Top 50 Posters Extrapolated, July 2019

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This is the 33rd round in the series of semi-annual statistics, and the 3rd time I've produced them.

The legend of column headings follows each table.

Table 1: Current Top 50 Posters

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.
Code:
      Current Top 50    Cur    6-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  6-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every 
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  1   maflynn           63253   1789   9.88   -6.51    1      0    3756    25   2h 25.7m 
  2   C DM              46829   1216   6.72   -3.75    2      0     699    22   3h 34.3m 
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140   0.77   -0.22    3      0     169    15   1d 7h 1.7m 
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819  26.62   -5.44    5     +1    2902    40   0h 54.1m 
  5   Applejuiced       40650    ---    ---     ---    4     -1       3   145   ---
  6   Doctor Q          35804    619   3.42   +1.63    7     +1     694    42   7h 1.1m 
  7   GoCubsGo          35741    ---    ---   -0.03    6     -1       0     8   ---
  8   mad jew           32194    ---    ---     ---    8      0       0     4   ---
  9   Apple fanboy      30836   3584  19.80   -0.98   13     +4    2853    14   1h 12.7m 
 10   mkrishnan         29641    ---    ---     ---    9     -1       0    11   ---
 11   Eidorian          29082      5   0.03   -0.02   10     -1       2    63   36d 4h 48.0m 
 12   Relentless Power  28900   2795  15.44   -7.22   14     +2    4156    20   1h 33.3m 
 13   Weaselboy         28553    815   4.50   -0.90   11     -2     907    81   5h 19.8m 
 14   rdowns            27343    ---    ---   -0.03   12     -2      13    24   ---
 15   robbieduncan      24480    ---    ---     ---   15      0       0    23   ---
 16   SandboxGeneral    24453    276   1.52   -2.65   17     +1     507    23   15h 44.3m 
 17   Abstract          24377      5   0.03   -0.24   16     -1       4     7   36d 4h 48.0m 
 18   jsw               22817      1   0.01   -0.01   18      0       2     2   181d 0h 0.0m 
 19   Mr. Anderson      22407    ---    ---     ---   19      0       0     3   ---
 20   Newtons Apple     22282    988   5.46  -10.64   24     +4    1122    23   4h 23.8m 
 21   Hellhammer        22076    ---    ---     ---   20     -1       0    53   ---
 22   alphaod           22018    150   0.83   -1.23   21     -1     197     5   1d 4h 57.6m 
 23   Blue Velvet       21652      1   0.01   -0.03   22     -1      35     2   181d 0h 0.0m 
 24   MacNut            21340    447   2.47   +0.20   25     +1     412     8   9h 43.1m 
 25   eyoungren         20835    679   3.75   -1.65   26     +1     935   121   6h 23.9m 
 26   Rogifan           20085    723   3.99   -1.15   31     +5    2737    18   6h 0.5m 
 27   Jaffa Cake        19801    ---    ---     ---   27      0       1    16   ---
 28   bartelby          19794    ---    ---   -0.01   28      0       0    23   ---
 29   MacDawg           19598    191   1.06   -0.07   30     +1     344     3   22h 44.6m 
 30   iGary             19583    ---    ---     ---   29     -1       0     6   ---
 31   Peace             19438    224   1.24   +0.84   34     +3     526     5   19h 23.6m 
 32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m 
 33   miles01110        19264    ---    ---     ---   32     -1       2     1   ---
 34   PlaceofDis        19232    ---    ---     ---   33     -1       0     3   ---
 35   iBlue             19174    ---    ---     ---   35      0       0    11   ---
 36   edesignuk         19077    ---    ---     ---   36      0       0     1   ---
 37   balamw            19075      1   0.01   -0.06   37      0       3    12   181d 0h 0.0m 
 38   Intell            18868     17   0.09   -0.04   38      0      16    24   10d 15h 31.8m 
 39   Nermal            18627    130   0.72   +0.41   39      0     140    13   1d 9h 24.9m 
 40   The Game 161      18490   1510   8.34   -0.20   47     +7    1443    10   2h 52.6m 
 41   ~Shard~           18388      2   0.01   +0.01   40     -1       5     1   90d 12h 0.0m 
 42   dukebound85       18018     32   0.18   -0.37   41     -1     198     3   5d 15h 45.0m 
 43   AidenShaw         17959    497   2.75   +0.89   44     +1     580    13   8h 44.4m 
 44   IJ Reilly         17915    ---    ---   -0.25   42     -2       0     2   ---
 45   DoFoT9            17494    ---    ---     ---   43     -2       0   122   ---
 46   ucfgrad93         17391    375   2.07   +0.04   46      0    1365     9   11h 35.0m 
 47   kdarling          17377     66   0.36   +0.05   45     -2     132    18   2d 17h 49.1m 
 48   -aggie-           16792     30   0.17   -0.09   49     +1      14    19   6d 0h 48.0m 
 49   jav6454           16789     11   0.06   -0.41   48     -1      13     9   16d 10h 54.5m 
 50   OllyW             16685    166   0.92   -1.85   53     +3     163    24   1d 2h 10.1m
Table Columns:
  • Rank = Position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to 50 (lowest).
  • Current Top 50 = members with the 50 currently highest post counts.
  • Cur Posts = current count of posts by this member (see Note below).
  • 6-Mo Posts = count of posts made in this measurement period, or "---" if none.
  • Cur Rate = average # posts per day by this member over the measurement period.
  • Delta Rate = change in average daily post rate from the prior semi-annual period to the latest period.
  • Prev Rank = previous rank, as of 6 months ago (Jan 2019); a number above 50 for those who are new to the Top 50.
  • Delta Rank = change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank since prior semi-annual stats.
  • 6-Mo Likes = count of likes received in this measurement period.
  • Followers = current count of forum followers, or "---" if data unavailable.
  • Avg of one post every = average time between member's posts, in days, hours, and minutes, based on a 24-hour day.
Note: Posts in any of the following forums are not counted in any post counts or post rates.

Remarks
  1. After a long time with no entries, the Top 10 has a new member: @Apple fanboy. He pushed out @Eidorian.

  2. @Scepticalscribe moved up 1 position. She continues to have the highest post rate of all tracked users, and the only member to post at an average rate faster than once per hour.

  3. @Doctor Q edged past @GoCubsGo almost at the finish line. This change of rank wasn't in January's projections, but Doctor Q increased his post rate enough to make it happen.

  4. Although @Relentless Power had a reduced post rate, he still advanced by 2 positions.

  5. There were only two post-rate increases in the Top 30: @Doctor Q and @MacNut. All other Top 30 members had reduced post rates. The largest decrease was by @Newtons Apple.

  6. @I7guy increased his post rate and advanced by 18 positions, for the largest change in rank in the Top 50. This is after debuting in the Top 50 only 6 months ago. To enter the Top 50, he advanced by 17 positions, so he's managed two Statistics Days with rank increases of more than 15.
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     32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m 
     50   I7guy             16641   2049  11.14   +4.74   67    +17    1198     4   2h 9.3m
  7. Please welcome @OllyW back into the Top 50 at rank 50.

  8. No one fell out of the Top 50, so there are no fond farewells this time.



Previous Threads

2019 (Jan); 2018 (Jan, July); 2017 (Jan, July); 2016 (Jan, July)

2015 (Jan, July); 2014 (Jan, July); 2013 (Jan, July); 2012 (Jan, July); 2011 (Jan, July)

2010 (Jan, July); 2009 (Jan, July); 2008 (Jan, July); 2007 (Jan, July); 2006 (Jan, July)

2005 (Jan, July); 2004 (Jan, July); 2003 (July)
 

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Some forum members in Table 1 (first post in thread) won't be familiar because they're no longer active. The following table, Table 2, contains only members who posted in the last 6 months, so you're more likely to recognize the names. However, even a single post will cause a member to be considered active, so some may still be unfamiliar unless you've been around for a while.

Table 3 lists members ranked in order of post rate.


Table 2: Top 50 Currently Active Posters

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.

Code:
      Active Top 50     Cur    6-Mo
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts
----  ----------------  -----  -----
  1   maflynn           63253   1789
  2   C DM              46829   1216
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819
  5   Doctor Q          35804    619
  6   Apple fanboy      30836   3584
  7   Eidorian          29082      5
  8   Relentless Power  28900   2795
  9   Weaselboy         28553    815
 10   SandboxGeneral    24453    276
 11   Abstract          24377      5
 12   jsw               22817      1
 13   Newtons Apple     22282    988
 14   alphaod           22018    150
 15   Blue Velvet       21652      1
 16   MacNut            21340    447
 17   eyoungren         20835    679
 18   Rogifan           20085    723
 19   MacDawg           19598    191
 20   Peace             19438    224
 21   I7guy             19274   2633
 22   balamw            19075      1
 23   Intell            18868     17
 24   Nermal            18627    130
 25   The Game 161      18490   1510
 26   ~Shard~           18388      2
 27   dukebound85       18018     32
 28   AidenShaw         17959    497
 29   ucfgrad93         17391    375
 30   kdarling          17377     66
 31   -aggie-           16792     30
 32   jav6454           16789     11
 33   OllyW             16685    166
 34   WildCowboy        16622    114
 35   samcraig          16572     17
 36   Huntn             16445    806
 37   gnasher729        16424    254
 38   Fishrrman         16379   1519
 39   cube              15926    903
 40   yg17              14888      2
 41   Sun Baked         14869      4
 42   KPOM              14189     96
 43   arn               13915    156
 44   Tech198           13655    798
 45   Mitthrawnuruodo   13500     49
 46   Lord Blackadder   13409    176
 47   cmaier            13357   1843
 48   Mlrollin91        13346    175
 49   Consultant        13287      3
 50   Night Spring      13064     12

Table 3: Top 50 Prolific Posters

Code:
      Prolific Top 50   Cur    6-Mo
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts
----  ----------------  -----  -----
  1   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819
  2   Apple fanboy      30836   3584
  3   Relentless Power  28900   2795
  4   I7guy             19274   2633
  5   Zenithal           8119   2038  *
  6   cmaier            13357   1843
  7   Shanghaichica     10616   1804  *
  8   maflynn           63253   1789
  9   Fishrrman         16379   1519
 10   The Game 161      18490   1510
 11   Abazigal          11086   1322  *
 12   BasicGreatGuy     11243   1306  *
 13   C DM              46829   1216
 14   AustinIllini       9644   1088  *
 15   Shirasaki          8470   1000  *
 16   Newtons Apple     22282    988
 17   cube              15926    903
 18   h9826790          12392    885  *
 19   kazmac             7412    878  *
 20   macduke           10207    876  *
 21   DNichter           8520    872  *
 22   Queen6             7543    866  *
 23   Clix Pix           8065    862  *
 24   apolloa           11708    858  *
 25   GrumpyMom          7846    849  *
 26   Weaselboy         28553    815
 27   Huntn             16445    806
 28   Tech198           13655    798
 29   Dave245            7232    790  *
 30   sracer             8148    749  *
 31   Rogifan           20085    723
 32   chrfr              7856    715  *
 33   jamezr            12211    705  *
 34   eyoungren         20835    679
 35   willmtaylor        9918    677  *
 36   akash.nu           6889    675  *
 37   keysofanxiety      9249    672  *
 38   69Mustang          6745    645  *
 39   dannyyankou        8111    637  *
 40   Doctor Q          35804    619
 41   The-Real-Deal82    7237    565  *
 42   leman              9734    562  *
 43   Plutonius          7675    538  *
 44   deconstruct60      7706    517  *
 45   bigjnyc            6067    508  *
 46   justperry          9776    506  *
 47   AidenShaw         17959    497
 48   noobinator         6128    489  *
 49   DeltaMac           9152    484  *
 50   DeepIn2U           5835    462  *

Table Columns:
  • Rank = Position in order by post count (Table 2) or post rate (Table 3), 1 (highest) to 50.
  • Active Top 50 / Prolific Top 50 = members with the 50 currently highest post counts or post rates among those who have posted in the last 6 months.
  • Cur Posts = count of posts by that member (uses the same criteria as Table 1 for which posts are counted).
  • 6-Mo Posts = count of posts in this measurement period.
  • * = this user is in the Prolific Top 50 list, but not in the Active Top 50 list.


Table 1 Extracts: Prolific Posters Outside Top 50

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      Current Top NN    Cur    5-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  5-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  ...
100   BasicGreatGuy     11243   1306   7.22   +0.18  121    +21    1806    15   3h 19.6m
105   Abazigal          11086   1322   7.30   +1.24  123    +18    1325     9   3h 17.2m
113   Shanghaichica     10616   1804   9.97   -2.75  150    +37    2134     6   2h 24.5m
128   AustinIllini       9644   1088   6.01   +3.76  159    +31    1255     4   3h 59.6m
162   Shirasaki          8470   1000   5.52   +4.47  198    +36     507     8   4h 20.6m
170   Zenithal           8119   2038  11.26   +7.76  284   +114    1754     1   2h 7.9m
This fragment of Table 1 shows the entries for the 6 most prolific members who aren't in the Top 50. Their rank indicates their position according to post count, not post rate.


Remarks
  1. @Zenithal is the most prolific poster outside the Top 50 of Table 1. He also advanced in post-count rank by 114 positions, which is by far the largest increase in all 400+ users I have data for.

  2. Among these prolific posters, everyone's post rate increased, except for @Shanghaichica.
 

Scepticalscribe

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Thank you, as always, @chown33 for taking the time and trouble to compile these endlessly fascinating statistics.

