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.