Popularity contest!

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Just for fun... who wins the popularity contest?

    Take the total number of "likes" you currently have and divide by your total number of posts, then multiply by 100 to get the average percentage of likes per post. Post your score.

    Highest score... er... wins?

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    Note: this post has been edited from the original, which asked for total posts divided by total likes, which would produce a lower score for more likes.
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Me: 34088/1440 = 23.7

    One thought: the "likes" system we currently have in place hasn't always been there, so we can't really compare the scores of people who joined before "likes" were a thing. Well, we can compare, but it's not that meaningful. Not that it's that meaningful in the first place....

    Is my mic still on?

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    Edit: oops. I've divided total posts by total likes here, rather than the other way around. Should have:
    1440/34088 * 100 = 4.22%
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I suck at this.
     
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  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    <------7.62
    (also my favorite caliber---30)
    wow
    synchronicity?

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  8. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ^^
    Doesn’t make sense that James has five times the amount of posts you have but he doesn’t have five times the likes, yet his “score” is way higher? I don’t get it.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I have 8922 posts and 1969 likes, so I score 4.53, or so.
     
  10. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    So, you have far less posts than James, and more likes, but your score is way lower than James? Lol

    Can someone explain this?
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Moi:
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    Likes: 1078
    Score: 5.60​
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You're correct. The formula is backwards.

    It should be Likes divided by Total.

    James R........1,440 / . 34,088 = 04.2%
    Exchemist......1,969 / .. 8,922 = 22.0%
    wegs.............953 / .. 6,196 = 15.4%
    DaveC426913....2,219 / . 13,914 = 16.0%
    sideshowbob....1,078 / .. 6,039 = 17.9%
     
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  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not really:
    639/5,369 = 12%

    More popular than James the pariah.
    But not as popular as that brown-noser Exchemist.

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  14. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    C'mon, we all know James is weak at arithmetic--no need to draw attention to it! Not sure how he does that physics stuff though.
     
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  15. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Heh heh, as everyone knows, I go out of my way not to antagonise anyone.

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  16. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes James did it slightly oddly. Normally one might quote the % of total posts attracting a like, but he chose to define the reciprocal, so that a lower score indicates higher "popularity". But you can do it either way.
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah. Either way. Although he specified "highest score wins".
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Sculptor.....857 / .. 6,532 = 13.1%
     
  19. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    It's like Golf, where a lower score is better.
    That being said, I clock in at ~9.6 (or 10.42%)
     
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  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if there's a correlation between likes and length of posts? Because I have a very short attention span.
     
  21. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Just eyeballing the ratio between posts and likes, if we're measuring ''popularity'' by number of likes against number of posts - it shows that you would come out ahead of James.

    But, in James' defense, as he mentioned - the site didn't start using the like feature until recently, so a lot of long term members could be at a disadvantage.
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  23. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Well nobody should set much store by these ratios. James is a mod, so has to make a lot of interventions for which is is not thanked, including questioning suspected trolls until they give themselves away, arguing patiently with cranks and troublemakers, and so on.
     

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