Genuinely absorbing, and obviously, a task that requires much by way of work, and time.

I had assumed that with the July 4 holiday - and a happy July 4 to Our Transatlantic Cousins - the six monthly statistics might take a little longer to appear than usual.
 
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chown33

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This post has two tables of projections based on current post-rate.


Table 4: Projected Top 50 Posters

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.

Code:
Proj     Projection        Proj   Cur    Delta
Rank  A  for 2020-01-03    Posts  Rank   Rank
----  -  ----------------  -----  -----  -----
  1   *  maflynn           65071     1      0
  2   *  C DM              48065     2      0
  3   *  Scepticalscribe   47187     4     +1
  4   *  GGJstudios        44493     3     -1
  5      Applejuiced       40650     5      0
  6   *  Doctor Q          36433     6      0
  7      GoCubsGo          35741     7      0
  8   *  Apple fanboy      34479     9     +1
  9      mad jew           32194     8     -1
 10   *  Relentless Power  31741    12     +2
 11      mkrishnan         29641    10     -1
 12   *  Weaselboy         29381    13     +1
 13   *  Eidorian          29087    11     -2
 14      rdowns            27343    14      0
 15   *  SandboxGeneral    24733    16     +1
 16      robbieduncan      24480    15     -1
 17   *  Abstract          24382    17      0
 18   *  Newtons Apple     23286    20     +2
 19   *  jsw               22818    18     -1
 20      Mr. Anderson      22407    19     -1
 21   *  alphaod           22170    22     +1
 22      Hellhammer        22076    21     -1
 23   *  I7guy             21950    32     +9
 24   *  MacNut            21794    24      0
 25   *  Blue Velvet       21653    23     -2
 26   *  eyoungren         21525    25     -1
 27   *  Rogifan           20819    26     -1
 28   *  The Game 161      20025    40    +12
 29      Jaffa Cake        19801    27     -2
 30      bartelby          19794    28     -2
 31   *  MacDawg           19792    29     -2
 32   *  Peace             19665    31     -1
 33      iGary             19583    30     -3
 34      miles01110        19264    33     -1
 35      PlaceofDis        19232    34     -1
 36      iBlue             19174    35     -1
 37      edesignuk         19077    36     -1
 38   *  balamw            19076    37     -1
 39   *  Intell            18885    38     -1
 40   *  Nermal            18759    39     -1
 41   *  AidenShaw         18464    43     +2
 42   *  ~Shard~           18390    41     -1
 43   *  dukebound85       18050    42     -1
 44   *  Fishrrman         17923    56    +12
 45      IJ Reilly         17915    44     -1
 46   *  ucfgrad93         17772    46      0
 47      DoFoT9            17494    45     -2
 48   *  kdarling          17444    47     -1
 49   *  Huntn             17264    54     +5
 50   *  OllyW             16853    50      0

Table Columns:
  • Proj Rank = Projected position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to 50.
  • A = * for currently active users (at least 1 post over the last measurement period).
  • Projection for 2019-07-03 (Y-M-D) = members with the 50 highest projected post counts based on current post count and post-rate for the last period.
  • Proj Posts = projected # of posts by that member.
  • Cur Rank = current rank, as of July 2019 (see Table #1 earlier in thread), or a rank above 50 for members not in the current Top 50.
  • Delta Rank = projected change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank over the next period.



Table 5: Can mad jew be Stopped?

This is a historical benchmark achievement, measured against the once-prolific @mad jew.

Date to Surposs @mad jew's 32,194 Posts

Projected using prior 6-month's post-rate.

Code:
Date to Surposs mad jew's Post Count
  Projected from 2019-07-03
-----------------------------
2019-Sep-10 for Apple fanboy
2020-Feb-01 for Relentless Power
2021-Sep-19 for Weaselboy
2021-Dec-07 for I7guy
2024-Jan-01 for The Game 161
2024-Jun-22 for Newtons Apple
2027-Oct-17 for eyoungren
2027-Oct-20 for Rogifan
2031-Jul-15 for MacNut
2033-May-27 for SandboxGeneral
2033-Sep-11 for AidenShaw
2039-Jan-24 for ucfgrad93
2047-Sep-21 for Peace
2052-Mar-08 for MacDawg
2053-Feb-13 for alphaod
2065-Oct-19 for OllyW
2071-Mar-21 for Nermal
2130-Oct-04 for kdarling
2239-Jan-14 for dukebound85
2273-Dec-03 for -aggie-
2327-Dec-10 for Eidorian
2407-Dec-19 for Intell
2713-Jul-07 for jav6454
2794-Apr-06 for Abstract
5440-May-12 for ~Shard~
6666-May-19 for jsw
7243-Sep-16 for Blue Velvet
8520-Oct-08 for balamw
Only @Apple fanboy is projected to surpass @mad jew in the next 6 months. The projection from January 2019 was that @Relentless Power would be close behind, but his post rate has decreased enough to move the crossover projection into 2020.

Apple fanboy's decrease in post rate over the last 6 months was enough to move his crossover date from 2019-Aug-29, as predicted in Jan 2019, to 2019-Sep-10.



Prediction Scoring

Let's compare some Table 4 projections made in Jan 2019 with the reality of Table 1 in July.

Here's an extract of Jan 2019's Table 4, including several from outside the Top 50:
Code:
Proj     Projection        Proj   Cur    Delta
Rank  A  for 2019-07-03    Posts  Rank   Rank
----  -  ----------------  -----  -----  -----
  1   *  maflynn           64431     1      0
  2   *  C DM              47508     2      0
  3   *  GGJstudios        44390     3      0
  4   *  Scepticalscribe   43273     5     +1
  5      Applejuiced       40650     4     -1
  6   *  GoCubsGo          35745     6      0
  7   *  Doctor Q          35508     7      0
  8      mad jew           32194     8      0
  9   *  Apple fanboy      31012    13     +4
 10   *  Relentless Power  30207    14     +4
   ...
 18   *  Newtons Apple     24208    24     +6
 27   *  Rogifan           20292    31     +4
 39   *  I7guy             18656    50    +11
 41   *  The Game 161      18526    47     +6
 49   *  OllyW             17019    53     +4
   ...
 52   *  Fishrrman         16750    68    +16
 80   *  h9826790          13105    98    +18
 87   *  cmaier            12463    97    +10
107   *  Shanghaichica     11113   150    +43
130   *  DNichter           9710   189    +59

Here's the corresponding extract of July 2019's Table 1:

Code:
      Current Top 50    Cur    6-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  6-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  1   maflynn           63253   1789   9.88   -6.51    1      0    3756    25   2h 25.7m
  2   C DM              46829   1216   6.72   -3.75    2      0     699    22   3h 34.3m
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140   0.77   -0.22    3      0     169    15   1d 7h 1.7m
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819  26.62   -5.44    5     +1    2902    40   0h 54.1m
  5   Applejuiced       40650    ---    ---     ---    4     -1       3   145   ---
  6   Doctor Q          35804    619   3.42   +1.63    7     +1     694    42   7h 1.1m
  7   GoCubsGo          35741    ---    ---   -0.03    6     -1       0     8   ---
  8   mad jew           32194    ---    ---     ---    8      0       0     4   ---
  9   Apple fanboy      30836   3584  19.80   -0.98   13     +4    2853    14   1h 12.7m
 10   mkrishnan         29641    ---    ---     ---    9     -1       0    11   ---
 11   Eidorian          29082      5   0.03   -0.02   10     -1       2    63   36d 4h 48.0m
 12   Relentless Power  28900   2795  15.44   -7.22   14     +2    4156    20   1h 33.3m
   ...
 20   Newtons Apple     22282    988   5.46  -10.64   24     +4    1122    23   4h 23.8m
 26   Rogifan           20085    723   3.99   -1.15   31     +5    2737    18   6h 0.5m
 32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m
 40   The Game 161      18490   1510   8.34   -0.20   47     +7    1443    10   2h 52.6m
 50   OllyW             16685    166   0.92   -1.85   53     +3     163    24   1d 2h 10.1m
   ...
 56   Fishrrman         16379   1519   8.39   -2.05   68    +12     990    13   2h 51.6m
 75   cmaier            13357   1843  10.18   +4.94   97    +22    3224     9   2h 21.4m
 86   h9826790          12392    885   4.89   -3.94   98    +12     808    31   4h 54.5m
113   Shanghaichica     10616   1804   9.97   -2.75  150    +37    2134     6   2h 24.5m
161   DNichter           8520    872   4.82   -6.58  189    +28    1304     4   4h 58.9m
The first 9 positions ended up ranked almost as predicted. @Doctor Q increased his post rate, and edged past @GoCubsGo in the home stretch.

@Relentless Power had a markedly lower average post rate, so didn't finish where predicted.

The predicted post counts of the top 9 were off, because most members posted at a decreased rate compared to the prior 6 months (July 2018 - January 2019).

@I7guy advanced more than predicted, ending the period at position 32 instead of 39. He was one of a few users to significantly outperform the projected change in rank.

Outside the Top 50, @Fishrrman is still close to break into the Top 50, and @cmaier markedly exceeded his predicted change in positions, with an increased post-rate of almost 50%.
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 21, 2012
32,831
22,669
Behind the Lens, UK
This is the 33rd round in the series of semi-annual statistics, and the 3rd time I've produced them.

The legend of column headings follows each table.

Table 1: Current Top 50 Posters

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.
Code:
      Current Top 50    Cur    6-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  6-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  1   maflynn           63253   1789   9.88   -6.51    1      0    3756    25   2h 25.7m
  2   C DM              46829   1216   6.72   -3.75    2      0     699    22   3h 34.3m
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140   0.77   -0.22    3      0     169    15   1d 7h 1.7m
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819  26.62   -5.44    5     +1    2902    40   0h 54.1m
  5   Applejuiced       40650    ---    ---     ---    4     -1       3   145   ---
  6   Doctor Q          35804    619   3.42   +1.63    7     +1     694    42   7h 1.1m
  7   GoCubsGo          35741    ---    ---   -0.03    6     -1       0     8   ---
  8   mad jew           32194    ---    ---     ---    8      0       0     4   ---
  9   Apple fanboy      30836   3584  19.80   -0.98   13     +4    2853    14   1h 12.7m
 10   mkrishnan         29641    ---    ---     ---    9     -1       0    11   ---
 11   Eidorian          29082      5   0.03   -0.02   10     -1       2    63   36d 4h 48.0m
 12   Relentless Power  28900   2795  15.44   -7.22   14     +2    4156    20   1h 33.3m
 13   Weaselboy         28553    815   4.50   -0.90   11     -2     907    81   5h 19.8m
 14   rdowns            27343    ---    ---   -0.03   12     -2      13    24   ---
 15   robbieduncan      24480    ---    ---     ---   15      0       0    23   ---
 16   SandboxGeneral    24453    276   1.52   -2.65   17     +1     507    23   15h 44.3m
 17   Abstract          24377      5   0.03   -0.24   16     -1       4     7   36d 4h 48.0m
 18   jsw               22817      1   0.01   -0.01   18      0       2     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 19   Mr. Anderson      22407    ---    ---     ---   19      0       0     3   ---
 20   Newtons Apple     22282    988   5.46  -10.64   24     +4    1122    23   4h 23.8m
 21   Hellhammer        22076    ---    ---     ---   20     -1       0    53   ---
 22   alphaod           22018    150   0.83   -1.23   21     -1     197     5   1d 4h 57.6m
 23   Blue Velvet       21652      1   0.01   -0.03   22     -1      35     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 24   MacNut            21340    447   2.47   +0.20   25     +1     412     8   9h 43.1m
 25   eyoungren         20835    679   3.75   -1.65   26     +1     935   121   6h 23.9m
 26   Rogifan           20085    723   3.99   -1.15   31     +5    2737    18   6h 0.5m
 27   Jaffa Cake        19801    ---    ---     ---   27      0       1    16   ---
 28   bartelby          19794    ---    ---   -0.01   28      0       0    23   ---
 29   MacDawg           19598    191   1.06   -0.07   30     +1     344     3   22h 44.6m
 30   iGary             19583    ---    ---     ---   29     -1       0     6   ---
 31   Peace             19438    224   1.24   +0.84   34     +3     526     5   19h 23.6m
 32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m
 33   miles01110        19264    ---    ---     ---   32     -1       2     1   ---
 34   PlaceofDis        19232    ---    ---     ---   33     -1       0     3   ---
 35   iBlue             19174    ---    ---     ---   35      0       0    11   ---
 36   edesignuk         19077    ---    ---     ---   36      0       0     1   ---
 37   balamw            19075      1   0.01   -0.06   37      0       3    12   181d 0h 0.0m
 38   Intell            18868     17   0.09   -0.04   38      0      16    24   10d 15h 31.8m
 39   Nermal            18627    130   0.72   +0.41   39      0     140    13   1d 9h 24.9m
 40   The Game 161      18490   1510   8.34   -0.20   47     +7    1443    10   2h 52.6m
 41   ~Shard~           18388      2   0.01   +0.01   40     -1       5     1   90d 12h 0.0m
 42   dukebound85       18018     32   0.18   -0.37   41     -1     198     3   5d 15h 45.0m
 43   AidenShaw         17959    497   2.75   +0.89   44     +1     580    13   8h 44.4m
 44   IJ Reilly         17915    ---    ---   -0.25   42     -2       0     2   ---
 45   DoFoT9            17494    ---    ---     ---   43     -2       0   122   ---
 46   ucfgrad93         17391    375   2.07   +0.04   46      0    1365     9   11h 35.0m
 47   kdarling          17377     66   0.36   +0.05   45     -2     132    18   2d 17h 49.1m
 48   -aggie-           16792     30   0.17   -0.09   49     +1      14    19   6d 0h 48.0m
 49   jav6454           16789     11   0.06   -0.41   48     -1      13     9   16d 10h 54.5m
 50   OllyW             16685    166   0.92   -1.85   53     +3     163    24   1d 2h 10.1m
Table Columns:
  • Rank = Position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to 50 (lowest).
  • Current Top 50 = members with the 50 currently highest post counts.
  • Cur Posts = current count of posts by this member (see Note below).
  • 6-Mo Posts = count of posts made in this measurement period, or "---" if none.
  • Cur Rate = average # posts per day by this member over the measurement period.
  • Delta Rate = change in average daily post rate from the prior semi-annual period to the latest period.
  • Prev Rank = previous rank, as of 6 months ago (Jan 2019); a number above 50 for those who are new to the Top 50.
  • Delta Rank = change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank since prior semi-annual stats.
  • 6-Mo Likes = count of likes received in this measurement period.
  • Followers = current count of forum followers, or "---" if data unavailable.
  • Avg of one post every = average time between member's posts, in days, hours, and minutes, based on a 24-hour day.
Note: Posts in any of the following forums are not counted in any post counts or post rates.

