board. A person that just started and posted 10 times would have 10 posts per day for that day. But in 100 days it would only be 1 per day if there were no other posts by that person. That's why I narrowed it to 100 posts or greater, to exclude the most recent registered.) For example, if I only include those with over 750 posts and have been on the board over 3 years, I get this: 2.450 = MDG 1.948 = soni 1.872 = BarbaraSher 1.760 = sgoldie 1.184 = ajpor 0.985 = Vict 0.843 = engelein 0.838 = Quest 0.802 = Jezicka 0.663 = joyous1 0.660 = Violin 0.603 = katchal 0.602 = inspiresuccess 0.594 = alwen 0.581 = bmaskmaker 0.520 = KyleM 0.469 = kazbah 0.423 = dial 0.367 = merk 0.361 = Arty 0.314 = PeterH If I change it to 3 years and under I get: 4.919 = GiniDee 4.503 = Tituba 3.947 = paralegalgirl 2.835 = Scenario Thinker 1.892 = expatana 1.869 = Moonracer 1.733 = Fastalaskan 1.307 = pattyn 1.162 = Heather Duggan 1.056 = Tricia56 0.941 = urszula thomas And here's what I mean that the average daily post count can be high for recent users that post frequently: 2.778 = pmetcher 2.528 = Thinker 1.882 = wishingwen 1.818 = Floridagal 1.500 = euripides 1.273 = saerra 1.037 = Fionna 0.970 = jacob 0.869 = elizagard 0.824 = yonuh 0.761 = Avi 0.683 = annasus 0.655 = An8el 0.626 = SmilingUlli (less than half a year, 10 or more posts, more than 0.5 posts per day. There are plenty with less than 0.5 per day, so to show what I mean, I just restricted it to the higher ones.)
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Postby Starfish » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:49 pm

Thanks for keeping track, Scenario! I wonder what amount of time goes by between registration and first post? (Don't think there'd be a way to track that...?...) And what the average length of time is that people remain active on the board? (Of course, many come and go, so that'd be a trick to define well, I guess...) You've got me pondering...
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Postby Jezicka » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:36 pm

Starfish wrote:Thanks for keeping track, Scenario! I wonder what amount of time goes by between registration and first post? (Don't think there'd be a way to track that...?...) And what the average length of time is that people remain active on the board? (Of course, many come and go, so that'd be a trick to define well, I guess...) You've got me pondering...
Well, in my case there were about two years between the first and second post... :roll: I don't know that an average length of time active on the boards would tell you much though... There are a great many who post only once or twice-- so I imagine an average would be something like a week!
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Postby katchal » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:44 pm

Interesting! Thanks, Scenario!
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Postby Scenario Thinker » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:12 am

Starfish wrote:I wonder what amount of time goes by between registration and first post? (Don't think there'd be a way to track that...?...)
You'd have to find a user's first post, look at the date, then subtract their registration date. From the information we have available to us, it would be hunt and peck for each user. The database has everything, so you could find the first post for each user with a query and go user by user.
Starfish wrote:And what the average length of time is that people remain active on the board? (Of course, many come and go, so that'd be a trick to define well, I guess...)
Jezicka wrote: I don't know that an average length of time active on the boards would tell you much though...
We would have to define what "active" meant. In other words what period of time would there have to be a post in, every month, every week, etc. We could also define degrees of how active too, based on those time periods. Then, we also have the lurker component, where the only thing you can really tell about them is if they logged in or not ... IF they log in at all, you can still read posts without logging in. What would it tell you? How manic they were :)
Jezicka wrote: There are a great many who post only once or twice-- so I imagine an average would be something like a week!
All it is, is the number of posts divided by the length of time since you've registered. If someone only posts once, their average is 1.0 post per day for the first day, 1/7 (.143) of a post for the first week, 1/30.4 (.033) of a post for the first month, 1/365 (.0027) of a post for the first year, etc. A lot of analysis could be done a lot easier with direct access to the board database. From what I know, PHP has a relational database (like Access) and you could use SQL against it to query and extract a lot of stuff. Mainly what I had, is the user's registration date and number of posts from the memberlist option at the top.
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Postby Tituba » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:41 am

Merk ran a program that recalculated the post count. Mine dropped 200 or so as did others.
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Update on Christmas Eve, 2007

Postby Scenario Thinker » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:08 pm

1 big cheese - Barbara Sher 23 other mega posters (1,000+). 129 veteran posters (250-999) 670 experienced posters (25-249) 1,787 new posters (5-24) 8,295 new users (0-4) ... [4,652 = 0, 1,712=1, 941=2, 990=3-4] ---------- 10,905* * The member list says 10,900. Either I miscounted, or that number reflects some subtractions I don't know about.
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Re: FUN FACTS: POSTER COUNT

Postby MDG » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:56 am

Hi, Scenario Thinker, I really admire your talent and interest in numbers. Sometimes I play at these kinds of things, too...but more for my own info...like lottery numbers...or drawing an accurately scaled house, for renovation or furnishing purposes. Not long ago I counted all the 'hits' on the Success Team Leaders forum, on Leaders' Announcements placed since the first of 2006...noting which areas got more hits in a day, just as a side interest. (Almost all had at least one every day...0 was rare.) Also for my own interest, I noted where Barbara's TV programs and speaking engagements were, when. The main purpose of my informal counting was to note how many people come searching for formal Success Teams, or who care. Barbara's drawing power is tremendous, in my book, particularly long after any speaking engagement, or TV presentation. I mean, what is it about the Silicon Valley? They seemed to get more hits, more often...at least during the weeks I was watching. Whenever I go into my favorite, cosy, customer-service, bookstore, they are always 'out' of Barbara Sher books. And I know they are ordering them in, because I always chat up the ordering gal. Someone is buying them! Many someones. I'd like to see that store order in some of Barbara's videos, too. Particularly the one from Rocky Mountain PBS, in Denver, CO...it's a gem, Emmy-nominated, and low in price. ($25 range.) And the order-takers are soft-spoken and kind. (Besides, the cover is a beauty...with pictures from Barbara's family album, from childhood up to the printing.) That video is called, "Creating Your Second Life After 40 (or anytime)." Another Sher title I love...I love them all. Barbara's titles show her genius, proof positive. Hm-m-m...I wonder what would happen if I went into that store, quite innocently, and asked them to order me a copy. That's their customer service, and they have never failed me yet in ordering a book that wasn't from a distributor disallowing single copy orders. The store does have a rack of videos for sale...and Sher fans would certainly notice it. That's my point, you see...there are hundreds/thousands of people who care so much for Barbara's work that they come here long, long after they first heard of her. A reputation that thousands of authors would celebrate. You and I are not alone in our admiration and aspirations. We are never isolated. Mahara
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Re: FUN FACTS: POSTER COUNT

Postby Vict » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:31 am

~sneaks up and randomly dabs glue on Scenario's keypad~ ~hides behind newspaper like bad spy novel operative~
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Re: FUN FACTS: POSTER COUNT

Postby Scenario Thinker » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:51 am

Vict wrote:~sneaks up and randomly dabs glue on Scenario's keypad~
How'd you know there was glue all over my keypad? ;)
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