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11. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Gelli, your idea made it through the to do list in record time:

Here's the result :)

The most active posters over the last month should prove an interesting stat to watch :)

Cheers,

Sam

12. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

I really need to spend less time on word games.. I have been posting almost 20 posts per day last month and I think 90% or more would have been word games.

13. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Ahila

I have been posting almost 20 posts per day last month and I think 90% or more would have been word games.

Don't feel guilty. Like I've said before, I've seen members posting 50 a day. Ah... those were the days. ;)

14. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Wow. Some things take multiple briberys. Some things never happen. Others happen just like that. Very impressive!

Good to see Lil J still a Guru, and Steff (Bluewaav), Ian (IMonaghan); Zindy (Zags) and Steff still Respected even though i've not seen any of them in ages. Seems like Guru Katie (mtlgal) has dropped all the way through the system though. I must con her into returning to take up her rightful place in the hierarchy

It solves one of my problesm as well - That list tells me that I've not even heard of roughly half the Respected guys, and am only barely aware of 2 of the Guru's

Just a couple of comments
1: Is there deliberately no mention of the other staff (as staff, that is) - Sander, Daams the younger and, erm, ?Yuri? [and anybody else i've forgotten]
2: Personally, i think it might help if you extended the list of headcount down the ranks to the bottom [reasoning being that there are lots of questions about member titles, and if you continue that list to the bottom, people can see which ranks they have above themto climb]. Am i right in thinking that below full member there is budding member and one time poster and that's it?
3: Is the top posters calculated on calender months, last 30days, or...?
4: A silly one - are you trying to subtly tell us poor guru's something by listing us below the Respected Members ;)

15. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

1: Is there deliberately no mention of the other staff (as staff, that is) - Sander, Daams the younger and, erm, ?Yuri? [and anybody else i've forgotten]

I'm not staff - have absolutely nothing to do with the running of the site. My presence here is purely as a regular member. I just happen to be one who also does some programming work for travellerspoint. I assume the same holds for Dmitry and Eric, although as actual employees they might be more involved.

4: A silly one - are you trying to subtly tell us poor guru's something by listing us below the Respected Members ;)

*g* I was going to mention that as well. That's the problem with having the title as a string - when you sort on it, it sorts alphabetically. :) Would definitely be worth switching around though - this way is confusing.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 17, 2007, at 1:48 PM by Sander ]

16. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Ahila

I have been posting almost 20 posts per day last month and I think 90% or more would have been word games.

Don't feel guilty. Like I've said before, I've seen members posting 50 a day. Ah... those were the days. ;)

Thanks again, Hien, for the comforting words... It's good to know that I don't yet have to panic.

17. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

The most active posters over the last month should prove an interesting stat to watch :)

What do you think of including another stat? The most active non-off-topic posters over the last month?

18. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Seems like Guru Katie (mtlgal) has dropped all the way through the system though.

Katie is mtlchica. mtlgal is Vivian, who kept saying she's hot.

4: A silly one - are you trying to subtly tell us poor guru's something by listing us below the Respected Members ;)

Heh... I was a little surprised too when I saw that. It should be changed.

19. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

It's funny to see how many of the comments I already predicted :)

1: Is there deliberately no mention of the other staff (as staff, that is) -
They don't really have a title assigned (other than what they would get automatically from posting/photos etc), hence their not being listed. Eric might actually be joining the rank of admin soon as he actually does most of the content related stuff on the site now.

2: Personally, i think it might help if you extended the list of headcount down the ranks to the bottom [reasoning being that there are lots of questions about member titles, and if you continue that list to the bottom, people can see which ranks they have above themto climb]. Am i right in thinking that below full member there is budding member and one time poster and that's it?
There's only one real member title missing and that's the budding member. It could be added, although I'll just check what the load is on that query before doing so. Should be fine though. The one time posters are purely a forum related 'title' and as such generated on the fly and not really a title.

3: Is the top posters calculated on calender months, last 30days, or...?
Last month; so one month back from the moment the query is run. Not quite sure how this actually translates into days :)

4: A silly one - are you trying to subtly tell us poor guru's something by listing us below the Respected Members ;)
As Sander mentioned, has to do with sorting alphabetically. I'll see if I can change.

5. What do you think of including another stat? The most active non-off-topic posters over the last month?
I knew this one was coming :) I'm actually considering replacing the whole right hand stat altogether with this query. Makes it a little more useful.

So yes, some things might/will be changed :)

20. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Katie is mtlchica.

Sorry, yes. I know that, and realised it as soon as i'd hit send, but had no time to go back and correct it

and, erm, ?Yuri?

Doh! Sorry Dmitry [Dmitri?]. I knew it was a "normal" Russian name, but couldn't remember which one and didn''t have time to search for it, so guessed at Yuri.

My presence here is purely as a regular member. I just happen to be one who also does some programming work for travellerspoint.

Cheers, i hadn't realised that. I was under the impression from way back that you had been signed on as real employee (on the programing side), but had decided you wanted to keep your "normal" badge on the forums even though you could have taken a more official looking one.

There's only one real member title missing and that's the budding member.

In retospect, i'd add something else under the Budding Member list in the stats - a link to an explanation of (roughly) what affects the rankings and how they are calculated [and the privelages, like Spam removal, photo uploads etc, that each one allows], so there's an easy way for people to find out, or directed towards, as it comes up fairly frequently