Remarks
  1. After a long time with no entries, the Top 10 has a new member: @Apple fanboy. He pushed out @Eidorian.

  2. @Scepticalscribe moved up 1 position. She continues to have the highest post rate of all tracked users, and the only member to post at an average rate faster than once per hour.

  3. @Doctor Q edged past @GoCubsGo almost at the finish line. This change of rank wasn't in January's projections, but Doctor Q increased his post rate enough to make it happen.

  4. Although @Relentless Power had a reduced post rate, he still advanced by 2 positions.

  5. There were only two post-rate increases in the Top 30: @Doctor Q and @MacNut. All other Top 30 members had reduced post rates. The largest decrease was by @Newtons Apple.

  6. @I7guy increased his post rate and advanced by 18 positions, for the largest change in rank in the Top 50. This is after debuting in the Top 50 only 6 months ago. To enter the Top 50, he advanced by 17 positions, so he's managed two Statistics Days with rank increases of more than 15.
    Code:
     32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m 
     50   I7guy             16641   2049  11.14   +4.74   67    +17    1198     4   2h 9.3m
  7. Please welcome @OllyW back into the Top 50 at rank 50.

  8. No one fell out of the Top 50, so there are no fond farewells this time.



Previous Threads

2019 (Jan); 2018 (Jan, July); 2017 (Jan, July); 2016 (Jan, July)

2015 (Jan, July); 2014 (Jan, July); 2013 (Jan, July); 2012 (Jan, July); 2011 (Jan, July)

2010 (Jan, July); 2009 (Jan, July); 2008 (Jan, July); 2007 (Jan, July); 2006 (Jan, July)

2005 (Jan, July); 2004 (Jan, July); 2003 (July)
Fascinating reading as always. Thank you for putting it together.

How do I claim my I’m in the MR top 10 T-shirt?
 

chown33

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Original poster
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Aug 9, 2009
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This post holds the full-length Table 1, with an attached zip-file containing all of the full-length tables as plain text files.

I only collect data on members with 5000 or more posts. Some members with fewer than 5000 posts appear in the table, because they were there historically, or because I added them due to some interesting posts.


Full Length Table 1: MR Members Ranked by Post Count

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.

