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zub
05-27-2001, 02:03 AM
if u observe the boards carefully, u will realise that this ratio is approximately 15 to 20 though once it had gone up to 26.

this means that only 6% of the people who read the threads reply.

i just thought this was an interesting statistic

any more interesting sd statistics?

donkeyoatey
05-27-2001, 03:15 AM
I think that 61.3% of the statistics one sees are made up on the spot.

Mockingbird
05-27-2001, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by zub
if u observe the boards carefully, u will realise that this ratio is approximately 15 to 20 though once it had gone up to 26.

this means that only 6% of the people who read the threads reply.

i just thought this was an interesting statistic

any more interesting sd statistics?

That people who use the letter u for the word you get 63% less respect in a post might be once statistic.

zub
05-27-2001, 04:50 AM
"That people who use the letter u for the word you get 63% less respect in a post might be once statistic. "

atleast i use correct english even though i replace you by u

what the hell does "once statistic mean"?

Bob Scene
05-27-2001, 05:01 AM
Originally posted by zub
what the hell does "once statistic mean"?

It means that whenever you try to correct someone else's grammar or spelling on a message board, you're guaranteed to fuck up in the process.

Kalt
05-27-2001, 05:11 AM
zub, i was just contemplating this very statistic earlier today... i was too lazy to do the math though. Thanks!

Morrison's Lament
05-27-2001, 05:23 AM
Ah, Gaudere, your sting is never far away...

Napier
05-27-2001, 07:51 AM
Here's one: that statistic for this posting is now closer to 7, nowhere near 15 or 20.

Chronos
05-27-2001, 03:53 PM
I wonder if the rate is any different over in ATMB?

Coldfire
05-27-2001, 07:41 PM
I'm still laughing about the last time someone tried to do a statistical analysis of our boards (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=60892&pagenumber=2) (scroll down).

brachyrhynchos
05-27-2001, 07:53 PM
zub - how many times have you viewed this thread?

Ringo
05-28-2001, 12:10 AM
Just looking at the last 50 in GQ (at the time of this sampling) we see a view:reply ratio of ~18.4:1 and considering same in The Pit we get a ratio of ~31.4:1. I'm not going to do all the forums, but you'd need to if you wanted to arrive at a generalized ratio of views to responses.

And just what would that mean, anyway?

...only 6% of the people who read the threads reply.

Not quite accurate, as manny folk who respond to a thread will check back in to see if their response has generated yet another. So, on an active thread that generates manny responses, several of the views will be attributable to just one user (echoing brachy).