My MacRumors Posting Stats

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  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    It occurred to me the other day of how I could review how often I've posted to Macrumors since I first joined in April 2005. I have nearly 5,000 posts (almost to 601 status!) and thought this was plenty of data to show off trends.

    This didn't take too long to do, although it was tedious. I used the advanced search function on the site to search for posts by my screen-name. I then copied the entire text of the page from those searches and pasted them into Excel and parsed all of the dates and times of those posts. Note: I have the Firefox extensions Auto-Pager that will load multiple pages onto one page so that I didn't have to click between 20 pages of a search.

    I was able to get dates from about 4500 of my posts, I understand why 500 are missing but its not a big deal (unless you want to do this yourself). Check out the plots attached, I did an area plot for my yearly plots so you can see it more clearly.

    Some easy trends to explain include: May '08 when I got a temporary ban, as well as August 2011. I wasn't being very nice so I tried cutting down on posting and even now don't really post that much. I was feeding the trolls a little too much.
     

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  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Hmm. Interesting. Would be cool if MR had a page where it did this to you (Say, in your CP), but, I can see how that'd be difficult to do.


    I think it'd take too long for me to do, with no benefit :p.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You must have nerdy friends if you can actually have a conversation about those statistics.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I don't think so. :eek:

     
  5. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Looks like you're slacking on Sat and Sun. Need to step up your posting on the weekends!! MR is far more fun than other recreational pursuits, after all.
     
  6. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Simple solution: just join a WW game, and before you know it you'll be posting at all sorts of awkward hours! :p
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh, yes, a heart-felt fervent amen to that. You can sing it......WW gaems in MRville mean that - sometimes - you end up going to bed thinking of WW games, and then waking up wondering (apart from Real Life issues) whether or not you have survived the night......
     
  8. R94N macrumors 68020

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  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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  10. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Exactly. Basically the whole reason I did this :)
     

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  11. Dweez macrumors 65816

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  12. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Except for my nights.

    But yes, join a WW game, that'll get you lots of posts.
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    I always thought that those threads were wastelanded once the game is over. [search]But I guess not anymore.[/search]



    Nice data analysis, OP.:cool:
     
  14. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I thought so to as they should be
     
  16. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^I don't care if they should or not, I'm just saying they were.



    Search the forums for "ww" and you'll see.
    :)
     
  17. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    That's great! I'd love to do this for myself, but I don't have the patients to gather the data...
     

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