Code:
      Current Top 50    Cur    6-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  6-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  1   maflynn           63253   1789   9.88   -6.51    1      0    3756    25   2h 25.7m
  2   C DM              46829   1216   6.72   -3.75    2      0     699    22   3h 34.3m
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140   0.77   -0.22    3      0     169    15   1d 7h 1.7m
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819  26.62   -5.44    5     +1    2902    40   0h 54.1m
  5   Applejuiced       40650    ---    ---     ---    4     -1       3   145   ---
  6   Doctor Q          35804    619   3.42   +1.63    7     +1     694    42   7h 1.1m
  7   GoCubsGo          35741    ---    ---   -0.03    6     -1       0     8   ---
  8   mad jew           32194    ---    ---     ---    8      0       0     4   ---
  9   Apple fanboy      30836   3584  19.80   -0.98   13     +4    2853    14   1h 12.7m
 10   mkrishnan         29641    ---    ---     ---    9     -1       0    11   ---
 11   Eidorian          29082      5   0.03   -0.02   10     -1       2    63   36d 4h 48.0m
 12   Relentless Power  28900   2795  15.44   -7.22   14     +2    4156    20   1h 33.3m
 13   Weaselboy         28553    815   4.50   -0.90   11     -2     907    81   5h 19.8m
 14   rdowns            27343    ---    ---   -0.03   12     -2      13    24   ---
 15   robbieduncan      24480    ---    ---     ---   15      0       0    23   ---
 16   SandboxGeneral    24453    276   1.52   -2.65   17     +1     507    23   15h 44.3m
 17   Abstract          24377      5   0.03   -0.24   16     -1       4     7   36d 4h 48.0m
 18   jsw               22817      1   0.01   -0.01   18      0       2     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 19   Mr. Anderson      22407    ---    ---     ---   19      0       0     3   ---
 20   Newtons Apple     22282    988   5.46  -10.64   24     +4    1122    23   4h 23.8m
 21   Hellhammer        22076    ---    ---     ---   20     -1       0    53   ---
 22   alphaod           22018    150   0.83   -1.23   21     -1     197     5   1d 4h 57.6m
 23   Blue Velvet       21652      1   0.01   -0.03   22     -1      35     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 24   MacNut            21340    447   2.47   +0.20   25     +1     412     8   9h 43.1m
 25   eyoungren         20835    679   3.75   -1.65   26     +1     935   121   6h 23.9m
 26   Rogifan           20085    723   3.99   -1.15   31     +5    2737    18   6h 0.5m
 27   Jaffa Cake        19801    ---    ---     ---   27      0       1    16   ---
 28   bartelby          19794    ---    ---   -0.01   28      0       0    23   ---
 29   MacDawg           19598    191   1.06   -0.07   30     +1     344     3   22h 44.6m
 30   iGary             19583    ---    ---     ---   29     -1       0     6   ---
 31   Peace             19438    224   1.24   +0.84   34     +3     526     5   19h 23.6m
 32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m
 33   miles01110        19264    ---    ---     ---   32     -1       2     1   ---
 34   PlaceofDis        19232    ---    ---     ---   33     -1       0     3   ---
 35   iBlue             19174    ---    ---     ---   35      0       0    11   ---
 36   edesignuk         19077    ---    ---     ---   36      0       0     1   ---
 37   balamw            19075      1   0.01   -0.06   37      0       3    12   181d 0h 0.0m
 38   Intell            18868     17   0.09   -0.04   38      0      16    24   10d 15h 31.8m
 39   Nermal            18627    130   0.72   +0.41   39      0     140    13   1d 9h 24.9m
 40   The Game 161      18490   1510   8.34   -0.20   47     +7    1443    10   2h 52.6m
 41   ~Shard~           18388      2   0.01   +0.01   40     -1       5     1   90d 12h 0.0m
 42   dukebound85       18018     32   0.18   -0.37   41     -1     198     3   5d 15h 45.0m
 43   AidenShaw         17959    497   2.75   +0.89   44     +1     580    13   8h 44.4m
 44   IJ Reilly         17915    ---    ---   -0.25   42     -2       0     2   ---
 45   DoFoT9            17494    ---    ---     ---   43     -2       0   122   ---
 46   ucfgrad93         17391    375   2.07   +0.04   46      0    1365     9   11h 35.0m
 47   kdarling          17377     66   0.36   +0.05   45     -2     132    18   2d 17h 49.1m
 48   -aggie-           16792     30   0.17   -0.09   49     +1      14    19   6d 0h 48.0m
 49   jav6454           16789     11   0.06   -0.41   48     -1      13     9   16d 10h 54.5m
 50   OllyW             16685    166   0.92   -1.85   53     +3     163    24   1d 2h 10.1m
 51   WildCowboy        16622    114   0.63   +0.08   54     +3      80    14   1d 14h 6.3m
 52   samcraig          16572     17   0.09   +0.05   52      0    4022     9   10d 15h 31.8m
 53   wdlove            16570    ---    ---     ---   51     -2       0     0   ---
 54   Huntn             16445    806   4.45   -0.10   58     +4    1943    32   5h 23.4m
 55   gnasher729        16424    254   1.40   +0.35   55      0     279     5   17h 6.1m
 56   Fishrrman         16379   1519   8.39   -2.05   68    +12     990    13   2h 51.6m
 57   cube              15926    903   4.99   +0.41   64     +7     864     1   4h 48.6m
 58   yellow            15925    ---    ---     ---   56     -2       0     3   ---
 59   dejo              15725    ---    ---     ---   57     -2       0    23   ---
 60   sushi             15630    ---    ---     ---   59     -1       0     7   ---
 61   devilot           15532    ---    ---     ---   60     -1       0     2   ---
 62   twoodcc           15315    ---    ---     ---   61     -1       0     0   ---
 63   Surely            15043    ---    ---     ---   62     -1       0    13   ---
 64   KnightWRX         15043    ---    ---     ---   63     -1       0    11   ---
 65   r.j.s             14926    ---    ---   -0.03   65      0       0    21   ---
 66   yg17              14888      2   0.01   -0.04   66      0      20     8   90d 12h 0.0m
 67   Sun Baked         14869      4   0.02   -0.11   67      0       6     1   45d 6h 0.0m
 68   Chupa Chupa       14830    ---    ---     ---   69     +1       1     2   ---
 69   KPOM              14189     96   0.53   -1.03   70     +1      87     0   1d 21h 15.0m
 70   bousozoku         13951    ---    ---     ---   71     +1       2   ---   ---
 71   arn               13915    156   0.86   +0.73   72     +1     195    33   1d 3h 50.8m
 72   Tech198           13655    798   4.41   +0.69   80     +8     191     4   5h 26.6m
 73   Mitthrawnuruodo   13500     49   0.27   -0.01   73      0      22    12   3d 16h 39.2m
 74   Lord Blackadder   13409    176   0.97   -0.15   75     +1     257     8   1d 0h 40.9m
 75   cmaier            13357   1843  10.18   +4.94   97    +22    3224     9   2h 21.4m
 76   Mlrollin91        13346    175   0.97   -2.38   77     +1     199    10   1d 0h 49.4m
 77   Consultant        13287      3   0.02   -0.04   74     -3       3     1   60d 8h 0.0m
 78   Macman45          13196    ---    ---     ---   76     -2       0     5   ---
 79   Night Spring      13064     12   0.07   +0.06   78     -1    1165     3   15d 2h 0.0m
 80   mattopotamus      12890    122   0.67   +0.12   82     +2     173     4   1d 11h 36.4m
 81   lordofthereef     12831     73   0.40   -0.46   83     +2      60    10   2d 11h 30.4m
 82   JayLenochiniMac   12815    ---    ---     ---   81     -1       0     5   ---
 83   annk              12765    242   1.34   +0.54   85     +2     659    17   17h 57.0m
 84   nagromme          12551    ---    ---   -0.04   84      0       0     4   ---
 85   CanadaRAM         12418    ---    ---   -0.01   86     +1       0     1   ---
 86   h9826790          12392    885   4.89   -3.94   98    +12     808    31   4h 54.5m
 87   aristobrat        12226     17   0.09   -0.18   87      0      20     2   10d 15h 31.8m
 88   jamezr            12211    705   3.90   +1.03   99    +11    1297     3   6h 9.7m
 89   wrldwzrd89        12106    ---    ---   -0.05   88     -1       0     4   ---
 90   rhett7660         12088    161   0.89   -1.05   91     +1     175     3   1d 2h 58.9m
 91   NT1440            12061    141   0.78   -1.19   92     +1    1711    14   1d 6h 48.5m
 92   xUKHCx            12045    ---    ---     ---   89     -3       0     8   ---
 93   Chundles          11971     26   0.14   +0.07   90     -3      26     0   6d 23h 4.6m
 94   eyelikeart        11849    ---    ---     ---   93     -1       0   ---   ---
 95   skunk             11745    ---    ---     ---   94     -1     297    48   ---
 96   nanofrog          11718    ---    ---     ---   95     -1       0     9   ---
 97   apolloa           11708    858   4.74   -0.05  109    +12     993     3   5h 3.8m
 98   ChrisA            11571     28   0.15   -0.13   96     -2      21     0   6d 11h 8.6m
 99   Teh Don Ditty     11308    ---    ---     ---  100     +1       0     7   ---
100   BasicGreatGuy     11243   1306   7.22   +0.18  121    +21    1806    15   3h 19.6m
101   cynics            11200    212   1.17   -0.58  104     +3      64     3   20h 29.4m
102   emw               11177    ---    ---     ---  101     -1       0     0   ---
103   Rower_CPU         11111    ---    ---     ---  102     -1       0     1   ---
104   tiggger           11111    ---    ---     ---  103     -1       0    48   ---
105   Abazigal          11086   1322   7.30   +1.24  123    +18    1325     9   3h 17.2m
106   Julien            11054    127   0.70   -2.17  106      0     212     3   1d 10h 12.3m
107   stridemat         10968     41   0.23   +0.04  107      0      23    60   4d 9h 57.1m
108   Applespider       10941    ---    ---     ---  105     -3       0     0   ---
109   Small White Car   10882     11   0.06   -0.05  108     -1      24     7   16d 10h 54.5m
110   daneoni           10803    ---    ---   -0.07  110      0       0     3   ---
111   MisterMe          10650    ---    ---     ---  111      0       0     0   ---
112   dmw007            10635    ---    ---     ---  112      0       0     0   ---
113   Shanghaichica     10616   1804   9.97   -2.75  150    +37    2134     6   2h 24.5m
114   EricNau           10586      5   0.03   +0.02  113     -1       5     3   36d 4h 48.0m
115   thadoggfather     10580    416   2.30   -3.95  119     +4    1469     7   10h 26.5m
116   QCassidy352       10471    215   1.19   +0.41  117     +1     508     2   20h 12.3m
117   flopticalcube     10328    ---    ---     ---  114     -3       0     2   ---
118   Eraserhead        10300    ---    ---     ---  115     -3     964     5   ---
119   vniow             10282    ---    ---     ---  116     -3       0     0   ---
120   dhlizard          10213    ---    ---     ---  118     -2       0    13   ---
121   macduke           10207    876   4.84   -1.67  128     +7    1911    10   4h 57.5m
122   Mord              10091    ---    ---     ---  120     -2       2    11   ---
123   AppleScruff1       9995    235   1.30   +1.16  124     +1     386    21   18h 29.1m
124   willmtaylor        9918    677   3.74   +3.19  131     +7     788    16   6h 25.0m
125   SilentPanda        9808    ---    ---   -0.01  122     -3       0     0   ---
126   justperry          9776    506   2.80   -0.87  130     +4     499     4   8h 35.1m
127   leman              9734    562   3.10   -1.17  135     +8     553     5   7h 43.8m
128   AustinIllini       9644   1088   6.01   +3.76  159    +31    1255     4   3h 59.6m
129   charlituna         9596    174   0.96   -0.98  126     -3      82     5   1d 0h 57.9m
130   jelloshotsrule     9589      4   0.02   +0.02  125     -5       0     0   45d 6h 0.0m
131   LethalWolfe        9366    ---    ---     ---  127     -4       0     3   ---
132   mobilehaathi       9336    151   0.83   -0.58  134     +2     279     6   1d 4h 46.1m
133   darngooddesign     9286     16   0.09   +0.07  129     -4      34     0   11d 7h 30.0m
134   spinedoc77         9278    184   1.02   -0.77  141     +7     137     6   23h 36.5m
135   keysofanxiety      9249    672   3.71   +0.15  158    +23    2939    22   6h 27.9m
136   ActionableMango    9247    115   0.64   -2.35  139     +3     287    10   1d 13h 46.4m
137   Gav2k              9218    ---    ---   -0.06  132     -5       0     5   ---
138   puckhead193        9197     50   0.28   +0.05  137     -1      42     4   3d 14h 52.8m
139   kolax              9185    ---    ---     ---  133     -6       0     3   ---
140   Jessica Lares      9171     28   0.15   -0.08  138     -2      18    32   6d 11h 8.6m
141   katie ta achoo     9170    ---    ---     ---  136     -5       0     2   ---
142   DeltaMac           9152    484   2.67   -0.78  154    +12     209    14   8h 58.5m
143   QuarterSwede       9098     61   0.34   -0.09  144     +1      76     4   2d 23h 12.8m
144   clevin             9097    ---    ---     ---  140     -4       0     1   ---
145   Altemose           9089      1   0.01   -0.09  142     -3       1    34   181d 0h 0.0m
146   psychofreak        9077    ---    ---     ---  143     -3       0     0   ---
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183   chrfr              7856    715   3.95   -0.15  211    +28     441     3   6h 4.5m
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186   CalBoy             7829    ---    ---   -0.07  180     -6       1     2   ---
187   MacsRgr8           7810     55   0.30   +0.13  184     -3      53     0   3d 6h 58.9m
188   thegoldenmackid    7777    ---    ---     ---  181     -7       0     2   ---
189   labman             7776    ---    ---     ---  182     -7       0     4   ---
190   Cougarcat          7766    ---    ---   -0.26  183     -7       5     0   ---
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193   HobeSoundDarryl    7707    ---    ---   -1.18  187     -6       6     8   ---
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203   SFStateStudent     7492    ---    ---     ---  196     -7       0     6   ---
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212   zap2               7242    ---    ---     ---  207     -5       0     3   ---
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215   LIVEFRMNYC         7195    267   1.48   +0.44  223     +8    1013     3   16h 16.2m
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227   jmann              6932    ---    ---   -0.01  222     -5       0    24   ---
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231   JNB                6873    ---    ---     ---  226     -5       0    11   ---
232   Sky Blue           6860    ---    ---     ---  228     -4       1     0   ---
233   nfl46              6824    126   0.70   +0.29  232     -1     429   ---   1d 10h 28.6m
234   SnowLeopard2008    6772    ---    ---     ---  230     -4       0     2   ---
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237   Traverse           6715     71   0.39   +0.16  235     -2     125    10   2d 13h 11.0m
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244   scaredpoet         6626    ---    ---   -0.02  239     -5       0     2   ---
245   iBookG4user        6596    ---    ---   -0.01  240     -5       0    12   ---
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253   bunnspecial        6519    208   1.15   -0.12  261     +8     253    20   20h 53.1m
254   epicrayban         6517    ---    ---   -2.98  248     -6       2     3   ---
255   heisenberg123      6495    ---    ---     ---  250     -5       0     0   ---
256   rui no onna        6487    387   2.14   +0.17  280    +24     256     3   11h 13.5m
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258   JAT                6451    ---    ---     ---  253     -5       0     0   ---
259   roland.g           6451     46   0.25   -0.98  256     -3     132   ---   3d 22h 26.1m
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261   blueroom           6374    ---    ---   -0.01  257     -4       1     9   ---
262   saving107          6369    ---    ---     ---  258     -4       0     2   ---
263   CWallace           6362    400   2.21   +0.98  292    +29     501     3   10h 51.6m
264   diamond.g          6357    ---    ---   -0.07  259     -5      11     0   ---
265   zhenya             6324     19   0.10   -1.25  262     -3      50     4   9d 12h 37.9m
266   siurpeeman         6313    ---    ---   -0.02  260     -6       2     1   ---
267   VirtualRain        6304    ---    ---     ---  263     -4       0     7   ---
268   swiftaw            6303      7   0.04   -0.00  265     -3       1     0   25d 20h 34.3m
269   gekko513           6302    ---    ---     ---  264     -5       1     0   ---
270   BrianBaughn        6300    262   1.45   -0.03  290    +20      74     3   16h 34.8m
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274   cambookpro         6271     90   0.50   -0.26  274      0     113     4   2d 0h 16.0m
275   philipma1957       6268     53   0.29   -0.39  270     -5      27    10   3d 9h 57.7m
276   Knowlege Bomb      6260    330   1.82   -1.46  295    +19     379     3   13h 9.8m
277   Mal                6251      2   0.01   +0.01  267    -10       4     3   90d 12h 0.0m
278   Markleshark        6247    ---    ---     ---  268    -10       0     0   ---
279   NC MacGuy          6225    ---    ---     ---  269    -10       0     0   ---
280   Menel              6183     24   0.13   -0.49  276     -4      25     3   7d 13h 0.0m
281   quagmire           6169     87   0.48   +0.20  283     +2     190     3   2d 1h 55.9m
282   Rocketman          6166     91   0.50   +0.35  285     +3      98     0   1d 23h 44.2m
283   2nyRiggz           6159    ---    ---     ---  275     -8       0     0   ---
284   Makosuke           6142      4   0.02   -0.03  277     -7       0     0   45d 6h 0.0m
285   noobinator         6128    489   2.70   +0.91  316    +31     652     2   8h 53.0m
286   jonnysods          6126    164   0.91   -1.30  293     +7     126     0   1d 2h 29.3m
287   pachyderm          6119    260   1.44   -0.38  301    +14     157     4   16h 42.5m
288   satcomer           6110     17   0.09   -0.11  282     -6       8     2   10d 15h 31.8m
289   jrswizzle          6108    ---    ---   -0.01  279    -10       0     1   ---
290   manu chao          6101    214   1.18   +0.13  300    +10     138     3   20h 17.9m
291   ftaok              6075    233   1.29   -1.22  303    +12     197     1   18h 38.6m
292   EugW               6074    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     5   ---
293   bigjnyc            6067    508   2.81   +1.69  326    +33     786     4   8h 33.1m
294   Dont Hurt Me       6056    ---    ---   -0.02  287     -7       0     0   ---
295   BlueRevolution     6054    ---    ---     ---  288     -7       0     0   ---
296   notjustjay         6039    ---    ---     ---  289     -7       1     0   ---
297   Cromulent          6032    ---    ---     ---  291     -6       1     4   ---
298   Glideslope         5972    244   1.35   -1.71  307     +9     415     1   17h 48.2m
299   TwinCities Dan     5947    ---    ---   -0.02  294     -5       0    10   ---
300   thelatinist        5929      6   0.03   -0.03  296     -4       3     6   30d 4h 0.0m
301   MrGimper           5928    158   0.87   +0.87  304     +3     403     0   1d 3h 29.6m
302   The Doctor11       5906    ---    ---   -0.23  297     -5       0    13   ---
303   snaky69            5902      2   0.01   -0.10  298     -5       0     0   90d 12h 0.0m
304   SiliconAddict      5889    ---    ---     ---  299     -5       0     0   ---
305   arkitect           5884    334   1.85   -0.33  330    +25    1731    14   13h 0.4m
306   ct2k7              5861    139   0.77   +0.41  309     +3     112     4   1d 7h 15.1m
307   joeblow7777        5850    295   1.63   -0.89  328    +21     397     0   14h 43.5m
308   shadowfax          5849    ---    ---     ---  302     -6       0     0   ---
309   DeepIn2U           5835    462   2.55   +2.55  346    +37     242     2   9h 24.2m
310   netdog             5760     28   0.15   +0.07  305     -5      12     0   6d 11h 8.6m
311   HiRez              5750     79   0.44   +0.07  312     +1     189     2   2d 6h 59.2m
312   Gregg2             5748    163   0.90   +0.20  324    +12     105     0   1d 2h 39.0m
313   OutThere           5730    ---    ---     ---  306     -7       0     1   ---
314   zioxide            5725    ---    ---     ---  308     -6       0   ---   ---
315   Icaras             5716    193   1.07   -0.41  331    +16     288     0   22h 30.5m
316   Warbrain           5701    ---    ---     ---  310     -6       0     0   ---
317   solvs              5693    ---    ---     ---  311     -6       0     0   ---
318   Che Castro         5668      4   0.02   -0.01  313     -5       0     1   45d 6h 0.0m
319   belvdr             5660    ---    ---   -0.43  314     -5       1     1   ---
320   Michael CM1        5658      1   0.01   +0.01  315     -5       0     0   181d 0h 0.0m
321   alent1234          5639      1   0.01   -0.29  317     -4       2   ---   181d 0h 0.0m
322   gotluck            5632     27   0.15   +0.07  322      0      45     0   6d 16h 53.3m
323   AppleRobert        5631     14   0.08   -0.29  320     -3       6     3   12d 22h 17.1m
324   kas23              5625      3   0.02   +0.00  319     -5       5     0   60d 8h 0.0m
325   firedept           5606    ---    ---     ---  321     -4       0     7   ---
326   Tyler23            5601     13   0.07   -0.18  323     -3       8     1   13d 22h 9.2m
327   mi7chy             5587    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
328   redwarrior         5562    ---    ---     ---  325     -3       0    10   ---
329   OneMike            5560     71   0.39   -0.35  335     +6      46     1   2d 13h 11.0m
330   gauchogolfer       5556    ---    ---     ---  327     -3       1     0   ---
331   Don't panic        5551    ---    ---     ---  329     -2       1   ---   ---
332   chabig             5537    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     4   ---
333   flat five          5522     48   0.27   -0.04  338     +5      45     0   3d 18h 30.0m
334   nuckinfutz         5506    ---    ---     ---  332     -2       0     1   ---
335   goobot             5503    114   0.63   -0.16  345    +10     266     7   1d 14h 6.3m
336   firestarter        5495    ---    ---     ---  333     -3       1    23   ---
337   zelmo              5490    ---    ---     ---  334     -3       0     0   ---
338   snberk103          5484    ---    ---     ---  336     -2       1     0   ---
339   jeremy.king        5478    ---    ---     ---  337     -2       0     0   ---
340   koyoot             5472    121   0.67   +0.67  349     +9      50     5   1d 11h 54.0m
341   Phil A.            5468     19   0.10   -0.23  340     -1      48    10   9d 12h 37.9m
342   flowrider          5452    271   1.50   +1.50  365    +23     283     5   16h 1.8m
343   DailyTunes         5451    ---    ---     ---  339     -4       0     0   ---
344   Vegastouch         5438     99   0.55   +0.22  351     +7      72     0   1d 19h 52.7m
345   rainman::|:|       5438    ---    ---     ---  341     -4       0     0   ---
346   3bs                5424    ---    ---     ---  318    -28       0     6   ---
347   t0mat0             5417      2   0.01   -0.08  342     -5       0   ---   90d 12h 0.0m
348   GimmeSlack12       5396    ---    ---     ---  343     -5       0     0   ---
349   ChazUK             5394    ---    ---     ---  344     -5       0     2   ---
350   Menneisyys2        5369      4   0.02   -0.03  347     -3      41    25   45d 6h 0.0m
351   kenoh              5358     90   0.50   +0.50  359     +8     150     6   2d 0h 16.0m
352   Mac 128            5355    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
353   troop231           5353    138   0.76   +0.75  364    +11     115    29   1d 7h 28.7m
354   aswitcher          5351    ---    ---     ---  348     -6       0     0   ---
355   Appl3FTW           5343    ---    ---   -0.66  350     -5       3     2   ---
356   LordVic            5327    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
357   zorinlynx          5322    254   1.40   +1.40  373    +16     667    10   17h 6.1m
358   ZipZap             5321     47   0.26   -0.93  357     -1      35     0   3d 20h 25.5m
359   janey              5320    ---    ---     ---  352     -7       0     0   ---
360   chrmjenkins        5313    ---    ---   -0.01  353     -7       0    14   ---
361   gr8tfly            5299    ---    ---   -0.02  355     -6       0     0   ---
362   twietee            5296      1   0.01   -0.28  356     -6       2   ---   181d 0h 0.0m
363   nviz22             5278    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     2   ---
364   hajime             5276    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     0   ---
365   JamesMike          5275    171   0.94   +0.49  369     +4     165     3   1d 1h 24.2m
366   Westside guy       5271    125   0.69   +0.13  366      0     196     0   1d 10h 45.1m
367   63dot              5271    ---    ---     ---  358     -9       0    16   ---
368   jjahshik32         5259    ---    ---     ---  360     -8       0     0   ---
369   iSaint             5227    ---    ---     ---  361     -8       0     0   ---
370   Michael Scrip      5221    139   0.77   +0.77  372     +2     299     2   1d 7h 15.1m
371   Interstella5555    5215    ---    ---     ---  362     -9       0     0   ---
372   Mechcozmo          5215    ---    ---     ---  363     -9       0     0   ---
373   Razeus             5147     44   0.24   -0.08  370     -3      81     1   4d 2h 43.6m
374   wordmunger         5125    ---    ---     ---  367     -7       0     0   ---
375   throAU             5121    110   0.61   +0.61  376     +1     130     4   1d 15h 29.5m
376   MacBoobsPro        5116    ---    ---     ---  368     -8       0   ---   ---
377   MagnusVonMagnum    5096    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
378   Anonymous Freak    5090     63   0.35   +0.35  374     -4      34     2   2d 20h 57.1m
379   HenryDJP           5087    ---    ---     ---  371     -8       0   ---   ---
380   dontwalkhand       5057    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
381   lowendlinux        5041    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     3   ---
382   Mr. Retrofire      5032     17   0.09   +0.09  375     -7      16     0   10d 15h 31.8m
383   Yvan256            5030     21   0.12   -0.86  377     -6      62     1   8d 14h 51.4m
384   7on                4940    ---    ---     ---  378     -6       0     0   ---
385   dpaanlka           4866    ---    ---   -0.01  379     -6       0     0   ---
386   Spanky Deluxe      4849      6   0.03   -0.01  380     -6       3     2   30d 4h 0.0m
387   LizKat             4829    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
388   gloss              4811    ---    ---     ---  381     -7       0     0   ---
389   WinterMute         4715    ---    ---   -0.02  382     -7       0     1   ---
390   eva01              4714    ---    ---     ---  383     -7       0     0   ---
391   eXan               4713      2   0.01   +0.01  384     -7       2     0   90d 12h 0.0m
392   AlphaTech          4556    ---    ---     ---  385     -7       0     0   ---
393   calculus           4510    ---    ---     ---  386     -7       0     0   ---
394   ITASOR             4400    ---    ---   -0.02  387     -7       0     1   ---
395   zimv20             4388      1   0.01   +0.01  388     -7       0     0   181d 0h 0.0m
396   FocusAndEarnIt     4318      5   0.03   -0.16  389     -7      14   ---   36d 4h 48.0m
397   stoid              4311    ---    ---     ---  390     -7       0     0   ---
398   krossfyter         4297    ---    ---     ---  391     -7       0     0   ---
399   Chaszmyr           4265      1   0.01   +0.01  392     -7       7     0   181d 0h 0.0m
400   AngerDanger        4206    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---    24   ---
401   Backtothemac       4206    ---    ---   -0.02  393     -8       0     0   ---
402   SDColorado         4192    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     2   ---
403   virividox          4134    ---    ---     ---  394     -9       0     0   ---
404   cb911              4114      3   0.02   +0.00  395     -9       2     0   60d 8h 0.0m
405   GutWrench          3322    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     8   ---
406   Ulenspiegel        3023    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     8   ---

