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Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many posts

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm
by Alf
Many ILP members post no or a few posts, and a few ILP members post many posts.

Look:

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5009 ILP members (69.10%) have posted no or less than 10 posts. Not more than 1435 ILP members (19,80%) have posted 10-99 posts. But merely 805 ILP members (11.10%) have posted 100 or more than 100 posts.

That's interesting, isn't it?

:-k

I'd like to know what you think about it.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 pm
by Carleas
Reminds me of Zipf's law, I wonder if it follows the same pattern. I would guess that nearly all* communities roughly track a similar distribution of participation rate.

*I'd expect communities that don't would be what you might call 'non-organic communities':communities where some constraining mechanism encourages a different distribution pattern, e.g. an ongoing and dominant forum game that requires roughly equal participation (e.g. moves made in a game of Diplomacy), or a rotating roles that dictate post frequency (e.g. a rotating role for someone who moves a group through a set agenda), or some external motivation for participation (e.g. a class forum where participation is required for a grade).

It would also be interesting (but harder) to see how it works based on word count; I'm not particularly high on post count, but I think my total words and words/post rate is pretty high.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm
by Alf
On the internet, 20% of all nodes attract 80% of all links. All this seems to obey the 80/20 rule.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:03 pm
by Arminius
According to my counter machine I have posted 5077 posts, but according to my section "user's posts" I have posted 5081 posts. So the counter machine has not always done its job perfectly. If it had done its job perfectly, it would have shown me the number "5081". In reality I have posted even more than 5081 posts, but those more posts have been deleted accidently by a moderator.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:32 pm
by surreptitious57
Anyone who registers here is automatically a member even if they have never posted or no longer use the site. Go and access the
most recent pages of new members and most of them will have zero posts and will never be seen again even though they are still
classed as members. But banning them would be a waste of time since you cannot ban someone from a site they are no longer on
This is such a trivial issue it cannot be taken seriously. Because how often a member posts or does not post is entirely up to them

There is some times a discrepancy in post counts because some
may be double posts or deletions so the figures will reflect this

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:24 pm
by Arminius
surreptitious57 wrote:Anyone who registers here is automatically a member even if they have never posted or no longer use the site. Go and access the
most recent pages of new members and most of them will have zero posts ...

Most of all ILP members have one post, as Alf has pointed out:

Alf wrote:Many ILP members post no or a few posts, and a few ILP members post many posts.

Look:

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5009 ILP members (69.10%) have posted no or less than 10 posts. Not more than 1435 ILP members (19,80%) have posted 10-99 posts. But merely 805 ILP members (11.10%) have posted 100 or more than 100 posts.


surreptitious57 wrote:and will never be seen again even though they are still
classed as members. But banning them would be a waste of time since you cannot ban someone from a site they are no longer on
This is such a trivial issue it cannot be taken seriously. Because how often a member posts or does not post is entirely up to them

There is some times a discrepancy in post counts because some
may be double posts or deletions so the figures will reflect this

The more posts I have, the more errors the counter machine makes. :)

Arminius wrote:According to my counter machine I have posted 5077 posts, but according to my section "user's posts" I have posted 5081 posts. So the counter machine has not always done its job perfectly. If it had done its job perfectly, it would have shown me the number "5081". In reality I have posted even more than 5081 posts, but those more posts have been deleted accidently by a moderator.

And now: According to my counter machine I have posted 5078 posts, but according to my section "user's posts" I have posted 5084 posts. So the counter machine has not always done its job perfectly. If it had done its job perfectly, it would have shown me the number "5084". In reality I have posted even more than 5084 posts, but those more posts have been deleted accidently by a moderator.

That is funny. :)

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 pm
by Carleas
I believe the post counter does not count posts in certain forums (perhaps including the Meta forum, and almost certainly including Rant).

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:46 pm
by Arminius
Carleas wrote:I believe the post counter does not count posts in certain forums (perhaps including the Meta forum, and almost certainly including Rant).

What I know for sure is that the subforum "Chamber of Debate" is one of those "problematic" subforums for the post counter.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:54 am
by Mr Reasonable
Carleas wrote:I believe the post counter does not count posts in certain forums (perhaps including the Meta forum, and almost certainly including Rant).


Wait...my post in rant aren't counted? That means I probably have more than James. I always knew he wasn't better than me. I could feel it.

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 am
by Kathrina
Alf wrote:Many ILP members post no or a few posts, and a few ILP members post many posts.

Look:

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5009 ILP members (69.10%) have posted no or less than 10 posts. Not more than 1435 ILP members (19,80%) have posted 10-99 posts. But merely 805 ILP members (11.10%) have posted 100 or more than 100 posts.

That's interesting, isn't it?

:-k

I'd like to know what you think about it.

Most of those who have posted a few posts use these few posts as "sock puppets".

Re: Many, many post no or a few posts, and a few post many p

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:48 pm
by Alf
Kathrina wrote:
Alf wrote:Many ILP members post no or a few posts, and a few ILP members post many posts.

Look:

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5009 ILP members (69.10%) have posted no or less than 10 posts. Not more than 1435 ILP members (19,80%) have posted 10-99 posts. But merely 805 ILP members (11.10%) have posted 100 or more than 100 posts.

That's interesting, isn't it?

:-k

I'd like to know what you think about it.

Most of those who have posted a few posts use these few posts as "sock puppets".

Yes, certainly. Therefore my question: Should the memberships of those members who post no or merely a few posts be terminated? Till now there are 2 "yes", 5 "no", 2 "I don't care" answers. :wink: