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Law Bringer
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So technically, I'm not late even though it is the next morning local time (and incidentally my birthday).

Myst IV has me completely in its clutches, which is why I only started the stats run yesterday afternoon. Then I set it up wrong and only noticed in the evening. It should have been finished after another hour, but I fell asleep. So this is why you get them today, still some hours short of midnight, board time.

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Oh right, before I forget:

The Encyclopedia Ermariana celebrates its third birthday today as well (that's the "today" of board time, not local time, ie the 17th)!

It started three years ago as an MSWord document. Late in July it became a Geocities page, and stayed that way for two years (although the design was improved on a bit). In all that time, I don't think the number of articles increased over 16.

Last year, it moved to a MediaWiki site, which then moved to encyclopedia.ermarian.net in December. It now has over 300 entries, some of them quite short (and others of low quality), but the work is progressing far faster than it was earlier. Of course, it did stagnate again after Slarty left...

Anyway, as you can see, the skin was just changed to a white on dark-blue theme, which hopefully makes it easier to read. Unfortunately, this meant the logo had to be removed, because it didn't fit with the background.

On this note, I know there are a lot of talented artists lurking around here. Do any of you feel like designing a new icon for the Encyclopedia?

The picture should be around 150x150 px large to fit in the space (upper left corner), and should match the dark blue background (meaning there shouldn't be fuzzy white borders around it; the logo itself doesn't need to follow the color theme).

I could offer different things in return, for example webspace, an @ermarian.net email, or even (for those who still haven't got one) a Gmail invite. Talk about glass pearls... :P

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I. Joining Rate

There are 75 new victims waiting to lose their sanity; 39 of them have already lost it. This is the lowest number on record (unlike last month, when I thought it was, and it turned out to be a technical glitch).

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
January 2006: 136/86
February 2006: 100/59
March 2006: 113/63
April 2006: 126/62
May 2006: 94/48
June 2006: 98/51
July 2006: 75/39

II. Activity

186 active members posted, which adds up to the 39 newly registered posters to a total active community of 225.

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)
January 2006: 333 (247)
February 2006: 268 (209)
March 2006: 324 (263)
April 2006: 318 (256)
May 2006: 268 (220)
June 2006: 257 (206)
July 2006: 225 (186)

III. Postage

It's been a really slow month. 4134 posts made by 225 people make an average of 18.37 posts per member, 133.7 posts per day and 0.595 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
January 2006: 6580 | 204.3 | 19.8 | 0.61
February 2006: 4555 | 153.24 | 17 | 0.57
March 2006: 7355 | 272.56 | 22.7 | 0.84
April 2006: 6802 | 221.07 | 21.39 | 0.70
May 2006: 6483 | 215.31 | 24.19 | 0.80
June 2006: 4969 | 155.19 | 19.33 | 0.60
July 2006: 4134 | 133.7 | 18.37 | 0.59

IV. Top Ten

Last month, I proudly exclaimed that I'm not among the top ten (in the way a morbidly obese person would be proud of getting below 200 kilograms), but obviously I loosened up the diet too much:

1 6581 MagmaDragoon 839 185
2 4153 Ephesos 1990 175
3 2984 Drow 6235 163
4 335 Alorael 11830 157
5 6600 Dikiyoba 1611 140
6 7223 Elijah 148 129
7 869 Thuryl 7472 127
8 4045 Kelandon 5897 124
9 6785 Randomizer 633 119
10 4 Rufus Rothgard 6873 100
The permanent link for this month's ranking is here.

And that'd be all... :)

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/I'm on the top ten this tiem.

EDOT: YATY!

[ Monday, July 17, 2006 20:57: Message edited by: Rufus Rothgard ]

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Law Bringer
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Did you eat so many newbies you turned into one?

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I still want to see a top ten for the year.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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Infiltrator
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Cool, I'm number #42. Is that an omen?
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Shaper
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Sadly, TM has the impersonation correct.

17th. That would be my berst. (best or worse, depending on how you look at it.)

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:ph34r:
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Agent
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I'm down from last month. But, I don't really care that much.

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Warrior
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Well, at least you're among the best 225 :)

As for me, i'm 56th - darn, i really wished i could be 57th - well, i guess that's life ...
:P :P :P :P :P

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I don't care what you say, I'm punk and Hardcore all the way!
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Agent
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Whoa. 1st. How? The Geneforge Boards weren't much active recently.

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Law Bringer
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Drat... it appears that even when the game is losing, I can't win. :P

EDIT: Wow... I even lost more than Aran. I guess Myst IV really is that good.

[ Tuesday, July 18, 2006 07:59: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
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Law Bringer
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Nothing was active. Having a highest monthly post count under 200 is a far cry from the spam-fests of months past.

—Alorael, who thinks single-handedly trying to fix that probably falls under the heading of doubleplusungood. It's a pity.
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Lifecrafter
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Haha! I am once again in the top 30!

It only took three months.
I find it kinda odd, my post count was actually down for this month.
Frankly, there just wasn't that much to talk about this month.
And being on vacation and having my power supply fry didn't help.

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Aparrently, some coyote friend of his has had a tough time with their lack of quality control.

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I am looking forward to my impending disappearance from the top twenty. Hah.

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One good thing about hardly ever posting is that if you post a little more one month than the previous month, your ranking rockets up. I went from 151st to 87th.

Sadly, 87 is nothing to gloat about. Or even care about.

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The Establishment
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I guess I slipped, ah well..

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Law Bringer
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Up from 36 to 14. I didn't even think I posted all that much....

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Happy birthday, Aran! :)
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Law Bringer
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Happy Birthday Aran and I hope you have many more so some one will keep the stats coming.

quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

Whoa. 1st. How? The Geneforge Boards weren't much active recently.

Your becoming a pseudo-mod correcting bad behavior in General.

I'm still in the top 10 with even that low post count. I hope the topics start improving so posting in this type of thread doesn't become a major source of next month's posts.
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Agent
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Happy Birthday, Aran!

Have a cake.

IMAGE(http://www.dmmdt.com/images/05%20DMMDT%20exhibits/HP%20Quiddich%20Birthday%20Cake.JPG)

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68th. Hm. Congragulations TM!

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Law Bringer
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Thanks to you all! I had a lovely cake (not Harry Potter themed fortunately), and it was a lovely day on which to remember that I am now one year closer to retirement. :P

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Law Bringer
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Right, the one day I don't log in to Polaris is somebody's birthday... happy belated, Aran!

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
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Skip to My Lou
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Happy Birthday!

IMAGE(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/Alexsticks/birthday.gif)

[ Wednesday, July 19, 2006 07:46: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Drow:

Thanks to you all! I had a lovely cake (not Harry Potter themed fortunately), and it was a lovely day on which to remember that I am now one year closer to retirement. :P
What you say?

(Don't reply "All your bases"!)

Happy birthday, anyway. (Sorry, I'm late.)

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Happy Birthday Aran.
It might still be the 18th somewhere, so this greeting isn't late. :P

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