Table Columns:
  • Rank = Position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to way more than 50 (lowest).
  • Current Top NN = members with the NN currently highest post counts.
  • Cur Posts = current count of posts by this member .
  • 6-Mo Posts = count of posts made in this measurement period, or "---" if none.
  • Cur Rate = average # posts per day by this member over the measurement period.
  • Delta Rate = change in average daily post rate from the prior semi-annual period to the latest period.
  • Prev Rank = previous rank, as of 6 months ago (Jan 2019).
  • Delta Rank = change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank since prior semi-annual stats.
  • 6-Mo Likes = count of likes received in this measurement period.
  • Followers = current count of forum followers, or "---" if data unavailable.
  • Avg of one post every = average time between member's posts, in days, hours, and minutes, based on a 24-hour day.
 

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chown33

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Original poster
Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
8,378
4,364
Pumpkindale
Info About All Graphs

The horizontal X axes represent dates, and are labeled as YYYY-MM-DD.

The vertical Y axes are automatically determined, and are specific to each graph. The upper and lower limits of a graph are based on the range of values in the graphed data. This means that the steepness of line slopes can't be compared between different graphs.

Colors are also automatically assigned, from a rotating pool of 12 colors. This can make color-to-name conversion ambiguous when more than 12 members are graphed. Use each graph's legend or key on the right to resolve duplicate colors. The legend is arranged in the same order as the right-most points of each graph.

A dashed line is automatically assigned to inactive users (no posts in the latest measurement period), and a solid line to active users (at least 1 post in latest period). To reduce the clutter, the only inactive user typically shown is @mad jew.



Graphs of Top 50 Post-Counts Over Time

These two graphs show the progression of semi-annual post counts for the Top 50 posters, starting from 2016 July 3rd (2016-07-03). Users who made no posts in the last 6 months are omitted, except for the historical benchmark represented by @mad jew (dashed line in Group 1).

Member @Rogifan intentionally appears in both graphs, with different colors and very different line slopes, showing that slopes between graphs aren't comparable.


From measurements taken 03 Jan 2019 by chown33.


Top 50 Posters: In Two Groups

GRAPH-01--top-01-25.gif


GRAPH-02--top-26-50.gif


A horizontal graph line (or nearly so) is a member with a low post rate. The only user with a zero post-rate appearing in these graphs is @mad jew. Everyone else is shown with a solid line, and made at least one post in the last 6 months.

A steeply rising slope indicates a high post rate. If the slopes of the segments steepens over time, that user is increasing their post rate. If the slopes flatten, the post rate is falling off.


Ugly Graphs

The first graph below shows all the members from the two graphs above in a single graph. It's quite cluttered and difficult to read.

The second graph, which adds all the inactive members in the Top 50, is even more cluttered.

The main reason for showing these is to compare slopes (post-count growth rates). This gives an idea of how much the most prolific posters actually post.


Top 50 Posters: Active Members Only + @mad jew

GRAPH-64--active-01-50.gif


Top 50 Posters: All

GRAPH-64--all-01-50.gif
 

chown33

Moderator
Original poster
Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
8,378
4,364
Pumpkindale
Graphs of Weekly Post-Count Growth

The following graphs show weekly post-count growth for the most prolific 36 users, divided into 3 groups of 12 each. There is no overlap between groups.

Each line represents one user's weekly post-count growth, relative to their post count at the start of the measurement period in January 2019. In effect, each member gets their own "starting count", and the graph shows how the post count grows from week to week.

If a member makes a lot of posts for a week, then their line will slope up more steeply. If they make no posts for a week, then their line will be flat.

Since the members of each group have different ranges, you can't compare slopes between graphs. A steep line in one graph might not represent the same post rate in another graph. To get a sense of overall weekly growth, we need a single graph with all the Prolific Posters, which is shown after the groups of 12.


Weekly Post Growth

GRAPH-12--growth-1.gif


GRAPH-12--growth-2.gif


GRAPH-12--growth-3.gif


Notice the Y axis numbers in Group 1 vs. Group 2 or 3. Due to the prodigious post rates of the top few members, Group 1's top Y is several times larger than it is in Group 2.

The shape of most lines in Group 1 is roughly similar, despite some bends up or down. The green line for @cmaier shows some flattening of the slope from the end of April, signifying a reduction in weekly post rate starting at that time.

The line shapes in Group 2 show more variation. In particular, @C DM has a few slow (flatter) and prolific (steeper) intervals, while @AustinIllini in green shows a steadier rise for most weeks.

In Group 3, @Shirasaki is nearly flat until late March, then shows a classic acceleration curve starting in late April. @Rogifan also shows a general acceleration curve, though not as abrupt as @Shirasaki



GRAPH-36--growth-36.gif

In this graph we can compare slopes, which gives a better sense of how prolific @Scepticalscribe is compared to everyone else.

We can still see the acceleration curve for @Shirasaki, mainly because it stays well below the cluster of similar lines, until it ramps up into it.


GRAPH-36--growth-31.gif

This graph is similar to the one directly above, but it omits the Top 5 most prolific posters. Because the vertical max depends on the range of values graphed, it shows more detail in the lower range. Compare the graph Y range above, which has a Y-max of 4644, to the lower graph with its Y-max of 1806.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
30,387
30,654
Thanks Chown for the tag. My post Count has dropped, I usually frequent the iPhone/Apple Watch forum mainly, and I feel like those particular forums have been unusually slower this year with participation, but still, MacRumors is my favorite tech site, with a lot of knowledgeable members on here whom I’ve learned lots from.
 
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Shirasaki

macrumors G3
May 16, 2015
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3,443
I already feel I have spent way too much time posting way too much than ever before. I get it, iOS 13 beta. But still. For me, this chart is not something I am proud of, but rather a shame to me. It’s really the time to slow down this trend.

But, thanks for your tremendous work and nicely built graphs.
 
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Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
45,584
30,783
The Far Horizon
Graphs of Weekly Post-Count Growth

The following graphs show weekly post-count growth for the most prolific 36 users, divided into 3 groups of 12 each. There is no overlap between groups.

Each line represents one user's weekly post-count growth, relative to their post count at the start of the measurement period in January 2019. In effect, each member gets their own "starting count", and the graph shows how the post count grows from week to week.

If a member makes a lot of posts for a week, then their line will slope up more steeply. If they make no posts for a week, then their line will be flat.

Since the members of each group have different ranges, you can't compare slopes between graphs. A steep line in one graph might not represent the same post rate in another graph. To get a sense of overall weekly growth, we need a single graph with all the Prolific Posters, which is shown after the groups of 12.


Weekly Post Growth

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Notice the Y axis numbers in Group 1 vs. Group 2 or 3. Due to the prodigious post rates of the top few members, Group 1's top Y is several times larger than it is in Group 2.

The shape of most lines in Group 1 is roughly similar, despite some bends up or down. The green line for @cmaier shows some flattening of the slope from the end of April, signifying a reduction in weekly post rate starting at that time.

The line shapes in Group 2 show more variation. In particular, @C DM has a few slow (flatter) and prolific (steeper) intervals, while @AustinIllini in green shows a steadier rise for most weeks.

In Group 3, @Shirasaki is nearly flat until late March, then shows a classic acceleration curve starting in late April. @Rogifan also shows a general acceleration curve, though not as abrupt as @Shirasaki



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In this graph we can compare slopes, which gives a better sense of how prolific @Scepticalscribe is compared to everyone else.

We can still see the acceleration curve for @Shirasaki, mainly because it stays well below the cluster of similar lines, until it ramps up into it.


View attachment 846701

This graph is similar to the one directly above, but it omits the Top 5 most prolific posters. Because the vertical max depends on the range of values graphed, it shows more detail in the lower range. Compare the graph Y range above, which has a Y-max of 4644, to the lower graph with its Y-max of 1806.
Extraordinarily interesting.

Actually, my own post rate pretty strongly - and accurately - and closely - co-relates to, and reflects my personal and professional circumstances.

In July of last year, I returned home from a year working in the Horn of Africa; with the exception of a fortnight (in late September early October) observing an election, I was at home with my mother, whose health was deteriorating.

Both of these facts - being at home, - and entirely focussed on events and matters at home, - and being with my mother who was deteriorating and declining inexorably - inevitably led to an increase (pronounced and marked) in my posting habits for that six month period.

However, while my mother passed away towards the end of December, my own posting patterns only underwent a significant (and measurable) transformation when I spent a number of weeks in Ukraine for the purpose of observing the two rounds of their presidential elections, the first of which occurred in late March and the second, which took place in the latter part of April.
 
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Ulenspiegel

macrumors 68040
Nov 8, 2014
3,070
2,268
Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
LMAO.
It's because I kept my promise and one like counts for three posts. :p

This post holds the full-length Table 1, with an attached zip-file containing all of the full-length tables as plain text files.

I only collect data on members with 5000 or more posts. Some members with fewer than 5000 posts appear in the table, because they were there historically, or because I added them due to some interesting posts.


Full Length Table 1: MR Members Ranked by Post Count

Measurements taken 03 July 2019 by chown33.

