Top 50 Posters Extrapolated, July 2005

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Here we go again with my analysis of the MacRumors Top 50 Posters.

    Previous "Top 50 Posters Extrapolated" threads were July 2003, January 2004, July 2004, and January 2005.

    The legend of column headings follows the chart. Comments and further explanations follow in the next post.

    Measurements were taken yesterday. I've computed these numbers just for fun and to be a point of discussion. Members should not post just to achieve a high post count. Pointless posts (spam) are against forum rules.

    Current Top 50 Posters

    Computed by Doctor Q on July 4, 2005

    Code:
                          Cur    Cur    Prev  Delta
    Rank  Current Top 50  Posts  Rate   Rank  Rank
    ----  --------------  -----  -----  ----  -----
      1   Mr. Anderson    20028    8.8    1      0
      2   wdlove          14513   17.1    3     +1
      3   eyelikeart      12119    0.0    2     -1
      4   Rower_CPU       10704    2.0    4      0
      5   edesignuk       9,922   11.9    5      0
      6   Doctor Q        7,936   11.1   11     +5
      7   jefhatfield     7,794    2.5    6     -1
      8   MacBandit       7,336    0.3    7     -1
      9   jelloshotsrule  7,260    1.1    8     -1
     10   MrMacman        6,914    0.3    9     -1
     11   bousozoku       6,876    4.7   10     -1
     12   Sun Baked       6,553    7.5   16     +4
     13   arn             5,739    1.8   12     -1
     14   iJon            5,661    1.4   13     -1
     15   scem0           5,592    1.5   15      0
     16   jsw             5,577   12.0   27    +11
     17   shadowfax       5,472    0.4   14     -3
     18   Nermal          5,244    7.5   24     +6
     19   iGAV            5,095    3.4   20     +1
     20   rainman::|:|    5,054    2.3   18     -2
     21   wrldwzrd89      4,956   10.0   31    +10
     22   vniow           4,951    1.0   17     -5
     23   mkrishnan       4,785   26.4   --     --
     24   ~Shard~         4,578    9.3   36    +12
     25   AlphaTech       4,562    0.0   19     -6
    Code:
     26   Chip NoVaMac    4,448   10.4   44    +18
     27   krossfyter      4,187    0.3   21     -6
     28   Backtothemac    4,107    0.2   22     -6
     29   Powerbook G5    3,971    0.1   23     -6
     30   Abstract        3,944    5.8   37     +7
     31   virividox       3,925    6.0   38     +7
     32   PlaceofDis      3,855   21.3   --     --
     33   jxyama          3,754    1.0   25     -8
     34   cb911           3,684    1.3   26     -8
     35   Mechcozmo       3,559   12.5   --     --
     36   nagromme        3,553    8.8   --     --
     37   Blue Velvet     3,504   19.4   --     --
     38   Dont Hurt Me    3,501    2.8   33     -5
     39   job             3,435    0.2   28    -11
     40   stoid           3,427    2.7   35     -5
     41   teabgs          3,340    0.2   29    -12
     42   Counterfit      3,244    1.5   34     -8
     43   Kwyjibo         3,183    2.4   40     -3
     44   Durandal7       3,165    0.0   30    -14
     45   Mudbug          3,136    2.6   43     -2
     46   aswitcher       3,096    4.3   49     +3
     47   mac15           3,089    0.3   32    -15
     48   SiliconAddict   3,008    5.8   --     --
     49   yellow          3,004    8.7   --     --
     50   mischief        2,945    1.0   39    -11
    Columns:
    1. Rank = Position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to 50.
    2. Current Top 50 = members with the 50 currently highest post counts.
    3. Cur Posts = # of posts by that member.
    4. Cur Rate = average # posts per day by that member over the last 6 months, or for the length of their membership, whichever is smaller.
    5. Prev Rank = previous rank, as of six months ago (January 2005), or "--" for those who are new to the Top 50.
    6. Delta Rank = change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank since 6 months ago.
     
