We Live on Ermarian

AuthorTopic: We Live on Ermarian
Law Bringer
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Having moved to a new server two weeks ago, which offers a lot more space, more flexibility and also the shiny domain ermarian.net (see the Encyclopedia topic) I also decided to spend some time making an interactive display panel that could show exactly the same info I'm posting here. After all, it's already stored in a MySQL database, so it might as well have a front end.

This front end is now here. It's simple, it's easy to use, it's interactive and above all it has ads from my pimp-- *cough* kind sponsor Google at the top (hey, that hosting is expensive I tell you).

This program now takes over pretty much all of the function of this topic. But because, being designed by me, it is doomed to fail whenever I will have least time to fix it, I will continue to post the info here. Whenever there's a discrepancy, trust my numbers and not those of the program. So for those who like the stats delivered in a familiar and less impersonal way, all the content will still be in here.

Anyway.

1. Joining Rate

85 new members have joined us this month, of which 52 have posted. The total of registrations is imperceptibly higher than in the last two months, but the number of actual posters is more so. Still, it's a slow month.

Monthly Overview:
April 2005: 151/87
May 2005: 78/43
June 2005: 147/91
July 2005: 153/88
August 2005: 108/62
September 2005: 91/52
October 2005: 81/43
November 2005: 83/41
December 2005: 85/52

2. Activity

A total of 239 members have posted in the last month. 187 of these are old members, 52 of them just joined this month and will to a great part vanish again immediately.

This is a small increase from last month, but more apparent is the increase in new members over old members - this might indicate a loss of activity in the future, when some of the new members leave again.

Monthly Overview:
April 2005: 360 (273)
May 2005: 262 (219)
June 2005: 325 (232)
July 2005: 352 (264)
August 2005: 293 (231)
September 2005: 256 (204)
October 2005: 229 (186)
November 2005: 234 (193)
December 2005: 239 (187)

Postage:

We have broken another record. No need to cheer; it's a record low. 3958 posts, by far the lowest monthly post count that we have yet had this year. This might be seasonal though; I don't know since I don't have last December to compare it with.

3958 posts divided by 30 days comes out to 131.93 posts per day, or by 239 members to 16.56 per member, or 0.552 per member per day.

Monthly Overview:
April 2005: 7576 | 186 | 21 | 0.47
May 2005: 4723 | 169 | 18 | 0.52
June 2005: 7267 | 251 | 22.4 | 0.77
July 2005: 8691 | 271.6 | 24.7 | 0.77
August 2005: 5917 | 190.9 | 20.1 | 0.65
September 2005: 5412 | 174.6 | 21.1 | 0.68
October 2005: 4477 | 149.3 | 19.5 | 0.65
November 2005: 4389 | 141.6 | 18.8 | 0.61
December 2005: 3958 | 131.9 | 16.6 | 0.55

4. Rankings

This month's rankings are available here. Please note that this script will only begin to work correctly when the server thinks it is the 17th, which won't be for another hour (server's in Texas).

[Edit: Changed a function, now it works.]

The top ten, however, are here. I win yet again, but note that Alorael is also rather near the top this month. Also, congratulations to Alo for making me increase the width of the postcount column.

+------+--------------------------+-------+-----------+
| id | new_name | posts | new_posts |
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| 2984 | An array cat | 4465 | 269 |
| 335 | Poker of Powerful Pylons | 10165 | 251 |
| 869 | Thuryl | 5923 | 208 |
| 4045 | Kelandon | 4433 | 163 |
| 1468 | Eldibs | 731 | 160 |
| 6 | *i | 1792 | 152 |
| 4 | Kasumetoru Sai | 5990 | 132 |
| 1528 | IRA Witch Herd | 864 | 119 |
| 4153 | Ephesos | 649 | 116 |
| 627 | Delicious Vlish | 293 | 100 |
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Ow. I've been up for the past six hours.

[ Friday, December 16, 2005 19:58: Message edited by: An array cat ]

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #1
Congrats to Vlish for making it into the top ten for the first time! And it appears that Aran and I are about neck-and-neck in total post count again. I see that I've returned to the top five after my first absence last month.

I suspect that folks really active with A4 (Alo, myself, etc.) will dominate the rankings next time around.

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Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #2
Goddamn- Thuryl's catching up for 3rd.

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #3
I'm out...for the first time in 5 or so months. Ah well, I thought I'd be slowing down a bit. Well done (or not) to all in the 10.

EDIT: 11th, by 5 posts. Pah.

[ Friday, December 16, 2005 21:44: Message edited by: Spring ]

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I'll put a Spring in your step.
:ph34r:
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #4
I think 3rd is the lowest I've ever been in the rankings. I'm not sure whether to be impressed or depressed by this fact.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #5
I'm ahead of Thuryl for the first time in a very long time! Now the top of the listing is dominated by names that start with A, which is as it should be.

