November Posting Stats Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Poll

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AuthorTopic: November Posting Stats Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Poll
? Man, ? Amazing
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We've heard the cry for help from Aran for months now. Posting is way off. Spiderweb is not attracting new members. People drift away. People don't post.

Well, people are posting as much as they care to post. But, as Aran would point out, if he were secretly editing this post to reflect his reality instead of mine, the numbers need to bear witness to our posting.

So the question I put forth, is how many posts per day will appear as the final number on November the 17th, 2006? Last month it was 85. Currently it is well over 200. Clearly it will be a whole number, likely over 30, likely under 10,000. So I give you a poll, and the winners achieve the anonymous notoriety of knowing numerical knighthood. Or something. Maybe a round of huzzahs from the huzzahing crowd.

:)

Edit - For the record, I told the ubb demon to stop the poll at 12am on the 15th. Somehow it works on a different timezone than the board is set to display. Odd.

[ Wednesday, October 25, 2006 08:51: Message edited by: Spookee Salmon ]

Poll Information
This poll contains 1 question(s). 32 user(s) have voted.
Voting stopped at November 14, 2006 11:00 PM board time.

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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
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151-175.

However, I would prefer the numbers to be higher.

I hit an internal server error when I tried to vote. I hope this isn't some sort of omen.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
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? Man, ? Amazing
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Yes, it is set to reject certain votes. Sorry about that. Diebold is aware of the issue and assures me that they have their top technical team creating a fix.

Also, could someone report on the viewability of poll results prior to voting? I set that option to allow for voters to be influenced by votes already cast, and wonder if it actually works. Thanks.

Edit - Regarding Poll answers. March of 2006 had 270 posts per day (PpD) and was the highest I could find. 150 PpD is more "normal" in a non-release atmosphere. Anything in the 300+ range would be considered (use the voice here)EXTREME TO THE MAX!!!!.

[ Wednesday, October 25, 2006 09:10: Message edited by: Spookee Salmon ]

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

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


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quote:
Originally written by Spookee Salmon:

Also, could someone report on the viewability of poll results prior to voting? I set that option to allow for voters to be influenced by votes already cast, and wonder if it actually works. Thanks.
Works. I feel very influenced now.

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quote:
Originally written by Token Ginger:

quote:
Originally written by Spookee Salmon:

Also, could someone report on the viewability of poll results prior to voting? I set that option to allow for voters to be influenced by votes already cast, and wonder if it actually works. Thanks.
Works. I feel very influenced now.

:) Thank you.

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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
Lifecrafter
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I personally predict a slight slump from the current trend, calling it at an average of 151-175 posts per day.
I'm not sure that we can keep this up forever.
And I want to be wrong.

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Nuke and Pave
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I predict 180 posts per day. And I can centuple-post if it becomes necessary to ensure correctness of my prediction. :P

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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Wow... I certainly lowered the average vote. I don't think we'll keep up the insane pace for too long, and I bet we'll drop back into the 125-150 range eventually.

That said, I like this community, and I like it more when it's active. So I hope I'm wrong, basically.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Guardian
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-X- voted for 176 to 200.

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Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Guardian
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Salmon
Predicts
Aran's
Monthly Stats

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
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You know, at the rate we've been going, we're going to pass last month's total before the weekend begins. I mean, we're only about 800 posts off of it.

But the strange thing is, nobody new seems to have joined yet.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

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Yea, people are posting a heap this month. So far since the stats were posted I think I have posted more than in the last 2 months combined. Hell, I may even reach 20 posts :P .
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It's too bad that no one new joined. There might be a lot more posting, but it's the same 70ish people. We need some newbies.

I voted for 176-200, but there probably will be a slump when we get bored of talking about the same things over and over.

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You know, there's been more activity, but I'm not sure that any more than usual has actually been said.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

It's too bad that no one new joined. There might be a lot more posting, but it's the same 70ish people. We need some newbies.
Correction. We need some more posting newbies. Like me, for example. The reason I say this is that about 6500 people (according to Aran's stats.) have joined the Spiderweb Software boards, yet they only post once or twice, and then they're done. In fact, we have new newbies joining every day, but hardly any of them post.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
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Agent
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That's what I ment, Nicoa.
Why join a forum and never post? That's just silly.
But at least they aren't annoying.

[ Wednesday, October 25, 2006 15:06: Message edited by: Andraste ]

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Originally by Andraste:

quote:
Why join a forum and never post? That's just silly.
Many of them were intending to post, but they were eaten by Arctic Wolf.

Originally by Ephesos:

quote:
But the strange thing is, nobody new seems to have joined yet.
That's just the way the stats work, apparently.

Dikiyoba.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

151-175.
Likewise. There is a boost, but I don't think it will stay at this level for the entire month.

Salmon, I'm offended. :( When did I ever stealth-edit your posts?

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Shaper
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Am I the only one that prefers less posting overall? I suspect I will drop many places this month simply because I do not enjoy spamming as much as many of you seem to.

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You lose.
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Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

You know, there's been more activity, but I'm not sure that any more than usual has actually been said.
All Spidweb games have already been discussed to death. There are detailed walkthroughs for each game, answering all but the most arcane questions. It's been many months since the last SW game was released. There is simply not much on-topic stuff to talk about. This means we can either let the activity die down and members wonder off to other forums, or use the general boards as a public chatroom. I know that these boards directly generated at least one sale for Spiderweb Software, so they are probably worth the bandwidth we waste with our ramblings. :)

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quote:
Originally written by Robert Daniel Oliver:

quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

151-175.
Likewise. There is a boost, but I don't think it will stay at this level for the entire month.

Salmon, I'm offended. :( When did I ever stealth-edit your posts?

Three things.
1) How would I know? You can opt not to show that it was edited.
2) I said "if Aran were to," not "that Aran bloody well better not secretly edit my posts again."

Satisfied?

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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
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

But the strange thing is, nobody new seems to have joined yet.
According to my arcane calculations, 12 new members have joined since the last Holy Statistics were published (and then burned in a puff of white smoke). All praise the 12 new enlistees, for they art great and wise.

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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
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The members who join and never post are what we call invisible newbies. They tend to get eaten by Arctic, who isn't here anymore. Why? Maybe because it's a good season for invisibile newbies.

—Alorael, who also has heard disturbing rumors of other causes of absence. He'll ignore all such until forced to do otherwise.
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Shaper
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300+ Because I foresee it.

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quote:
Originally written by Spookee Salmon:


Three things:
1) How would I know? You can opt not to show that it was edited.

One thing:

1) Those were two.
2) I can? Cooool... I have to try that.

Edit: Can't, unless it requires a secret magical formula that Stareye has to teach me first.

[ Wednesday, October 25, 2006 21:33: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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