  2. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Comments on the Current Top 50 Posters chart

    --- Length of membership ---

    Mean average: 31.5 months (up 2.9 since 6 months ago)
    Standard deviation: 11.2 months (up 1.3 since 6 months ago)

    Highest: jefhatfield, 59.8 months
    Second-highest: eyelikeart, 54.0 months
    Second-lowest: Blue Velvet, 12.0 months (one year ago today!)
    Lowest: Mechcozmo, 11.5 months

    Number of members in the Top 50 by length of membership:
    between 4 and 5 years: 4 members
    between 3 and 4 years: 21 members
    between 2 and 3 years: 15 members
    between 1 and 2 years: 9 members
    less than 1 year: 1 member

    --- Changed members ---

    Seven new members joined the Top 50 list:
    mkrishnan (#23), PlaceofDis (#32), Mechcozmo (#35), nagromme (#36), Blue Velvet (#37), SiliconAddict (#48), yellow (#49)

    mkrishnan, new to the Top 50, is in the Top 25.

    Seven members are no longer in the Top 50 list:
    britboy, übergeek, MacAztec, applemacdude, Macmaniac, Hemingray, bennetsaysargh

    --- Changes in rank ---

    Highest rise in rank, up 18 slots:
    Chip NoVaMac

    Next highest:
    ~Shard~ (up 12), jsw (up 11), wrldwzrd89 (up 10)

    Highest loss in rank, down 15 slots:
    mac15

    If his member name had been mac14, would it have been 14 slots?

    Next highest:
    Durandal7 (down 14), teabgs (down 12), job and mischief (each down 11)

    mischief just barely stayed among the Top 50.

    Four members managed to retain their position in the Top 50 list:
    Mr. Anderson (#1), Rower_CPU (#4), edesignuk (#5), scem0 (#15)

    Changes at the top: wdlove (now #2) and eyelikeart (now #3) swapped places. Doctor Q joined the Top 10, while bousozoku left the Top 10 to became #11.

    --- Excluded members ---

    Members Macrumors and MacBytes, who represent site posts, not real members, are excluded.

    Unregistered or banned members are not included and will not be discussed further, by site policy. For the record, King Cobra would have been #15 and tazo would have been #44.

    --- Posts ---

    Highest number of posts in 6 months:
    mkrishnan, with 4,785

    Next-highest:
    PlaceofDis, with 3,855, Blue Velvet with 3,504, wdlove with 3,088.

    All of these counts are larger than the previous 6 month period, during which nobody made over 3,000 posts.

    emw missed the Top 50 by 86 posts despite making 2,860 posts in 6 months, which is more posts than edesignuk made in the preceding 6 months (the highest posting rate at that time).

    Lowest:
    AlphaTech, with no posts since April 2003, yet still in the Top 25!

    Next-lowest:
    Durandal7, with only 1 net post over 6 months (3 new posts, offset by the loss of 2 posts when threads were removed), and eyelikeart, with 4 net posts over 6 months.

    Seven members made more than 2,000 posts in 6 months yet did not make the Top 50: emw, iGary, mad jew, Mitthrawnuruodo, Applespider, Bear, daveL
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I wish I had as much time on my hands as you Dr Q :rolleyes:
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you and i were neck-n-neck there for a while, but with summer and a new job i haven't been as active... i always enjoy your posts too, i've missed MR lately, i guess ill have to get back into the groove of things :D
     
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    stop beating up on yourself, i made almost 4,000 in the same time frame! and mkrishnan made nearly 5,000
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Me too... :eek:

    Man, I need a job... :p ;)
     
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Think YOUR a loser? Check out mine!

    Joined in January 2005, and now its 7 months later and I post ~10 times a day!
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Me three... I thought I'd escaped unnoticed until the last paragraph! ;)

    I need to get a job that's more interesting... or a PC at work that can run Excel more effectively so that I don't have to wait 10 minutes between calculations...
     
  11. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Love the stats, thanks and keep up the good work Doctor Q!
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    What do you do all day mkrishnan? ;)

    Mind you, I moved up 12 spaces myself, so I shouldn't talk too much...