Code:
      Current Top 50    Cur    6-Mo   Cur    Delta   Prev  Delta  6-Mo   Foll-  Avg of one
Rank  on 2019-07-03     Posts  Posts  Rate   Rate    Rank  Rank   Likes  owers  post every
----  ----------------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ----  -----  -----  -----  ----------
  1   maflynn           63253   1789   9.88   -6.51    1      0    3756    25   2h 25.7m
  2   C DM              46829   1216   6.72   -3.75    2      0     699    22   3h 34.3m
  3   GGJstudios        44351    140   0.77   -0.22    3      0     169    15   1d 7h 1.7m
  4   Scepticalscribe   42289   4819  26.62   -5.44    5     +1    2902    40   0h 54.1m
  5   Applejuiced       40650    ---    ---     ---    4     -1       3   145   ---
  6   Doctor Q          35804    619   3.42   +1.63    7     +1     694    42   7h 1.1m
  7   GoCubsGo          35741    ---    ---   -0.03    6     -1       0     8   ---
  8   mad jew           32194    ---    ---     ---    8      0       0     4   ---
  9   Apple fanboy      30836   3584  19.80   -0.98   13     +4    2853    14   1h 12.7m
 10   mkrishnan         29641    ---    ---     ---    9     -1       0    11   ---
 11   Eidorian          29082      5   0.03   -0.02   10     -1       2    63   36d 4h 48.0m
 12   Relentless Power  28900   2795  15.44   -7.22   14     +2    4156    20   1h 33.3m
 13   Weaselboy         28553    815   4.50   -0.90   11     -2     907    81   5h 19.8m
 14   rdowns            27343    ---    ---   -0.03   12     -2      13    24   ---
 15   robbieduncan      24480    ---    ---     ---   15      0       0    23   ---
 16   SandboxGeneral    24453    276   1.52   -2.65   17     +1     507    23   15h 44.3m
 17   Abstract          24377      5   0.03   -0.24   16     -1       4     7   36d 4h 48.0m
 18   jsw               22817      1   0.01   -0.01   18      0       2     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 19   Mr. Anderson      22407    ---    ---     ---   19      0       0     3   ---
 20   Newtons Apple     22282    988   5.46  -10.64   24     +4    1122    23   4h 23.8m
 21   Hellhammer        22076    ---    ---     ---   20     -1       0    53   ---
 22   alphaod           22018    150   0.83   -1.23   21     -1     197     5   1d 4h 57.6m
 23   Blue Velvet       21652      1   0.01   -0.03   22     -1      35     2   181d 0h 0.0m
 24   MacNut            21340    447   2.47   +0.20   25     +1     412     8   9h 43.1m
 25   eyoungren         20835    679   3.75   -1.65   26     +1     935   121   6h 23.9m
 26   Rogifan           20085    723   3.99   -1.15   31     +5    2737    18   6h 0.5m
 27   Jaffa Cake        19801    ---    ---     ---   27      0       1    16   ---
 28   bartelby          19794    ---    ---   -0.01   28      0       0    23   ---
 29   MacDawg           19598    191   1.06   -0.07   30     +1     344     3   22h 44.6m
 30   iGary             19583    ---    ---     ---   29     -1       0     6   ---
 31   Peace             19438    224   1.24   +0.84   34     +3     526     5   19h 23.6m
 32   I7guy             19274   2633  14.55   +3.41   50    +18    1706     4   1h 39.0m
 33   miles01110        19264    ---    ---     ---   32     -1       2     1   ---
 34   PlaceofDis        19232    ---    ---     ---   33     -1       0     3   ---
 35   iBlue             19174    ---    ---     ---   35      0       0    11   ---
 36   edesignuk         19077    ---    ---     ---   36      0       0     1   ---
 37   balamw            19075      1   0.01   -0.06   37      0       3    12   181d 0h 0.0m
 38   Intell            18868     17   0.09   -0.04   38      0      16    24   10d 15h 31.8m
 39   Nermal            18627    130   0.72   +0.41   39      0     140    13   1d 9h 24.9m
 40   The Game 161      18490   1510   8.34   -0.20   47     +7    1443    10   2h 52.6m
 41   ~Shard~           18388      2   0.01   +0.01   40     -1       5     1   90d 12h 0.0m
 42   dukebound85       18018     32   0.18   -0.37   41     -1     198     3   5d 15h 45.0m
 43   AidenShaw         17959    497   2.75   +0.89   44     +1     580    13   8h 44.4m
 44   IJ Reilly         17915    ---    ---   -0.25   42     -2       0     2   ---
 45   DoFoT9            17494    ---    ---     ---   43     -2       0   122   ---
 46   ucfgrad93         17391    375   2.07   +0.04   46      0    1365     9   11h 35.0m
 47   kdarling          17377     66   0.36   +0.05   45     -2     132    18   2d 17h 49.1m
 48   -aggie-           16792     30   0.17   -0.09   49     +1      14    19   6d 0h 48.0m
 49   jav6454           16789     11   0.06   -0.41   48     -1      13     9   16d 10h 54.5m
 50   OllyW             16685    166   0.92   -1.85   53     +3     163    24   1d 2h 10.1m
 51   WildCowboy        16622    114   0.63   +0.08   54     +3      80    14   1d 14h 6.3m
 52   samcraig          16572     17   0.09   +0.05   52      0    4022     9   10d 15h 31.8m
 53   wdlove            16570    ---    ---     ---   51     -2       0     0   ---
 54   Huntn             16445    806   4.45   -0.10   58     +4    1943    32   5h 23.4m
 55   gnasher729        16424    254   1.40   +0.35   55      0     279     5   17h 6.1m
 56   Fishrrman         16379   1519   8.39   -2.05   68    +12     990    13   2h 51.6m
 57   cube              15926    903   4.99   +0.41   64     +7     864     1   4h 48.6m
 58   yellow            15925    ---    ---     ---   56     -2       0     3   ---
 59   dejo              15725    ---    ---     ---   57     -2       0    23   ---
 60   sushi             15630    ---    ---     ---   59     -1       0     7   ---
 61   devilot           15532    ---    ---     ---   60     -1       0     2   ---
 62   twoodcc           15315    ---    ---     ---   61     -1       0     0   ---
 63   Surely            15043    ---    ---     ---   62     -1       0    13   ---
 64   KnightWRX         15043    ---    ---     ---   63     -1       0    11   ---
 65   r.j.s             14926    ---    ---   -0.03   65      0       0    21   ---
 66   yg17              14888      2   0.01   -0.04   66      0      20     8   90d 12h 0.0m
 67   Sun Baked         14869      4   0.02   -0.11   67      0       6     1   45d 6h 0.0m
 68   Chupa Chupa       14830    ---    ---     ---   69     +1       1     2   ---
 69   KPOM              14189     96   0.53   -1.03   70     +1      87     0   1d 21h 15.0m
 70   bousozoku         13951    ---    ---     ---   71     +1       2   ---   ---
 71   arn               13915    156   0.86   +0.73   72     +1     195    33   1d 3h 50.8m
 72   Tech198           13655    798   4.41   +0.69   80     +8     191     4   5h 26.6m
 73   Mitthrawnuruodo   13500     49   0.27   -0.01   73      0      22    12   3d 16h 39.2m
 74   Lord Blackadder   13409    176   0.97   -0.15   75     +1     257     8   1d 0h 40.9m
 75   cmaier            13357   1843  10.18   +4.94   97    +22    3224     9   2h 21.4m
 76   Mlrollin91        13346    175   0.97   -2.38   77     +1     199    10   1d 0h 49.4m
 77   Consultant        13287      3   0.02   -0.04   74     -3       3     1   60d 8h 0.0m
 78   Macman45          13196    ---    ---     ---   76     -2       0     5   ---
 79   Night Spring      13064     12   0.07   +0.06   78     -1    1165     3   15d 2h 0.0m
 80   mattopotamus      12890    122   0.67   +0.12   82     +2     173     4   1d 11h 36.4m
 81   lordofthereef     12831     73   0.40   -0.46   83     +2      60    10   2d 11h 30.4m
 82   JayLenochiniMac   12815    ---    ---     ---   81     -1       0     5   ---
 83   annk              12765    242   1.34   +0.54   85     +2     659    17   17h 57.0m
 84   nagromme          12551    ---    ---   -0.04   84      0       0     4   ---
 85   CanadaRAM         12418    ---    ---   -0.01   86     +1       0     1   ---
 86   h9826790          12392    885   4.89   -3.94   98    +12     808    31   4h 54.5m
 87   aristobrat        12226     17   0.09   -0.18   87      0      20     2   10d 15h 31.8m
 88   jamezr            12211    705   3.90   +1.03   99    +11    1297     3   6h 9.7m
 89   wrldwzrd89        12106    ---    ---   -0.05   88     -1       0     4   ---
 90   rhett7660         12088    161   0.89   -1.05   91     +1     175     3   1d 2h 58.9m
 91   NT1440            12061    141   0.78   -1.19   92     +1    1711    14   1d 6h 48.5m
 92   xUKHCx            12045    ---    ---     ---   89     -3       0     8   ---
 93   Chundles          11971     26   0.14   +0.07   90     -3      26     0   6d 23h 4.6m
 94   eyelikeart        11849    ---    ---     ---   93     -1       0   ---   ---
 95   skunk             11745    ---    ---     ---   94     -1     297    48   ---
 96   nanofrog          11718    ---    ---     ---   95     -1       0     9   ---
 97   apolloa           11708    858   4.74   -0.05  109    +12     993     3   5h 3.8m
 98   ChrisA            11571     28   0.15   -0.13   96     -2      21     0   6d 11h 8.6m
 99   Teh Don Ditty     11308    ---    ---     ---  100     +1       0     7   ---
100   BasicGreatGuy     11243   1306   7.22   +0.18  121    +21    1806    15   3h 19.6m
101   cynics            11200    212   1.17   -0.58  104     +3      64     3   20h 29.4m
102   emw               11177    ---    ---     ---  101     -1       0     0   ---
103   Rower_CPU         11111    ---    ---     ---  102     -1       0     1   ---
104   tiggger           11111    ---    ---     ---  103     -1       0    48   ---
105   Abazigal          11086   1322   7.30   +1.24  123    +18    1325     9   3h 17.2m
106   Julien            11054    127   0.70   -2.17  106      0     212     3   1d 10h 12.3m
107   stridemat         10968     41   0.23   +0.04  107      0      23    60   4d 9h 57.1m
108   Applespider       10941    ---    ---     ---  105     -3       0     0   ---
109   Small White Car   10882     11   0.06   -0.05  108     -1      24     7   16d 10h 54.5m
110   daneoni           10803    ---    ---   -0.07  110      0       0     3   ---
111   MisterMe          10650    ---    ---     ---  111      0       0     0   ---
112   dmw007            10635    ---    ---     ---  112      0       0     0   ---
113   Shanghaichica     10616   1804   9.97   -2.75  150    +37    2134     6   2h 24.5m
114   EricNau           10586      5   0.03   +0.02  113     -1       5     3   36d 4h 48.0m
115   thadoggfather     10580    416   2.30   -3.95  119     +4    1469     7   10h 26.5m
116   QCassidy352       10471    215   1.19   +0.41  117     +1     508     2   20h 12.3m
117   flopticalcube     10328    ---    ---     ---  114     -3       0     2   ---
118   Eraserhead        10300    ---    ---     ---  115     -3     964     5   ---
119   vniow             10282    ---    ---     ---  116     -3       0     0   ---
120   dhlizard          10213    ---    ---     ---  118     -2       0    13   ---
121   macduke           10207    876   4.84   -1.67  128     +7    1911    10   4h 57.5m
122   Mord              10091    ---    ---     ---  120     -2       2    11   ---
123   AppleScruff1       9995    235   1.30   +1.16  124     +1     386    21   18h 29.1m
124   willmtaylor        9918    677   3.74   +3.19  131     +7     788    16   6h 25.0m
125   SilentPanda        9808    ---    ---   -0.01  122     -3       0     0   ---
126   justperry          9776    506   2.80   -0.87  130     +4     499     4   8h 35.1m
127   leman              9734    562   3.10   -1.17  135     +8     553     5   7h 43.8m
128   AustinIllini       9644   1088   6.01   +3.76  159    +31    1255     4   3h 59.6m
129   charlituna         9596    174   0.96   -0.98  126     -3      82     5   1d 0h 57.9m
130   jelloshotsrule     9589      4   0.02   +0.02  125     -5       0     0   45d 6h 0.0m
131   LethalWolfe        9366    ---    ---     ---  127     -4       0     3   ---
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148   TuffLuffJimmy      8985    ---    ---     ---  146     -2       0     0   ---
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155   roadbloc           8779    ---    ---     ---  152     -3       1     8   ---
156   iMeowbot           8643    ---    ---     ---  155     -1       0     0   ---
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163   SchneiderMan       8333    ---    ---     ---  163      0       0    11   ---
164   old-wiz            8314     14   0.08   -0.11  165     +1       7     0   12d 22h 17.1m
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166   Piggie             8265     92   0.51   -0.37  168     +2     212     3   1d 23h 13.0m
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168   Counterfit         8202    ---    ---     ---  167     -1       0     0   ---
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172   Bear               8089    ---    ---     ---  169     -3       1     0   ---
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176   840quadra          8029      2   0.01   -1.58  171     -5       6    13   90d 12h 0.0m
177   dcv                8021    ---    ---     ---  172     -5       0     0   ---
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180   kretzy             7924    ---    ---     ---  175     -5       0     2   ---
181   thejadedmonkey     7924     33   0.18   +0.00  177     -4      98     2   5d 11h 38.2m
182   Michaelgtrusa      7907    ---    ---     ---  176     -6       2    15   ---
183   chrfr              7856    715   3.95   -0.15  211    +28     441     3   6h 4.5m
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185   angelwatt          7842    ---    ---     ---  179     -6       0     5   ---
186   CalBoy             7829    ---    ---   -0.07  180     -6       1     2   ---
187   MacsRgr8           7810     55   0.30   +0.13  184     -3      53     0   3d 6h 58.9m
188   thegoldenmackid    7777    ---    ---     ---  181     -7       0     2   ---
189   labman             7776    ---    ---     ---  182     -7       0     4   ---
190   Cougarcat          7766    ---    ---   -0.26  183     -7       5     0   ---
191   Digital Skunk      7747     25   0.14   -0.06  186     -5       6     1   7d 5h 45.6m
192   kainjow            7745    ---    ---     ---  185     -7       0     0   ---
193   HobeSoundDarryl    7707    ---    ---   -1.18  187     -6       6     8   ---
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196   deeddawg           7680     98   0.54   -2.64  191     -5      80     2   1d 20h 19.6m
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202   mrsir2009          7501    ---    ---     ---  195     -7       0    10   ---
203   SFStateStudent     7492    ---    ---     ---  196     -7       0     6   ---
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211   anjinha            7267      8   0.04   +0.04  206     -5      15    14   22d 15h 0.0m
212   zap2               7242    ---    ---     ---  207     -5       0     3   ---
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215   LIVEFRMNYC         7195    267   1.48   +0.44  223     +8    1013     3   16h 16.2m
216   batting1000        7193      3   0.02   -0.92  209     -7       2    11   60d 8h 0.0m
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221   scem0              7028    ---    ---     ---  215     -6       0     2   ---
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224   theSeb             6963    ---    ---     ---  219     -5       3     1   ---
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226   grapes911          6943    ---    ---     ---  220     -6       0     6   ---
227   jmann              6932    ---    ---   -0.01  222     -5       0    24   ---
228   Cave Man           6899     13   0.07   -0.36  225     -3      25     0   13d 22h 9.2m
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231   JNB                6873    ---    ---     ---  226     -5       0    11   ---
232   Sky Blue           6860    ---    ---     ---  228     -4       1     0   ---
233   nfl46              6824    126   0.70   +0.29  232     -1     429   ---   1d 10h 28.6m
234   SnowLeopard2008    6772    ---    ---     ---  230     -4       0     2   ---
235   Technarchy         6747      2   0.01   -0.22  231     -4       3     0   90d 12h 0.0m
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237   Traverse           6715     71   0.39   +0.16  235     -2     125    10   2d 13h 11.0m
238   newellj            6700    175   0.97   -1.30  247     +9     106     2   1d 0h 49.4m
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242   thekev             6653     22   0.12   +0.04  238     -4     147     2   8d 5h 27.3m
243   Lacero             6639    ---    ---     ---  236     -7       0     0   ---
244   scaredpoet         6626    ---    ---   -0.02  239     -5       0     2   ---
245   iBookG4user        6596    ---    ---   -0.01  240     -5       0    12   ---
246   SkyBell            6577      2   0.01   -0.02  241     -5       6     9   90d 12h 0.0m
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248   TEG                6570      1   0.01   +0.00  242     -6       1     0   181d 0h 0.0m
249   whooleytoo         6556     44   0.24   +0.13  249      0      67     2   4d 2h 43.6m
250   iJon               6556      1   0.01   +0.01  243     -7       0     0   181d 0h 0.0m
251   appleguy123        6542     10   0.06   -0.06  246     -5      40    14   18d 2h 24.0m
252   AdonisSMU          6539    101   0.56   +0.07  255     +3     177     2   1d 19h 0.6m
253   bunnspecial        6519    208   1.15   -0.12  261     +8     253    20   20h 53.1m
254   epicrayban         6517    ---    ---   -2.98  248     -6       2     3   ---
255   heisenberg123      6495    ---    ---     ---  250     -5       0     0   ---
256   rui no onna        6487    387   2.14   +0.17  280    +24     256     3   11h 13.5m
257   rgarjr             6469     10   0.06   -0.03  252     -5      10     8   18d 2h 24.0m
258   JAT                6451    ---    ---     ---  253     -5       0     0   ---
259   roland.g           6451     46   0.25   -0.98  256     -3     132   ---   3d 22h 26.1m
260   tbayrgs            6422    233   1.29   +0.16  272    +12     443   ---   18h 38.6m
261   blueroom           6374    ---    ---   -0.01  257     -4       1     9   ---
262   saving107          6369    ---    ---     ---  258     -4       0     2   ---
263   CWallace           6362    400   2.21   +0.98  292    +29     501     3   10h 51.6m
264   diamond.g          6357    ---    ---   -0.07  259     -5      11     0   ---
265   zhenya             6324     19   0.10   -1.25  262     -3      50     4   9d 12h 37.9m
266   siurpeeman         6313    ---    ---   -0.02  260     -6       2     1   ---
267   VirtualRain        6304    ---    ---     ---  263     -4       0     7   ---
268   swiftaw            6303      7   0.04   -0.00  265     -3       1     0   25d 20h 34.3m
269   gekko513           6302    ---    ---     ---  264     -5       1     0   ---
270   BrianBaughn        6300    262   1.45   -0.03  290    +20      74     3   16h 34.8m
271   richard.mac        6298      4   0.02   +0.02  266     -5       0     1   45d 6h 0.0m
272   BornAgainMac       6294    106   0.59   -0.20  273     +1     220     0   1d 16h 58.9m
273   bruinsrme          6278    219   1.21   -0.75  286    +13     284     3   19h 50.1m
274   cambookpro         6271     90   0.50   -0.26  274      0     113     4   2d 0h 16.0m
275   philipma1957       6268     53   0.29   -0.39  270     -5      27    10   3d 9h 57.7m
276   Knowlege Bomb      6260    330   1.82   -1.46  295    +19     379     3   13h 9.8m
277   Mal                6251      2   0.01   +0.01  267    -10       4     3   90d 12h 0.0m
278   Markleshark        6247    ---    ---     ---  268    -10       0     0   ---
279   NC MacGuy          6225    ---    ---     ---  269    -10       0     0   ---
280   Menel              6183     24   0.13   -0.49  276     -4      25     3   7d 13h 0.0m
281   quagmire           6169     87   0.48   +0.20  283     +2     190     3   2d 1h 55.9m
282   Rocketman          6166     91   0.50   +0.35  285     +3      98     0   1d 23h 44.2m
283   2nyRiggz           6159    ---    ---     ---  275     -8       0     0   ---
284   Makosuke           6142      4   0.02   -0.03  277     -7       0     0   45d 6h 0.0m
285   noobinator         6128    489   2.70   +0.91  316    +31     652     2   8h 53.0m
286   jonnysods          6126    164   0.91   -1.30  293     +7     126     0   1d 2h 29.3m
287   pachyderm          6119    260   1.44   -0.38  301    +14     157     4   16h 42.5m
288   satcomer           6110     17   0.09   -0.11  282     -6       8     2   10d 15h 31.8m
289   jrswizzle          6108    ---    ---   -0.01  279    -10       0     1   ---
290   manu chao          6101    214   1.18   +0.13  300    +10     138     3   20h 17.9m
291   ftaok              6075    233   1.29   -1.22  303    +12     197     1   18h 38.6m
292   EugW               6074    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     5   ---
293   bigjnyc            6067    508   2.81   +1.69  326    +33     786     4   8h 33.1m
294   Dont Hurt Me       6056    ---    ---   -0.02  287     -7       0     0   ---
295   BlueRevolution     6054    ---    ---     ---  288     -7       0     0   ---
296   notjustjay         6039    ---    ---     ---  289     -7       1     0   ---
297   Cromulent          6032    ---    ---     ---  291     -6       1     4   ---
298   Glideslope         5972    244   1.35   -1.71  307     +9     415     1   17h 48.2m
299   TwinCities Dan     5947    ---    ---   -0.02  294     -5       0    10   ---
300   thelatinist        5929      6   0.03   -0.03  296     -4       3     6   30d 4h 0.0m
301   MrGimper           5928    158   0.87   +0.87  304     +3     403     0   1d 3h 29.6m
302   The Doctor11       5906    ---    ---   -0.23  297     -5       0    13   ---
303   snaky69            5902      2   0.01   -0.10  298     -5       0     0   90d 12h 0.0m
304   SiliconAddict      5889    ---    ---     ---  299     -5       0     0   ---
305   arkitect           5884    334   1.85   -0.33  330    +25    1731    14   13h 0.4m
306   ct2k7              5861    139   0.77   +0.41  309     +3     112     4   1d 7h 15.1m
307   joeblow7777        5850    295   1.63   -0.89  328    +21     397     0   14h 43.5m
308   shadowfax          5849    ---    ---     ---  302     -6       0     0   ---
309   DeepIn2U           5835    462   2.55   +2.55  346    +37     242     2   9h 24.2m
310   netdog             5760     28   0.15   +0.07  305     -5      12     0   6d 11h 8.6m
311   HiRez              5750     79   0.44   +0.07  312     +1     189     2   2d 6h 59.2m
312   Gregg2             5748    163   0.90   +0.20  324    +12     105     0   1d 2h 39.0m
313   OutThere           5730    ---    ---     ---  306     -7       0     1   ---
314   zioxide            5725    ---    ---     ---  308     -6       0   ---   ---
315   Icaras             5716    193   1.07   -0.41  331    +16     288     0   22h 30.5m
316   Warbrain           5701    ---    ---     ---  310     -6       0     0   ---
317   solvs              5693    ---    ---     ---  311     -6       0     0   ---
318   Che Castro         5668      4   0.02   -0.01  313     -5       0     1   45d 6h 0.0m
319   belvdr             5660    ---    ---   -0.43  314     -5       1     1   ---
320   Michael CM1        5658      1   0.01   +0.01  315     -5       0     0   181d 0h 0.0m
321   alent1234          5639      1   0.01   -0.29  317     -4       2   ---   181d 0h 0.0m
322   gotluck            5632     27   0.15   +0.07  322      0      45     0   6d 16h 53.3m
323   AppleRobert        5631     14   0.08   -0.29  320     -3       6     3   12d 22h 17.1m
324   kas23              5625      3   0.02   +0.00  319     -5       5     0   60d 8h 0.0m
325   firedept           5606    ---    ---     ---  321     -4       0     7   ---
326   Tyler23            5601     13   0.07   -0.18  323     -3       8     1   13d 22h 9.2m
327   mi7chy             5587    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
328   redwarrior         5562    ---    ---     ---  325     -3       0    10   ---
329   OneMike            5560     71   0.39   -0.35  335     +6      46     1   2d 13h 11.0m
330   gauchogolfer       5556    ---    ---     ---  327     -3       1     0   ---
331   Don't panic        5551    ---    ---     ---  329     -2       1   ---   ---
332   chabig             5537    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     4   ---
333   flat five          5522     48   0.27   -0.04  338     +5      45     0   3d 18h 30.0m
334   nuckinfutz         5506    ---    ---     ---  332     -2       0     1   ---
335   goobot             5503    114   0.63   -0.16  345    +10     266     7   1d 14h 6.3m
336   firestarter        5495    ---    ---     ---  333     -3       1    23   ---
337   zelmo              5490    ---    ---     ---  334     -3       0     0   ---
338   snberk103          5484    ---    ---     ---  336     -2       1     0   ---
339   jeremy.king        5478    ---    ---     ---  337     -2       0     0   ---
340   koyoot             5472    121   0.67   +0.67  349     +9      50     5   1d 11h 54.0m
341   Phil A.            5468     19   0.10   -0.23  340     -1      48    10   9d 12h 37.9m
342   flowrider          5452    271   1.50   +1.50  365    +23     283     5   16h 1.8m
343   DailyTunes         5451    ---    ---     ---  339     -4       0     0   ---
344   Vegastouch         5438     99   0.55   +0.22  351     +7      72     0   1d 19h 52.7m
345   rainman::|:|       5438    ---    ---     ---  341     -4       0     0   ---
346   3bs                5424    ---    ---     ---  318    -28       0     6   ---
347   t0mat0             5417      2   0.01   -0.08  342     -5       0   ---   90d 12h 0.0m
348   GimmeSlack12       5396    ---    ---     ---  343     -5       0     0   ---
349   ChazUK             5394    ---    ---     ---  344     -5       0     2   ---
350   Menneisyys2        5369      4   0.02   -0.03  347     -3      41    25   45d 6h 0.0m
351   kenoh              5358     90   0.50   +0.50  359     +8     150     6   2d 0h 16.0m
352   Mac 128            5355    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
353   troop231           5353    138   0.76   +0.75  364    +11     115    29   1d 7h 28.7m
354   aswitcher          5351    ---    ---     ---  348     -6       0     0   ---
355   Appl3FTW           5343    ---    ---   -0.66  350     -5       3     2   ---
356   LordVic            5327    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
357   zorinlynx          5322    254   1.40   +1.40  373    +16     667    10   17h 6.1m
358   ZipZap             5321     47   0.26   -0.93  357     -1      35     0   3d 20h 25.5m
359   janey              5320    ---    ---     ---  352     -7       0     0   ---
360   chrmjenkins        5313    ---    ---   -0.01  353     -7       0    14   ---
361   gr8tfly            5299    ---    ---   -0.02  355     -6       0     0   ---
362   twietee            5296      1   0.01   -0.28  356     -6       2   ---   181d 0h 0.0m
363   nviz22             5278    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     2   ---
364   hajime             5276    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     0   ---
365   JamesMike          5275    171   0.94   +0.49  369     +4     165     3   1d 1h 24.2m
366   Westside guy       5271    125   0.69   +0.13  366      0     196     0   1d 10h 45.1m
367   63dot              5271    ---    ---     ---  358     -9       0    16   ---
368   jjahshik32         5259    ---    ---     ---  360     -8       0     0   ---
369   iSaint             5227    ---    ---     ---  361     -8       0     0   ---
370   Michael Scrip      5221    139   0.77   +0.77  372     +2     299     2   1d 7h 15.1m
371   Interstella5555    5215    ---    ---     ---  362     -9       0     0   ---
372   Mechcozmo          5215    ---    ---     ---  363     -9       0     0   ---
373   Razeus             5147     44   0.24   -0.08  370     -3      81     1   4d 2h 43.6m
374   wordmunger         5125    ---    ---     ---  367     -7       0     0   ---
375   throAU             5121    110   0.61   +0.61  376     +1     130     4   1d 15h 29.5m
376   MacBoobsPro        5116    ---    ---     ---  368     -8       0   ---   ---
377   MagnusVonMagnum    5096    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
378   Anonymous Freak    5090     63   0.35   +0.35  374     -4      34     2   2d 20h 57.1m
379   HenryDJP           5087    ---    ---     ---  371     -8       0   ---   ---
380   dontwalkhand       5057    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     6   ---
381   lowendlinux        5041    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     3   ---
382   Mr. Retrofire      5032     17   0.09   +0.09  375     -7      16     0   10d 15h 31.8m
383   Yvan256            5030     21   0.12   -0.86  377     -6      62     1   8d 14h 51.4m
384   7on                4940    ---    ---     ---  378     -6       0     0   ---
385   dpaanlka           4866    ---    ---   -0.01  379     -6       0     0   ---
386   Spanky Deluxe      4849      6   0.03   -0.01  380     -6       3     2   30d 4h 0.0m
387   LizKat             4829    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---   ---   ---
388   gloss              4811    ---    ---     ---  381     -7       0     0   ---
389   WinterMute         4715    ---    ---   -0.02  382     -7       0     1   ---
390   eva01              4714    ---    ---     ---  383     -7       0     0   ---
391   eXan               4713      2   0.01   +0.01  384     -7       2     0   90d 12h 0.0m
392   AlphaTech          4556    ---    ---     ---  385     -7       0     0   ---
393   calculus           4510    ---    ---     ---  386     -7       0     0   ---
394   ITASOR             4400    ---    ---   -0.02  387     -7       0     1   ---
395   zimv20             4388      1   0.01   +0.01  388     -7       0     0   181d 0h 0.0m
396   FocusAndEarnIt     4318      5   0.03   -0.16  389     -7      14   ---   36d 4h 48.0m
397   stoid              4311    ---    ---     ---  390     -7       0     0   ---
398   krossfyter         4297    ---    ---     ---  391     -7       0     0   ---
399   Chaszmyr           4265      1   0.01   +0.01  392     -7       7     0   181d 0h 0.0m
400   AngerDanger        4206    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---    24   ---
401   Backtothemac       4206    ---    ---   -0.02  393     -8       0     0   ---
402   SDColorado         4192    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     2   ---
403   virividox          4134    ---    ---     ---  394     -9       0     0   ---
404   cb911              4114      3   0.02   +0.00  395     -9       2     0   60d 8h 0.0m
405   GutWrench          3322    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     8   ---
406   Ulenspiegel        3023    ---    ---     ---  ---    ---     ---     8   ---