—Alorael, who doesn't think a silly endeavor like post rate tabulation would be complete without silly rivalries.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #6
It seems as though I'm out of the tope ten. I think that's good. i post less => that's less attention i pay to the forums => That's less attention I (hopefully) give to the computer.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 4682
Profile #7
YES! 99!

I don't know...you have to admit 99 is a pretty cool number...

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Posts: 834 | Registered: Thursday, July 8 2004 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
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29 with 29 posts. I like it. :D

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Master
Member # 1046
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I'm tied with Dave, and yet I'm the one with the lower ranking?

...Aran, you evil bastard you <_<

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Polaris - owns you.
Undead Theories - double U slash E
Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 34
Profile Homepage #10
How do you DO that?

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Posts: 702 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #11
I'm sure my posting will pick up sometime later. For now, I'm just getting to be more and more of a come-and-goer, which is good because I don't have to get desperate to get my 10 posts in every day. :P

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Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #12
quote:
Originally written by Wise Man:

I'm tied with Dave, and yet I'm the one with the lower ranking?

...Aran, you evil bastard you <_<

Well it solves ties by member number, and David is older than you.

I could change it to sort by total posts, of course, and then you'd be ahead by about 7. ;)

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #13
Zoiks! I made it into the top ten, and with my promotional anagram and everything.

Score one for the White Cult.

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Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #14
I think it's the highest I've been in quite some time.

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by An array cat:

I could change it to sort by total posts, of course, and then you'd be ahead by about 7. ;)
o.O

That's almost enough to make me care...

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And though the musicians would die, the music would live on in the imaginations of all who heard it.
-The Last Pendragon

Polaris = joy.

In case of emergency, break glass.
Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
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Hm. Little less than 30 posts, so that's less than one in a day. Not so bad, actually. I thought I would've had maybe 5, tops, but I suppose I were still sort of in a active phase round the beginning. Also, not so far away from the fabled 1000 posts. Hopefully, no one will notice. *shh...*

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Posts: 1308 | Registered: Sunday, September 8 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
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Wow... up three from last month. Awesome.

Thanks to A4, that will probably continue to climb.

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I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #18
quote:
Originally written by OMGwtfshediedkthnxbai:

Hm. Little less than 30 posts, so that's less than one in a day. Not so bad, actually. I thought I would've had maybe 5, tops, but I suppose I were still sort of in a active phase round the beginning. Also, not so far away from the fabled 1000 posts. Hopefully, no one will notice. *shh...*
People are going to pay attention, now that you mentioned it. :P

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I'll put a Spring in your step.
:ph34r:
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6489
Profile Homepage #19
More posts than any other newbie! Alright! I must say, 17th is pretty good for my first month.

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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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On another note, I was going to add a list of moniker changers but forgot before now.

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| # | Old Name | New Name | Posts |
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| 4 | Shingai no Junkyousha | Kasumetoru Sai | 132 |
| 40 | Archmage Alex | A Hexagram Cel | 29 |
| 335 | Leave your sanity at the door. | Poker of Powerful Pylons | 251 |
| 1528 | Icshi | IRA Witch Herd | 119 |
| 2984 | NaNoWriMo | An array cat | 269 |
| 3349 | Toenail1000 | Happa Tai Yattai | 18 |
| 3513 | Ornk of Death | Deaf- Will work for MP3s | 20 |
| 3946 | Shiryu | Gale | 1 |
| 4239 | Stupid NEwbie Man | SNM | 35 |
| 4614 | ben ben | Uhh... ben? | 80 |
| 5654 | Miel | Marlenny | 22 |
| 5806 | Exiled Eagle - Bats are tasty. | Exiled Eagle - Totem Groxy | 7 |
| 5814 | Naught Eye | Notye but Neyse | 18 |
| 5977 | Thralni, emperor of Riverrod | Thralni, chicken god prophet | 95 |
| 5991 | Shuan Wuan | The Forgotten | 77 |
| 6292 | Synergy67 | Synergy | 88 |
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Encyclopaedia ErmarianaForum ArchivesForum StatisticsRSS [Topic / Forum]
My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #21
41 posts? Wow. It must have been all that spamming during the run to 10,000. Amazing how that movie game increased posting rates, but only for certain people. Congrats to the top contributors.

*this message donated by an anonymous supporter*

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #22
Yay! I've succumbed to the delights of a social life, and dropped down the rankings!

The real problem is a lack of threads with the opportunity to post within. I could start new ones, but they'd suck...

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How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 6136
Profile #23
Once i was in 8th place! Now i'm very far in 43th... :rolleyes:
I have benn a little lazy this last month...

[ Sunday, December 18, 2005 18:17: Message edited by: chicho1102 ]
Posts: 446 | Registered: Friday, July 22 2005 07:00