    Anyway, I just want to be the first to extend a big thank you out to Doctor Q for compiling and processing all this information. I love statistics like this, and it's really neat to see how things have changed since the last report. So thanks Doctor Q! :cool:

    Edit: Okay, so I'm not the first to say thanks after all - man this thread got busy in a hurry!
     
  13. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    In keeping with tradition, I'll work on extrapolations for 6 months and "infinity" next. But first it's Independence Day party time!
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Exactly, don't knock yourself out Doctor Q! Get out there, party it up, and worry about all the number-crunching another day! :cool:
     
  15. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Awesome Dr. Q. Didn't happen to use 72 consecutive decimal digits of pi did you? ;)
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ummmm, I go for quality, not quantity :eek:
    Not really... I just was slowed down considerably by my job change.
    I'm able to spend more time here now, but I just don't have as much to say as some of you do.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
    [​IMG]
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    We are very lucky that we have Doctor Q on staff. A person that enjoys crunching numbers. With respect to the amount of time, as with anything else with experience it gets easier and can be done faster. He already has a lot setup from previous extrapolations.

    Thank you Doctor Q for you generosity in this venture. ;) Chances are it has become a labor of love.
     
  18. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I only need to post 100x more to catch Mr. Anderson. How do you have 5,000 topics to discuss or comment on? WOW!

    Thanks for the stats Doctor Q!
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good are 5,000 topics if you are unable to type? *makes agent face and makes your fingers disappear* :D

    Yes, yes, kudos to Dr. Q. These analysis threads are always really interesting. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put them together.

    And naturally, if MR wasn't such a fun place, we wouldn't be posting so much here! :)
     
  20. job macrumors 68040

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    As always, nice job there Doctor Q...

    It never ceases to amaze me how fast people come and go on these forums.
     
  21. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Thanks Doctor Q. Maybe I should spend more time with my girlfriend...
     
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Well, I guess I should thank my ex for this rise, and the great support of many of the MR members here for support during a troubling time in my life.

    In the end it was the sense of fellowship that I feel here, that as soon as contributions were again accepted - I became a Demi-God. It was my small way of repaying everyone for their Mac and personal support. This is the first time I ever gave money to a "free" site.

    BTW - updates:

    Chewey is doing well in his new home. He goes to work every day with is new family. I assume that since they run a catering company that Chewey is gaining way too much weight. :) I know that Maribella, my cat, has been eating like a pig since we got in to the new place. Add to that she has turned in to a kitten at the age of 12+ years - with just her and me to keep company with.

    I went to settlement on my TH on Thursday. And things are coming along slowly in unpacking three bedrooms in to one bedroom. Thanks to my sister, I will be heading off to SFO for 4 1/2 days (first class air thanks to her AA air miles) for my birthday weekend.

    At work, my boss commented on the renewed "energy" that I have at the job. I guess I never saw the wear and tear of the relationship taking its toll on work.

    My sister is still trying to deal with the break-in of her house and theft of less than one year old GMC XUV. The rottie that we picked up from the shelter on the day of the break-in is adjusting well to his new "Mom". He has provided much comfort and protection when things go bump in the night.

    (Sorry, I must end - otherwise I will try to get all of us to sing "We Are Family" :D )
     
  24. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Since you and I ended up in many of the same threads I was surprised to say the least. :)


    BTW, how are things going? Enjoyed your family history thread.
     
  25. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I think it's interesting how much I've slowed down recently. 1 year ago, I was a newbie to the top 50, entering at #42 with 2,148 posts and a rate of 6.75 per day. Projected to be at #31 in 6 months time (1/05), and #11 at the End of Time (maybe I'll meet Gaspar :D).
    6 months ago, I was at #34, a gain of 8, with 2,965 posts, and a rate of 4.44 per day over the preceding 6 months. Projected to be at #33 in 6 months time (now), with 3,774 posts. End of Time rank: 14th, with an overall rate of 5.91 ppd.
    And now: back to good ol' #42, thanks to a 6 month rate of 1.5 ppd, owing to my temporarily b0rked PB (was wonky from mid-march to mid-june). Using a slooooow iMac (333MHz :() really cut down my computer use overall. As for predicted positions, we'll just have to see ;)
     

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