Table Columns:
  • Rank = Position in order by post count, 1 (highest) to way more than 50 (lowest).
  • Current Top NN = members with the NN currently highest post counts.
  • Cur Posts = current count of posts by this member .
  • 6-Mo Posts = count of posts made in this measurement period, or "---" if none.
  • Cur Rate = average # posts per day by this member over the measurement period.
  • Delta Rate = change in average daily post rate from the prior semi-annual period to the latest period.
  • Prev Rank = previous rank, as of 6 months ago (Jan 2019).
  • Delta Rank = change in rank, i.e., # of slots +higher or -lower in rank since prior semi-annual stats.
  • 6-Mo Likes = count of likes received in this measurement period.
  • Followers = current count of forum followers, or "---" if data unavailable.
  • Avg of one post every = average time between member's posts, in days, hours, and minutes, based on a 24-hour day.
Thank you for this enormous work.
 

chown33

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Fun With Graphs

Welcome to the July 2019 version of "Fun With Graphs". We'll see some graphs of things other than the usual semi-annual and weekly posts.

There were more "Fun With Graphs" posts in the January 2019 thread, because it was the first time I'd presented the graphs and I was still exploring which ones worked and which ones didn't. There may be fewer such posts this time, depending on what looks fun and feasible.


Top 10 Changes in Rank: Details

In the Top 10, @Scepticalscribe moved past @Applejuiced, and @Doctor Q moved past @GoCubsGo. These graphs show their post counts in weekly detail.

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A Race Into the Top 10

In January 2019, the two MacRumors users @Apple fanboy and @Relentless Power were in a close race to break into the Top 10. By July, only @Apple fanboy had made it there.

I've used @Eidorian at #10 as a proxy for breaking into the Top 10, with @mkrishnan (inactive) at #9. I've also included @mad jew (inactive) at #8, as a historical benchmark, and as the next benchmark for Apple fanboy to pass.

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Two Thousand Likes and a Like

When post-count data is collected for MR users, their Likes counts have also been collected, when possible. Until now, that data has only been presented in tables, not graphs. The graph below shows the growth in weekly Likes counts for users who've received 2000 or more likes in the last 6 months.

You'll see a few users who don't appear in other graphs, like @samcraig and @keysofanxiety. There can be different reasons for this, such as posting mainly in an uncounted forum, or by making posts that often get multiple Likes.

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More Fun

The 2 graphs below show my own weekly post and Likes counts, along with a few other members whose posts I enjoy reading in the Community forum: @AngerDanger, @Gutwrench, and @LizKat.

The dates in these graphs start in late February instead of early January because I forgot to add these members to the data-collection task until later.

The graphs have different ordering and colors, because Likes can easily exceed post count, as demonstrated by AngerDanger's results. Any post can have multiple Likes, even posts that are in uncounted forums.

The only graph lines that are the same in both cases are mine: I'm the bottom orange line. I clearly need to up my game.


The Likes count for AngerDanger tops out above 2000. This may cause you to wonder why he doesn't appear in the above Likes graph for users with 2000+ Likes. The answer to that is that he wasn't in the list of users on 01 Jan 2019, so there isn't a full 6-month span of data like the other users. This causes the script that produces Table 1 to omit his 6-month Likes counts.

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Posts per Week

The above graphs that show weekly post growth are cumulative. That is, each line represents the cumulative growth of a user's post count relative to their post count at the start of the overall interval.

In this graph, we look at the number of posts per week. This grgaph will make changes from week to week more obvious. For example, if someone makes exactly 20 posts every week, then their line in this graph would be flat at a level of 20. In the post growth cumulative graph, their line would rise at a constant upward slope of 20 units per week. If they then drop to 18 posts per week, their posts-per-week line would drop by 2 units, a step that would easily be visible, while their growth line would show only a slight flattening.

I posted similar graphs in Jan 2019, but they had more users per graph, and were difficult to read. Here, I've manually chosen a few members to graph:
@Scepticalscribe - for having a prolific post rate
@Shirasaki - for the accelerating growth in May and early June
@Relentless Power - for almost making it into the Top 10
@Doctor Q - for the only post-rate increase in the Top 10
@C DM - for having a roller-coaster growth line in the Weekly Post Growth graphs

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Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
45,584
30,783
The Far Horizon
Fun With Graphs

Welcome to the July 2019 version of "Fun With Graphs". We'll see some graphs of things other than the usual semi-annual and weekly posts.

There were more "Fun With Graphs" posts in the January 2019 thread, because it was the first time I'd presented the graphs and I was still exploring which ones worked and which ones didn't. There may be fewer such posts this time, depending on what looks fun and feasible.


Top 10 Changes in Rank: Details

In the Top 10, @Scepticalscribe moved past @Applejuiced, and @Doctor Q moved past @GoCubsGo. These graphs show their post counts in weekly detail.

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A Race Into the Top 10

In January 2019, the two MacRumors users @Apple fanboy and @Relentless Power were in a close race to break into the Top 10. By July, only @Apple fanboy had made it there.

I've used @Eidorian at #10 as a proxy for breaking into the Top 10, with @mkrishnan (inactive) at #9. I've also included @mad jew (inactive) at #8, as a historical benchmark, and as the next benchmark for Apple fanboy to pass.

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Two Thousand Likes and a Like

When post-count data is collected for MR users, their Likes counts have also been collected, when possible. Until now, that data has only been presented in tables, not graphs. The graph below shows the growth in weekly Likes counts for users who've received 2000 or more likes in the last 6 months.

You'll see a few users who don't appear in other graphs, like @samcraig and @keysofanxiety. There can be different reasons for this, such as posting mainly in an uncounted forum, or by making posts that often get multiple Likes.

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More Fun

The 2 graphs below show my own weekly post and Likes counts, along with a few other members whose posts I enjoy reading in the Community forum: @AngerDanger, @Gutwrench, and @LizKat.

The dates in these graphs start in late February instead of early January because I forgot to add these members to the data-collection task until later.

The graphs have different ordering and colors, because Likes can easily exceed post count, as demonstrated by AngerDanger's results. Any post can have multiple Likes, even posts that are in uncounted forums.

The only graph lines that are the same in both cases are mine: I'm the bottom orange line. I clearly need to up my game.


The Likes count for AngerDanger tops out above 2000. This may cause you to wonder why he doesn't appear in the above Likes graph for users with 2000+ Likes. The answer to that is that he wasn't in the list of users on 01 Jan 2019, so there isn't a full 6-month span of data like the other users. This causes the script that produces Table 1 to omit his 6-month Likes counts.

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Posts per Week

The above graphs that show weekly post growth are cumulative. That is, each line represents the cumulative growth of a user's post count relative to their post count at the start of the overall interval.

In this graph, we look at the number of posts per week. This grgaph will make changes from week to week more obvious. For example, if someone makes exactly 20 posts every week, then their line in this graph would be flat at a level of 20. In the post growth cumulative graph, their line would rise at a constant upward slope of 20 units per week. If they then drop to 18 posts per week, their posts-per-week line would drop by 2 units, a step that would easily be visible, while their growth line would show only a slight flattening.

I posted similar graphs in Jan 2019, but they had more users per graph, and were difficult to read. Here, I've manually chosen a few members to graph:
@Scepticalscribe - for having a prolific post rate
@Shirasaki - for the accelerating growth in May and early June
@Relentless Power - for almost making it into the Top 10
@Doctor Q - for the only post-rate increase in the Top 10
@C DM - for having a roller-coaster growth line in the Weekly Post Growth graphs

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Fascinating stuff, @chown33; and I will mention that my two stark, and perhaps, striking troughs (of posting) coincide almost exactly with the two rounds of the Ukrainian elections which I was observing.

Although April 1, and April 21 were the two designated polling days for the two rounds of the presidential elections, I was in the country for a week prior to each round of the elections and for a number of days post the actual election as we observed the counts and tabulations and attended debriefs.
 

cmaier

macrumors G5
Jul 25, 2007
14,063
8,543
California
Graphs of Weekly Post-Count Growth

The following graphs show weekly post-count growth for the most prolific 36 users, divided into 3 groups of 12 each. There is no overlap between groups.

Each line represents one user's weekly post-count growth, relative to their post count at the start of the measurement period in January 2019. In effect, each member gets their own "starting count", and the graph shows how the post count grows from week to week.

If a member makes a lot of posts for a week, then their line will slope up more steeply. If they make no posts for a week, then their line will be flat.

Since the members of each group have different ranges, you can't compare slopes between graphs. A steep line in one graph might not represent the same post rate in another graph. To get a sense of overall weekly growth, we need a single graph with all the Prolific Posters, which is shown after the groups of 12.


Weekly Post Growth

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Notice the Y axis numbers in Group 1 vs. Group 2 or 3. Due to the prodigious post rates of the top few members, Group 1's top Y is several times larger than it is in Group 2.

The shape of most lines in Group 1 is roughly similar, despite some bends up or down. The green line for @cmaier shows some flattening of the slope from the end of April, signifying a reduction in weekly post rate starting at that time.

The line shapes in Group 2 show more variation. In particular, @C DM has a few slow (flatter) and prolific (steeper) intervals, while @AustinIllini in green shows a steadier rise for most weeks.

In Group 3, @Shirasaki is nearly flat until late March, then shows a classic acceleration curve starting in late April. @Rogifan also shows a general acceleration curve, though not as abrupt as @Shirasaki



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In this graph we can compare slopes, which gives a better sense of how prolific @Scepticalscribe is compared to everyone else.

We can still see the acceleration curve for @Shirasaki, mainly because it stays well below the cluster of similar lines, until it ramps up into it.


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This graph is similar to the one directly above, but it omits the Top 5 most prolific posters. Because the vertical max depends on the range of values graphed, it shows more detail in the lower range. Compare the graph Y range above, which has a Y-max of 4644, to the lower graph with its Y-max of 1806.
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