MSX Resource Center - Statistics

by snout on 11-04-2006, 00:05
Topic: MRC
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A few moments ago, a new section was opened on msx.org, for those who love stats: a statistics overview. Over here, you can find information on the most popular newsposts, forum topics, downloads and links on our website, combined with global information on our members.

A few of these stats might need a little explanation. Hot news, for example, shows the news posts that have received the most pageviews relative to the amount of time they have been on-line. Hot discussions shows the forum threads, articles and news posts that have received the most reactions relative to time. The User activity top 25 ranks our members in the same way as we do in our new years 'active user awards', meaning that for ever news post a user get 4 points, for every forum post 2 points and for every reaction 1 point.

Last but not least, the counters in our links database and downloads database were improved in order to count unique hits better during our last server upgrade and - as our old counters were probably very unreliable - reset to zero at the same time. Although we are likely to introduce other features earlier (such as the highly anticipated 'edit reaction' feature), we plan to implement more detailed news and forum statistics in the future.

Relevant link: MSX Resource Center - statistics

Comments (36)

By Sonic_aka_T

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11-04-2006, 01:18

nice work sn00t! Smile

By snout

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11-04-2006, 01:56

Thx... by the way... I forgot to mention the hot discussions, hot news and user activity stats are not being updated real-time, but periodically... just in case some of you were checking things with your own calculators @ home Wink

By [D-Tail]

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11-04-2006, 08:03

Cheers snout! Big smile

By viejo_archivero

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11-04-2006, 08:08

A nice update, keep on the good work Smile

By ro

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11-04-2006, 08:33

ok, funny.

uhrm, the USER ACTIVITY is kinda flawed. You'd better call it USER POSTS or sumpf'n
(that will explain why Guyver still occupies the 3rd place after his absence...)

By Manuel

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11-04-2006, 09:07

Indeed a very nice addition, snoutyboy! Tongue

By Gilneas2

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11-04-2006, 10:25

Maybe only take the last 10 days?

By Latok

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11-04-2006, 10:59

I like that idea a lot! Let's limit it to a certain period, indeed. Constantly the same people on top isn't very motivating.

By snout

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11-04-2006, 12:19

ro: in all-time user activity, GuyveR800 still rates high. Nothing wrong with that, huh?

as for limiting the activity stats to a shorter timespan: might do that, but I'd like to keep the end-of-year active user awards a tad of a surprise, just for the heck of it... but again, as announced in the newspost, more detailed stats in the future! All this coding has made me tired... (crappy Homer Simpson impersonation) ^_^

By jltursan

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11-04-2006, 18:36

Nice addition! Smile , hours of fun browsing statistics here! Tongue

By Unicorn

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11-04-2006, 21:36

So I'm earning ONE point with THIS reaction? Cool! LOL!
Statistics rule!

By SolidEric

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11-04-2006, 21:49

Nice!

By wolf_

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11-04-2006, 23:27

Unicorn: here's how to earn more points:

8 points per article
4 per newspost
2 per forumpost
1 per reaction

and Snout: may I suggest: "16 per challenge entry" ? Tongue

By Sonic_aka_T

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12-04-2006, 00:28

and 32 points per translation Tongue

By wolf_

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12-04-2006, 00:48

..and 64 points for winning a challenge? Tongue Big smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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12-04-2006, 01:17

...and 1024 points for writing one of those blasted newsletters Tongue

By poke-1,170

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12-04-2006, 03:41

let's wank off on dull stats gents !

By ro

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12-04-2006, 09:39

If I'd recieve just one point every time I'd make fun of the t00b, I'd be the king by now LOL!

By Sonic_aka_T

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12-04-2006, 14:29

actually, you got 2 points for those lame jokes Tongue

By snout

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13-04-2006, 16:44

Just out of curiosity: what kind of (detailed) stats would you like to see on the MRC?

By Edwin

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13-04-2006, 18:59

The average amount of decibels produced by the mouse click that posts a reply!

By POISONIC

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13-04-2006, 19:28

the most favorite used word top 25 Big smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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13-04-2006, 20:17

I would like a forum-wide (o_O( and )^_^) count... Tongue

By wolf_

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13-04-2006, 21:17

but then ofcourse only the official/genuine/correct ones count:

(^_^( & )o_O)

unlike those silly t0_xb-creatures..

tho, stuff that might be funny to count:

* moderated ebay-links
* hours online per user
* challenge entries Tongue

By BiFi

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13-04-2006, 21:22

download stats for each download a user has submitted

By POISONIC

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13-04-2006, 22:44

and bonus points for ansi art Smile for example msx ansi art Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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14-04-2006, 15:51

and bonus points for ansi art Smile for example msx ansi art Smilewouldn't that require ANSI support first? Question

By tfh

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14-04-2006, 16:17

nerds Tongue

By arnold_m

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14-04-2006, 17:42

My suggestion is a quotation index;
each time someone makes a quotation, credit goes to the original poster.
It is a crude attempt to reward people based on the quality of their posts.

By Sonic_aka_T

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14-04-2006, 17:46

My suggestion is a quotation index;
each time someone makes a quotation, credit goes to the original poster.
It is a crude attempt to reward people based on the quality of their posts.
What's wrong with quoting? It's often used in the threads were people are trying to help each other with code. I hope you're not suggesting punishing the helpful and rewarding the dumb! Tongue Anyhow, I think the mere fact that a post has a quote in it says very little about the 'value' of that post. I agree that posts where people qoute a five-page essay only to write "LOL! Good work!" below it are annoying, but quoting still has many valid uses.

By arnold_m

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14-04-2006, 20:55

What's wrong with quoting? It's often used in the threads were people are trying to help each other with code. I hope you're not suggesting punishing the helpful and rewarding the dumb!Tongue Anyhow, I think the mere fact that a post has a quote in it says very little about the 'value' of that post. I agree that posts where people qoute a five-page essay only to write "LOL!Good work!" below it are annoying, but quoting still has many valid uses.
The point of the "quotation index" is not so much to punish those who quote, but to reward those are quoted. In this thread POISONIC gets a point because Sonic_aka_T quoted him, I get a point becauseSonic_aka_T quoted me and Sonic_aka_T gets a point because I quoted him. None of the others gets a point so far.

There is indeed a risk that those who ask questions will be rewarded rather than those who answer them, but then again, asking questions in a public forum is good because it encourages others to be helpful.

By snout

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14-04-2006, 21:05

I don't think stats that detailed are likely to appear in the future. It'd mean parsing ~40MB of text on a regular basis. As far as user activity is concerned, I could give an extra point for starting a topic in the forum and/or posting the first reaction to a newspost though...

I was more thinking along the line of a nice graph that shows the forum activity (posts/day), top 25 topic starters, the most viewed news posts per topic, stuff like that Wink

By wolf_

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14-04-2006, 21:09

yay! you'd get the FIPO -1 rewards like at FOK Tongue

By snout

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14-04-2006, 21:17

Indeed, lame first post attempts -would- get deleted. Wink

By dvik

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14-04-2006, 21:52

I think some windowed statistics, e.g. posts/points the last week or month would be nice. That way its easy to see who are active.

By NYYRIKKI

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21-04-2006, 17:25

Hmm... This reaction will move my account one step up in User activity statistics... (Position 17) Smile

Well... I just had to write something in order to do that... Tongue